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6 Spectacular Destinations That You Can Drive to in Under 3 Hours

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Craving a vacation but don't have the time? HolidayIQ lists down 6 destinations that are within an hour or two of driving distance from your cities.

6 Spectacular Destinations That You Can Drive to in Under 3 Hours:

  1. Kamshet (Maharashtra)
  2. Matheran (Maharashtra)
  3. Yercaud (Tamil Nadu)
  4. Yelagiri Hills (Tamil Nadu)
  5. Morni Hills (Haryana)
  6. Alwar (Rajasthan)

1. Kamshet

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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Aditya Veer from Ratnagiri took this in Kamshet

Coveted as ‘Paraglider’s Paradise’, Kamshet offers a chance to soar the skies and experience the joy of paragliding over the picturesque fields and the beautiful Pawna lake. “Kamshet is ideal for those who just want to get disconnected from life it’s a small village if you can all that located next to a dam or reservoir. There are a couple of hotels that cater to paragliders who flock to Kamshet not much to do here other than wading and swimming in the reservoir. Of course one can read while swinging on a hammock under the shade of a tree and catching forty winks” shares HolidayIQ traveller Arunabh Dutta Roy.

Time: 2 hours 10 minutes via Mumbai – Pune Expressway 

Distance: 102 km from Mumbai

What to see: Karla Caves, Bedsa Caves, Pawna Lake and the Kondeshwar Temple.

2. Matheran

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Matheran is Asia’s only automotive-free hill station. “If you want to relax, enjoy, adventure or just want to be with pure nature and fresh, pollution-free air then Matheran is the best option and there is no specific season to enjoy all of these,” says HolidayIQ traveller Mrudula Pawar.

Time: 2 hours 20 minutes via Sion-Panvel Expressway and MH SH 79 

Distance: 83 km from Mumbai

What to see: Prabal Fort, Monkey point, Porcupine point and Rambagh point.

Find the best Matheran hotels for your trip.

3. Yercaud

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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Pradeep Ramachandran from Bangalore took this in Yercaud

Driving on the multiple lane roads, the 22 hairpin bends and almost no commercialization makes travelling to Yercaud a fun experience. “A destination to relax and unwind. The various viewpoints are a treat by themselves. You can soak into the beautiful clouds, and feel divine. My partner and I stayed at the Rock Perch and we were enthralled by nature, which gave us the best. The wonderful breeze, the views, were simply awesome” shares HolidayIQ traveller Shaheed K.

Time: 2 hours 20 minutes via NH44 

Distance: 213 km from Bangalore

What to see:  Big Lake, Botanical garden, Pagoda point, Killiyur Falls and Karadiyur View Point

4. Yelagiri Hills

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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Subhankar Dey from Bangalore took this in Yelagiri

Yelagiri is a place for those seeking some respite from city pace of Bangalore. Enjoy the vistas of beautiful lakes, lush green valleys, picturesque hills and aromatic rose garden here. “Yelagiri is not meant for a lot of sightseeing spots. The only places that come under the sightseeing category are the artificial lake, nature park and the Shiva temple. If trekking is your thing, Yelagiri is definitely a must visit. There are a lot of trekking locations available in Yelagiri. For the others, who are simply trying to escape the hot weather, this place will help you cool down.” shares HolidayIQ traveller Jayasurya Menon.

Time: 3 hours via NH48 

Distance: 159 km from Bangalore

What to see: Nature Park, Punganur Lake, Swamimalai and Nilavoor Lake

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5. Morni Hills

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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Naina Jain took this at Morni hills

The drive to Morni is an absolute delight. The verdant environment, dense forest cover, a lake make it a perfect relaxing hideout away from the hustle bustle of Delhi. “Lack of network is a blessing for those whose wish to de-stress and enjoy peace. The hotels and resorts are inexpensive, food is delicious and cheap and the locals are helpful and friendly.” share HolidayIQ traveller Naina Jain.

Time: 3 hours via NH44

Distance: 128 Kms from Delhi

What to see: Mansa Devi Temple and Gurudwara Nada Sahib.

6. Alwar

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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Justin Jacob from Delhi took this in Alwar

The princely state of Alwar offers an experience of architectural grandeur and heritage hotels. Alwar is close to Sariska tiger reserve which houses many endangered species. “Alwar is located in the lap of Aravali mountains. So these mountains give Alwar much greenery. You can visit Sariska tiger reserve, Siliserh lake and Garbaji Waterfall to see peace and serenity of nature. If you interested in historical and haunted places then Ajabgarh-Bhangarh is made for you.” shares HolidayIQ traveller Hemant Singh Yadav.

Time: 3 hours 41 minutes via NH48 

Distance: 167 Kms from Delhi

What to see: Bandhavgarh fort, Siliserh Lake, Sariska Tiger Reserve and Karni Mata temple.

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