first_imgFather’s day is on this Sunday. We asked the experts where to go on the special weekend. According to Aloke Bajpai, CEO of ixigo, Kasauli is an ideal location to spend some quality time with your family. “With the government ban on any new construction here, this hill station has managed to retain its natural charm, giving you an opportunity to experience a real retreat,” he says. The trip will cost approximately Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000 per person for three days.Says Manmeet Ahluwalia, Marketing Head of Expedia in India, “Father’s Day has become another opportunity for kids to pamper and spend time with their fathers, be it by taking a break and going for a staycation or pursue a new experience like go-karting, paragliding, rafting during a short weekend trip. This year, we have seen a hike of 25-30 per cent in queries around adventure and sports activities for the June 17 weekend. Destinations like Rishikesh, Corbett National Park and Jaipur that provide these activities have seen a 20-25 per cent jump in bookings compared to same period last year. We have also witnessed a 15 per cent rise in staycations in this month.”If your family is into nature as well as activities, go to Jim Corbett which has seen a rise in bookings for the Father’s Day weekend. Photo: Mail TodayNainital is another destination that is seeing a lot of interest, mainly due to its proximity to Delhi. Bajpai says, “Walk up and down the Mall Road while you shop for knick-knacks and indulge yourself in the serenity of Naini Lake in the backdrop. You will get a good deal for Rs 4000 to 5000 per person for three days.”advertisementAlso Read: Vacationing with your family is a great idea, even if you’re an adult; here’s whyLonavala in Maharashtra boasting of pristine surroundings and velvet meadows; Pondicherry with its lovely beaches, Mediterranean buildings, Aurobindo Ashram and sweeping views of the Bay of Bengal; and Coorg with its immense picturesque beauty and dense green forests are on the list of the travellers. So is the city of Jaipur which is a unique combination of the modern and the ancient, beauty of the kings and software czars, gleaming malls and the resplendent palaces.Head to Rishikesh if your family is into sports and activities. Photo: Mail TodayOFF THE BEATEN TRACK: Paytm travel suggests these places for the Father’s Day weekendLAKSHADWEEPThe pristine lagoons, unspoilt coral reefs, palm-covered islands, turquoise sea and stretch of white sand, Lakshadweep’s landscape is straight out of a storybook. The isolated island is lessexplored and sees very less travellers as compared to other destinations. It’s a paradise for water sports lovers, and that’s what makes Lakshadweep perfect for a family vacation.How to get there: To reach Lakshadweep, you can take a flight from Kochi. Ships, ferries and boats from Kerala ply regularly to Lakshadweep for locals.Cost: Approximately Rs 20,000 per head for 4-5 days (accommodation & food)Also Read: 8 breathtaking destinations where you can explore India’s heritage UDAIPURIndia has been the land of kings, and Udaipur with its unique architecture and opulent grandeur, gives you a sneak peek into royalty. Also known as City of Lakes, Udaipur offers variety of activities for your family. Do visit Lake Pichola for a memorable boating experience.How to get there: The nearest airport is the Maharana Pratap Airport, situated about 20 km away from the city. It is well-connected by air to all major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chandigarh and Jaipur.Cost: Approximately Rs 10,000 per head for 4-5 daysSikkim. Photo: Mail TodaySIKKIMMesmerising waterfalls, Buddhist monasteries, snow-capped mountains, and wildlife sanctuaries make this Northeast’s misty and quaint state of Sikkim a prime destination. Travellers vouch for Sikkim as being one of the most serene and humbling choices for a peaceful family vacation.How to get there: The nearest airport is in Bagdogra in West Bengal, around 124 km from Gangtok. You can take a taxi or bus from Bagdogra to Gangtok.Cost: Approximately Rs 10,000-15,000 per head for 4-5 dayslast_img

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