This year has a lot of long weekends and the Republic Day weekend is just the start! There is tremendous scope to travel these three days and making the best use of your long weekend should be on the cards!
With the Republic Day weekend looming up, most places are sure to be booked well in advance by hungry tourists and adventure enthusiasts. We shortlisted a few places that are especially wonderful at this time of the year, so you can zero down on one and get your itinerary sorted for the weekend!
What better way to celebrate the Republic Day than visit the magnificient Taj Mahal, a wonder of the world and India’s monumental pride. The Taj Mahal is an architectural wonder and from the aesthetic qualities, symmetry, right down to the purpose behind building this grand structure, everything is soulful and bewildering. January happens to be a great time to pay Agra a visit for the chilly winter weather. The Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are places you can cover in the same trip and can be easily managed in these 3 days.
One of the best times to visit Jaipur is January and the long Republic Day weekend ensures you have enough time to take a tour of the city and experience the cold winter. The majestic forts and the brilliant architecture is worth witnessing. The palaces are royal and enthralling, and a day tour of this city is a great way to seep in the culture and heritage that our country has to offer.
The quaint town in Dharamshala is a Tibetan settlement that can be a great choice for a 4 day trip. The monasteries, temples and shops selling handicrafts, jewellry and souvenirs are worth visiting. This town is home to a variety of cafes that serve hot beverages to sip on as you relax and unwind in front of the mountains. The views are break taking and trekking along the roads of this town can be a great experience for someone who loves adventure travel.
Great Rann of Kutch
Another destination that fits perfectly as a three day long tour is the trip to Kutch to witness the cultural extravaganza of Gujarat. The ongoing ‘Rann Utsav’ is one motivation to pack your bags and take this trip apart from experiencing the world’s largest salt desert! The white desert comes alive in the moonlight and will blow your mind with its splendour. Kutch is one of the places that should be on your bucket list this long weekend!
This vacation spot is peaceful and located on the shores of a beautiful river in Maharashtra. If you are looking to unwind and relax this long weekend then the Bhandardara dam is your ideal spot. The scenic views and the glistening waterfalls will satiate your thirst for adventure travel for quite a while, once you take this trip! For the adventurous man, the challenging trek to ‘Mt Kalsubai’, the highest peak in Sahayadris can be a venture worth taking up in these 3 days.