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8 Cities That Host A Weekend Escape With Your Gang

8 Cities That Host A Weekend Escape With Your Gang

You don't need to travel far to have a kick ass weekend with your friends! HolidayIQ reviewers give you reasons to stay in your city and have a weekend escape from life as usual. 

1. Bangalore

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “Visitors mayenjoy the flora and fauna of the Bannerghatta National Park....Azoo, Various species of Birds, Butterfly conservation, houses,zoological reserves, Fenced forested Elephants sanctuary the Nation's first sanctuary This park is a wildlife corridor for elephants and other animals. The park offers Safari tour on additional charge in the safe busses which are managed by Karnataka State Tourist Development Corporation to see the real wildlife.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mallika Raghavendra says, “Abode of Lord Krishna in Bangalore...The temple is surrounded by greenery and gardens and the way up is as magnificent as the destination which is the main temple itself. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Bangalore is known ascity of Gardens and Lalo Bagh Is thecity's pride. Lalbagh is regarded as one of the most richly diverse botanical gardens in South Asia, Lalbagh in the southern part of thecity, was laid out by Nawab Hyder Ali in 1740. Spread over 97 ha about 240 acres of parkland, many of tropical and subtropical plants were brought here by Tipu Sultan, as one Mango Tree still remains attraction for visitors which was planted by Tipu himself.”

2. Mumbai

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nittin Mittal shares, “Best Water park. One of the biggest water parks I have ever been to. It's just next to Essel World. We took a ferry from Gorai Creek which charges Rs. 60 for to and fro journey. The entry fee was Rs. 750. There is a restaurant inside the park which serves awesome food at nominal rates. There are several rides which will take you one full day to cover all. The best part of the park is its wave pool. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ramesh Kabra adds, “fort steeped in history & legend There are places & monuments around Mumbai steeped in history & legend. All you need is interest in exploration & a discerning eye. Our guides to go off the beaten track took me & my son to the Vasaifort and we came back pretty impressed with what we saw & experienced. ”

3. New Delhi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Srijan Srivastava says, “The Garden of Five Senses is not just a park, it is a space with a variety of activities, inviting public interaction and exploration. T...Such spaces add atmosphere and life to acity and cater to all sections of the society....The twenty-acre site, located at Said-Ul-Azaib village, close to the Mehrauli heritage area in New Delhi, is spectacular. The Garden was inaugurated in February 2003. Majestic rocks stand silhouetted against the sky, others lie strewn upon the ground in a casual yet alluring display of nature's sculptural genius. It was the ideal ground on which to realize the concept of a public leisure space that would awaken a sensory response and thereby a sensitivity to the environment. Soaring stainless-steel birds mounted on slate-clad pillars welcome you into the park.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prakash Bhatia says, “India Gate - The Pride of Delhi Delhi has been bestowed with innumerable monuments ancient as well as modern. From Qutub Minar to Humayun Tomb, Redfort to Jama Masjid and of course the modern one India Gate. It was built was by the Britishers in the memory of soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the World War I.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prakash Bhatia says, “Connaught Place - The Oldest Shopping Mall Connaught Place or CP as is popularly known is probably the oldest Shopping Mall of India. Built by the Britishers is a huge shopping and entertainment zone in India. ”

4. Kolkata

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Suketu Kumar adds, “Large marble building in memory of Queen Victoria ...The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata, once the largestcity of the British India. It was built in the loving memory of Queen Victoria. It is now a museum and tourist destination by the bank of the Hooghly River.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Basab Ray Chaudhuri says, “6th Longest suspension cantilever Bridge in the World ...Howrah Bridge is not only the pride of Kolkata but also the longest bridge of its kind in India. Lacs of vehicles and pedestrians use the bridge daily. The bridge is maintained by the Engineers of Kolkata Port Trust. This famous landmark of Kolkata is renamed after the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore as 'RABINDRA SETU '.”

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5. Pune

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Seep Bora adds, “Monsoon? Drive to Tamhini Ghat! Phew! Finally, the refreshing shower of the monsoon hits the disturbing heat of the summer. Tamhini village is located on the ridge of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra and hence gets its name Tamhini Ghat.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vinit Patni says, “Worth the hike Sinhagad fort is some 30km from Pune. It is a beautiful trek with some nice view at points. It took us just over an hour to reach the top where the vehicle parking is. There is not much which remains of the fort as such but the whole area is quite nice and big. You can walk to various points of thefort area for some nice view and/or a secluded lovely walk. ”

6. Visakhapatnam

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HolidayIQ Reviewer bhanu chander says, “An Amazing Place and the Breathtaking view of Bay of Bengal...You can get to see the beautiful beaches and also the Bheemili beach for a wonderful experience in the evening. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Krishnamohan Velagala adds, “God's Country and awesome experience at Araku Valley Andhra Pradesh God's Country. Araku Valley, a pleasant holiday trip with family and friends. ...ellow flowers, highest peaks, green environment, Coffee plantation, Tribal museum, Bamboo chicken all these things made me relax more than my expectation.”

7. Ahmedabad

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nalsarovar Aamin bhai shares, “Nalsarovar bird watching call ...Nalsarovar bird watching call Neal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Consisting primarily of a huge Lake, is situated spread over 120 Km² to the West of Ahmedabad Near Anand city, in the Gujarat State of India. Mainly inhabited by Migratory birds in winter and pring, It is the largest wetland bird Sanctuary in Gujarat. The lake Nalsarovar and the wetlands Around it were declared a bird Sanctuary in April 1969....Of birds visit the delightful bird Sanctuary in winter and spring. Winter migrants from the north Including Purple Swanphen, Pelicans, Ibis, Lesser and Flamingos, Storks, four species of Bitterns, Herons, Ducks, Crakes And grebes visit Neal Sarovar. Thousands of migratory waterfowl Flock to this sanctuary just after The Indian monsoon season. The Shallow area and ponds on the Outer fringes of the lake attract the Wading birds that feed in the shallow waters. There are 360 islets in the lake. Most of them lie exposed when the” 

8. Panjim

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhishek Chaturvedy shares, “Old Goa : The Touch of Portuguese Past ...The Grand old churches, Museums were providing just breathtaking views to the eyes. Church of Se, St. Cathedral Church, museum, Basilica of Bom Jesus etc gives a vivid picture of Portuguese Past.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vivek M adds, “Excellent location Dona Paula, a small island, located on the beautiful and famous sea stretch spans from Panjim to Miramar. Today, there is a black stone statue of the young Dona Paula and her Goan lover on a rocky promontory jutting into the sea with a sweeping view of the Mormugao Port in the background. When you are in Dona Paula, you must visit the ruins of the Cabofort, erected in 1540. The Cabo Raj Niwas is one of the most elegant governor's residences in the whole of Goa. There is also a 180 year old English cemetery, open to the public along with a chapel, which has a memorial tomb of Dona Paula the Menezes with her history engraved on the tombstone. Any time of the day you can visit.”

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