As they celebrate World Tourism Day on 27th September, our favourite actors talk about their top holiday destinations and what they love about that place.
Traveling is my lifeline. I cannot even think of life without travelling, be it in India or abroad. Lonavala is a quick getaway for me and I have a lot of monsoon memories of the place. I go there every year during the rainy season.
Recently, I went to Canada and explored one of the most magical places - Niagra falls. The beauty of the place is so engaging that you can never forget it. I love Niagra Falls during the night.
I went to Egypt for the first time recently and the best memory was seeing the pyramids. To be around pyramids was a very different feeling for me, it gave me goosebumps.
I took a small trip to Nashik with my parents recently. I believe an actor should rejuvenate himself before a fresh start of a new project. I visited Nashik during the monsoon and it is now one of my favourite weekend getaways. I visited a few temples and the journey was really very beautiful. I can't describe it in words... one must go to experience that mystic feeling.
I visited the Eiffel tower which was one of my dreams, it is the mark of eternal love. They say you should visit it with your loved ones I visited it alone though. When you travel alone, you explore yourself more as a human being and when you start enjoying your own company, travelling becomes fun.
In India, it has to be the Pink City, Jaipur. I went to the city recently on a weekend and explored the historical Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar. I love indulging in the authentic Rajasthani food and I also got few ethnic jewellery pieces from there.
Being a Bengali, Kolkata has been my favourite destination as I have never stayed in the city of joy. Recently, I have been to Kolkata and I went to the three most popular holy temples of West Bengal- Belur Math, Kaali Ghat, Dakhineshwar. I have worshipped Goddess Kaali since my childhood. This visit was special as I ended up eating all the Bong delicacies in the famous restaurants over there. Kolkata gives me a peace within.
I visited Argentina for one of my projects and I was amazed to see this part of the world. Argentina seduces you with Tango and football which I missed once I was back and would love to go again. The food and wine were the best.
Investing in travel is the same as investing in yourself. I believe while traveling one should collect moments, not things. Traveling unwinds me completely. I love to meet real people in life. Kashmir was beautiful, I have no words to explain the beauty of the valley. I just feel that the valley has not been explored by so many people as yet. I think more people should visit Kashmir and explore this heaven on earth.