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The Quint in 2017: Best Travel Stories, Curated Just for You

Some said, “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you”. It’s true. Before monotony gets to you, travel!

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“To travel is to live.”

Travelling is to the soul what food is to the body, and staying true to this, The Quint has curated some of the best weekend getaways from the busiest of cities in the country. Sure, we all love to work hard but a small getaway is never a bad thing. It only leaves you invigorated to take on endless challenges that come your way.

Here’s a quick recap of some of our best travel stories.

P.S: The dust has yet not settled on 2017 and you can still sneak some time to take that long-due break!

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1. Seven Unusual Weekend Getaways Near Delhi/NCR

Some said, “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you”. It’s true. Before monotony gets to you, travel!
Sheep and dogs seen on a hilltop in Kareri lake area.
(Photo Courtesy: Prasoon Vashistha)  

The best part about living in and around a city like Delhi is that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to planning a vacation. There are hill-stations, treks, river ghats, and more. There are places that are brimming with tourists looking for some respite from their daily lives.

Yet, there exists places that have not yet been taken over by the tourist crowd – leaving space for you to discover much more. We curated some of the lesser known weekend getaways for the tired soul – Hatkoti, Dhanachuli, Sangla and more.

Read the full story here.

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2. Head Straight to Kerala, God’s Own Country, for a Perfect Vacation

Some said, “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you”. It’s true. Before monotony gets to you, travel!
Sunset over backwaters.
(Photo: iStock)

That Kerala is the tourist’s paradise is a fact widely known. But the sheer number of options can leave one thoroughly confused, playing a spoiler on holiday-planning. So we decided to take the pressure off and do the brainstorming and planning for you.

From coconuts and elephants to backwaters and hill stations, we handpicked some of the best places you can visit in Kerala. While some are predictable, other lesser known places will make you marvel on the sheer beauty that Kerala is.

Read the full story here.

Also, if you have been planning to visit some of the famous Ayurveda resorts to indulge yourself this holiday season, we have you covered there as well. Here’s a curation of some of the best Ayurveda resorts you can drop by:

Read the full story here.

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3. Weekend Getaways Near Mumbai: Seven Places to Trail off From City Life

Some said, “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you”. It’s true. Before monotony gets to you, travel!
Soak in some Maratha history at Raigadh. 
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@unmeshgujarathi)

When talking about quick getaways, how can we leave Mumbai behind? Mumbaikars know how to party and sneak in that much-needed vacay amidst the maddening pace of the city. Sure there is Marine Drive and Gateway of India to offer peace and calm but nothing beats packing your bags and getting on the wheels.

Spoiler alert: There are caves, forts and adventure sports waiting for you all!

We listed seven places within 100-110 kms from Mumbai that make for an ideal weekend getaway for Mumbai-wallas.

Read the full story here.

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4. Away From the Maddening Crowd: Eight Weekend Getaways Near Bengaluru

Some said, “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you”. It’s true. Before monotony gets to you, travel!
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Try your hand at organic farming at Hamsah. 

Bengaluru is known for its cosmopolitan culture, vibrant work places and warm people. But as they say, all work and no play can make Jack a dull boy. So once in a while, you might want to take a break, sign off from your busy life, and explore the city beyond its borders.

We curated some of the best places Bengalurites (is that legit?) could escape to, avoiding the hustle and bustle of city life, if only for a weekend. From Nrityagram, a predominantly art-y escapade to Bylakuppe which is a Tibetian retreat, the sheer variety is astounding. All the more reason for the city-dwellers to travel and explore.

Read the full story here.

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If the weekend getaways delight you and urge you to finally hit the road, fret not, 2018 has a great number of long weekends. You know how to make the most of them.

If you are having difficulty in finding a travel buddy, go solo. It’s empowering to say the least.

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

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