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“The whole point of the week is the weekend.” – Angela Montenegro
This is something that almost everyone quite amusingly will agree to. So, come Thursday or Friday, and you’re busy making plans for your weekend. Saturday brunch with school friends, a movie in the evening and Sunday outing with family; your weekend plans resemble this. Right?
However, sometimes, even these plans seem monotonous weekend after weekend. That’s when you should know that you need a change of environment to brighten your mood.
A weekend getaway that can be a mini vacation for your family and you can be a perfect idea! All you need is a good location, your wheels and your family or friends. And you’re ready to have fun!
From the Capital City
If you’re a Delhiite and want to escape all the hustle of the city, there are plenty of options you can consider for a getaway.
Many places close to Gurgaon are perfect weekend destinations. The Damdama Lake offers the view of the Aravalli hills, adventure activities and good resorts nearby. Neemrana Fort where you can experience luxury inside and natural beauty outside. Keoladeo National Park is another place where you can witness bird life at its best along with indulging in activities like Elephant Safari and jeep rides in the park.
Even travelling to the Ranthambore National Park is an option worth considering as it offers jungle safari and good adventure. If you want to go a little further, then travel to Mandawa, a small district in Rajasthan, which has interesting tourist attractions for exploring.
You can also go to Agra, where you can bask in front of the marvellous Taj Mahal and enjoy a resort stay. If its summer time, then head to Nainital, which is famous for its mall road and Naini lake; and if you want to relax exploring gardens and natural beauty, then drive to Chandigarh.
From the Film City
Mumbaiites too crave time away from the pulsating rush of their city. If you’re one of them, then there are options galore for you too.
There is Karnala Bird Sanctuary where you can spot rare birds and enjoy camp stays. Khandala where you can visit interesting places like Tiger’s leap, Bhaja caves and Duke’s nose (a famous peak). Karjat which has plenty of forts and accommodation-friendly resorts to enjoy in.
You can even think about heading to Silvassa, where you can visit museums, churches and deer parks along with going on a jungle safari. Other places would include Igatpuri with its mountains, waterfalls and forts; the beaches of Alibaug; the coastal land of Daman; and Panchgani with its hills, caves and temples.
The best part is you can travel to these destinations by your car. Having motor insurance can be of great advantage as it will cover you against any unexpected losses caused due to accidents or otherwise.
From the Gateway to South
If you hail from the state of Rajnikanth and want fun away from the humdrum of the weekly routine, then interesting options are in store for you too.
You may visit Pulicat, which is a little seaside town having saltwater lagoon and wildlife sanctuaries for you to explore. If you’re interested in caves and temples, then you can head to Mahabalipuram and if you want to enjoy trekking and wish to see waterfalls and natural pools, go to Nagalapuram.
Kanchipuram, Thiruthani, Tirupati and Vellore are great options for those of you who like seeing temples to seek peace.
One amazing option open in front of you is to head to the beaches of Pondicherry, where you can enjoy some quiet time at the beaches and indulge in some adventure sports. Nellore, with its wildlife sanctuaries and parks, is a destination that nature lovers can consider going to.
From the Garden City
Hailing from Bangalore, if you too look forward to weekend getaways, then there are several options for you.
150 kms from Bangalore, Mysore is one of the closest places to go to. It has lush gardens and historical sites worth exploring. Coorg, with its rich flora and fauna, sanctuaries and parks is another interesting option. If you want to enjoy the misty hills, tea and chocolate museums, then Ooty is a place worth considering.
You may even go to Mangalore, which is a paradise with beautiful beaches and greenery. Madurai with its temples and traditional way of life is another option to spend your weekend in. Munnar, a popular hill station is another place you may plan to visit for a mini vacation.
So, for the upcoming weekends ahead, pick your favourite getaway destination well in advance. There are plenty of options for each one of you as mentioned above. Just see what suits your budget.
Also, it is advisable that you buy motor insurance to cover yourself against any unexpected accidents or vehicular damage. It covers third party liability, medical expenses of any injury and many more coverage benefits. Motor insurance can be easily bought online from reputable insurers who offer 24*7 support.
Insurers like tataaig.com also provide add on coverages that offer additional personal accident cover to owner driver, consumable coverage and so forth. Having such a policy will reduce your worries to a great extent when you travel using your own vehicle.
So, pick a getaway place and have the most wonderful weekend!.