If you think that Europe is too far for this long weekend and you just can’t sit at home and crave for a vacation, don’t you worry! We’ve got the list of 7 getaways in India for a long weekend. All you have to do is get your vehicle’s tank filled and ride away to these amazingly reasonable getaways and enjoy the weekend.
Mussoorie, also known as the “Queen of Hill Stations” lives up to its name. It falls in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand and has a great deal of scenic beauty to offer. Mussoorie also has one of the best hotels and resorts at affordable prices which also offer lots of adventurous sports. And perfect for this weather, Mussoorie is where you should head to.
The weather here is congenial throughout the day, ideal for hiding from the scorching heat. The hills are beautiful and provide views beyond your imagination. But the lakes and falls are the reason why thousands of domestic and international tourists flock here year after year. Initially, Shillong was the resting place for the British empire and hence has alluring churches. Being the capital of the state, it has all the facilities and is well connected through both, roads and air.
Shimla, Himanchal Pradesh
Shimla is probably one of the most famous hill stations of India. People have been travelling to Shimla since ages and tourism here has blossomed ever since. Things never get old here, so if you’ve been here before, don’t think it is still the same. Apart from the illustrious Mall Road, Shimla offers several other attractions for its visitors. And this time of the year, one can find a perfect and pleasant atmosphere and also a great deal on the hotels, making it worth the stay here.
Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Ooty is the most attracting hill station of the Nilgiri hills, which literally means ‘Blue Mountains’ and pretty much lives up to its name. The entire range appears to be blue when seen from a height. With the profuse greenery and scenic beauty, Ooty also offers breathtaking lakes that are simply cherry on the cake.
Without any doubt, Munnar is the countryside of Kerela, God’s own country. So you can pretty much imagine what it might be like, perfect contentment. The lush tea plantations surround the roads like a boundless green blanket, with rivulets and brooks accessorising your routes. And as the day proceeds towards night, a thick sheet of clouds cover the mountains, creating an imagery of walking in the clouds.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal, literally means “The Gift Of Forest”, and is another beautiful hill station, in the state of Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal probably offers the cheapest and the best facilities. It is affordable for individual tourists, couples and families, and is definitely worth every penny. Exuberant forests and numerous mountains attract tourists from all around the world.
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
A hidden paradise in true sense, Tawang is an experience. Beautiful mountains, more that a cent lakes and scenic beauty, it is extremely peaceful. And with festivals happening one after the other, you are always in the peak season. Standing amidst the high mountains, is the most sought after monasteries of India, the Tawang monastery, makes the entire trip worthwhile.