Staff, 2022-10-23 20:15:00,
Express News Service
BENGALURU: People are making the most out of the long weekend to take a quick and escape from the busy life in the city before the Deepavali preparation sets in. For example, Nagarjuna Bellari, a 24-year-old IT professional from the city, is currently in Goa for a three-day-long trip. “I do celebrate Deepavali but because of the lockdown, I haven’t had the opportunity to go out anywhere with college friends in a long time. And since getting long holiday weekends is so race, we chose this occasion to travel,” says Bellari.
He further adds, “Now that the pandemic is over, we are slowly realising the travel plans we’ve had since college. We have a mix of adventure and leisure events planned. We hope to go on trekking and other activities during the first two days and relax on the final day before heading back home.”
Sumitra Senapathy, the founder of WOW club, an adventure travel boutique based in the city that exclusively caters to women, says that the new trend is unprecedented and mostly seen among young professionals. “The younger crowd, are a little more modern in their outlook and they don’t mind going out on Deepavali. Furthermore, a holiday during the festival time makes sense because it coincides with their office leaves and it’s the only time when their friends and family are also free.”
While places that are relatively nearer to Bengaluru are the preferred destinations for many travellers this…
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