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No Plans This Long Weekend? Pack Your Bags, It's Time For A Road Trip!

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You don't always need to plan ahead to travel. Here are 5 ways to make the most of this long weekend right even though it's already here.

No Plans This Long Weekend? Pack Your Bags, It's Time For A Road Trip!:

  1. Coorg (Karnataka)
  2. Pushkar (Rajasthan)
  3. Goa
  4. Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)
  5. Alappuzha (Alleppey) (Kerala)

1. Bangalore - Mysore - Coorg


Live in Bangalore? Have you reached a point where you're done bar hopping and have gone for every pub crawl, twice! Head out this weekend. Drive off to Coorg via Mysore, there is a lot to see and do on the way. 

HolidayIQ traveller Amit Parekh says, “The road from Bangalore till Mysore is very wide and good .” Shiva Kumar adds, “There are many very well-known restaurants namely Kamat, Shivalli MTR, Adiga's and Coffee Day on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway.” 

Once you reach your destination, Halli Mane is a great place to stay. HolidayIQ traveller Prakash says, "Camp fire, rain dance, thunder sound and musical fountain were all good activities." Kiran Kumar from Bangalore adds, "The surroundings of the hotel both in interior and exterior were beautiful."

Route: NH17 and via Mysore-Madikeri Road

Distance: 263 km

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2. Delhi - Jaipur - Pushkar

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It's all about culture, crafts and art, and volumes of history here! 

Manisha from Gurgaon gives a few helpful insights on Jaipur, "Loved the mahals and gardens. The hawa mahal is very nice." Josoph Noronha adds, "Choki Dani and amber Fort are two things you should not miss out on. " 

Monica Mudgal on Pushkar, "This is the only place in the world which has a Brahma Temple. Shopping in the lanes was fun. The roadside cafes serve fantastic vegetarian food, lovely coffee and are fast on service."

HolidayIQ Traveller Bharadwaj from Gaya says, “I was driving on the Taj Expressway.” HolidayIQ Traveller Meenu adds, “This route is very facilitative with good dhabas and restaurants.  This route is scenic.”

Somnath from Delhi stayed at Pushkar Palace, here's what he has to say, "That quaint hotel has breathtaking views. We got to see some Rajasthani folk dance and those fire shows, and of course there was bonfire.  Needless to say, surrounded by the Pushkar lake, topped by that beautiful terrace with picturesque views, and some finger-licking food, this is an idyllic place to unwind and relax, away from the city din!"

Route: NH8

Distance: 402 km 

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3. Mumbai - Kolhapur - Goa

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You might be headed to the beaches of Goa but Kohlapur can be quite an interesting stop on the way with their forts and famous temples! There is also a wildlife sancuatry close by if you are into that! 

HolidayIQ traveller Shivdas Manikkan says, “The drive from Mumbai to Kolhapur is very pleasant with the four-lane highway. Ample signages, petrol pumps and eating joints enroute.” 

Andrea Barretto a HolidayIQ traveller drove from Mumbai to Goa as well and shares her experience," The route to Goa from Mumbai itself was smooth. This route has been the best we have taken so far and the scenery along the way is breath taking."

On finally reaching Goa, YoYo Goa is a great place to stay if you want the best of everything. HolidayIQ traveller Deepak Singh agrees, "The hotel is near Vagator beach and Chapora Fort." Mona Singh from Moradabad adds, "Rooms are so good and comfortable and clean. Food is also tasty. The facilities were also so nice than any other hotel."

Route: NH4

Distance: 591 km

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4. Chennai - Puducherry - Kanyakumari

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From the colonial French town in Pondicherry to the historic Kanyakumari, this is one road trip that surely has something for everyone. 

Drive along the Coromandel Coast to see ancient heritage sites, beaches and waterfalls. HolidayIQ Traveller Balaji says, “Chennai to Pondicherry is a 140-km-drive. Drive on the beautiful East Coast Road (ECR ) and you can reach Pondicherry in solid 80 minutes! The road is smooth without any bumps for the full stretch.” 

HolidayIQ Traveller Amit Rao adds, “Pondicherry-Villupuram-Trichy-Madurai-Tirunelveli-Kanyakumari is the only best route. It will take around 8 hours at a stretch. Recommended that you halt and go. Start in the afternoon and make a halt at Madurai.”

Abhijit Katiyar from Allahabad stayed at the Sparsa Resort and says,"It's located on a beach. The room was great and it was fun staying there. They also had lawn tennis court. I would advice travellers to go for it if you want an good hotel at great location at affordable price."

Route: NH45 and NH7

Distance: 708 km 

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5. Bengaluru - Munnar - Alleppey

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This roadtrip is perfect for the nature lover. The winding roads through the ghats lead you to Alleppey where you can either chill by the beach or rent a house boat. This trip is all about soaking in the serenity and loving God's own country! 

HolidayIQ Traveller Sebastian P says, “The drive from Bangalore to Munnar is a good adventure. Driving through the green stretches along the Western Ghats, passing through Salem and Coimbatore. It’s very scenic and you will be forced to stop at many places in this route." 

Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Ajeet Deshmukh, “The roads in Kerala are excellent and even though most of the travelling is through the hills, the roads were really good."

Abhijeet Mitra stayed at the Alleppey beach resort. Here is what he has to say, " I just love this resort as it's just located besides the Alleppey Backwaters. You can have ayurvedic treatment here. The road to this resort was cool. The hotel staff was friendly and pleasant. They arranged boat tour for us and guided us well about what to see and what not to see. I would love to stay here again whenever I visit Alleppey again. It simply rocks!! Must go for everyone." 

Route: Via NH7 and Salem-Kochi-Kanyakumari Highway 

Distance: 593 km 

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