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10 Impromptu Trips You Can Take This Month To De-Stress

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Bored at work or the work load getting to your nerves? These 10 destinations in India are perfect to get away from the hustle bustle of the city and relax.

10 Impromptu Trips You Can Take This Month To De-Stress:

  1. Gokarna (Karnataka)
  2. Munnar (Kerala)
  3. Arambol (Goa)
  4. Ladakh (Leh) (Jammu & Kashmir)
  5. Mysore (Karnataka)
  6. Mukteshwar (Uttarakhand)
  7. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island (Andaman & Nicobar)
  8. Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir)
  9. Valparai (Tamil Nadu)
  10. Narendranagar, Tehri-Garhwal (Uttarakhand)

1. Gokarna

Gokarnasource: flickr - Miran Rijavec

HolidayIQ Traveller Pranabesh Barbhuiya says, “Gokarna had always sparked a curiosity in my mind as my friends always spoke about their hangout there. As a long weekend we thought of going there. With a bunch of people we thought that bus travel would avoid the hassle of driving a long distance from Bangalore and save me some money. We were greeted by the strong sunlight of the beach city and after checking into a hotel, we headed off to the beach. There were multiple cuisines with a vast collection of seafood. You have a choice of fun sports around the beach or you could just bask in the sun if you want a natural tan. Needless to say don't forget your shades and sunscreens at home! We had a well spent day till dusk and binged on seafood later. Our cellphones were virtually useless without network signal availability across most areas near the beach. A word of advice would be to keep your family informed that there was a known issue of phone network near the beach in case they worry if you are unreachable.”

2. Munnar

Munnarsource: wikimedia.org

Munnar is a definite stop if you are backpacking in south India. Look forward to conquering south India's highest mountain peak, exploring numerous waterfalls and also paragliding over tea gardens. HolidayIQ Traveller Mohanlal Jain from Bangalore shares, “Munnar is just not a place. Munnar is destination spread over 60 km in diameter. Stay in center point is not recommended. One may stay in any of the good hotels located across Munnar area and most of them have their rooms facing the mesmerizing hills, tea estates and the beautiful valleys. Unlike the other hill stations Munnar has umpteen number of valleys and waterfalls besides the other places of interest. One can definitely enjoy Munnar with at least two nights of stay with best chosen hotels/resorts. Travel through a good supplier and you will never miss anything.”

3. Arambol

Arambolsource: wikipedia.org

HolidayIQ Traveller Viraj Shirsekar from Mumbai shares, “This is one of the coolest beach in Goa. This is the place where you will find more foreigners than Indians. Nice market is available to shop around. Season is from November to January when you'll find many shacks on the beach itself. So its great beach to have a drink and enjoy the view.”

4. Ladakh

Ladakhsource: flickr - Koshy Koshy

A dream destination for all travellers and a challenge like no other for a backpacker. Sample road-side food – it’s the best way to try Ladakh’s authentic cuisine and survive on a shoestring budget. HolidayIQ Traveller Rohit Dhumane says, “This is the best place to unwind. There is magic in the air, which makes it special. Whatever you are going through in life, a trip here will leave you refreshed.”


5. Mysore

Mysoresource: flickr - Bikash Das

Mysore is easily connected from most cities in south India. Multiple train and bus options are available which makes it one of the easiest cities to travel to. HolidayIQ Traveller Sanjay says, “It was a pleasant journey covering nice locales on my travel from Mangalore to Mysore by bus. The brief stopover at Madikeri was refreshing where I tried some local Kodava cuisine. And then I reached Mysore by late evening to see the palace in all lit-up splendor.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Tarun, “Mysore Palace and Brindavan Gardens are a must-visit. The Sand Museum, Tipu Sultan Palace, Chamundi Temple are worth visiting. Do not miss to taste Mysore's special dosas.”

6. Mukteshwar

Mukteshwarsource: flickr - Sanjoy Ghosh

HolidayIQ Traveller Sahana Sharma shares, “Nestled in the womb of nature and Mukteshwar isa perfectromantic getaway. Donot miss to buy chocolates from Choco-House at Mountain Trails.”Pick apples, plums, peaches, apricots, and pears from the fruit farms and orchards.

7. Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beachsource: flickr - mattharvey1

This island uncluttered by tourists is perfect for a destressing. "A full moon night on Radhanagar Beach is a rather magical experience." Says HolidayIQ Traveller Vinita Vanjani, "People who like to stay back in the dark can catch sights of glowing plankton, and mesmerized by their nature and beauty. Best time to visit is Sunset. One piece of advice: Please make sure you immediately escape after sunset as it tends to grow dark very fast in mountainous terrains, and it's a long way back to the town."

8. Gulmarg

Gulmargsource: flickr - Basharat Alam Shah

HolidayIQ Traveller Essee Lolly shares, “Gulmarg as the name suggests is the meadow of flowers. This place is the most amazing and peace of mind. It lies in the heart of Kashmir valley. This place has the thickest of natural vegetation available. I visit this place very often to get my worries off!”


9. Valparai

Valparaisource: flickr - Ashwin Kumar

HolidayIQ Traveller Sushil Kumar from Bangalore shares, "I found this to be a very different destination, I can say the road less travelled. But if you are looking for a place which is away from the everyday busy city life then this is the place, a very relaxed location with nothing much to do, but just enjoy the serene weather."

10. Narendranagar

Narendranagarsource: spainindia.com

Rejuvenate in Ananda with the view of the Ganges on one side and mountain peaks on the other. Spend your holiday in the lap of nature and pamper yourself with European, Thai and Ayurveda treatments. HolidayIQ Traveller Kamal Kapoor shares, “It is a lovely destination where you can indulge with spa treatments and yoga sessions.” You can also go for nature walks, bird watching, white water rafting, safaris at Rajaji National Park and excursions to Rishikesh and Haridwar.

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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