India is all set to celebrate its 75th Republic Day in 2024 on 26th January. And as it falls on a Friday this time, you can select the best Republic day long weekend Travel Destination!

As the first four-day long weekend is around the corner, it is time to take a break from the routine and plan to go to the hills, a beach or any of your favourite places. There are many places all over India that you can go to during the Republic Day long weekend to suit your needs. 

In this blog, we look at some of the best republic day weekend getaway destinations near the four metro cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. So, without any further ado, let's get started. 

Republic Day Long Weekend Getaway Destinations Near Mumbai

The hustle and bustle of Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, can sometimes take its toll on your mind and body. It is paramount that you take a break regularly, travel, and rejuvenate. While there are many places nearby that you can go to, here are our top 2 suggestions. 

Mahabaleshwar

Located just about 230 km from Mumbai lies a scenic and serene hill station called Mahabaleshwar in the lap of the Sahyadri mountains. Known for being one of the largest producers of Strawberries in India, this quaint hill town is the perfect destination for you to unwind and rejuvenate in the laps of nature. 

The cool and pleasant weather in January only makes your holiday experience better. With fantastic viewpoints, age-old temples, and historic forts around, this place offers the complete package for leisure and fun.  

  • Distance from Mumbai – 230 km (approx.)
  • Places to visit in Mahabaleshwar – Mapro Garden, Parsi Point, Elephant’s Head Point, Lodwick Point, Table Land, Rajpuri Caves, Venna Lake, Chinaman’s Falls
  • Best place to stay in Mahabaleshwar – Club Mahindra Saj, Club Mahindra Sherwood

Alibaug

If you have been planning a beach destination and spending your January long weekend, Alibaug is the perfect spot. A quaint town off the Arabian Sea coast, it is located less than 100 km away from Mumbai. 

The balmy beaches with azure water provide the perfect relaxation spot for you to unwind while enjoying the scenic views. Whether you are going on a holiday to Alibaug with your friends, family, or someone special, you can be sure to have a great time here. 

The beautiful beaches here also provide you a chance to enjoy the water sports and get your dose of adventure and fun. Also, there are many other historic monuments and temples around that you can explore to learn about the glorious history and heritage of the region. 

  • Distance from Mumbai – 95 km (approx.)
  • Best places to visit in Alibaug – Nagaon Beach, Varsoli Beach, Kihim Beach, Kashid Beach, Birla Temple, Murud-Janjira Fort, Brahma Kund, Kolaba Fort, Kanakeshwar Forest
  • Best places to stay in Alibaug – Club Mahindra Alibaug Resort

Republic Day Long Weekend Getaway Destinations Near Delhi

Delhi is a majestic city itself, offering a perfect blend of modern outlook and old-world charm. But, if you are a Delhi resident, you would want to travel outside the city and explore other beautiful destinations, right? So, why not make the most out of one of the long weekends in 2024 during Republic Day and go on a short vacation with your loved ones? If you are confused about where to go, here are our suggestions:

Agra

An iconic city, Agra, is home to one of the seven wonders of the world and the greatest love symbol, the Taj Mahal. On your visit to Agra, spend a peaceful evening soaking in the beauty of the Taj Mahal. Located on the banks of the Holy River Yamuna, the Taj looks even better at night under the moonlight. 

Apart from the magnificent mausoleum, Agra is also home to many other iconic monuments that are steeped in rich history and act as a reminder of India’s glorious royal era. These structures are also a testament to the brilliant Mughal architecture. Whether you are a history buff or not, you will surely love knowing the tales associated with these monuments.  

  • Distance from Delhi – 239 km (approx.)
  • Best places to visit in Agra – Mughal Garden, Fatehpur Sikri Fort Complex, Sikandra Fort, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh 
  • Best places to stay in Agra – Ramada Plaza by Wyndham offered by Club Mahindra

Nainital

The Republic Day Long Weekend 2024 is just around the corner, so why not get away from the chaos of Delhi city and go on a family holiday to Nainital? Also called the 'Lake District of India,' Nainital is a tourist hill station in Uttarakhand and a destination attracting visitors of all kinds from all over India and overseas. 

Nainital is an incredible place that offers something for everyone. Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, a quintessential nature lover or an adventure junkie, you will surely love visiting this scenic town. 

  • Distance from Delhi – 323 km (approx.)
  • Best tourist spots in Nainital – Jim Corbett National Park, Naina Devi Temple, Gurney House, Tibet Market, Astronomical Observatory, Nakuchiatal, Nainital Lake, Snow View Point
  • Best places to stay in Nainital – Club Mahindra Corbett Resort

Republic Day Long Weekend Getaway Destinations Near Chennai

Chennai is the quintessential Indian metropolitan city that has preserved its age-old traditions and rich culture yet is moving forward with a modern outlook. While Chennai is a popular tourist destination in India, as a local resident, if you are trying to get away from the hustle and bustle, there are many amazing destinations nearby where you can find your peace. Here are our top two-weekend getaway suggestions. 

Puducherry

One of the eight Union Territories of India, Puducherry is a quaint and beautiful coastal town on the southeastern part of the Indian Peninsula. Popularly known as the Little France of India, this town boasts serene beaches, beautiful colonial buildings, quaint cafes and restaurants, and idyllic lanes where you can simply wander and soak in the beauty of the town. 

The town is also known for offering spiritual experiences to visitors at Auroville, an autonomous town where you can meditate, practise yoga and learn more about sustainable living. While you are visiting Puducherry, make sure that you don’t miss going to Auroville.  

  • Distance from Chennai – 151 km (approx.)
  • Best places to visit in Puducherry – Paradise Beach, Rock Beach, French War Memorial, Ousteri Lake, Botanical Gardens, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville
  • Best places to stay in Puducherry – Club Mahindra Puducherry

Ooty

One of the most gorgeous hill stations in India, Ooty is nestled in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu. If you live in Chennai, it is one of the best places to go during the Republic Day Long Weekend Getaway for a relaxing holiday in the laps of nature. 

The enchanting landscape of Ooty is replete with charming colonial-era buildings, misty mountains, lush green vistas, and cascading waterfalls, promising you a memorable holiday experience.  

  • Distance from Chennai – 323 km (approx.)
  • Best spots in Ooty – Doddabetta Peak, Ooty Lake, Rose Garden, Ooty Chocolate Factory, Pykra Lake, Kamraj Sagar Dam, Nilgiri Mountain Railway
  • Best places to stay in Ooty – Club Mahindra Derby Green, Club Mahindra Danish Villa

Republic Day Long Weekend Getaway Destinations Near Kolkata

Kolkata was once the capital of India during the colonial era, and for a good reason. It is one of the most bustling cities in the country. The land of rasgullas and macher jhol has a unique charm that captivates every sense. But, as a local resident, you would surely want to escape the city conundrum and enjoy a peaceful holiday with your loved ones, right? 

If you are looking for places to go to near Kolkata during the long weekends in January 2024, here are our suggestions:

Darjeeling

Located in the laps of the mighty Eastern Himalayan Mountain ranges, Darjeeling is one of the most picturesque hill stations in India. Known for its lush green tea garden, it is one of the largest tea-producing regions in the country. 

Also, it is a popular holiday destination, and people from all over the country and worldwide come here to revel in the pristine natural beauty of Darjeeling. Often referred to as 'Queen of Hills, ' this stunning hill town has cascading waterfalls, ancient monasteries, snow-clad peaks, scintillating sanctuaries, and much more. 

In short, the place offers a perfect blend of serenity and excitement.  

  • Distance from Kolkata – 683 km (approx.)
  • Best tourist spots in Darjeeling – Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train), Batasia Loop, Tiger Hill, Peace Pagoda, Mahakal Temple, Tinchuley Village
  • Best places to stay in Darjeeling – Summit Hermon, Summit Barsana offered by Club Mahindra

Gangtok

Until the 1980s, Gangtok was considered a Buddhist pilgrimage site, but today, it has turned into one of the most popular tourist hotspots in northeast India. The breathtakingly beautiful natural landscape of Gangtok draws enthusiastic travellers, honeymooners, goers and adventure seekers from all over the world.  

  • Distance from Kolkata – 671 km (approx.)
  • Best tourist spots in Gangtok – Nathula Pass, Tsomgo Lake, Hanuman Tok, Rumtek Monastery, Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, Tashi Viewpoint, Seven Sisters Waterfalls
  • Best places to stay in Gangtok – Club Mahindra Gangtok, Club Mahindra Baiguney

Happy Republic Day and Happy Travels on a  Long Weekend! 

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