One can probably guess that revenge traveling means traveling to make up for the lost time due to the pandemic. People frustrated due to being locked up in their homes are now looking to travel to various destinations, mostly within the country, as the travel restrictions have been eased.
With the second wave ebbing in the country, the number of people from the city heading for a holiday has increased. Most of them are looking at isolated and comfortable spaces so that they can chill and relax.
The travel agents in the city say that it's the luxury bracket that has picked up suddenly, followed by the upmarket category. However, budget traveling is yet to pick up as people are concerned about the safety measures being taken. On the other hand, the luxury line is looked upon as safe as the top hotels stringently follow all COVID protocols.
Ironically, August to October is the 'off season' for travel in India. Usually, March to July and November to January are also the best options as the weather is pleasant in these months. August to October means unsuitable weather, and many don't venture out during these months.
However, this year has been an exception, and people are headed to places such as Gokarna, Manali, Doodh Sagar, Leh Ladakh, and other similar places. On the international circuit, Maldives remains the most popular destination though the trip costs at least Rs 1 lakh minimum for each person. Udaipur Lake Palace in India is another preferred destination despite the fact that the cost per day happens to be Rs 45,000.
As for destinations close to Hyderabad, Lambasingi and Vizag are on the list. However, travelers say that the locals in isolated locations are wary of newcomers and want them to follow all COVID protocols.