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10 Fun Trip Ideas With Your Mom For Mother's Day Weekend!

The International Mother’s Day weekend is knocking on the door, and all the kids are geared up to make it special for their super moms. If you are planning on giving a unique gift for mom, a weekend getaway would be truly amazing. Mothers spend most of their time at home and tire themselves with the household and outside chores. This year, make it a mission to give her relaxation away from home! 

Here is a list of some amazing places you can visit this Mother’s Day!

1. Rishikesh: Yoga, Rafting and More

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is a small town with a big heart. It's known as the "Yoga Capital of the World," and for good reason. The town is surrounded by lush greenery and the Ganges River, making it the perfect place for a peaceful getaway. Your mom will love the yoga and meditation classes held all over town, along with the chance to visit the ashrams and temples that dot the landscape. Take a dip in the holy river or go on a nature walk to soak in the beauty of the surrounding mountains. For the adventurous types, Rishikesh offers thrilling activities like river rafting and bungee jumping. And, of course, no trip to Rishikesh is complete without experiencing the spiritual energy of the evening aarti ceremony by the river.

So to see that thrilling joy on your mother’s face, take her to Rishikesh! She'll come back feeling rejuvenated and grateful for the memories you've created together.

2. Manali: Serene Beauty of the Himalayas

This year, let’s find one of the most amazing Mother’s Day gifts in the face of a fantastic trip to Manali. Manali is a beautiful hill station in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. It's surrounded by towering mountains, lush green forests, and gurgling streams, making it the perfect place for a serene and relaxing vacation. Your mother can spend her days taking leisurely walks in the town, exploring the local markets, and enjoying the beautiful scenery. There are plenty of adventure activities to indulge in, such as paragliding, skiing, and trekking. You can also plan a visit to the nearby Rohtang Pass for a thrilling snow-filled experience. And let's not forget the hot springs! Manali is home to natural hot springs that offer a therapeutic and relaxing experience.

A weekend getaway to Manali will make your mom feel pampered and loved. Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, she'll come back feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

3. Landour: Experience the Old Colonial Charm

If your mom is a fan of peaceful getaways, Landour is the perfect place to be. Tucked away in the hills of Uttarakhand, this small town is a hidden gem with scenic beauty and a relaxing atmosphere. It is a cantonment town with an old colonial charm. Surrounded by deodar trees and snow-capped mountains, Landour offers stunning views that will leave your mom in awe. Take a walk with her on the winding roads, visit the famous Landour Bakehouse for some delectable goodies or explore the famous Lal Tibba viewpoint. Your mother can also indulge in some yoga and meditation classes or simply unwind with a book in hand. With a pleasant climate and friendly locals, Landour is sure to offer a rejuvenating experience for your mom.

4. Kashmir: Serene Lakes, Snowy Peaks and Lush Valleys

The "Paradise on Earth" Kashmir is a stunning destination offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas, picturesque lakes, and lush greenery. There’s no better place than Kashmir for your summer escape, and when it’s Mother’s Day, there are a whole new lot of reasons to bring her to this heavenly abode. 

Take a Shikara ride on the famous Dal Lake, stroll around the beautiful Mughal Gardens, or go on a trek to explore the rugged terrain. Your mom will also love the delicious Kashmiri cuisine and the warm hospitality of the locals. The serene atmosphere of Kashmir will provide a much-needed break from the chaos of city life. 

5. Darjeeling: The Land of Tea Estates and Scenic Views

Imagine having the first cup of Darjeeling tea in the morning on Mother’s Day in the lush tea gardens. Sitting amidst the aromatic ambience of nature, sipping a cup of refreshing tea with your mother is one of the unique gifts you can give her. Located in the state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station known for its tea estates and stunning views of the Himalayas. A trip to Darjeeling is sure to be a memorable experience for your mother. She can visit the world-famous tea estates and learn about the tea-making process or take a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is also home to the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, where your mother can see the adorable Himalayan Red Pandas. The nearby Tiger Hill offers breathtaking views of the sunrise over the mountains, making for a perfect start to the day. And, of course, no trip to Darjeeling is complete without indulging in some momos and tea from the local street vendors.

6. Mahabaleshwar: A Scenic Retreat

Located in the Sahyadri mountain range of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful hill station known for its scenic beauty and strawberry farms. A weekend getaway to this peaceful retreat will give your mother a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. She can spend her days exploring the stunning viewpoints, like Arthur's Seat and Wilson Point, or take a leisurely boat ride in the serene Venna Lake. The town is also famous for its fresh strawberries and delicious jams, so don't forget to take some back as a sweet reminder of your trip. Your mother can also indulge in some relaxing spa treatments or simply unwind with a cup of tea and a good book in the tranquil surroundings. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day 2023?

7. Dwarka: A Spiritual Getaway

If your mom is a spiritual person, a visit to Dwarka in Gujarat would be an ideal Mother’s Day gift. This ancient city holds great importance in Hindu mythology and is believed to be the kingdom of Lord Krishna. You and your mother can visit the famous Dwarkadhish Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Krishna, and seek blessings for the entire family. Then take a dip in the holy Gomti River and explore the nearby Bet Dwarka Island. The island is believed to be the original dwelling place of Lord Krishna and is home to several ancient temples. In the evening, you can visit the nearby Dwarka Beach to witness calm sunset. The sandy shore and crystal clear waters are sure to provide a serene and peaceful experience for your mom.

8. Kumarakom: A Backwater Paradise