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‘Staycation’ options in India

‘Staycations’ as a holiday option seem to be getting bigger every year. A ‘Staycation’ simply means enjoying a vacation within your own city, away from the hustle-bustle of your daily busy life. A phenomenon which refuses to die down, there are numerous things that you can do for your next weekend getaway to make your vacation a truly enjoyable one in and around your city. We bring to you some of the best things you could do to plan your trip better:

New Delhi

Everyone knows of the historic places Delhi is famous for, but when was the last time you went and visited some of them? Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, Humayun’s Tomb, Garden of Five Senses and various other locations can be explored during your weekends and reveled in the city’s glorious past.

Mumbai / Pune

Stay at Novotel Imagica

One of the best weekend getaways near Mumbai is Novotel Imagica, Khopoli, a two hour drive from the city via Mumbai – Pune expressway, and have a thrilling time at Adlabs Imagica Theme Park and Water Park. A magical weekend destination, Adlabs Imagica promises fun, action, entertainment, shopping and dining for all ages. With rides and attractions including Mr. India, Rajasaurus River Adventure, Nitro – India’s biggest roller coaster, Alibaba aur Chaalis Chorr and Scream Machine among so many others, Imagica has the best fusion of creativity, story-telling and adventure. Go with the flow at Aquamagica as you twist, turn, splash or merely float around all day. Take a pick from rides for the whole family or the ones where you can challenge your friends.
To book: Click here for Novotel Imagica stay packages.


Staycations are about enjoying an early morning meal at your favorite breakfast joint, picking up a book from Oxford Bookstore and jumping into a tram from Esplanade and telling the conductor you wish to get off at the last stop. You could also do a boat ride at Hooghly or head to Babur Haat for a quaint picnic with your family and friends.


Book a camping trip in and around Bengaluru which are as close as an hour’s drive away from the city. Admire the Ramnagar area (famous as the shooting site of Sholay), laze around the banks of the river and enjoy fishing in Muthathi. You could also go to Cubbon Park for a picnic or ride off to Nandi Hills with your better half.

While there are several spots in and around your city which you can explore over the weekends, various weekend resorts and travel service providers are getting innovative with their deals and services. With an array of special discounts and deals including spa treatments, buffet breakfasts and travel arrangements that you can opt for, you are sure to be spoilt for choice on your next staycation.