A long weekend awaits you. You don’t want to chill at home. You also do not have any idea what you else you would want to do. Budget is not really a problem. All you need are some great ideas for the long weekend. If you are a working professional, you do realise the importance of long weekends. These are the times that give you the opportunity to take a break without fussing about leave approvals. Long weekends can provide you with the much-needed break from the general rut of our lives. If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can look forward to a short trek or camping experience. If you just want to relax with friends, family or your partner, head out for a leisurely stay in a hotel or resort. We are here to help you figure out what all your options are. Below is the list of experiences that you can go for on a long weekend:
Spend a night in a 360 years old fort turned heritage hotel – Fort Ramgarh. Stay in heritage suites and enjoy the royalty and history that surrounds you. As you enter from the 37-feet high main entrance door declared as the tallest wooden door in India by the prestigious “Limca Book of World Records” you are welcomed by the breezy whiffs of the past mingling with the present. A perfect getaway with a loved one to recharge!
One of the best luxury hotels in New Delhi, The Roseate is set amongst eight acres of luscious greens encompassed by over a thousand trees and water bodies. Enjoy the luxuries offered by the resort and spend a leisurely weekend. Stay in a comfortable room for one night, indulge in a 3-course dinner for 2 in Kiyan restaurant with a bottle of house wine, enjoy the breakfast the next day and relax with a 60-minute couple aromatherapy.
Experience the thrill of a Himalayan trek. The Sar pass trek passes through the beautiful Himalayan villages, alpine meadows and thick forests. During the trek, you reach the height of approximately 13, 800 feet. This Sar Pass Trek will start after your arrival in Bhuntar, which is a beautiful village located in Kullu district and during the period of 4N/5D, you will pass through Grahan Village, Min Thach, Nagaru, Sar Pas, Biskeri Thach and ending at Bursheni. You will be provided with comfortable accommodation in camps on sharing basis, all meals, trekking equipment, sleeping mattresses, kitchen and toilet tents, and assistance of the experienced trek leader.
Chail, 18 KM away from Koti, is known as hiker’s paradise, and a good place for adventure tourism. Through camping, you get a unique chance to sit in the lap of nature, lie peacefully amidst the woods and enjoy the ear-rattling jungle voices. Enjoy bonfire with music and have a lively conversation with like-minded people. You also have the opportunity to take part in adrenalin pumping activities like rock climbing, rappelling, flying fox, obstacle course, Burma bridge, monkey crawl and much more. If being outdoors is your thing, then this camping opportunity at a beautiful hill station is perfect for you. Camping is the answer for those who want to enjoy nature at its best.
Apple Country Resort is situated in the poshest and pollution free Simsa area of Manali, just 2 and a half km from The Mall. It offers a spectacular view of majestic Himalayas. The sheer beauty of the place and surroundings is enough to take your breath away. It is a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion with a special someone or simply enjoy a quick getaway in the lap of nature.
Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful stay amidst the 1700 acres long pine forest, which is nestled between the Shivalik Mountains in the Sirmour district near Shimla. The journey begins from Kangojodi followed by a 3.3 KM of off-road driving to a beautiful homestay. You can also hike through the jungles of Shivalik to the homestay if you want to. During your vacation at the homestay, you can indulge in various indoor and outdoor adventure activities like commando bridge, obstacle course, energizers, hiking, flying fox, free fall, loop bridge, rope course, river crossing, carom, chess and much more. So, come, enjoy an adventurous camping near Shimla between the calm and peaceful pine forests with your family or friends, and spend some quality time.
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Time to try something new. If you are an adventure enthusiast, this paragliding course is perfect for you. During the period of 3-days, you will have the introduction about paragliding, various techniques to handle the parachute in the air, ground practice along with simulator practice. You will be under the supervision of professionals and all the safety gear will be provided.
Explore the beautiful Kanha National Park and its rich wildlife on this tour where you will have the chance to witness some of the most beautiful wild animals like tigers, nilgai, wild boar and much more. Perched on the banks of the Banjar River, Hotel Wild Chalet is the ideal gateway to Kanha National Park. All the beautiful cottages, with a spray of bougainvillaea growing over their sloping tiled roofs, command a magnificent view of the river with a backdrop of lush forests. The spacious and extremely comfortable rooms at Wild Chalet Resort are equipped with all modern amenities to ensure a perfect retreat in the wilds. Individual sit outs and hammocks strategically positioned are the perfect place to soak in the sun on a winter morning in Kanha National Park.
What do we tell you about Goa that hasn’t been documented yet? A LOT! What began as a secret hippie-odyssey for a handful of wanderlust souls, turned into a synonym for beach parties, rock concerts, lip-smacking food and a home to a disproportionate number of tourists flocking to the place – any time of the year – all thanks to our never-ending love- affair with travelling, and of course, Bollywood (read: Dil Chahta Hai). So, here’s your chance to have a road trip of a lifetime. Get into a caravan with 20 like-minded strangers for unforgettable memories and a lifetime of stories.
The most flamboyant and colourful state in teh country – Rajasthan is a beautiful mix of culture, history and architecture. This tour takes you to the capital city of the state – Jaipur. The three-day tour will bring you up close with the pink city of India. Walk through the colourful bazaars, visit the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and indulge in delicious local cuisine.
Located amidst the picturesque slopes of Lonavala, this bungalow presents a stunning abode of immense peace and serenity and a gorgeous viewpoint of the surrounding hills and valleys covered with native trees, grass, flowering shrubs and little streams. Warm and homely, La Petite Maison is perfect for stay and relaxation. Family-friendly, pet-friendly and kid-friendly, La Petite Maison is styled on the lines of an old world English manor. Head over to this property and spend some relaxing time at with loved ones.
The Byke Heritage, a pure vegetarian resort is Matheran’s most luxurious resort offers you enchanting cottages nestled amidst the green hills of this quaint hill station. Spread across an expansive 7 acres, The Byke Heritage, Matheran Bungalow is the first property to be built by the discoverer of Matheran, Mr. Huge Malet, the then collector of Thane in 1854. This resort is a heritage property which stands majestically in all its pristine glory. The Byke Heritage is equipped with modern day amenities to ensure comfort, ease and convenience. Located a mere 15 minutes from the Matheran railway station, the resort is the ideal venue to let your hair down. So, come and stay at this beautiful resort with your family or friends and spend some quality time with the
Nestled in the lap of luxury, these bungalows by Tata Plantation Trails are spacious, quaint and comfortable, and have been the chosen holiday destinations for many travellers looking for peace and solitude. The Cottabetta Bungalow is one of the most sought-after vacation homes in Coorg. Standing tall atop the Western Ghats, this luxurious heritage bungalow is an exclusive spectator to the beautiful sunrises of the Scotland of India. Complete with an in-house chef, a butler and housekeeping staff, each bungalow provides a truly unique experience. You can also enjoy the exciting tour where the expert guides will tell you all there is to know about coffee, and you can even taste vanilla, pepper and other spices during the tour.
Stay in a 30-year-old bungalow from Plantation Trails, nestled amidst the coffee plantations. The perfect haven for small families looking for a weekend retreat, the cottage opens to a lush garden where visitors can enjoy a steaming cup of morning coffee. The friendly staff at the cottage will ensure that your stay is a memorable one, while you relax and enjoy the comforts of your home away from home. The bungalows by Tata Plantation Trails are spacious, quaint and comfortable, and have been the chosen holiday destinations for many travellers looking for peace and solitude. Complete with an in-house chef, a butler and housekeeping staff, each bungalow provides a truly unique experience.
Standing at a height of 2,250 feet above sea level, the Woshully Bungalow is the oldest of the heritage bungalows owned by Plantation Trails. A perfect mix of luxury and history, the bungalow is a favourite amongst tourists who visit Coorg for a refreshing retreat. The scenic spectacle from the Woshully Bungalow remains as it was in the yesteryears, and the approach road to the bungalow – aptly named the Durbeen Road – is now a famous tourist attraction, the credit for which goes to the film Saat Khoon Maaf in which it was featured.
Lantern Stay is a quiet getaway in the midst of the jungle. Birds chirping, the sound of the rustling of the trees, the cool breeze kissing your face and thick silence of the jungle surrounding you, this makes for a perfect romantic experience. Spend a night in a tree house overlooking a water stream and hear the sound of nature while you fall asleep. A 60 minutes spa by experienced masseurs will thoroughly rejuvenate you. Surprise a loved one with this experience and celebrate a birthday, wedding anniversary or any other special occasion. Rekindle your romance, take some time out from the humdrum of the city life and head to Lantern Stay to reconnect with nature and yourself.
Rain Country Resorts is Located in the verdant misty hills of Rain Forest at Lakkidi in Wayanad. The Resort is 1300 m above the sea level and It is one of the highest rainfed areas in India. It is one of the coolest places in God’s Own Country. Rain Country Resorts is spread over 22 acres of land situated in a valley between three hills and surrounded by thick tropical vegetation. The number of cottages is 21 and is restricted in order to preserve the sanctity and serenity of the natural beauty. Rain Country Resorts invites you to submerge in the ambience and serenity of its dark woods coupled with music of the natural stream and varied birds. The natural green surroundings and tranquil setting is an idyllic location for the perfect retreat.
Far from city life and deep in Karnataka‘s historical hinterland is Belur & Halebid. Let your imagination run wild in the midst of the stone monuments as you are transported into the realms of a bygone era. Nestled in the midst of sunflower fields, Hoysala Village Resort forms the perfect base from which to explore these hidden gems. The use of tall wooden ceilings, four-poster beds and copper tubs gives our discerning guests the true experience of life in the Malnad region.
The Jacuzzi Villas are the embodiment of luxurious extravagance. No stone has been left unturned to give the guests the finest leisure experience of their lives. Equipped with a large living room, bedroom and sit-outs they manage to give the perfect mix of affluence and seclusion thereby creating a truly memorable experience. The exorbitantly spaced washroom’s equipped with jacuzzis are a connoisseur’s delight. Each and every detail has been thought and created with a passion so profound that it will be truly evident when witnessed.
Welcome to the Tranquilitea Tea Lounge which is located in the Coonoor Tea Land. Be treated like a royal here as you will be bestowed with world-class services. Along with this, you will also be taken on a tour of the tea factory where you will learn a lot about the entire tea making process and taste the different kinds of teas. Take a walk around the tea plantation and take a whiff of the fragrant and fresh air. Did we mention that Tranquilitea Tea Lounge is rated as one of the 10 most charming tea estates to stay in India? Definitely the perfect getaway for you and your loved ones!
Far from city life and deep in Karnataka‘s historical hinterland is Belur & Halebid. Let your imagination run wild in the midst of the stone monuments as you are transported into the realms of a bygone era. Nestled in the midst of sunflower fields, Hoysala Village Resort forms the perfect base from which to explore these hidden gems. The use of tall wooden ceilings, four-poster beds and copper tubs gives the discerning guests the true experience of life in the Malnad region.