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    29 best places for weekend trip

    Escape from the metro blues to these amazing weekend getaways.

    The weekend comes and you want to unwind. You want to be away from the hustle-bustle of busy city life. A trip to a nearby place will surely help in rejuvenating you.

    Most of the metro cities have some wonderful places nearby where one can go for a weekend trip with family and friends. The current situation is such that taking public transport may not be feasible. 

    Not to worry! We have listed down an ensemble of places where you can drive down in your vehicle. So, check the list and make your plans for an exciting Road trip.

    Weekend trip from Delhi

    Come weekend and you want to unwind. You want to be away from the hustle-bustle of busy city life. A trip to a nearby place will surely help in rejuvenating you.

    Most of the metro cities have some wonderful places nearby where one can go for a weekend trip with family and friends. The current situation is such that taking public transport may not be feasible. 

    Not to worry! We have listed down an ensemble of places where you can drive down in your vehicle. So, check the list and make your plans for an exciting Road trip.

    Weekend trip from Delhi:

    1. Agra:

    Located at a distance of 280 km Agra is the place that needs no introduction. Driving to Agra from Delhi is not a big deal. The famous love monument Taj Mahal is obviously a part of the list. Besides Taj Mahal, you can visit Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Around 2 days is more than enough for this trip.

    1. Jaipur:

    You can easily drive to the pink city of Rajasthan that is Jaipur from Delhi as it located at a distance of 280 km. Explore the UNESCO world heritage site, Amer Fort. Vrindavan Gardens, Kanak Ghaati, Jantar Mantar and City Palace are also amazing. 2 to 3 days should be sufficient to explore this charming city. 

    1. Rishikesh:

    Are you an adventure enthusiast who wants an action-packed weekend? Then the adventure capital of Uttarakhand is where you need to spend your long weekend. This is not just a spiritual town of Dehradun district but also one place where you can enjoy adventure sports like river rafting and kayaking. It is just 242 km from Delhi. So you surely take your vehicle and zoom away to this fun place.

    1. Mussoorie:

    It’s a long boring weekend. Here is a way to make it interesting. Pack your bags and head to the Queen of the Hills of Uttarakhand and that is the popular and picturesque Mussoorie. There is no dearth of amazing tourist spots in this place which is located at a distance of 281 km from Delhi. Whether it is the Clouds end which is flanked by the oak and deodar forest or the second highest peak of this hill station that is Gun hill from where you get to capture the view of the beautiful Himalayan range and the Doon valley.

    1. Nainital:

    How about visiting the city of lakes Nainital during your next weekend? It is at a distance of 301 km from Delhi and one of the most famous hill stations of North India. You can view the sunrise at the Tiffin Top and you can also spend your evening boating at the Naini lake. For the Birds eye view, you have to try the Nainital Ropeway. The Nainital zoo has some of the best species of animals. You can easily spend 3 to 4 days exploring the beauty of this wonderful place.

    Besides Jaipur and Agra, there are many other places where you can plan your Weekend tour near Delhi.

    Weekend trip from Mumbai

      1. Lonavala and Khandala:

      These two well-known hill stations of Maharashtra are at a distance of just 93 km from Mumbai. The list of places that you can visit at these twin hill stations is a long one and includes places like Duke’s Nose, Tigers Leap, Bushi Dam, Lonavala lake etc. 3 days are more than enough to check out all the important points in Lonavala and Khandala.

      1. Alibaug:

      If the sea is all that you want then drive down to Alibaug which is at a distance of just 95 km from Mumbai. You can visit Varsoli Beach, Alibag Fort, Kihim Beach and many other interesting places. If you did not get a chance to play Road trip games on your way to Alibaug then you can indulge in fun activities like water sports over here. 2 days are sufficient for you to check the wonderful place.

      1. Goa:

      Now, this is one road trip that you just cannot miss out on if you are living in Mumbai. Agreed that the distance is a whopping 586 km and it is around 11 hours drive one way but it is worth it. You can take a halt at Chiplun in the Ratnagiri district and if it is summer then check for the luscious Alphonso mangoes. 

      The view of the Western Ghats on your way to this paradise called Goa is amazing. Once in Goa, there is an endless number of beaches like the Calangute beach where you can bask in the sun and have lots of fun. Since you are in the beach capital there is no dearth of water sports in this wonderful place.

      1. Matheran:

      One of the oldest and amazing hill stations which are located close to Mumbai is Matheran and it is at a distance of mere 83 km. It is an ideal weekend place where the main attraction is the Neral-Matheran toy train. This hill station of Western Ghats has several different points that one must visit like the echo point, Panorama point etc.

       You can enjoy activities like trekking and horse riding. You will not be allowed to take your vehicles inside the hill station. You need to park it in the parking area which is there on the outskirts of Matheran and then hire a pony and reach your destination.

      1. Igatpuri:

      In just 2 ½ hours you can reach the enduring Igatpuri from Mumbai. This place is at a distance of 121 km from Mumbai. Igatpuri is located in the Sahyadris in the Western Ghat. For spiritual bliss, this hill station has the Dhammagiri meditation centre.  You must also visit Tringalwadi Fort, Bhatsa River Valley and Camel Valley, the Ghatandevi Temple and Amruteshwar Temple. In a 3 day trip to Igatpuri, you can enjoy activities like trekking, hiking etc.

    Weekend trip from Pune

      1. Satara:

      If you want to see a historical place which is also beautiful then it has to be Satara which is located at a distance of 112 km from Pune. The 3 must-visit places of Satara are Ajinkyatara, Sajjangadh and Kaas Pathar or the Kaas Platea. 2 days should be enough to see these wonderful places.

      1. Mahabaleshwar:

      One of the most popular hill stations of Maharashtra that is Mahabaleshwar is located at a distance of 120 km from Pune. There are many famous points in Mahabaleshwar and this also the place where you can enjoy delicious strawberries and Raspberries. You can plan a 2-day trip to Mahabaleshwar.

      1. Panchgani:

      One of the best 2-day trip options from Pune is the scenic Panchgani which is at a distance of 101 km from Pune. The 2 ½ drive from Pune will take you to one of the most charming hill stations of Maharashtra. Tableland, Sydney Point, Devils Kitchen are some of the places that you must visit when you come here. Do not miss out on visiting Mapro Garden which has a chocolate factory within the premises.

      1. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary:

      The wilderness of the forests is what bewitches you? Then the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect weekend getaway for you. This place which is surrounded by the Shivasagar lake on one side and the Western Ghats on the other side is just the right place for people who love to explore the forest areas. 

      This place has it all. You will find Woodpeckers, Gaurs, Panthers, Sloth bears, cobras and many other wonderful birds and animals. This will surely be one of your best wildlife safaris. Yes and do not forget to visit Thoseghar Lake which is located nearby.

    Weekend trip from Bangalore

    1. Mysore:

    The beautiful city of Mysore is just 160 km away from Bangalore. The majestic Mysore Palace is the major attraction of this city. Also visit the Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore Zoo, Brindavan Gardens and the Karanji lake. This will be your best Weekend tour near Bangalore and around 3 days should be enough for this trip. 

    1. Kabini:

    Lush green forests are your idea of weekend getaway then Kabini which is 170 km from Bangalore is the best option. The Kabini River, jeep safari to Nagarhole National Park are the major attractions. You can also visit the coffee estates and spice plantations in the nearby town of Kutta. 2 days trip will surely refresh you.

    1. Ooty:

    A stunning weekend option in the vicinity of Bangalore is the popular hill station Ooty which is at a distance of 280 km. The 32 bends in the road and the dense forests will surely make your long drive from Bangalore to Ooty exciting. Do visit the UNESCO world heritage site Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Also, you cannot miss out on visiting the wonderful botanical garden, the pine forests, lakes, heritage homes etc. 2 to 3 days in this place and you will have memories that will last for a lifetime

    1. Wayanad: 

    If trekking and wildlife are what is your perfect idea of a weekend trip then you have to go to Wayanad which is located at a distance of 271 km. The trip to Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary and pre-historic Edakkal Caves is something that you will enjoy. The Silent Valley, the lush green forests, the waterfalls are simply amazing. As for the trekking enthusiast, there are many peaks in this place where you can go on your trekking expedition.

    Weekend trip from Chennai

    1. Kanchipuram:

    Looking for a religious getaway? Then your Chennai weekend road trip planner must include Kanchipuram. This is located at a distance of 74 km and 2 days will be enough to visit different temples like Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, Ekambareshwar Temple and Vaikuntha Perumal Temple. Kanchi Kudil Museum and Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary are also important attractions.

    1. Tirupati:

    Seek the blessings of Venkateswara Swamy by visiting Tirupati which is located at a distance of 133 km. You can spend 2 days at this place exploring Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Swami Pushkarini Lake, Akash Ganga Waterfalls, Sri Venkateshwara National Park, Talakona Waterfalls etc.

    1. Pondicherry:

    This Union Territory of India is one of the most famous tourist destinations and it is at a distance of 155 km from Chennai. The golden sand and serene waters of Paradise beach will make you forget all your worries. The Sri Aurobindo Ashram will take you a step closer to spirituality. Also do not miss out on visiting the peaceful town Auroville when you go to Pondicherry.

    1. Kodaikanal:

    Located at a distance of 525 km from Chennai this Kodaikanal is one of the most beautiful hill stations of Tamil Nadu. The hills, the lakes, the waterfalls and overall beauty and the climate of this “Gift of Forests” will simply mesmerise you. Yes, the distance is a bit more but it is worth travelling the long distance.

    Weekend trip from Hyderabad

    1. Kurnool:

    Located at the Tungabhadra river Kurnool is located at a distance of 213 km from Hyderabad. A 2-day trip is enough to visit this awesome place that has some amazing places of tourist interest like Ahobilam, Rollapadu Bird Sanctuary, Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Sanctuary, Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple and the Kurnool fort.

    1. Warangal:

    Located at a distance of 148 km Warangal is a beautiful place. A day or two is good enough to explore this place which is mainly known for its Eturnagaram Wildlife sanctuary.

    1. Vijaywada:

    Located at a distance of 274 km from Hyderabad Vijaywda is known for its Buddhist sites. You will also enjoy visiting Rajiv Gandhi Park, Hazratbal Mosque, Victoria Museum. Bhavani Island and the Kondapalli forest reserves that are located in Vijaywda.

    1. Srisailam:

    Are you looking for a spiritual weekend getaway? Then you must think of visiting Srisailam which is located at a distance of 213 km. Take a dip in the holy waters of Patala Ganga. Visit the Akkamahadevi Caves is also recommended.

    This place is located in the middle of Nallamala forests and the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva are located within the boundaries of Srisailam.

    Weekend trip from Kolkata

    1. Sundarbans:

    Want to spot the Royal Bengal Tiger? Then you must drive to Sundarbans which is located at a distance of 109 km. This is the thickest mangrove forest on this globe. Spend the night near the Malta river in a boat. This will be one of your most memorable 2-day trips.

    1. Shanti Niketan:

    What better way to spend a weekend than Shanti Niketan which talks about the legends of the Great Rabindranath Tagore. This place is located at a distance of 160 km and you can drive down to this place. While heading to this place you will sing Road trip songs but on your way back all that you will want is Rabindra sangeet. The Tagore Museum and the art galleries are simply amazing.

    1. Darjeeling:

    If you do not mind driving for around 14 hours then Darjeeling which is at a distance of 616 km from Kolkata is a must-visit place. The Japanese Buddhist temple, the peace pagoda, the Ghum Monastery, the Zoological park are places that you must visit. But the best part is the view of Kanchenjunga. Capture this view in the lens of your camera as this is one of the most amazing things that you will see in Darjeeling. Last but not least take a ride in the endearing Darjeeling toy train.

    1. Siliguri:

    Siliguri is a hill station of West Bengal and it is located at a distance of around 560 km. This is the starting point of the famous Darjeeling toy train with the steam engine. The Bengal safari is one of the best safari tours for people who love wild animals.  The serenity of the Sukna Madhuban Park will enthral you. Do take your kids to the informative North Bengal Science centre. Since it can take around 12 to 14 hours to drive to this place make sure that you start early.

    Don’t want to spend your weekend confined to the 4 walls of your home? Then these weekend getaways are just the right way to unwind. But before that, you need to have clarity on a few points. That is how much distance you are willing to drive, your budget, your idea of a weekend getaway. That is whether you want to spend some quiet moments in the laps of nature or you want to indulge in some fun activities like trekking, rappelling, kayaking etc. Once you are clear about all these aspects it will be rather easy for you to zero down on your weekend destination.

    Keen to go on a weekend trip by road? Then get the information about the best Weekend tour packages from top-notch tour and travel companies like Fantabulous Holidays. All that you have to do is give a clear idea about the budget and your idea of an ideal weekend and leave the rest to Fantabulous Holidays.

    So, what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags and get, set and go to one of best weekend locations.

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