Independence Day Weekend: 7 Places You Can Call Home
The Independence Day long weekend is right around the corner, and you can make the most of it by planning a quick getaway to a gorgeous destination near you. Check a place off your to-do list, have a rewarding experience, and come back rejuvenated. If this sounds like your ideal weekend, read on for some great suggestions.
1) Villa Hills, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
With the backdrop of the Beas River, breathtaking mountains and lush green lawns, this trip is perfect for a short holiday in Manali. This minimalist five-bedroom, two-story living room is ideal for taking time out, getting away from the daily hustle and bustle, and focusing on yourself. You never know, the soothing mountain breeze, a home-cooked pahadi meal and a view dreams are made of may be just what an edgy soul needs. But if you are looking for an outdoor activity, go hiking in the Jogni waterfalls, take a helicopter ride or just enjoy peaceful walks in the surroundings.
2) Stay in Gurugram, Haryana
You can gather your friends and family and spend some quality time together to make the most of a weekend. If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway, then this beautifully designed, airy, well-equipped Airbnb is just what the doctor ordered. If you’re not ready for a big vacation, this quiet stay is in a gated community and perfect for family time or me.
3) Holidays with family and friends in Baga, Goa
Not ready for a big vacation? Next, head to Goa, a place that can make your vacation the grandest! And if you choose to spend your holidays in this charming Portuguese-style villa, it has its own private swimming pool! Additionally, the ethnically designed stay with all modern amenities, overlooks the bright blue Baga River, a treat for sore eyes. If you’re a beach lover, you’re spoiled for choice, but if you’d rather sleep, so be it. For a quick getaway, say goodbye to all the hustle and bustle, feed your belly and you’ll be super happy.
4) Two Equal Lives, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Need those brain cells to get the ticking? A creative inspiration perhaps? A short vacation usually does the trick. For extra motivation, check into this unique shipping container stay. Carefully designed by two design studios, the living room gives a nice twist to outdoor living. As a backdrop, there is the lush and charming mountainous landscape of Dehradun. The living room is child-friendly and offers all the amenities to keep them occupied and entertained
5) Chery Dolma homestay, Fiang, Ladakh, India
Need a dose of vitamin N? Head to the nature-rich mountains of Ladakh. For a truly local experience, check out the Chery Dolma Homestay, an initiative of SEWA. You may need to take a few vacations between the long weekend and Rakhi for this quick trip to happen. But when you feel the warm sunlight hitting your face, it will be worth it. Although Ladakh is known for its mountains and breathtaking views, did you know that it is also a foodie’s paradise? So while you enjoy hiking in its many valleys and visiting the lakes, be sure to treat your taste buds to steamy momos and delicious thukpas.
6) BLVD Heights, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
There’s nothing quite like a quick trip to the city of gold. And the bigger the group, the better! Besides shopping, the city has plenty to offer, from world cuisine to must-see attractions and excursions. If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway, opt for the BLVD stay with enviable views of the Dubai skyline, including the Burj Khalifa. Check in and choose to stay or exit. If you’re looking to get the best of both worlds, what better than a four-bedroom stay, located in the middle of it all, from where you can relax with the best food, drink and stunning views to soak up ?
7) Villa of rock and stone, Ko Pha-ngan, Surat thani, Thailand
If you’re planning a vacation together, take a trip to Thailand, a country that’s on pretty much every traveler’s wish list. In about four to five hours you can be in this beautiful country that has so much to offer. If you want to head to one of its famous islands, you can look at the Rock and Stone Villa, in Ko Pha-ngan, Surat Thani. With three luxurious bedrooms, large living areas and an infinity pool that overlooks the magnanimous sea, this little escape will likely be something to write home about.