This Father's Day, Plan A Memorable Getaway To These Places

Indulge your dad's love for history and heritage with these engaging travel experiences, creating memories that will last a lifetime
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Father's Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate the bond you share with your dad, and what better way to do so than by indulging in his passion for history and heritage? From the colonial charm of Fort Cochin to the rural tranquillity along the Delhi-Haridwar highway and from the awe-inspiring Statue of Unity to the culinary delights of Bhopal, countless ways exist to create lasting memories together. Here are five exceptional destinations that promise to captivate your father's attention while offering unique experiences for both of you.

The Brunton Boatyard, Fort Cochin

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This hotel in Fort Cochin is perfect for history buffs. Originally an old boatyard run by Geo Brunton and Sons, it has been recreated to resemble a 19th-century Malabar setting. Fort Cochin is rich with Portuguese, Dutch, and British influences, and though little remains of the fort, the area's colonial history is evident everywhere. All rooms at The Brunton Boatyard have sea views, including the en-suite bathrooms.

Must-do activities

  • Enjoy the view of ships, fishing boats, and dolphins from your balcony.

  • Take a complimentary guided walking tour to explore Fort Cochin.

  • Visit Mattancherry for the Palace and Synagogue.

  • Stroll through Jew Town, with easy transport arranged by the hotel.

  • Stop by Pandal Café at David Hall Gallery for local food and art.

Address: 1/498, Calvetty Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001

Namaste Dwaar

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Located along the Delhi-Haridwar Highway, this resort is perfect for a countryside retreat. Here, you can explore sugarcane fields, take bullock cart rides, pick fresh produce, and learn about sustainable farming.

Must-do activities

  • Dine outdoors with food prepared by locals.

  • Enjoy wellness treatments with high-quality products.

  • Attend the 'Ganga Aarti' at a nearby ghat, with all arrangements made by the resort.

Address: NH-58, Delhi - Haridwar Highway, Mansurpur, Uttar Pradesh 251203

Statue of Unity Tent City 1, Gujarat

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Stay near the world's tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, and enjoy panoramic views of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. The luxurious cottages offer breathtaking views and eco-conscious tourism options.

Must-do activities

  • Visit the Valley of Flowers and Ekta Nursery.

  • Explore eco-tourism sites like Vishwa Van and the Cactus Garden.

  • Participate in activities like river rafting, trekking, and cycling.

  • See species like the Asiatic Lion and the Royal Bengal tiger on a jungle safari.

Address: Sardar Sarovar Dam, Tent City-1, Dyke-4, Site, Kevadia, Gujarat 393151

Jehan Numa Retreat, Bhopal

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This retreat offers a blend of luxury and nature with rustic cottages surrounded by greenery. It's a culinary haven featuring dishes from Bhopal's royal family.

Must-do activities

  • Dine at 'Under the Jamun Tree' and 'The Green House Bistro.'

  • Explore Bhopal's street food scene.

  • Book a 7-course meal at 'The General's Table' for a memorable dining experience.

Address: Vanvihar Rd, Van Vihar National Park, Near, Prempura, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002

Mantra Koodam, Kumbakonam

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Immerse in the ancient heritage of the Chola Dynasty at this resort in Tamil Nadu. It recreates the ambience of a traditional Tamil village, perfect for exploring Tanjore's cultural legacy.

Must-do activities

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Chola temples.

  • Learn about Nadi Shastra, an ancient predictive science.

  • Enjoy Chola cuisine prepared by local chefs.

  • Explore local markets, kalamkari communities, and Kanchipuram silk weavers.

  • Take a bullock cart ride to discover nearby villages.

Address: Sri Sailapathipuram, 536 537 A, Bagavathapuram Main Road, Kadayanikadu, Extension, Veppathur, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu 612105

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