By Siddharth Mishra
Jamshedpur: The excitement of packing one�s suitcase, making a checklist of what to keep and what not to is a major dilemma for every kid who is ready for a vacation. As the school shuts down for the summer vacations, an opportunity arises for families to go out on a trip together.
With most of the schools closing in the first week of May, the planning for the much-awaited trip becomes an integral part in each family. The trip may be to their native village or to a hill station to avoid the heat in Jamshedpur, but a trip planning happens for sure in every household.
This is the peak time for the tours and travels companies, there is a lot of demand from families throughout the city. This makes it difficult for the tours and travel companies to provide each request with the best of packages.
�The people here usually go to the north east, mainly Darjeeling and Gangtok, even Kashmir is in demand because the people want to go to a cool place to avoid the blazing heat of Jamshedpur� said Rina, an employee of Eastern Travels Private Limited.
There is a huge demand for packages especially those meant for hill stations during this period. There are different packages for visiting and exploring multiple cities in a trip. The packages usually link nearby cities, for example packages for Darjeeling, Siliguri and Gangtok or Kullu, Manali and Shimla.
For many families, this is the time to traverse the heaven on earth Kashmir, the need for packages in Kashmir increases by leaps and bounds, because of the sole reason that it is easier to visit Kashmir in summers.
Apart from hill stations a place like Goa, or a full trip to Kerala is always on the cards. These are the places that are toured throughout the year. Goa, needs no introduction while, Kerala which has a diverse range of points of interest in the state. Kochi, Munnar, Kovalam, Kanyakumari, Wayand and Trivandrum make one of the best travel package for globetrotters. The sight-seeing, the fun games, the houseboat trips and the beaches make Kerala one of the best states to tour in India, throughout the year.
The packages are of various levels, from budget friendly to the expensive ones all depending on the quality of service taken by the customer.
�The summer vacation is a long vacation, this makes an ideal time for my family to go out on a trip together� said Arushi Mishra, a student of Loyola School, who is travelling to Kathmandu with her family during the vacations.
The fever of a vacation being ahead has started to take over Jamshedpur, as families are going away from the scorching heat to enjoy their time.
A myriad of reasons to hate the summer and the heat, but travelling with your family becomes a solitary reason to enjoy it.