Still No Plan For The Republic Day Long Weekend? Here Are 4 Cheap Getaways To Tingle Your Wanderlust

Tripoto

Credits: JimboChan

Photo of Still No Plan For The Republic Day Long Weekend? Here Are 4 Cheap Getaways To Tingle Your Wanderlust by Siddharth Sujan

They say that the only bad holiday is the one that you didn't take! Fair enough, because every cancelled plan equates to several new experiences and memories just going down the drain.

Photo of Still No Plan For The Republic Day Long Weekend? Here Are 4 Cheap Getaways To Tingle Your Wanderlust 1/2 by Siddharth Sujan
Credits: Suyog Kale

2018, also being called the 'Year of Long Weekends' in the travel circle, has kicked off and so has our desire to travel to and explore some great destinations. The first major long weekend of the year, that is, the Republic Day weekend is almost upon us and there should be absolutely no reason to stop you from packing your bags and setting out!

Still confused on what destination to pick? Well, you better start thanking your stars because we at Tripoto already have that covered for you. Here are some carefully curated holidays you can take to some scintillating destinations this Republic Day:

Credits: Barney Moss

Photo of Auli, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siddharth Sujan

India's premier ski destination, Auli is a small hill station in the northern state of Uttarakhand that is nestled amidst the snow-clad mountains of the Garhwal Himalayan Range. This small village is lined with ski resorts that attract thousands of tourists every year who come to ski on Auli's renowned peaks. The slopes are ideal for both professional skiers as well as beginners, while the lush green oak forests make for just the ideal setting. There's no reason why you shouldn't be heading to Auli this Republic Day to feel the chilly Himalayan winds on your face as you ski down the gorgeous slopes.

Credits: Wikimedia Commons

Photo of Still No Plan For The Republic Day Long Weekend? Here Are 4 Cheap Getaways To Tingle Your Wanderlust by Siddharth Sujan

See and do: Camp out in the forests; ski down the snow-covered slopes of Auli; witness the confluence of two holy rivers, Nandakini and Alaknanda at Nandaprayag; marvel the panoramic beauty of the Himalayas while riding the Joshimath-Auli Gorson ropeway, the highest ropeway system in India; experience wildlife in the hills at the Nanda Devi National Park and trek to the Kuari Pass or the famous Trishul Peak.

Book an all-inclusive-trip to Auli for just ₹6,999

Credits: milenamphoto

Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Siddharth Sujan

Nicknamed the 'Golden City', Jaisalmer is a World Heritage Site lying in the heart of the massive Thar Desert in Rajasthan. The city is crowned by the gorgeous Jaisalmer Fort while its narrow and twisted by-lanes are filled with sandstone havelis, colourful bazaaars, religious sites and some really warm and welcoming people. To put things in a simpler context, there's just no better place than the desert town of Jaisalmer to explore Rajasthan's rich culture and heritage this Republic Day.

Credits: JimboChan

Photo of Still No Plan For The Republic Day Long Weekend? Here Are 4 Cheap Getaways To Tingle Your Wanderlust by Siddharth Sujan

See and do: Take a jeep ride through the Thar desert; experience a stay in a luxury tent in the middle of the desert; go for a camel safari; witness a sunset by the Gadsisar Lake; offer your prayers at the Tanot Mata Temple; take a walk through the 'haunted' village of Kuldhara and catch a panoramic view of the city from the Jaisalmer Fort.

Book an all-inclusive-trip to Jaisalmer for just ₹6,999

Credits: Wikimedia Commons

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siddharth Sujan

Located in the west of Joginder Nagar Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Bir is a tiny hamlet that has come to be identified as one of the best paragliding destinations in the world. The takeoff site for these wonderful glides is Billing while Bir is for landing; collectively giving the village its name "Bir Billing". While the picturesque surroundings of Bir Billing make it the perfect spot for a paragliding experience, the village also serves as a hotspot for eco tourism, meditation and spiritual studies.

Credits: Wikimedia Commons

Photo of Still No Plan For The Republic Day Long Weekend? Here Are 4 Cheap Getaways To Tingle Your Wanderlust by Siddharth Sujan

See and do: Paraglide over the Dhauladhar ranges; visit the monasteries of Palpung and Sherabling; trek through the hills surrounding Bir and camp in the woods for the night; offer your prayers at the 9th century temple of Baijnath Shiva and experience mountain biking in the rough terrains.

Book an all-inclusive-trip to Bir for just ₹6,999

Credits: Wikimedia Commons

Photo of Chopta, Uttarakhand, India by Siddharth Sujan

Serving as the starting point to some of the most challenging treks one can take in Uttaranchal, Chopta is a valley town that remains untouched by mainstream tourism. Located at an elevation of 2700 m above sea level, Chopta boasts of a rich variety of flora and fauna that attracts nature enthusiasts from around the world. A classic example of bringing the best of both worlds on to the same table, a trip to Chopta guarantees an exciting and adventurous experience while soaking in the pristine beauty of the mighty Himalayas.

Credits: Wikimedia Commons

Photo of Still No Plan For The Republic Day Long Weekend? Here Are 4 Cheap Getaways To Tingle Your Wanderlust by Siddharth Sujan

See and do: Take a guided trek to the Tungnath Temple and the Deoria Tal; witness the wildlife in the hills at the Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary and get an insight into the village life in Ukhimath.

Book an all-inclusive-trip to Chopta for just ₹6,499

Be the first one to comment