This year, the Independence Day falls on Thursday, which means you’ve got a long weekend to get your fill of the monsoons. Independence Day is a national holiday which is celebrated on August 15th.
On this day we are not only celebrating India’s birthday, but the long weekend gives us all a nice break between the Summer and Diwali holidays. Every so often, August 15th can convert an ordinary weekend into an extended one – even better!
We all need a weekend getaway from day to day life, be it with family or friends. And when it is Independence Day we all should go for a weekend trip only if we get allowed for an off on Friday. This way you can have a great long weekend with your family or friends.
Take advantage of Independence Day long weekend holiday and plan a trip that is unusual and fun. We have helped to plan a long weekend with the Top 10 Destinations to visit during Independence Day weekend. And if you are planning to buy something for 15th August then here are the Independence Day Offer 2019 for you to grab.
Top 10 Destinations To Visit On Independence Weekend
Here we have listed the top 10 places for you to book your Independence Day long weekend. So that you can enjoy your long weekend with your loved ones.
Shimla is one of the nearest places to Delhi. It is nearby plus the weather out there is fantastic. Especially at night when all the lights get on it looks mesmerizing. The early morning walk at Mall Road is something one should never miss. Shimla is the queen of hills.
In the evening, you can sit near the Church and watch the sunset and have ice creams and Hot Gulab Jamun.
You can travel to Shimla by Bus, Car or by Train.
Places to visit in Shimla
- Mall Road
- Jakhoo Temple
- Christ Church
- Kali Bari Temple
If you are planning a getaway to Shimla the approx, package for 2 people for 2 nights and 3 days will only cost Rs. 10,250. You can get affordable deals and packages online on several websites.
Udaipur is one of the exotic and heritage places to visit for a weekend getaway. You can enjoy a walk around in the small gallis(streets) there. You can have a rich heritage food with a lake view. You can also go for dinner at the rooftop hotel with a view of the Fort, which looks amazing at night.
Once you enter Udaipur, the vibe suddenly changes, it makes you feel like you entered the most beautiful place with lots of greenery and when the fort area comes in it looks like you have entered the 90s era.
At some local market, you can have the Rajasthani thali at any local restaurant, which is very delicious. Don’t miss the morning breakfast at thella’s, which gives you a feel of Udaipur.
You can even enjoy the Pichola Lake with amazing food stalls as they serve amazing Pav Bhaji, Gol Gappe, Maggie and many more yummy food.
You can go to Udaipur by Bus, Car, Train and Flight too.
Places To Visit In Udaipur
- City Palace
- Lake Pichola
- Saheliyon Ki Bari
If you are planning a getaway to Udaipur the approx, Package for 2 people for 2 nights and 3 days will only cost Rs. 15,000. You can get affordable deals and packages online on several websites.
3. McLeod Ganj
McLeod Ganj is known as “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” because of its large population of Tibetans. It is most famously known as the seat of the Dalai Lama.
As you roam around its quaint streets, you can hear the prayers going on, which makes the atmosphere very calm.
Places to visit in McLeodGanj
- Naddi Road
- Kareri Lake
- Dal Lake
If you are planning a getaway to McLeod Ganj the approx, Package for 2 people for 2 nights and 3 days will only cost Rs.7,000. You can get affordable deals and packages online on several websites.
Kasol is a place to go with your friends, as there is a lot of trekking fun. You need to plan this trip to Kasol as the lovely tiny hamlet is full of mesmerising natural splendours near the river. You can spend some quality time listening to ferociously flowing Parvati River or trek to the beautiful Kheer Ganga Peak and sit and relax for some time.
You can enjoy the beauty of Kasol by just sitting at your Hotel Balcony.
Places to visit in Kasol
- Chalal Trek Trail
- Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
- Jim Morrison Cafe
- Hot Water Spring
- Parvati River
- Kheer Ganga Peak
If you are planning a getaway to Kasol the approx, Package for 2 people for 2 nights and 3 days will only cost Rs.5,000. You can get affordable deals and packages online on several websites.
Nainital is one of the mesmerizing hill stations in Uttrakhand you can’t express the beauty of Nainital in words. One of the most amazing places to visit with your family or friends during Independence Day long weekend. Nainital is the city of Lakes.
From picturesque views to exciting activities, Nainital has loads to offer. In Nainital, you can go to Lake and have boating, for horse trekking and even visit the Zoo.
Places to visit in Nainital
- Nainital Lake
- Snow View
- Tiffin Top
- G B Pant High Altitude Zoo
- Jim Corbet National Park
If you are planning a getaway to Nainital the approx, Package for 2 people for 2 nights and 3 days will only cost Rs.9,000. You can get affordable deals and packages online on several websites.
The Jaipur city is known for its beauty, and it is unique in its straight-line planning. Its buildings are predominantly rose-coloured, and it is sometimes called the “pink city”.
Jaipur gives a look of a royal city with a lot of busy roads. The best time to visit the place is now during the Monsoon season as there will be less heat.
The Pink City has a lot of things to see like the Forts, Hawa Mahal and most importantly the Market which has a lot of Rajasthani items like bedsheets, Jewellery, Sarees, Dupattas and much more.
Places to visit in Jaipur
- Amber Palace
- Hawa Mahal
- Nahargarh Fort
- City Palace
- Jantar Mantar-Jaipur
If you are planning a getaway to Jaipur the approx, Package for 2 people for 2 nights and 3 days will only cost Rs.8,500. You can get affordable deals and packages online on several websites.
Pondicherry is a charming town with beautiful beaches. You can go there and relax on your weekend. The atmosphere is very calm and colonized by the Dutch, the English and the French.
If you are week ending at Pondicherry, then you relax, slow down and see the simple things in life by watching its beauty.
You can relax at the beach with your family and friends and enjoy the local food there. The must-watch is the Sunset and sunrise view.
Places to visit in Pondicherry
- Sri Aurobindo Ashram
- Promenade Beach
- Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
- Catholic Church
- Paradise Beach
If you are planning a getaway to Pondicherry the approx, Package for 2 people for 2 nights and 3 days will only cost Rs.18,000. You can get affordable deals and packages online on several websites.
Kerala is famous for its Backwaters, Beaches and Ayurveda. You can find a lot of places where people are selling Ayurvedic medicines, Oil and more. Here you can enjoy the beach area as well as the hilly area. Both look equally fantastic and mesmerizing.
Kerala is a place with a lot of temples which looks so amazing. In temples, they have a rule of wearing clothes like Women needs to wear a saree or a long skirt and Dupatta is a must. For Men, a dhoti is a must; otherwise, they don’t allow to enter the Temple.
Places to visit in Kerala
- Kovalam Beach
If you are planning a getaway to Pondicherry the approx, Package for 2 people for 2 nights and 3 days will only cost Rs.25,000. You can get affordable deals and packages online on several websites.
Goa is best known as the Party Hub. All the teenagers generally go to Goa for a party. So why don’t you all plan to go to Goa during the Independence Day looooooong weekend. This place can be visited by family and friends both because partying has no age bar.
If you are willing to refresh your mood with a party type, then Goa is a place for you. Not just Party but also if you want to beat the heat then go to Goa for some adventures water sports.
Places to visit in Goa
- St Xavier’s Church
- Fort Aguada
- Dudhsagar Waterfalls
- Deltin Royale Casino
- LPK (Love Passion Karma) Cafe
- St Xavier’s Church
Rishikesh is the best place to visit in India where you can go for rafting, stay in a Camp and enjoy the night in a camp with a bonfire, Barbeque and much more.
You can sit near the Ganga river and see beauty. Attend the Ganga Aarti and can enjoy a lot with your family or with friends.
If you are planning for a short destination during the Independence weekend, then Rishikesh is a place for you.
A place to visit in Rishikesh
- Rajaji National Park
- Lakshman Jhula
- Shivpuri River Rafting Point
- Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
- Ram Jhula
If you are planning a getaway to Rishikesh the approx, Package for 2 people for 2 nights and 3 days will only cost Rs.9,000. You can get affordable deals and packages online on several websites.
Visiting any place is your choice but going with your friends and family makes you enjoy wherever you go. Choose your destination to make your booking and go for a much-awaited weekend getaway.
Happy Independence Day Weekend To All!