Best places to take your sibling for the Rakhi weekend

Bhaiya Mere, Rakhi ke bandhan ko nibhana! If you are feeling some sibling love, make this year special by playing your part (Hint: Take your dearest bro or sis out on a holiday of a lifetime!). Go back in time to relive memories of love, rivalry and friendship.

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Sonapani

Away from the rigmarole of the cacophonic city life, is the beautiful Himalayan village – Sonapani, located in Uttarakhand. Tranquility is the word to describe this place that completely zones out gadgets like phones and televisions. The only sound you will hear is the chirping of birds and the gentle whoosh of fresh mountain breeze. A perfect getaway for outdoorsy siblings, you can take long nature hikes, explore the wilderness and bask in the glory of spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

Goa

Don’t want to spend too much time weighing the pros and cons of a destination? Just grab your sibling and hop onto a flight to Goa because this is one vacation spot you can never go wrong with. You may no longer want to build sandcastles, but you can always laze on the beach with some beer and a good book. Calangute beach is famous for adventurous activities like parasailing, speedboat rides, snorkelling and scuba diving. Parasailing for about 5 minutes costs anywhere between 500-1300 INR. Water Skiing activities cost about 400-1200 INR. But nothing beats the beguiling sunrises and sunsets that these beaches offer. Rent a scooter and tour the quaint bylanes to marvel at the gorgeous churches and Portuguese articheture. Spend your evenings partying by the beach and gorge on as much seafood as you possibly can at one of the many beach shacks. Goa has a pulsating nightlife too that is reflected in its luxurious lounges and night clubs with Bollywood and retro-English themes. Hilltop of Anjuna and Tito’s on Baga Beach are not to be missed for party lovers.Shoppers can stop bySosa’s to check for the new trending fashions and buying local mementos from the place.

Rishikesh

For adventure loving siblings, Rishikesh is one of the most recommended places. Besides its religious significance, this place is best known for river rafting in Ganges, trekking in the mountain trails and the most sought after sport – bungee jumping! This can be tried by anyone above 12 years of age.

Coorg & Chikmagalur

Now, if you are a resident of the Coffee Land – Karnataka, you should definitely be  heading towards  the enticing coffee and cardamom plantations of the beautiful Coorg. Besides, it also is the place for a perfect weekend of bird watching and yumilicious food. Yet another splendid piece of Nature’s blessings, Chikmagalur has sprawling coffee estates to scour by. And if you and your sibling are looking for some adventure, kayaking or trekking up to Mullayyanagari peak might just be your plan for the weekend.