It can be hard to pass a trip to Shimla or Jaipur, but sometimes the best experiences come from travelling off the beaten path. From camping spots in Himachal to wildlife safaris in the country, we’ve rounded up best destinations to add to your 2021 travel bucket list. In the long weekends of 2021, ditch the go-to spots and book a trip to somewhere completely new.
1. A Road Trip To Goa
With the pandemic still upon us, hitting the road can be safer than flying. So why not hit the road and go to your favourite party destination, Goa? On a road trip to Goa, here are all the places you can eat, sleep and relax. Take your car or rent out a campervan to make the most of your experience.
2. A Wildlife Safari To Kaziranga
If you like wildlife, a safari can be the best way to make the most of your long weekends. And the best place to go on a wildlife safari in India is, the Kaziranga National Park. If you do not want to travel far to the east, the Kanha, Ranthambore and Gir can also be excellent choices. Escape the chaos of city life and stay in these Safari camps.
3. A Wellness Retreat In Kerala
If have you been dreaming of getting an abhyanga massage, Kerala is the place to be. When you are craving for a detox after months of lockdown, a wellness trip to Kerala can be the need of the hour. You can stay at thhis Ayurvedic retreat in Kerala with floating cittages.
4. A Desert Stay At Rann Of Kutch
For the best sunsets over an expanse of white sands, head to Rann of Kutch. Bookings are already open for The Tent City in the white desert for one the Rann Utsav. The event celebrates this natural marvel and the cultural heritage Gujarat. Please note that the Tent City will remain open till 28 February.
5. A Camping Trip To Himachal
If you want to take the adventure quotient up by a notch, pick a destination that lets you discover and explore during the day and sleep under a bed of stars by night. Himachal has many camping spots. There are also many properties that set up comfy beds for you to fall asleep under the open skies.
6. Discover South India On A Luxury Train
The Golden Chariot is the first luxury train in India to start bookings during the pandemic. Beginning in January 2021, you can explore the Southern States while living like a VIP on wheels. The train would make three separate journeys, namely, The Pride of Karnataka, Jewels of South and Glimpses of Karnataka. The trains will travel till the nearest train stations from where you will be taken by road see the attractions.
7. Explore Lakshadweep Islands
Ditch the Maldives and enjoy the warm blue-green waters and the blinding white sands of Lakshadweep islands. The islands offer a quiet scene, green landscape and pristine beaches. Head To Lakshadweep – The Hub Of Snorkeling In Crystal Clear Waters.
8. Go Trekking In Mukhteshwar
Have a laid back time in Mukteshwar known for its picturesque views of the Himalayas. Enjoy watching the rolling meadows, fruit orchards and quaint Colonial-style cottages. Adventure enthusiasts can even go trekking to the Chauli Ki Jali and witness the breathtaking landscape from this viewpoint.
9. Cruise In Munroe Island, Kerala
Couples! If you’re looking to spend a secluded, romantic time, then do visit Kerala’s Munroe Island. Venture on an off-beaten by exploring the gorgeous architecture and Dutch styled buildings. You can even get a lovely view of the serene backwaters by going on a cruise here. This is one of the best places to visit in Kerala.
10. A Dreamy Trip To Srinagar
Every Indian out here would have had Srinagar on their bucket list. When you’re here, you can stay at a quaint houseboat, sip on a warm cup of Kahwa, visit Sri Pratap Singh Museum and explore the beauty of the valley. This is one of the best places to visit in India thanks to its serenity.
What are you waiting for? Book your tickets now.