As India gears up to celebrate its 74th Republic Day, the occasion also brings with it the first long weekend for the year. If you’re looking to unwind from work, explore the unexplored, scout new destinations and experience quaint properties for a memorable trip, here is a list of destinations and Airbnb stays that must make it to your travel plans.
Explore Exquisite Nedumkandam, Kerala And Stay At The Silver Oak Plantation Bungalow
If large windows, spacious verandas, a cozy fireplace and sky lit glass roofs is something you’re looking for, look no further as this Airbnb is a dream come true for you. Situated in the small town of Nedumkandam in the Idduki district of Kerala, this teak wood constructed home is far away from the hustle-bustle of city life and forms the perfect place to relax.
Visit the off beaten path in Bir, Himachal Pradesh and stay at North Wind 57
Did someone say glamping? Truly one-of-a-kind, the North Wind campsite is a sight to behold amongst the sounds of nature. Nestled in the laps of the Himalayas, this unconventional Airbnb beholds majestic views and is a must-visit for the outdoor traveller. The dome offers you the joy of being at a campsite coupled with the convenience of modern amenities. Needless to say, bonfires and treks will be part of the itinerary if you choose to go here!
Discover Coorg, Karnataka through the The Cottage Pollibetta
Wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee at this Airbnb cottage in Coorg. Located amid gorgeous coffee and pepper plantations, this Airbnb will definitely give you your daily dose of vitamin Nature. If you’re an avid bird watcher and enthusiast, you may spot a few of the 300+ species that have made Coorg their home.
Soak in the serenity of Bhimtal, Uttarakhand at The Verandah
The Verandah is a gorgeous Airbnb that is nestled in the mountains of Bhimtal. A luxurious and tastefully decorated villa that brings with it the opportunity to enjoy the marvellous views of the valley, trek the mountains, try your hand at paragliding and end the long day with a cosy bonfire.
Experience the tranquil Ganga at the Bhagirathi in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
This 1000 sq.ft cottage is located on the banks of the river Ganga. The wild Himalayan Airbnb home offers views that will stay imprinted on your mind for days to come, well after you’ve made your way back home. Part of ‘Aashraya’ a retreat with 3 cottages, Bhagirathi is a dry-stone construction made from local material. With a 100% organic garden, dead wood-based heaters, and more than 200 trees planted so far by the hosts, the Bhagirathi is a great place to co-exist with nature and have a great weekend to optimize the views, sunlight, and privacy that Rishikesh has to offer.
Dive into the coastal town of Alibaug, Maharashtra at the Raintree Modern Villa
It doesn’t get more classic a retreat destination than Alibaug for a long weekend if you live in Mumbai. This modern villa equipped with a 50ft long pool is perfect if you want to get together with your friends and family. Located just 2 minutes away from the Alibuag beach, the Airbnb ensures you have access to a bunch of water and land based engaging activities like jet skiing, parasailing, and pony rides.
Drive through the sunshine state of Goa and stay at this Extravagant 4BHK Villa
Spend the weekend relaxing at this lavish 4 BHK villa in Saligao, Northern Goa that is equipped with a private pool and a beautifully manicured garden that is inspired by Indo- Portuguese architecture. Aptly dubbed ‘More House’ this property is ideal if you want to bring along your family and spend time playing in the garden, lounging near the pool with a mimosa in hand, or enjoying some baking at the timeless and fully stocked kitchen. The options for relaxation are endless!
Uncover Dharamshala’s forests at the Owl’s Nest
The Owl’s nest is an Instagramable cottage set in a forested neighbourhood of Dharamshala. With plenty of natural sunlight and minimalist décor, this Airbnb is perfect for nuclear families, or a small group of friends looking to take a break and unwind. A reader’s paradise, it comes with French windows, a fireplace and several outdoor seating areas that is sure to slow down time.
Walk through colonial Pondicherry and unwind at Le Tranquil
Looking for a quick trip from Bangalore or Chennai? Le Tranquil is an award-winning modern villa with contemporary architecture and blissfully designed living spaces that look like it’s come right out of a Nancy Meyers film set. Lavish décor, grandeur spaces, game rooms and the proximity to White Town’s beaches and restaurants should make this a dreamy stay!
Rejuvenate in Jaipur at Nest One
An upscale Airbnb situated within the serene landscapes replete with views of farms and mountains of Jaipur, this property is a great escape from your busy life in the capital city. With a private pool, abundant space to walk and play around, and the calm vibes of the villa will help you take a break!
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