They say we travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.
The happier our weekend, the merrier is our week ahead. We work all week long, slogging, putting in our efforts, eyeing the weekend as it comes closer and closer. Then lo and behold! The weekend is here. So, how do you spend your weekend? The much deserved break at the end of an arduous week. Well, to make it even more exciting, we recommend you set off to offbeat getaways to get your missing mojo back. Weekend might feel like a short time, but if you use it well, those two days are more than enough to relax and recuperate.
All you have to do is get your air ticket, charge your camera, pack your bags and make these promising destinations near you, your weekend explorations.
1. Osian, Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
You might have experienced royalty in Rajasthan, but how about surprising yourself with some awe-inspiring temples? Visit the Osian town and you may fall into a trance while you admire the intricate carvings of the popular Hindu and Jain temples out here. To believe it, experience the Sachiya Mata Temple and the Mahavira Temple for yourself in Osian, the Khajuraho of Rajasthan.
2. Sangti Valley, Dirang (Arunachal Pradesh)
Do you fantasise a quaint country scenery? Then, Sangti Valley, a heavenly abode is just perfect for you. During your sojourn in this serene valley, you can enjoy the pleasant weather, beautiful cottages, fruit orchards and let out the singer in you. If you happen to be here during winters, you can spot the black necked cranes.
3. Pangot, Nainital (Uttarakhand)
If you are into birding, then this picturesque town will increase your score. Picture yourself in this divine paradise with dreamy views of countless colourful birds and fresh air, did you smile? Then, continue smiling and check it off your bucket list.
4. Abhaneri, Dausa (Rajasthan)
Originally named Abha Nagri, which means 'city of brightness' Abhaneri is a village situated in the Dausa district of Rajasthan. It will fascinate you with its breathtaking Chand Baori stepwell and Harshat Mata Temple and take you back in time.
5. Lansdowne (Uttarakhand)
Lansdowne nestled in Uttarakhand is an attraction which delights every kind of traveller. In this serene haven, visit the Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Santoshi Mata Temple and St. Marys Church for spiritual bliss.You can either try out boating at the Bhulla Tal Lake or get amazed by the artefacts at the Garhwal Rifles regimental museum, both have their unique beauty. If exploring haunting places interests you, then visit the old cemetery in Kitchner Lines, which is believed to be a spooky and mysterious place by the locals.
6. Bhandardara, Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)
Green is good for the eyes, so care for them and make Bhandardara your next escape. Your camera will thank you, as you click snaps of the mesmerising Bhandardara lake, Wilson dam, Randha falls and Ratangad fort in this intriguing hill station.
7. Kadamane Tea Estate (Karnataka)
We all do enjoy our morning refreshing cup of tea, don’t we? So, set off to Kadamane tea estate and get to know how your healthy tea is produced in the midst of natural beauty.
Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur