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Nazish Khan Jan 07 2015

Which are the top weekend getaways in India in January?

Jigyasha Prasad Jan 07 2015
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Here is a list of top weekend getaways in India in January. With a long weekend lined up for January. you can easily plan a vacation to these places where you can pamper yourself with a relaxed mini-vacation.

From Delhi

Jim Corbett National Park (264 km)

One of the most preferred weekend destinations for Delhiites, Jim Corbett National Park is an intoxicating mix of hills and woods. The Park has two main tourist zones, Bijrani Range and Dhikala.

Photo by wribs

Spend your mornings roaming around in an open-top jeep, and afternoons swaying along atop elephants. Watch, perhaps, a herd of wild elephants or sambars, even as you spot a bewildering variety of birds. And if you are worried about your accommodation, there are some excellent private resorts here, Namah being one of them. Surrounded by lush greenery and scenic natural beauty, the resort promises a memorable stay experience.

Photo of Namah Resort (from the official website of Namah)

Pithoragarh (460 km)

A scenic 7 to 8 hours drive from Delhi will take you to Pithoragarh, a hidden gem in the lap of Uttarakhand. Scenic beauty and tranquility awaits you at this place. It is also a great place for trekking.

Photo of Pithoragarh (by rajkumar1220)

Pithoragarh (by rajkumar 1220)

Sariska National Park (230 km)

With an abundance of flora and fauna, the
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary as the perfect nature retreat.

Sariska National Park (by
Dan Lundberg)

Apart from the wildlife sanctuary, the other attractions here include beautiful temples, the Sariska Palace and the magnificent Kankwari Fort. A little bit of history, with a dash of religion and the wonders of nature--all in one place. And there are some lovely hotels to take care of all your accommodation needs!

Sariska Palace (by File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske))

From Mumbai

Kashid (160 km)

Lonavala, Khandala, Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar, some popular weekend getaways from Mumbai, are passe. So, where do Mumbaikars go for a weekend break? Well, the latest getaway is Kashid.

Kashid Beach (by Mayur.thakare)

Kashid is a beautiful amalgamation of some of the most wonderful gifts of nature. From lush green rice fields, blue seas, white sand, lovely mountains, to flowing streams and lakes, Kashid has got it all. Water sports are the main attraction of this place. The prices quoted are always a little on the high side so put your bargaining skills to use.

Kashid Beach (by Mayur.thakare)

Matheran (90 km)

This tiny hill station—only 8 sq km—has managed a remarkable balancing act. It is one of Maharashtra’s prime tourist destinations but still maintains its old world charm. There are many ways of making the journey to Matheran, which itself is part of the fun. Apart from trekking, you can go up on horseback, in hand-pulled carts or in Matheran’s very own toy train.

Matheran (by blorecowboy)

With a host of good accommodation options, scenic lookout points and interesting trekking trails, the hill station of Matheran definitely tops the list of preferred weekend destinations from Mumbai.

Matheran Toy Train (by mckaysavage)

From Bangalore

Coorg (250 km)

Aptly called as the “Scotland of India” due to its old world charm, Coorg is a must visit if you are looking for that much-needed break with only your thoughts for company. The hill station of Coorg is the perfect escape for the upcoming long weekend in January. Do book early as this is a very popular destination.

Coorg (by Philip Larson)

There are a number of lovely home-stays here including Coorg Wood Side, Chili Pili Home Stay, Aahan Hills Cottage and Alpina Homestay among others. They offer a warm ambience, welcoming hosts and acres of lush coffee plantations.

Chili Pili Home Stay (from official website)

Holiday Village (Vajarahalli Village, 9th Mile, Kanakapura Road, Bengaluru)

The frenetic pace of city life can be amply compensated with a relaxed weekend at Holiday Village, on Kanakapura Road. It even has its own disco for the livewires in your group. Having lolled at the resort’s swimming pool (embellished by a coconut tree island) and its neat little bar and restaurant, you’ll be ready to face the city and its hustle and bustle on Tuesday morning.

Holiday Village (from official Facebook of Holiday Village)

Holiday Village (from official Facebook page of Holiday Village)

From Chennai

Pondicherry (170 km)

Spending some relaxed time at the famous French Quarters will not be a bad idea on your next weekend trip in January as the place offers a lot to its guests.

Pondicherry (by h0lydevil)

Although terribly rushed day-trips from Chennai are possible, at least an overnight stay in Puducherry is a must. A two-day stay would enable the pilgrim to visit Auroville, one of the famous places to visit in Pondicherry.

Yercaud (370 km)

Tiny Yercaud, a very affordable hill station, is rich in natural charm. There are coffee plantations and orange groves as you approach the town. Yercaud itself is comfortably small and rewardingly pretty.

Yercaud (by Kumaravel)

There are a lot of choices when it come to accommodation and some notable options include Grange Resorts, Clifton Inn, Grand Palace Hotel and Spa and Hotel Shevaroys among others. We suggest you make hotel bookings well in advance to avoid any last minute hassles.

From Kolkata

Shantiniketan (170 km)

The name evokes peace, doesn’t it? Today Shantiniketan is more popular as a pleasant weekend getaway from Kolkata than as a university. It is a retreat of different kind, a place where you can park yourself near the Kopai River and watch the world go by. Walk, cycle, sit under a tree and read a book--Shantiniketan is ideal for a quiet and relaxed holiday.

Shantiniketan (from official tourism website)

Shantiniketan (from official tourism website)

Mandarmani (170 km)

Looking for a beach destination for the upcoming long weekend in January? Mandarmani, located 32 km east of Shankarpur, is the place to head to. The drive to Mandarmani itself is very picturesque.

Mandarmani (by kg.abhi)

Even though it is a small place, you won’t have any trouble locating good hotels as there are a lot of options in the nearby Digha.

There are several long weekends in 2015. Why not take a relaxing mini-break in the first month itself! These top 10 weekend getaways in India in January are ideal for a quick break around Republic Day this year.

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