Little Excursions for Long Weekends
The weekend is just around the corner, I’m sure you must be planning a weekend trip as the monsoons have arrived. After all, the monsoons are for traveling, eating, and having fun, what could be better than going on a weekend trip with your family or friends? Are you not sure where to go? then don’t worry we have come up with the top places to visit on weekends. So, pack your bags and get ready to go on the trip you had been stalling for a long.
1. Gokarna, Karnataka
Do you love nature or are you looking for a nature excursion then there is no place better than Gokarna in India. The place is known as the land of palm trees as it completely surrounded by them wherever you look at. This is one of the most beautiful cities located in Karnataka and is home to beautiful beaches, landscapes, hills, and long gorgeous roads that add to the astounding beauty of the place.
It is a perfect weekend getaway trip as there is a lot to see and do in Gokarna. Moreover, if you are from Mumbai, Goa and Bangalore then don’t have any second thoughts and prepare yourselves for a weekend excursion near you. Also, if you have time don’t forget to visit Mukteshwar, it is a religious site that is famous for its huge temple of Shiva.
Top most tourist attractions- Paradise Beach, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Om Beach, Shiva Temple in Mukteshwara
Activities & sports – water sports in Gokarna and scuba diving in Mukteshwara
Best time to visit – throughout the year
2. Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Have you heard of the Golden Triangle Tour of India? If yes, then you must know that Agra is among the three cities included in this tour along with Delhi & Jaipur. Agra, the city of the Taj is one of the most famous heritage cities in India, and the Taj Mahal the epitome of Love holds first place in the Seven Wonders of the World. Tourists from all over the country, as well as the world, come in large numbers to Agra for a trip.
It is a must-visit place in India, this is a perfect place to pay a visit with your partner. Apart from the Taj Mahal, there are many other beautiful heritage places namely Agra Fort, Sikandra, Humayun Tomb, etc. Before planning your trip to Agra make sure not to plan your trip on Friday as the Taj Mahal is closed for tourists on the same.
Top most tourist attractions – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra, Fatehpur Sikri, Humayon Tomb, Taj Nature Walk. It is a perfect place for the residents of Delhi, Rajasthan.
Activities & sports – Taj Nature Walk, Taj tours.
Best time to visit – October to March
Goa is on the traveler’s list, especially for young ones as there is a lot to do. If you are planning a weekend trip from Mumbai and Pune then simply Goa it is. We all know that Goa is famous for its beaches but there is a lot more than beaches in Goa. It has amazing nightlife, adventure activities, and culture that will give you an experience of a lifetime. No matter with whom you are planning a trip, Goa will never disappoint you but it is best enjoyed with friends.
Top most tourist attractions – Cumbarjua Backwater Canal, Butterfly Beach, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, and Divar Island.
Activities & sports – Scuba Island, Cycling At Divar And Chorao Islands, Anjuna flea Market.
Best time to visit – November to February
4. Matheran, Maharashtra
Matheran is an apt place for anybody who is a mountain person. The place is a haven for nature lovers and is sure to take your breath away, this is one of the best places for weekend excursions from Pune, Mumbai, and Nagpur. People from far away places visit Matheran for its. When in Matheran, take time to enjoy sunrise and sunset.
The pollution-free environment, greenery, and mesmerizing landscapes will take you to paradise on earth. Furthermore, you would love the fact that no vehicles are allowed here and that’s the main reason the city holds is a natural beauty and soothing environment.
Top most tourist attractions – Chang Bhale Temple, Matheran Market, Irshalgad Fort.
Activities & sports – trekking, rappelling, rock climbing, toy train.
Best time to visit – October to May
5. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
Coonoor is a quaint and small hill station situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. The place is famous for its tea estates and after Ooty is the best place to explore the hills of Nilgiri. Although it is a hill station, it is easily accessible and offers a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere to tourists. It is another perfect place for a weekend excursion and is sure to rejuvenate your mind and body.
Top most tourist attractions – Katary Waterfalls, Droog fort, High fields tea factory.
Activities & sports – trekking,
Best time to visit – October to March
Weekend trips and little excursions are important for everyone as our stressful lives and work pressure has hardly left any scope to relax. Vacationing is as important as your work and maintaining a balance between them is a must. Going for weekend trips every now and then would help you to maintain a perfect balance and also help you live a better life where you get time for yourself. This list will help you plan your perfect weekend trip with your friends and loved ones.