Those of us in Mumbai are looking forward to the upcoming long weekend when Maharashtra celebrates Gudi Padwa. This is the last-but-one long weekend if your offices are lenient enough to let you have the Ambedkar Jayanti-Ram Navmi weekend off too. For most of us, this is the last time we will have three consecutive days off before August 15, which falls on a Monday. As we brace for a long, sweltering summer, this seems to be the last chance for several of us to take off from work before we look at a drought of public and bank holidays for the next (almost) four months! If you’re a spectacular planner and have your weekend sorted, we suggest you move on to the next article but if you’re not, we bring you cheapest airfares to five spectacular destinations from Mumbai. Also Read - Cyclone Nisarga Updates: Three Dead in Maharashtra; Power Supply to be Restored in Ratnagiri And Shrivardhan Soon

1. Diu

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Our most favorite beach destination that isn’t Goa is still under-explored. Now is as good a time as any other to hit Diu and explore its Portuguese quarters and let it draw you into its beautiful quaint self. Also Read - 'Touching Gesture'! Narayana Murthy Touches The Feet of Ratan Tata And Twitter Can't Stop Hailing The 'Historic Moment'

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How much (approx): Rs 5,000

When: April 7-11

2. Goa


You may complain it’s too hot to visit Goa in April. But then again, it’s Goa. How wrong can you go anyway, right?

How much (approx): Rs 7,500

When: April 8-11

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3. Dharamsala


There has to be something right about a place that the Dalai Lama calls home, isn’t it? The beautiful and cool hills of Dharamsala are about the best thing that can happen to you in the summers. So what are you waiting for?

How much (approx): Rs 15,000

When: April 8-10

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4. Dehradun


What can we say about Dehradun that hasn’t already been said? The hills are inviting, the temperatures are pleasant and life is good. What’s there not to love about Dehradun, eh?

How much (approx): Rs 10,000

When: April 8-10

5. Srinagar


The Mughal emperor Jehangir called Kashmir heaven on earth. Who can argue with that one? The breathtaking vistas, the serene Dal Lake and the cool temperatures of Srinagar are so inviting, we’re booking our tickets right about now!

How much (approx): Rs 17,500

When: April 8-11

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