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You Don't Need A Booking To Visit These 7 Places

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Embark on an adventure to places known and unknown without booking anything. Traveling without a plan could be a worthwhile experience!

You Don't Need A Booking To Visit These 7 Places:

  1. Shivalik Hotel, Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh)
  2. Lans Castle, Lansdowne (Uttarakhand)
  3. Apple Country Resort, Manali (Himachal Pradesh)
  4. Hotel Ashokavana, Gokarna (Karnataka)
  5. Red Roof Resorts, Mukteshwar (Uttarakhand)
  6. Gulmarg Resorts, Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir)
  7. Hotel Holiday Break, Valparai (Tamil Nadu)

1. Kasauli - Away From The Hustle And Bustle

Kasauli - Away From The Hustle And Bustle
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source: tourmyindia.com

Spend your long weekend taking in the scenic views of the beautiful hills. The most cost effective way to reach Kasauli is to board a train from Delhi to Kalka and then take a shared taxi from there to Kasauli. This brings the round trip travel expenses at less than 1500 rupees.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sunil Agarwal shares, “Kasauli is a small cantonment hill station in himachal pradesh. It is a perfect heaven for those who want a break from hustle bustle of city life. Literally there is nothing to do, Just laze around, go for long walks and enjoy natural beauty. Go to monkey point for 360 degree view and visit on top of Hill.”

2. Lansdowne - Beauty In Every Corner

Lansdowne - Beauty In Every Corner
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source: neardelhi.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Sarmistha Ganguly shares, “Lansdowne is a weekend getaway from Delhi/NCR which can be planned if you have 3 days in hand. It is a cantonment town in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. In Lansdowne there are limited decent hotels. Based on your preference you can go for a hotel or a homestay. If you want to stay in a room from which you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the valley, it's advisable to stay in a homestay which are away from the mall road. The places to visit in Lansdowne are Bhulla Tal (man-made lake), Tarakeshwar Mahadev Temple, St. Marry Church, St. John's Church, Tip-in-Top and Regimental Museum. Apart from these you have Santoshi Mata Temple, Durga Devi Temple, Jwalpa Devi Temple and Bhim Pakora. Based on your trip duration you can plan accordingly. If you plan to stay there for 2 days, I will suggest on day 1 you can go for the local sightseeing and next day if you start early and the weather is good you can manage Jwalpa Devi Temple and Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple (though day 2 will be a bit hectic if you try to cover both)."

3. Kasol - Backpacker’s Haven

Kasol - Backpacker’s Haven
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source: boutindia.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Indarjeet Singh shares, "Those who wish to spend the night having parties can consider Kasol."  HolidayIQ Traveller Supriya Sharma adds, “We stopped a bit in Kasol Valley and just never wanted to leave that place. It was a mesmerising view.”

4. Gokarna - Chill By The Sea

Gokarna - Chill By The Sea
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source: nativeplanet.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Pranabesh Barbhuiya shares, “Gokarna had always sparked a curiosity in my mind as my friends always spoke about their hangout there. As a long weekend we thought of going there. With a bunch of people we thought that bus travel would avoid the hassle of driving a long distance from Bangalore and save me some money. We were greeted by the strong sunlight of the beach city and after checking into a hotel, we headed off to the beach. There were multiple cuisines with a vast collection of seafood. You have a choice of fun sports around the beach or you could just bask in the sun if you want a natural tan. Needless to say don't forget your shades and sunscreens at home! We had a well spent day till dusk and binged on seafood later. Our cellphones were virtually useless without network signal availability across most areas near the beach. A word of advice would be to keep your family informed that there was a known issue of phone network near the beach in case they worry if you are unreachable.”

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5. Mukteshwar - A Romantic Getaway

Mukteshwar - A Romantic Getaway
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source: nainitaltourism.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Sahana Sharma shares, “Nestled in the womb of nature and Mukteshwar is a perfect romantic getaway. Do not miss to buy chocolates from Choco-House at Mountain Trails.”Pick apples, plums, peaches, apricots, and pears from the fruit farms and orchards."

6. Gulmarg - Meadow Of Flowers

Gulmarg - Meadow Of Flowers
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source: itlholidays.co

HolidayIQ Traveller Essee Lolly shares, “Gulmarg as the name suggests is the meadow of flowers. This place is the most amazing one for peace of mind. It lies in the heart of Kashmir valley. This place has the thickest of natural vegetation available. I visit this place very often to get my worries off!”

7. Valparai - Calm & Green

Valparai - Calm & Green
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source: fulcrumtours.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Sushil Kumar from Bangalore shares, "I found this to be a very different destination, I can say the road less travelled. But if you are looking for a place which is away from the everyday busy city life then this is the place, a very relaxed location with nothing much to do, but just enjoy the serene weather."

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

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