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Indian Weekend Getaways
Since Indian economy is booming and due to the job pressures in most of the organizations, the outings and small trips have become very popular among the professionals. These small trips could be done on weekends. These outings can be called weekend getaways as well. The weekend tours are the very good stress buster for the corporate as these trips will keep them fresh and energetic. Most of the weekend getaways are organized from the metro cities or the business hubs.

In India, the tour operator organize the weekend tours starting from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Jaipur, Bhubaneshwar and Pune etc. The weekend tour can be started on Fridays or Saturday and are the duration of 02 Nights & 03 Days. In India, the weekend getaways are of many categories as culture, adventure and wildlife etc. In India, there are many national parks, hill retreats, cultural places, historical destinations and trekking & rafting gateways. These places have good accessibility from the major cities and the corporate and other travelers may take the weekend tours easily.

In Rajasthan, the popular weekend destinations are Jaipur, Ranthambhore National Park, Sariska National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Jodhpur, Udaipur and few other places. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and is connected through air, rail and road by major places of India. Jodhpur and Udaipur also have flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and few other prominent cities and can be reached via rail and road as well. Other destinations fall close to these cities and don't have any accessibility problem. Rajasthan is very close to Delhi and National Capital region hence it is a favored weekend option for the travelers.

In Maharashtra state its capital city is Mumbai has also got many weekend options. One can travel to Tadoba and Nagzira National Parks which are located near to Nagpur. Other than national parks far from city, the travelers of Mumbai can visit the hill retreats of Maharashtra as Lonavala, Khandala and Matheran etc. However, one may also take a flight and can travel to other destinations of India as Rajasthan and Taj Mahal etc. Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders in the world, therefore most of the crowd wish to see it once. Agra where the Taj Mahal is located has regular flights from Delhi and Jaipur. Agra also has very good train connection from the major cities of India.

From Kolkata, the weekend options are Sunderbans National Park, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Jaldapara, Kalimpong and the cultural places of Orissa. Orissa also has few national parks and wildlife sanctuaries which attracts weekend tourists.

The India Beaches are also very famous and can be enjoyed on the weekend. The famous beach spots of India are Goa, Kovalam & Marari (Kerala), Gopalpur on Sea (Orissa), Andaman Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and few other beach destinations in South and Central India.

Central India is extremely famous for its wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, which can be covered on weekend. The major destination visited on weekend tours are Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park and Panna National Park. Madhya Pradesh also has cultural sites as Khajuraho temples and Orchha. Other than these sites, the state has hill stations like Pachmarhi that may be visited on weekend.

In Himalayan states like Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttranchal are also famous for weekend tours. In these states, the famous weekend getaways are Rishikesh for white water rafting & small trekking tours, Shimla, Manali, Mussoorie, Srinagar, Mata Vishano Devi Shrine, Corbett National Park, Ranikhet and Nainital etc.

The tourist can choose any destination as per his/ he interest and connectivity from the business hub. Since weekend tours are of small durations and the travelers may visit frequently to these places to remove the stress.
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