Time to escape the city

Time to take those rejuvenating weekend breaks from the chaotic cities. Peaklife brings for you a short travel guide for Republic day weekend.


Every city has tales to impress, uniqueness to ponder, facts to proclaim and spirit to suffice.Well Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is one such city, with the history of medieval architectures, princely thrones and unique beauty keeping the traditions alive. This Republic day weekend would be the best time to visit the Golden City.

How to travel: Fly in from Delhi or Mumbai to Jodhpur, 5 hours away from Jaisalmer. You can board to Delhi-Jaisalmer Express train from Delhi.

Stay: Traveler looking for luxury stay can do their reservations at The Serai, Jaisalmer, which has tented suites with classification of royal and luxury for an ultimate holiday.  There is Swiss luxury tents stay available at the Sam sand dunes for the visitors.

To Do: The city is known for its medieval architecture and impression structures around the city like Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-Ki-Haveli to mention a few. Witness the Jaisalmer Desert festival and fair. Outdoor activities like Quad biking, Para motoring, Jeep and Dune Safaris for the tourist.

Dharmashala_The Divine Hima (2) Dharamshala

Around 480kms from Delhi, Dharamshala is a hill station located in Himachal Pradesh. It is a great place to understand the Tibetan culture and a perfect holiday destination for families, friends and solo-travellers.

This weekend calls for a getaway to explore this underrated hill station at the upper reaches of the Kangra valley.

How to travel: Fly from Delhi to Gaggal, 13km away from Dharamshala. Board on to direct Buses which would take 8-10hrs or take train trains from Delhi till Pathankot (85km away)

Stay: The Divine Hima is an exclusive bungalow with modern amenities located at Dharamshala. It is also geared to double up as a base camp for serious trekkers and mountaineers.

To do: Visit McleaodGanj to see Tibetan museum and culture, Kangra Fort, and Bhagsunag Falls, chill out at the Dal lakeand check out the Masrur rock cut temples.

Deck beds on Arossim beachGoa

Explore the heritage of Goa from the slice of Portuguese architecture to flora and fauna and a perfect vacation by the sea.

How to travel: You can fly to Goa from Mumbai, Delhi and others cities as well. You can also take bus from Mumbai easily.

Stay: Park Hyatt Goa, a five star luxury hotel nestled along the pristine Arossim Beach.  With ultimate Spa facilities and camping- gaming for kids, Hyatt makes it perfect resort for family vacation.

To do: Visit the Baga beach and renowned churches Se Cathedral, Basilica of St. Francis Xavier also check in Museum of Goa, with 8,000 artifacts from various eras. Goa has more to explore.

Mukteshwar_The Dyo Resort


In between the peeks, trek to your heart’s content up mountains, over valleys and to ancient temples. A sprawling valley and green environs tempting to extend your holidays.

How to travel: You can board trains from Delhi to Kathgodam, which is 77km from Mukteshwar.

Stay: Perched amidst the picturesque hills of Uttarakhand in Mukteshwar, The Dyo- The Organic Village. Experience a luxury stay, witnessing the organic farming, away from the chaotic cities

To do: Visit the century old Shiva temple and walk down to see ChauthiJaali-a magnificient rocky cliff. One can also trek in the reserve forest of Mukteshwar.

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