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#SISTER-CATIONS: The Perfect Time Is NOW!

Your sister is your genetically gifted travel buddy. From her favourite playlist to her quirky morning habits, you think you might know her well. But when you get the chance to travel with her, you realize differently. It’s the familiarity of having a travel buddy you’ve known all your life, yet it’s also like getting to know a friend better.

As a child, you were forced to spend all your time in the company of your sister(s) – be it at home, at school or even on vacations. It feels like just yesterday you were yelling at her for invading your closet and stealing your favourite sweater. But as you grow older and each one goes their own way, you find yourself longing to spend more time together. Here are some fun ways to strengthen that sisterhood bond and catch up to the old times.

Shop until you drop

Plan an entire vacation around one of your favourite activities: shopping! Ooty is famous for its prime places to snag some stylish accessories, including Commercial street, Charring crossroad, and Pykara road. And when you’re not showing off your haggling skills, catch some shut-eye at SaffronStays Milton Abbott Estate or wander aimlessly in its scenic environs.

Jewellery, Street Shopping, Street market, Colourful

heritage bungalow, SaffronStays Milton Abbott, Ooty, Hill Station

Girls, games, and gossip!

Remember when y’all use to play together as kids? Return to your youth with a fun-filled fling at TT, carrom, volleyball as well as several board games at SaffronStays Kurinji Estate. Offbeat treks and nature trails can also be arranged. If you’re looking for a low-key way to have fun, then talks around the cosy indoor fireplace are the best for meaningful conversations with her.

SaffronStays Kurinji Estate, Indoor Fireplace

Toast to sisterhood.

Like fine wine, sisterhood only gets better with time! Sip a sangria under the gazebo by the pool at SaffronStays Venmani in Mahabalipuram.

Is adventure is in your blood? We have a range of activities from Kayaking, Jet Skiing, Snorkelling, Sailing and Fishing on the just-steps-away Pearl beach, you may never want to leave.

Should you venture out though, the nearby 7th century monuments of the temple city of Mahabalipuram are fit for perusing.

Private pool, Outdoor pool, Gazebo, Drinks, Pool with a slide, SaffronStays Venmani, Mahabalipuram

Water sports

ATV rides, adventure, bikes, SaffronStays Venmani, Mahabalipuram

The long, long drive.

Long, winding drives are the perfect opportunity to put your feet up and catch up and that’s exactly what SaffronStays Calamondinn Bungalow, Coorg has to offer. Besides the road tripping, there’s plenty to do here, so let’s get you started with a few ideas: Embark on nature trails within the neighbouring woodlands and enjoy cool evenings under the shelter of Coorgi greens with your favourite drink and tasty meals. Bathe with the elephants at the Dubare Elephant Camp or experience a live apiculture demonstration. There’s no dearth to the plethora of activities at this place so just grab your sister and jump in the car for an experience of a lifetime.

Long drives, Road trips, Open skies, Adventure

SaffronStays Calamondinn, Coorg, Quaint, Bungalow, Homestay, Coffee Plantations, Coffee Estate

Chow down by the riverside

Snuggled on the banks of the mighty Suvarna river in Udupi, SaffronStays Suvarna Sangam is a true retreat from the hustle and bustle of the cities. Feast on piping hot seafood in the open-air dining space and stay up late talking under the stars. Hop onto your private motorboat and explore the glorious backwaters of Karnataka, forgotten Udupi temples and geological wonders of St. Mary’s Island.

Dine by the river, Romantic Dinner, SaffronStays Suvarna Sangam, Udupi, Suvarna River, Palm trees

Private boat, SaffronStays Suvarna Sangam, udupi, Explore, Backwaters of Karnataka

 So pack your bags, laugh together and feel like little children again!


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