As soon as the new calendar is in hand, everybody gets excited to see how many long weekends there are! As luck would have it, there are 14 long weekends in 2017. Before you rush to build your travel itineraries and vacation planning flowcharts, follow these helpful steps here and plan all your getaways perfectly!
Get your vacation planning done with these awesome tips:
#10 Choose the destination:
Picking a place can be a daunting task, because if travelling in a group, everyone might not have the same preference. Which is why it is essential to agree on a destination before anything else. Thankfully, our country is so diverse that even if you choose a beach, it might not be too far from mountains or jungle.
For example, those travelling to Goa a trek to the Doodhsagar Falls or Valgheri Peak will be a very different kind of experience. Or travellers flocking to the resort town of Manali might love to take part in the adventure activities available at Solang valley. Bangalore has a host of pubs and bars, hence enjoys a pulsating nightlife. But not too far from the city lies several options for adventure activities, relaxing spas, camping and trekking! If you are still confused, take this quiz we have to decide where to go.
#9 Book a hotel
The next most important thing is to book your place to stay. Depending on the availability of hotels, plans can change overnight. Make sure you book a place that not only suits your taste but your pocket too. Once booked, plan your trip keeping in mind the check-in time.
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#8 Look for travel companions
Travelling solo is the current trend. But when taking a short break from mundane life, a few friends or family might give you the much-needed respite. So bring in a buddy, or buddies and share the joy! Indulge in long, meaningful conversations, get nostalgic or go for fun activities, make every moment cherishable.
#7 Plan the itinerary
Impromptu trips have a charm of their own, no doubt! But it never harms if you plan ahead. Keep in mind everyone’s wish and plan accordingly. If there are younger kids in the group, choose attractions they might like. For young adults throw in some adventure. For the lady of the house, a relaxing day with a massage or spa will be perfect.
#6 Travel light
Don’t pack huge bags for just 3 days. Apart from your inner wears, and toiletries, pack 2 bottom wear, spare shoes, and 3-4 tops/shirts. Forget your laptop, tab at home. Trust me, neither will you have time for them nor should you.
#5 Pack some snacks
If it is a road trip, then snacks are a must, though there is no dearth of shops on Indian roads, still, it might not be possible to get the exact stuff you are craving for. Also, you might have to take more pit stops than you intended. If having kids in the group then snacks will certainly feature in your to-pack list.
#4 Take a break from your phone
Disconnecting from the rest of the world, though enticing is not very practical. So, try to reduce the number of calls. Receive the important ones, others can wait. A day or two will do no harm.
#3 Keep some “me” time
Remember, the aim of your vacation? You need a break from your super hectic schedule. So, keep some time for yourself, even if you are with family or friends. Take a leisurely stroll on the beach, or the winding, hilly roads. Read that book you have been wanting to read for ages. Sit at a cafe all by yourself and contemplate life. It is essential to do this once in a while.
#2 Let it go
Sometimes it is necessary to let go. If it is work, some feelings or some anxiety you have, share it, let it go and enjoy a stress-free vacation. A holiday is no good if you return back with the same amount of stress that you had before it started.
#1 Extend the vacation
Of course, we all want to do that and it is not that tough. Extend it just by a day and your vacation will be a lot less hectic. Vacation planning is not rocket science. Careful planning can take you a long way.
Now that you are set for your weekend getaway, we have some great suggestions for you to consider. Beach lovers head to the quintessential Goa. Very few people know it has an aura of its own in the months of monsoon. For the history buffs, Udaipur, Jaipur, Agra and Aurangabad are the destinations you might like. Thrill seekers will love the activities in and around the cities of Manali, Bangalore and Pune. To get a taste of the vibrant nightlife head to Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai or Hyderabad. Kolkata, Chennai, Mysore and Pondicherry are great for culture enthusiasts. For those who prefer mountains, Nainital, Ooty, Kodaikanal are a must-visit.
The best part is all these cities have a Treebo hotel now. You can comfortably include a stay at Treebo in your vacation planning. Known for the quality guarantee program, premium rooms and impeccable service Treebo has carved its niche in the budget hotel category. Make your long weekend even better when you book with Treebo. More freedom to you this Independence Day, as we offer a flat 30% off on all bookings for the long weekend. Grab the deal before it is over!