We are all locked inside our homes but our travel dreams are all over the place. So let us not make this time go to waste and make some concrete travel plans after everything falls back into place again. Though this is going to take a long time, what's the harm in making a few travel plans way ahead? At least it would help to quench the thirst of wanderlust!
Here are the places that are calling out to us post the lockdown days:
Darjeeling - If you haven't visited the queen of the hills till now, you have to now! So make a weekend plan to reach Darjeeling and get an amazing view of the mighty Kanchenjunga while sipping a hot cup of coffee at the Glenary's coffee shop.
Benaras - This place is called city of Ghats, and it is true to its name. With hundreds of Ghats to boast of, this can be a beautiful destination to indulge in some soul searching with your besties. Catch that beautiful sunrise on a boat ride on the river Ganges on one of the ghats in Benaras and you will surely come back with a rejuvenated zeal for life.
Lucknow - Visit the city of Nawabs and Palaces to catch a glimpse of the lives and times of the historic Mughal empire. This used to be the second most important city during the Mughal rule in India and the historic mahals, food, the roads, tombs and much more and is sure to take you down a tour through history and learn the beautiful heritage of our nation.
Pondicherry - This beautiful and serene French town can be your go to place when in need of some peace and quiet amidst the hustle of the city life. Its amazing french architecture with historic churches, museums, zoos and cafes will surely give a taste of how life is at an actual French colonial settlement. The people and the city have still kept the heritage intact and the sunsets beside the sea will lift up your mood post this long lockdown.
Tawang - It is a small town in one of the furthest corners of India in Arunachal Pradesh. It is located right beside the India China border and will give you a surreal view of the Himalayan foothills. This town is in the North-Eastern part of India and will give you an unfiltered taste of the beautiful culture of the native people. Taste their local cuisine or take a sightseeing tour and witness the breathtaking view of the hundreds of lakes along the Bumla Pass trail.
Make a plan using all the free time you have sitting at home during this lockdown so that when you get the green light you can go out and restart your travel diaries.