Weekend destinations that are just a drive away from big cities

Flamingo in Pulicat
Feb 26, 2023

Weekend destinations that are just a drive away from big cities

Every big city is surrounded by amazing wonders that can easily be covered during the weekend, recharging you to have an energetic start for the next week. Here is a list of destinations you can visit as your next getaway and strike the right work-life balance.


Fall in love with India’s second-largest Brackish water lagoon in Pulicat. You will also see thousands of migratory birds, such as flamingos colonising Pulicat Lake, making it a perfect spot for bird watching.

Other attractions: Dutch Church and Pulicat Light House

Distance from Chennai: 56 Km


With its four regions enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sundarbans is a place to watch Bengal tigers in their natural habitat. Also, the boat safari through one of the largest mangrove forests in India is one more one-of-a-kind experience.

Other attractions: Sundarban National Park and Marichjhanpi

Distance from Kolkata: 130 Km



Head to this mini-goa of Maharashtra if you want an adventurous getaway. From experiencing a bird-eye view through parasailing to witnessing the water kingdom through scuba diving, this Konkan town will surely not disappoint you.

Other attractions: Kulaba Fort and Varsoli Beach

Distance from Mumbai: 97 Km


Start your day with the hypnotic aroma of coffee and enjoy the amalgamation of waterfalls, foggy hills, mesmerising peaks and sacred spots. Elephant lovers also get to interact with the giant creatures at Dubare Elephant Camp, where they can bathe them as well.

Other attractions: Madikeri Fort and Abbey Falls

Distance from Bangalore: 255 Km



Enjoy a relaxed getaway from chaotic city life at this idyllic hill station. Surrounded by mammoth deodar trees, Chail is blessed with the picturesque Shivalic Range and offers some challenging trekking options, such as Gaura.

Other attractions: Chail Palace and Chail Wildlife Sanctuary

Distance from Delhi: 338 Km

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