20 Best Weekend Getaways in India
<p>All of us look forward to the weekend after a tiring week at work. And, a long weekend is a sheer blessing. It provides the perfect opportunity to escape the bustling metros for a mini vacation. Luckily, all our urban hubs are blessed with lush, green getaways with many options to indulge in adventure sports and activities. </p>
<p>Our prime metros - Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata have innumerable options where one can head for a long weekend of adrenalin fuelled excitement. LiveInStyle picks 20 best places you could visit with your friends this weekend. </p>
A natural Water World awaits at the outskirts of Mumbai. Have a splashing time with river rafting at Kolad. The not so Fast & Furious can choose between kayaking and boating to unwind.
Distance from Mumbai - 121 kms
Known for its unspoilt beaches, Tarkarli can be the perfect destination to slow down. Choose from an array of watersports at Devbaug Beach, Bhogave Beach and Tondavali Beach.
Distance From Mumbai - 531 kms
Dive into a natural haven blessed with clear waters, lush greenery and pure O2 with the gushing falls serving as the perfect white noise.
Distance from Mumbai - 594 kms
Take a hike, literally! This is the ideal trekking destination. With its lush greenery, mountains and waterfalls, Bhandardara promises peace and tranquility.
Distance from Mumbai - 165 kms
Besides its scenic beauty, Karjat is known to attract innumerable amount of tourists as it offers adventure sports such as trekking, hiking, mountain climbing and river rafting. It also has the largest chain of farm houses in Asia.
Distance from Mumbai - 62 kms
Situated in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, it has a varied range of adventure activities like trekking, white water rafting, cliff hanging and much more.
Distance from Delhi - 239 kms
Situated 8300 ft above the sea level, Dhanaulti provides a visual treat of a 180 degree view of snow clad peaks, pine forests and mountains. Along with this, adventure activities like night hiking, rappelling, trekking, rock climbing, mountain biking and snow camping can be enjoyed as well.
Distance from Delhi - 302 kms
The little Lhasa of Himachal Pradesh is popularly known for its scenic beauty and serenity. Timber, pine trees and tea gardens surround the place and make the view truly magical.
Distance from Delhi - 481 kms
A beautiful hill station located at the foot of the Himalayas, Kufri offers trekking trips through its lush green forests. Explore the picturesque beauty of this place and have a blissful weekend.
Distance from Delhi - 367 kms
One of the most popular hill stations situated at the northern end, Manali is an absolute delight. Apart from being surrounded by fresh air and water, you’ll get to indulge in adventure sports too.
Distance from Delhi - 546 kms
Manchinbele is known for offering great sports activities like kayaking, shooting, rappelling, trekking, high rope traversing and raft building. Moreover, the Savandurga Hills are also an attraction for those who wish to lose themselves to nature.
Distance from Bengaluru - 50 kms
A day out at the jungle - As adventurous as it sounds, it is also a nature lover’s paradise. Along with trekking, one can also enjoy jumaring and raft building.
Distance from Bengaluru 105 kms
Blessed with excellent natural beauty, the Shivanasamudram Falls is an excellent place for sightseeing and trekking. The bifurcation of the river results in two walls, spraying side by side, making for a beautiful sight.
Distance from Bengaluru: 135 kms
This is the ideal place to beat the heat and escape the hectic city life.If you are in for some adventure sports, rappelling and trekking are the two options you can indulge in here.
Distance from Bengaluru - 158 kms
This scenic splendour is located at the foothills of the Western Ghats. Along side the thickets, waterfalls of the Wayanad trekking trails, you can also enjoy activities like high rope traversing, paintball, kayaking, raft building and more.
Distance from Bengaluru - 265 kms
Visiting this place is truly every backpacker’s delight. The highlight of this place are the waters of the Black Pond and The Valley of Poison that never freeze, come hail or snow.
Distance from Kolkata - 637 kms
One of the most unpopulated beaches in this country, the sleepy fishing village has many marine goodies to offer. The adventure zone includes parasailing, zip-lining, rock climbing and rappelling.
Distance from Kolkata - 165 kms
Surrounded by the infinite slopes of bright green tea plantations, Darjeeling is a treat to the eyes. Gaze open-mouthed at the mighty Kanchenjunga and take a ride aboard the charming toy train.
Distance from Kolkata - 613 kms
This quiet getaway from the madding crowd of the city is perfect to invigorate the senses. Also known for its pristine streams and freshwater springs, one can also enjoy mountaineering and rock climbing.
Distance from Kolkata - 247 kms
Surrounded by coverlets of tea estates, orange orchards, cedar forests and cardamom plantations, Mirik is one place you shouldn’t miss. It can easily escape the radar of many travellers, as it is a quaint hill station located at the southwest of Darjeeling.
Distance from Kolkata - 596 kms
Which of these places is going to be your weekend getaway? Let us know if you visited them this weekend or if you want to recommend any more.
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