5 fantastic weekend getaways + itineraries 

by Kirti Kabra
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A shift in the season and a drop in the temperature can quickly send you looking for holiday vibes. With a string of holidays and festivals around the corner, it seems like the best time to catch a break with friends and family. From a romantic beach getaway to a hill station resembling a postcard, we’ve rounded up 5 fantastic holiday destinations to visit in India, perfect for weekend getaways – 

Igatpuri – Nashik

Day 1 – If you’re heading from Mumbai or Pune, take a train or drive up to Igatpuri to catch enviable cool winds and super pleasant weather. Stay indoors at these beautiful Igatpuri villas cottages and enjoy the weather, vast property and remote activities. 

Day 2 – A one hour drive to Nashik will bring you close to the vineyards. You can spend the entire day wine tasting, visiting waterfalls and caves and then head back to your villa accommodation for a bonfire session.

Villa in Nashik with swimming pool

Casa Del Verde, Nashik

Living room, natural light, furnished

La Meraki, Nashik

 

Goa 

Day 1 – Start your day by arriving in North Goa at your luxurious villa accommodations. Spend the day street shopping, visiting the beaches and gorging on appetizing seafood delicacies at the shacks. 

Day 2 – Since the weather in Goa around this time is extremely pleasant, head towards South Goa and spend your day at Varca beach, Colva and Margao. You can also rent a bike and ride around the city exploring churches and local markets, and then head back home to your South Goa villa accommodation.

Unique furnished living room

Kokum House, Goa

Weekend getaway with private swimming pool

Cerulean Villa, Goa

 

Kullu – Manali 

Day 1 – As you arrive in Kullu on your first day, you can check in at the beautiful villa accommodations there. Once you’ve settled in, you can choose to spend your day indoors enjoying the chilly weather with a snow-covered expanse or spend time river rafting and paragliding. 

Day 2 – The drive from Kullu to Manali is a picturesque one hour journey. Take a moment to appreciate the Manali landscape from your villa accommodation in Kullu and spend your day indulging in adventurous activities before you head back to the villa to enjoy some peace indoors.

Wooden and stone villa for weekend getaway

Jujurana Stays, Kullu

Unique structure villa with great view for weekend holiday

Orchard House, Manali

 

Nainital – Mussoorie 

Day 1 – Start your journey in Nainital as you enjoy snowclad panoramas there. and spend Spend sometime lounging in your luxurious villa in Nainital  accommodation. Slowly move out to enjoy some outdoor fun by the lakes and gardens. 

Day 2 – After a day’s fun in Nainital, head towards Mussoorie to enjoy its scenic beauty. Take some time out to go boating and exploring the heritage charm of the city. Also, don’t forget to click some irreplaceable photos of the snow-capped mountain view from your cozy villa.

furnished comfortable bedroom for weekend getaway

Garbyang Homestays, Nainital

scenic view with villa in background for weekend getaways

Deodar Estate, Mussoorie

 

Ooty – Coonoor – Kotagiri

Day 1 – When you head south, start your journey in Ooty with a charming, comfortable cottage stay where you spend time indoors appreciating the amazing weather and view. Take a detour towards Coonoor to make the most of the buzzing energy of the town.

Day 2 – When you head towards Kotagiri, make sure you spend at least a large part of the day as you will be able to simply lounge in less crowded spaces and enjoy the pleasant weather, even from within your homely abode at this hidden gem. This is truly the best way to enjoy the Nilgiris.

Huge villa and lawn with outdoor seating

Villa Sullivan, Ooty

Bonfire in outdoor space of holiday villa

Araliya House, Coonoor

 

Come winter, you will all be geared up to take a break and enjoy the much-awaited pleasant weather. Since we all know the satisfaction of staying tucked under the blanket on a cozy winter morning, this is the best time to explore comfortable homestays that add a personal touch to your overall holiday experience. Luckily, with Vista Rooms at your beck and call, you can now simply unplug and enjoy an incredibly comfortable holiday, anywhere around India. 

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