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Top Weekend Trips for 2021

No matter how many long-distance trips you have taken or whichever exuberant places you have been to, but nothing can match a nice relaxing weekend trip. Weekend tours are the best kind of escape from the fast running cities to one of the gorgeous cities reverberating peace and serenity.

We understand that after a week-long exhausting work or mind-blowing studies you would want to spend your weekend partying somewhere or reading at a tranquil place. So how can we miss to give you a list of top weekend trips from Delhi and Ahmedabad? Of course, we can’t!

Here’s a compiled list of the top 10 weekend trips for 2021

Weekend trips from Delhi

Triund Trek

Triund trek is a sweet short trek from Mcleodganj of about 5-6 hours long. The breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar range and Kangra valley are some of the best things this trek offers you. The twists and turns of the paved route take you through an adventurous trail covered with a lush green atmosphere. In summers, the entire route is usually marked with bright colored blooming flowers and silent waterfalls.

Triund trek is in total 1 night and 2 days long. You trek on the first day and reach the top. The same night you camp under the open sky while enjoying the bonfire and the next day trek down to Mcleodganj.

Mcleodganj is easily accessible from Delhi by bus and car. It’s an overnight journey that starts between 8 – 12 in the night and will drop you at Dharamshala right in the morning. The distance between Mcleodganj and Dharamshala is hardly 10 km which can be covered in about 10 – 20 minutes.

Nag Tibba Trek

Also known as ‘The Serpents Peak’, this trek is one of the best weekend treks from Delhi. If you are trying to enter the world of trekking, Nag Tibba is the best introduction. It starts from one of the oldest villages – Pantwari and takes you deep in the forest trails. In late winters, the route gets full of snow and glows under the sun, whereas in summers, it boasts lush green surroundings.

The entire landscape holds panoramic views of the Himalayas and clear open skies. Nag Tibba’s top is in the form of a ridge where you might meet many other trekkers spending their peaceful time.

Dehradun is about 5 hours away from Delhi and Pantwari is further 3 hours away from Dehradun. Therefore, it takes about 8 – 9 hours to reach Pantwari village from Delhi which you can cover overnight. Another easier way is to fly to Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun, and from there take a shared cab to Pantwari.

Kasol – Tosh or Kheerganga

The traditional town Kasol, on the northern hills of Himachal Pradesh, is a sweet little hamlet known especially amongst the backpacker’s community and adventurers. It is one of the oldest villages in the Kheerganga belt hosting a few adorable communities of native dwellers and their unique art and culture. Tosh is about 21 km away from Kasol. Tosh is a small village nestled on the banks of Parvati river.

Kasol and Tosh are perfect towns to spend your weekend vacations with utter peace. Riverside camping with musical bonfire is one thing which you cannot miss if you are visiting these charming towns of Himachal Pradesh.

Kasol from Delhi is about 520 km away which takes around 13 hours to cover by car. You can either take an overnight bus from Delhi or drive through your own car and reach Kasol. Stay for a day or two and then drive back to Delhi.

Auli

Auli is a town that is settled over vast expanses of meadows and grasslands. It is a town that boasts one of the longest views of the Himalayas and the open valley. Summers usually comprise an extremely green environment with myriad blooming wildflowers, whereas winters observe extensive snowfall. Auli is also a synonym for a snow paradise or skiing capital of India.

Most of the tourists visit this charming town either to enjoy snow games or to learn skiing. The town also inhabits several famous alpine lakes, Chattrakund and Chenab being one of the most famous amongst all. While enjoying skiing, you can also trek to nearby hills like Guarso and Kwani Bugyal.

Auli is about 500 km away from Delhi which can be covered either by bus or flight. One way is to travel through the road which will take around 6 – 7 hours to reach. The second way is to take an hour-long flight from Delhi to Dehradun and from there take a shared cab to Auli which will take approximately 5 hours to cover.

Rishikesh with Adventure activities

The Rejuvenation center of India – Rishikesh is settled just beside the holy Ganges. What makes this town exceptionally unique is its adaptability. It molds itself and offers you whatever you wish to ask from it. For people who wish to enjoy some peaceful time to themselves and meditate in the Himalayas, this town gives you a perfect environment for that. Whereas for people who wish to add in some flavors of thrill and adventure, Rishikesh offers you several adventurous escapes too!

To add in some spices, you can go skid in the waters with river rafting or jump from a huge cliff with bungee jumping. Rishikesh is just an ideal place to enjoy a blend of peace and adventure.
Rishikesh from Delhi is only 230 km away which can be easily covered either by a car or a bus in about 4 hours. So get your car ready and vroom off to Rishikesh.

Weekend trips from Ahmedabad

Udaipur

Welcome to the most romantic city of Rajasthan. Udaipur is a city where every breath – every step takes you deeper into the essence of aesthetics. From morning visit to City Palace to evening coffee on the banks of Fatehsagar, this city surprises you with its charm at every corner. How about spending your winter afternoon on Gangaur ghat and dipping your legs in the cold waters of Lake Pichola?

Udaipur is just about 260 km away from Ahmedabad which is easily coverable by road. You can drive your own car or catch a Friday night bus to Udaipur. If you are a fan of aesthetical buildings, Udaipur is just an ideal place for you!

Mount Abu

In the entire state of aesthetics and desert, there also stands the one and only hill station Mount Abu. It is a popular tourist destination for those who are in search of mountain bliss with a lush green environment. Mount Abu has several attractions to see such as Nakki Lake, wildlife sanctuary, trekking and camping, and bird watching.

Two of the best things about this hill station is its roads and sunset points. The road which you will take to reach Mount Abu is full of gorgeous flowers and verdant trees. You pass through a series of waterfalls, lakes, and stunning landscapes on the way.

Mount Abu is 235 km away from Ahmedabad which is easily coverable by car or bus. As it is a one of the weekend destnations, driving down through your own car is an ideal situation. You can stay at a peaceful campsite or a cottage and enjoy the views of Aravalli hills from there.

Jaisalmer

If Rajasthan reminds you of the color gold, then Jaisalmer is a major factor in it. Jaisalmer has two prominent sides to it. On one side, this city charms you with its traditionality, extravagant Havelis, and magnificent fort, and on the other side, it offers you the adventures of desert safari and under the sky camping.

Being one of the major tourist destinations in the entire Rajasthan state, you get the opportunity to ride camels, witness tangerine sunsets, sleep on a charpai, explore the weary old streets of Jaisalmer Fort, and savor pure Rajasthani food.

Jaisalmer is about 540 km away from Ahmedabad. The best way to is to travel either by bus or by your own car. It will take approximately 10 – 11 hours to reach the golden city of India.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

One of the historical citadel located on the banks of Banas River, Kumbhalgarh was constructed in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha. Only 1.5 hours away from Udaipur, this fort has become an interesting weekend escape to relax and enjoy a day off. It also holds several attractions near and within the fort such as lakes, temples, museums, gardens, and many others.

With a luxurious stay within the historical building, you get a chance to visit myriad ancient structures. Kumbhalgarh fort is about 220 km away from Ahmedabad which can be covered only in 7 – 8 hours. You can either drive down through your own car or catch a bus. Another good option is to stay in Udaipur for a day and then shift to Kumbhalgarh for the next night. This way you can cover two different places within a weekend.

Ranakpur Jain Temple and Eklingji Temple

Eklingji temple is the most famous temple of Lord Shiva. It is located just 25 km away from Udaipur giving access to a majority of tourists who come to visit Udaipur. Other than the historical and mythological significance this temple holds, it also leaves a mark in terms of brilliant architecture and scriptures. The entire wall is almost full of myriad scriptures sharing thousands of stories.

No temple in the state of Rajasthan can beat the extraordinary architectural style of Ranakpur Jain Temple. It is also one of the five major Jain temples making it an important pilgrimage site for the Jain community. Spread across a wide area, Ranakpur temple is a site to explore and view to behold. It is about 95 km away from Udaipur but is easily accessible by daily buses from Udaipur.

Eklingji Temple is 280 km away from Ahmedabad and can be covered easily in 6 – 7 hours. Ranakpur Jain Temple on the other hand is 310 km away from Ahmedabad and can be covered in 7 – 8 hours at max. If you are planning to do a cheap weekend trips to these temples, exploring Udaipur is also a good idea.

Weekend trips are best to give yourself a break from the fast running life. Sometimes, it becomes mandatory for you to break your schedule of 5 days work and 2 days sleep, and go out. Exploring these nearby attractions and enjoying some time with your pals is a good idea to flush out all the exhaustion.

Moustache would love to host you at one of these locations and give you a good time exploring the cities. Let’s together make 2021 a much enjoyable year.

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