What type of traveller is your dad? Does he like to go on adventures in unknown lands? Is he a collector of sorts? Is he a visitor of shrines? Find out which of these 5 types of traveller describes him best. By Radhika Sikaria
The Tranquil Seeker
For those looking for a respite from the fast-paced life, there’s nothing quite like the peace that comes with being castaway in a remote island. With white sandy beaches, and azure greenish-blue water as far as the eye can see, Havelock Island in the Andaman archipelago is free from the hustle of city life. Here, stay at The Barefoot at Havelock located on Beach no. 7. Get disconnected from the rest of the world as you spend some quality time with dad! Indulge in underwater activities as the area is beaming with marine life.
The Whisky Lover
You don’t have to go all the way to Scotland to enjoy a premium whiskey tour. The pioneer in Indian first single malt whiskey, Amrut Distilleries offers a tour at its production unit in Bangalore. The Amrut Fusion, which is distilled from barley from Scotland and India, was named as the third finest whiskey in the world by Jim Murray. A perfect trip for your father if he loves his drink.
The Adrenaline Junkie
If your father is someone who exercises regularly and always looking for adventure in life, head to Sikkim to enjoy rafting, trekking, mountain biking, paragliding, rock climbing, and mountaineering opportunities. Pick MAYFAIR Spa Resort & Casino Gangtok as your abode here. To release the stress from your body after a long day of activities, unwind with a pampering session at the spa. The resort also houses one of the few casinos in India.
Although India is filled with pockets rich in historical past, Hampi deserves to be on top of the list. The ghost city of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is abundant with monuments and temples, some dating back to the Neolithic and Chalcolithic era. The very first museum that was built and set up by the Archeological Survey of India is this beautiful Archaeological Museum in Hampi. Don’t miss the stunning three gopuras and a big high tower that stands tall at 160 feet at the main entrance with inscriptions that go back to the 9th and 10th century at Virupaksha temple. The several hallways, gateway, towers and pavilions of the Vijaya Vittala Temple make it a must-visit.
Head to one of the four holiest pilgrimage places (char dhams) of the Hindus, the Rāmanāthasvāmī Temple in the island town of Rameshwaram, not just because it’s sacred but also because it is one of the most beautiful temples in India. The 1,000 pillars in the hall are are carved with individual compositions. The Shiv temple comes to life during the festival of Maha Shivaratri. There are 64 Tirthas (holy water bodies) in and around the island of Rameswaram, of which 22 are within the Rāmanāthasvāmī Temple.