Trips Under 10k That You Need to Bookmark for August-September 2022

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Everyone deserves a short break and what better way than exploring the Indian wilderness during the tropical months of monsoon. Turn your ordinary weekend into a notable one by taking these short trips, which won't even burn a hole in your pocket!

So, unleash the traveler in you and go on that trip you have been waiting for. Here are some doable suggestions for your joyous getaway.

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Photo of Rajasthan, India by Shruti Singh

Nothing can fade away Rajasthan's charm, not even monsoon. Rather, the royal state blooms when it's blessed by nature's shower during this time of the year. A trip to Rajasthan during monsoon is one of a kind experience and a very refreshing one. From the Monsoon Palace of Sajjangarh to the Blue City of jodhpur, there are a lot of places to explore.

You can go on an offbeat trip to Mandawa in Rajasthan by checking out Tripoto's Mindful Retreat in Rajasthan only at Rs. 3799.

Why choose this retreat?

- Stay at a heritage haveli - Mandawa Kothi.

- Get a chance to learn how to cook authentic Rajasthani cuisine.

- Go on a heritage walk and explore the Shekhawati culture.

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Photo of Rishikesh, Dehradun by Shruti Singh

Monsoons bring the much needed reprieve from the summer heat in Rishikesh. The greenery around enhances the landscape and the Ganga flows with greater power and flux. However, the peak monsoon season which is July, might be risky. So, plan your getaway to Rishikesh around August-September to enjoy the monsoon with reduced risks. Many mainstream activities are also suspended due to heavy showers in monsoon. But there's so much more to do - you can explore offbeat villages, waterfalls, practice yoga by the river and experience Rishikesh like never before.

You can have a relaxed vacation on a budget by choosing Tripoto's Mindful Retreat in Rishikesh only at Rs. 4799.

Why choose this retreat?

- Stay at Nature Care Village and embrace an unadulterated organic life.

- Start your day with riverside yoga lessons.

- Enjoy bonfire nights and watch the fireflies dance amidst the darkness.

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Photo of Nainital, Uttarakhand by Shruti Singh

With clear-washed roads and lush green mountains, monsoon is a magical time to be in Nainital. The beauty of Naini lake increases 10x with the rains which makes it the perfect time to go paddling and boating. Watch nature in its full splendor on your trip to Uttarakhand's most sought-after destination, but with a lesser crowd during the monsoon and have an unforgettable experience.

Tripoto's Mindful Retreat in Nainital gives the perfect mini vacation to explore this place in an unconventional way at Rs. 5,199 only.

Why choose this retreat?

- Stay in mud and wooden huts in the secluded Hariyal village of Nainital.

- Go for village walks leading to traditional Kumaoni homes.

- Stargaze from the night lounge and experience the enthralling mountain nights.

Photo of Pangoot, Nainital by Shruti Singh

If you want to skip the beautiful but mainstream town of Nainital, head to an offbeat destination just 15 km from Nainital - Pangot. This quaint village can be your perfect getaway to experience the monsoon. Known for its jungles and birds, it's a birdwatcher's paradise with over 300 species of birds. You can go mountain biking, trekking, or just go on serene trails in nature.

You can check out Tripoto's Mindful Retreat in Pangot and plan your offbeat mountain vacation just at Rs. 7199.

Why choose this retreat?

- Wake up in luxury camps to sweeping views of Dabka valley.

- Learn bushcrafting - a skill that enables you to survive in a forest.

- Observe the natural habitat in a peaceful village.

Photo of Mukteshwar, Nainital by Shruti Singh

From the divine Mukteshwar temple to scenic hikes, this small town is a paradise for adventure seekers and nature lovers. The overhanging cliff, also known as Chauli-ki-Jali is renowned for rock climbing. Mukteshwar is also known for its breezy waterfalls and panoramic Himalayan views. You can explore forests and orchards around Mukteshwar and get a taste of the mountain life.

Check out Tripoto's Mindful Retreat in Mukteshwar for a luxurious trip to the mountains on a budget only at Rs. 7150.

Why choose this retreat?

- Stay in a snug-valley view room at Hisalu Stays.

- Walk through untouched villages of Mukteshwar.

- Live the mountain life with a local.

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Photo of Mussoorie, Dehradun by Shruti Singh

The charm of the "Queen of Hills" is perpetual making it a popular tourist destination throughout the year. The monsoon brings the destination's realm to life, turning the surroundings rich green with contrasting blooming views and pleasant temperature. From mountain biking, rock climbing to trekking, there are a lot of activities you can indulge in, making it a perfect weekend getaway.

Check out Tripoto's Mindful Retreat in Mussoorie for an unforgettable vacation only at Rs. 7,500.

Why choose this retreat?

- Stay at a cabin in the woods.

- Experience the slow-paced village life.

- Go on a night walk to Asia's top-most haunted destinations.

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Photo of Bir, Kangra by Shruti Singh

If mountains are your calling, Bir is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Among the touristy towns of Himachal, this quaint village has managed to be peaceful yet adventurous. Known for being the world's best paragliding site, Bir has a lot more to offer than that. You can go on scenic hikes which lead you to hidden waterfalls, go cafe-hopping for meals with a view, and so much more.

You can have an experiential trip on a budget on Tripoto's Mindful Retreat in Bir only at Rs. 9399.

Why choose this retreat?

- Stay in luxury tents and wake up to views of the impressive Dhauladhar range.

- Go paragliding to watch the verdant landscape of Bir.

- Stroll to local villages and get a glimpse of the mountain life.

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Photo of Manali, Kullu by Shruti Singh

While Manali welcomes every season with its own charm, tourists flock there during summers. And to avoid the crowd and experience a different, calmer side of Manali, you should visit this Himalayan gem during the monsoon. The prices substantially drop during this time of the year and the entire region comes alive with the showers. With pleasant temperatures and waterfalls coming to life, Manali will surely be a treat to your eyes.

For a heavenly experience in Manali's hidden forests, check out this Mindful Retreat by Tripoto only at Rs. 9850.

Why choose this retreat?

- Stay in a Kathkuni home away from the bustling town.

- Walk through the lush deodar forest.

- Explore the streets and culture of Naggar.

Read more about Abdullah's experience at this retreat in Manali.

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Photo of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar by Shruti Singh

Jim Corbett National Park is a year-round destination but during the months of monsoon it is visited by landscape photographers and bird watchers. Three of its safari zones - Garjia, Jhirna, and Dhela are open during monsoon. If you want to unwind in the forest this monsoon for a not-so-ordinary vacation, this is one of the best destinations in India.

You can check out Tripoto's Mindful Retreat in Jim Corbett National Park for a trip full of adventure in the forest only at Rs. 10,000.

Check out Shubham's experience of spotting wildlife, shared by Prageet on this retreat.

Why choose this retreat?

- Stay in a luxurious property with a magnificent view of the forest and lower Himalayan ranges.

- Night safari for a thrilling experience.

- Cycle safari to be closer to the dripping greenery of the forest.

You don't need to time every trip according to the ideal season to visit that destination. During the "off-season" the places are not just free from the crowd, but the prices are also way less. And you get to experience the offbeat things, activities which might not be available be during the peak season. And monsoon makes everything pleasant!

So, plan your upcoming long weekend with Tripoto's Mindful Retreats, which are experiential trips covering your stay at distinctive properties, delicious meals, and engaging activities on a budget.

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