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About a Long Weekend Getaway

For many, summer is the long-awaited holiday break that people need. With the arrival of March, spring/summer is on its way with a lot of festivals to look forward to. As we all have already chalked out holidays from work, the long weekend holiday for Holi (18 - 20 March 2022) demands a memorable long weekend trip that most of us have been waiting for a long time.

A proper long weekend getaway will boost your productivity when you rejoin the office and will help you maintain good mental health. When you plan a long weekend getaway, you also give yourself time to sit back, relax and take a break from work. According to experts, taking time away for enjoying these weekend trips can prove to be very helpful for your mental well-being. Another benefit of long weekend getaways is that as compared to longer trips, these trips do not come in the way of office workdays and you do not have to miss going to the office and taking longer leaves.

Best Places to Visit in March

The onset of Spring happens as the month of March paves a new way for travellers who wish to plan trips for enjoying long weekends in March. Flowers blossom beautifully after long autumn and winter months, accompanied by clear blue skies, warm sun and a pleasant climate. From beautiful hill stations, pristine beaches to vibrant cities, March is probably one of the best months to plan a weekend getaway before the weather starts getting hotter from April. Here are some of the best places to visit in March where you can plan your long weekend getaways to:

Ooty

Ooty is a popular hill station in South India that is often frequented by all kinds of tourists - be it nature lovers, adventure lovers, couples, families and solo backpackers. The incredible weather and the scenic views of Ooty make it one of the best places to visit in March and spend your weekend. Although Ooty is frequented by tourists all year round, March to October is the best time to visit, as Spring attracts tourists to Ooty from all over the country. The alluring lakes, beautiful gardens, exotic flora and fauna along with lush green valleys and spice gardens make Ooty a perfect place to visit during a long weekend trip.

Where to Stay in Ooty - Club Mahindra Derby Green and Club Mahindra Danish Villa

Ooty Wayanad

Wayanad

This quaint hill station in Kerala welcomes tourists with an array of exotic wildlife, flora and fauna, and the fragrance of a variety of fresh spices. Wayanad is located close to the Western Ghats, which explains its wide variety of wildlife. Leopards, bears, elephants, tigers and deer are often spotted in the forests of Wayanad. Dense forests of eucalyptus, rosewood, teak and deodar are heavily dotted all over the hill station. The cool climate, coupled with the exquisite scenic views and off-beat track makes Wayanad one of the quietest hill stations and best places to visit in March.

Where to Stay - Vythiri Village Wayanad

Rameshwaram

If you are a history buff, love beaches and are fond of visiting temples, Rameshwaram can prove to be the perfect spot for visiting during a long weekend. You will be greeted with the magnificent and architectural wonder of centuries-old temples and religious sites that draw tourists from all over the world.

Rameshwaram is also frequented by tourists as it is one of the Char Dhams in India and is one of the most pious places in India. According to legend and as stated in The Ramayana, Rameshwaram is the place where Ram made the bridge along with his ‘vanar sena’ to enter Sri Lanka and rescue Sita from Ravana who had kidnapped her. Rameshwaram is also the abode of the famous Ramanathaswamy Temple and five-faced Hanuman Mandir. Tourists can also enjoy a stroll by the pristine beaches and spend their weekends.

Where to Stay -  JKR Resort & Spa

Rameshwaram Gangtok

Gangtok

This hill station in Sikkim is famous for its perfect weather all year round, cascading waterfalls, monasteries, lush green valleys and pristine lakes. It is the home of Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Himalayan National Park, which serve as a home for exquisite flora and fauna that may not be found anywhere else in the country. The hill stations are lined with pine and coniferous trees that adorn the borders of Gangtok. The clear skies of March allow visitors and tourists to get a crisp glimpse of the mighty Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world.

Where to Stay - Club Mahindra Gangtok

Varanasi

If neither hill stations nor beaches seem to appeal to you much, you can plan a trip to Varanasi, a holy city located in Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi is widely known and recognised for its famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the innumerable ghats located on the banks of the holy Ganga in Varanasi.

Thousands of tourists pay a visit to Varanasi each year to take a dip in the Ganges. The city is steeped in culture, religion and art, making it rightfully being called ‘The Spiritual Capital of India’. The busy colourful shops, the architectural splendour of age-old temples, ghats, evening aartis and splendid street foods make Varanasi one of the most sought-after places to visit. If you hail from North India, visiting Varanasi for a long weekend may prove to be a great excuse to put off your mundane lifestyle for a while and enjoy the simplicity of life.

long weekend trip

Thus, during this one long weekend coming in March, plan your weekend getaway trips carefully so that you can have the best time off work and relax. This long weekend trip can prove to be helpful as you spend some time along with your family, friends or loved ones. You can stay at the various Club Mahindra holiday or vacation resorts in these places that offer the best amenities to its guests.

About Mahindra Holidays

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), India’s leading player in the leisure hospitality industry, offers quality family holidays as also stated by Club Mahindra Membership Reviews and Club Mahindra Reviews, primarily through vacation ownership memberships. While Club Mahindra is the flagship brand offering Club Mahindra Membership, other brands offered by the company are – Club Mahindra Resorts Fundays and Svaastha Spa. As of Mar 31, 2019, MHRIL has 61+ resorts across India and abroad and its subsidiary, Holiday Club Resorts Oy, Finland, a leading vacation ownership company in Europe has 33 resorts across Finland, Sweden and Spain. Visit us at https://www.clubmahindra.com/

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