Better ways to spend your summer vacation

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‘Netflix n Chill’ is a passe! Travel-enthu Indians swear by ‘Chalte Hain’. Don’t waste your summer away, Niki tells you the better ways to spend your break. Check it out:

Summer-time is like the Sunday of the weekdays, you laze around watching shows and eating on a binge. Even then, the days don’t seem to be over and there you are, utterly bored with your life — thinking what to do next. Well, don’t worry, that’s why I’m here – to make your life easy. Here are a few things you could do spend your summer break doing and make the most of your time while you’re at it:

Read Read Read!
At the risk of sounding like your mom, I would recommend reading as the first thing that should be on your list during any break. No matter where you are, a real break should revitalise your brain cells and give you a boost of fresh knowledge. Reading, my friend, can do that for you. All you gotta do is have a reading list and follow it through. Doesn’t matter if you’re the kindle kind or a real book sniffer, take a break from tv shows and read away!

Take out time for your hobby
We keep complaining about never having enough time to do what we all have been wanting to do since long and when there’s finally time, we waste it away — not this time though. Go take the hobby classes you’ve always wanted to take, join that drama club, learn that instrument or play the sport that you couldn’t get enough of. Along with physical fitness and mental peace, you might just make a new career out of it. The point is to go and explore your talent and find your calling.

Bond over board games
While we’re all up for Instagramming and boomeranging our summer away, wouldn’t it be sweet if we actually get our friends together for real and have an old school board- game sesh? Think arguing over monopoly, laughing out loud during Dumb Charades or having a marathon of ludo, chess and snakes n ladder, while you sip on some chilled cola and bond with your buddies. Just in case you’re too cool for these (I don’t believe you), you can check out your playstore/appstore for hundreds of games like Taboo, Psych and Heads up and still spend quality game-time with your friends.

I will just ignore the subtitle here and tell you what you should really do this summer. Pack your bags, call up your few favourites and simply say what you should have said a long time ago, “Chalte Hain”. Yes, seriously. Stop envying those travel bloggers and execute the ideal vacation plan already! Afterall, there’s no better way to beat the heat than to be on top of a mountain peak or near the big blue sea. Traveling is food for soul and this summer, you should get a bite of it.

I can too, feel the happiness when a plan finally makes past all the chaos and reaches a “Chalte Hain” affirmation. What do you think? Aren’t these really the two most sort afterwords, there are? Imagine making a Goa plan with your buddies and hearing “Chalte Hain” as a unanimous answer, or finally hearing a “Chalte Hain” from your dad who hasn’t been able to leave business aside for a while now. Isn’t that a wonderful feeling?

I can look at you right now and tell you that it is. So, yes, I’ve arranged some excellent offers on bus booking and hotel booking for you so that I can finally get you off the couch and drop you into the wild world, outside. Just text me your details and I can get you upto Rs 1000/- off on bus booking and upto Rs 3000 off on Hotels! It’s okay, kid. You’re welcome. Now go make memories and don’t forget to show it off on social media!