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Best places to visit on Independence Day Long Weekend 2023

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Written by Ardra M B

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living

Mahatma Gandhi.

Are you tired of the mundane routine and craving a break? Then the upcoming Independence Day long weekend is the perfect opportunity for you! There is no better idea than celebrating your freedom in the form of travel. With a plethora of options to choose from, you can make this long weekend an unforgettable experience. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore the wonders that await you. 

It’s time to celebrate your freedom to travel….


Freedom Through Mountains

What according to you is the most crucial type of Freedom? 

Freedom has been a hot topic throughout history. Some people view freedom as the freedom to do whatever they want without restrictions, the Negative Liberty. While others choose Positive Liberty as the power to make choices and shape their own lives beautifully like a canvas. 

But there’s one type of freedom that inspires us to do new things, the one that feels hard-earned: THE FREEDOM TO TRAVEL. 

The Indian Constitution guarantees the freedom to travel within and abroad under Articles 19 and 21 respectively. These rights allow us to explore various regions, cultures, and landscapes, making us appreciate the unique qualities of each destination. 

This year try a new way to celebrate the liberty you have from escaping the scorching dryness of city life and take this as an opportunity to head out to the serene mountains. The fresh air, majestic views, and peace of mind you will get by stepping into the mountains will leave an everlasting impact on you.

Let’s celebrate the 77 golden years of freedom by exploring with the most exciting liberty in your hand. So why not spend it in the serenity of the mountains, letting their majestic peaks and breathtaking landscapes take our breath away and leave a lasting impression on us. 

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Conquering heights of Freedom

The most important and crucial decision of going on a trip is choosing the dates. From August 11th to August 16th, this is the perfect window of opportunity to go on a week-long journey that will leave a lasting impression on our hearts and minds.

So what are you waiting for? The time is now, and the possibilities are endless. 

You can enjoy a 6-day trip:

  • 11th August – Friday – take off 
  • 12th August- Saturday
  • 13th August- Sunday
  • 14th August- Take a day off
  • 15th August- Independence Day
  • 16th August – Take a day off 


7 Best places to visit on Independence Day Long Weekend, 2023

Listed below are 7 perfect locations to celebrate this Independence Day:- 



The land of HIGH PASSES is undeniably one of the most beautiful places on the earth. Positioned along the Leh-Srinagar highway, it is merely a little over 400 km away from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.  It is a haven of awe-inspiring sights and natural wonders that will leave you astounded. When exploring Leh and Ladakh, several must-visit tourist spots are there including Tso Moriri, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, Siachen Glacier, and Shanti Stupa.

  • Best time to visit: June to October 
  • Duration: 6 Days 
  • Nearest Airport: Leh 
  • Best Places: Sangam, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Shanti Stupa,     Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso,Diskit Monastery. 
  • Activities: Rafting, ATV rides, Double humped camel ride
  • Price: Starting from 22,000 


Short Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Leh Airport | Acclimatization Day

Highlights of the day – Exploring Local Markets and Restaurants

Day 2: Leh Sightseeing Day

Highlights of the day – Sangam, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, The Hall of Fame, Shanti Stupa. 

Day 3: Leh to Nubra Valley (160 Kms, 7 Hrs Approx)

Highlights of the day: Khardung La, Hunder, Nubra Valley. 

Day 4 : Nubra to Pangong (280 Kms, 7 Hrs Approx)

Highlights of the day: Diskit Monastery, Pangong.

Day 5 : Pangong to Leh (230 Kms, 5 Hrs Approx)

Highlights of the day: Chang La, Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery.  

Day 6: Departure to Leh Airport | Tour Ends

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at the Hotel and bid the mountains goodbye with a ton of memories. 

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Spiti Valley

Surrounded by rugged mountain canyons and jaw-dropping scenery, Spiti’s cultural heritage and surprising scenery offer an unforgettable experience. Spiti Valley, the middle land between the Indian and Tibet Border is one of those places that imprints on your heart and soul. The centuries-old monasteries, amazing star-gazing views, barren roads, and green meadows will allow you to find serenity. The mountains of Spiti valley is waving their hands at you, spend this Independence Day Long Weekend in Spiti valley embracing the wildness.

  • Best time to visit: – June to September 
  • Duration: 8 Days 
  • Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport
  • Best Places: Kaza, Komic Village, Dhankar, Pin valley, Tabo Monastery, Chandratal Lake, Langza, Kunzum Pass
  • Activities: Camping, Trekking, Rafting, Sight Seeing, Star Gazing, Cultural Interaction 
  • Price: Starting from 19,500


Short Itinerary 

Day 1: Delhi to Manali | Overnight Journey

Day 2: Manali Arrival | Day at Leisure

Highlights of the day: Exploring local markets and indulging in Cafe Hopping 

Day 3: Manali to Kaza (200 Kilometers, 9 Hours Drive Approx)

Highlights of the day: Kunzum Pass and Kaza 

Day 4: Spiti Sightseeing Day 1

Highlights of the day: Kungri Monastery, Pin Valley, Tabo, Dhankar

Day 5: Spiti Sightseeing Day 2 

Highlights of the day: Key Monastery, Hikkim, Komic, Langza 

Day 6: Kaza to Chandratal (90 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive Approx)

Highlights of the day: Chicham Bridge, Chandratal 

Day 7: Chandratal to Manali (125 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive Approx)

Day 8: Delhi Arrival | Tour Ends

Highlights of the day: Going back home with a hand full moments that Spiti gifted you. 

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Bali in Indonesia.

From exotic beaches to vibrant local culture, rainforests to ancient temples, Bali allures with its unique charms. The island’s stunning tropical landscapes and ocean-side bliss create an idyllic setting for a perfect vacation. Bali allures with not just its pristine blue beaches but also its unique and unmatched cultural depth! It is a stunning destination that offers you a perfect blend of a luxurious vacation and an ideal adventure-filled trip. Bali is your prefect choice for this Independence day long weekend.

  • Best time to visit: – March to October 
  • Duration: 7 Days 
  • Nearest Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport
  • Best Places: Nusa Penida, Agnel Billabong,Kelingking Beach,  Lempuyang Temple,  Ubud,Nusa Dua. 
  • Activities: Tegalalang Rice Terraces, exploring waterfalls and beaches, Cliff jumping, Jet packing 
  • Price: Starting from INR 43,000


Short Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrival in Denpasar | Pickup from Airport | Transfer to Kuta

Highlights of the day: Kuta, Jimbaran Beach. 

Day 2: Nusa Penida Day Excursion

Highlights of the day: Agnel Billabong, Nusa Penida, Kelingking Beach, and Broken Beach. 

Day 3: Bali Sight Seeing 

Highlights of the day: Lempuyang Temple, Tirta Gangga

Day 4 : Ubud & Kintamani Tour

Highlights of the day:  Ubud, Tegallalang Rice Fields, Monkey Forest, Tegenungan Waterfall, Celuk Village, and  Kintamani Village. 

Day 5: Nusa Dua 

Highlights of the day: Visit Uluwatu Temple for Kecak Fire Show

Day 6: Transfer to Luxury Villa in Seminyak |

Highlights of the day: Visit Tanah Lot Temple and Pool Villa 

Day 7: Drop off at Airport post Breakfast | End of Tour

Highlights of the day: Say hi to a ton of memories that you are going to cherish for a lifetime. 


Enjoy Trekking this Independence Day

Can you think of any better idea than conquering mountains on this independence day? 

With its rugged terrain, untouched beauty, and awe-inspiring natural wonders, treks offer an unparalleled experience of adventure and exploration. From challenging climbs to tranquil hikes, there’s something for everyone, making it the perfect way to celebrate freedom and the beauty of nature. So, why not trade the concrete walls for the lush greenery and replace the noise of the city with the melodies of nature? 

Here are some of the best treks you can do this Independence Day long weekend:-

1. Valley of Flowers 

Valley Of Flowers

Introducing a Trek that rejuvenates, thrills, and above all, heals. Valley Of Flowers!  If you’re someone who seeks an escape amidst nature’s bounty, the trails set in the Nanda Devi Biosphere will simply transport you to a utopian world.  Feel the gush of cool hair, capture mind-boggling sunsets, sleep under star-studded skies, and let your heart know peace while surrounded by 3000 species of exotic flowers!


2. Bhirgu Lake Trek 

Bhrigu Lake Trek

The lake is named after the sage Bhrigu, who is believed to have meditated here for thousands of years. According to local legends, the lake never freezes completely, even during the harsh winters, making it a unique natural phenomenon.  This trek is perfect for people who do not have much time but want to experience the thrill and adventure which are usually found on a high-altitude trek. Bhrigu Lake is located at an altitude of 4,270 mts and is easily reachable within a day from Manali.


3.  Parashar Lake Trek

Parashar Lake Trek

Located at 2730 meters above sea level, Parashar Lake is famous for its mysterious floating island that keeps changing its position throughout the year. The best part about completing the trek is the view of the majestic ranges like Dhauladhar, Kinnaur mountains, and Pir Panjal waiting for you on the other side. The best time to visit Prashar Lake is during November- December when the mountains are covered with snow resembling paradise, but it remains accessible around the year.


4. Hampta Pass 

Hampta Pass

The incredible Hampta pass acts as a vantage point, from where you can witness two equally beautiful parts of Himachal’s topography. On one hand, you can witness the rustic Lahaul valley, while on the other side, you get to witness jade green forests that adorn the valley ofKullu. Traversing through the thick forests consisting of pine, maple, and silver birch trees, the drive from Manali toJobra also consists of many hairpins bends making up for a scenic yet enthralling drive. 


The long-awaited Independence Day long weekend is just around the corner! Grab your opportunity RIGHT NOW and celebrate it in the best possible way out. 

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