It is true that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought travel to a standstill. No doubt, after the lockdown, travel is going to be different. People are going to be extra cautious about booking their trips domestically as well as internationally. However, taking extra care doesn’t mean, travel won’t happen. You are surely looking forward to it, probably the first trend that will hit is the short weekend trips. Now, every traveller’s ears would perk up at these two words. The feeling of wrapping everything up, stashing in the car or even heading to the airport, just leaving all the worries behind – Isn’t this what you dream about every single day?
As you hope that the lockdown comes to an end soon, and the grind gets hard, a short escape to the beautiful destinations is the only solution. Read through the article, as we bring you a list of places which are the hotspots for quick weekend trips. So, rev up and off you go!
6 Travel destinations in India you must visit
One of the most beautiful states in Northeast India, Meghalaya offers a perfect blend of sites, activities, views, food and festivals. A must-visit destination for nature lovers, this place is peaceful and calls for a good weekend vacation. From admiring its colonial architecture to its magnificent lakes in the capital of Shillong to the root bridges in Cherapunjii, there is a lot to discover to feed the travel bug in you.
Igatpuri is a quaint town nestled in the lush greenery of the Western Ghats. With some spellbinding landscapes, Igatpuri is also famous for its mountain peaks and forts. Leave behind your city-life woes, visit Igatpuri to enjoy the Monsoons and take in the scenic beauty of this hill station cum town. There are plenty of homestays and resorts which offer good stay options, so go ahead and find out your best travelling style and make your stay even more fun and special. While you are there, do not forget to gorge on the famous Vada Pav and a nice cup of Chai. Top things to see include, Bhatsa River Valley, Camel Valley, Trek to Kalsubai, Ghatandevi temple, Vaitarna Dam, Myanmar Gate
3. Sula Vineyards
If you want to engage in some luxurious activity like wine tasting, then head to Sula Vineyards in Nashik. It is the first-ever winery in India. These acres and acres of vineyards are a beautiful sight. There is a Wine tasting tour, a factory tour of the winemaking process and a rooftop restaurant for food. Wine lovers would not want to leave this place and head back home. Indulge in some exemplary wine tasting with the view of the vineyards and a lot more activities at Sula Vineyards. Things you can indulge in – Eat lavish Italian and Indian cuisine, Grape stomping, a walk in the vineyards
If you want to wake up to the scenic mountain range, chilly weather, then it’s best to drive down to the most exquisite attraction in the state of Uttarakhand – Nainital. A paradise for nature lovers, it lures in many domestic and foreign tourists alike. About 299 km away from Delhi, Nainital shines amidst the Himalayan Mountains and is surrounded by lakes and nature’s bounty. Referred to as ‘the queen of lakes’, the Nainital Lake offers a mesmerizing and enthralling experience with a background of the hills on all sides. There’s also a zoo which is a famous tourist spot.
Also known as the pink city and the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is one of the best-known in Western India for a quick getaway, especially for travellers living in Gurgaon and New Delhi. As a pretty bustling and planned city, the atmosphere is spectacular with hilltops and stunning royal surroundings. There are ample places to visit and experience its rich slice of history and culture. While you are there, explore the magnificent art and traditions, forts, artefacts, beautiful Havelis, marvellous landscapes and picturesque views. About 280 km, it is an ideal destination for a day or two, and the drive on the Delhi-Jaipur highway road is fun to encounter!
Calling out all the beach lovers! This is a one-stop destination for adventure, fun and relaxation you crave for a quick getaway. A perfect blend of summer heat with chilly mocktails, you can head here to feel much rejuvenated and rewind yourself. Plan a trip with friends, folks or even solo, this place has everything for every type of traveller. If you are looking for a fun-packed trip, Goa’s fascinating flea markets, sizzling nightlife, sun-kissed beaches, water sports, gorgeous shacks will surely entice you. Head to Goa, if you want to enjoy your time, admire the beauty, click photographs and simply relax.
Plan your weekend trips to these 6 gems which will definitely give you an otherworldly experience than Lonavala or Matheran. Get into your best and comfortable outfit set out to explore and do new things. Happy tripping! Share with us where your next big travel is going to be in the comments below!