If the self-proclaimed custodians of culture have a hundred ‘dos’ for the fairer sex to fit into the mould of an ideal woman, they have a hundred ‘don’ts’ for the opposite sex to “be a not-so-real man”… a superman tougher than steel… a He-Man (pun intended) braver than gods of all mythologies… and a robot in flesh and blood sans most human qualities!!! “Don’t cry, don’t shy, don’t give up, don’t bother about your looks, and above all don’t feel any pain whatsoever”. Aah, “Mard ko dard nahi hota” (Men don’t feel pain) — haven’t you heard of that inane Hindi film dialogue?! When all these societal diktas deprive the poor guy of his basic right to live life as a complete human being, little wonder then that not many of us know there’s something called International Men’s Day on November 19, let alone celebrate it! However, at iTraveller, we take an exception to the norm and believe men deserve to be pampered just as women and children do. Here’s our travel kit for the special men in your life. So pick a destination for a doting dad or bro, a caring BF or hubby or buddy, depending on how they would love to unwind and “just chill”.
1. Mauritius for Marine Lovers
This island nation in the Indian Ocean is a multicultural celebration that is bound to delight all you marine lovers. With its vibrant beaches, reefs and lagoons, Mauritius is a must-visit for all those who love to wander on beaches to their heart’s content. A host of International Travel Packages and Mauritius Holiday Packages will make your travel a lot more exciting and comfortable.
2. Turkey – a Foodie’s Heaven
Food, wine and the finer tastes in life… Yes, we do understand that the way to many a man’s heart is through his stomach. And that’s why we believe Turkey is the best destination for all you foodie dudes out there. From olive farm guest houses to gastronomic cruises, Turkey is a culinary celebration at its best.
3. Italy for the Shutterbug in You
While almost any place in this world can be an ideal subject for photography, some places rate topmost on the favourite list of shutterbugs. Italy is one of them. This hub of Western civilization is in fact one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The magnificent Colosseum, basilicas, cathedrals, buzzing streets and of course the Grand Canal will amaze the shutterbug in you.
4. Chase the Adventure in Australia
From vast Outback to scintillating city and pristine coastline, Australia is a complete package of adventure. Go for hiking mountains or go on a transcontinental train cruise or enter the Cage of Death in Darwin for a close encounter with seawater adult crocodile! Yes, Australia never disappoints an adventure lover.
5. God’s Own Country, India for the Diehard Romantics
Whether you like to romance nature in all its green glory or your beloved exuding all her charms, the God’s Own Country is the right place to be. Pick from different Kerala Holiday Packages that offer trips to Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey and Kovalam. You can also opt for several Honeymoon Packages for resorts by the shores or candle-light dinners on houseboats.
6. Get Pampered in the Pink City, India
Royal hospitality at its best, that’s Jaipur for you. If you like to be pampered a la kings and princes, then head straight to the capital city of Rajasthan. Explore the magnificent palaces of city and treat yourself to authentic Rajasthani cuisine to get a feel of a place that was once ruled by royal families and still has a distinctly regal ambience to it.