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The Five Fascinating Weekend Getaways in India

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Waiting for the week to be over so that you can live the long-coveted dream of vacationing in India? India is one such place that can be found in every tourist's bucket-list. With a dramatic landscape, delicious cuisine, unique cultural heritage, and congenial people, everything about the historic land is incredible and intriguing! 

Any popular or offbeat destination in India is a feast to the senses and gives you the feel of homely comfort away from your actual home. So, a long weekend calls for a trip to India! Here's a compilation of bestweekend getaways in India where you can escape to, for an indomitable travel experience!  Owing to the fact that there are plenty offlights to India, make sure to grab the best deals on flight bookings! Book with Indian Eagle to make good savings!

1.       Agra, a heritage city:
If you haven’t been to the iconic Taj Mahal yet, then the most recommended weekend getaway in India for you is Agra. Located on the banks of the Yamuna River, the aura of the city bears the hues of royalty and romance! The captivating Mughal-era forts and monuments like the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and FatehpurSikri have been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I'timād-ud-Daulah, Akbar's Tomb and Jamā Masjid built in Mughal style architecture are other famous tourist places in the historic city.

Nearest airport:Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.

2.       Himachal Pradesh, a land with picturesque hill stations: 
Lying in the Himalayan region, this North Indian State referred to as ‘The Land of the Gods’ is truly a heaven on earth! Home to notable hill stations (like Manali, Shimla) and quaint towns of Kullu and Dharamsala; Himachal Pradesh is ideal for a long weekend getaway in India. The pleasing views of clear streams flowing through the valleys surrounded by snow-covered mountains spellbind you! The charm of nature, multiple cultures and traditions, the temples and monasteries, beautiful architecture and high scope for adventurous activities invite tourists of all ages with different interests!

Nearest airport: Bhuntar, Gaggal and Jubbarhattiare the three airports serving the state.

3.       Pondicherry, a French town in India:
Pondicherry, a coastal town, is a blend of France and India! It is a popular weekend getaway from Chennai offering the best beach experience, unlimited water sports, and a spiritual vibe. The French architecture and Indian-flavored French food make you fall for this place! A leisurely walk in cobble-stoned streets filled with mustard-yellow colonial buildings, cafes, restaurants, temples, and churches takes you back to the colonial era. An evening on the beaches or a stroll along the boulevards is a quick stress-buster!

Nearest airport: Chennai International airport

4.       Jaipur, the Pink City in Rajasthan:
Jaipur is a treasure-trove for all those with a keen interest in history, culture, and architecture! One of the three places in the Golden Triangle Tour of India (the other two are Delhi and Agra); Jaipur is a growing metropolis against the backdrop of the rich and royal history of Rajputs. The intricate architecture of regal palaces, forts, temples, and museums is absolutely majestic! Visit the architectural jewels of the city - Hawa Mahal, City Palace, and Amber Fort; shop at the age-old bazaars; relish the local cuisine and don’t forget to stop by The JantarMantar monument (astronomical observatory) to gaze at the world's largest stone sundial!
Nearest airport:Jaipur International Airport

5.       Alleppey, the Venice of the East:
Who hasn’t heard about the beauty of backwaters of Kerala? Although every place in the "God's Own Country" is enchanting, the city of Alappuzha or Alleppey, crossed by a labyrinthine network of canals, rivers, and lakes, is fondly called ‘The Venice of East’ due to its striking landscape, stunning backwaters, and serene beaches. One of the best weekend getaways in India, Alleppey is a heaven for nature lovers, bird watchers, and photographers! Behold the beauty of backwaters, lush green palm and coconut trees, serene villages, and green paddy fields on your quintessential houseboat ride.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport

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