5 Quick Getaways for the Republic Day Weekend

The Republic Day Long Weekend is here and it is a great opportunity for you to take a quick holiday to somewhere close by. In fact, over the last couple of years, a number of short breaks have become quite popular among vacationers as opposed to a single long vacation. Some extremely popular short destination in India starting from Mahabalipuram, Goa, Kumarakom, Udaipur, Jaipur, Darjeeling etc., but following are few lesser known destinations for weekend getaways.


Popularly known as the ‘Golden City’ due to the colour it gets from the yellow sandstone, Jaisalmer is a small city and offers some beautiful monuments for sightseeing. Jaisalmer fort is a living fort and a UNESCO World heritage site. Apart from that, Jaisalmer also has some beautiful Havelis, Gadisar Lake, Kuldhera – The Abandoned village and a True desert experience with camel and jeep safaris.

Tadoba National Park

Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve is located close to Nagpur which is well connected with several cities in India. This is one of India’s 41 Project Tiger reserve. With over 40 tigers, the main attraction of this park is that it is open throughout the year. You will also find a number of prominent wild denizens like leopards, wild dogs, sloth bears, Gaur, barking deers, wild boars etc.


 In recent times, Coorg has become a popular destination for traveller’s opting for short breaks. Coorg is an anglicised name for Kodagu which is a district in Karnataka State and capital of this district is Madikeri. Coorg is referred to as the ‘Coffee Cup of India’ and this is one sobriquet that Coorg wears with an almost possessive air. After all, some of the world’s best coffee is grown here, and the slopes are redolent with the aroma of fine Arabicas and Robustas. Coorg also offers a few interesting places to visit i.e. Dubare Elephant Camp, Byle Kupp – Tibetan settlement and monasteries, Rajas Seat, Abbey Falls, Omkareshwara Temple.

Great Rann Of Kutch

 The Great Rann of Kutch is a salt Marsh located in Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India and the Sindh province of Pakistan. The Rann of Kutch is famous for its white salty desert sand and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world. ‘Rann’ means desert in Hindi which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Irina’ which also means desert. The climate in Rann owing to its desert land is considered to be one of the harshest and hottest temperatures recorded in India. The government of Gujarat holds a three months long festival known as ‘The Rann Utsav’ every year starting from December to February. There are a few handicraft villages around Bhuj and offer a traditional local handicraft to the visitors.


 Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is the home to numerous waterfalls. The exciting mountain peaks, crystal clear lakes, breathtakingly beautiful golf courses, museums and the zoo are the key reasons why people visit Shillong. Apart from the natural beauty, Shillong also acts as the gateway to Meghalaya, the state famous for heavy rainfalls, tallest waterfalls and beautiful landscapes. Shillong, in particular, has been in limelight for its jovial people and their culture. You must visit the manicured gardens at Lady Hydari Park

Jay Kantawala from WIYO Travel feels that due to increase in disposable income and Indian willing to explore new destinations and cultures, there would there would be significant increase in number of people opting for a few short trips in addition to a long vacation.

So, there you guys! Some amazing options to getaway this long Republic Day weekend.

On that note, here’s wishing you a very happy republic day, in advance!

About WIYO Travel:

Being a young and enthusiastic travel brand, WIYO travel was established in 2006, specializing in unique travel experiences and customized solutions for the discerning traveller. The founder, Jay Kantawala decided to launch his own travel brand after a good amount of professional travel industry experience. WIYO travel strongly believe in ‘Travel Real’ – as travel is not about how many destinations one can travel in the shortest duration of time, travel is about the memories you create from your journeys. At WIYO Travel, they have created a technology platform to assist the travel enthusiast in planning their own travel experiences. Platform gives a chance to the visitors to create various travel schedules by themselves and they can request for booking directly or can connect with WIYO Travel directly for expert’s assistance. All the WIYO Travel offerings come with ‘personalized travel arrangements and friendly team members’ to make their client ‘Travel Real’. They work hard to ensure that all their clients have an enriching and memorable time. WIYO Travel is a place where cutting edge technology supports creation of travel experiences; where integrity and transparency form the backbone for superior customer centric offerings.



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