If you want to Travel in India, you should travel by trains. This is not solely my suggestion but many Indians will vouch for it. Whether you’ve got a vacation planned or traveling back to your roots, trains will give you the best time possible. Besides the worry of what to pack, what to eat, a Train journey is an exciting experience every time.
To have a great train travel, follow these eight simple tips and you will have something to cherish forever:
Let Your Eyes Explore the Natural Beauty: India has magnanimous stretches of picturesque landscapes that will just take your breath away. All you’ve got to do it look out the train window and admire the lush green fields, the sunkissed skies, the gently winding river streams and the rustling sound of tree leaves as you pass by.
Lose Yourself in a Good Book: You can vile away your time perfectly by reading an interesting book when you travel. Reading may leave a constant smile on your face. It can even push your imagination to a new level.
Take Pictures or Watch Movies: With mobile technology, we can do so much. Though train travel doesn’t guarantee internet access all the time, you can definitely take some selfies or pictures, use an app to enhance the beauty and make yourself feel good. You can also watch a sweet rom-com or an adventurous flick to pass your time.
Learn More about Your Destination: In case, you are heading off to a new place, knowing more about it will give you more destination goals. Go through the local map, take note of the hidden tourist spots, read about the culture, etc.
Strike a Conversation with a Co-Traveller: When young, you may remember your parents telling you to avoid strangers. But talking to a fellow passenger may just be a start to a new friendship or at least a good story time. There’s no denying that it can turn to be a life-changing experience but one should still be careful of belongings and the company even after the most incredible conversation.
Get Creative: Is there a hobby you don’t get time to pursue in everyday life? Given the long hours of train travel, you can surely explore and enhance your talents. Write a song, sketch or maybe even meditate for some time. These don’t a need a heavy investment and thus are a perfect way to spend the time.
Give Yourself Some Care: Train journey gives you enough time for activities that can help you relax more. You can just get up and do some light stretches, use a body-loving beauty product or maybe just listen to some tension-relieving music. You can also become more active by walking across the train coaches or catch on some lost sleep.
Enjoy a Variety of Snacks: It’s important to take good food and treat yourself from time to time during a train journey. It’s almost like you have a bag full of surprises to spruce up your mood. It can be chocolates that are instant mood lifters, hot tea with biscuits or maybe something freshly cooked that you can access at any train station.
Train journeys surely pump your spirits and give you valuable life experiences. To ensure a smooth travel experience, make sure you book your train tickets in advance and get the live train status update of the same.
About the Author
Sunakshi Failbus is an avid reader, an ambivert by nature and big on travel. She never misses a dance beat or a Marvel movie. From the field of Biotechnology to the world of Digital Marketing, her journey has been rocky yet adventurous. She is still doing it for a happy living and, of course, with no regrets at all!