Traveling is an activity that is important for all age groups, simply because it lends practical learning experiences and broadens one’s horizons. Youth is the phase of life when one is not only quite energetic but also has comparatively more resources to enable travel and there are lesser responsibilities to hold one back. It is also that phase of life where, when one travels, one is at the receptive best to enhance personal growth and development.
Travel to the new places is very important from the Indian youth’s perspective in particular primarily because this country in itself holds immense diversity worth exploring and knowing about. In addition, the Indian youth leads a much-protected lifestyle and reflect an inherent lack of the tendency to venture away from the family. This keeps them from developing essential traits like confidence and decision-making.
To top it up, the Indian youth who travels frequently, seems to have developed quite a distorted opinion about traveling over the years. Instead of traveling in the search for fun, new experiences and exploration, the Indian youth is now traveling in search of comfort and luxury. This makes their travel itinerary focused around the resorts, their planned activities and events; rather than discovering the true essence of a place through its culture, handicrafts, varied flora, fauna, natural beauty, historical significance and more.
Here are some reasons that make traveling to new destinations a must for the Indian youngster:
Add To Your Experience
Experience is not really about how many years you have lived. It is about how you have lived your years. With travel, you have the opportunity to meet new people, understand new cultures, and just break out of your own shell and limitations of thought. This will definitely give you the edge that you need to excel in your professional life and overall as well.
Enhance Your Learning Process
When you travel, you are on your own. When you are in a new place, away from your comfort zone and the people you know, you learn new things. You learn to deal with people, learn to deal with unpleasant situations, your decision-making improves, and most importantly, you learn to take care of yourself. That, in turn, is a wonderful way of improving your own confidence and self-esteem.
Add To Your Creativity
Travel exposes you to new cultures, different lifestyles, varied foods, colorful dressing, strange dialects, and unique traditions. All these are experiences that your mind takes in and absorbs; tell you that there are different takes to the same things in life. While you may or may not be able to share these experiences tangibly instantly; but they do reflect in your style, choices, and creative instincts in the long run. Traveling helps, you have an open outlook and paves way for out-of-box thinking, which sows the seeds of creativity.
Get Independent With Responsibility
When you are traveling, you cannot afford to be irresponsible. You need to take care of your belongings, make sure that you do not hurt the sentiments of people from other cultures, and while at the same time represent the values you have inherited from your family as well. So, there is no doubt you have the independence to do whatever you wish to but, traveling also teaches you that it is fun to be independent only when you are responsible too.
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Be Proud Of Who You Are
Getting to know your land, its diverse culture and its heritage, lends you a sense of confidence and pride in being who you are. It is therefore very important that Indian youth get to know their country in-depth and experience that pride even when they learn about and compare different cultures of the world as well.
So without any second thought, let’s plan your trip, pack your bags and get ready to experience yourself!