A weekend getaway with your family and friends, away from the regular hustle bustle of the city is something which is hard to resist. We would like to tell you, in case you don’t know that 2023 is full of long weekends, and you live in a city that is close to a myriad of interesting destinations, so let’s pack our bags and get started!
Are you a fan of staycations? Then, try Alwar. Nestled in the midst of Aravalli Hills, the place has exquisite forts and palaces, making Alwar a top tourist attraction. The 5 kilometers long and 1.5 kilometers wide fort has 15 large and 51 small towers. Apart from this, you can visit the City Palace, Vijay Mandir Palace, and Government Museum.
- Must visit in Alwar: Sariska Tiger Reserve and Neemrana Fort
The pink city is a vibe that you need to cherish on this weekend. The perfect amalgamation of two eras, the city will give you every reason to not miss it, and come on, you too want the photo with Hawa Mahal as the backdrop for your gram! We suggest you to explore the City Palace, hike the Amer Fort, have Pyaaz Kachori, and shop for some of the coolest handicraft items at local markets. Also, don’t miss on the traditional Raasthani Thali and cultural performances at the famous CHokhi Dhan Resort.
- Must visit in Jaipur: Amer Fort, Sisodiya Rani Bagh, Albert Hall Museum, Bapu Bazar, Nehru Bazar
River Rafting ! You have to tick this off your bucket list. The serene place has much thrill to offer than any other place. A perfect escape from the city life, this place offers you an entire package of adventure that includes white water rafting, camping, trekking, and what not. Enjoy your thrilling days and have a peaceful evening with Ganga Aarti. Take a walk over the Laxman Jhoola and let the wind take all your worries away.
- Must Visit in Rishikesh: Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi temples, The Beatles Café, Ram Jhoola, Laxman Jhoola, Triveni Ghat, Muni ki Reti
The Queen of hills for a reason! It is a perfect getaway for a scenic roadtrip. The picturesque surroundings and the pleasant weather is what you need in the scorching heat of the city. With a plethora of attractions wort exploring, it has the prettiest cafes, libraries, churches and hotels with a view to die for!
- Must Visit in Mussoorie: Happy Valley, Gun Hill, Library, Christ Church and Soham Heritage & Art Centre
If you are not a trek person and just want to chill in the lap of mountains, Shimla is the go-to place for you. It has surreal views, exquisite stay options, Mall road to shop from and a weather you would like to spend your whole life in. With a tinge of colonial charm, Shimla has everything that makes for a perfect summer retreat.
- Must Visit in Shimla: The Ridge, The Mall, and Gaiety Theatre
Jim Corbett National Park
A wildlife safari? Yes please! Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India that is spread across 520.82 sq. km. of land, and has over 488 and 600 species of flora and fauna. Relax amidst the nature and have a super thrilling safari at Jim Corbett, and spot a Tiger, if you get lucky.
- Must do in Jim Corbett: Jungle safaris, camping, and river crossing
An hour and half drive from Jim Corbett will take you to a mall road with cute cafes and shops alongside a lake. Welcome to Nainital where you can take a boat ride on Naini Lake, enjoy stunning views from Tiffin Top, spot endangered wildlife at Nainital zoo (if you haven’t seen enough in Jim Corbett) and take a Gandola ride.
- Must visit in Nainital: Naina Devi Temle, Eco Cave Garden, Hanuman Garhi TEple, Gandola Rise, Boat Ride, Tiffin Top
Okay! Honestly, it felt a bit unfair to not include Agra in our list. We know that you already have been there if you are living in Noida, but those who have not visited the wonderful Taj, please take a tour of the splendid cultural heritage of the city. Apart from getting a photo with the most picturesque background ever, you can visit Fatehpur Sikri, Jama Masjid and Moti Masjid.
- Must visit in Agra: Red Fort, Kinari Bazar (zardozi embroidery fabric), and Sadar Bazar (leather goods)