Looking to do something special this weekend on the occasion of Mother's Day but not sure what? How about you ditch the traditional dinner and gifts to head out on a road trip? Yes, a crazy road trip! A trip down through the memory lane, visit her favourite getaway.
Or here's another suggestion, how about you explore a new one together. Travelling to a new destination will not only give her the break she needs, you can make newer and fun memories together. Just board the bus or take the car out and hit the roads. Now if you are convinced about the idea but are not quite sure where to go, how about we lend you some help?
It is the peak of summer and most of the touristy locations will anyway be filled with summer holidayers. So instead of heading out to the traditional places, here are a few places that you can check out.
If you live close to Bengaluru, skip Hampi and Coorg and head to the coffee estates with a beautiful view, Chikmagalur. A five hours drive from the city, the hill station is tucked away in the breathe taking Western Ghats forming a great holiday spot. The small town has numerous heritage retreats to stay at. Not only will it give your mother a break from the heat, she can unwind in the arms of nature. Don't forget to take your trekking shoes along!
If you live close to Mumbai and Pune, there are a number of places you could check out. But for a one-day trip, you could head out to Matheran. Another nature's basket of blessing, the smallest hill station of Maharashtra does not allow vehicles within the city's boundaries, making it a peaceful holiday for your mother. From temples to a trek spot, there is something for all here.
Living close to Delhi? There are great deals of places right across the border. From Agra to Jaipur and Vrindavan, you can take your pick. However, while listing down a few places to visit, there is one that will help your mother treat like royalty, Mussoorie. The Queen of hill stations, treat your mother like one by picnicking by beautiful waterfalls or dress up and head to the marvelous colonial structures that the town has preserved for years.
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If you are in mood for a longer Mother's Day weekend, you can convert the Mother's Day to Mother's week. Kayak, a travel website, also recommends that you can head to Athens, which offers a unique blend of ancient and modern history, art and food. The city's iconic monuments mingle with first-rate museums, lively cafes and al fresco dining – and its downright fun.
You can also head to Singapore, one of the world's most prosperous countries. Combining skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene, this Garden City will make your Mother sense a great destination stopover.
Mother's Day falls on May 14 this year.