Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Travelling imparts a new vigour to the mind

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." This is a very beautiful quote by Jawahar Lal Nehru.

So, well said. This world of ours has so much to offer, we only need to keep our eyes and mind open. Travelling is not just about seeing new places, it is about the changes that come over in you, the way you adapt to sitautions and people and a test of your capabilities. With the influx of so many budget airlines and travel operators, there has never been a better time to travel. With so many flights to choose from, each offering added benefits and additional services to lure customers, things have never been so traveller friendly.

If you have the time, then planning a long trip covering many places is a good idea. Though it may seem like a complex and tiring idea, if planned well it can be like a piece of cake. You could opt to cover places like Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Singapore. All these countries have so much to offer to tourists whether it is wildlife or culture. Air Asia is a good option is you are planning to visit any of these destinations.

Above: Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur  (Image Source: WikiTravel)

If you are looking for something more adventurous and different, then head to Russia. Moscow, St Petersburg, Kazan and Volgograd are some of the places visited most often by tourists. Russia is a cold country but if you plan well then your holiday can be a pleasure. Lake Baikal in Siberia is a beautiful place to visit. Apart from natural beauty which includes impressive mountain ranges, nature reserves and idyllic lakes, Russia also has some of the best museums in the worls. Art lovers will enjoy in Russia. If you are planning to visit this vast country then look at the deals offered by Aeroflot which is Russia's national airline.

Above: Russia  (Image Source: Wikipedia (Wikimedia Commons))

If time is a constraint and you would prefer to travel within India, then fret not. Because India is such a diverse country not just in terms of culture but also tourism. From deserts in Jaipur to the backwaters in Kerala or the pristine sand beaches in Port Blair, India has everything. And it is easier because Air India connects all these domestic destinations like New Delhi, Amritsar, Kolkotta, Tirupati and Bangalore.

So, whatever be your choice based on the time available and monetary aspects, its always good to head out on a holiday. Because like Robert Louis Stevenson said - There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.

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