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August 15th is a Long Weekend and We Have a Plan for You!

August 15th is a Long Weekend and We Have a Plan for You! travel.india.com

The Independence day long weekend is here. Time to hit the road and take advantage of this long weekend with these fun getaways in India.


1. A weekend of romance in Matheran

A weekend of romance in Matheran
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The quaint hill station of Matheran is Asia’s tiniest hill station. It offers scenic viewpoints and long treks through forests and clean environment.

Chetan Shah: Usha Ascot Property is synonymous with comfort, modernity and luxury. It provides home-like comfort to guests and ensures their utmost convenience by offering facilities like laundry, currency exchange, doctor-on-call and 24-hour room service etc.


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2. Spend the holiday relaxing in Mahabaleshwar

Spend the holiday relaxing in Mahabaleshwar
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Renowned for its historical background, Mahabaleshwar is hill station adorned with natural beauty oozing with old world charm.

Mandar Joshi: Very quite and safe place to stay though opposite to bus stand and is in the central place in Mahabaleshwar. Good room service. Garden and swimming pool has maintained very well. Cloudy atmosphere in rainy season in hotel premises was truly enjoyable.


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3. Indulge your wild side in Bandipur

Indulge your wild side in Bandipur
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Built to protect the tigers under the wildlife conservation project named Project Tiger. The Bandipur national park aims to protect the tigers under the natural habitat. The park is spread over an area of 874 square kilometres.

Hitesh Menghani: Location was excellent. It is in the centre of the jungle. Staff was very courteous and prompt in responding to requests. Food was good, the local cuisines prepared were excellent.


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4. A historical walk through the ruins of Hampi

A historical walk through the ruins of Hampi
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One of the most affluent cities of India in its heyday, Hampi is home to beautiful temples and is still a place of religious importance.

Goutham: Excellent place to stay. The resort is well maintained and people are too friendly as well as helpful. I will refer this place to others and would stay in Gowri when I visit Hampi again next time. Activities can be improved, however it's a place to relax.


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5. Get immersed in holy city of Rishikesh

Get immersed in holy city of Rishikesh
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Located on the banks of holy Ganga, Rishikesh is the doorway to the Himalayas. According to legends, Lord Rama meditated and practiced penance here after executing Ravana.

Avinash: The property is nice and well maintained. The staff is attentive and alert. The location is fabulous and is situated right on bank of the Ganges. Amazing view from the room. The food is good. Elaborate breakfast spread. Highly recommended for a family outing.


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6. Escape to Mussoorie - The Queen of the hills

Escape to Mussoorie - The Queen of the hills
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This verdant hill station with a spectacular view of the green Doon Valley and the distant white-capped Himalayan peaks. The influence of British rule is reflected in the architecture of the churches, libraries, hotels and summer palaces of Mussoorie.

Sabu Td: The setting is so beautiful that too bang in the middle of the mall. Our room was a suite and was very nice overlooking the rose garden. Staff were courteous and helpful. It is not a fully commercial hotel experience. More of a cottage-ish feel.


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7. Some family time in Lonavala

Some family time in Lonavala
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Amidst lush green surroundings, Lonavala offers solace and comfort to both mind and body. The small hill station offers breathtaking views of Rajmachi hills and surrounding landscapes.

Swapnil Sarang: Courtesy and hospitality that's what I loved. Awesome people, awesome location and awesome weather. The water park the indoor swimming pool with lukewarm water and the morning breakfast the best ever experience. A sure revisit.


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8. Chase the clouds in Panchgani

Chase the clouds in Panchgani
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Resplendent with amazing natural beauty and picturesque locations, Panchgani is a cool and serene hill station. With backdrop of mountains at one side and coastal plains on other.

Debjyoti Paul: Old world charm. It was like stepping back into a relaxed world which was wonderful as a break from the hustle and bustle of the city life. A far cry from the sparkle and glam of a new world resort, this had the basics covered in terms of hygiene and charm.

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