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Celebrating Bakrid And A Long Weekend

Observed and celebrated as a Festival of Sacrifice by Muslims all over the world, Bakr-id, also known as Eid-al-Adha, is one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar.The festival remembers the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his only son when God ordered him to.

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It is a day of feasting and visiting with friends and family. Yes, one word synonyms to Bakrid is celebrations. The delectable aroma of kababs, sweets and other mouthwatering dishes fills the house on this day. But if you are one of those who haven’t been invited to celebrate Bakrid, we suggest you make plans for the long weekend now! We’ll try helping you plan, so here are few suggestions.

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If you’re in the NCR and looking for a touch of royalty, head out to Rajasthan. The mighty palaces and forts in Udaipur take on a rustic hue in this season. Take a horse ride around the city or indulge in some shopping in the variety of flea markets. But if the city feels a little overwhelming, take a road trip to Mount Abu, a hill station that is complete with beautiful lakes and gushing waterfalls.

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If you stay in Bangalore and love road trips, the city gives the perfect opportunity for bikers to fill up the tank, rev up the engine and hit the road. Pick from beaches, hill stations, forest reserves, and even a slice of history. You can also make your day an eventful one by opting for adventure sports like rafting in Gokarna or Bheemeshwari, trekking in Chikmagalur or just be in the city and try wall climbing at the Gethnaa Climbing Wall at Kanteerva Stadium or Urban Climbers on Sarjapur Road.

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For Mumbaikars, if the sea doesn’t sound fun enough then how about a trek in the hills with waterfalls to keep you company? Take a quick weekend trip with friends out of the city to places like Malshej Ghat, Lonavala, Khandala or Matheran for some nature trailing fun.  And for the wine lovers, Nashik, also called the ‘Wine Capital of India’, is one of the best places you can be this weekend!

And because there is no end to places to travel over this weekend, which means this article will never end, we suggest our friends in other cities to take advantage of the long weekend and refuel their passions and recharge your batteries because Monday is coming soon!

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