Short Trips in August for the Friendship Day Weekend

Thinking about holidifying this weekend with your friends? If you are located somewhere around Bangalore, Mumbai or Delhi and thinking on visiting a nearby destination, perhaps we might help you out. We have listed three weekend getaways from each of Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai which you might like to visit. So go on and holidify!

List of all weekend getaways from any place in India can be seen here

Places near Bangalore

1. Coorg, Karnataka

Cycling on the roads of Coorg

Cycling on the roads of Coorg

Sightseeing and Things to Do: Hill Station, Lush Greenery, Coffee Plantations, Nagarhole National Park, Trekking Opportunities.

How to Reach Coorg from Bangalore: Coorg is just 240 km from Bangalore and it will take around 5-6 hours by road. A cab from Bangalore to Coorg would cost you roughly Rs. 2,500-3,000 whereas a bus would cost just Rs. 400-600 per person.

Read Travel Guide of Coorg

2. Pondicherry (Puducherry)

Pondicherry: Puducherry yellow images

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What to see/do in Pondicherry:  Beach, Auroville Ashram, French Cafes How to Reach Pondicherrry from Bangalore: Pondicherry is around 310 km from Bangalore and it will take around 6-8 hours to reach Pondicherry from Bangalore by road. Bus to Pondicherry would cost roughly Rs. 600-800 per person, whereas a cab would cost you around Rs. 3,500.

Read Travel Guide of Pondicherry

3.Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills Images

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What to do in Nandi Hills:  Hillocks, Temples, Trekking, Cycling

How to Reach Nandi Hills from Bangalore: Nandi Hills is around 54 km from Bangalore and it will take around 1 hour to reach here by a cab and it would cost around Rs. 1,000-1,500. One can also think of a cycling trip to Nandi Hills from Bangalore.

Read Travel Guide of Nandi Hills

Weekend Getaways from New Delhi:

1. Neemrana Fort

Neemrana fort palace

What to do in Neemrana Fort: Fort, Heritage Hotel, Flying Fox (Indian zipwire) How to reach Neemrana from Delhi: Neemrana is around 118 km from New Delhi and it will take around 2 and half hours to reach here by a cab and it would cost around Rs. 1,500-2,000.

2. Sariska Tiger Reserve

Sariska Tiger Reserve

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What to do in Sariska: Wildlife Safari, Sightseeing

How to Reach Sariska from New Delhi: Sariska is located around 220 km from New Delhi in Alwar district and it will take around 4 and half hours to reach there by road. It would cost around Rs. 3,000-3,500 by a cab. The alternative option is to take a train to Alwar which will take roughly 3 hours and will cost just Rs. 460 (3AC). Sariska Tiger Reserve is just 8 km from the main town of Alwar

3. Kasauli

Kasauli beauty

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What to do in Kasauli: Hill-Station, Resorts. How to reach Kasauli from Delhi: Kasauli is around 285 km from New Delhi and it will take around 6 hours to reach there by road. It would cost around Rs. 4,000-5,000 by a cab. Alternatively, one can take a train to Kalka or Chandigarh and take a cab from there. The cab would hardly take an hour from there and charge around Rs. 1,000.

Read Travel Guide of Kasauli

Weekend trips from Mumbai:

1. Alibaug

alibaug beach white sand

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How to Reach: Alibaug is located 95 km from Mumbai and the best option is to take a ferry from Gateway of India to Mandwa Ferry Terminal. However, ferries are not functional during the monsoon, so the only option is to go via road, which takes around 4 hours and costs around Rs. 1,500.

Read Travel Guide of Alibag

2. Kamshet 

Kamshet Paragliding

What to see/do: Para-gliding, paragliding school, flying with the wind.

How to Reach Kamshet from Mumbai: Pune is the nearest city from Kamshet and it is just 45 km away from the town. Mumbai is also just around 110 km from Kamshet. The cab should take around Rs.1,500-2,000 to take you from Mumbai to Kamshet. Kamshet also has a railway station and it lies between the Mumbai-Pune railway route. This is the most economical way to reach Kamshet.

Read Travel Guide of Kamshet

3. Kashid

Kashid Beach

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Read Travel Guide of Kashid How to Reach Kashid from Mumbai: Kashid is around 125 km from Mumbai and during the monsoon, the only option is to take a cab which takes around 5 hours and costs around Rs. 1,800-2,000. Buses are frequently available from the bus stand at Mumbai Central.

 

 

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Vartika has done her graduation in English Literature and is currently pursuing Masters in the same. She loves travelling and often pens down her experiences.