tcMake hay while the sun shines for there’s a revolutionary sale on by the well-known Thomas Cook India. It’s the Great Indian Holiday Sale and it’s on till March 10, 2017. Of course, it’s the first time that I heard of a holiday sale. And I went ahead to explore this on

Well, the first thing that caught my eye-Flat Rs.15,000 off on every purchase. That is quite an amount; I could use that for shopping!

Then the second temptation-Holiday Pe Holiday free. Customers can take any one of the offers and not club them. Well, to get two holidays for the price of one is a dream come true in all ways. How can anyone miss this?

Added to this, 5% cashback extra (up to a maximum of Rs.5, 000 on STANC Credit & Debit cards). Well, I didn’t have this card, but perhaps I could find a friend to bail me out. This seems like a not-to-miss sale for sure.


But where all can I go? And obviously, I am not travelling alone. So all the cashback and discounts do help. My sister and I had been planning a vacation to Europe for a long time now. Best deals and super offers for this dream destination are aplenty. We could book the European Extravaganza which included visiting London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne, Black Forest, Interlaken, Zurich, Lucerne, Engelberg, Innsbruck, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Rome and Vatican City. This would actually cover the entire continent and give us the option of knowing what more we could do on our own. But maybe we will not need to do that, for there’s another holiday package too. This is the East European Dhamaka which takes one to Vienna, Budapest, Prague. Maybe, I should call and find out if I can do both or can this be a free offer? But browsing more will help to know where else I can go. And so the exploration continues.

USA was a little out of my pocket, but Australia and Africa seem exciting. Australian Extravaganza seems like a budget holiday package, within the kind that I had planned. It includes Gold Coast, Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney. However, there are options galore in this Great Indian Holiday Sale.

New Zealand Delights can take me to Christchurch 1 Night + Queenstown 3 Nights + Auckland 1 Night + Rotorua 2 Nights + Auckland.

With my mind whizzing and buzzing about the places I can go to, I checked out South African Delights. In this tour, I can see Cape Town, Knysna, Sun City and Johannesburg. And then there’s the Egyptian Extravaganza taking me to Cairo, Aswan, Nile Cruise, Abu Simbel and Luxor.

Taglang La mountain pass, Ladakh

Now, I was curious to know whether the sale included holiday packages in India. And it did! The domestic packages included great holidays to Ladakh, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Andaman. My heart sings Ab Poora India Ghoomega!

And I saw a special package to one of my favourite places—Bhutan, the land of happiness and joy.

The sale is not only pocket-friendly, it is also human-friendly. In some packages, there are no charges for children below 12 years. Nothing can get better than this.

Now, all I need to do is decide a time period, take care of the essentials at home and get two holidays this year for the price of one. I think I will space this out between six months and ah, all I can think of is fun, fun and more fun. So what are you waiting for? Click here for your dream holiday.