Gotta love it when all the holidays line up perfectly in sync for those much awaited long weekends and the getaway plans that follow. So all you beach bums, this one’s for you—beach locations to head to this weekend to relax and sit back with chilled beers.
Tarkarli, Maharashtra
 

Tarkarli, Maharashtra

You don’t need an expensive escape to the Maldives to witness white sand beaches. We’ve one right here in Tarkarli, only about 490 kilometers away from Mumbai, for a dose of Vitamin Sea.

Other things to do—stay in a house boat.

Gokarna, Karnataka
 

Gokarna, Karnataka

If Goa feels too mainstream, let Gokarna be your next go-to. The beaches are closer to home and way less touristy, and come with an interesting walk-through through five milestone beaches: Gokarna, Kudle, Om, Half Moon and Paradise.

Other things to do—go on a beach trek.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
 

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

At about 240 kilometers from the capital city, this is where all the fun begins. If you’re an adventure junkie, then Rishikesh is where you want to be headed for activities such as cliff jumping and whitewater rafting to blow you away!

Other things to do—kayaking.

Alappuzha, Kerala
 

Alappuzha, Kerala

The backwaters of Alleppey haven’t earned the reputation for being the Venice of the East for nothing. The lush green lagoons dotted with houseboats at every spotting all make for a sight that’s hard to resist for those seeking a lazy holiday.

Other things to do—birdwatching.

Bhandardara, Maharashtra
 

Bhandardara, Maharashtra

Always wanted to camp by the waters, right under the stars? It’s closer to home than you think—160 kilometers. So pack up your essentials and take your best bud along for a calm and tranquil weekend away from the city.

Other things to do—visit the Umbrella Falls.

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