For those boys and girls who’re just looking for quick opportunities to give their wanderlust its due, this long weekend may have just kindled off a volley of options to get lost into. To enjoy being close to nature, all one needs is a rucksack with your bare essentials and your Woodland buddies to carry your stance, that’s it and you’re free to wander off to any of these ‘a little away from the city’ destinations where you can #BefikarBookKar with MakeMyTrip Hotel offers!

Mahabaleshwar – Panchgani

These plateaued black-soil rich hills have some picturesque rock climbing and trekking routes, as well as camping sites near Arthur’s seat and Pratapgarh fort.

Venna Lake01Places to visit – Visiting vast strawberry orchards, echo points near Monkey point and the Pratapgarh fort.
Popular resorts – Valley view resort, Brightland resort and Spa, and Bella Vista resort.
Trip duration – 2 to 3 days.

Coonoor – Koddaikanal

Apart from being pleasant hill stations with the lush greenish blue Nilgiris in the backdrop, going for a waterfalls tour is the best thing to do once you land in Coonoor.



Waterfalls to experience – Bear shola falls & Pambar falls (merely 3 and 4 KM from Koddaikanal main city area), Katary falls & Catherine’s falls 10 and 20 KM from Coonoor, and don’t miss the magnificent Hogenakkal falls situated 217 KM from Coonoor in the town of Dharmapuri.
Popular resorts – MGM Hill Worth Resorts, Taj Gateway Hotel and Maple Holiday Homes.
Trip duration – 3 to 4 days.

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Ajmer – Pushkar

The enthralling lake city of Rajasthan can be best experienced by staying at an ancient mansion, better known as a Haveli. Walk around the city or drive a car to wherever. Drive off to Ajmer and walk through the lanes best known for signature Rajasthani street food.

dddffrrrrPlaces to visit – Pushkar is enlivened with quaint village marketplaces, the serene calmness of the Pushkar Lake and some well-maintained temples. Give yourself a calming retreat at the Ajmeri Dargah Sherif.
Popular resorts – The Royal Melange, The Gateway Resort and Padmini Heritage Resort.
Trip duration – 2 to 3 days.

Nandi Hills

For the uninitiated, Nandi hills is 60 kilometers away from Bangalore and has various adventure sports activities to experience.



Places to visit – Tipu fort, botanical house and various hill-cut temples particularly Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple, sites to view sunrise and visiting coffee plantations.

Popular resorts – Mount View Resort and Silver Oak Farm.

Trip duration – 1 to 2 days.


This is India’s wine touring destination that you cannot afford to miss.


Watch out for – Wine orchards in Ramanagar, night treks, night safaris and adventure sports such as paragliding and parasailing over the lakes.

Trip duration – 2 to 3 days.

Lonavala – Khandala

The misty cloud covers at Lonavala combined with ample sightseeing opportunities makes this a favourite retreat.


Khandala - beauty in the mansoon season

Places to visit – Lohagad fort, Lion’s point (Bollywood’s once-favourite shooting destination) and the new Wet ‘n Joy Water Park; Rajmachi fort and Ancient Buddhist caves in Khandela.
Popular resorts – Rhythm Lonavala, Monteria Resort and Zara’s Resort.
Trip duration – 3 days.

These are some of the best weekend gateways for a group of friends, family or even to travel and explore the world solo. We hope this compulsive list will surely help you decide the best weekend trip that you’d remember for the lifetime. Don’t forget to checkout CashKaro website for MakeMyTrip coupons to avail on MakeMyTrip while planning your trip and avail great offers and discounts on your travel plan.

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