If there is one joy left in someone’s world who are working and live in cities, it is our good old weekends and to top it off with a holiday on Monday or Friday. Viola you have yourselves an extended weekend! And the answers to all our prayers. If you are wondering why we are stressing so much on a long weekend, 12th to 15th of August is right around the corners. Dancing!!
Bangalore is one of the largest corporate hubs of our country and this is why they realise stature of a long weekend. And we too know they like to do things uniquely so here we have a list of 5 offbeat destinations.
Dandeli is the ideal mix that we were looking for, with wildlife, lush green forests, picturesque locations. It has something for all. Adventure lovers are in for a treat with Kayaking, cycling, canoeing, rafting etc. Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is another attraction. If you are thinking where to stay, then Hotel Whistling Woods would definitely be a great choice.
Has Grand Canyon always fascinated you? But the ticket prices have swindled you down? Don’t you worry. Gandikota is India’s own Grand Canyon. Fort of Gandikota gives it a mysterious yet majestic look and the river Pennar certainly adds to that look. Royal County is bound to make your stay as royal as this destination
Whenever we think of a Tibetan town in India, Dharmshala pops onto our mind. But that is not the only one; we have a hidden gem named Bylakuppe. If you are thinking to define your spiritual quotient this can be the destination for you. Photo fanatics have their desired fulfilled with the scenic locations. Namdroling Monastery and the Elephant Camp according to me are a must try. Abbi Falls are pristine waterfalls located near the coffee plantations and are the perfect spot to provide for a refreshing dip. Radisson Blu Plaza and Country Inn by Carlson Suites are smart choices.
City life is so busy that we have forgotten the word romance. But if you are looking to rekindle the romance with your special someone, this is the destination. Mild fragrance of coffee with a rustic feeling of small town lanes is what this town offers. If you love travelling solo and believe in the healing powers of meditation, this town is aptly suitable for you. Menmutty falls, Muthanga Wildlife sanctuary and Karapuzha dam are places that definitely deserve your time. If you are looking to get intrigued by history Wayanad Heritage Museum is for you. Green Gates Hotels offers comfortable accommodation without burning a hole down your pocket. Wyindflower resort & Spa is going to offer you the calming retreat that you were looking for although it is certainly on the expensive side.
Muthati is a lesser known gem that is only 100kms away from Bangalore; this city stands on the bank of river Kaveri and is known for refreshing and a calming spirit. If you are wishing to rekindle your relationship with your fishing rod, this is the destination for you. Bheemeshwari is a very famous fishing camp also known as ‘Angeler’s Paradise’. It is a very famous fishing camp and a number of adventure activities like canoeing, rafting etc. can be experienced here. Accommodation is not an issue in this quaint little town, from delightful homestays to luxurious hotels, this offers you all.
With these offbeat destinations at your aid, we are sure we have awaken the traveller in you!!