first_img1. Mumbai, IndiaYou could just get her the Slumdog Millionaire DVD, but movie-mad mums might relish a trip of the home to the Indian film industry, Mumbai. Like a scene from a Bollywood flick, Mumbai is frenetic, colourful, fast-paced, razzle-dazzle and ramshackle all in one. Find flights to Mumbai2. Mama, RussiaBeating the Statue of Liberty in a stone cold war, ‘Mother Russia’ is the largest statue in the world, commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad in the city that’s now called Volgagrad. Mother Russia lends her name to Mama in Irkutsk, but the city is short on attractions for visiting mums. Find flights to Volgograd3. Mombasa, KenyaThere’s a pile of ironing to be done, but to hang with the housework! What mom needs is a hot, sunny, sandy beach and pina coladas on tap. How about the tropical paradise of Mombasa in Kenya? Find flights to Mombasa4. ‘The Mother City’, South Africa‘The Mother City’ is the nickname of Cape Town (it’s also called Cape Grab, and Tavern of the Seas, but we’ll press on). Apparently, it comes from the word ‘metropolis’, which in turn is derived from the Greek ‘meter’ meaning mother. So there you go. Find flights to South Africa5. St-Mère-Eglise, FranceSt-Mère-Eglise in Normandy, France was where American paratroopers landed in ‘D Day’, 1944. Its museum may be more of interest to dads, but the lady will enjoy taking the air in one of Normandy’s pleasant seaside resorts. Find flights to France6. Moma, New York, USATreat mother dearest to a trip to New York. The most maternal place in NY is the Museum of Modern Art, or Moma. She’ll love the Cindy Sherman photography retrospective on ‘the experience and representation of aging in the context of contemporary obsessions with youth’. Find flights to New York7. Mère, HaitiShe may prefer a five-star resort in Barbados, but show your mum the real Caribbean with a trip to troubled Haiti. Highlights will include a visit to the town of Mère, and the ascent of La Belle Mere (it’s a hill). Find flights to Port Au Prince8. Grand Mère, CanadaGrandmothers are mums too, so honour them at Grand Mère in Quebec. The name comes from a rock formation at the bottom of the St. Maurice River that supposedly looks like an old woman. Find flights to Quebec9. Sainte-Mère, FranceSainte-Mère lies in the Gers, an area between Bordeaux and Toulouse in south-west France. As well as boasting more geese than people, the Gers is known for some rather odd events, so take mum along to the World Championship Snail Races or the World Melon Eating Contest. Find flights to France10. Mere, EnglandActually, this has got nothing to do with mothers: ‘mere’ comes from Old English and means not mum but ‘pool’. The village of Mere in Wiltshire is nevertheless a pleasant place for a wander and a cream tea on a Sunday afternoon. Or there’s Mere Green near Birmingham, with its controversial shopping centre. Find flights to Bristol10ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Mum’s the word: Skyscanner celebrates Mothering Sunday with 10 places with mum in the name. Forget spas and high teas, surprise the old girl with a trip to one of these places of maternal moniker. Or just get her a card! Related6 flights for less than £70Keep mum sweet this Mother’s Day and book a bargain weekend getaway.Over half of Brits would consider holidaying with their mumMore than half of Brits would be happy to book flights and take their mother on holiday.Where to go on holiday in DecemberFancy Christmas abroad this year? Here’s our guide to where’s hot in December when you need a winter escape: the best cities, the greatest events, the sunniest beaches – and the best time to book a cheap deal.last_img

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