It’s one of those days when we all get to specially celebrate our dads for who they truly are by dedicating our time to them. While you are out scrambling for Father’s Day gifts, may we suggest something a tad more different and unique that is sure to let you and your dad find time to bond? Take him out for a vacay to places that he may like!
Most of us spend time requesting our dads to give us permission for a trip. But, you don’t need one this time as he will be your plus one. Make this Father’s Day a memorable one with our gift ideas that your dad will surely love.
We know it’s tough to pick gifts for men, let alone gifts for dads. So, we present you with a fully loaded guide to destinations you can take your dad to based on his personality.
The Cool One
It may sound cliche, but these destinations always top the list of places best to chill. You may have always begged your dad to let you go to these spots with your friends, but we suggest you take him with you this time. Father’s Day deserves some relaxing time, and you never know, your dad might just be too cool for you to handle.
Don’t miss out on the hot and happening places of North Goa. From Baga to Morjim to Calangute and Anjuna, just hire a bike or a car while you go beach hopping.
You can skip the hustle-bustle locations of North Goa, and head down to the South for the calm. Hit the beaches in Agonda, Palolem, and Colva to enjoy some sun and cool splashes of the waves. You can also enjoy small trails to visit some secluded beaches like Butterfly beach or even go for the Dudhsagar Waterfalls trek.
Enjoy some time with architecture by hopping to some beautiful churches like St Xavier’s and majestic forts like Cabo De Rama. You can indulge in various water sports such as scuba diving, parasailing, and jet skiing. If your dad loves swimming, you would have already won his smile with so many things to do in the water.
Want something more fancy for the special day? Book a stay on a cruise and have some fun at the casino.
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The land of beaches, forts, and historical temples is the perfect place mixed with a bit of fun and spirituality if your dad is into it. Start the day by taking your dad to the glorious Mahabaleshwara temple. The surroundings have some amazing eateries to gobble up a yummy breakfast. While the sun is still not high up to add the heat, you can visit the hidden Shiva Cave and the magnificent Mirjan Fort. Make the evening perfect for him by chilling on the beaches of Kudle, Om, or Paradise.
How’s that for a good jump start to planning the perfect gifts for dad on Father’s Day?
The History Loving One
We have all sat through sessions of historical insights from our dads. He has always been the best history teacher one can get to help you connect the dots. This time, it’s your turn to take him on a historical journey.
This magical place is packed with deep-rooted history, rich cultural facts, mesmerising architecture, and an endless number of monuments to explore. The ancient Kandariya Mahadev temple to Chitragupta temple and Vishwanath temple or the marvellous Western group of temples will be the perfect vacation to awe your dad on Father’s Day. Be ready to keep smiling for all the photos you will be standing in.
The regal town of Hampi will take you back in time as you walk through the intriguing beauty of gigantic monuments and sculptures crafted intricately. The stories of each place in Hampi make you relive the history. We suggest you hop to all the temples and also make time to spend some fun moments on the banks of river Tungabhadra. There you can enjoy a coracle ride or just relax while listening to the river breeze sing. Planning an extended vacation? Here’s an exhaustive list of places to visit in Hampi.
These locations make some of the best conversational moments for you and your dad. We assure you that he will just love this as a Father’s Day gift.
The Nature Lover
Does your dad love to take morning walks around the parks, has a gardening hobby, or just enjoy nature as it is? Then take him to these splendid destinations to charm him for Father’s Day.
Called the ‘Abode of Clouds’, this hill station in India is a dream come true for nature lovers. From countless cascading waterfalls to deep misty valleys covered in lush greenery, this alluring destination has various trails and locations around to enjoy some fantastic sceneries.
Visit Nohkalikai Falls, the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Experience the natural beauty of the root bridges and Mawsmai caves made of limestone. Enjoy some quality time overlooking the Umiam lake. If you plan to extend your trip, you can visit Mawlynong, Asia’s cleanest village. A slight warning that you might get some lecture on cleaning. Get wowed by the crystal clear river in Dawki while you go boating in colourful canoes. This vacation might just be the best Father’s Day gift ever.
Situated on the Vembanad lake in the backwaters of Kerala, this enchanting location gives you a memorable experience of living on the water. Renowned for its boat houses and lush coastal greenery, this place is perfect to just lie back, take a deep breath and enjoy the beauty of nature. You can dig into some delicious food made of coconut oil or milk. Treat your dad to the famous ayurvedic massages to relax his mind and body. One can also indulge in some cultural shows in the town. Some relaxing time, great food, and nature are what we suggest will be the greatest gifts for dads.
The Adventurous One
Let’s get to know the wild side of dads with some thrilling destinations for adventure sports. Taking him on this trip might be one of the best gift ideas and to actually get to know a different version of him.
Called the ‘Yoga capital of the world’, this town might have a spiritual vibe, but it definitely has a sporty one too. The buzzing city is beautiful with an old soul feel. One must experience the Ganga Aarti that happens in the evening while thousands of people gather with diya for the pooja. It’s like watching millions of lights come to life.
Coming to the main event, Rishikesh is known for its thunderous rapids for white water rafting. Get your life jackets on for a wild ride down the gushing Ganges. You can also experience the jump of your life by doing bungee jumping in the river canyons. Wild enough to make it the most amazing Father’s Day gift?
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This quaint place is home to some of the most fiercely beautiful beats. The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is a thick forest area with streams and the river Kali running through it. The dense forest houses animals like the black panthers, leopards, sloth bears, and the infamous Malabar squirrels. It also has an array of vibrant coloured birds that can be spotted with a professional.
Here, the night sky turns into a glorious arena of shimmering stars. One can enjoy white water rafting in the rapids of Kali and also experience morning or night jungle safaris to spot some great wildlife. Visit this Dandeli tourism website for the safari details
Ever know what your dad did in his glory days? Heard stories of his adventures on classic motorbikes or willy jeeps? Well, it’s time to get to know his other side. If he’s into biking, plan a road trip to these marvellous destinations as a Father’s Day gift.
The mysterious valley is home to various terrains, from desert lands to rocky roads to sprinting streams. Known best for its journey through the roads, Spiti valley is where one can take time and find oneself amidst the beautifully vast emptiness.
While you ride on, visit the many glorious monasteries and stupas. Indulge in steaming hot Maggi, momos, and other delicacies in the chill winds. The place is filled with scenic routes making every mile a destination to stop and see. Share hot chai, the swirls of long roads, and moments of deep conversation with your dad.
Here are some other fantastic road trips to take in India.
You can start your journey from Delhi or Manali.
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Treebo Trip Robin View Cottage
Known as the ‘Ghost Town,’ this mesmerising place is a must-visit for anyone. History says that this place was washed away overnight, and the remains just echo when one visits it. The thrumming wind and lashing waves paint a beautiful picture for one just to sit and enjoy. The scenic route to reach the destination is any biker’s dream journey.
One needs to pass through the town of Rameshwaram to visit Dhanushkodi. Here, you can see some beautiful temples and visit the legendary Ram Setu, a bridge built by Lord Rama and his army while trying to go to Lanka to find Sita.
While there can be a number of things to gift your dad, giving him the gift of time and vacation with you is just truly meaningful, great for some bonding time and for making memories. This Father’s Day, surprise him with our gift ideas and get praised for giving the best gifts for dads.
Let the watches, shirts, and gadgets wait. Make the most of this Father’s Day weekend, and scoop him off on a pleasant vacay to the type of destination he likes. Don’t forget to sprinkle him with some hugs, kisses, and ‘I Love Yous’ on the special day.