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Let your hobby decide your getaway spot

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Confused where to travel for vacations? Follow your passion towards art or love for adventure while picking the location, say experts.

Here are some types of vacations that you can choose from:

* to relax and rejuvenate: Vacations need not be all about exploring. It can also be about relaxing and rejuvenating. You can pick locations which boasts variety of retreat centres to choose from.

"Ayurveda is a life science that has gained considerable momentum over the last decade... We foresee a strong growth in this sector for the coming years owing to a clear reliance on alternative therapies for common ailments," said Joseph Kodath,

* Culinary trip: If you love cooking, take a break from the kitchen at home and explore your love for cooking with your family and friends by going to places with various culinary delights. Anjali Pathak, Flavor Diaries, says cooking with family builds unbreakable bonds.

* Artsy vacation: Some of the major cities like New York, London, and are always brimming with evolving art, avant garde ideas and good music thanks to their nature of being such a melting pot of cultures. Some cities in particular take their art and culture very seriously and is definitely one of them. You can plan your around festival called Vivid Sydney, which is held annually for over 23 days.

"Vivid is a festival of light, music and ideas. Each year, Vivid Sydney delights and entertains visitors from all over the globe," said Sandra Chipchase, Producer of Vivid Sydney.

* Head to the music lover's paradise: If you love music and are always looking for new interesting music, plan a around music festivals.

* Adventure travel: If you love to get your adrenaline pumping and crave for adventures, go on a beautiful trek this year.

Nishant Sinha, of a northeast-based tour company Chalohoppo, which organises authentic rural experiences, said: "The number of tourists in the northeast over the past two years have risen by almost 71 per cent. Food, culture and people, everything is something which they have never really experienced in any form, and hence more and more travellers are looking this side."

Parin Mehta, Director - APAC, Experiences, said: "Vacation should be a way for travellers to experience an otherwise unknown side of the city, immersing themselves in communities through the eyes of locals."



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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 04:36 IST