With the entire world together surviving the lockdown, travel bans were the first to feel the hit. So many of us had plans to travel, so many of us had places to be, and with all of that canceled now we are all locked at home waiting for this apocalypse-like situation to end. Honestly, we’re itching to travel. We’re itching to take out our bags, throw in some clothes, and hit the roads like none of this ever happened. The streets that bustled with life now look dead. Painfully quiet. Who knew the world could even look like this! While there is much to reflect upon and so much more to consider once all of this is over, but we cannot stop thinking about the super cool places we want to travel to. Here’s our not too elaborate bucket list!
1. Mawphlang, Meghalaya
We cannot wait to breathe in lungs full of fresh air in this quaint little hamlet in Meghalaya. Months of being cooped up in the house have certainly brought us to the brink of insanity, and there is no better way to heal the mind and body than by being in one of the greenest and nature’s most alive corners. One of the best ways of exploring Mawphlang is by visiting the dense forests with a local and unearthing ancient folk stories. While there, do visit the Khasi Heritage Village set up by the district council. Their tribal huts and artifacts are worth traveling all the distances.
Oh, we know it’s going to be super hot in Goa, but months of lockdown has robbed us of our party scenes. Like for real! Absolutely clean, alcohol-free days. The monotonous schedule of robotically waking up, cooking breakfast, cleaning, washing and also managing a full-time job with no place to go to has been a little too difficult for folks who partied every week before the lockdown was imposed. So once this #CoronaBeGone, we cannot wait to bring out the party animal in us, and there is no place else that can satiate Satan’s appetite but Goa. We hope the alcohol is still dirt cheap after the lockdown is over. God, be kind! Here’s a guide to Goa’s epic nightlife.
3. Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh
If there is one thing we have learned during this lockdown is the fact that life is precious! Stepping out is a privilege, to be able to enjoy nature is a blessing that humans now certainly cannot take for granted. How one tiny deadly virus practically shut down the entire world, was baffling to say the least! And when all of this is gone, we cannot wait to celebrate life, nature and the little things. Gliding through the soft winds, admiring the towering mountains and the stunning view beneath; the hopeless nature lover in us cannot wait. Anymore.
4. Gokarna, Karnataka
Gokarna should be on everyone’s bucket list. This is a perfect place for people like us who cannot make up their mind if they want to head to the mountains or beaches. This quaint little corner in Karnataka is a beautiful mix of both. From crazy trekking, clean beaches to the best offbeat experience; Gokarna is one of our personal favorites down south. Not to forget some of the coolest beachside parties, if you know the right people 😉 Book a taxi in Bangalore and get on a road trip to Gokarna.
5. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
We are sick of seeing humans all around us. Being locked up with some for days on end is sure a good enough reason to admire some other equally beautiful and majestic creations of nature. Head to one of India’s largest national parks blessed with the best of Uttarakhand’s beauty. Do not miss out on the jungle safari. Let’s make this world a better place for every creation of nature. Travel to Jim Corbett by renting a car in Dehradun.
Let us know in the comments section, the places you have on your bucket list when #CoronaBeGone