long vacations are ideal for a long trip , one can visit so many places and enjoy their vacation in the way they want .
I have spent my childhood in Cuttack , one of the famous city of Odisha .
Odisha has some very good tourist places and the famous beach at Puri .
After my marriage I settled in Hyderabad as my husbands job is here .
We have visited Odisha many times after my marriage and we had some good time there .
After my kids were born I could not visit there much .
So once I decided to be there during summer holidays so that my kids can also visit some tourist places and have some good time there .
So in this post I will share my story of an Ideal Vacation which I had with my kids in Odisha .
In the year 2012 , during summer vacation we planned to visit Cuttack for around 15-20 days , so that we could meet our relatives there and also visit some tourist places with our kids .
We booked train ticket from Hyderabad to Cuttack , the distance around 800 kms and time it takes is around 22 hours .
We booked a cab for station and kids were too excited with their snacks & story books to be enjoyed on train .
Once we boarded train they asked for juice , snacks as they were really tired .
Then they played for some time and then slept .
In the morning when they woke up they were too excited as we had already entered Odisha and they wanted to see everything , know about all places in Odisha , when our train passed through the famous Chilika Lake , they were happy to see so many lakes and birds .
After some time one food vendor came and he was selling “Misti Doi ” , they asked what’s that , I told its sweet curd , very delicious and good for health .
We all enjoyed that .
Time passed and we reached Cuttack .
My cousins driver was there at the station to pick us up.
They kept on asking him about various tourist place there and finally he stopped in front of a Deer park ( in Cuttack ) to show them some deer..
They were too happy that before reaching home they have been to that Deer Park .
At home we were welcomed by my maternal uncle and cousins .
After initial excitement settled down they made a plan with my cousins that which places they want to visit .
In included all tourist places in Cuttack , Bhubaneswar and Puri sea beach .
The list was long .
So daily we had to visit one place .
We went to Bhubaneswar , did lot of shopping there .
Since Odisha is famous for handicrafts , Silk saree , Silver filgiri works , we did some good shopping there for every one .
Starting from silk clothes , handicraft articles , bags and toys , there was so of stuff that I thought how will I pack them all while going back .
There are several good parks , some amusement parks also in Bhubaneswar.
We went there and had some good time there .
Odisha is famous for Sweets also as locals there prepare some delicious sweets which is their speciality and which is not easily available in other states .
So we brought lots of different types of sweets which my kids have not tried before .
They liked them all and were too happy that such good sweets are available there.
So it was a Great Vacation with my near and dear ones , spending some quality times with my family and relatives , meeting and greeting every one .
I always love such vacations as its a break from monotonous routine .
Gives ample time to spend with our near and dear ones .
Helps to get know each other better .
We could have gone to some other tourist place also but I decided to go there as it served two purpose :
1.Having a great vacation , visiting so many places .
2.Meeting our relatives and spending quality time with them .
The sweet memory of that vacation is still fresh in my mind .
The time spent there was like some Golden Moments , cherishing each and every bit of it.
Wish to have some more great vacations like this .
As vacations helps to relax , de stress and rejuvenate ourselves .
Preparing us to be back in our daily routines with endless works and responsibilities .
So prepare you holidays well before the vacation starts , with all tickets booking of train/flight and hotel ( if necessary ) .
Enjoy your holidays with your family to have some great time .
Last year when I was going to Delhi , I booked my flight tickets with Yatra.com and I had a good experience with them .
All booking were done easily without any problem .
One can check their domestic flights
I have never been to an international vacation .
Wish to have one to Dubai or Switzerland .
Will do all booking via a trusted site like Yatra.com .
Hope you all enjoyed reading this post , share your idea of an ideal vacation here in the comment section so that I can know .