Best Destinations for Drivable Holidays over Long Weekends

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Planning to get away from the monotony of your daily life? Worry not! 2021 has come packed with several long weekends from April to December and we are here to help you figure out where you could take your four-wheeler for a refreshing trip from cities such as New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai. As for your accommodation, Sarovar Hotels and Resorts are here to serve you. Here are the best destinations across India for drivable vacations during the long weekends of 2021.



The capital city of Sikkim is in the lap of the Eastern Himalayas and is a hub for tourists looking to spend a few days among the hills. The town provides a picturesque panorama of the mountains and brings you closer to the clouds. Gangtok is also well-connected to nearby tourists spots such as Tsongmo Lake, Nathu La Pass and the Rumtek Monastery. The Sarovar Portico, a venture of the Sarovar Hotels in Gangtok, adheres to the aesthetic of the town in providing a blissful and re-energizing stay for the guests. If you are living in West Bengal, Orissa or Bihar and planning on a road trip with your loved ones, then you are in for a treat! No matter which state you are from, you will have to cross Siliguri to reach Gangtok. Prepare yourself for a 17-20 hours road trip and you will wow yourself with the magical attractions that you will drive by including The Tashi View Point, Tsomgo Lake, Changu Lake, Nathu La Pass and more. All in all, Gangtok is an ideal choice for those who wish to experience the cool breeze of the hills and mountains over a long weekend in April, making it a plausible choice for Good Friday or the Easter Sunday weekend this year.



Planning a drivable vacation for the Janmashtami or Ganesh Chaturthi weekend? Jaipur is the way to go. Often known as the Pink City owing to its unique architecture style, Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of Rajasthan. It is an epicentre for the rich cultural history of India and attracts thousands of tourists each year. One of the best times to visit this city is during the months of July through September. If you don't mind rustic villages and terrains, then a road trip from New Delhi to Jaipur would be an ideal holiday treat for you. Do not worry about the unbearable temperatures for the 290 km journey - the temperature would be soothing at this time of the year. There are a number of popular stopovers during this journey including Sultanpur National Park and Bird Sanctuary, Ancient Vrindavan Palace, Nahargarh Biological Park. You can drive through Shahpura town and stop for some souvenir shopping and check the traditional step wells. You can also check Alwar Fort, Bhangarh Fort and Siliserh Lake if you choose the Alwar route. With the Sarovar Premiere located in the epicentre of the city, you additionally have the option of availing of one of the best accommodations in the area. Just remember to leave early if you want to avoid the congestion from Delhi to Gurgaon.




Situated on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, the union territory of Pondicherry presents a culmination of the French and Indian cultures. The beautiful location is known for the homes which showcase French architecture and the quaint cafes and restaurants dotting the area. Pondicherry is also home to the serene Auroville, the manifestation of the vision of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, and is just a half an hour drive from The Promenade. Some notable beaches you can visit include Rock Beach and Paradise Beach. The pleasantly moderate weather from October to December makes Pondicherry a perfect destination for a long weekend getaway for Dussehra, this year. If you are living in Bangalore and take The Tiruvannamalai Route by car, you can check out some amazing stopovers such as Chandira Choodeswarar Temple, Arunachaleshwara Temple, Krishnagiri Dam and the famous Gingee Fort (also known as the Troy of the East). A 150-200 km road trip from Chennai to Pondicherry is also rewarding with magical pitstops such as the 17th century Alamparai Fort and the pristine Kovalam Beach!


Lonavala is popularly referred to as the jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains of Maharashtra, appropriately nicknamed after the splendour and beauty of the hill station surrounded by the lush greenery of the Western Ghats. It is perfect for a drivable vacation from Mumbai or Pune during November and can be considered for the long Guru Nanak Jayanti weekend. Visitors can also enjoy short trips to a few iconic tourists’ spots such as Bhaja Caves and Karla Caves which are enriched with Buddhist culture from more than 2000 years ago. The caves just a few kilometres drive away from Sarovar Portico, our premium resort in Lonavala where you can choose to stay during your trip. A one-day road trip from Pune to Lonavala stays at the top of every traveller's list. You can enjoy a plethora of sightseeing spots such as Rajmachi Point (which offers amazing views of the Shivaji Maharaj’s fort, Rajmachi), Valvan Dam, Tiger Point and the first wax museum of India, Sunil’s Celebrity Wax Museum.

So what are you waiting for? Plan your drivable vacation to any one of these destinations over a long weekend today!

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