Friday, August 8, 2014

5 quick getaways to make the most of your long weekends!

Here is a list of quick weekend getaways for you to consider whichever part of India you live in!


About 5-8 hours drive from Bangalore (depending on what town in Coorg you plan to visit) this is the perfect place to head to if you like to be in the midst of nature.

Malshej Ghat

A short 2.5 hour drive from Mumbai and you find yourself in the lap of the Western Ghats. Picture a plateau with a 360-degree view of the ghats, wind blowing through your hair, green hills all around and absolute silence.

Monsoons are the perfect time to visit as the numerous waterfalls are a delight to see.


Set amongst Spice Plantations, the Shalimar Spice Resort is one of its kinds. Bordering the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, the rooms of this resort merge seamlessly into the cardamom and coffee plantations around them. Undisturbed, the butterflies flitter by, the birds chirp and the scented breeze gently blows. You can choose to drive up here from Trivandrum, Cochin or Madurai.


Palampur is arguably the most under-rated hill station in Northern India. Two hours away from Dharamsala and Dalhousie, there are lots of things to fill into your itinerary if you wish.


About two hours southwest of Indore, Mandu is rightly called Central India's Hampi. Strategically set atop a hill and surrounded by a wall that stretches for 45km, Mandu's glory days go back to the 10th century when it was founded as the capital of the Parmar Rulers of Malwa. The Mughals and Marathas had their reign here subsequently and it eventually fell into ruins. If you are enchanted by history and believe that every stone tells a tale, a weekend in Mandu is the perfect getaway for you.

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