World Tourism Day 2017: Best weekend getaways in India


The world is a beautiful place and every country has something special to offer when it comes to tourism. On the occasion of World Tourism Day today which happens to fall near a long weekend, here’s a list of the best weekend getaways in India!

If you love hill stations then this is a place you must visit! Apart from the other beautiful hill stations such as Nainital, Shimla, and Manali, Kasauli remains one of the most unexplored yet beautiful places to visit.

Jim Corbett National Park
Are you an animal lover? If yes, then why not spend the weekend in the lap of nature and its wonderful creations? Head to the Jim Corbett National Park this long weekend and chill in the thrill!

Fatehpur Sikri

A town in Agra, UP, you’ve got to visit this place if you have an interest in architecture. Some of the most important buildings of this exotic city are Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Ibadat Khana, Jama Masjid and others.

This one is especially for all the foodies out there! Amritsar, in Punjab, is the best option for some lip-smacking delights which won’t burn a hole in your pockets! Moreover, the city has the beautiful Golden Temple and the historical place ‘Jallian Wala Bagh’ which makes it an ideal location for a weekend trip!

If you want to spend a relaxed weekend, away from the city life and in the bliss of nature, this is the place you must opt for. The city is on the ‘Golden Tourism Triangle’ which consists of Delhi–Jaipur–Agra and is visited upon by many international and national tourists every year. Situated in Rajasthan, the city has The Royal House of Bharatpur which has a history dating back to the 11th century.

Rajmachi Fort
Never heard of the name? Well, once you visit the place you’ll never forget it! Situated near Pune in Maharashtra, this destination is the perfect place for some trekking, outdoor camping and relaxing in the lap of nature.

If you are looking for a place to visit with your significant other, Coorg is the destination you’re looking for! With its utterly romantic atmosphere and picturesque sites, the place is one of the most romantic places in India.

Paradise is on earth when you’re at Auli. Primarily known as a skiing destination in the Himalayas, this place is perfect if you are looking for some fun-filled adventure on a long weekend!

South India has some of the most beautiful places and Ooty stands testimony to the fact! The Rose Garden of Ooty has over 2,000 varieties of roses and the hill station has many beautiful locations where you would love to get a picture clicked!

Ajanta – Ellora
This one is for all the history lovers. The Ajanta -Ellora caves are massive as well as magnificent. Each cave is built differently and you would need at least two days to explore all of them. Sounds like a perfect weekend plan? That’s because it is!

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