Considering how everyone nowadays are so busy in their jobs and the fast pace of their day to day life, that it becomes really difficult to take out some time for oneself. And long weekends sure, are a blessing in disguise. Even though it may seem to be just 3 days, but if you plan it right, you can make quite a trip out of it. Everyone requires a break and the Good Friday weekend is the perfect time to replenish one.
And so we’ve come up with the 8 most popular destinations that you could visit this weekend and it wouldn’t even be too heavy on your pockets. Since it would be the end of March and it would be hot as ever in Delhi, thus these are the perfect places for you to chill away.
- DEHRADUN & MUSSOORIE
Dehradun is the Capital of Uttrakhand, and is known to be one of the most popular destinations to travel to from Delhi, especially in the summers. With a distance of just 236 kilometres from Delhi, it becomes easily accessible by road. Also, it is just an hour’s distance from Mussoorie so people generally make it a point to go visit that too.
The weather there is what makes it a perfect place to visit. If you’re fond of the city life and what that to be in the midst of the mountains, then this is exactly how Dehradun looks. It is ideal for a day of relaxation where you could just walk around in the nearby market places, take in the fresh air and just have fun.
And once you travel up to Musssoorie then you would be able to see the lush green hills, and the amazing scenic beauty that it has. The best part about it is the Mall road where you could send the whole day just looking around, eating and enjoying the view. Lal Tibba is the highest point here and it is recommended to go there for sure to see the sunset which is breathtakingly beautiful.
This is an apt place for a short fun filled adventure trip. Situated at the foothills of the Ganga River, this small township is a great place for meditation and taking a small break from the chaos of life. And if meditation sounds boring to you, then Rishikesh also provides you amazing opportunities for adventure sport activities.
Its white water rafting has gained a lot of popularity in the previous years, and trust us, it’s a whole load of fun if you gather your friends and go for this. Or you could just sit on the white sand on the shores, and admire the great view with the water gushing all around.
If you’re a great fan of Bungee Jumping, then you would love this place. It is one of the most popular places in India for this. Other sports apart from this would be the Flying Fox, Mountain Biking etc. So pack your bag right away and enjoy this great adventure place, which is not even 6 hours from Delhi by road.
This historical place of great temples and monuments is the perfect destination to go to for the long weekend. Since its the month of March, the temperature would also be breezy and nice unlike the month of June and July, where it’s impossible to go there.
The major attractions of Jaipur are the Hawa Mahal, which is a red coloured beautiful monument in the heart of Jaipur. Its Mughal architecture is what makes it the most attractive. Nahargarh Fort is also another place of interest for tourist visiting this place and of course the Jantar Mantar is an amazing observatory.
Known as the Pink City, Jaipur is about 300 kms from Delhi and if you’re in for a road trip then you can easily travel here and admire the beauty while having a great time.
Lansdowne is one of the closest hill stations from Delhi, and it is said to be perfect for a weekend trip. It is a secluded and an untouched place and it’s also really beautiful. The view from the hilltop is mesmerising, and you can easily imagine yourself basking in the sun, while sipping a cup of hot coffee and admiring the view.
Some of the major attractions here are the Bhulla lake, which is perfect for a picnic spot. It even has boating facilities, which is an ideal family outing afternoon. Also, if you’re one of those who love the nature, then Lansdowne even has a Jungle Safari which will make you explore the wilderness. It is said that March is the perfect time to visit this place and thus if you’re planning a trip with your family, this would be a good choice to go to.
- SARISKA TIGER RESERVE, ALWAR
Another beautiful place in Rajasthan is the Sariska Tiger Reserve, and if you want this weekend to be full of fun and excitement then you should surely head out here. You can go there and hire a Gypsy, pack some great lunch and go out in the wild. It’s scary as well as really fun especially if you’re a group of friends together. The best time to visit is said to be till March end, in the early mornings.
Other places to visit here are the Kamkarwadi Fort and the Pandupole, which is a famous and and ancient Hindu Temple. The stays here would be pretty economical and well in your budget, thus if you want to go off-roading, then this is a great destination to got to.
This hill station has for some reasons managed to attract people from all over India, and this is because of its pretty natural attractions as well as great climate throughout the year. Also, if you’re searching for a good place to trek near Delhi, then this might be the destination for you.
For a photographer who loves to click photos of the nature, this is a good place to go as the amount of pretty pictures that you can click here is hard to click somewhere else. You must have heard of the Tiffin point which is one of the popular places to visit in Nainital. This place is named after a painter who used to sit here and paint pictures.
Just a 300km drive from Delhi, you can either reach this place by train or just drive down.
- BIR BILLING
You must have heard of this place, as it has become really popular in the recent past for Paragliding. Since it is located at a height of about 2400m above the sea level, it makes it the perfect spot for paragliding. It’s a really cool place, with amazing campsites to stay in where you can light a bonfire, play some music and enjoy the night away.
The climate remains pretty cool and chilled throughout, and is perfect after getting out of the pollution of Delhi. You can breathe in some rich oxygen here and take nature walks among the trees. It’s slightly further away from Delhi, but the place is actually worth going to.
Leaving the best for the last was Kasol, Tosh and Kheerganga. All the youngsters out there just love this destination, as it is full of life, youth and energy. Kasol is the home to a lot of Israeli inhabitants. Its cafes are exceptionally well made and the food that they serve is also wonderful.
The Kheerganga Trek is about a 26km Trek and this trek is a once in a lifetime trek to do for sure. While Tosh is a small village having a hippie and a bohemian culture, and they vibe here is amazing. The best time to visit this place is between October to June, and thus you can totally plan to go here on this Good Friday weekend just coming up. So all the bag packers out there, we recommend don’t even think twice before embarking on this crazy journey.
All in all, these are great vacation spots for a long weekend, so head out of your homes and have your much needed break from your hectic life, and it would be totally worth it.