Get ready, all you travel buffs, for a weekend is on the way for you to get away from your hectic routine. The Good Friday weekend has so much to offer, and the sights you get to see will astound you. Some beautiful spots to visit in India and delicious cuisine to savour, we’ve got the plan; all you have to do is pack your bags and get going. Let us take you on an exciting weekend, from the calm hill stations of the Nilgiris to the lively beaches of Puducherry.
7 Places To See This Good Friday –
1. MUMBAI TO GOA
Easter is the perfect time to visit Goa since you may participate in the local celebrations. The journey to Goa’s beaches is brief. This Portuguese-style state has a lot to offer throughout the Good Friday weekend.
Let’s get started on the road journey that will help us gather so many memories of the Western Ghats. The timing is ideal because it is the beginning of summer and there will be fewer people there. Your experience in Goa will be very colorful if you will visit, the 06 most colorful streets in India which you should probably not miss.
The average temperature in Goa is around 25 degrees Celsius. You may be able to find cheaper lodging and enjoy a more tranquil vacation at this time of year. As a quick diversion, the road journey is fascinating, and you may see some unique tourist destinations. The lush green on your way will be a welcome sight on the weekend.
Distance– 10 hours by road to cover 587 km from NH48.
If you take a flight, the distance is 435 km, and the travel time is one hour.
Approximately 632 km can be covered in six hours and twenty-four minutes by train.
On the Way Visit– Karnala Fort, Karnala Bird Sanctuary in Panvel; Kune Falls, Lonavala Lake, Karla and Bhaja Caves, Bhushi Dam in Lonavala; Ajinkyatara, Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, Shri Uttara Chidambaram Temple in Satara; Rankala Lake, Jyotiba Complex, Bhavani Mandap in Kolhapur; Belgaum Fort, Kapileshwara Temple, St. Mary’s Church, Mahadev Temple in Belgaum.
2. PANCHGANI TO MAHABALESHWAR
On this Good Friday weekend, travel to Mahabaleshwar and feel the chills of the mountain tops, which are a bountiful beauty of nature. A short Good Friday retreat is the quick and easy drive from Panchgani to Mahabaleshwar.
Mahabaleshwar is a hill station in the Sahyadri mountain range surrounded by beautiful green towering evergreen trees.
Distance– 19.1 km drive in 31 minutes
Places to Visit– You can unwind in its beauty while admiring various waterfalls such as Chinaman’s Falls, Lingmala Falls, and Dhobi Falls. Wilson Point, Arthur’s Seat, and Elephant’s Head Point are popular spots for calm mountain viewing. Don’t miss a boat trip on Venna Lake or a visit to the Mahabaleshwar Temple.
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3. DELHI TO HIMACHAL
Escape the heat by heading to the mountains. The Good Friday Weekend is drawing near. Shimla is a sight to see, with the Deodars towering above the town and adding to the hill’s flora.
Kasol is one such destination for nature enthusiasts and those looking for a weekend trekking adventure. Another fascinating journey with stunning beauty and good weather is a road trip to Dharamshala.
Distance: A vehicle trip from Delhi to Himachal takes 7 hours and 32 minutes and covers 342.6 kilometres via NH44 and NH5.
There are around 6 trains that commute from Delhi to Kalka, which may take 4-7 hours and cover over 305 kilometres, followed by a thrilling trip on the toy train from Kalka to Shimla, which is another 5hr 10 min and covers 96 kms.
By car, the distance between Delhi and Kasol is only 511.8 kilometres.
The distance between Delhi to Dharamshala by road is approximately 470 kilometres.
4. CHENNAI TO PUDUCHERRY
A Good Friday weekend journey from Chennai to Puducherry might be fascinating since one can explore the beautiful beaches and monuments there. Your experience in Pondicherry will be very colorful if you will visit, the 06 most colorful streets in India which you should probably not miss.
So pack your luggage and prepare to go down the picturesque East Coast Road that runs along the Bay of Bengal. The route provides some incredible vistas and some locations to explore along the way.
Distance: The road trip is approximately 156 kilometres long and will take around 3.5 hours if you use the East Coast Road.
For those who prefer to travel by train, there are around 6 trains from Chennai to Puducherry, which can be found on the IRCTC’s official website.
On The Way Visit– Cholamandal Artists’ Village, Kovalam Beach, Portuguese Catholic Church, and Alamparai Fort. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram, erected by the Palavas, is a work of art. As you approach the Portuguese capital, explore the awe-inspiring sites Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, Botanical Gardens, Serenity Beach, French Quarter, and Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.
5. BANGALORE TO COORG
If you enjoy the outdoors and want to go on a hike, this weekend is for you. Coorg has long been regarded as a respite from the heat, thanks to its misty mountains, breathtaking views, gushing waterfalls, and contemplative road adventure.
This tour will be soothing as you go through the cardamom and coffee slopes. And if you’re looking for more fun then you should surely not miss on –Before you turn 30, don’t miss out on these 11 incredibly famous places in India.
Distance: Coorg is a mere 5hr 30min drive away, covering around 264.6 km, while the nearest train stations are at Mysore and Mangalore. In addition, the closest airport to Coorg is in Mangalore.
Places To Visit- Mystic Abbey Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Mallalli Falls, Nagarhole National Park, Chelavara Falls, Omkareshwara Temple, Madikeri Fort, Harangi Dam, Namdroling Monastery also known as the Golden Temple, Raja’s Seat, Tadiandamol Trek, Barpole River Rafting, Nishani Motte Trek, Kumara Parvatha Trek.
Where to Stay : Treebo Hotels in Coorg
The picturesque town at the confluence of three states, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala, is a must-see over the Good Friday weekend. The hill, also known as the Blue Mountain, provides some gorgeous sceneries to enjoy while relaxing.
Kurinji, a magnificent violet flower meant to bloom in 12 years, thrived here, earning it the name Blue Mountain. The tranquillity of the location, as well as its flowing rivers, have drawn people to enjoy the finest of the site.
Places To Visit– Doddabetta Peak, Pykara Lake and Waterfalls, Ooty Botanical Garden, Hidden Valley, Mayor River near Masinagudi, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint.
Another option is a little hill station in the Nilgiris; this town is calm and will provide you with a restful weekend away from the rush and bustle of city life. It is the perfect destination for all chai enthusiasts to visit this hill town and have some Nilgiri Chai, located in the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu.
Mesmerize yourself in the lush greenery surrounding spectacular rivers, impressive waterfalls, and peaceful valleys. The city offers some lovely modern accommodations with a touch of ethnicity from the local cuisine.
Places To Visit– Sim’s Park, Droog Fort, Dolphin’s Nose View Point, Lamb’s Rock, Law’s Falls, Wellington Golf Course, All Saints Church, St George’s Church, Ketti Valley, Hidden Valley, Rallia Dam and Highfield Tea Estate.