8 Places To Travel To Over The Long Weekends In 2018

Atmaj Vyas , 03 Jan 2018
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Picture by Coco Shambhala

Let us start by saying, it’s never to early to plan out your holidays. In the event that you are still kinda hungover from New Year’s Eve and you haven’t seen a calendar yet, allow us to get you up to speed, 2018 has a huge list of long weekends.

To help you with your travel plans, we’ve put together a list of places you should head to. Whether you’re a solo traveller or planning a road trip with a bunch of friends, these places have it all!

1. Jaisalmer

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Known as the ‘Golden City’, Jaisalmer is both romantic and exotic. From the 12th century forts to the ornate havelis and even a beautiful national park, Jaisalmer has something for everyone. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway with a special someone, we definitely recommend this one.

2. Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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If a scenic getaway is what you’re looking for, Havelock Islandwhich is the most popular in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is for you. If you want to discover your inner water baby, they’ve got snorkeling and scuba diving. If you’re feeling adventurous you could even explore the camping and jungle treks and if you’re just looking for a little R&R, they have some of the best luxury resorts too.

3. Udaipur

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Known as the Venice of the east with its sparkling lakes against scenic backdrops, Udaipur is perfect for someone looking to soak in a little culture. With breathtaking landscapes and archaeological wonders, you’re sure to be on a trip you won’t be forgetting anytime soon. The people there are friendly too and if you’re a solo traveler, they’ve got a bunch of cool hostels where you could crash at and meet people from all over the world.

4. Goa

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I think it’s safe to assume that no list is complete without Goa in it. Goa’s beauty never ceases to amaze you and there’s always something new or something unexplored to discover. We know a lot of people would say “Goa is too commercial”, but the fact is that Goa has many beautiful spots that are relatively more peaceful and some that aren’t commercial at all.

5. Khajjar

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Khajjar is a beautiful and quiet little hill station located in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Often referred to as India’s very own Switzerland, this place, set against a picturesque Deodar forest, has one of the rarest combinations of 3 ecosystems. The lakes, the pastures, and the forest make this place a nature lovers dream come true. It’s also amazing for someone looking to get away from the hustle that is city life.

6. Mukteshwar

This cute and cozy little place is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It sits high up in the Kumaon Hills. The sheer beauty of this place will leave you speechless. The air is fresh, the people are nice and it truly lets you become one with nature. Mukteshwar has beautiful heritage that has remained untouched for ages. Add that 180-degree view of the Himalayan range and it’s well worth the trip.

7. Coorg

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Located in the mountains of Karnataka with a permanently misty landscape, Coorg is any nature lovers go-to destination. With a breathtakingly exotic scenery, beautiful little towns and amazing culture, this place is the perfect getaway for anyone looking to slow things down. It makes for an ideal mid-year trip when you’ve got that pile up of stress and just need to unwind.

8. Hampi

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Another one for the cultural fans, Hampi is dotted with beautiful ruined temples from the 7th Century. With surprises cropping up at every turn, it’s super fun to discover Hampi on your own, simply wandering through it.

Have you already started planning your weekend away? Let us know an off-beat destination you’re headed to!

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