We wait impatiently at the beginning of the year for Human Resources to update the annual holiday list so we can plan getaways for the coming months.
Fridays and Mondays are most prized, and with list in hand hurried WhatsApp groups are created and suggestions added to the mix.
What happens next is one of two things.
- Everyone goes to Goa (again)
- Everyone goes to Bali and/ or Thailand
So we created the Cleartrip Holiday Planner. A power-packed calendar and planner all in one. Our trusty, well-travelled sources (Ambika and Hoshner of reDiscovery Project) have compiled a holiday calendar you won’t find anywhere else. The recommendations are timed for weather and seasonal events, and nearly all suggestions they have personally visited, so they know what’s what. Plus, we’ve added Instagram worthy spots because you haven’t really been anywhere if you haven’t ‘grammed it.
And for the many travellers who love travelling by road, we’ve added detours worth making – for forts and for food (mainly the latter).
India has so much to offer and this is our way of helping intermittent nomads explore their own backyard. From monsoon in Mandu to the Hemis festival in Ladakh, all suggestions are easy to get to.
For weekend getaways all suggestions are within driving distance, or are connected by a quick direct flight. We’ve added flight prices and hotel suggestions as well, so you know how much the trip is likely to cost you.
The best part? You can share it. Via email, on WhatsApp, or even over an SMS. Share it with friends and family on a platform of your choosing and get packing!
holidayplanner.cleartrip.com – tell us what you think in the comments below or on Twitter (@Cleartrip). We’re excited to know if you find it useful, or have suggestions on how we can make it better. We’re all ears, always.