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Due to our busy lives, we all look forward to the weekend like anything. The excitement doubles when it's a long weekend. Shh! It's a secret. The weekend is on its way, so it's time to thank our fortunes. Dussehra is one of the many reasons why you may want to venture out of the city and explore the magic that lies outside. If you are feeling that way, we have something for you.

Hampta Pass Trek

The Hampta Pass links Lahaul and Kullu valleys in Himachal Pradesh. In the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, the trek to the pass has an elevation of 4270 meters. There is also a village called Hampta, named after the Hampta Pass. Sheep usually cross the pass. Every year, they open the route and come here in search of high-altitude grassland.

Aside from scenic views, one can experience vertical rock walls, hanging glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, and 6000 m peaks on this trek. This trek is moderate in difficulty and is suitable for those who have done at least one trek before. Doing this trek allows one to see the scenic and pristine Lake of Chandratal.

Udaipur

There are 600 kilometers between Delhi and Udaipur, making it a perfect destination for people who enjoy long drives and road trips. The long highway is lined with countless dhabas and fancy restaurants that will satisfy your hunger for amazing food. It makes for some of the best photographs to have nature on both sides of the road.

Additionally, Udaipur is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills. Then there are the beautiful temples, palaces, Havelis, and the many narrow streets that have been inhabited for hundreds of years by generations of people. Colonel James Tod of the East India Company labeled Udaipur as the most romantic spot on the continent in 1829.

Bandhavgarh National Park, MP

Bandhavgarh is one of the tiger countries in Madhya Pradesh. The park is home to over 22 mammal species and 250 bird species, and you can take jeep safaris from dawn to dusk. Bandhavgarh is also home to leopards, jungle cats, sloth bears, nilgai, hyenas, and elephants in addition to Bengal tigers. After you've had your fill of safaris, try cycling trails, village visits, and a trip to the Bansagar Dam.

Tirthan Valley

You will find Tirthan Valley on your list of beautiful places. Tirthan Valley is located in the heart of Himachal Pradesh, and is also known as 'Himachal's Best Kept Secret'. And why shouldn't it be? The area is naturally stunning. You won't find a more serene place. There are also breathtaking mountain views, unspoiled villages, beautiful walks, and warm and welcoming guesthouses. Long weekends are a popular time to visit Tirthan Valley because of all of these factors.

Paragliding and Trekking at Bir & Barot

This trip plan is perfect for those looking for adventure and leisure at the same time. Our tour will take us to two beautiful and lesser-known destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Barot and Bir Billing. There are many monasteries in Bir Billing, which is considered the best paragliding site in India, while Barot is a serene and beautiful place popular for activities such as angling, trekking, etc.

The paragliding capital of India, Bir Billing, is known for its ecotourism, spiritual studies, and meditation. In Bir there is also a Tibetan refugee settlement with Buddhist monasteries and a large stupa.

There is a paragliding launch site at Billing (14 km north of Bir) and a landing site at Chowgan (also spelled Chaugan), on the southern edge of Bir.

Barot is a village in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Barot is a scenic drive that offers views of terraced fields and dense cedar forests. It is also the gateway to Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to varieties of animals such as Monal, Black Bear, Ghoral, etc.

Chopta

Chopta, on the Ukhimath-Chamoli road, is another beautiful place you can visit during this long Dussehra weekend. Kedarnath and Badrinath are connected by this road. In addition, this route is so picturesque that you would want to keep stopping to take it all in. This place is only 35 km away from Ukhimath.

During your visit to this place, you may get to see some mysteriously forested mountains with equally magical beauty if you want to see something you haven't seen before. In addition to Chopta, there is a 5 km trek to Chandrashila Peak and Tungnath. The Panch Kedar temples in Garhwal, including Kedarnath, Rudranath, Madmaheshwar, and Kalpeshwar, make it a shrine for Hindus.

Nainital, Uttarakhand

No introduction is necessary for this beautiful hill station. Nainital's picturesque landscape includes a dreamy lake, misty mountains, and charming picnic spots. Aside from sunrise and sunset points, visitors can also enjoy boating and the aerial ropeway to Snow View Point. Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, 13 km from the main city, is a must-see for nature lovers.

Triund Mcleodganj

As one of the hottest (what? Just wait) dream destinations for every friend group, Triund is one paradise to visit. Breathe in the fresh mountain air. Enjoy the peace. Take that trail. Have a bonfire with friends. This is what makes Triund so popular.

What is the best thing about the Triund trek? It can be completed pretty easily by people of any age. (Congo! You have to walk 8 km to reach the top). Don't forget your carb-rechargers (you like protein bars, right?) as the last kilometer can be tiring. The last kilometer is known as the "22 curves" because it has 22 breathtaking and exhausting curves.

The Dussehra long weekend runs from October 15 (Friday) to October 17 (Sunday). There are many exciting things to do during the long weekend. The post-monsoon weather in most cities is pleasant, national parks are open for safari season, and summer activities are still available in Himalayan hill stations until winter sets in. So get ready to for a long weekend and include Travographer in your Travel plans for Instagram-worthy pictures.

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