Our Mother is the essence of our life with whom we share an unfathomable bond that couldn’t ever possibly be laid out in words. It can only be felt deeply for. A single day of celebration couldn’t conceivably make up for her selfless love and affection towards us; however, amidst these chaotic times, we could always take this day as an opportunity to remind her how much she equally means for us.
Keeping this is mind, we have compiled a list of places where you could celebrate Mother’s day this year and make her feel exceptional. A vacation with mom would be the perfect way to rekindle those good ol’ memories and have a blast together!
Kerala is a perfect place to seek a retreat with your mom if a little peace, serenity and relaxation is what you mom has been yearning for so long. Take a tour along the palm lined backwaters in a cute little houseboat and spend a perfect afternoon with your mom admiring nature’s unworldly creations along with delectable South Indian cuisines.
Book a room at one of the beach resorts and relax at the not so crowded beaches as you stroll along in the evening and enjoy good times. If you have enough time in your hands, you can also plan a trip to Munnar, one of the most beautiful hill stations in South India and see well curved verdant green spice, tea plantations and pick a hiking trail along the plantations to witness spectacular view of grassland meadows.
If you pick Sikkim, your mom will thank you later! A land that flaunts India’s most dramatic landscapes, Sikkim is home to striking alpine meadows, India’s highest mountain, snowcapped valleys in winters, exotic wild flowers, beautiful hilltop monasteries and turquoise blue lakes that turn frozen white during winters.
Detached from the metropolitan way of life, this Himalayan state will charm you and your mom with its shy peekaboo nature. Enjoy cable car rides atop stunning views of the forested mountains and go rafting if you mom favors a little adrenaline rush. A yak ride along the Tsomgo lake would be a ride to remember for your mom if she is little of age, don’t forget to capture it with a perfect selfie.
If you have time to fly abroad for the weekend, Paris is not just the idyllic pick for a holiday with your partner, but could also be the perfect choice to go on a trip with your mum, after all, it is the city of love! Plus, if you mom is an art and history buff, she couldn’t ask for more.
Must visits include Musee Rodin, this majestic mansion that houses Rodin’s top masterpieces. The outdoors are a treat to the eyes as well with lovely rose gardens and a peasant outdoor cafe to hang out in the afternoon.
Take a stroll around the Palais Royal, one of Paris’s best kept secrets, that houses great designer boutiques, antiquaries and world class perfumers. You can also host an impromptu picnic for the two of you at the Luxembourg gardens.
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And, last but definitely not the least, your trip to Paris would be incomplete without a boat trip along the Seine river. The bateau mouches enhances your boat trip with their in house champagne and gourmet meals.
If you mum has had a European on her bucket list for long, its time to tick this one gracefully off the list with a trip to Prague. This is truly a city that ostensibly zooms right out of a fairy tale. Hence, this would definitely turn into a dream vacation for the two of you as you guys head off to visit the magnificent Prague castle, take an evening stroll at the iconic 14th century Charles bridge, visit the beautiful Old Town square, its many baroque fashioned churches, world class museums and saunter along the little streets of Mala Strana.
All the while, don’t forget to gorge on some authentic Czech cuisine with pickled cheese and taste some of the finest lagers in the world. Prague will inevitably take your breath away.
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If your mother has never been to this part of the country, let this special occasion be the excuse for her to do so. One of its many names, Meghalaya, the name itself that means “Abode of the clouds” is the right place for a rendezvous with nature.
In fact, its very journey via Assam will make you fall in love with its breathtaking scenery. This mesmerizing state not only houses the wettest place on earth, Cherrapunji, but also proudly flaunts Asia’s cleanest village, Mawlynnong, which you mustn’t miss during your stay.
Pause a while enroute Shillong at Umiam lake for a boating spree and while away some time angling at the lake. If you wish to witness stunning nature, you must go for David’s Scott trekking trail that encompasses low granite and sandstone cliffs amidst rolling hills.
Enjoy bird’s eye view of the city from the Shillong Peak as you decide on a perfect spot for an afternoon picnic and become the explorer as you traverse the dark terrains of the caves of Mawsmai and Krem Mamluh.
A left over part of France is still out there in India waiting to be unearthed. Puducherry is a yet another ideal location for a vacation with mom to let loose freely amidst a pool of serenity here. this erstwhile French colony would prove to be blissful for your mother if she is an art lover and is seeking a calm retreat from the madness at home.
If she is spiritually inclined, Auroville is the destination you guys should head for. Clean streets, quiet beaches, artisitc vibes and great food is what makes this destination an absolute delight.
So, surprise her and fly away this weekend. Enjoy the much needed vacation that the two of you have been longing for.