REPUBLIC DAY 2018: MAKE IT COUNT WITH PLACES IN KARNATAKA

India got her first Independence from the British colonization 15th August 1947. After Independence also, she had no constitution of her own. A constitution is the law of land, thus, it was necessary to frame it. The drafting committee presented the constitution’s first draft to the national assembly on November 4, 1947. The national assembly signed the final English and Hindi language versions of the constitution on January 24, 1950. India’s constitution came into effect on Republic day, January 26, 1950. This date was chosen as it was the anniversary of “Purna Swaraj Day”, which was held on January 26, 1930. So, 26th January is celebrated as Republic day all over India as it marks the significant beginning of the country as a republic nation.

The above was all about memorable events of Republic day. How about making your holidays memorable this year Republic day? 2018 Republic is followed by Saturday and Sunday, make them count. Take a break from your mundane life and work. Plan a trip to places few kilometers away from Bangalore. Explore the nature and revive your senses. Go away from Bangalore’s traffic and pollution to relax with nature. Detoxify your mind with calming beach and hill stations before you go back to the reality again.

PLACES TO VISIT  THIS REPUBLIC DAY

GOKARNA

Gokarna promises to soothe your mind with the calming breeze and solace your sour soul with its climate during this time. Gokarna has clean tidy beaches starting from popular Om Beach to the secluded Kudle Beach. The Graven Mountains that are sliced by rivers, Gokarna can possibly justify the beauty of mountain and water together. Located between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Gokarna is the best idea for both short and long trips. The three major beaches in Gokarna are Om Beach, Paradise Beach and the Half-moon Beach. Om beach is the most famous of the lot, for some unique reasons. The beach appears like the Sanskrit word Om when viewed from a vantage point. For a safer side book your accommodation before you leave to avoid the last minute disappointment.

COORG

Coorg, that is considered as the Scotch land of India has the rolling carpet of green hills and a hypnotic climate during this time of the year. Rise to the smell of coffee, above the 3500 ft. altitude of sea level. The beauty of the place will make you believe that there is a ground beneath your feet, it’s heavenly. Apart from lofty mountains to lake streams, Coorg offers you place like Barapole River for rafting.  It has everything, from homestays to resorts to hotel lodges. Book according to your choice and enjoy your 3-days holiday.

HAMPI

Hampi offers the best sight of history. This city has the ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire that has a glorious past. Hapmi is an adventurous place too; it has large boulders all around. Many seek to this place to do adventure activities. You can also go for treks to the Mantanga Hill and if your time permits, visit the Daroji Bear Sanctuary that is home to sloth bears. It has budget-friendly staying options, pack your bags for viewing the best of nature.

YELAGIRI

Yelagiri is located in Tamil Nadu but fortunately not very far away from Bangalore. In fact, it will just take you 3-4 hours’ drive from Bangalore.  It is a beautiful hill station also called as a poor man’s Ooty. It is at an elevation of over 4,000 ft. above sea level and has views of the valley, surrounded by lush greenery. The rose gardens are popular talks of the place. The place offers a pleasant weather during this time of the year; you might even require a pair of warm clothes. You can enjoy the lazy boat rides to trek. The availability of accommodation is good but not plenty. So, book in advance to stay away from further hassle.

OOTY

A wish list in everybody’s trip plans. The most popular place, it is located at an elevation of 7347 ft. above sea level and offers majestic views of the surroundings. Also, it is called as the queen of Hill stations. Visit the Botanical Garden when you go there. The toy train rides are the famous for kids. Just 6 hours away from Bangalore to soak yourself into the scenic beauty.

Make the best out of your 3 days holiday. Calm and relax your mind, rejuvenate your senses with nature. Click good pictures to make it memorable. Happy journey.

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