Take a break to rejuvenate

Dasara vacations have begun for schools and colleges, and travel enthusiasts in the City say that it’s time to pack up their bags and head straight out to the hills, beaches, backwaters or just about any place that beckons them.

Ravi Tirkey and his friend near Keylong, in the Himalayas.

Metrolife spoke to a few people to get a peek into their vacation plans.
Looks like Goa, Pondicherry, Mumbai and the backwaters of Kerala are popular holiday hot spots as usual.

The coasts, ghats and beaches continue to excite Bangalore’s holidaymakers. Short trekking is another thing that the young indulge in.

They venture out in bunches of six or seven, depending on the location. And thanks to extended weekends, most IT professional too don’t think twice before taking a vacation.  
Vinod and Neha, both professionals, say they prefer to holiday along the coastal areas and places up north.

 “We usually book in advance and if we don’t get tickets then we drive down to wherever we have to go. It pays to plan in advance,” says Vinod. 

Gayathri, a banker, thinks taking a break amidst hectic work schedules rejuvenates the mind. She notices that her productivity always increases after she has taken a vacation. “Life has become so hectic and fast-paced that sometimes it becomes imperative to get out of the City for a while just to recharge. I usually take off to hill stations like Ooty and Manali. Goa is another favourite spot. I sometimes accompany my parents on a visit to some of the religious places,” says Gayathri.

The more enthusiastic and adventurous ones like Ravi Tirkey, an IT professional, head out in a big group to trek, sometimes to the Himalayas. 

Ravi confesses that he saves money, throughout the year, and plans a trek to the Himalayas.

 “My earlier job gave me the freedom to travel a lot but now I’ve moved into a new company so my travel will be a little restricted. Nevertheless I intend to travel to the Himalayas pretty soon,” states Ravi. 

There are a few people like Srilesh, who says his tight work schedule leaves him with very little time to travel.

 “I try and explore the places where my family lives such as Mumbai, Pune and Goa,” he concludes.

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