Introduction: Travelling means going from one place to another or from one country to another. The instinct of roaming about in rooted is man’s nature. This instinct leads a man to see the unseen, to know the unknown and to unveil the mystery. Travelling is immensely beneficial. Nowadays, it is also regarded as a part of education.
Benefits of travelling: There is a wise saying that “Home-keeping youths have ever homely wits”. It means that a man who passes his life in one place and never leaves his place to visit other places has a very narrow outlook. Travelling widens our view. Besides, it gives us pleasure. It is the· most effective way to get rid of monotonous life. Furthermore, travelling fosters understanding between nations. It is an important factor in establishing world peace. Finally, travelling has great educative value.
Travelling for knowledge: Travelling and education both are, associated with each other. Travelling is an essential part of education. It increases our knowledge and widens our intellect. During travelling a traveller visits different places and comes into contact with people in different regions, their traditions, cultures and ways of life. Thus it provides the traveller with the first hand, knowledge.
Travelling made perfect bookish knowledge: The knowledge we acquire in schools and colleges is mainly bookish in nature. It may add to our learning without enhancing our real sagacity. ln most cases, the bulk theoretical studies have no practical applications in our life. Travelling can re1nove this gap, because of true education takes place outside the classroom. Bookish knowledge can be made perfect and meaningful only by travelling.
Widens outlook: Educational institutions often arrange tours for students. They are generally taken to the places of historical importance, World Heritage Sites, river projects, power stations, hilly regions etc. Thus travelling as well as tours widen they’re outlook and helps them to do well in the examination.
Observation of God’s creation: We have read the majesty of the Himalayas, the vastness of the ocean and the beauty of the Taj Mahal from books. But we can acquire much knowledge from them if we see those with our own eyes. It impresses our mind with the vastness, grandeur, majesty and wonder of God’s creation. Travelling helps the traveller to know how wonderful the earth is full of natural beauty.
Conclusion: In fine, it can be said that travelling removes boredom and essentially has a great educative value. So the educational institutions of our country should give greater facilities to their students to undertake tours to various places of in1portance a home and abroad. Thus travelling, good training for success in the struggle of life should be made an essential part of our education.