Why do people want to travel and explore a new destination?

It is really exciting to go to a new place for adventure and enjoy life. People want to explore a new destination and leave their homes to be relaxed and fresh from a hectic schedule. Many people have different reasons to love to travel and challenge themselves with new places, people and experiences.

Travelling to a new place also helps in learning and developing new skills or knowledge.

Seeing the world as more learning and knowledgeable than a high school or college class or workshop. Every destination has something unique to teach tourists and immerse themselves in a completely different world.

People may travel for adventure to learn something specific, a new culture and a new language and watch new customs and places.

People who travel after getting a deep sense of satisfaction with new skills and new insights that they have gained there.

Where you go, Go with all your heart

Meeting with people will show that our world and lifestyle are different from their world and lifestyle. Their view is not the same as ours.

Everything from work to family benefits to interests is different. These different cultures and living standards will also help us to consider fresh ideas and open our minds.

Getting away from home allows us to reflect on our life. Thus, travelling is one of the best ways to learn more about ourselves.

So much world, so little home.

Travelling to a new destination or country brings new opportunities and thoughts. Exploring another place will give a fresh appreciation and zeal. Once we are back, we feel how lucky to live where we had.

The shared experience among people brings a bond together. They share their experiences with people who bring a bond together. With the demand of today’s lifestyle, the family has not had much time to spend together. So, travelling is an opportunity to connect. Travel is a good way to deepen the relationship as well as friendships.

Take time to do, what makes your soul happy.

Travelling is also a great opportunity to make new friends — either locals or with co-travellers. Meeting and spending time with new people is a valuable travel benefit.

Thus, A trip is a perfect time to do something new and exciting, especially those things we can not do at home.

A lot of fun, excitement, and thrills bring life to a fresh mood. Travelling can be a great relief from stress and tiresome work. People enjoy travelling in nicer scenery and the freedom to do what they want, a relaxing mood and better weather.

Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.

Travel is particularly helpful for workaholics. Stepping out of the workplace is good for both mentally and physically.

A new place with lots of fun changes people’s views and renews our energy. Travel helps the mind and reboot in a way that we can’t get at home. It improves our mood and outlook on life.

So, I hope, all of you will be ready now to explore a new destination and share your thoughts and experiences with me.

Dr S.k.jha

Travel mistakes: How to avoid them and enjoy the travelling

Almost every person travel either once a year or several times a year, but some mistake can cause headache or possibly even ruin his trip, so, avoiding this burden, a little planning is enough to avoid these common travel mistakes. Then, they can enjoy their trip to new places.

There are some planning tips to avoid these mistakes:

1) overpacking luggage: due to overpacking clothes, groceries and other items, being overweight and having high package fees can make the burden.so, avoid these only few clothes, essential items as medicine( if necessary) is enough because some laundry facilities are available in hotels or on the roads.

2) Not booking enough time in between flights or trains: flights or train conditions can be predictable. If one misses the flight or train due to delay, might be forced to run through another railway station or airport to catch the connecting train or flight, so, it is best to book the train or flight with a safe gap and reach the airport or railway station earlier.

3) Not using roaming mobile data during travel:- People must not use the roaming mobile data during travel to less spend money. If it is necessary, then buy a local sim card, once arrive there. Because it is important to know what we plan to cover to avoid data roaming charges.

4) Not getting local currency at the airport or railway station:- As soon as we leave the railway station or airport, we need local currency to take public transport or a cab in that country or places. So, before going to travel, keep enough currency on hand. Visiting local markets or buying some items when we travel and many of these places don’t accept debit cards or credit cards.

5) Not checking visa or passport requirements:- In different countries, visa requirements are different, so find out the necessary information and check the passport before departure and booking the tickets or Visa.

6) Not buying travel insurance:- Travel insurance covers cancellation fees, so, if unexpectedly can not move and have to cancel the program, then in that condition, we would not have to lose our money. some plans also cover emergency medical expenses, so make sure before going out and book a ticket.

7) Planning too many activities or visiting into one trip:– If we have a plan to visit all places in one trip, it will make us busy and stressed. so, give time to relax and choose the best of which place is important.

8) Not carrying valuable items or keeping safe: – Theft is the most important thing, we have to deal with during travelling, so avoid having more cash, electronics or other valuable things stolen by them and keep them in a safe place before going out.

9) Handing valuable possessions to strangers:- Don’t give valuable possessions like money, passport, jwellery to a stranger while travelling.

10) Not keeping records of reservation details:- It is an unnecessary burden not to have another copy of your valuable possessions as electronic ways of passport or other valuable things if you lose it.so, keep an extra electronic copy on your phone or pocket.

11) Purchasing flights or train tickets at the wrong time:-Get the flight or train tickets earlier as much as possible. Because sale scheme can save a lot of money. If planning to travel abroad, book the tickets even earlier — 3 to 4 months in advance.

12) Choosing a cheap and comfortable hotel over luxury:- Because, if the hotel is far away from visiting sites, then we can spend a lot of expenses on transport and we can not get enough time to relax for a bit before lunch or dinner if we wish. so, choose a nearby hotel, if we wish to get back to the hotel and relax before lunch or dinner, we can.

13) Paying high credit card fees:-some Some credit card charges high fees in case of withdrawing a foreign currency, the exchange rate will be high – while others charge minimal fees or nothing. so, do the research well and choose the card that doesn’t burden your pocket. A lot of credit card offers additional travel perks and are free for the first year, so we can make use of them.

14) Not buying something we like as soon as we see it:- if we loved something and not buying it, thinking that we can get a better deal and better version elsewhere, sometimes, unfortunately, we might not get it in other places, it will haunt us for the whole trip. So, when we like something, use bargaining skills and buy it.

These are some tips for avoiding unnecessary burdens during travel to new places.

I hope, all of you will go out and make a trip memorable, but don’t forget to send me your travel experiences.

Dr S.k.jha

Kodaikanal: The most attractive tourist place

Kodaikanal is a beautiful and most attractive hill in the station in India. It is popularly called the “Princess of Hills” due to steep mountains, rocks, dense forests and beautiful lakes. The place is also famous for Kurinji flowers which bloom once in every 12 years. It is being visited by people from all parts of India as it attracts by the bracing wind, enjoyable chill weather and many wonderful sceneries.

There are so many beautiful and attractive tourists places that people can enjoy there and get relax.

1) Silver cascade falls – on entering this beautiful town, we will be greeted by the silver cascade falls on the Madurai- Kodai road. The best time to see these waterfalls would be during the rainy season.

2)Kodaikanal lake– It is a start shaped man-made lake which is a popular tourist destination and is famous for its fairy table boat rides. Tourists love boating. People visited here can enjoy horse riding, cycle riding, walking and watching the beauty of the lake.

3) Bryant park– It is one of the biggest parks in Kodaikanal and very near to Kodaikanal lake. It is one of the tourist’s attractions place. The well-maintained park is a delightful picnic spot for the locals also. There is a glasshouse that shelters rare plants and flowers.

4) Coakers Park– This coakers park is a perfect place for taking amazing pictures of the view of Kodaikanal. It is constructed in 1872 and named after Lt. Coaker. If one is interested, then they can purchase some amazing homemade chocolates from the stall which is just outside the Coakers park. There is a telescope house at the end of the park from where anyone can enjoy a close watch of every point of the town lying below this place.

5) Pine forest– This is the most attractive place for tourists. It is well maintained by the forest officers anyone can see the big turkey roaming around the pine forest.

6) Mannavanar lake– this Lake is located in Mannavanar village, which is about 34 km away from Kodaikanal. It is really the most beautiful place. visitors can enjoy the sightseeing view of the lake by just sitting here in the vast stretch of greens valley or can take up a small coracle ride.

7) Guna caves– It is located on the steep southern slope of the Palani Hills, is a rock formation called Pillar Rocks. Three massive rocks about 400 ft. tall standing adjacent to each other and protruding out of the cliff face.

The caverns in between these rocks and the cliff face were formerly known as the Devil’s Kitchen, due to the visual effect of joy passing the cave, rising and coming out of an opening that resembles a chimney.

8) Dolphin’s Nose– Dolphin’s Nose provides a bird’s eye view of the scenic landscape of the surrounding mountainous area. Tourists can get a glimpse of the rock which looks like the nose of a dolphin from a nearby children park. Visitors can sit here and enjoy drinking tea and having bhajis here.

If you are interested in trekking, then have a trek to the Dolphin’s nose is a must.

9) Sunset viewpoint – Sunset viewpoint is nearly about 200 steps from Dolphin point. visitors can sit here and watch the beautiful sunset view and can sip on some hot masala tea and enjoy the view until it gets dark.

10) Chettiar park– It is very quiet and with very beautiful plant species which are carefully maintained. one can enjoy both the quiet and beauty of the park. It is located on the way to Shri kurinji Andavar temple.

Except it, other tourist attractions places are:–

a) Berijam park

b) Green Valley View

c) Pillar rocks

d) Shenbaganur Museum

Now, I hope all of you will agree with me and will visit this beautiful place.

Dr S.k.jha

Amritsar: A beautiful city for tourism

Wow, we are going to explore and be ready to go to a new tourist destination…Amritsar. I love travelling, whenever I got time from my hectic schedule, I travel.

Here, I am going to take all of you to a new place, which is one of the most beautiful and tourist attractions place. Yes, I am talking about Amritsar.

Amritsar is one of the beautiful and major cities in India. It holds the past and emerging as a growing and most tourist attraction place. It attracts the tourist because of its beautiful culture, lifestyle and attractive places to visit.

Amritsar has a lot of historic temples and religious sites. The young generation hanging around in Mall’s or street stalls, chatting and gossiping. It is one of India’s most spiritual cities. You can have tons of fascinating experiences in the city.

The tourist can see the border of Pakistan and watch the Wagah border. you can enjoy Punjabi songs and food around the city.

It is connected with the railway network as well as by roads also. Amritsar is reflective of the people who belong here- The Sikhs. A people who contain a rich history and who have made enormous contributions to the country.

There are some famous and attractive places here:-

1) Golden temple – It is one of the most sacred places in the world for Sikhs. It is a two-story structure that is covered in gold. There is the world largest community kitchen inside the Golden Temple, welcoming to anyone to sit on the floor and get a free vegetarian meal with other tourists and visitors.

The Golden Temple has its own history. It is an inspiring place and you can be personally involved with if you wish to know.

2) Wagah border– It is around a 32 km drive west from the centre of the City. It is the border of Pakistan, where a curious border closing ceremony took place at sunset every afternoon.

3)Partition museum – Here, tourists can learn about the history of the partition in 1947, between India and Pakistan. It features a haunting collection of newspapers, clipping, antique photographs and histories with people who experienced the violence leading up to the separation of two countries.

4) Panjabi Restaurants – Panjabi foods are known for their spicy curries, pillowy bread, tandoori chicken, chole puri and jalebi. There are some tasty food items which everyone like most.

5) Jallianwala Bagh– It is another tourist place in Amritsar. It is a historical place, where around 1500 people were killed or injured by British shoulders during British rule.

6) Baba Atal tower– It is a worthwhile attraction in Amritsar. It is a place to Atal Rai, the son of a Sikh guru.

7) Govind Garh Fort– It is one of the main attraction places. It is more than 2500 years old. It is one of the most iconic symbols of Punjab.

8) Rambagh gardens – It is a public park. This park is looking beautiful with rare plants, flowers, trees and refreshing water features filled with golden fish. People come here and relax.

At the centre of the park, there is a historic summer Palace. Other tourist attractions are Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum and Panorama.

So, in modern days, it has transformed into an educational attraction dedicated to the history and culture of Amritsar.

Except it, there are some attractive placed to visit as Shri Durgiana Mandir, Mandir Mata Lal Devi, Khalsa college etc.

So, I think all of you will interest to go there and visit these places and will enjoy it there.

Dr S.k.jha

Gangtok…have you visited? A fascinating tour experience

Gangtok is the capital and largest town of Sikkim. Gangtok is in the eastern Himalayas. Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim’s tourism industry. It is at an altitude of 5410 ft.

It is well known for its Buddhist pilgrimage. April to June and October are the peak tourist season. But you can visit the city throughout the year.

There are a lot of tourists places here, where you can enjoy yourself and with your family.

Mahatma Gandhi Marg (MG) marg and Lal market are prominent business areas and tourists spots in Gangtok.

There are a lot of great sightseeing places within the city as well as nearby to the town.

Monasteries, waterfalls, cultural centres and some beautiful and inspiring viewpoints are here.

1) Baba Harbhajan Singh temple — it is a mysterious temple. Baba Harbhajan Singh, an amazing legend of the Indian Army Soldier whose spirit is believed to be protecting the country even after the tragic death by warming the Indian soldiers.

2) MG Road- it is one of the most wonderful places to visit in Gangtok, is considered as a prime shopping hub of the city.

3) Nathula pass– it is the connecting route between Sikkim and Tibet, the Nathula Pass offers a great view of Kanchanjunga mountain view.

4) Rumtek Monastery – it is one of the most visually appealing monasteries in Gangtok. It offers a significant outlook of the Buddhist culture.

5) Tsomgo lake— it is a fascinating an eye eye-catching lake. It is located 24 km from Gangtok.

Yak

Yak safari is an unforgettable and unique experience organised in different areas of Sikkim, one such popular place is the Tsomgo Lake.

6) Seven sisters of waterfalls – As its name suggests, the seven sister waterfalls comprise of seven exquisite waterfalls, which is one of the sight-seeing places.

7)Ganesh Tok– Ganesh too offers a spectacular view of Gangtok city. There is an ancient temple of Lord Ganesha which is highly visited by locals and tourists alike.

Except for this, there are so many tourists places…Banjhakri falls, Flower show and Ridge park, Enchey Monastery, Bakthang waterfall.

So, now you see that you can enjoy and relax there and getting a new experience.

What is the best time to visit Gangtok?

April to June and October to November are the peak season for tourists.

How to go there?

1)By road– Tourists travelling from Siliguri to Gangtok also. Siliguri is around 120 km from Gangtok.

2) By rail— The nearest railway station to Gangtok is about 130 km away in New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri, West Bengal. The station is well connected to all major cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi.

3) By air– The nearest airport in Pakyong which is 31 km from the capital.

From Bagdogra Airport, you can hire a taxi and go to Sikkim also.

Dr S.k.jha

Darjeeling: A travel experience

I travel because it makes me realise, how much I have not seen, how much I am not going to see and how much I still need to see.

Now, I am telling you about my experience, journey and beautiful sightseeing of Darjeeling. I hope, all of you will visit this place once in a lifetime.

Darjeeling is one of the most popular and favourite tourists destination in the foothills of the Himalayas.

The word Darjeeling comes from the word Dorje that means thunderbolt and ling that means land or place and for this Darjeeling is also called”Land of Thunderbolt”.

Darjeeling is inhibited by people from diverse ethnic groups and cultures.

Darjeeling is home to the Lepchas, Bhutias, Sherpas, Gurung and Tamangs are some of the popular tribes. Mostly Sikkimese, Nepales and Tibetan people are living here.

Darjeeling is a wonderful city. A lot of memorable places like Toy train, Tea gardens, sightseeing, watching the Sunrise at tiger hills, close watching to the Himalayas and more attractive places like Mall road and different shopping shops.

I have visited Darjeeling and kept all memorable pictures in mind.

Darjeeling is a beautiful and charming town located in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in the state of West Bengal.

It has so many beautiful places as magnificent Kanchanjunga and lush green gardens, so this town is also called” Queen of Hills”.

There are many beautiful places to see in Darjeeling, but here I mentioned a few most important places to visit.

1) Darjeeling zoo –The Darjeeling zoo is one of the major attractions of Darjeeling. It is specialised in Red Panda, Tibetan wolf , Himalayan black beer and other species. We can see a variety of other animals and bird species here.

2)The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute – The Himalayan mountaineering institute is a pilgrimage for trekking lovers and mountain lovers. It organises various Mountaineering and adventure courses.

Himalayan mountaineering institute

3) Sunrise at Tiger Hills -Tiger hill is one of the best visiting site , where the first rays of Sun fall on the snow-clad peaks of Kanchanjunga and Everest, we will feel nothing sort of ecstasy.

4) The Mall– the Mall is the place where roaming around leisurely without thinking of the traffic. It is the centre of Darjeeling town and meeting point of four roads.

5)The Darjeeling Toy train– this toy train ride in Darjeeling in the misty tracks of Darjeeling will transport you to a romantic Dreamland. You can take the joy ride at the Darjeeling toy train that makes around trip from Darjeeling station up to Ghum station via the Batasia loop.

6)Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda– This temple is located in the Jalapahar Hill and is a place of peace and tranquillity.

Travel, because money returns, but time doesn’t.

7) The tea estate – The tea estate is famous in India as the best place in Darjeeling. The tea leaves of Darjeeling are best known in India. Most of the tea leaves are exported to other parts of the country.

Except for this, there are so many things to see and experience here. So, if you have enough time in your hands, then explore the new places and enjoy yourself there.

Some famous Monasteries are Bhutia Busty Monastery, Dali Monastery etc.

The Darjeeling is the starting point of the Sandakphu trek as one of the most beautiful treks in India. From Sandakphu , we can see wonderful views of the Kanchanjunga ranges.

So, it is my personal opinion that starts your day early in the morning, roaming around the entire day and have fun.

So, Darjeeling is a wonderful place for vacation and relaxation.

I am just a traveller who is learning to travel and travelling to learn.

It is my thought that wherever you go, Go all your heart.

I think now you will pack your bags and visit the most lovely place.

How to visit Darjeeling?

The nearest airport is Bagdogra and it is well connected by flights from all the major cities of our country. The nearest train station is New Jalpaiguri.

Volvo or other Bus services are available from Kolkata and Guwahati.

Where to stay in Darjeeling?

Almost the whole Darjeeling town is full of hotels. The most popular ones are located near The Mall. Some of these are the Ramada hotel, Hotel seven seas where we can stay.

Dr S.k.jha

Nepal: A glimpse at Kathmandu

Travelling is an extraordinary experience in life. Every person loves travelling. They need to try for exploring the new place and enjoy the trip. It reveals a whole new and exciting world out of them, open out our inner strength and presents them with an unforgettable experience.

Here, I am taking you to Kathmandu, which is the capital of Nepal. Kathmandu is the largest city. It is a fast-growing spot for tourists. It is surrounded by four mountains: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri.

Travel is like a giant blank canvas and the painting on the canvas is only limited by one’s imagination.

Kathmandu, the city has a rich history, Religious and cultural festivals form a major part of the people. Most of Kathmandu’s people follow Hinduism and many others follow Buddhism. The Nepali language is the most spoken in the city.

The city generally has a climate with warm days followed by cool nights and mornings.

The city has become the country’s most important business and commercial centre. Tourism is an important part of the economy of the city.

The city is considered the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas and home to several world heritage sites as Darbar square, Swayambhunath , Boudhanath and Pasupatinath temple.

Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.

Except it, Kathmandu is home to several numbers of museums and art galleries including the Museum of Nepal and the natural history museum of Nepal.

It is a centre of art in Nepal, displaying the work of contemporary artists in the country and also a collection of historical artists.

The staple food of most people in Kathmandu is Dal, bhat. Momo is one of the most popular fast food in Kathmandu.

There are some historical and sightseeing places here:

1) Kopan monastery

2) Bouddhnath stupa

3) Pashupatinath temple

4) Chandragiri hills

5) Kathmandu Darbar square

6) Namo Buddha stupa

7) Garden of dreams

So, Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with amazing architecture, exquisite wood carvings and metal craft.

Retaining its ancient traditions, Kathmandu is blessed by the living Goddess Kumari, a little Buddhist girl who represents the powerful Hindu Goddess Taleju.

Now, I hope, I explained briefly about the amazing tourist’s attractions and history…Kathmandu

I like travelling very much, so whenever, I get the time and the opportunity, I travel.

Whenever you go, go with all your heart.

So, are you ready for travelling there?

Dr S.k.jha

Rajgir: A beautiful journey

No one in this world, who does not like travelling and exploring the new place. Yes, all of us want to travel and like it. Travelling is fun, exploring new culture and sightseeing and taking experience. It changes people physically and mentally.

Travelling reduces stress, making them energetic and giving them a rich experience in life.

During the journey and meet new people, learn a new language is awesome. Travelling improves our personality, understanding and knowing other cultures.

Remember, The world is a book and those who don’t travel read only one chapter.

During travelling, eating local food in a new place is an entirely new experience.

Now, I am telling you about a new and adventure as well as a holy place that is Rajgir.

Rajgir is a historical city in the state of Bihar, near the Nalanda District. It is surrounded by hills and forests. It is also known as a holy place in the world.

The city is surrounded by seven hills:

1) Vaibhara

2) Ratna

3) Sona

4) Udaya

5) Salix

6) Chhatha

7) Vipula

Rajgir due to its pleasant climate has emerged as a healthy and winter resort. There is a warm water pond also.

Travelling to Rajgir make me realise a new way of living in life. Rajgir has a whole plethora of places that would keep entangled in their beauty, history, culture and tradition.

Rajgir is also deeply associated with Lord Buddha and Buddhism. Lord Buddha had spent many years in Rajgir during the reign of King Bimbisara.

Rajgir is greener and has a more pleasant climate. The name Rajgir means”House of the King”. Rajgir pilgrimage is a very important Buddhist site since Lord Buddha spent 12 years over here and also preached two sermons.

Let’s see what we could find the beautiful places in Rajgir for sightseeing.

1) Buddha circuit

2) Vishwa Shanti stupa

What can you say about travelling where you have to practically claw yourself away from starting point? I am here to tell you about the secret heart of Bihar, a holy place and greeny area.

3) Rajgir hot springs

4) Griddhakuta park

5) Swarna Bhandar

6) Ashoka stupa peak

7) Pandu pokhar

8) Ghora katara lake

) Rajgir rope way

10) Japanese stupa

11) Glass bridge

So, there are so many beautiful places to visit and you can enjoy your trip with your family.

Jobs fill your pocket, Adventure fill your soul.

The benefits of of travelling to a new place is that it forces us to face the unknown and think differently.

From a hectic schedule, people want to relax. For them, travelling is a good choice. As you travel, you realise that the world is a much better place than what we can see on TV or reading a book.

Fill your life with experience, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.

So travel does not make you feel as bad for spending money.

Dr.S. k.jha