Our regular life demands so much of us that the weekends are usually spent catching up with the other pending work. When we hear a long weekend is on the horizon, we usually see it as an extra day when we could actually relax. We say, don’t waste away those long weekends. They give us the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family. We also agree that planning is not everyone’s cup of tea. This is where Xoxoday enters – we give you a list of best budget long weekend experiences. Pack your bags and get ready for a nice, relaxing vacation!
Soma Vine Village takes pride in offering an experience of a lifetime with the essence of Indian wine culture whilst pampering the guests with a regal approach. It is located along the edge of the backwaters of Gangapur Dam, as it flows majestically by the pastoral hamlet surrounded by the magnificent Sahyadri Ranges. The resort is a great place for a quick getaway to relax with the company of a loved one. Spend a night here in a comfortable room with a beautiful scenic view. Take a wine tour and get to know the process of winemaking. Taste different types of wine and follow it up with a delicious breakfast.
This one involves a royal stay in an old haveli turned heritage hotel. Hotel Malji Ka Kamra in Churu, Rajasthan gives you culture, heritage and history, all packaged together, beautifully. Get fascinated while you take a walk around the haveli or inside its corridors that have stood the test of times. You know what’s the perfect thing to do here? Sit in the garden while you sip on a glass of wine and take in all the history around you.
Escape to a tranquil place for a day, keep each other company and surrender to the quiet that surrounds you. Fort Unchagaon is 145 km from Delhi and is a great place to relax. You and your partner can celebrate a peaceful wedding anniversary, away from the city lights. To keep the energy high, you can also participate in activities like pottery, tractor rides and bullock rides. Sports like cricket and badminton will keep you entertained.
Spend your weekend amidst the beautiful greenery of the luscious city of Lavasa which is among the most favourite getaways of the people of Mumbai. Spend 1 night and 2 days in a Lakeview Cottage where you will be provided with a comfortable stay, delicious breakfast, veg/non-veg lunch and dinner and access to all the in-house amenities. You are sure to make memories.
At Parashar Agritourism is set away from the hustle and bustle of the city, on the outskirts of Mumbai. A short stay here will give the person a rich experience of agritourism, ecotourism and rural tourism. One gets to experience all the rural activities during this stay from playing Gilli danda to visiting the cow farm and milking the cow. They get to visit the Ane Ghat [India’s largest Natural Bridge] and GMRT’s antenna [GMRT is world’s largest radio telescope].
At Uddhar Village, one can enjoy the peace and quiet of the village and get a taste of pastoral life. One can indulge in open surroundings, organic farming, permaculture, fresh home-made food and occasional workshops at this farm stay.
Camping with family is a fun way to celebrate any occasion and long service awards are not an exception. Being just a 3-hour drive away from Mumbai, it is a popular tourist destination. It overlooks the Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary while the beach is just a stone’s throw away. One can go for boating, deep sea fishing and have mouthwatering seafood here too.
The quiet of the mountains and woods and the soft gushing of the river Ganga makes for the perfect camping experiences. The two-day camping adventure will involve a night’s stay in camps and adventurous activities like rafting, body surfing and cliff jumping. The bonfire at night will give you an opportunity to mingle with fellow campers from different walks of life.