5 Weekend Getaway Plans That are Perfect for Last Minute Travellers

The one thing that almost every travel-loving soul desists is staying indoors on long weekends. In fact, it feels worse than those seemingly 'longer' weekdays in the office. And the reasons could range from haphazard eleventh-hour planning to outrageously priced accommodations and transport. So, does it mean you have to bow down to all this and be a slave to boredom to all getaway opportunities? Well, that's the last thing we'd ever say to a traveller. Thanks to specially curated weekend tours by MakeMyTrip to various destinations across the country, now you don't need to go through the exhaustive process of planning a weekend escape. Be it adventure tour, a road trip, or an offbeat holidaying experience, you can simply book your weekend getaway from MakeMyTrip, pack your bags, and head out to your favourite place. Quite a deal for the last-minute planners, isn't it? But before you book yourself a tour, take a look at some of the most happening weekend destinations in India for which MakeMyTrip is offering exciting holiday deals at best prices!

The most happening weekend destinations in India


1 Coorg

Think of best hill stations in South India and Coorg, also known as Kodagu, comes out as an automatic choice. Located about 260 km from Bangalore, Coorg is a serene hill station known for spectacular waterfalls, enchanting hiking trails, Nagarhole National Park, view points, and other famous historical attractions. The place is quite easy to reach and offers a lot to those who rely on weekends to escape from the everyday hustle. A mere drive into this small hill town is an experience of its own. Definitely a great place to spend a long weekend with friends and family.


2 Mahabaleshwar

Guess what, you don't always have to look North to enjoy a weekend at some hill station. Sitting cosily in Sahayadri mountain range of Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful hill town near south Mumbai. At around 260 km from Mumbai and over 1,300 metres above sea level, Mahabaleshwar is home to a number of tourist attractions with both natural and man-made wonders. Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Mapro Garden, Pratapgarh Fort, Lingamala Falls, Shivsagar Lake in Tapola, Babington Point, and Lodwick Point are some of the highlights that promise an exciting escape from city life.


3 Jim Corbett National Park

Established in 1936, Jim Corbett National Park is a popular wildlife sanctuary located in Ramnagar, Uttarakhand. Being India's first National Park, Jim Corbett is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna, including the endangered ones. This reserve is a haven for wildlife lovers and photographers who take jungle safaris in a quest of spotting tiger, leopard, hyena, deer, wild elephant, black stork, crane, and various other types of wildlife. At just 233 km from New Delhi, Jim Corbett National Park makes for a great weekend getaway, especially if you are a wildlife lover.


4 Gangtok

Situated at an altitude of 1,650 metres above sea level in the lap of eastern Himalayas, Gangtok—the capital city of Sikkim—is a gorgeous hill station that is surprisingly not as popular amongst tourists as its counterparts in north India. With the new airport already in service, planning a weekend holiday in Gangtok is now even more easy. It's serene high-altitude lakes, towering snow-clad Himalayan peaks, lush green hills, picture-perfect villages, and warm locals make it one of the best offbeat destinations in the Northeast.


5 Goa

You can't leave Goa out of your long weekend plans, can you? Whether it's about the ancient forts overlooking the vast Arabian Sea, awe-inspiring Dudhsagar Falls, the world famous Calangute and Anjuna beaches, or the awesome beachside resorts, Goa is just the kind of destination you can bank on for a refreshing weekend holiday. This popular beach destination is well connected with other cities of India by road, rail, and air.