‘God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers’ –Rudyard Kipling.
Make your mother mark this day as the most joyful and memorable day of her life. Try something different this Mother’s Day. Tell her how much she matters to you, how your life is incomplete without her, tell her how much special she is to you.
Yes, it is true that you can’t ever fulfill what she did for you all her life, but still make an effort to make her smile and make her feel good. She is one and only the most selfless person of your family, who does not care for herself, but for all the family members. Cutting cakes, giving greeting cards and pictured frames, preparing dishes, taking her out for a meal and online shopping are now passé as everyone does the same
Gift your mom a visit to some of the best Indian as well as International destinations. It’s time for something unexpected and surprising. Free her from her daily schedule of working and cooking. Let her spend some time in traveling and visiting the wonderful locations from all around the world and do whatever she wants.
Read the list and get inspired. Some of the Best Trips to Gift Your Mom on This Mothers Day are :
1. Jammu & Kashmir – A Paradise on Earth
Beautiful Jammu and magical Kashmir form a paradise on earth. The impeccable landscape and the salubrious weather would make your mother love Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu has one of the most important pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Maa Durga, located at the Trikuta Mountains, Vaishno Devi. She might love a visit to this sacred site. Being the most exotic locations, settle in Kashmir valley, Srinagar is the star attraction of the state. Lest her indulge in a joyful Sikhara ride on the placid waters of Dal Lake that would take her to the untouched corners.
She can stroll around the flower strewn gardens of Srinagar including Mughal Garden, Chashme- shahi (the royal spring), Nishat (the garden of joy) and Shalimar Bagh (the abode of love). The views of snow-capped mountains from the Gulmarg Gondola ride would be completely awe-inspiring.
When at Pahalgam, she would treat her eyes to the breathtaking views of Himalayas and the lush greenery. The destination is also associated with Amarnath Yatra, one of the major Hindu Pilgrimage sites, around 16km away.
There is no woman who can say no to shopping. She can get her hands on amazing jewelry, Pashmina, intricately- carved furniture made from local timbers, hand woven garments (leather, fur, wool and cotton) and woolen shawls from Gulmarg.
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2. Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is one among the major destinations to visit in India where she can relax and spend some memorable and cherishing moments. She can visit Mall road at Shimla which is the main attraction of the place, getting her hands on woolen garments, accessories, wooden articles, handicrafts items and pottery. The mall road also comprises of a church, Scandal point and a Gaiety heritage cultural complex.
A visit to Manali would be a great stress buster for her. She can pay a visit to Hidimba Devi shrine in Manali. Manali is one of the prettiest hill stations in the state of Himachal Pradesh. If she is an adventure enthusiast, the hill town offers ample opportunities.
Set on the upper hilly terrains of Kangra valley, Dharamshala is another attractive hill station which serves as the residence of the Tibetan leader Dalai Lama. The natural beauty and tranquility of the place open arms to people from all parts of the globe. The serenity of the place will take away all her tiredness.
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3. Uttarakhand – Dev Bhoomi
Gift her centuries-old rejuvenation therapies of Ayurveda at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand so that she can revive her body and mind. Let her invoke her spiritual side by offering prayers at Nilkanth Mahadev, Kunjapuri Temple, Parmarth Niketan Temple and Bharat Mandir in Rishikesh. Suggest an idea to attend the evening Arti on the Ghats of Ganga would be the best thing here. Do not miss a visit to the hanging bridges- Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula.
Uttarakhand has a number of Hindu pilgrimage sites including the Kedarnath, Badrinath and other sacred locations like Rishikesh, Haridwar and in-addition to the scenic hill stations Mussorie, Almora, Ranikhet and Nainital.
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She can try boating in the city of lakes, Nainital which is dotted with several lakes. The local markets of Nainital bustle with some great stuff like handmade candles, colorful lace bangles and best quality fresh fruits such as apples, cherries, mulberries and strawberries.
The route to Auli and Joshimath would make her feel even better when she would get into a cable car ride. She can adore the enchanting greenery, striking mountains, tall trees and rugged rocks. There is no better way to savor the view of sunset or sunrise than boarding this car that takes you to great heights.
4. Sikkim – The Land of Monasteries
Your mother will get enthralled with the gorgeous views of Kanchenjunga (the third highest Mountain range) and a ride in the World Heritage train- Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connecting Darjeeling and Siliguri will bring her back into her childhood days. She can also explore the other attractions of Darjeeling like Ghoom monastery, Peace Pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park and Tea estates; the prime highlights of Darjeeling. If she is a tea-lover, she can collect various kinds of Tea.
Popular as the ‘Land of Monasteries’, Gantok is another major tourist site to visit in Sikkim that is worth gifting your mom. The popular tourist spots in Gangtok are Rumtek monastery- the largest Gompa of Sikkim, Tsomgo Lake, Baba mandir and Do Drul Chorten. If she is religiously inclined and has an interest in knowing about other religions, she would love it. Ask to visit M.G Road, the London-style market of Gangtok.
Ask her not to forget the Pine View Nurseries at Kalimpong which present largest collection of cactus in whole of Asia. The variety would make her wonder about cactus as a possibility in North Eastern locations too, apart from the desert areas.
[ Explore the untouched beauty of Nature – Sikkim ]
Settled in the Southernmost tip of the country, Tamil Nadu boasts of amazing attractions, but the hill stations top the lists which are blessed with divine scenic beauty. She would love a vacation in serene Ooty where she can take a stroll around the pristine Ooty Lake and spot some endangered species of flora, fauna and avifauna at the Botanical Garden of Ooty. Here also, toy train ride is offered from Ooty to Coonoor to have a closer look of picturesque landscape. Ooty is best-known for its tea and coffee farms.
A walk through these lush plantations would fill her nostrils with the rich fragrant aroma of tea and coffee. In case she is a history buff, she would love to explore Mahabalipuram, which is also popular as Mamallampuram. It is a historically significant town renowned for its architectural splendors of age-old monuments, temples, caves, chariots (Rathas) and holy shrines- the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
She can also take a look at the iconic Rock Fort which is a famous fort and temple put up on an ancient rock. From its peak, she would adore the vast expanse of the place. You mother can just laze around the Kanyakumari beaches which are perfect to spend some quality time. Even the local markets of Tamil Nadu boast of unique style of sarees that might range from pure cotton to amazing silk. She surely is going to love this.
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