We are a couple with a regular 9 to 6 job residing in a metropolitan city with an urge to travel as soon as we sense an opportunity. In FY 18-19, we traveled to 12 different places. This being said, we managed the travels without exhausting our leaves and without burning our savings. Here is a how we accomplished this without our work getting affected by it.
This January my husband and I decided to ditch the usual vacation spots and take a trip to my home town, Dibrugarh, Assam and Lower Dibang valley in Arunanhal Pradesh. The fact that it was Magh Bihu time in Assam, a harvest festival celebrated with yummy feasts and merry making with friends and family, added charm to our trip.
The crisp mountain air, the furry mastiff dogs, the fluttering Buddhist flags...every mountain lover just had a nostalgia trip, I'm sure! That is exactly how I felt with Old Manali, until this New Year's trip which exposed me to the ill fate Manali looks to be destined with.
Situated in the Northern India part of Himachal Pradesh, Parvati Valley is often referred to as the “Amsterdam of India”. However, if you want to experience the same vibe without experiencing the crowds then head over to this hilly getaway in Andhra Pradesh which is slowly emerging as a favourite with its offbeat route!