8 Getaways for this Weekend You Must Visit
The snow clad Himalayas to verdant landscape and clear blue sky adds a touch of mystery to the place. Nestled in the lap of Parvati valley alongside the streaming and gurgling Parvati River, this remote village is a blessing for adventure buffs, trekkers and backpackers. With pleasant climate all around the year and low population density, this wonderful place is all set to give you an unforgettable experience.
Varanasi is regarded as the spiritual capital of India and the oldest inhabited place in the world. Considered as the abode of Lord Shiva, Varanasi is situated on the banks of River Ganges, which is believed to have the power of washing away all of one's sins. Varanasi is famous for its Ghats, Temples, Silk Sarees and culture.
Darjeeling was a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881 and still is the main attraction of Darjeeling. It is certainly that Darjeeling in the post modern era comprises of six T’s -Tea, Teak, Tourism, Toy Train, Tiger Hill and Trekkers’ paradise.
Dharamshala has become one of the favourite destination for the tourists since last 7 years. Dharamshala is a home for Buddhism Guru "Dalai Lama". Dharamshala has a lot of option to see which attracts many people towards this beautiful place. Mcleodganj, Naddi should be in the "must go" list and "Triund Trek" also has its own charm.
Goa can be the best pick for all the fun loving people who are looking for a short vacation on this weekend. Goa is not only about beaches and alcohol, Goa greens and wildlife makes for a nature lover's ideal hotspot. Goa is referred to as the city of churches by many because the culture of Goa has the lingering effect of being a Portugal colony.
Rann of Kutch
The Rann of Kutch is a large flooded grasslands zone in India. The area has desert on one side and the sea on the other. It provides the Rann of Kutch with a variety of ecosystems, like mangroves and desert vegetation. The unique handicrafts of Kutch are world famous. A lot of women and young girls make their living by selling different types of embroidered clothes. The embroidery is of various styles such as Rabari, Ahir, Sindhi, Banni, Mutwa, Ari and Soof - and some styles include mirror or bead inlay.
Pondicherry, once a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is now a Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state. Some people here still speak French (and English with French accents). Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques. The older 'French' part of town is full of quiet, clean streets, lined with bougainvillea-draped colonial-style townhouses numbered in an almost logical manner and the new town is hectically South Indian. Auroville is highly recommended.
Ranikhet also named "Queen's Land" known for its panoramic views of the Himalayas. This Charming Hill Station is located in Almora district of Uttarakhand. Hundreds of bells adorn Jhula Devi Temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga. Fruit trees grow on the terraced orchards of Chaubatia Gardens, with views of peaks including Nanda Devi.