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Why I Travel Instead of Getting Drunk on Weekends

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Getting drunk or making memories for the future? Here’s why I love to travel rather than getting sloshed on weekends. - Snehal Raibole

Why I Travel Instead of Getting Drunk on Weekends:

  1. The Spectrum, Chikmagalur (Karnataka)
  2. Rain Forest Resort, Athirappilly (Kerala)
  3. Leela Huts, Manali (Himachal Pradesh)
  4. The Windflower Resorts & Spa, Pondicherry
  5. The Fern Creek, Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
  6. Daiwik Hotels, Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu)

1. Travel opens your eyes

Travel opens your eyessource: holidayiq.com

If you open to learning lessons from travelling then it can be the best teacher you ever had. The road challenges you and helps you discover who you really are.

The misty and clouded peak of Mullayanagiri offered us numerous challenges but the whole experience was worth the view from mountaintop.

Ajith Raman: The homestay is located inside a coffee plantation. The staff were courteous to suggest us the places to visit. They also arranged for a cab to visit Mullayanagiri Peak. The rooms and food was good.

2. You learn a lot about life

You learn a lot about lifesource: keralatravelonline.com

There is nothing like diving out of your comfort zone and realising that you’re a noob in this world no matter what your age.

I tried ordering food in Athirappilly, the menu was in Malayalam and I don’t speak the language. The experience of trying to communicate my order still makes me realize I actually know very little about life and our world.

Radhika T: As I entered the room a waft of wintergreen oil just calmed my senses and as I was getting ready to unwind the view of the waterfalls right in front of me, from inside the room, just woke up all my senses. The food was excellent.

3. It changes the way we relate to others

It changes the way we relate to otherssource: sightseeinginmanali.com

When you travel you meet new people from different cultures, your life is enriched by developing friendships with people who don’t look or act like me. You learn to embrace, not fear, experiences and relationships that are outside your comfort zone.

Trekking with hippies to Hampta pass in Manali taught the importance of embracing the unknown and getting out of my comfort zone. The way they accept the world without any prior bias is inspiring.

Rajendra: I recommend this place highly to anyone going to Manali. It the best experience. The food, location and staff are fantastic. Feels like heaven on earth. Fruits and breakfast are out of this world. The helpers and owners make you feel like at home.

4. You find yourself while getting lost

You find yourself while getting lostsource: nestopia.com

Get lost in the city then wander around. The great thing about getting lost in cities is that you can always hire a cab to go get back when you get tired.

There is nothing like getting lost in Pondicherry, the french influence on architecture and way of life is an experience in itself.

Arun Durai: Very beautiful resort to relax for. Nice ambience. Lot of greeneries. Beautiful pool. Good service provided. Nice garden view. There is access to beach also. Rooms are very spacious.

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5. You learn to appreciate home more

You learn to appreciate home moresource: panoramio.com

When you travel to places that lack the bare necessities like clean water and electricity (which we take for granted), you become aware and appreciate the luxuries back home.

Trekking to the small village near Vattakanal in Kodaikanal we realised that the people are living there without electricity or mobile coverage. Since then I have started appreciating all the small things that we take for granted.

Rajesh Malhotra: A tent resort provides a unique stay experience, much more cozy & comfortable than I expected. What really made it enjoyable is the team managing the resort, very efficient & hospitable. All our diet restrictions & requests were met and service & food exceptionally fresh & good.

6. You learn to absorb history better

You learn to absorb history bettersource: reachpushkar.com

There is so much history in the most humble village anywhere that you end up absorbing it. When you put present day in context with history, art, music and all the other cultural aspects, it is a rich tapestry indeed.

In Rameswaram we travelled to Ram Setu, being there made want to read and understand the Ramayana better. Without that experience it was just a fable that was taught to us since childhood.

Arumima Singh: Staying at this hotel, kind of saved me from how isolated and lost I could have felt in a place no one understood my language and specially because I was alone. The staff is the best part of this hotel. They are incredibly nice people. Very caring and genuinely sweet.

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