July 20, 2021
CM Content Team
It starts here! Yet again, the countdown has begun to resume travel plans after a long-drawn phase of isolation and lockdown. Post pandemic travel might not sound the same, but the good news is that there has been a change in tide. Several travel destinations have opened –up their doors for ardent rovers who are all set to fly out to places they have been dreaming of.
We may not have wandered the previous year, but that hasn’t changed our appetite for travel, nor has our desire to journey waned a bit. So, let’s check out places you can include in your post pandemic travel.
What can be a better escape than a spot away from the bustle? Ooty any day is quieter and greener and a lot scenic. After being indoors for months, no other place will seem better than this one. Breathe in the fresh air, stroll amidst the towering pines, or discover bungalows dating back to the British Raj. Hire a bike and hit the winding roads. The mesmeric views of the Nilgiri Mountains will be a treat to your eyes. A post pandemic travel featuring captivating outdoors, lovely weather, and leisure activities are sure to be a perfect one. Rejuvenate your senses, plan a trip to Ooty.
Nature lovers who felt like it was the end of the world, Coorg (Kodagu) will satiate their hunger for travel. Soothe your eyes with the inexpressible beauty of Mother Nature as you come across hectares of coffee and spice plantation. Take a plunge further in by ambling down the crooked paths disappearing in the winding hills. Footloose into the forest and enjoy bird watching or hit the trails, the beauty of Croog will seep into you. Avid roamers also have the chance to wander past the rural expanses and mingle with locals in the town. Journeying to this locale will be ridding oneself of the lockdown hangover.
For the ones who have been looking forward to a bit of entertainment, Gangtok is going to lend you the much-desired feel. Packed with an array of snack bars, restaurants, and shopping centers, a traveler like you can roam free around this nucleus of enjoyment. Apart from café hopping and sampling local food, you can end up shopping great stuff. Opening up to misty views of snow-capped Mt. Khangchendzonga on the distant skyline makes Gangtok a lot cinematic. This cheerful and lively capital of Sikkim is sure to fuel the explorer in you.
Where to Stay in Gangtok – Club Mahindra Gangtok
What about a dreamy chill-out? If this is what you have been yearning for then Srinagar is perfect for your post pandemic travel. One of the most popular drawcards the tranquil Dal Lake will offer you an unforgettable Shikara ride. Float past the gurgling waters and free yourself from the burden of a stressful past. Make your way to the clement Mughal Gardens and soulful Sufi Dargahs and alleviate your spirit. Ramble past the old town and barge into local bazaars to buy bric-a-brac to carry home. Also, don’t miss to nosh a shahi Kashmiri meal at an epic restaurant. Blend in the charm of Srinagar, a heaven on earth.
Wish to indulge in R&R, relaxation, and recreation? Sojourn to Manali, the haven for backpackers. Adventure freaks that were locked indoors must fasten their shoelaces and set off for some adrenaline-pumping activities. Trekking, rafting, climbing, you name it, and you have it. Pitch your tents amidst the haunting beauty of the mountains, saunter unusual terrains, or battle with the turbulent waters, Manali will free you from the monotony. Apart from adventure, lay lax amidst apple orchards watching the spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks at a distance. Any day Manali will be a perfect bargain.
Fill your monochrome life with a splash of colors. A post pandemic travel to Udaipur, the City of Lakes, is going to make you feel alive. Treat your eyes with copious lakes in contrast with the Aravalli Range stretching in every direction. Hear stories from the past of fantastic palaces, ornate Havelis, and archaic temples from a local. Roam like a free bird across colorful bazaars and nooks and corners featuring dramatic settings. Take pleasure in discovering Udaipur, a kaleidoscopic city on a two-wheeler, horseback, or on feet.
Where to Stay in Udaipur – Club Mahindra Udaipur
Eat, Sleep, Drink, and Repeat! For the ones who have been longing to socialize Goa is “the” place to tick off your post pandemic travel list. Immerse in the hippie vibes and be a part of never-ending merriment. Relax on the beach, get a suntan, and sample traditional Goan recipes, cover up all the fun that you have missing out on. Sense the wind in your hair, the sand between your toes, and the sun upon your skin. Goa will lend you a “live like there is no tomorrow” feel.
Diu, Daman & Diu
Fly off to the two jewels tucked away at a virgin place, Diu will offer you pristine surroundings and the desired solace. Silently watch the waves kiss the shores or hop into a boat and sail across the shimmering waters to witness the wonders of an archetypical fort. Indulge in stimulating water sports or chill out. Daman and Dui will be all about fascinating lighthouses, spectacular ruins, and a wildly captivating landscape. Let yourself loose to the maze of narrow streets and taste a mix of culture. The unpretentious charm of this hidden treasure will grow on you.
Where to Stay in Diu – Azzaro Resorts & Spa
It is time to doge the frenetic city life and detox for a while. Travel after pandemic calls for some rules, well how that matters when we are finally getting a chance to vacation post lockdown. Let us scratch our itchy feet with intriguing travels now.
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