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7 Soothing Getaways For the Independence Day Long Weekend!

7 Soothing Getaways For the Independence Day Long Weekend! wikimedia

Independence day is coming with a long weekend this time around. Know how to maximise your chances of making it an absolutely fun weekend.

7 Soothing Getaways For the Independence Day Long Weekend!:

  1. The Jade, Coorg (Karnataka)
  2. Shanthi Guest House, Hampi (Karnataka)
  3. Orange County-Kabini, Kabini (Karnataka)
  4. Girivihar Holiday Club, Lonavala (Maharashtra)
  5. Pawan Guest House, McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh)
  6. West End Hotel, Matheran (Maharashtra)

1. Bylakuppe for the culture

Bylakuppe for the culture
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As one of the largest Tibetan settlements outside Tibet, Bylakuppe is a place that identifies with culture and peace. It's not very expensive and not very far away from Bangalore.


HolidayIQ reviewer Ronak : "Bylakuppe, a short drive from Siddapura in Coorg, is the centre of a Tibetan monastery and town. It's a great place to soak in the authentic culture and heritage of Tibet. The monastery has some authentic Tibetan artwork and paintings. The main highlight, though, is in the form of the 3 colossal statues of The Buddha in the monastery."


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2. Hampi for the heritage

Hampi for the heritage
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The Temples in the city are a mixture of Hindu, Muslim and Jain architecture, reflecting the whole of the city’s rich history. There's an invisible blanket of peace covering this place.


HolidayIQ reviewer Praveen : "Hampi is famous for its rich history. It goes back to 1336 AD. The city with large dimensions, carvings, florid ornamentation etc. It's just makes you fall in love with the sculptures. It is also called God of whispering rocks. It was wonderful."

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3. Kabini- adobe of the elephants

Kabini- adobe of the elephants
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HolidayIQ reviewer Sunil : “Kabini is located on the backwaters and a wonderful place to relax. A boat ride in the backwaters is a must. Take a ride into the jungle and try to spot wild animals. Elephant training camp, safari ride and visit the old temple in the island from the resort are a few must do activities."

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4. Karjat- the green paradise

Karjat- the green paradise
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Karjat is a place with something for everyone- go hiking, enjoy rafting or just absorb the beauty through your eyes- the choice is yours.


HolidayIQ Traveller Himanshu Mahajan : "Karjat is a awesome place you have to visit at least one time in your life!!! Karjat is a preferred spot for weekend holidays, picnics, river rafting, trekking, hiking, and mountain climbing. It is a favored destination during rainy season."

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5. Lonavala- stunning road and awesome view

Lonavala- stunning road and awesome view
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Lonavala is mushrooming with exceptional resorts with breathtaking views and is just the right place for a short trip from anywhere near Mumbai.


HolidayIQ Traveller Abhishrut Parihar : “Lonavala is the place if you want to go out on a trip for a day or two with family and friends over the weekend. For people staying closeby like Mumbai or Pune, it's a refreshing and soothing holiday spot. The weather was good - pleasant in the morning, rains in the evening. Perfectly romantic.”

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6. Triund- lose yourself among the green hills

Triund- lose yourself among the green hills
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Near Mcleodganj but a lot less crowded, Triund is quaint and peaceful with gorgeous hills all around. There's no such thing as a bad view in Triund.


HolidayIQ reviewer Kushal : "A heaven of a place on a decent hike from the city. It provides you marvellous views of nearby Dhauladhar range. Camp overnight, sleep under the stars, experience chill and have a bottle of JD. Go with friends, partner to enjoy the fullest. Recommended. Add to your bucket list right now."

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7. Matheran- nestled in utopia

Matheran- nestled in utopia
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Matheran is one among the eco-sensitive regions in the world, where motored vehicles are not allowed


HolidayIQ Traveller Gourav Gaonkar : “A very nice place to visit on weekends if you stay close to Mumbai. We visited it recently but it wasn't as cold as we had expected it to be, it was quite comfortable. Best place for couples to go on romantic holidays"

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