The Eight Best Gateways To Enjoy The Long Diwali Weekend:- There is a long weekend coming up during Diwali! Fill your Diwali with interesting travel experiences with our top list of weekend getaways. Amidst the hullabaloo, your Diwali week just slips away without giving you a much-wanted break every year.
So, why not beat the noise and take a Diwali vacation?
Celebrate togetherness with an extended weekend getaway with your family and choose from these exciting escapes you can head to with your loved ones this Diwali!
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Yayy! The festive season is on, so everyone in the country is filled with zeal of fun and celebrations. Traveling is one of the ways by which people get to celebrate, relax and enjoy their ways. For the working ones, Diwali brings with it four holidays and plan these days in a fantastic rejuvenating trip.
Goa is people’s favorite that can be easily managed in 4 days; During any season, it is a great destination to visit. Opt for adventure sports, lie back on the beach as you sip on your favourite cocktail, partake in night revelries at Anjuna as there is lots to do in Goa on your Diwali long weekend.
B) Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
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A pleasant climate rather the scorching heat is offered by Jaisalmer, this October break. Have a look of stunning desert town that houses golden sand dunes, a grand fort, and streets that are tinted in sun-kissed hues.
Rajasthan’s westernmost destination, is Jaisalmer, that is far away from the trappings of city life. Explore the centuries-old fort, spend the night in a desert camp under the moonlit sky, or just indulge in relaxation therapies in your palatial resort.
C) Amritsar, Punjab
During Diwali, the foundation stone of Golden Temple was laid. Head over to this temple to watch its golden roof and clear water reflect the sky illuminated by fireworks and try some special treats at local eateries.
D) Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
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Plan these four days in Dharamshala, if you want to enjoy winters before they hit Delhi. There are a number of beautiful hill stations in the state; Due to its serenity and natural beauty, Dharamshala holds its own. For those looking for a getaway amidst the mountains, the Buddhist settlement of Dharamsala is a delight. A visit to the monastery which is home to Dalai Lama is as rejuvenating as a trek to the lovely Triund amidst clouds.
E) Almora, Uttarakhand
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An excellent getaways for those who like road trips is Almora and the nearby Binsar in Uttarakhand. The roads will tell you when you cross from Delhi to Uttar Pradesh to Uttarahand into the lap of snow-clad peaks, pine trees and cloud-capped hillocks on your way to Almora. Binsar, an offbeat destination, is worth a visit for its rural backdrop and wildlife sanctuary.
F) Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh
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All wildlife enthusiasts are sure to love the wilderness of Bandhavgarh National Park, and you may even spot the rather elusive tigers here during this season if you are lucky. Situated nearly 200km from Jabalpur, you are guaranteed a total seclusion from civilization here, and this is what makes the whole experience a special one.
G) Matheran, Maharashtra
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Located an hour-and-a-half-away from Mumbai; Matheran, a quaint hill town is the quickest escape from the city of dreams. Instead of spending time in the city on Diwali, escape the city snarls and spend time in nature’s lap, as you go for walking trails and climb hill slopes.
H) Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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Manali is brimming with spectacular wonders with lofty peaks of Rohtang Pass covered in snow, hidden alleyways that lead to interesting cafes in Old Manali, and adventure experiences in Solang Valley that rush up the adrenaline. Escape the chaos of Diwali, ditch those noisy crackers and choose a tranquil vacation amidst the hills of Himachal.
Tip: Extend your vacation to add Kasol in your Manali trip, and make trips to Vashisht, Manikaran during the day.