Advantages of Travelling
In modern days, we travel by trains, airplanes, steamships, buses and motor cars. We catch a train and go from one end of the country to the other within a short time.
Similarly, we voyage in steamship vessels to distant places. We fly today to Tokyo in few hours from India.
Science has made travelling easy and comfortable. There various advantages of travelling are highlighted below:
Travel is an essential part of education. Without it, knowledge is secondhand. We learn of many things from books. While travelling we see them. When we read of Japan, we see through other’s eyes. When we travel in Japan, we see with our own eyes.
Travel turns knowledge into experience. The educational aspect of travel is widely accepted in modern education. In recent times, many educated men give a finishing touch to their education by tours in foreign countries. Educational institutions send excursion parties of students and teachers to places of interest to widen knowledge.
Promotion of business: We travel within the country and abroad to promote our trade and business.
Get acquainted with various people of the world: When we travel abroad, we are exposed to various peoples of the world. We are acquainted with their ways of life. We go from one state to another in India and know how people live and what manners and customs they follow. Our national and racial prejudices are cured. By extensive travel, we become a citizens of the world.
Pleasure: When we see new places, we find pleasure. The mighty sea at Mauritiusor the majesty of Mount Everest is a wonderful sight. Hills and dales, rivers and lakes, sandy deserts and fertile valleys move us powerfully and lift us above the dull realities of daily life. When we travel, we know the unknown, and see the grand objects of Nature. Various sights and sounds please our eyes and delight our hearts.
Refreshment and health benefits: When we fall sick, we go for a change to a health resort. At times, the old familiar things weary us. We want a changes some relief. When we go to a new place, we feel refreshed. All tiredness disappears. We seem to start on a new life.