May 31, 2020 | 5:01 PM IST

Get bitten by travel bug this Rakshabandhan

Rakshabandhan continues to be the bond of affection, love and care between siblings of all ages signified by the multi-coloured interwoven threads. Once again, the festival is just round the corner – coinciding with Independence Day- and the siblings now are ditching those chocolate boxes and rather setting off together to various fun-filled destinations. 

Yes, so let’s check out some of the most interesting and sought after destinations this Rakshabandhan.


There is no argument as to why Goa is the most celebrated holiday destinations. Vibrant hues, palm-fringed beaches, river-boat cruise, water-sport activities are some of the reasons one can look forward to visiting the place.

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

The soft golden sand dunes, abandoned city of Kuldhara, Gadsisar Sagar Lake, traditional puppet shows, camel safari, rich and exotic traditional delicacies draw you to Thar or the Great Indian Desert.

Lonavala, Maharashtra

Breathtaking locations like the Tiger’s Leap, Bhaja and Karla Caves, Pawna Lake, Kune Falls, Ramachi point, Lohagad Fort are just some of the few places that one can visit while here. In reality, the list seems endless and a week-long stay is not enough to scan and enjoy the place.

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

Rani Roopmati’s pavilion, Baz Bahadur’s palace, Jahaz Mahal, Champa Baoli and Hammam are some of the places someone who is fond of historic monuments cannot afford to miss. 

And of course, do not forget to take along a good selfie stick and a fully-charged power bank. The other must-haves in your backpack include, instant noodles, credit and debit cards, an equipped digital payment wallet, mosquito repellents and nets, a bottle opener, mini-knife, measuring tape, nail file and a whistle.

Now a word of caution: Though these places are some of the most sought after, it is always advisable to check the weather conditions and boarding and lodging availability before setting out.

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