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10 Places For The Dussehra Long Weekend Where Hotels Are Still Available!

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Another long weekend is just around the corner. With Dussehra and Madhvacharya Jayanti coming as a boon to office-drones, HolidayIQ Travellers list down 10 ways to enjoy the long weekend.

10 Places For The Dussehra Long Weekend Where Hotels Are Still Available!:

  1. Ri Kynjai Resort, Shillong (Meghalaya)
  2. Silver Oaks Hotel, Kalimpong (West Bengal)
  3. Jungle Retreat, Mudumalai (Masinagudi) (Tamil Nadu)
  4. Naukuchiatal (Uttarakhand)
  5. Acres Wild, Coonoor (Tamil Nadu)
  6. Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
  7. Himalayan Trout House, Gushaini
  8. Happy Valley Tea Gardens, Darjeeling (West Bengal)
  9. Milam Glacier, Munsiyari (Uttarakhand)
  10. Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh)

1. Live Khasi Style In Shillong

Live Khasi Style In Shillongsource: rikynjai.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Shivlal Sharma from Bangalore shares, ”We as a team of friends visited Shillong for an offbeat adventurous holiday with my friends. We were told that Ri Kynjai Resort is one of the best place to stay in Shillong. It is built on a Khasi style. It is one of the most quiet place to stay. The view of the sun rise as well as sun sets are the highlight of the rooms in this resort and can prove even a best place for those looking for a calm place for their honeymoon! Ri Kynjai Resort has one of the best amenities, which you hardly expect in a place like where it is located, especially in Shillong. We were greatly surprised to see the inside of it. The exterior of this resort in itself has a great aesthetic look gives you the old and new style. The services offered by the staff overall is very satisfied and there is definitely no qualms about it. Even the rooms are decently maintained and no issues. If you are planning for an offbeat holiday, I would definitely suggest you to try Ri Kynjai as it is the best place to stay in Shillong and very different.”

2. Relive Victorian Luxury In Kalimpong

Relive Victorian Luxury In Kalimpongsource: elginhotels.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Mr.Sanjeev shares, “We visited this Kalimpong in December as part of our North-East India tour. We decided to stay at Silver Oaks hotel, and shortly we realised that we made a great decision! The hotel had everything - very good staff, delicious food, beautiful scenic view, beautifully decorated corridors, rooms with room heaters, excellent bathroom, and other facilities - making the stay a very pleasant one. We are looking forward to visiting Kalimpong again in the future - to have another wonderful stay at this hotel again! Silver Oaks rocks!”

3. Retreat To The Jungles In Masinagudi

Retreat To The Jungles In Masinagudisource: jungleretreat.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Prabhu Shah from Ujjain shares, “A completely different experience for nature lovers. The Mudumalai Reserve continues into the jungle retreat property. It is not fenced and I had a chance of spotting a deer and watching a variety of species of birds. The pool was made in natural surroundings with a thoughtful grading of pebbles for wildlife. The services were very prompt and good; food was awesome. The holiday place is for those who love the intense quiet of nature, no landscapes or artificially grown gardens. I was able to see wild elephants on the safari along with bison. A peaceful retreat away from the hum drum of city life, would love to go back there again.”

4. Go Paragliding In Naukuchiatal

Go Paragliding In Naukuchiatalsource: shoesonloose.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Apoorv Joshi from Indore shares, “A perfect tourist destination for all hill station lovers. Great place for adventure and relaxing as well. Best part is, this small hill station is not so crowded as compared to its neighbours (Nainital and Bhimtal), which makes it a perfect one.” HolidayIQ Traveller Megha Jaiswal from Delhi adds, “I had a lifetime experience of paragliding for 30 minutes at Naukuchiatal.”


5. Cheese Making In Coonoor

Cheese Making In Coonoorsource: team-bhp.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Suchismita Das from Kolkata shares, “Visiting and staying at Acres Wild was a "dream come true" experience for me! I was taken by surprise by the warm bonhomie, good companions, marvellous food and the sylvan/idyllic surroundings. I took a dive in the quaint little pond on the property and had a wonderful swim, quite unexpectedly! The owners and their staff are a motley, yet a lovely bunch of like-minded people who take care of their guests like their own family. Though desolate, but incorrigibly natural and ethereal in its beauty, the different cottages, straight out of fairy tales, and named after different kinds of cheese are excellent! Rustic and wild, yet with all the modern day facilities, this property's a loner's paradise. Of course, it's also a place where one might get lucky and make new yet very genuine friends, even. Acres Wild with its distinctly flavoured different kinds of cheese, served fresh every morning at breakfast, along with the ambience makes life worth living, in the truest sense of the term! I will definitely go back to Acres Wild to taste the rugged and rustic wilderness experience along with an innate urbaneness we cannot do without!”

6. Rejuvenate Your Mind In Shimla

Rejuvenate Your Mind In Shimlasource: holidayiq.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Dr.Arjun Arya says, “Marigold was an enriching experience in terms of a warm welcome followed by a courteous staff and good food. The place is ideal for a resort surrounded by mountains on all sides and a deep valley located at a good height on the way to Naldehra. The best part was the silence of the hills where one can relax and rejuvenate. The cottages were clean and spacious and ventilation was good. I would advise once a visit in a lifetime.”

7. Go Himalayan Trout Fishing In Gushain

Go Himalayan Trout Fishing In Gushainsource: colorsnspirits.com

Famous for its trout fishing, Gushain is popularly known as a Trout Country. Insulated within the Kullu Valley, the town is renowned for its beautiful landscape and view of the Himalayan peaks. Situated at the higher elevations, Gushain experiences temperate climate. Though Gushain is an all year round destination, but the best time to visit the place is from February to June and again from September to November. HolidayIQ Traveller Arun Sudheendran shares, “The place has a very homely environment and a lovely view of Nagini River from the balcony. It feels like a dream location and the quaint looking cottage adds to the feel. The food is simply wonderful and so is the prompt service and excellent host Christopher. You can go trekking to a waterfall nearby or enjoy fly fishing at Nagini.”

8. Tea Tasting In Darjeeling

Tea Tasting In Darjeelingsource: culturetarians.wordpress.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Abhijit Gupta from Kolkata says, “This is one of the oldest tea estates in Darjeeling. You can spend some good time here exploring the way tea is made and interacting with the locals and estate workers. The history of the estate is worth learning. You can also buy some tea from there.”


9. Go Glacier Trekking In Munsiyari

Go Glacier Trekking In Munsiyarisource: adventureclicknblog.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Vipin says, “The drive to Milam village offers the view of lovely snow-clad mountains, deep valleys, a variety of trees-pine, bamboo, birds, numerous waterfalls etc. It is truly panoramic.” At an altitude of 4267 mt, and spread of around 37 sq km, it is the mighty Milam glacier that makes for a perfect trail for trekking. The Milam Glacier trek is a moderate trekking experience in India that can be covered between 12-13 days."

10. Cloud Spotting In Dharamshala

Cloud Spotting In Dharamshalasource: flickr - Anne-Mette Jensen

"A journey through clouds" is what aptly describes our trip to Dharamshala says HolidayIQ Traveller Indranil Ghosh from Durgapur. He further adds, “Dharamsala is famous for The Temple of The Dalai Lama.A place sacred for the Tibetan Buddhists.A place for nature lovers and lonely travelers.  Enjoy the beauty of nature,the snow clad ranges of Dhauladhar,the tranquility of the temple of Dalai lama. trekking,sightseeing a must to enjoy the place.”

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

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