We’ve known about this Independence Day long weekend for quite a while now. Between friends and family, you’ve discussed where all you could go. Between long hours of work and everything else that put a demand on your time and energy, somehow you’ve just not managed to book anything or do much of a research.
Just because you haven’t booked anything yet, and well, the weekend much starts this evening for you, does not mean you have to spend the next three days sitting at home, twiddling your thumbs and kicking yourself for not acting sooner. Fear not, that is exactly why we’re here. Check Out some really cool destinations for your I-Day weekend.
A beautiful house in the Manali Hills, Nasogi, Himachal Pradesh
Nestled in the lap of nature, this serene Airbnb rental rests atop a scenic hill in Manali and is the ideal getaway for mountain lovers. Put your feet up and enjoy a few quiet days in this pet-friendly, nine-bedroom property where each of the rooms offers stunning views of the Himachal.
Kharivali Village, Maharashtra
Spread across a sprawling 150 acres, things can’t get cosier than their luxurious chalets, mud houses, log cabins and tents. Nestled between a rich cluster of mango, chikoo and guava trees, every detail of the retreat has been carefully nuanced to bring about the perfect juxtaposition of the warmth of home and the charm of luxury.
St Regis, Mumbai
For a laid-back, micro-break in the maximum city, check into the St Regis, Mumbai. Nothing spells holiday better than getting into freshly ironed, crisp sheets, pampering yourself at luxurious spa, swigging champagne from a fully-stocked mini-bar, or indulging in the finest cuisines at the hotel’s spectacular restaurants.
Enjoy a romantic stay for two in the most beautiful cottages or cabins you may have ever seen. It is so close to the beach that you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Indulge in an extraordinary dining experience with your private butler at the property’s award-winning restaurant.
La Villa, Puducherry
This cosy French abode is situated in the heart of the old city of Pondicherry and will make you instantly fall in love with its homely vibes. The six-suite villa is full of charming details—think beautiful colonial architecture with vibrant Chettinad tiles. The chic retreat also has an incredible restaurant that cooks up sumptuous French food, adding to its magic.
If you’ve decided on where you’re going then download a couple of apps that will help you decide what to do there. TripIt and ThrillCall are good options to check out what’s happening locally. Revv is a good app to look for cars on the go.