The current corporate pressure and work-life imbalance give individuals a hard time. If you are from Punjab and you struggle to take out time to visit excellent and amazing places like Karela, Ladakh, etc, you may read this article to witness some amazing places for your two-day weekend plan. Several people may think that two days are not enough to create a wonderful outing with friends and family but don’t you worry, today we will tell you about some places that you can visit for your weekend. Don’t worry! the list does not include Manali and the usual places.
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the capital of Uttarakhand is surrounded by splendid green mountains, pilgrimages and numerous tourist attractions. It takes only 5 hours from Punjab to reach Dehradun. Also, you can enjoy trekking, camping, nature trail, visit cafes, temples, picnic spots, local markets, etc. Some places to visit are Tapkeshwar Temple, Tibetan Market, Nag Tibba, Rajaji National Park, Paltan Bazaar, Robber’s Cave, and Chetwode Hall.
Located in the magnificent tranquil mountains of Himachal and the foggy clouds, Dalhousie adds charm to your weekend delight. Dalhousie is situated in the Dhauladhar range in the district of Chamba. Its meadows and lake make the location worth every penny. It is a great weekend away from rejuvenating yourself. However, from Ludhiana, Dalhousie is almost 6 hours away. Some must-visit places are Dainkund Peak, Panch Pura Waterfall, Chamera Lake, Satdhara Falls, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Ganji Pahari, Tibetan Market, Khajjiar, etc. Dalhousie is a great place to do trekking, camping and beige shopping. nature trail, waterfalls, boat riding, etc.
The Himachal Pradesh hill station is known for its splendid view and tea plantations. You can reach Palampur in just 4-5 hours via the Chintapurni-Dharamshala route. Surprisingly, if you want to experience the thrill of camping, trekking, tea garden stroll and picnics with family or friends, then Palampur can offer you a variety of weekend plans! Here are some places you must visit in Palampur: Bir, Naam Art Gallery, Triund, Tea Plantations, Neugal Khad, Tashi Jong Monastery, Norbulingka Institute, Baijnath Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Jwalamukhi Temple, Dhauladhar National Park and Saurabh Van Vihar.
Having thousand years old history Kurukshetra is where the humongous battle of Mahabharata was fought. Located in the state of Haryana Kurukshetra is a great weekend getaway for it is just 160 km away from Ludhiana via NH44. There are several museums, temples, sacred pools and monuments where you can find peace and solace. Although, some of the must-visits in Kurukshetra are Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Brahm Sarovar, Jyotisar, Bhishma Kund, Krishna Museum, Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple, Sheikh Chilli’s Tomb, Bhadrakali Temple, Kalpana Chawla Memorial, etc.
This Punjab city houses Asia’s largest military complex along with the presence of several forts and temples to visit. Located on the borders of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, Pathankot is known to have great weather that can make your holiday relishing. Moreover, you can visit historical places and dams for beautiful views such as Kathgarh Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, Ranjit Sagar Dam, Nurpur Fort, Shahpurkandi Fort, etc.
Also, other weekend places for you are Rishikesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jalandhar, Roorkee, etc.