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Joys of Spontaneous Trips in India: Some Itinerary Ideas

Spontaneous Trips in India
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India is the best destination for impromptu trips. If you feel the sudden need to just take off (from wherever); India won’t disappoint you. Reason: you can find an escape in the chaos. The country offers repose and respite amidst a crowd and a cacophony of experiences wrapped in stillness or dissonance; your choice. It is a land where unplanned itineraries work. So, whether you are a visitor or a resident; undertaking spontaneous trips in India is one of the best things you can experience.

Consider these itinerary ideas for exploring India on a whim.

If you are a resident –

Cities and towns in India lead to beautiful getaways due to good connectivity. You can escape the urban areas and head to tranquil towns in your own state. For instance, there are weekend getaways near Mumbai such as Lonavala, Matheran, Alibaug, Raigad, Mahabaleshwar, Rajmachi, Igatpuri, and Kolad. You can drive down the Konkan Coast and just stop at whatever destination on the way has your heart.

You can travel to Marari Beach near Kochi, Sundarbans near Kolkata, or to the Gir National Park near Ahmedabad.

Road trips from Delhi to Uttarakhand are very popular as you can head from the sweltering heat to the hills via a picturesque route. Rajasthan has many routes for good road trips. You can start from any city such as Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, or Bikaner and explore the villages enroute, eat with the locals, and have a nice trip rooted to the land.

So, if you are wondering how to undertake spontaneous trips in India then wonder no more. It’s really easy and doable.

If you are a visitor –

You can book last-minute flights to India and still travel in the country with ease. Along with your flight tickets; book your accommodations. You are likely to get good deals if you book tickets via a travel company for last-minute trips. You can choose different kinds of accommodation options as per your travel plan.

Take a flight to Delhi and straight away hop onto a taxi (you can pre-book it) and head to Jaipur. If you reach Delhi in the morning or afternoon; you will have daylight for the next leg of the journey. Alternatively, stay in the city for the day and start off the next day.

Once in the capital city of Rajasthan, spend a day visiting one local attraction and then spend the evening sampling local food and exploring the markets at night. Any heritage structure that you can cover within a few hours is a good idea. Some examples: The City Palace, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar etc. You can visit temples such as Galtaji or Birla Temple.

The next morning you can explore the markets inside the walled city (the actual Pink City) and check the heritage monuments inside it. The Iconic Hawa Mahal is here. Every lane in the walled city has places to eat and drink. You can spend another day in Jaipur if you are a first-time visitor here as there are many things to see and do here.

If not, you can drive down to Bharatpur (some 3 hours away); home of the famous Keoladeo Ghana National Park. August-November are months to spot the resident birds while you can also see migratory birds in the winter months. Other attractions here are the Lohagarh Fort, Deeg (a garden with palaces, gates, and fountains), and Laxman Mandir.

The next day, take to the road again for Alwar; some three hours away. It is a fascinating place and not often included in Rajasthan Tourism itineraries. You can easily spend a few days here. But if you are short of time; visit the famous Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary (a tiger reserve), Bhangarh Fort, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, and Bala Quila. Alwar to Delhi is around four hours by road. So, you can take a flight back home or to anywhere else from Delhi.

Similarly, you can come to India on impromptu trips by taking flights to Mumbai, Kolkata or Kochi. These cities offer plenty of options for short trips.

Off-season travel is a great way to plan spontaneous trips in India. So, you can plan to visit the country in the months of August and September also.

Book your flights to India with India Eagle and explore the country as you wish – on-the-spur or at leisure.

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