Top Literary Adventures Based on Water For You To Try Yourself

Spending some quality time on the water is a dream for many, and that very idea inspired some famous books and movies. Whether they’re fiction or based on real events, we can’t help but feel like we’re in the action when we see characters floating down a river.

If you are an ocean lover, visiting some film and book inspired tourist destinations must be on top of your bucket list; after all we all love literary adventures.

This article has listed the five best tourist destinations which you can consider for your next trip.

Top Literary Adventures based on the Water: Where Should I Visit First?

#1 The Life Of Pi Inspired Trip To India

The Life of Pi written by Yann Martel which won the man booker prize is now a major motion picture and inspiration for many when travelling to India.

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The Life of Pi was a great success on the big screen and bookshelves as well. The book remained a bestseller for a very long time and the movie based on this novel won eleven Oscar nominations.

Munnar in India is one of the locations visited on the Life of Pi trip around the country.

Munnar in India (Image provided by Kerala Tourism)

After such an immense success of the movie, the Government of India introduced the Life of Pi inspired tourism package. The package offers visits to beautiful sites of Munnar and Puducherry where few scenes of the movie were shot.

#2 Wind And The Willows Inspired Oxford Canal Trip

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham is a classic story that both adults and children love.

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Wind and the Willows have been one of the best children’s books by Kenneth Grahame. The story was set in a pastoral version of England, where we can see lots of wildlife and nature.

A street in Oxford, known for its gothic spires and cream coloured sandstone building rich with history and well-known writers.

Oxford (Image provided by Paul Gamble)

For all the fans out there who want to get a similar experience, you should definitely go for this trip which will take you on a narrow boat trip along the Oxford Canal. Here you can enjoy a relaxing boating trip along with your friends and family. In addition, you will get to witness some stunning views of Oxford and eat at some local cuisine.

#3 Call Me By Your Name Inspired Trip To Italy

Call me by your name written by Andre Aciman is set around Italy

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Call Me By Your Name was a movie that was released back in 2017. The film received great reviews and won several Oscars for its soundtracks.

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If you are among some fans who want to get inspired by this film, you should visit Italy where some parts were shot. You will witness beautiful landscapes and visit the local markets there. Visit places like Crema, Cremona, Lombardy, where all the romantic scenes of the movie were shot.

#4 Farewell, Cowboy Inspired Croatia Trip

Farewell, Cowboy is a Croatian novel written by Olja Savičević Ivančević could be a great reference for literary adventures

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If you are a fan of Croatian literature and films, you must go on this trip. You will get to visit stunning locations like Sibenik, Karlovac and Plitvice National Park. Like the book, the film is set in a scenic version of Croatia that you will experience through this trip.

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Your trip here could also include some Croatia sail boating at some breath-taking destinations like Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, which are also portrayed in the book. Croatia will provide you with the best feels and scenic views, which Dada, the main character, beautifully explained in the book.

#5 In the Land of the Long White Cloud Inspired Trip To New Zealand

In the Land of the Long White Cloud is set in New Zealand. Could be the source of literary adventures for all bookworms out there

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In the Land of the Long White Cloud by Sarah Lark we follow the story of Helen Davenport as she travels from London to New Zealand in search of a suitable husband. It’s during her crossing to Christchurch that her world collides with another and unlikely friendships are made.

Milford Sound in New Zealand I popular location to visit while travelling the iisland.

Image provided by Bernard Spragg. NZ

New Zealand has some stunning locations well worth visiting that were featured in the novel including Christchurch and Queenstown but why not also give yourself some time to explore Auckland and Whangarei, where you can enjoy boat tours and eat at some of the best restaurants in the country.

Have you been on any literary adventures after reading a book? Would you recommend a trip to others?

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