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Why Taking These 10 Trips Is Far Far Better Than Partying This Weekend

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You can either go binge drinking and spend the rest of the weekend nursing a hangover or you can explore these places and enrich your life. Read on.

Why Taking These 10 Trips Is Far Far Better Than Partying This Weekend:

  1. Ganga Kinare A Riverside Boutique Hotel, Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
  2. Silk Route Hotel, Shillong (Meghalaya)
  3. Panchavati Sinnar Motels, Nasik (Maharashtra)
  4. Alcove Resort, Anjuna Beach (Goa)
  5. Harshgiri Lake Resort, Thane (Maharashtra)
  6. Hotel Relish, Kutch (Gujarat)
  7. Hotel Nand Nandan, Dwarka (Gujarat)
  8. The O Hotel, Pune (Maharashtra)
  9. Guhantara Resort, Bangalore (Karnataka)

Day 1. Water Rappelling At Rishikesh

Water Rappelling At Rishikesh
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This hybrid sport combines thrills amidst the natural beauty of Rishikesh. Swim in brooks, rappel down waterfalls and go hiking. HolidayIQ Traveller Aman Goyal from Chandigarh says, “This is the one of the place I had longed to visit. It is an adventurous place. I suggest go for boating, canyoning and other exciting adventures when you are here.” “One of my best experiences in Rishikesh was during the monsoons. Being in a hill station in the middle of monsoon season where ur room is shadowed by thick green foliage and our balcony overlooks river Ganges. Moreover the place where I stayed in was just 5 mins walk from Laxman Jhula.”  

Day 2. Take A Walk On The Double Decker Living Root Bridge

Take A Walk On The Double Decker Living Root Bridge
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What better season to visit the Abode of the Clouds than the rains? Walk on a double-decker living root bridge, explore Laitkynsew village, enjoy the 1100 ft plunge of Nohkalikai falls ending in an emerald pool or track the monsoon on the southern slopes of the East Khasi Hills. HolidayIQ Traveller Subhankar Mukherjee adds, “The last stage of the path leading to the Living Root Bridge has stones and boulders on a very stiff slope. So, take care of your ankle & knee.”

Day 3. Go Water Repelling In Vihigaon

Go Water Repelling In Vihigaon
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The Vihigaon Falls is a great place for watersports like waterfall rappelling and canoeing. Counted among the lesser-known attractions near Pune, this waterfall is highly seasonal as it is fed mostly by monsoon rains. The whole area around the falls is covered in a beautiful shade of green and offers a picturesque setting to whole place.

Day 4. Go Kite Surfing At Morjim Beach

Go Kite Surfing At Morjim Beach
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Combine the power of wind with the fun of water sport with kite surfing. Feel the wind on your face and the ocean at your feet while you ride the waves with a surfboard and a large synthetic kite. This high powered sport requires skill and courage. Morjim beach, is a long sandy beach and the best spot for kite surfing in Goa. The Goa Kitesurfing School is located on this beach and operates between January and April. Mumbai and Kovalam are other hot spots for kitesurfing in India.

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Day 5. Go Kayaking In Durshet

Go Kayaking In Durshet
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HolidayIQ Traveller Pramoth says, “This destination is on the Khopoli exit, so it is very accessible and a great bet for a one-day trip.” HolidayIQ Traveller Guru Dutt adds, “Rappelling, kayaking, river crossing and treks are some of the activities you can try in Durshet.”

Day 6. Hire A Bike And Explore The Rann Of Kutch

Hire A Bike And Explore The Rann Of Kutch
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HolidayIQ Traveller Deepak Nayak from Bangalore says, “ We hired a bike from MX autos near Bhuj bus stand. Riding through the desert was a lifetime experience. We covered Kala Dungar first and reached White rann at the sunset. It’s always advisable to visit Rann in the sunset else there is no fun. Next day we explored Mandvi in bike. Just hire a bike and explore Kutch.”

Day 7. Battle The Waves At Dwarka With A Surfboard

Battle The Waves At Dwarka With A Surfboard
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HolidayIQ Traveller Mukesh from Delhi says, "The beaches, sunset point and a chance to tackle the waves and play adventure sports is what is great about it." Since Dwarka is a religious destination, there aren't many surfing enthusiasts or any surfing schools here. It is advisable to carry your own surfboard.”

Day 8. Trek To Rajmachi Fort In Pune

Trek To Rajmachi Fort In Pune
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The fortification at Rajmachi consists of two forts, Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan Fort. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination. HolidayIQ Traveller Koustubh Shenai from Mumbai shares, “Rajmachi consists of two beautiful peaks namely 'Shrivardhan' and 'Manaranjan'. Rajmachi is very famous fort near twin hill stations in Maharashtra - Lonavala and Khandala. Rajmachi fort is nearby 18/20 Kms from Lonavala but a nice way to reach the fort is from Tungarli Lake. This trek is very good for the beginners.”



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Day 9. Camp A Night Out At Chikmagalur

Camp A Night Out At Chikmagalur
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A Camping trip is for not just a camp-fire and quiet souls around. Load up some chilled beer, make music, dance around and enjoy a pollution-free getaway with friends! 
HolidayIQ Traveller Sandeep Dwivedi shares, “You can have a campfire in between the forest and enjoy the night with your friends. You must visit mullayanagiri, hebbe falls etc. Local food is also awesome and you can have a pure south Indian food in chikmagalur. We had a campfire in between forest and enjoyed full night with party and dance, next day we did sightseeing it was an awesome experience of my life.”

Day 10. Live Khasi Style in Shillong

Live Khasi Style in Shillong
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HolidayIQ Traveller Arjun Kramsa shares: "Amazing place great sightseeing, plus great food, the people are friendly too. And great place in india to vist if you're a music enthusiasts. I'd visit this place again. I came here for a job but I'll loving this place so much that I didn't want yo leave here hop you enjoy your stay."

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