I love traveling to the countryside. This is the reason why I keep planning road trips to the nearby villages.
Traveling has a lot of advantages. But you have to leverage them by actually traveling and not just by reading the travel blogs. The blogs solely can inspire you to travel, but unless you don't travel you won't be able to experience the benefits.
People's interests related to travel locations differ. Some like the city orientation tours full of hustle and bustle. While others prefer to wander on the beaches. Some are trekkers, while others love to visit the bars and interact with the local people. I'm the guy who loves to escape to the countryside on the weekends.
My friend's circle loves riding on the country roads. Most of us already know the major benefits of traveling. I would like to share some of the benefits you will experience on a countryside trip. Sip your drink. Sit back, relax, and keep scrolling.
Benefit 1. You Get Insights On Countryside Life
You won't find a vibrant atmosphere in a country like in a city. But if you want a break from a crowded environment, visiting a nearby country is rejuvenating. Most of today's kids are unknown to the insights of rural life.
I can recall as my 5 years old cousin sister was surprised by the sight of a cow. She lives in the metro and as we were chilling in the back seat of our car, she was happy to see the cow near a village. So far, She had only seen the picture of a cow in her study book.
You can observe many things to observe in a country. For instance, you can notice the dress the rural people wear, the way they talk, the animals they rear, the crops they grow in their fields, and so on. A country trip will not only gives a break from the hectic routine but also provides an in-depth view of its lifestyle.
Benefit 2. You Witness A Heart-Touching Simplicity & Hospitality
Don't you think we have complicated our lives living in the metro? We get freaked out by the first world problems (which are very important to us) like lack of WiFi, no NetFlix, no Instagram likes, and so on.
If you look at the village dwellers you will find that they live more and complain less. That's why the simplicity of their lives impresses us as their blissful faces wear a genuine smile. The hospitality of rural people is rarely noticed around the city side.
Once I traveled with my friend to a country for a night out. The hotel owner warmly welcomed us. After having a delicious meal, we decided to rest. It was the month of December and the winter was unbearable.
We had the blankets but we could not get enough warmth. The owner watching us from a distance, made a bonfire for us. The next day, he offered us a hot tea and as we began leaving he told us to visit again.
He also added that we should let him know if there was any fault in his services. An excellent example of modesty and hospitality, I must say.
Benefit 3. You Get To Taste of the Country Food
Traveling is incomplete without food. A metro city offers a great variety of food. Some restaurants serve a great range of luscious dishes. Comparatively, the items included in the menu of a countryside hotel are less.
But when it comes to taste, many of you will agree with me that the countryside spices make the food delicious. Moreover, if you get a chance to have your meal at your relatives, a newly acquainted person or a friend's home who lives in a rural area, then you are indeed very lucky.
The cook's love reflects in the food you eat. In a country, some traditional methods of cooking food along with homemade spices enhance the taste of the food.
Along with these three benefits of a country tour, you also get fresh air to breathe in. So, there is a meditation-friendly environment in the country. Plus, the nearby nature surrounding the village is spectacular.
The mountains, the waterfalls, the forests, the rivers and the lakes near a village are less traveled but offer a photogenic scenery to click pictures. A pollution-free lifestyle that is simple and genuine touches our hearts.
Traveling to a nearby village on the weekends is a great decision for any travel enthusiast. Observing the countryside lifestyle can wipe out greed and plant the seeds of gratitude towards Nature and Mother Earth. How the rural folks connect with nature, and the way they thank the creator by singing folk songs about Nature is quite notable.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Niks
Niks (author) from India on September 17, 2020:
Thanks a lot, Umesh. I'm happy to receive your comment. Indeed, countryside travel is a fun experience.
Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 10, 2020:
Very well presented. I agree I have also experienced some of these things.
Niks (author) from India on July 05, 2020:
Well said Sneha. Indeed, we get to know the diversity in food and culture by visiting different places. Welcome Sneha, for commenting on this article. Keep providing the feedback.
Sneha Bhat from India on July 01, 2020:
Very well explained about country side travelling sir.. Yes, only a nature lover or wanderer can understand the pleasure of visiting different places, knowing the diversity of taste, food, culture, habits and so on.. Thank you for this article sir.
Niks (author) from India on June 17, 2020:
That's great Suchi. Yes. the serenity of a village is something we long for especially when we are trapped in the bustling city vibes. Thanks for your precious comment.
Suchismita Pradhan from India on June 17, 2020:
Your article reminded me about a few places in Odisha including my own village that I had visited a few days back.Whenever someone need some relaxation from the hustle and bustle of city life they should visit these places to find some drops of peace and serenity.A well illustrated article.keep writing.
Niks (author) from India on June 16, 2020:
Hello, Liz. Happy to receive the comment from you. Yes, I find the countryside travels very interesting. It's a refreshing experience.
Liz Westwood from UK on June 16, 2020:
You make an interesting case for travelling to the countryside.
Niks (author) from India on June 16, 2020:
Thanks a lot, Nikhil. I'm happy to hear that you too like to wander around the places full of greenery and natural resources. We are the children of Mother Earth as you said. And therefore, we must give a visit to the rural regions to realize the Nature's value in our life.
Nikhil Sharma from India on June 16, 2020:
You've explained the importance of countryside travel with the utmost simplicity through your personal travel experience. It's clear that you like to wander around the places that are full of natural resources and greenery. And so am I.
Most of the people, after living in metros for years, have gained nothing but loads of responsibilities, hectic lifestyle, and mental disorders. It's because they forget that we're the children of mother earth and we shouldn't stay away from nature for long. This is an impressive piece of article, Niks!