Weather the winter chill by taking sabbaticals
You beat the heat in summers by taking a dip in the pool, or guzzling a glass of chilled beer. Likewise, the best way to weather the chill of December-January-February is by taking a much needed sabbatical, away from the maddening commotion of the city’s usual hubbub. Well, an unforgettable holiday to rollicking destinations and unconventional retreats.
Couple united in nature!
With the mantra today being, ‘Work hard, party even harder’, a substantial percentage of people opt for exotic destinations to break free from the usual monotony by opting either for a weekend getaway, or plan a week long trip. With tour operators and travel agents doling attractive packages, the aspiring tourists are having the time of their life. It’s pertinent to know various tourism packages such as Beach holidays, Wildlife tours, Pilgrimage tours, Style holidays, Weekend holidays, Hill retreats, Adventure holidays, Heritage holidays, Taj holidays, Woman only packages, etc in order to know what best can be availed of. Once tourists have finalized their budget and destination, they have the option of going in for a package tour of their choice. It is normally advisable to go in for a tour package as every aspect from the minor to the most intricate gets adequately taken care of. With Tour operators like Apex Travel and Tours in East of Kailash and Gurgaon offering the concept of ‘customized holiday packages’, it ensures a fully gratifying experience with negligible scope of any discontent. Talking about the domestic travel scenario, Goa and Kerala Backwaters are indubitably the most preferred destinations since people from North have a strong penchant for the warm climate and the exotic beaches. Besides, there is a strong lean towards Jaipur, Udaipur, Devigarh Fort, Mandawa Fort, Pushkar, Agra, Corbett National Park, Ananda in the Himalayas, Shimla, Manali, Mussourie.
Relaxation in nature...
Young parents combine fun holidays with education since they are keen to showcase the rich heritage and legacy of their motherland to their kids. Says Sanjay Narula of Apex Travel and Tours, a veteran in the tourism industry and a leading tour operator, “There are plethora of options before the traveler. In sync with the adage, “All is well that ends well”, people too wish to bid adieu to the going year in elegance, and the best way is to be far away from the maddening hullabaloo. Who doesn’t wish to be pampered? The modern day holiday tours are all aimed at giving the traveler an unforgettable experience. It’s a complete package comprising fun, sight seeing, wellness privileges like spa, ayurveda massage, shopping, spirituality, education etc. Few cities all over the globe match the legacy, history and heritage of Agra today. It is the single most famous tourist destination of India and owing to it’s glorious past has lots more to offer an astute traveler besides the resplendent Taj. As for Backpacking, it is a form of low-cost, independent international travel. However, we don’t promote India as a Backpacker tourist destination.”
Creations in sand at a beach by the creative children
On an average, a week long trip could cost anywhere between 25,000 to one lakh per person inclusive of the air travel, airport transfer, stay, sight seeing, breakfast. A weekend trip by train or personal transport could cost anywhere between 10,000 to 50,000. The costing varies on various factors like the type of accommodation, mode of travel etc. Emotes Rajesh Thomas of Globus Travels, “Thanks to the Indian Domestic Tourism Market for sustaining us in the turbulent times. The one distinctive aspect about Indian culture and heritage has been its outstanding and impeccable hospitality that have brought rich laurels to it from far flung nooks and corners.”
Tour operators follow the ethos of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava' meaning guest is God. Owing to their tie-ups with leading resort spas, tour operators treat their revered tourists as divine souls. Kanatal Resort and Spa, a hamlet built around breathtaking hills, personifies the romantic aura of Tehri District, Uttarakhand. Located just 300 kilometers by road from Delhi, it’s a wonderful place to celebrate New Year.
Mother-son ready for water games...at Goa beach
Cheers corporate executive Mamta Gupta, “With amplified pace of life, growing liquidity, and chilly winter months of December-January-February, people like me love freaking out to tranquil destinations for spending a quiet weekend with our children so as to enjoy amenities that the city life is devoid of. We get bestowed with lavish elegances comprising card room, video games arcade, bowling alley, squash, go-karting, badminton, virtual golf, billiards along with swimming pools and bars.”
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January 31, 2011