If you are the one who despises the heat of a summer intolerably and would heartily welcome the idea of making a quick escape to a destination that would offer a refreshing cooling air, then there is nothing ideal than packing some essentials and heading for a short trip to the mountains. While the journey may not be smooth as the mountainous roads are rough and taking the car or even hiking up the steep steps might be quite difficult, it is all worth it because of the highly fresh air that seeps through our nostrils and energizes the body along with providing us a visual delight of some jaw dropping views of the valley situated below it. Moreover, for being able to take a break from the noisy affairs of the material world and seeking some ultimate mental and physical relaxation, there would be no proper retreat than the mountains. Many religious texts have described remote caves or a hideout in mountainous abodes as the place where famous religious personalities did intense meditation in order to get enlightenment. The reason why mountains are considered as a perfect destination where spiritual enlightenment is achieved as well as being a wonderful tourist hotspot is due to the fact that the cool climate and the pure air found there offer a kind of solace that is difficult to be put in words and can only be experienced for getting an enriching feel of it.
Some of the good reasons of making a trip to the mountains a must-do in your travel list are-
Get to breathe the pure air
As you go higher up a mountain, the more you will get the rush of pure air up your nostrils and mouth. If you are hiking up the road of a mountain then it is one of the wisest things to do as the pure air will be your constant companion which will make you feel happy as you travel up to your desired destination. Meanwhile, if you are going up a car, you should take a deep breath of the fresh air just after you step out at a place high up in the mountains. It will instantly relieve all the negative vibes and stress from your mind and you will feel like getting a whoop of positive energy slowly speeding up to your senses. That is why the mountains are a great place for getting relaxation as well as speed up your adrenaline rush.
Enjoy some magnificent views
Mountains are the best place to get a jaw-dropping bird’s eye view of a valley located below it. From the smooth flow of a river and the green expanse of a forest cover to the random colourful shots of human habitations, a human eye can get a wonderful sneak peek from a mountain. In technical terms or rather say modern version, mountains are the place where we can get to see a trailer of some picturesque locations of a valley. If you take a binocular with you, it will be more fruitful as you can get a wide and a perfect view of a particular location of a valley high up from the mountain.
Connect fully with Nature
With the telecommunication connectivity poor in most of the mountainous regions, a trip to these locations will provide you with a good opportunity to feast your eyes on the gorgeous scenery around instead of the bright mobile screens. While making a once-in-a-while trip to the mountains, ensure that you enjoy its sheer beauty to its fullest quietly. It will provide you with some overwhelming emotions of happiness and awe as you will realize the endless beauty, peace and tranquillity that Nature offers when you try to come closer to it.
Good way to take a break from the hullabaloo of life
As the presence of vehicles in the mountainous areas is much less and the abundance of green foliage is high, a trip to the mountains is an ideal way to take a momentary escape from the noise of the city or towns. With ample pure fresh air readily available for breathing, views of amazing landscape on offer and finding the much needed peace easily, mountains are indeed a perfect vacation destination.
Perfect place for becoming fit by walking
If you take the chance of hiking up to the mountains, it will be better for you as the steep climbs will call for the struggling of legs. However, fret not, the best thing is that it will help to you lose calories and become fitter. With the pure air to breathe and the good amount of physical exercise that you need to do while hiking, your health will improve a lot. The best thing about hiking with a good knowledgeable guide is that you will get to know and discover more about the less popular flora and fauna of a mountain in addition to the beautiful scenery that you will get to see.
Meeting friendly people following a simple lifestyle
When you take a journey to a remote mountainous region where road connectivity is not so good, you should learn about the lifestyle of the people there. They are more dependent on natural produce and adapt themselves to the old and traditional ways of living happily. However, the absence of the comfort of modern life will not prevent them from giving a warm smile to the unknown stranger who sometimes sets foot in their village. With signs of politeness and being ready to welcome strangers to their homes and chat with them about their lifestyle, a conversation with a mountain locale is good way to enrich your trip with gaining of new knowledge and savouring unknown delightful experiences.
Witness a treasure trove of experiences
Mountains are a storehouse of travel delights in every corner and will provide you with a vast amount of experiences that are highly satisfying and fulfilling. From filling up the mind and body with positive vibes to offering great views of natural scenery, the beauty of mountains have always been a favourite subject of the poets and writers. Meanwhile, mountains have been described as wonderful haunts of achieving spiritual enlightenment in religious books. The mountains have been eulogized in innumerable texts in various written formats.
So, you should definitely look up to a vacation in a mountainous region once the pandemic is fully over.