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Chilling in the Nilgiris or Exploring the Taj! What's Your Travel Story?

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Each one of us is wired differently, so what we find and connect with while traveling differs from person to person. You might feel joy while basking in the sun on a beautiful beach, while someone might find the seclusion of a mountaintop more desirable.

People love to talk about the amazing things they saw or situations that inspired or shocked them during their travels. Whether it was a story of awe, joy or bodhi, recently Citibank celebrated the joy of travelling with their #WhatsYourSummerEscape campaign!

Consumers shared the highpoints of their journeys and inspired millions of readers.

We found some great travel stories that were shared. Check them out!


Chilling in the Nilgiris or Exploring the Taj! What's Your Travel Story?:

  1. United States
  2. Thailand
  3. Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
  4. Sanctuary Avalanche, Ooty (Tamil Nadu)
  5. Vietnam
  6. London, UK
  7. Mukteshwar (Uttarakhand)

Day 1. Get your adrenaline surging by skydiving in Arizona

Get your adrenaline surging by skydiving in Arizonasource: citibank

Supriya Rajan shared her Citibank travel story of Skydiving in Arizona: “What better way to beat summer than a 13000 feet skydive? From the ascent, through the free fall-until the gentle touchdown, coming back to earth with my parachute - the tandem skydive is my unforgettable experience from my visit to the Snow Bowl, Eloy, Arizona!”

HolidayIQ Tip: If you have motion sickness then a non-drowsy Dramamine will do the trick.


Day 2. Just what all you beachbums need!

Just what all you beachbums need!source: Citibank

Vikramjeet Singh shares his Citibank travel story: “Thailand!!! the ultimate beach break with a toast of Songkran”

HolidayIQ Tip: Remember no one is spared during this festival. Keep your valuables at your hotel and make sure to waterproof your gadgets!  

Day 3. Explore India’s stunning heritage!

Explore India’s stunning heritage!source: Citibank

Bansi Shah shared his Citibank travel story: "Taj Mahal" is a most popular historical monument in India, It looks like a heaven on the earth, Taj is memory of love that's why we say"Wah Taj" We all will fall in love after visiting Taj.”

HolidayIQ Tip: Get there early! The Taj Mahal opens for visitors at 6:00 AM, after which it can get pretty crowded! Besides, few things compare to an early morning view of this marble beauty!

Day 4. Nature lovers can never get enough ‘green’

Nature lovers can never get enough ‘green’source: citibank

Musthafa Abdal shares his Citibank travel story: “Tucked away in a pristine, untouched valley of Avalanche, Nilgiris biosphere... Do so much, or do nothing, but indulge in the trance ... the sights of the lake, the hills, the lush green shola thickets and the clouds beneath you - every moment is anything but usual”

HolidayIQ Tip: Instead of going to the lake, go through the woods towards the river. The view and the route is spectacular this way.


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Day 5. Soak in the culture of Vietnam

Soak in the culture of Vietnamsource: Citibank

Kailash V Madan shares his Citibank travel story: “Arguably the brightest jewel of Southeast Asia, Vietnam boasts of a diverse landscape offering everything from mountains, beaches, backwaters and gratifying treks. It's best explored backpacking and the people are incredibly hospitable. This was our first international vacation together and has definitely made a lasting impression on us!”

HolidayIQ Tip: Use the tourist buses to get around, they are cheap and you can also claim a tourist discount!


Day 6. Explore the charm of the Scottish countryside

Explore the charm of the Scottish countrysidesource: Citibank

Kavish Pandya shares his Citibank travel story: “From four towers of Hyderabad (Charminar) to the Tower of London - Few things come close to a 2800 mile road trip exploring the charm of the British & Scottish countryside with your best mates! Memories for a lifetime!

HolidayIQ Tip: Driving through the small roads is the best way.  There are so many ruins and sights to see that aren’t in your average guide books and some of the best spots will certainly be on your way to a destination.


Day 7. Escape to the tropical paradise of the Phi Phi Islands

Escape to the tropical paradise of the Phi Phi Islandssource: Citibank

Anu Mahajan shares her Citibank travel story: “Hair get lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Music gets louder. Life gets better?”

HolidayIQ Tip: Food is the cheapest in Tonsai village. There are no taxis or buses on Phi Phi, so you’ll be walking or cycling around the island.


Day 8. Relax amidst surreal valleys and cascading streams in Mukteshwar

Relax amidst surreal valleys and cascading streams in Mukteshwarsource: Citibank

Ritasha Kapur shares her Citibank travel story: “Amidst the surreal valleys, crossing through the most enchanting hill streams cascading down the contours, trekking through Kumaoni villages, munching onto the fresh handpicked fruits & trying local cuisines, waking up to chirping birds and nippy breeze.”

HolidayIQ Tip: From Kathgodam hire a cab to Mukteshwar. If travelling alone get on one of the many shared-cabs to Bhowali, and then change for Mukteshwar.

Citibank’s contest not only inspired a lot of people to travel but to also share their travel stories!

The different experiences shared by these family members brought a smile to our face!

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