Once you reach this city, which is quite near to Chennai, you will be transported in the world of Tamil arts and culture. You need only one day to explore beautiful monuments and temples here. Do not miss the Sun Shore beach, where you can opt for surfing too.
This can be called a weekend getaway also, but if you want to explore this place beyond rafting and camping, it can be easily done. Visit the temples, Laxman Jhoola and Beatles ashram here. You will feel calm and refreshed too.
Once you enter Nainital, don’t think about anything and just go for boating. The boating club along the Mall Road is one of the best rejuvenating you can do. You can also go to Bhimtal, which is an hour from Nainital, for paragliding.
If you want to visit one of the wonders of the world and get a taste of Mughal architecture, Agra is your stop. Apart from the famous Taj Mahal, you have Agra Fort and other monuments that will enthral you about Mughals and their culture.
Apart from being a religious city, Amritsar has some lip-smacking food. After visiting the Golden Temple, you can very well visit the Jalianwala Bagh, gorge on mouth-watering stuffed paranthas, dal, lassi and fruit cream and also watch beating retreat at Wagah Border. Yes, all in one day.
There are forts, palaces, shopping markets, eating joints, you just have to make a choice. You can shop ethnic stuff and visit forts and palaces to see how luxurious our kings were.
Apart from having some elite institutions, Vellore has some prominent landmarks such as Tipu Sultan Fort, royal prisoners fort, etc. You can see military architecture of southern India here. And Vellore can be easily explored in a day.
Khajuraho has a group of temples and an audio-guided tour here is quite fascinating. If you hire a guide, he will tell you the minute details of how the temples were made. The temple complex also has a light and sound show, which is a must watch.
If your agenda is only to visit hills and do nothing but eat, sleep and repeat. You can very plan Mussorie. Few resorts here offer the peace of mind you are looking for and one day in Mussorie will make up for months of stressful work.