Father’s day gift- Make travel Plans – Spend quality time with your DAD
Our dad is our hero, idol and role model. I am sure you remember when he too you for buying your first bike and teaching you how to ride it. He was holding on to the bike and then he let go for you to find your footing on your own. Father’s day is observed on 3rd Sundays of the month of June.
What to gift your father on father’s day can be a very tough choice. I personally feel father’s day gift should be something that he will always remember and appreciate. Some common father’s day gift are wallets, watches, keychains, shirts, perfumes, etc. But why stick to the mundane why not do something different for him and make his day a memorable one.
I would suggest taking him on a trip. He took you to your first vacation, camping, fishing and whatnot. Why don’t you take him on a vacation and rejuvenate the old good days together?
So here is a list of places where you could take your father. Choose your place that suits your father the most.
The adventure-loving dad
If your dad loves the rush of adrenaline the most exciting trip for him would be to Ladakh or Spiti Valley or Arunachal Pradesh.
Each of the trips requires a minimum of seven days. While going to these places acclimatization time should be properly given. For Ladakh, you can do a complete circuit by going from Manali and returning via Srinagar or you can fly in and out of Leh. For Spiti valley, you can start from Shimla and end at Manali hence getting the full experience.
Arunachal Pradesh is the gem of North East. It has the most beautiful monasteries, passes, and lakes.
The spiritual dad
The best offbeat spiritual experience for your dad would be Vaishno Devi. You can trek to the top, take a Pithu or Waggies.
Shirdi and Pondicherry are also good options. Chardham yatra of Uttrakhand is the ultimate experience. Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath are the main spots.
You can also plan for any of the four Dham( Badrinath, Dwaraka, Puri, and Rameswaram)
The thrill-seeker dad
If your dad loves a good offbeat path the Meghalaya is the place to be. Trek to the Double Decker bridge, enjoy showers of rain at the wettest place of earth Mawsynram and see the amazing, huge waterfalls.
Goa and Sunderbans are also other good options. If your dad loves a beach party Goa should definitely be given a thought.
The beach lover dad
The beaches of Rameshwaram, Varkala, Kovalam, Pondicherry are the best. View from the top of the lighthouse at Kovalam is a must.
You can also go for water sports and boat rides in the sea. Recreating old memories your childhood of making sandcastles with your dad can be refreshing. Enjoy in the calm waves of the beaches and spend quality time.
The yoga lover dad
For the yoga lover dad, Rishikesh is the best option. Go for a camping and river rafting too.
Dharamshala, Varanasi, Gokarna, and Mysore are other options too. You can enjoy the Ganga Aarti at Varanasi. Beach trekking can also be done in Gokarna. The Mysore Palace is filled with rich history and culture.
The trekker and sports lover dad
Kasol is the trekker’s paradise and if your dad loves being a hippie this is the place to be. You can go for Kheerganga trek or trek to Tosh and Malana. Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is near to Kasol, you can also pay your respects their and take a bath in the hot springs. The Gurudwara has a lot of history and legends to offer follow the link to know about it.
You can go for Scuba diving in Andamans and do Island Hopping. Bunjee jumping at Rishikesh is for the utmost adventure dads who thrive in the rush of life and death.
The history nerd dad
Hampi is one of the most visited World Heritage sites. Delhi is also filled with many heritage sites and palaces. You can show your dad the rich culture of the Mughals.
Konark is also another option. You can visit the golden triangle which includes Puri and Chilika too.
The animal-planet obsessed dad
For wildlife lovers, the best options are to go to the National Parks of India.
You can see one-horned Rhino at Kaziranga National Park. For seeing tigers you can go Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh, Jim Corbett National Parks.
Bhitarkanika National Park can also be one of the options. The national park is home to Saltwater crocodile, Indian python, King cobra and many other species.
I hope this list helps you plan for an amazing trip with your dad on father’s day. Feel free to share your views on the list. Do let me know how you spent your father’s day.
Reach out to me if you need any help for planning.