Long weekends are always something to look forward to, aren't they? With Good Friday coming up, there's no better time to plan a quick getaway and explore the beautiful destinations India has to offer. From scenic hill stations to tropical beaches, India has a wide range of destinations that cater to every traveller's needs. Let's look at some of the top destinations you can consider for your long weekend on Good Friday.

Goa: The Land of Beaches and Parties

Goa! This destination needs no introduction and is one of the perfect places to visit during Good Friday. With its serene beaches, vibrant nightlife, and delicious seafood, there is no dearth of fun times when it comes to this delightful destination. 

With over 50 beaches to choose from, you can spend your days soaking up the sun, sipping on your favourite beverages, and enjoying water sports such as parasailing and jet skiing. Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, and Candolim are among popular beach spots. The weather is also perfect this time of the year, so remember to pack your sunscreen and sunglasses!

You can explore the state's cultural heritage at Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, and Fort Aguada. Goa’s vibrant nightlife, with numerous clubs and bars means fun entertainment throughout the night. It is particularly famous for its beach parties, which attract tourists from all over the world. 

If you're looking for a perfect destination for a Good Friday weekend trip, then Goa should definitely be on your list. There are many resorts in Goa, properties of Club Mahindra, like Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, Varca Resort, and Club Mahindra Assonora, Goa Resort. 

Jaipur: The Pink City

If you're looking for a destination that offers a glimpse into India's rich history and culture, then Jaipur is the place for you. Known as the Pink City, Jaipur is home to magnificent palaces, forts, and museums that are sure to take you back in time. 

From the majestic Amer Fort to the Hawa Mahal, Jaipur has plenty of historical landmarks to explore. Hawa Mahal is a beautiful example of Rajput architecture and is known for its unique facade that resembles a honeycomb. 

One of the must-visit destinations in Jaipur is the City Palace, which is a beautiful palace complex located in the heart of the city. The palace also houses a museum that showcases the rich history and culture of Rajasthan. 

Jantar Mantar is another popular attraction in Jaipur. It is a collection of astronomical instruments built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th century. The instruments are still in use today and are a perfect example of the scientific and technological advancements of the time.

You can also indulge in some shopping at the local bazaars. Make sure to indulge in mouth-watering local dishes like pyaaz kachori, laal maans, lassi, daal baati, kheer & sangri and so much more. What’s more, you can make your stay a memorable one with the best resort in Jaipur, Club Mahindra Jaipur Resort.

Ooty: A Charming Hill Station 

Escape the scorching heat of the plains and head to Ooty, the queen of hill stations in southern India. It is a perfect destination for a Good Friday weekend, as it offers a blend of natural beauty, serenity, and adventure. Located in Tamil Nadu, Ooty is known for its stunning landscapes, tea gardens, and structures with colonial architecture. 

One of the major attractions is Ooty Lake, situated in the heart of the town. Enjoy boating surrounded by lush greenery and hills – there is nothing better for relaxing and unwinding. Take a stroll through the lush botanical gardens or hop on the famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway for a scenic train ride through the hills.

For those looking for an adventurous experience, Doddabetta Peak is a perfect destination. Located at a height of 2,623 meters, it is the highest peak in the Nilgiri Hills and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys. 

Trekking to the top of the peak is a popular activity among adventure enthusiasts. If you are wondering where to book a comfortable stay, you can choose between two premium resorts in Ooty, Club Mahindra Danish Villa, Ooty Resort or Club Mahindra Derby Green, Ooty Resort.

Udaipur - The City of Lakes

Dubbed the Venice of the East, Udaipur is a charming destination, and a strong contender for a long weekend on Good Friday. Get a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and breathtaking natural beauty. 

Surrounded by several lakes, Udaipur is home to several palaces and forts, including the City Palace, which is a stunning blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architectural styles. Feast your eyes on several palaces, courtyards, and gardens, each with its unique charm and story. 

The palace also offers a stunning view of Lake Pichola, an artificial lake surrounded by hills, palaces, and temples. Boating on the lake is a popular activity among tourists, and it offers a stunning view of the city.

Jagdish Temple is a must-visit destination. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is famous for its brilliant architecture and intricate carvings. It is a perfect place to witness the religious and cultural traditions of the locals.

If you want to indulge in shopping this Good Friday weekend, Udaipur has several bustling markets, such as Hathi Pol Bazaar, Bada Bazaar, and Chetak Circle, where you can find unique souvenirs and gifts. Plan your stay at Club Mahindra Udaipur Resort, one of the most premium resorts in Udaipur, for  ultimate comfort, luxury and a taste of local tradition. 

Coorg - A Nature Lover's Paradise

Also known as Kodagu, Coorg is a popular hill station in the southwestern state of Karnataka. It is a wonderful place to visit over the long weekend on Good Friday. Coorg is renowned for its lush green forests, rolling hills, and coffee plantations, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers. 

One of the must-visit places in Coorg is Abbey Falls, which is a magnificent waterfall that cascades down from a height of 70 feet. Another popular attraction is the Dubare Elephant Camp. You can interact with elephants and learn about their care, feeding, and bathing routines. It is an incredible experience to get up close and personal with these gentle giants. 

Coorg is also home to several ancient temples, including the Omkareshwara Temple and the Talakaveri Temple. The Omkareshwara Temple is a beautiful example of Indo-Islamic architecture, while the Talakaveri Temple is situated on a hilltop and is said to be the source of the River Cauvery. 

Whether you are looking for relaxation in the lap of nature or enjoy adrenaline-pumping activities, Coorg offers an opportunity for all kinds of travellers to make the best of the long weekend. You can book your stay at Club Mahindra Madikeri, Coorg Resort or Club Mahindra Virajpet, Coorg Resort, the best resorts in Coorg.

Good Friday Long Weekend provides a great opportunity to take that long-awaited break and realize those travel dreams you wish to fulfil. There is no dearth of things to do in places like Goa, Coorg, Udaipur, and Ooty. You also have plenty of more options like Manali, Bir-Billing, Kasol, Puducherry, Hami, Gokarna and more. 

You can also book a Club Mahindra resort for your weekend getaways for Good Friday. With luxurious amenities, spacious rooms, and incredible hospitality, Club Mahindra resorts offer a memorable and comfortable vacation experience. Additionally, Club Mahindra resorts have numerous activities and facilities on-site, ensuring that there is never a dull moment during your stay. 

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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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