Tag - Weekend getaways

17 to 19 April : Top 5 events this weekend

Just plan and go for some fun time out in the city. Mela Phulkari :Soak yourself into the bright colours as the organisers pay an ode to “Panjab”, through the art of Phulkari. This 10-day long celebration of the vibrancy is about to end on Sunday so it’s a must visit. Khulla Sher: Sangrur, the exhibit by the rural women of Punjab is a must visit. When: 8 – 17 April 2016 Where:Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre. Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh Timings:10:00 [...]

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5 long weekend getaways around Delhi

Weekend getaways 1. Landour: It’s a small cantonment town attached with Mussoorie. This place is absolutely quiet and beautiful; there are very few cottages that are available for tourists to stay. Should you wish to do some touristy thing you can drive down to Mussoorie and should you wish to enjoy natural beauty then you can just relax in Landour. Altitude: 7784 ft (2550m) above sea level Nearest city : Mussoorie / Dehradun More details: It is about 35 km from the city [...]

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Day tour : Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Background: The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season. With over 265 species of birds are known to be resident. Declared as a protected sanctuary in 1971, it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Reaching here: Located between two of India’s most historic cities, Agra and Jaipur, this place could even be your [...]

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Virtual tour – Bharatpur bird sanctuary

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (the Keoladeo National Park) through the lenses of Madhurima and Arkoo Bose. Just so you know, this place was declared as a protected sanctuary in 1971, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site: In case these pictures make you think that you should pay a visit, then click here for more details. Totally camouflaged – Collared Scops Owl 2. The mighty – kingfisher 3.The Egyptian National Bird – White Ibis 4. Gearing up for a couple dance – Indian Saras Crane  5. Those lazy bums – Turtles 6. On [...]

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Long Weekend : Things to do if you are not travelling

You had already done a small vacation on the long weekend that just passed by, not planning to travel again then here are some ideas of what you could do in your own city: Be a tourist: Put your camera in your light bagpack, lace up some comfy shoes, and wear your sunglasses as you are about to embark on a tourist’s adventure. Create your own excursion plan or if you need some help then you could do something nice [...]

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Holi Weekend: 6 Unique Ways to Enjoy Holi

From West Bengal to Goa, here are some great ways to enjoy Holi this year! Punjab: Hola Mohalla, Anandpur Sahib photo credits – Punjab tourism What Is It: If you believe Holi is all about throwing colours at people, then head to Anandpur Sahib in Punjab for a very different kind of celebration. Processions with Nihang warriors dressed in their traditional  blue attire and wielding weapons, people riding elephants and horses, mock battles and display of martial prowess with swords and knives [...]

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Zip & that’s it: Overhyped Kikar Lodge

In a mood to spend an action packed long weekend, we decided to zip above treetops and sail through the hills. So, we drove past Delhi, Gurgaon, Karnal, Chandigarh and finally arrived at the Kikar Lodge in Ropar. Why should you be here? To feel those butterfly moments that you had while sailing through the longest zip line in Asia.  At a modest altitude of 150 feet from the ground, this five tier zip line stretches across 1.5 kms. Trust [...]

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Nanital – a glittering jewel

I still remember my weekend in Nanital with friends last year during this time only. We took the bus from ISBT at 11 pm, it was a straight bus route to Nanital.The ride was not that joyous as it was dark and hence, we could not get to see much outside. But the morning was beautiful. At 5:30 am, we reached Hildwani and from there, the zig-zag mountainous route started with beautiful scenery outside the window. The morning sun [...]

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