Here comes the World Tourism Day again! The day that resonates with the idea of sustainable tourism; the day that motivates us to explore the surroundings; the day that raises awareness on how tourism affects the cultural, social, economic and political values among the masses. There’s so much one can learn about life and its future course by exploring the various marvels, including Nature’s gift and Mankind’s excellence.
Since this world is home to races and people aplenty, there tend to be different types of travellers too. In this piece, we will talk about the 4 essential travellers, viz., the thrill seeker, the backpacker, the recharge retreater and the corporate traveller! In what category you fall? Want to know? Keep reading…
The Thrill Seeker
“Life is either a great adventure or nothing”.
This category of travellers totally swears on this quote by Helen Keller. They are the best storytellers, the adventure lovers, the ones who get the adrenaline rushing with activities usually avoided by the masses. The word faint-hearted exist nowhere in their dictionary and things, like relaxing on a sun lounger or lazing around a pool, is considered insane, rather a crime! Taking up new challenges and coming out of the comfort zone gives them a NEW LIFE!
India is blessed with an incredible landscape; from the daunting Himalayas in the North to the formidable coastline in the South and the dense Mangroves forest in the East to the unsettling Thar Desert in the West. There’re immense options for thrill seekers to suffice their souls!
Where & how to get the adrenaline rushing: Rafting in Rishikesh/Manali, Jet Skiing in Goa, Hot Air Ballooning in Jaipur/Pushkar, Jungle trekking in Mahabaleshwar and Hiking in Munnar.
The fugitive, the intriguing types, who prefer to shrug off the conventional travelling norms and believe in just leaving home with minimal stuff (for them ‘less is more’). Their usual preference is solo travelling since they don’t believe in planning their trip to not let the excitement fade away. Anything can entice them anytime; can be Mother Nature, the local culture, the people, the history of a place… like literally anything.
Destinations to explore: Hampi for the UNESCO-listed monuments, Pushkar for its mystical temples, Spiti for being a desert mountain valley, Varkala for its black sand beach, and Darjeeling for refreshing tea plantations and quaint monasteries.
The Recharge Retreater
Reinvigorating themselves is the priority of this category of travellers. Away from the city buzz, the recharge retreaters travel to simply chill-out with their loved ones. They can be spotted lounging beside the beach, playing volleyball, indulging in retail therapy or splurging on a spa session. Their idea of vacationing is a mix of exploring a new destination and spending quality time relaxing; you may say a ‘typical resort holiday’ excites them.
Where to peace out: Kodaikanal, Ooty, Shimla, Udaipur, Goa or Jaipur
The Hustler or Corporate retreater
Always on the go and consumed with work, the Hustler is the one who can’t afford to holiday. Their ambitious persona sort of stops them every time they plan a break for themselves. But, Oh Buoy! One can’t kill the emotions completely. Hence, they are always on a lookout for short getaways.
Where to get away:
From Delhi – Manesar (48 km), Alwar (152 km), Neemrana (117 km)
From Pune – Lavasa (55 km), Mahabaleshwar (117 km), Panchgani (98 km)
From Mumbai – Lonavala (94 km), Silvassa (164 km), Alibaug (52 km), Matheran (81 km)
From Chennai – Pondicherry (147 km), Mahabalipuram (54 km)
From Bangalore – Nandi Hills (56 km), BR Hills (151 km), Galibore (95 km)
From Kolkata – Digha (159 km), Mandarmani (143 km)
Here’s all from us. Hope you could identify your travel personality and pledge to explore and experience the diversity of India. While doing so we would want you to be a responsible traveller; not harassing the surroundings & keeping this world a beautiful place for our future generations.