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Destinations For Your Next Long Weekend Getaways In India

Long-Weekend

Are you feeling frustrated with your hectic 9 – 5 job? If yes, it’s time to take a break from your tight deadline work schedule & plan a long weekend to spend quality time with your darling partner. Now, with many options to decide where to spend your vacations, let us help you by bringing a travel guide where we have curated a checklist of all those top-rated destinations that are undoubtedly the best weekend getaways in India. 

Tucked away from the noisy urban life of the city, the travel destinations we are listing today are an excellent retreat for those in awe of breathing a new, fresh air & being at peace with themselves. Avail of the extended long weekend getaway offer to watch the best tourist attractions in India. 

As the air quality in Delhi NCR regions has turned from poor to severe; one must embark on travel destinations where they can experience pristine air quality & freshness. Whether you are planning a solo trip or with a partner, you will make your travel journey filled with reminiscing memories on your return. 

List of Best Weekend Getaways In India

The list of best weekend getaways begins with

Rajasthan

Rajasthan holds prime importance when it comes to planning a long weekend holiday. The desert Indian state attracts maximum tourist footfall with its scenic natural beauty, royal culture, ancient forts, palaces, folk art, music, local eateries, & so on. If you wish to take a break from your daily routine, below are the top places in Rajasthan worth visiting. There are numerous luxury resorts in Rajasthan to book for your comfortable stay.

UDAIPUR

Udaipur is a famous city in Rajasthan, popularly known as the City of Lakes, as you can spot several lakes here. It is even the perfect wedding destination chosen by people in India. Here, you can enjoy boat riding on Lake Pichola & watching the lovely sunset view with your beloved. 

Distance from Delhi

  • 655 km

City Attractions

  • Monsoon Palace (Sajjangarh Palace)
  • Jagdish Temple
  • City Palace
  • Saheliyon Ki Bari
  • Lake Pichola
  • Karni Mata Temple
  • Bagore Ki Haveli
  • Jagmandir
  • Vintage Car Museum
  • Doodh Talai
  • Maharana Pratap Memorial
  • Jaisamand Lake
  • Fatehsagar Lake
  • Rajsamand Lake

Top things to do

  • Sunset boat cruising in Lake Pichola
  • Photography in Saheliyon Ki Bari
  • Seeking blessings of Karni Mata
  • Exploring ropeway ride
  • Tasting the spicy, delicious Rajasthani cuisine
  • Traditional shopping at Hathi Pol Bazaar
  • Seeing old cars at the Vintage Car Museum
  • Sightseeing & touring the majestic palaces & forts
  • Exploring wildlife at Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Witnessing picturesque vistas at Dudh Talai Lake
  • Horse riding in the Aravali Mountains
  • Enjoying sound & light show at Kumbhalgarh Fort
  • Visiting Haldighati & Maharana Pratap Memorial

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Maharana Pratap Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Udaipur City Railway Station

CHITTORGARH

Coming on to the following popular travel destination in Rajasthan’s south-eastern region is Chittorgarh. This city had been an erstwhile capital of Mewar, & had been invaded three times, first by Allauddin Khilji in 1303, second by Bahadur Shah of Gujarat in 1535, & third time by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1568. It is a great tourist spot for many historical sites it stocks. 

Distance from Delhi

  • 621.2 km

City Attractions

  • Chittorgarh Fort
  • Rana Kumbha Palace
  • Kalika Mata Temple
  • Vijay Stambh
  • Meera Temple
  • Rana Ratan Singh Palace
  • Maharani Padmini Palace
  • Gaumukh Kund

Top things to do

  • Visiting forts & palaces
  • Seeking blessings of Kalika Mata
  • Touring Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Jeep safari at Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Dabok Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Chittorgarh Railway Station

NATHDWARA

Nathdwara, as the name suggests, means Gateway to Shrinathji. Now, it is simple enough to guess that this place is famous for Shrinathji Temple, a holy shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna, the glorious eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Here, the deity is worshipped in his infant avatar. Many devotees visit here to take blessings from god for their well-being. 

Distance from Delhi

  • 642.7 km

City Attractions

  • Shrinathji Temple
  • Vishwas Swaroopam
  • Dwarkadheesh Temple
  • Nand Samand Dam
  • Rakht-Talai in Haldighati
  • Charbhuja Temple
  • Eklingji Temple
  • Rajsamand
  • Giriraj Parvat

Top things to do

  • Visiting the famous Shrinathji Temple
  • Purchasing sweets, paintings, attars, & more

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Maharana Pratap Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Nathdwara railway station

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is the second best-sought destination after Rajasthan in terms of long weekend holiday destinations. Many resorts in Himachal Pradesh fulfil the needs of their guests with all kinds of luxury facilities. Many top attractions contribute to the growth & economy of the latter hilly Indian state. Tourists love to visit Himachal for its spectacular Himalayan landscapes, & various outdoor activities. 

MANALI

Manali is one of the famous travel hill spots to spend the joyous weekend holidays with loved ones. Nestled at an altitude of 2,050m in the Kullu district, this hill station is worth visiting for its mesmerising vistas & mountains covered with snow. Besides these natural attractions, Manali is known for its rich cultural heritage, deodar & pine forests. 

Distance from Delhi

  • 500.5 km 

City Attractions

  • Hadimba Devi Temple
  • Naggar Castle
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Manu Temple
  • Solang Valley
  • Bhrigu Lake
  • Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art
  • Vashisht Hot Spring

Top things to do

  • Trekking
  • Paragliding
  • Downhill cycling
  • Setting adventure camps
  • Strolling local markets to buy souvenirs
  • Skiing

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Kullu Manali Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Joginder Nagar Railway Station

MASHOBRA

After Manali, Mashobra is another best travel destination near Shimla in Himachal. There is much to explore in this small retreat, ranging from waterfalls, babbling streams, fruit orchards, mist-bathed hills, & lush oak forests. 

Distance from Delhi

  • 352.6 km 

City Attractions

  • Jakhu Temple
  • Craignano
  • Tattapani River
  • The Presidential Retreat
  • Lakkar Bazaar
  • Chadwick Falls
  • Reserve Forest Sanctuary
  • Mahasu Devta Temple

Top things to do

  • Fishing
  • Nature walks
  • Rappelling
  • Temple visits
  • Photography
  • Rock climbing
  • Trekking
  • Exploring wildlife

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Jubbarhatti Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Shimla railway station

DHARAMSHALA

Regarding the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala also makes it to the top travel list. Adorned with seamless, natural beauty, this place is worth visiting for its being a dwelling place for the Indo-Tibetan community. Here, you will notice many prayer flags fluttering & Buddhist monks everywhere in the town.

Distance from Delhi

  • 468.2 km 

City Attractions

  • Bhagsunag Temple
  • Kanga Art Museum
  • Bhagsunag Falls
  • Chamunda Devi Temple
  • St. John Church
  • Gyuto Monastery
  • HPCA Stadium
  • Dalai Lama Temple Complex
  • Triund Hill
  • Tushita Meditation Centre
  • Himalayan Art Museum

Top things to do

  • Learning about Tibetan culture
  • Trekking
  • Meditation
  • Camping
  • Sightseeing
  • Picnicking

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Kangra Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot Railway Station

PALAMPUR

Palampur is an excellent retreat for all tea lovers who must come here & explore the tea plantations here. Situated in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district, this place is surrounded by tea gardens & deodar forest. Also, it stores many top attractions, including English architecture, Victorian-style mansions, scenic vistas, & lush greenery all over. 

Distance from Delhi

  • 456.2 km 

City Attractions

  • Palampur Tea Gardens
  • Baijnath Temple
  • Neugal Khad Bridge
  • Tashi Jong Monastery
  • Saurabh Van Vihar
  • Sherabling Buddhist Monastery
  • Jwalamukhi Temple
  • Brajeshwari Devi Temple
  • Dhauladhar National Park
  • St John Church
  • Al-Hilal

Top things to do

  • Paragliding
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Visiting temples

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Gaggal Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Maranda Railway Station

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand joins the brigade of best travel destinations in India for spending long weekend holidays in the summers. The place is best known for its famous site, Jim Corbett National Park, earlier known as Haley’s National Park. Tourists from all over India cannot control their temptation to watch tigers with natural beauty, pristine lakes, lush greenery, ancient temples, snow-capped mountains, & more. You must book luxury resorts & hotels in Uttarakhand to ensure your comfortable stay.

RISHIKESH

Among many places in Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is one of the top picks for spending a wonderful long weekend. It is an excellent haven for experiencing peace, meditation, & yoga, which is why it is also called the Yoga Capital of the World. Being a revered pilgrimage centre for Hindus, Rishikesh holds utmost importance in attracting tourist attention to many tourist spots. 

Distance from Delhi

  • 228.4 km 

City Attractions

  • Triveni Ghat
  • Ram Jhula
  • Lakshman Jhula
  • Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • The Beatles Ashram
  • Parmarth Niketan Ashram
  • Shri Bharat Mandir
  • Neer Garh Waterfall

Top things to do

  • River rafting
  • Attending Ganga aarti
  • Bungee jumping
  • Practising meditation, & yoga

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
  • Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh Railway Station

MUKTESHWAR

Mukteshwar, as the name suggests, derives its name from the famous Mukteshwar Shiva temple. Other than this popular holy shrine, cascading waterfalls, & adventure sports are worth exploring here.

Distance from Delhi

  • 358.2 km 

City Attractions

  • Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Chauli Ki Jali
  • Jain Mandir
  • Eco Cave Park
  • Kumaon Hills
  • G B Pant High Altitude Zoo
  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute
  • Sitla
  • Bhalu Gaad Waterfall

Top things to do

  • Praying to Lord Shiva at Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Enjoying the spectacular view of the waterfall
  • Visiting zoo
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Buying organic items

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station

Maharashtra

Maharashtra is one of the populous states in India to explore for an extended weekend plan. Surrounded by the Arabian Sea, this Indian state stockpiles attractions ranging from old forts, tunnels, holy shrines, mediaeval buildings, & sea beaches that drag maximum tourist footfall on its soil. To experience visiting many places, there are nearby resorts in Maharashtra to book your comfy staycation. The famous Bollywood industry is one such main attraction here. However, we want to draw your attention to the underrated city that has recently gained importance for its popular adventure sport. 

KOLAD

The underrated place in Maharashtra that we are referring to is Kolad. Contrary to the top cities in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, Lonavala, Kolhapur, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, and Nashik, Kolad has been a hidden & underrated small hamlet in Raigad district. In recent years, it has gained tourist footfall for its famous adventure sport, white river rafting. 

Distance from Delhi

  • 1,509.9 km 

City Attractions

  • Avchitgad Fort
  • Ghosala Fort
  • Kuda Caves
  • Tamhini Ghat Waterfalls
  • Kundalika River
  • Sukeli Waterfalls
  • Bhira Dam
  • Kolad Museum
  • Tala Fort
  • Dholwal Dam

Top things to do

  • Enjoying the famous White River Rafting adventure sport on the Kundalika River
  • Exploring forts & stunning waterfalls
  • Visiting ancient Kuda Caves
  • Camping
  • Bungee jumping
  • Ziplining
  • Romantic photoshoot

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Pune (PNQ) Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Roha Railway Station

Goa

Goa is the treasure trove of several beaches that brings many people from all over India to experience basking in the sun, & indulging in a range of adventure activities & thrilling nightlife with friends. Goa is not just confined to famous beaches but also reserves other offbeat tourist spots that deserve your attention. Many resorts in Goa provide world-class amenities to their guests. 

MORJIM

Morjim beach is a place in Goa which is famous for its tranquil environment, & is a retreat for people who want to experience peace & calmness. The sight of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles drives the attention of tourists to visit here. In other words, it is a nesting habitat for these endangered aquatic species. 

Distance from Delhi

  • 1,883.5 km 

City Attractions

  • Aguada Fort
  • Chapora Fort or Dil Chahta Hai Fort
  • Ashiyana Goa
  • St. Alex Church
  • Banyan Tree Yoga
  • Ashvem Beach

Top things to do

  • Experiencing peace at Morjim Beach
  • Watching endangered Olive Ridley Turtles
  • Practising meditation & yoga
  • Reviving friendship moments at Dil Chahta Hai Fort
  • Speed boating
  • Banana ride
  • Parasailing
  • Jet skiing
  • Enjoying the nightlife
  • Tasting lip-smacking Goan seafood & cuisines

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Goa Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Madgaon Railway Station & Vasco-da-Gama Railway Station

ASSAGAO

Assagao is a famous village in Bardez, Goa, surrounded by hills, located 4 km west of Mapusa. The place has multiple nicknames like Land of Flowers, The Beverly Hills of Goa, Goa’s South Extension, Goa’s Tuscany, & Artist’s Village. 

Distance from Delhi

  • 1,890 km 

City Attractions

  • Cheshire Cat Jewellery Gallery
  • Yog Ved Shala
  • Casa Palotti
  • Saint Cajetan Church
  • Swan Yoga Retreat
  • Kator Pillar
  • Rangeela
  • Red Brick Shop

Top things to do

  • Sightseeing to major top attractions
  • Tasting Goan seafoods & cuisines at nearby restaurants
  • Practising yoga & meditation at Swan Yoga Retreat

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Goa Mopa (GOX) Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Madgaon Railway Station & Vasco-da-Gama Railway Station

Tamil Nadu

When it comes to spending long weekends, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, & Goa are not the only apparent choices. The beauty also lies in the south of India, & one major example is Tamil Nadu. Among many top cities in this southern Indian state, Rameswaram is highly revered for its spiritual significance & other things to explore. There are hotels in Tamil Nadu that offer special packages to its visitors. 

RAMESWARAM

Rameswaram is a popular holy city in Tamil Nadu with a multitude of temples to visit & seek blessings to experience mental peace & well-being. The place is worth visiting during your long weekends, as it is the birthplace of late Indian scientist & president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (famously called Missile Man of India). So, if you are interested in taking a holy dip, visit this sacred sanctum of the south.

Distance from Delhi

  • 2,744.3 km 

City Attractions

  • Shri Rameswaram Jyotirlinga Shiva Temple
  • Dhanushkodi Beach
  • Villoondi Theertham
  • Pamban Bridge
  • Agniteertham
  • Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Memorial
  • Lakshman Tirtham

Top things to do

  • Visiting holy shrines
  • Exploring the eerie Ghost Town at Dhanushkodi
  • Kite surfing
  • Spotting migratory birds & flamingos

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Tuticorin Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Rameswaram Railway Station

Kerala

Kerala, popularly known as God’s Own Country, is another top southern state in India. It boosts tourism with its exquisite natural beauty, including exotic coconut-lined sandy beaches, green mountains, picturesque backwaters, & hill stations. Tourists book the best hotels in Kerala to enjoy their travel rides.

MUNNAR

Famously called Kashmir Of South India, Munnar leaves no stone unturned in being a remarkable travel destination to explore during long weekend vacations. The place is decked with natural scenic beauty and dotted with other attractions, including tea plantations, seamless lush greenery, mist-covered mountains, & winding roads. 

Distance from Delhi

  • 2,650.4 km 

City Attractions

  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mattupetty Dam
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Tata Tea Museum
  • Carmelgiri Botanical Garden
  • Pothamedu View Point
  • Kundalika Lake
  • Echo Point
  • Photo Point
  • Kalari Kshetra
  • Blossom Hydel Park

Top things to do

  • Strolling tea estates
  • Watching astonishing sights of splashing water streams & waterfalls
  • Trout fishing
  • Spotting Nilgiri Tahr
  • Shouting with high pitch at Echo Point
  • Learning the craft of tea-making
  • Boating at the Blossom Park
  • Taking a hot sip of Masala Tea
  • Shopping
  • Shikara boat ride at Kundala Lake

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Kochi (COK) Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Aluva Railway Station and Ernakulam Railway Station

Conclusion

So, this ends our list of those top travel destinations to add to your travel bucket list for long weekend getaways in India. The top places mentioned in the Indian states have everything to offer its visitors beyond the natural scenic vistas. So do take a break & grab the weekend getaway offers for any of the places mentioned in the list today. May your travel journey to any of these top cities result in a collection of reminiscing memories when returning to your home town. 

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