Spring is here, and before you know it summer will be too. 2022 had a bumpy start and most of our travel plans either got cancelled or postponed. But it’s not too late, is it? With COVID taking a back seat now, how about planning ahead for your vacations?
Long weekends are a blessing to all the hustlers (we’re so proud of you) who cannot find time for a full-fledged trip. It’s your chance to take a break and come back rejuvenated. Here are a few mini-vacation ideas that you can take in March, April and May. Thank us later!
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Where to go?
Vrindavan: Can there be any better place than Vrindavan to celebrate the festival of colours? We doubt it. With a number of unique rituals and fervour, the Braj Bhumi offers an epic celebration of Holi like no other place!
Rishikesh: If you wish to avoid mainstream and crowded places this Holi weekend, you can travel to the yoga capital. Celebrate this colourful day at the Ganga Ghat followed by a bonfire, camping and a non-stop party. You can explore this holy city the next day, go rafting and participate in various adventure activities.
Gokarna: Escape to the peaceful city of Gokarna for a coastal Holi celebration. After enjoying a day filled with fun and colours, you can sit down at the beach watching waves and a beautiful sunset. Other than beaches, Gokarna is home to serene waterfalls and holy shrines that you can visit.
Where to go?
Darjeeling: With so many days in hand, you can plan a trip to the spectacular Darjeeling. Lush tea plantations, scenic valleys, serene monasteries and more – it is the perfect place to be at the onset of summers.
Shimla: One of the most popular hill stations in Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is every traveller’s dream. Shimla skies are clear blue in summers with snow-capped peaks in the background. The weather is quite pleasant, saving you from the April heat.
Sikkim: Landlocked between Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet, the mystical state of Sikkim boasts of its colourful peaks, snow-clad mountains and frozen lakes. It is heaven for travellers who want to spend some time in the lap of nature and have a peaceful vacation away from the metro cities.
Where to go?
Spiti: If you want to relax and enjoy the pleasant weather in the month of May, then Spiti is the ideal place to visit. Also known as the ‘Little Tibet,’ the landscape of Spiti looks straight out of a painting. This is the perfect destination to escape the unbearable heat of May.
Bodh Gaya: You can also visit Bodh Gaya on the occasion of Buddha Purnima and immerse yourself in spirituality. Situated in Bihar, the great Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree here. A UNESCO world heritage site, Mahabodhi Temple is a popular attraction in Gaya.
Ooty: Ooty is also a great pick due to its natural beauty and enjoyable weather. It is a gem of southern India and is known for its tea plantations. The idyllic waterfalls, lakes, botanical gardens and bustling markets in Ooty make it every nature lover’s paradise.
Before you go, we advise you to check the travel guidelines of your destination. Refer to our COVID guidelines tracker for the same.
Have a fun and safe journey! 😀
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