When it comes to travelling, Outlook Traveller has nothing less than a 2020 vision. We are armed for the coming year and the new decade with a bucketful of destinations. Here is Team OT’s travel wish list for 2020:
Amit Dixit (THE Editor) has decided that 2020 will be the year when he finally visits all the remaining Indian states and union territories he hasn't been to yet. Let the countdown begin!
"Meghalaya, Arunachal, Manipur and Nagaland,” says Sharmistha Chaudhuri (Deputy Editor, Outlook Traveller and Editor, OT website). “I've been wanting to explore the Northeast for a while now and always keep pushing my plans back. The itinerary is still in its nascent stages but the will to see cherry blossoms in November 2020 isn't misplaced.”
We hear Shruti Singh (Deputy Photo Editor) is aiming for Fuerteventura, the second-largest in Spain’s Canary Islands. She also wishes to make it to Khao Sok National Park in Thailand and Mtskheta and Tbilisi in Georgia.
In 2020, Puneet K. Paliwal (Senior Photographer) hopes to live with some nomads in Mongolia or go cycling in Sri Lanka. We couldn’t be more excited for him.
Labanya Maitra (Senior Correspondent) would love to “visit the four spiritual vortexes in Sedona, Arizona. These vortexes lie on intersections of ley lines, or hot-spots of the earth's electromagnetic energy and are known to be powerful energy centres.” When done with all that, we might see her on a “Berber tattoo trail in Morocco to learn more about their tattoo traditions.”
“I have always wanted to go to Pompeii or to Mayong because it is the land of dark magic. If I can gather the money, I would love to visit” exclaims Sahana Iyer (Features Writer). We might see Nayanika Mukherjee (Sub-Editor) in Purulia next winter. But before that, she would love to channel her inner Korean-music fangirl and spend a month in South Korea.
“Tso Moriri tops my bucket list for 2020. I have already been to Pangong Tso, but Tso Moriri is quieter than rest of Ladakh and the drive to the lake would be a dream come true,” says Simrran Gill (Features Writer).
For Roshni Subramanian (Sub-Editor) Trinidad and Tobago make the cut. The Trinidad Carnival 2020 would be a Caribbean extravaganza worth every penny. If he can manage it, Rangeet Ghosh (Designer) would want to see “Kolathunadu, Kerala for the Theyyam festival. It has been on my bucket list for a while, because who wouldn't want to be a part of a riot of colours, the adrenaline rush from the beat of the drums and the thousand-year-old customs?”
As for Anshika Nagar (Correspondent, who is writing what you are currently reading), "I would love to see the bioluminescent forests in the Western Ghats. Though hard to spot, the tropical forests in the Western Ghats glow during the monsoons, from June to October."