Everyone travels for different reasons - for some it's all about seeing new places, meeting new people, and a learning experience. But for many, travel serves as an escapade from the mundane routine life or an excuse to spend some 'alone' time with their selves. Whatever be the reason, one thing is for sure that travelling de-stresses and refreshes you, and adds value to life.
Travelling is also being portrayed as an important element in movies now days, like Vijay Deverkonda in Dear Comrade or Karthi in Dev. When the hero suffers a break up, he sets off to Leh, riding his bullet amidst the snow filled mountains. Trisha Krishnan floods her social media handle with her vacation pictures showing how fond she is of travelling.
"Travel broadens one's perspective on themselves and the world. Exploration and curiosity is human nature, feeding which aids in enormous stress relief", says Kanmani Radhakrishnan, a consultant health psychologist, who mainly travels to meet new people, listen to incredible stories and experience new cultures.
Rohit Karmakar, who has been riding from the age of 19, says travelling has been everything in his life. He has gone on long bike expeditions and calls his bike his bro. "Travelling is an awesome feeling. I started travelling on bikes from 2010. I have been across India thrice on a motorcycle. Recently, we rode from Kanyakumari to Khardung La on a super sport bike (1000cc). This trip was challenging as it had rough roads and rough weather. It involved risks and exploring too. Travelling across India on a bike refreshes me and gives me inner peace", says Rohit Karmakar. He recently travelled 8,000 km and covered 15 states within 14 days.
Prabhuram, a product marketer, says he loves his job because it involves a lot of travelling. Travel has been his thing from the age of 15 when he went on a trip to Puri without his parents. After that his life has been filled with travel expeditions. "Travel reconnects me to natural harmony. One can find his inner self. It makes me realise what a small space I occupy in this big world. Travelling makes you sensitive towards cultures and people- it makes you realise that everyone is the same" says Prabhuram.
"Our daily lives are rather stressful, so whenever we get some time to spare, we tend to take short breaks. The moment we are surrounded by beautiful nature, meet new people and experience something that's different from our day to day lives, it not only helps us de-stress, but gets us re-energised and ready for the week ahead" says Narayan, a travel blogger, who travels with his wife Preethika.
Travelling helps one step out of their comfort zone. It is undeniably a great stress buster and is an essential part of many people's lives....