Visit to a Village

For the people of the cities and town, village is a very beautiful and rejuvenating place. After living years of hectic and stressful life in the city, everybody needs to take a break to relax and rejuvenate their mind and body. One of the ideal places to relax and unwind is the village.

One of my friends lives in a village. Last year, during the puja vacation I visited his village. It is nearly two hours journey from Kolkata. I stayed there with my friend for four days and it was one the best holidays of my life.

The name of his village is Madhupur and it is located in the 24 Parganas (North) under Jainagar Police Station. The population of the village is approximately 6,000 only. The morning scene of a village is really an experience to remember. Watching the sunrise is really a memorable experience. Unlike most city folk the villagers get up very early in the morning and start their daily chores. They are really a hardworking lot.

I went for a walk in the village in the morning. The scenic beauty of the village road was quite beautiful to watch. There were ponds and green fields alongside the roads. Even the paddy fields on either side of the roads were covered with green crops. I saw the farmers plouging their field. I could feel the cool breeze of the morning as I walked along the road.

Little ahead I saw some boys and girls going to school. There are no school bus services in the villages. So the children have to walk to their schools. It was quite eye-catching to see them walk in a straight line to go to school. It was very encouraging to see education fostering even among the village children.

While walking down the village road, one can hear different birds singing among the big trees. The sweet voice of the cuckoo was the most enchanting one to hear early in the morning. Night air was another beautiful experience. The moonlight filled up the entire village. Since there were no street lights the moon seemed to shine brightly. For food, I had different preparations all made from garden fresh vegetables. Fish caught from the pond were really very tasty to eat.

A village is definitely a beautiful place to go for a vacation. Unlike our city all the people of the village know each other. I really enjoyed my stay in the village with my friend very much.

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