Planning a quick getaway? Here are some places to consider (ET)

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ET Panache Travel reader Pralabh Kashyap had a great time in Kashid with his friends. He says, “This is a white sand secluded beach located approx 150 km from Mumbai called Kashid. The 3 km stretch of beach is tucked in between two rocky hills. There are a few of small hotels in Kashid as the rest of the area is privately owned and the localites run homestays at their houses, which is highly recommended as you get to taste their homemade local cuisine. Certainly a place to get away from the crowd and relax the way you want to, either take a dive in the sea, sun bathe on the beach, play any sport, ride your bike too.”
From Chennai: Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Retaining its fame in stone, Mahabalipuram is among the most outstanding examples of Dravidian art and architecture. Known as an ancient historic town during the time of Periplus (1st century CE) and Ptolemy (140 CE). Ancient Indian traders who went to countries of South East Asia sailed from the seaport of Mahabalipuram. There are several monuments at Mahabalipuram that have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Trending: When in the quaint town of Mahabalipuram, take stone carving lessons, there are institutes that help tourists learn how to sculpt.

From Ahmedabad: Gir National Park, Gujarat If you can bear the heat and the sun, then head to Gir National Park in Gujarat. Why in the summer? Because there are extremely high chances of spotting Asiatic lions and leopards. The Sasan Gir National Park is spread around an area of 1412 square kilometers. The forests and grasslands of Gir are known to be the last stronghold of Asiatic Lions and support a variety of plant and animal species.The forest region is surrounded by seven perennial rivers and four dams that are the lifeline of the region. The terrain mostly comprises savanna type forests and grasslands and dry deciduous forests with teak-wood trees.

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