No gift or no amount of flowers can match the kind of memories a trip can leave you with. And your mother deserves the best of everything in this world, isn’t it? We’re sure a day is not enough to celebrate our incredible superwomen – our mothers, but at least we can make one day memorable for her this Mother’s Day.
If you’re planning to buy impersonal greeting cards or clichéd gifts, stop right there! Your Wonder Woman deserves a lot more so surprise her by jetting off to a destination with her that ensures loads of fun, pampering, exploring, and happiness.
Read on to know our list of seven thoughtful destinations for every kind of mom. We’re sure she’ll remember this gift for a lifetime.
Munnar, Kerala – For the Nature-Loving Mother
The lush green foliage and gorgeous views Munnar offers can hardly be matched by any other hill station in Kerala. So, if your mother loves to feast her eyes over nature’s bounties, Munnar, situated over 6,000 feet above the sea level, will impress her in an instant. The excitement for a trip to Munnar will increase two-fold if your mother is a tea-lover as this hill station is one of the leading tea producers in India.
If she is craving some rejuvenation, book her a soothing Ayurvedic massage or arrange a picnic near one of the many majestic waterfalls there including Lakkam, Chinnakanal, and Thoovanam.
How to Reach: Once you reach Cochin airport, Kerala State Run Transport Corporation is the most economical way to get to your final destination.
Dubai – For the Mom who loves shopping
If your mom’s eyes shine at the mention of shopping, fly off to Dubai for a retail extravaganza. From lavish boutiques and the best of brands at the Dubai Mall to the quaint traditional shops and souks in the old city, Dubai is a shopping lover’s dream to get your hands on the best and most unique items.
The desert city’s glitzy shopping malls, lively flea markets, and interesting local brands will surely leave your mother amazed this Mother’s Day. Satiate the shopaholic in her by arranging a trip to Dubai and check out global fashion brands and chic accessories that will leave a huge smile on her face on your way back.
How to Reach: Dubai International Airport
Hampi – For the History Buff Mum
There can be no better place than Hampi to travel with your mom if she is a history lover. Referred to as the ‘Group of Temples’, this historical place’s story dates back to 1500 AD. The quaint place lying amid striking ruins of the past has innumerable boulders around Hampi that are easy to climb.
Located on the bank of the Tungabhadra River, Hampi has many tourist attractions like Virupaksha Temple, Vithala Temple, and Nandi Statue. This Mother’s Day, take your mother on a fascinating journey down India’s historical lane with this World Heritage Site.
Where to Stay: Kishkinda Heritage Resort, Heritage Resort Hampi is very near to heritage points like Stepped Tank, Hazara Rama Temple, Elephant Stables, Hemakuta Hill Temple, and Lotus Mahal making it an excellent choice to stay
How to Reach: Hampi is well-connected to Bangalore and other major cities of Karnataka via roadways.
Rishikesh, Uttrakhand – For the religious & thrill-seeker Mom
If your mother thinks life is an adventure and is constantly looking for adrenaline-pumping experiences, your hunt for the perfect Mother’s Day travel destination ends with Rishikesh. This picturesque city in northern India on the Himalayan foothills satiates the adventure seeker in everyone.
Here, you and your mother can bond over different pulsating activities – from bungee-jumping at Mohan Chatti to river rafting down the River Ganga. When you and your mother have quenched all your adventure cravings, book a tranquil yoga session at one of the many ashrams in Rishikesh.
Where to Stay: Divine Ganga Cottage, Shantam Resort and spa are some of the best accommodations in the city. Oh and don’t forget to end the day with the spellbinding Ganga Arti from 6 pm-7 pm at Triveni Ghat. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?
How To Reach: Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun (around 35kms)
Lakshadweep – For the beach lover Mummy
If a vacation is synonymous with beaches for your mother, she will absolutely love Lakshadweep. Cerulean waters, sugary sands, and colorful corals define this archipelago of over 36 islands. Head to Aggati Island to enjoy breathtaking snorkeling, scuba diving, or just for relaxing on clean, sun-kissed beaches. Many islands in Lakshadweep offer various water sport options including parasailing, speed boating, and kayaking, among others.
If you both want to indulge in some retail therapy, head straight to Amindivi Island to buy local handicrafts made from coir and coconut shells. Of course, the icing on the cake is the delicious seafood options, with strong Malabar influences, available across Lakshadweep.
Where to Stay: Staying at Bangaram Island Resort, Mystique Meadows Swiss Cottage Camps will leave you with an amazing experience during this stay with the fresh flowers and apple and apricot trees adding more beauty to the mesmerizing view of the city.
How to Reach: Agatti Airport
Thailand – For the Street-Food loving Mommy
Thailand can easily be called the synonyms of street food. In fact, Bangkok and Koh-Samui top the world as the best city to visit if you are a food lover. Certainly, street food is everywhere in Thailand. Vendors set up stalls where you can get something to go or you can stop to enjoy a meal.
A perfect blend of rich culture and tropical islands, Thailand will be an ideal vacation with your mom. From noodle soups and BBQ grills to Poh Pia Tod and Thai desserts, explore Thailand’s streets as you’ll find no better food haven than this region.
Where to Stay: Anantara Riverside Spa & Resort and Holiday Inn Bangkok has wonderful location steps from the Skytrain, Central World, and many malls. Thailand’s largest aquarium (in Siam Paragon mall) is within a short walk on a covered footbridge.
How to Reach: Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok(nearest one)
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad – For a bon-vivant Mom
Get set to spend the most luxurious weekend of your life at Taj Falaknuma Palace, the erstwhile residence of the Nizams. Begin your day with a heritage walk and swim your stress away at your private pool before heading to the spa. Mark an end to a day of indulgence as you enjoy the gastronomic delights served at the restaurants here.
That’s not it! While in Hyderabad, don’t forget to shop for gorgeous silk sarees with your mother.
Where to Stay: Book yourself the Nizam Suite, once the abode of the world’s richest man, for a truly magnificent stay.
How to Reach: Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International terminal is well-connected with all major cities. Taj Falaknuma Palace is just a 30-minute cab ride away from the airport.