"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born" ~ Anais Nin.
We have all types of friends - school friends, colony friends, college friends, train friends, office friends, shopping friends, travel friends and the list is endless, don’t you agree with me? It is a wonderful bonding wherein we share our hobbies, learn and experiment new things together, advise each other, share jokes and so on. As Friendship Day approaches on 2nd August, we bring you some of the amazing weekend getaways where you can travel to with your best buddies/BFF and create delightful memories for a lifetime.
Whoa! I remember what a blast I had when I made a roadtrip with my friends from Mumbai to Goa. With the inviting cool breeze, sugarcane fields, carefree vibe, fun music and crazy humour, we weren’t aware how the time passed quickly and we were already in Goa. If you are planning a trip to Goa, from my experience I would recommend you to visit the Calangute Beach and the Vagator Beach. The sunset view from the Vagator Beach or the Thalassa restaurant is stunning and divine. It transports you to a wonderland and don’t miss out the opportunity to exercise your photography skills there. Do visit the magnificent Basilica of Bom Jesus and admire this UNESCO World Heritage Site which is also an important tourist spot in India. You can party with your friends at Britto's or Tito’s till the wee hours enjoying mind-blowing music. Do experience the Saturday Night Market at Arpora for some good shopping and live entertainment shows. Try out the delicious seafood, Bebinca (pudding) and lots of watersports! Goa is truly a destination that is to be enjoyed with your friends, and our Goa Packages give you an opportunity to do just that!
I have made several trips to this popular weekend getaway, sometimes with my friends, sometimes with my family and cousins, each time it has been a hit! We visited the impressive Murud-Janjira Fort which lies in the middle of the sea and the boat ride to this fort is refreshing and picturesque. The guide will entertain you with the rich history and uniqueness of this fort in his ‘shayarana’ style. You can book a bungalow at the Kihim Beach or the Alibaug beach. A bonfire, your favourite music, thrilling waves at the beach, the moonlit sky is the idyllic setting here. You can play games like Dumb Charades, Antakshari, Pass the parcel or share your latest stories with your friends in this fun-packed ambience. Get your cricket equipments or Frisbee and relive your childhood days at this beautiful place.
One more exciting place to enjoy with your friends is Pune which is popular for its vibrant atmosphere and stunning nightlife. The scenic drive from Mumbai to Pune via Mumbai Pune Expressway is truly blissful. In this haven, you can chill out with your buddies at the fantastic restaurants near the Koregaon Park. Enjoy the local favourite ‘Misal’ or try out cuisines from across the globe. You can explore the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Darshan Museum, the Shaniwar Wada, Parvati Hill temples, Bund Garden, Panshet Water Park and the Bhimshankar Wildlife Sanctuary.
So, make each day count and travel to these happening places with your friends. Please feel free to share some more places where this lovely relationship can be celebrated for an unforgettable experience.
Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur