Published on : Monday, November 1, 2021
Recently, Chennai-based enthusiastic traveler Preejo TJ went on a trip to Assam and Meghalaya and he said that it was a wonderful break from his routine life.
“After COVID, many started traveling to places like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. People have been waiting to get out of the house and be with nature. Most of the tourist destinations in the country are partially open. Instead of traveling for leisure, many are promoting their well-being through physical, psychological and spiritual activities.
Travelers have become more adventurous, which was not the case earlier. My recent trip to Assam and Meghalaya was a much-needed break – I was waiting to unwind from my daily activities. The places where I visited are so dreamy, surreal and enchanting – all the villages are surrounded by greenery, waterfalls, and hills,” said Preejo.
Preejosaid that he likes to indulge in outdoor yoga and meditation while traveling. “I do headstands at mountains, near waterfalls and cliffs. Being a morning person, I spend one hour for yoga and a half-hour for meditation. As much as wellness tourism is gaining prominence, I feel it is not fully experienced in India. Here, many get only a few days’ leaves and they love relaxing and doing other activities,” he said.
PradeepChakravarthy, promoting heritage tourism in Tamil Nadu, said that he has been receiving a lot of requests from people regarding spiritual tours.
“A lot of children are stuck in online classes and have wanted to step out of the house. We are opening our heritage hotel in AlwarTirunagari in the Thoothukudi district in November and have got several requests from across India. With people not touring abroad so much, they wanted to visit south Indian states. Wellness tourism is not just yoga and meditation but also learning how to cook and bond with each other. During the lockdown, people stayed together and have realised the value of doing things together. So now, they are looking at enhancing well-being by doing various things together,” said Pradeep.
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