Did everyone hear that? That was the sound of one giant sigh of relief. If your school runs on semesters, you are very likely finished or close to finished with your semester. Congratulations! Now is the time we should all relax and spend time with our neglected friends and family. Right? If you’re anything like me, you have a hard time winding down after a long semester. I find it hard to sleep without deadlines and to-do lists to lull me. I spend my days wandering around my apartment annoying my dog because I just don’t know what to do with myself. So, let me help you! Here is a list of some ideas for how to spend your winter vacation. Go on, you deserve it.
- Pick up those hobbies you’ve been putting off. Sewing, gardening, roller derby skating, whatever. The world is your oyster! (Until January, at least.)
- Start on your reading/movie/crafting/video game list. As a way to procrastinate during the semester, I create a long and detailed list of books to read and movies to watch and projects to complete. Come the new semester, that list will be down to zero.
- Take a vacation. Seriously! It doesn’t have to be far away or very long, but visit some out of town relatives, see some nearby sights, spend a night in a bed and breakfast. It’ll feel absolutely luxurious.
- Do something nice for yourself and loved ones. I love cooking and hosting dinner parties. Now that time is on my side, I hope to indulge myself a bit. Plus, I’m lucky enough to have a partner who picks up a lot of the household slack during the semester and I’m happy to pay it forward when I can.
- Volunteer. It might feel like work, but isn’t! I have wanted to volunteer at my local Humane Society since I moved to Austin, but haven’t been able to fit it in. What better time to start a good habit?
- Job search. You didn’t think I’d be able to get through a whole list of fun things to do without throwing something work-related in, did you? I know its a bummer, but now is a low-pressure time to get started on a high-stress activity. Just one application a day will save me a big headache next semester.
What are your favorite ways to celebrate your hard work?
Out of many vacations, winter vacations has its own delight and enthusiasm. Winter season is blessed with very cool weather conditions. This winter vacation forced me to select best vacation destination of India. I told my Papa about my desire. He agreed and he discussed with his friend's 'family vacation ideas'.
After that we ultimately selected best vacation destination as Rajasthan this time. It is because we've visited other vital locations of India but never tasted the magical look of Royal State of Rajasthan. Rajasthan experiences cold climatic condition during winter season similar to other states of India. Blessed with natural beauty and enriched history Rajasthan has been popular destination to attract every third foreign tourists for it's palaces, historical forts and culture.
The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer are among the most preferred destination of many tourists.
Mehrangarh Fort (Click to see the images of Mehrangarh fort) in Jodhpur usually regarded as the best fort in Rajasthan, is a must watch fort .
We made Jodhpur as centre to cover Udaipur, Jaipur, and Jaisalmer. We decided it from very beginning with the help of Google map.
In Jaipur we visited Jaswant Thada , Umaid Bhawan Palace, and the gardens at the older capital of Mandore. We also went to the village safari saw the desert life. One day is sufficient to complete the Jodhpur main visiting spots.
Then we went to Jaisalmer by MDR 32 and NH 15 by road. It took four and half hour to reach to Jaisalmer (285 km). TheInteresting visiting spots are Kuldhara Abandoned Village, Bada Bagh, Jaisalmer Fort, Khaba Fort, Patwon-ki-Haveli , Salim Singh-ki Haveli. It takes usually 2 nights and 3 days for jaisalmer to cover all spots. After that we came back to Jodhpur and took a night rest at Jodhpur.
After that we went to Jaipur. The main attractions of Jaipur were Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar Jai Mahal and Nahargarh Fort. There are also more to see, but due to shortage of time we couldn't complete rest. We completed these spots in one night two days.
Finally we returned back to Jodhpur and on the same day we went to Udaipur (254 km by NH 65). In Udaipur we visited City Palace, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake and Jag Mandir. Fateh Sagar Lake attracted me much. If you can spare three days and two night for Udaipur then it can be covered fully.
We returned to Jodhpur and came back to Durgapur. Overall conclusion is that this winter vacation was the best winter vacations we ever enjoyed in past. The Rajasthan tour spots are really very interesting to see.