Travel India: 11 Best Places to Explore this Long Weekend with your Sibling(s)

Rakshabandhan this year comes with a long weekend and a wonderful opportunity to go on a rejuvenating getaway. Travelling with siblings and cousins is always fun as it brings back memories and a sense of nostalgia. Go to your home town or favourite hills station, take a relaxing trip to beaches or go back to places you use to travel to during your childhood.

So this is the sign to take a long-due sibling trip with Myles. Book Myles self-drive car and get the best discounts.                                                              

  1. Ladakh for the ‘Road Trip’

Home to scenic lakes, natural wonders, hilltop Buddhist Monasteries, and the world’s highest motorable pass, Ladakh has been heaven for bikers and a magnificent pull for many road trippers. If you and your sibling(s) are planning this for a long time, it is your chance to go on this life-changing expedition. Book Myles self-drive and begin the adventure. If you book till the 16th, you can avail 15% off using code IND15.

When in Ladakh: Visit Pangong Tso, Changla Pass, Dras War Memorial, Khardung La, Tso Moriri, Thiksey Monastery, and more, and also witness the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, fluttering prayer flags, and natural galore all around you.

  1. Mashobra for Luxurious Getaway

Planning a long weekend getaway to a hill station? But Shimla and Manali are too cliques, and we got you covered. This time ditch the touristy hill town and choose the places less travelled, like Mashobra in Himachal Pradesh. Mashobra is an offbeat holiday destination near Shimla, known for its dense oak forests, stunning orchards, enchanting views, and luxe hotels.

When in Mashobra: While remembering the good old days with your sibling in such a relaxing environment, also visit the Tibetan Handicraft market, a charming church nestled in the forest, go rafting and paragliding, trek to Shali Tibba or Chhaabra Village, and enjoy rafting at the Tattapani River.

  1. Rishikesh for Adventure

Tucked in the Himalayan foothills beside Holi River Ganga, Rishikesh is an ideal place for those brothers and sisters who love adventure and rejuvenation at the same time. Rishikesh is famously known as the Yoga Capital of the World and popular for white water river rafting, trekking, bungee jumping, and more. Book a self-drive car rental in Delhi and begin the voyage.

When in Rishikesh: Indulge in adventure activities and then go for yoga and meditation for complete rejuvenation. Visit twin bridge Laxman and Ram Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Geeta Bhawa, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Beatles Ashram, and have a surreal experience of witnessing Ganga Arti.

  1. Sonapani for Rejuvenation

The quaint village surrounded by the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, Sonapani is a place tucked away from the hustle of city life. The chirping of birds, scenic views, and spectacular places to explore sum up a rejuvenating trip with your sibling.

When in Sonapani: The Himalayan village is rustic and beautiful, dotted with picturesque views of pine and deodar trees. The view of Himalayan ranges like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, Sunanda Devi, and Panchachuli peaks leave you awestruck. You can take a day trip to Mukteshwar, Jageshwar, and Kapileshwar.

  1. Saputara to feel close to Nature

Saputara near Ahmedabad is one of the most underrated hill stations in the country and is known for its tribal artwork and handicrafts. Located in the heart of the Western Ghats, the place is perfect for those siblings who love history and architecture. Get a self-drive car rental in Jaipur or Ahmedabad and drive towards this beautiful place.

When in Saputara: Visit the Grand Lakshmi Vilas Palace, 100-year-old Golden Bridge, Dandi Beach, Gira Waterfalls, boating at Lake Saputara, Saputara Tribal Museum, and much more.

  1. Karjat is for those who want solace

Another picture-perfect worthy hill station made to the list, Karjat in Maharashtra, is a wonderful trekking destination embellished with natural galore. Karjat is close to Mumbai and sits by the banks of Ulhas River. Karjat is dotted with cascading white waterfalls, forts, pinnacles, ancient rock-cut caves, and peace.

When in Karjat: Visit places like Kondana Caves, Kothaligad Peth (Fort), Jain Temple, Bhor Ghat, Ulhas Valley, Kondshwar Temples, etc., to name a few. Go for a trek, rafting trips, caving, picnic, and more.

  1. Goa for some Chilling

Goa is India’s mini paradise coloured in the hue of Indian and Portuguese cultures. This vibrant yet quaint place is drenched in beauty, natural galore, and stunning views. Take a self-drive car rental in Mumbai and go on a memorable road trip to Goa to enjoy the sun, sand, beaches, sundowners, and chill.

When in Goa: Party, go for yoga and meditation retreat, try exotic seafood, experience nightlife, stroll around and shop at flea markets, walk by the shores, try relaxation spa, and more, and visit places like Dudhsagar Falls, Palolem Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus, old town, Aguada Fort, and of course famous and secluded beaches.

  1. Coorg for Good Coffee & Calmness

Imagine it’s drizzling, no work, away from city life, picturesque views, a cup of hot filter coffee, and your sibling sitting beside you. Such a feeling of calmness is what you both need. A road trip from Bangalore to Coorg and Chikmagalur is definitely a good idea, it offers a scenic road journey, perfect bird-watching opportunity, plenty of palatable food, trekking and kayaking experience, and beautiful weather.

When in Coorg: Witness bathing elephants, Tibetan culture and serenity, go for trekking in the hills, visit places such as Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Raja’s Seat, Tadiandamol Peak, Namdroling Monastery Bylakuppe, Barapole River, Dubare Elephant Camp, Brahmagiri Hills, etc., to name a few.

  1. Auroville for Food & Retreat

Auroville is a quaint and calmer town that is fondly known as the City of Dawn. This experimental township founded by The Mother (Mirra Alfassa in 1968) and has always intrigued travellers across the globe. With sandy beaches, organic vegan restaurants, surreal surroundings, fabulous architecture and amazing Matri Mandir, Auroville is an ideal destination for a sibling trip.

When in Auroville: After your stay in Pondicherry, spend a couple of days in Auroville too to experience simple and peaceful living. When here, visit famous cafes like Tanto, Bread & Chocolate, Marc’s Café, and more, visit and meditate at Temple of The Mother- Maitrimandir, Auroville Beach, Savitri Bhawan, Bodhi Beach, Botanical Garden, etc.

  1. Kodaikanal is all about Exploration

This beautiful hill town in the Southern part of India is breathtaking, Kodaikanal is all about lakes, unusual paths, varieties of orchids, breezy climate, and old-world charm. Located in the Western Ghats, Kodaikanal is a calming yet adventurous town that is ideal for a perfect sibling’s getaway.

When in Kodaikanal: Walk down Coaker’s Walk, go cycling and skating by Kodai Lake or boating, visit different orchids at the Shenbaganur museum, visit Vatakanal waterfall, explore Guna caves, and more. Indulge in some adventure activities like trekking, camping, waterfall exploration, etc.

  1. Mawlynnong to witness Picture Perfect Views

Imagine you and your sibling walking on the popular Living Roots Bridge in Meghalaya. Seems Good? If the thought of it is appealing to you, then why not plan a trip to this magnificent place called Mawlynnong with your partner in crime since childhood. Mawlynnong is knowns as the cleanest village in Asia, and is about three hours’ drive away from Cherrapunji. The unique natural bridges of Mawlynnong has been listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

When in Mawlynnong: Visit these wonderful places in Mawlynnong such as Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, Mawlynnong waterfall, Dawki- Shnongpdeng, Mawlynnong Sacred Forest, Sky Walk, and more.

These beautiful places are surreal travel destination to go with your siblings this Rakshabandha and long weekend. Book Myles for three days and avail discount of 10% and book for more than three days and get discount of 15%.

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