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YOUR PROLONGED WEEKEND PLANNER

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The much-awaited Independence Day weekend is around the corner, bringing with it the freedom to explore holidays outside the city. Pearl Mathias brings you a few good deals that are still up for grabs

Oh, how we wait for long weekends when we can slip in a quick getaway. Well, the month of August brings with it one such opportunity, so you don’t even have to skip work to jet-set across the country! Get your family together, gather your suitcases and get moving. If you think it’s a little too late to score a good deal, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out these fun travel packages that will definitely lift your holiday spirit.

KERALA
Although Kerala is a largely explored destination, it still has several facets that appeal to travellers. Kerala is blessed with spectacular landscapes that entice and excite tourists who visit. With so many attractions that include backwaters, placid lakes, lush dense forests, alluring beaches and beautiful hill stations, Kerala continues to be the dream destination for most holiday seekers, and the monsoons are the best time to visit! An added bonus is that you can combine your short trip with authentic Ayurvedic massages to completely unwind.

  •  Cost Rs 21,526 onwards per person on twin share
  •  Trip duration 4 nights / 5 days
  •  Hotel Triveny River Palace, Alleppey
  •  Travel budget Rs 3,000 to Rs 9,000
  •  How to get there Air, rail and road
  •  Book your trip on www.ezeego1.co.in

SILVASSA
For those who don’t wish to travel very far, Silvassa serves as the perfect weekend destination. It’s also a great escape for trek lovers. You can experience the unique Indo-Portuguese culture in the town and the architectural splendours make it a must-visit travel destination.

  •  Cost Rs 4,912 onwards per room on twin share
  •  Trip duration 1 night / 2 days
  •  Hotel Pluz Resort
  •  Travel budget Rs 1,000 to Rs 6,000
  •  How to get there Air, rail and road
  •  Book your trip on www.ezeego1.co.in

BANGKOK
If you’re looking to make a quick international (shopping *wink*) trip, Bangkok instantly comes to mind. Here’s a package that offers you ample time to shop at the nearby malls and street markets. In addition, you’ll be booked on a spa date at the Baan Sabai, one of the city’s premier spa lounges. We’re already dreaming of the perfect massage after a long day at the mall.

  •  Cost Rs 19,876 onwards per person on twin share
  •  Trip duration 4 days / 3 nights
  •  Hotel Oakwood Residence Garden Towers
  •  Travel budget Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000
  •  How to get there Air
  •  Book your trip on www.gofro.com

LAVASA
Nestled in the western mountain ranges, Lavasa is a private and well-planned city near Pune. It’s an interesting locale with beautiful landscapes, ample natural beauty and a peaceful ambiance. Walk around the beautiful city and visit the Varasgaon Dam and waterfall to make your holiday more interesting and special.

  •  Cost Rs 6,728 onwards
  •  Trip duration 3 days / 2 nights
  •  Hotel Hotel Mercure/ Hotel Fortune
  •  Travel budget Rs 1,000 to Rs 9,000
  •  How to get there Air, rail and road
  •  Book your trip on www.coxandkings.com

DAMAN
About 170 kilometres from Mumbai, Daman is a tiny little area sandwiched between Maharashtra and Gujarat. Blessed with the best natural resources, it prides itself on its rich and varied historical heritage spanning more than 2 millennia. Replete with Casuarinas, windbreaks, tranquil seashores and heavenly beaches, and with easy availability of liquor thrown in as a bonus, Daman is indeed a tourist haven.

  •  Cost Rs 3,951 onwards
  •  Trip duration 2 nights / 3 days
  •  Hotel Sandy Beach Resort
  •  Travel budget Rs 800 to Rs 1,600
  •  How to get there Road and rail
  •  Book your trip on www.coxandkings.com

GOA
Need we say more? Well, for those of you who might assume that Goa is no fun during the monsoons, let us paint you a picture. Pristine greenery and swelling waterfalls occupy the entire scenery. Savour the cuisine alongside easily available alcohol, which you won’t feel like keeping a tab on. Don’t let the weather stop you from strolling through the markets, chilling at beach shacks or just spending a relaxing, laid-back weekend at the hotel.

  •  Cost Rs 9,999 onwards
  •  Trip duration 3 nights / 4 days
  •  Hotel Varca Le Palms Beach Resort
  •  Travel budget Rs 1,000 to Rs 6,000
  •  How to get there Air, rail and road
  •  Book your trip on www.coxandkings.com

STAYING BACK IN MUMBAI?
Not wanting to move too far away from home shouldn’t be a reason not to pamper yourself. We bring you a delightful package closer to home.

Cost Rs 15,816 onwards. You can also upgrade your stay and avail of their exciting offers.

Trip duration 2 nights / 3 days

Hotel Westin Mumbai Garden City, inclusive of Wi-Fi, breakfast and 10% discount on all spa services at Heavenly Spa by Westin

Book your trip on www.westinmumbaigardencity.com, or call and make a reservation on 67361102/1104
 

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