MOUNTAINS v/s BEACHES

Who doesn’t enjoy a good vacation. The question always comes down to is whether to go to the mountains or the beach. This debate has been going on for a long time. Let’s consider both the alternatives and make a decision that suits us the best.

MOUNTAINS

  • The primary reason people choose mountains is to enjoy the peace that comes with it. There are many tourists in hill stations but as you go on a higher altitude, there shall be lesser people and thus more peace and calm.
  • Trekking is one of the best activities during a hill station vacation. It really gets your blood pumping and as you go higher and higher you can practically feel your soul enjoying every moment of it because you know the view on the top would be mesmerizing.
  • Another thing you won’t find in any other place is the clean air. You can smell the fragrance of the pine trees all around and it is proven that the fragrance of pine helps in battling depression, anxiety and hostility.
  • The views from the mountains are always breathtaking. Even while you are driving to reach your destination you can see mountains all around you and that beauty is unmatched.
  • Mountain vacations are best for people who love to take some time off and just disconnect from the world. These areas rarely have cell reception and if that is not the way to disconnect then I don’t know what is.
  • Mountains are a place to just relax and think. If your job demands a lot of creative thinking, in that case you must try the solace a hill station can offer you. It really opens up your mind because there is so much quite and you can feel the creative juices flowing in your mind.
  • A vacation to a mountain is best for a solo trip. If you are planning on going on a solo trip, a hill station must be your first choice.
  • Some of the best hill stations in India are: Dharamshala, Mussoorie, Kufri, Chail, Nanital, Triund, Lahaul-Spiti Valley and the list goes on.

BEACHES

  • First and foremost a beach vacation lets you soak up as much Vitamin-D as you want which is great for your health.
  • Beach vacations are great if you have a large group of friends. Beaches are great to just sit down and have fun conversations with your friends.
  • There are a lot of fun activities to do while on a vacation like, go deep sea diving, play Frisbee or volleyball, build sand castles or maybe have a picnic.
  • The best part of a beach vacation is the sound of waves crashing up on the shore and the purely blissful scenic beauty.
  • People who prefer beaches are always high on energy.
  • If you have ever been on a beach you would have seen how chill people are. Everyone is in their own element. There is absolutely no care in the world.
  • Beaches attract more tourists than mountains so there is the element of diversity.
  • People on a beach vacation never sleep. You can be out as long as you want and would always be people around just walking and talking.
  • Such vacations are cheaper as compared to any other destination.
  • Lastly but not the least you get a great view of the sunset and the sunrise. The night sky is beautiful, full of stars and you can just let it all in.
  • Some of the great destinations for a beach vacation are: Goa (of course), Andaman and Nicobar islands, Pondicherry, Kerala and many more.

Have you decided which one are you? But you know it doesn’t matter if you are a beach person or a mountain person, you must take a vacation once a year just to relax, rest, enjoy and detach yourself from the hustle and bustle of life. Take out some time to travel but keep the ongoing pandemic in mind while finalizing the destination. Safe travels!

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