The first long weekend of 2018 is almost here! And if you’ve still not made plans then don’t fret. If you leave on the 26th (Friday, or better yet, a night before ), you get a 3-day long weekend. Here are some cool travel ideas for your ideal escape on the Republic Day long weekend:
Auli, Himachal Pradesh, India - for Skiing
The month of January engulfs Auli in dense layers of snow, which makes the hill town an inviting ski destination. Located at an elevation of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) to 3,050 metres (10,010 ft) above sea level, skiing in Auli (or even trudging the snowy slopes in snow boots) is quite a thrill!
How to reach: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, about 270 kilometres (170 mi) from Auli. Those opting to travel by train, can head to Auli from Rishikesh Railway Station (250 kilometres away) or Dehradun Railway Station (290 kilometres).
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - for Its Shopping Festival
Partake in the Dubai Shopping Festival from 26th Dec’17 to 27th Jan’18, to satiate all your retail therapy cravings. Stores, stalls and malls all across the city of Dubai offer heavy discounts on all merchandise they house, making the streets of the city a shopaholic’s dream! From local markets (like Ripe Market, Dubai Flea Market, So Chic Pop-Up Vintage Market, and Reform Night Market) to the best souks (Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Perfume Souk, and Textile Souk), you’ll find it all here!
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Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh, India – to Experience the Wilderness
Known for its abundant population of tigers, the Bandhavgarh National Park is an idyllic escape for your long weekend! Opt for a luxurious stay at Mahua Kothi by the Taj, at Bandhavgarh, which sprawls over 40 acres of lush forestland, just 10 minutes from the park entrance. Choose from the 12 luxury cottages to relax, spend an evening by the cosy fireplace area, sample local cuisines by renowned chefs, or rejuvenate your senses at the Jiva Spa—Mahua Kothi is everything luxury camping is made of.
Cost: Starting at approximately Rs. 16,000* per night
Location: Bandhavgarh National Park, Umaria, MP 484661
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*Prices may vary