Traveling is a great source of knowledge. It has also much educational value. While traveling a person meets different persons and visits different places. In this way he increases his knowledge. Many educational institutions organize educational tours for their students. In the western countries traveling among the young boys and girls is a very popular pass time.
Traveling is also a pleasure. One can get respite from his daily routine and worries by traveling. It gives us opportunity to meet our friends and relatives who are living far away from us. It also gives us the opportunity to meet new people and get acquired with their new customs and traditions. One can also eat different kinds of food while traveling.
We can also know about other countries by reading travel books. But when we travel to these places we can see the things with our own eyes. The account of these places which we get from the books is second rate, whereas by travelling to those places we get the first hand knowledge.
By travelling we can visit many historical places like Varanasi, Allahabad, Agra, Jaipur etc. We can see these historical places and learn about their importance. Similarly we can see many other places of tourist interest and historical importance. We can also visit places like the Valley of Kashmir and enjoy its heavenly beauty. Traveling in the mountainous areas of Himalayas is also a great experience.
According to Bacon, "Traveling in the young is part of education, in the elder, a part of experience". The young can gain a lot by traveling. They can learn about the local customs, language, culture etc. By traveling one also becomes social and learns to mix with either people. His outlook becomes cosmopolitan. Traveling teaches us to be free from narrow mindedness and prejudices. A person who seldom travels remains a frog of a well. He is full of prejudices and narrow mindedness. Traveling makes our outlook liberal and cultivates the spirit of toleration....