With the 'Work From Home,' culture spread across the country, planning a staycation without compromising on a short holiday is the new norm. What's there not to love about it? Whether you're working remotely or seeking a short getaway, the upcoming Republic Day 2023 brings a long weekend for a quick holiday. So whether you take your laptop to the hills amid mesmerising landscapes, or leave it at home to soak a stunning sunset at the beach, make the most of the long weekends this year. Here is a list of places you can visit this Republic Day weekend from all the major cities of the country.
Top 10 Weekend Getaway Destinations For The Upcoming Long Weekend
Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Mashobra is a hill station located in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh at a distance of around 350 kilometres from Delhi. This hill town is a great destination for a peaceful weekend surrounded by calming streams, captivating orchards and lush oak trees. And it is normally not very crowded which makes it even more attractive. The main attractions here include Craignano Nature Park and Reserve Forest Sanctuary which is a heaven for nature lovers. So if you want a quiet getaway in the lap of nature, head to Mashobra with no doubts in mind.
Merely at a distance of 280 kilometres from Delhi, Lansdowne in Uttarakhand is a serene little town for a quick getaway, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The main attractions of the town include the Bhulla lake, Kalagarh Tiger Reserve and St.John's Church. A weekend in the town will ensure you have the much-needed detox amidst the lush greenery and soothing scenery.
3. Sula Vineyards
At around 175 kilometres from Mumbai, this exotic vineyard sprawls over acres of land. The vineyard is known to grow some great quality grapes and produce luxury wines which you can enjoy in their wine-tasting tours. So enjoy your wine overlooking lush surroundings and with a plate of your incredibly curated Italian meal with the ones who matter the most.
Located merely 110 kilometres from Mumbai, Kolad is a paradise for all adventure enthusiasts owing to its dynamic river rafting experience. The Kundalika river in Kolad is famous for multiple water sports like kayaking, rappelling and white water rafting. The lush greenery and clear skies in the town make the place ideal for stargazing at a campsite while bonding over a barbeque with friends or family.
A perfect retreat for nature lovers and adrenaline seekers, Kemmangundi is a scenic hill station around 280 kilometres from Bengaluru. The town is known for trekking, nature hikes and picnics which you can plan for the weekend. Kemmangundi is also the home to some of the most exquisite gardens and the Royal Horticultural Society of Karnataka.
Madikeri is a mesmerising hill town in the Coorg region of Karnataka at a distance of around 250 kilometres from Bengaluru and is well-known for its lush green valleys and alluring aroma of coffee. It is also referred to as the "Scotland of India'' for its breathtaking scenery and lush green views. When in Madikeri it is a must to catch the sunset from Raja's Seat, overlooking beautiful forests and fields of rice paddies.
7. Covelong Beach
At a distance of around 50 kilometres from Chennai, Covelong beach is a white sand beach with lush green palm trees, clear waters and less crowd. If you are living in Chennai, or are in the city for any reason, Covelong beach should definitely be on your list to cover this Republic Day weekend.
8. Kailasakona Waterfalls
This perennial waterfall creates a small pool surrounded by natural rocks amidst greenery. The 30-foot waterfall is a soothing experience to have and is located only 92 kilometres from Chennai. There is also a Lord Shiva temple near the falls which is certainly worth visiting.
One of the most scenic weekend getaways from Kochi, Varkala is at a distance of around 170 kilometres from Kochi. Varkala is one of its kind experience with numerous cafes overlooking a stunning beach from over a cliff. Varkala is definitely the place to be if you would love to have a leisure break from your hectic schedule with good food, great views and unparalleled natural beauty.
This dreamy destination is at a distance of 160 kilometres from Kochi. The scenic lush green views of Thekkady are an amazing experience to cherish. The quaint little town is nestled amidst beautiful landscapes and spice plantations. The Elephant Camp is the other tourist attraction in Thekkady.
Where are you heading to, to make the most of the upcoming weekend?
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