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Discover your next weekend getaway - 8 curated places in and around India

Greetings, Wanderers!

The season of festivities is almost here. We hope you’ve already planned your much-awaited getaways. In case you haven’t, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. The team at WanderX has curated a list of must visit destinations in and around the country. 

Holidays Dates  Days
Independence Day, and Parsi New Year (restricted holiday) 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th August Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Onam (restricted holiday) and Rakshabandhan (State restricted) 29th, 30th, 31st August Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Janmashtami (Restricted) 7th, 8th, 9th 10th September Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Milad-un-Nabi/ Eid-e-Milad and Gandhi Jayanti 28th, 29th, 30th, September and 1st, and 2nd October Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Maha Navami, and Dussehra (restricted holiday) 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th October Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Diwali 10th, 11th, 12th November Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Guru Nanak Jayanti 25th, 26th, 27th November Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Christmas 23rd, 24th, 25th November Saturday, Sunday, Monday


Also, with friends, family and fun going on at full swing during the festivities, we’ve made sure that you can explore to your heart’s content without breaking the bank. Let’s not wait any more, grab your WanderX suitcase and let’s get to it!

  1. Goa, India: Known for its picturesque beaches, vibrant nightlife, and delicious seafood, Goa is a perennial favorite among budget travelers. From affordable guesthouses to local street food, Goa offers a wide range of options for travelers looking for a pocket-friendly getaway. Don't forget to wander through the stunning Dudhsagar Falls and visit the old-world charm of Fontainhas.
  2. Pushkar, India: For a unique cultural experience, head to Pushkar, a small town in Rajasthan. Famous for its annual Camel Fair, Pushkar is an excellent destination for budget-conscious travelers. Explore the vibrant markets, witness the mesmerizing evening aarti (prayer ceremony) by Pushkar Lake, and indulge in the delectable Rajasthani cuisine.
  3. Hampi, India: Step back in time and discover the ancient ruins of Hampi in Karnataka. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a glimpse into the rich history of the Vijayanagara Empire. With affordable guesthouses and local eateries, Hampi is a backpacker's paradise. Rent a bicycle and explore the magnificent temples, sprawling ruins, and scenic landscapes.
  4. Pokhara, Nepal: Escape to the serene beauty of Pokhara in Nepal, nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. With its breathtaking lakes, stunning mountain views, and a variety of adventure activities like paragliding and trekking, Pokhara is an ideal budget-friendly destination. Enjoy a boat ride on Phewa Lake and witness the sunrise from Sarangkot. It’s a short flight or a bus ride away from Kathmandu. India and Nepal have strong connectivity via flight and road.
  5. Sri Lanka: Just a short flight away from India, Sri Lanka offers an abundance of affordable travel experiences. Explore the pristine beaches of Mirissa, visit the ancient city of Sigiriya, embark on a scenic train ride through tea plantations in Ella, and indulge in the mouth watering local cuisine. Sri Lanka's affordability combined with its natural beauty makes it a must-visit destination.
  6. Thailand: Thailand has long been a favorite destination for budget travelers, and for good reason. From bustling cities like Bangkok to the stunning islands of Krabi and Phuket, Thailand offers a diverse range of experiences. Enjoy mouthwatering street food, visit ornate temples, explore vibrant markets, and relax on palm-fringed beaches, all without breaking the bank.
  7. Vietnam: With its rich history, stunning landscapes, and delectable cuisine, Vietnam is a treasure trove for budget-conscious travelers. Explore the charming streets of Hanoi, cruise through the otherworldly beauty of Ha Long Bay, visit the ancient town of Hoi An, and savor authentic Vietnamese dishes at local food stalls.
  8. Cambodia: Discover the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and immerse yourself in the country's fascinating history. Cambodian street food is both delicious and affordable, and you can explore local markets for unique souvenirs. Visit the bustling capital city of Phnom Penh and learn about Cambodia's past at the Royal Palace and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

It’s about time you make the best use of your long weekend and not scroll them away. Also, we’ve got something special in store for all the Wanderers who made it this far. Here’s a special discount for you to buy a WanderX Suitcase, use the code ‘TravelEOTY’ for an exclusive 15% off on your next WanderX purchase. Happy Wandering! 


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