Young and beautiful Akanksha Puri, who was seen in Vighnaharta Ganesh as Goddess Parvati, loves to travel. She often travels for some adventurous trips with her friends and partner. The actress got in a candid chat with IWMBuzz.com for our travel segment and revealed her travel buddy, road trip experience and more.
Travel by plane, car, or boat – What do you like?
I like to travel by plane as it saves my time and energy. I have more time in hand to explore the place that I am travelling to.
Your most memorable travel was:
I cannot imagine my life without travelling, I love travelling and this was the reason I started my career as an international cabin crew as I wanted to explore the world. I am someone who plans every holiday, every trip keeping even the smallest thing in mind, so for me all my trips are very special. My trip to Disney Land (Hong Kong) with my mother will always be the most special trip as it was the first trip I planned after my first job with my hard-earned money. I made sure I take care of even the smallest of expenses and don’t let my mother spend a penny during that trip. My mom was so proud of her daughter and that pride and happiness in her eyes made that trip really special for me.
Vacation spot you long to go:
Paris. I still have to see the Eiffel Tower. I planned it twice and unfortunately it got cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances.
Your favorite travel buddy:
I usually like to travel solo, I am my favourite company. When I travel, I am very particular about time management and hate wasting time in the hotel, I want to explore every corner and I cannot miss out on anything about that destination, so if someone wants to relax or looking for leisure then sorry you are not welcome. I still didn’t find anyone who can match my energy levels and be my favourite travel buddy.
Styled up or Casual during travel:
Definitely casual. Something that is quick and comfy. I hate to see people wasting time in the hotel rooms getting ready at a new unexplored place, I rather utilize that time exploring something new about that destination.
Your top three traveling essentials:
Sneakers, shades and sunscreen lotion.
Land, Hills or Beaches – your preferred choice:
Do you prefer solo travel or with someone else?
I prefer solo travel any day
Any road trip experience:
Many but the best one was when I was a kid, my father took all of us on a road trip to Rajasthan. Everything about that trip was so beautiful. Mom giving us something to eat every now and then, buying stuff toys from local shops, stopping in between to eat daal baati churma, getting excited to see camels on road. It was one of the best trips as kid and one of my favourite childhood memories.
Dancing, singing or eating – your favorite habit during travel?
Food for sure. Though I am not a foodie plus I am a vegetarian so at times it becomes a little difficult especially if I am travelling outside India but I am someone who loves to explore local cuisine and I never miss out on trying the local street food when I travel to a new place.