Weekend Getaways

West India has some of the best weekend getaways to take you away from the hectic life where you can relish some moments of peace. This region of India fascinates everyone, including adventure seekers to nature lovers, history buffs to architecture devotees and much more. With wonders like Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Daman, Diu, Dwarka, Khandala, Lonavala, and many others – West India remains a wonderful retreat for wanderers.

Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, fondly named as the Manchester of the East, is a significant city in Gujarat. The city is one of the fastest growing metropolises and is known for being an educational hotspot. However, the city still holds its ancient roots in the form of temples, museums, monuments, and much more. Every nook and corner here has a story to tell. Buildings with incredible latticework are common yet interesting sights to behold here.

Aurangabad
The land of Ajanta & Ellora, Aurangabad was named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. It is a known historical place in Maharashtra where travellers visit to explore its rustic charm. Aurangabad has earned great popularity due to the famed Ajanta and Ellora caves situated here. These caves are marvellous caretakers of history and overwhelm travellers with their breathtaking sculptures.

Daman
Heritage, culture and beaches – Daman has it all. It remains a popular getaway for the locals of Gujarat. The city is nestling with Gujarat, Maharashtra and Arabian Sea and thus, showcases a mix of cultures. Here you can experience simple living, cultural richness and a serene ambience to rejuvenate. Daman is also a great place for shopping as here you can bag things like leather products, fine brands of liquor and locally made handcrafted items.

Dwarka
The sacred home of Lord Krishna, Dwarka is known for housing one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Dwarka has unmatched spirituality in the air as here rest some of the most popular tales about Lord Krishna, a Hindu deity. Pilgrims visit here to attain moksha. Here you will find some of the most popular temples flaunting wonderful architecture and great spiritual vibes. Dwarka’s beaches are also beautiful and attract numerous travellers seeking some moments of peace.

Junagarh
A hidden treasure trove of Gujarat, Junagarh is a historical city in the Indian state of Gujarat. Resting at the base of the Girnar hills, Junagarh houses numerous attractions for tourists to explore. Its rich past clearly shows in various ancient wonders dotted here. The city is also known for its Kesari mangoes which are traded from here to all parts of the country.

Khandala
Khandala remains a popular hill station in the Western Ghat Mountains of Maharashtra. It is blessed with misty mountains all around and makes a beautiful location to unwind for tired souls. People usually visit here from cities like Mumbai and Pune for a perfect weekend outing.  Khandala is blessed with picturesque valleys, green hills, tranquil lakes and misty waterfalls.

Lonavla
Lonavala is a beautiful sojourn close to both Pune and Mumbai. Sitting at an elevation of 2,047ft, the hill station is a heaven for adventure junkies who can try numerous exciting activities here like camping, waterfall rappelling, trekking, caving and rock climbing. People visit here to relish its unmatched beauty and soak themselves into spirituality.

Mahabaleshwar
Rightly named as the land of Strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is blessed with pristine rivers, wonderful cascades and imposing peaks. People visit here to enjoy a perfect escape from the summer heat and have a whale of a time amidst nature all around. The hill station is a nature’s gift which has been preserved in its purest form.

Mumbai
Mumbai is one metropolis of India which has always been attracting people from far and wide with its glitz and glamour. This is the city where the world of Bollywood flourished, this is the city where many millionaires were born, this is the city which has some of the richest hotels, and this the city which has fulfilled the dreams of many. The city has beautifully preserved its history in the form of various landmarks dotted here while maintaining its modernism.  

Pune
The second largest state of Maharashtra, Pune is a busy modern hub. The city is growing rapidly at a constant scale and maintains its youthful vigour. Pune has deep historic roots which blend beautifully into traditions. It is often termed as the cultural capital of Maharashtra and brings to you numerous tourist attractions.

Saputara
The adobe of serpents, Saputara is a calm hill station in the Dang district of Gujarat. People visit here to enjoy its virgin forests, undulating mountains, cascading waterfalls, winding roads and unseen landscapes. It stands 875 metres above sea level and charms eco-lovers, wildlife lovers as well as adventure junkies. The place has numerous mythological legends behind it.  It derived its name from the snake god who is worshipped by the tribal clan residing here. 

Shirdi
Shirdi takes you on a spiritual journey to the land of great saint Sai Baba. This tiny town in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra offers seamless serenity and spirituality to visitors. Apart from the renowned Sai Baba Mandir, the town also has many historical wonders. People of all religious backgrounds visit here to attain for mental solace. 

Somnath
Somnath literally means 'lord of the moon'. This temple town in Gujarat is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Numerous stories of mythology and religion surround Somnath. The place remains soaked into strong spiritual vibes and brings numerous travellers from all over the world.  

Little Rann of Kutch
Little Rann of Kutch remains one of the biggest wildlife sanctuaries in India. This is a dream of every wildlife lover seeking the most beautiful vistas of the world of wild. Sprawling over an area of 4950 sq ft, Little Rann of Kutch treats you with views of salty desert plains, dry grasslands, rocky and thorn scrubs, gorgeous lakes and swamps. The place is completely away from the busy world and lets you have a whale of a time amidst the most charming wonders of nature all around.

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