Great memories and an unforgettable experience are what happiness is all about. On March 20, set out to domestic destinations and celebrate happiness as a way of living. Take a pick from the list below. It factors in travel by air from Mumbai and accommodation at a luxury hotel. Don’t worry about money, because a personal loan available via Finserv MARKETS lets you borrow up to Rs 25 lakh with easy repayment options.
Visit a Luxury Health Retreat
Check into an Ayurvedic Health Resort and Spa in Kerala – located in idyllic surroundings: on a beach, at the waterfront, bordering forests and also on hilltops. The detox program, yoga sessions, therapies and massages carry a hefty price tag.
Price: Rs 50,000-Rs 1 lakh for two/2 days. This includes accommodation and a host of in-house pampering sessions. Also, savour some of the best coastal dishes while you relax and rejuvenate here.
Cultural Fix at Shantiniketan
Fancy a trip to Shantiniketan, the Ashram set up by Rabindranath Tagore in Birbhum District of West Bengal? Holi is celebrated in a traditional way called Dol Utsav. Avail a personal loan for travel to extend your stay and enjoy a visit to the Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary.
Price: Rs 80,000 – Rs 1 lakh for two/ 2 days. This includes travel, accommodation at a 3-star hotel, and sightseeing in and around Shantiniketan. And yes, when in Bengal, you simply have to sample some of the best fish preparations native to the region. Also, do pick up a few tant and jamdani sarees that are famous throughout the state.
Goa Water Sports Tour
Enjoy exciting activities like motorboat ride, water-scooter, fishing, kayaking, toboggan ski-biscuit and parasailing. Your application for a personal loan will sail smoothly without a guarantor as you plan an escape to Goa – ‘The Pearl of the Orient’. Do not forget to peep in at the Shigmo Festival –on May 21.
Price: Rs 75,000 – Rs 1 lakh for two/2 days. This covers travel, accommodation at a decent hotel, a whole lot of partying, watersports, sightseeing and gorging on delicious Goan/Konkan cuisine.
Trek in Himachal Pradesh
Fit enough for a climb up to Sach Pass at an altitude of 4890 metres? Then the Dalhousie-Kishtwar trek is for you. Pick a personal loan and conserve your energy for the 12-day walk through the denseDeodhar forests of Khajjiar
Price: Rs 55,000 for two/ 2 days. You can take a flight to reach Pathankot and then take a taxi to Dalhousie. If you prefer biking half the distance, there are some operators who offer bike plus trek programs. Cajole the local guides who accompany you to rustle some some pahari dishes like Babru and Chha Gosht
Wind Down at a Coffee Plantation in Coorg
Explore unique homestays run by coffee planters in Coorg, bordering the wildlife sanctuary at Nagarahole in Karnataka and Wayanad in Kerala. Check your how to get a personal loan and your eligibility online and travel with family.
Price: Rs 55,000 for two /for 2 days. Includes flight to Bangalore and cab ride to homestay. Your hosts will definitely take you on a pebble hopping expedition across brooks that run down their coffee estate. Coffee, spices, home-made chocolate and wines are the tourist takeaways. Try to find out the secret recipe of pandi curry.
Breakfast with Olive Ridley Turtles, Velas
Head to Ratnagiri on the Konkan coast in Maharashtra to see Olive Ridley turtles hatch from their eggs at the Velas beach. Ferry the children along on a personal loan to witness this annual event.
Price: Rs 40,000 for a couple with two kids/ two days/by train. You will probably be welcomed with the local drink Sol Kadi which is a tangy anti-acidity coolant. Masala pomfret and Kombdi vade (chicken rice dumpling), fried prawns and Malvan chicken curry are delicious treats.
Jaipur Elephant Festival
You can watch elephants playing polo, elephants racing and playing tug-of-war with humans. The pachyderms are painted and decorated with bright colours and ornaments. Salaried professionals get personal loans for travel with minimum documentation, so hurry.
Price: Rs 80,000 for two/ 2 days in a 4-star luxury hotel plus return flight. Try the flagship cuisine of Rajasthan dal-bati-churma and sweeten your tastebuds with Mawa Kachori and Ghewar. Pick up lac bangles, mojris and kundan jewellery. You cannot miss the blue pottery, even if we do!
Scuba Diving in the Andamans
The warm waters of the Arabian Sea are just right for scuba diving. Experience beaches all the way at Havelock Island: Radha Nagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Sitapur Beach, Vijay Nagar Beach, Kalapather Beach. Enquire about zero collateral flexi repayment offers.
Price: Rs 1.2 lakh for two/2 days for flight to Port Blair and a good hotel accommodation. Vegetarians don’t despair. it is not just sea food and not just fish here. You can get South Indian delicacies like idlis and dosas. Just do not go around offering your food like rice and tea to the tribals whose normal breakfast is sea-turtle eggs!
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Meet the one-horned Rhino. Also visit the Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary and the Orang National Park. Check online about Interest Only EMI and tenures ranging between 12 and 60 months.
Price: Rs 50,000 for two/ 2 days. You have to fly to Guwahati and then take a cab to the Park and book yourself into a resort of your choice. It is only here that you will taste an appetizer Khar, made of burnt banana stem and roasted/soaked banana peels. It has a detoxifying effect. Surely what you need after you taste every type of edible fish there is during your vacation!
Spiritual Stop at Varanasi
Enjoy a dip in the Ganga, a boat ride across the holy waters and the traditional Ganga Aarthi in the evening. Watch funerals, rituals, prayers, celebrations mix together at the various Ghats. Enjoy the Banarasi paan and the chats served on the streets; you can carry home the Banarasi silk saree too.
Price: Rs 50,000 for two/2 days for a return flights and deluxe hotel accommodation. You can pick from the most opulent of hotels like Brijrama Palace, the Taj Nadesar Palace or heritage places like the Guleri Kothi and Saryaudev Haveli; boutique, budget and business hotel options are also in plenty.
In conclusion, the happiness you experience on March 20 will definitely stay with you all through your life, especially if you opt to travel. To travel is to live. Seek advice from Finserv MARKETS on a personal loan to enjoy all that life offers you.
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