Australia, September 13, 2017 : Actress Parineeti Chopra says she makes it point that she travels to a new country every two months.
“Honestly, I am a very avid traveller. In fact, I travel a lot and visit 4 to 5 new countries every year. I travel every 2 months to see a new country as travel is that much important to me,” Parineeti told IANS.
Parineeti Chopra, who has been appointed as the first Indian woman Ambassador of the “Friend of Australia” (FOA) advocacy panel by Tourism Australia, is currently enjoying her holiday, touring the states of Queensland and Northern Territory.
She began the first day of her trip in Brisbane by visiting the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Parineeti started her tour from Southbank Parklands where she visited historical sites along the way. She also visited Alchemy Restaurant and Bar.
“I am that kind of a person and Australia is one of those places, I was waiting to visit as I had heard so much about it. I am an advanced scuba diver so I take up diving trips a lot. In fact, I recently came back from a diving trip but, now I have a very few things left on my bucket list which include South America and Iceland,” said the “Ishaqzaade” star.
On the acting front, Parineeti is gearing up for the release of “Golmaal Again”, which also stars Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Kunal Kemmu, Tabu, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Shreyas Talpade. (IANS)
About 60% of polled vacationers rate travel experiences as more important than material possessions. Curated experiences rank high on the list of voyagers this year and in 2019, the trend is expected to continue according to an independent survey commissioned by Booking.com. If you are planning a trip to India, there are several experiences that you should not miss from checking in at a luxurious royal hotel and estate tea visits to temple tours and mountain sun rise excursions.
Arrange a Yoga Retreat
The country is a dream destination for yogis with many places to choose from. A yoga retreat might just be what you need to relax and discover your inner self. A relaxing vacation is not only rejuvenating but also offers a glimpse of a different lifestyle.
While the practice of yoga in the West focuses on physical postures and sequences, a yoga retreat in India offers benefits by emphasizing breathing, meditation and cleansing. In addition, you’ll be exposed to devotional practices such as chanting and karma yoga. A typical retreat consists of an inclusive stay at specialist accommodation such as a hotel, yoga camp or school but if you want to save on accommodation costs, you can just drop in daily or sign-up for shorter courses.
Go on a Tour of the River Ganges
To continue your spiritual journey, organize a tour of the Ganges, the third largest river that flows through the country. Named after the Hindu goddess, Ganga, it is one of the most sacred places in India with religious festivities and burial rites taking place at the river’s banks. Pilgrims come from far to cleanse themselves with the holy water in the Ganges.
The river starts at the Himalayas and drains into the Bay of Bengal. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Ganges River while on a cruise. If you have the opportunity, sign-up for a walking tour along the Ganges in Varanasi.
Get Up Close with Hindu Gods
With over 2 million Hindu temples in India, deciding where to go might prove difficult. But if you want to cover the most temples during your visit, head to the state of Tamil Nadu. It is not for nothing that it is known as the ‘Land of the Temples’ boasting of almost 33,000 ancient places of worship. In total, there are 38,615 temples according to the Tamil Nadu Hindu Endowments Board.
Marvel at the Brihadishvara Temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva. It is one of the largest South Indian temples and features exceptional architecture. Don’t forget the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai decked with thousands of colorful figures of gods, animals and demons.
India is steeped in culture and history. With so many things to offer its visitors, you’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to unique travel experiences that cater to your senses and personal preferences.