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Stuck in Hyderabad This Republic Day? Check This out!

Stuck in Hyderabad This Republic Day? Check This out!

The 68th Republic Day is just around the corner, many holiday seekers have already planned their vacation. 2017 gifts you a long weekend this Republic Day! Making it imperative you leave your daily life behind and head out for some quality time. If you're in Hyderabad and don't know where to go, here is HolidayIQ telling you all you need to know.

Stuck in Hyderabad This Republic Day? Check This out!:

  1. Kochi (Cochin) (Kerala)
  2. Pondicherry
  3. Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
  4. Munnar (Kerala)
  5. Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)
  6. Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)

1. Kochi

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source: Venkatesh R, HIQ traveller from India visited Kochi last year

Kochi is a celebration of Kerala's unique history and culture. The Mattancherry Palace also known as Dutch palace, the Paradesi Synagogue which "was built in 1568. This place of worship is witness to arrival of the Dutch, Portuguese and then the British." says HolidayIQ reviewer Rashmin. Marine Driveis a very beautiful place to tourist, it's look like very natural made, its very cool and clean place, we really enjoyed the boating, it's really to amazing place to tourist people.” says HolidayIQ reviewer Ankit.

How to Reach:

By air: The Cochin International Airport is connected to all major cities across India and the world. It's located 29 Km from the city centre. 
By train: The two major railway stations in Kochi are Ernakulam Town Station and Ernakulam Junction Station, with a good frequency of trains. 
By road: Cochin is accessible through National Highway 44.  

2. Pondicherry

source: Abhinav Kumar, HIQ traveller from Delhi visited Pondicherry last year

The unique location of Pondicherry captured the attention of Portuguese, the Dutch, the Danes, the English and the French. This heritage serves you with a cocktail of culture, language, food and things to do.

HolidayIQ reviewer PG says,Paradise Island has many activities like kayaking, canoeing, speed boat, banana ride etc. There is a shack that sells food and water but it would be great if you could pack a picnic basket for this trip! I would totally recommend this place if you visit Pondicherry.”

HolidayIQ Traveller Priyam says,Promenade is the landmark site of Pondicherry. Long stretch of rocky beach running along the road! The long stretch of road turns into a carnival in the evenings. Experiencing the ocean sprays while walking on the Promenade is truly amazing.”

How to Reach: 

By air: There are regular flights between Hyderabad and Chennai Airport. Pondicherry is about 180 km away from the airport with ample taxi availability.

By train: The Puducherry Railway Station is well connected to all major cities. 

By road: National Highway 65 connects Hyderabad and Pondicherry via Nellore and Chennai.

3. Coimbatore

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source: Kovai sales, HIQ traveller is from Coimbatore

Coimbatore is “situated at the foot hills of Nilgris. It is the gateway to paradise on Earth i.e the Nilgris Mountains. Coimbatore is surrounded by small hills. Anaimalai hills. Kovai Kuttralam, Aliyar dam, Valiyar. Velliangiri hills, Siruvani Dam, Bhavani river, Siruvani river, Tirumurthi dam and so many get away places are abound in and around Coimbatore. It is well connected by Road, Rail and Air. It has International Airport. Coimbatore Junction is well connected to all the places.” says HolidayIQ reviewer, Venkatesh Padmanabhan. 

How to Reach:  

By air: Coimbatore Airport is an international airport allowing for both domestic and international flights to Coimbatore.

By rail: Coimbatore Junction is the main railway station of the city enabling regular trains to Coimbatore from major cities of the country.

By road: National Highway 44 connects Hyderabad and  Coimbatore through Bangalore and Erode. 

4. Munnar

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source: Krishnakumar R, HIQ traveller from Alappuzha (Alleppey) visited Munnar last year

Munnar is everything you would want a hill station to be - gorgeous, lush and dream-like! The place is so beautiful, it feels straight out of a painting!

HolidayIQ scout Siddharth says, "Munnar certainly is the coldest and the best sightseeing place in whole of Kerala, I was stumped by the lake and tea plantation." Adds Sangeeta, "Lovely weather, excellent greenery, lovely flowers. Nice places to visit, fresh air, zero pollution."

How to Reach: 

By air: The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport, which is 110 km away by road.

By train: The most convenient railway head to reach Munnar from Hyderabad is Pollachi Junction.

By road: National Highways 44 and 544 connect Hyderabad and Munnar through Bangalore, Erode, Salem and Tiruppur. 


5. Vijaywada

source: Feroz Shaik, HIQ traveller is from Vijaywada

Vijayawada, literally means 'The Place of Victory', is the head of the Krishna delta and surrounded by the Budameru River on the north and the Indrakiladri Hills on the west.  Vijayawada has rich historic and religious significance. 

HolidayIQ reviewer R Shekhar says, "it is holy place goddess Durga Devi temple is very very famous in south India above the hill name Indhrakiladhri. Located on the bank of river Krishna, To reach Vijayawada trains available from all over India. Vijayawada is very near to the new Andhra Pradesh capital Amravati."

How to Reach:

By air: The Vijayawada airport is the domestic terminal of the city located in NH 5 that connects Chennai and Kolkata.

By train: Trains to Vijayawada Railway Station are available from almost all major railway stations in the country.

By road: The best way to reach Vijayawada from Hyderabad is to drive down the NH 65Vijayawada is 280 km from Hyderabad on this route. 

6. Tirupati

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source: Anand R, HIQ traveller is from Pune and visited Tirupati last year

Tirupati is a religious center of the Hindu faith, with numerous temples to serve as pitstops in the search of spirituality

HolidayIQ reviewer Harish says, "Tirupati is definitely a good place to visit if one is spiritual but the icing on the cake is it is a hill station whose climate is so good that it can make up your weekend as the cottages are not only economical but certainly give you a varied option in the form of budget you would like. Overall a nice place to visit for a change." 

How to Reach:

By air: Tirupati airport is located at a distance of 15kms from the city center near to Renigunta. 

By train: Tirupati railway station is well connected. 

By road: Tirupati is 550 km from Hyderabad on National Highways 44 and 45 .

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