Whether you are corporate slave trapped under deadlines or an avid traveller searching for fulfilment, there are a million things Google will suggest you about how to ‘relax’. But, it goes without saying that nothing can rejuvenate your senses more than escaping your daily life and visiting a new destination. Don’t you think so? Get out of your mundane routine and add these 5 places to your bucket list —

Munroe Island

Munroe Island, with the most serene backwaters, is an ideal place for honeymooners, history lovers and nature enthusiasts. The island has successfully preserved its age-old heritage and culture. Ancient structures belonging to the Dutch era can be seen everywhere on the island.

How to Reach

The best way to reach Munroe Island is by taking a flight to Trivandrum. The distance of the island from the airport is around 80 km, which can be covered with a cab.


Gokarna, located around 143 km from Goa, is a hidden land of happiness. It is home to pristine blue water beaches and has some of the most beautiful sunset spots. The pure weather, fresh breeze and the sensational views are sure to unwind your body and soul.

How to Reach

You can book cheap flights to Goa and continue the further journey in a cab. There are three direct trains from Goa to Gokarna. The minimum time a train takes to reach Gokarna from Goa is 1 hour 20 minutes. So, what are you waiting for? Now with several luxury hotels in Goa, you can easily plan a trip to GOA.


Udaipur, the city of lakes, is the best place to relax and rejuvenate. A number of palaces, havelis and forts in the city epitomises the royal past associated with this city. Taste the Rajasthani cuisine and enjoy shopping at the local bazaars. The charm of this city is sure to spell-bound you.

How to Reach

The nearest airport in Udaipur is called the Maharana Pratap Airport which is situated about 20 kilometres away from the city center. There is a very well-established bus service network linking it to all the major cities.

Rann of Kutch

A land full of magic, Rann of Kutch beckons travellers from far and beyond. Salty desert patches with hundreds of shadows flickering on the sand offer a sight to behold. The annual Rann Utsav gives a lifetime chance to interact with some of the most renowned artists and see their amazing work.

How to Reach

Great Rann of Kutch is located to the north of the Tropic of Cancer, at the top of the Kutch district. It can easily be reached via Bhuj.


Varanasi, famous for its ghats, temples and age-old streets, is a famous holy site in the country. Thousands of tourists and devotees flock to this destination to take a dip in the holy water of River Ganga to gain Moksha. Unlike most places that have changed throughout the years, the traditions and ways of Varanasi still remain the same.

How to reach:

Varanasi has its own airport and is well connected by railways and roadways to every other part of the country.

So, to end the year with a bang, plan a trip to each one of these mesmerising destinations. 🙂