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Local Tourism: Visiting Places in Your City

Updated on December 25, 2013

Visiting other cities and countries is an exiting thing. We mus travel wherever possible, but before it we should remember that there are many places to visit in our own city. But most of the people traveling world over do not know about many places in their own city or town, which they should visit.

There are many benefits of visiting places in your own city, instead of distant places. First benefit is that you save your time of traveling. Second benefit is that you do not have to spend a large amount on travel, food and staying.

Do not forget to carry a camera, a map, water bag and other necessary things with you while visiting the places I have suggested here.

While visiting unknown places, it will be better if your friend or a family member is with you.

The River Near Your City

Human being always liked to settle near a river because it fulfills their requirement of water supply. That is why most of the villages, towns and cities are settled on the banks of rivers.

Watching a river is a joyful thing. It is watching a part of the nature. So you should watch the river nearby your city. Some times, a river passes through the city. Watching a river passing through city is also interesting. If yours is a village or small city, you should enjoy swimming in the river. If their are ferry boats in the river, you should travel from one bank to other bank of the river. If there is a bridge, watch the view of the river from it.

In rainy seasons, it is very exciting to watch the flood.

The River Near My Village
The River Near My Village | Source

The Hill Near Your City

If there is a hill nearby your village or city, climb it. Go on the top of the hill and watch the surrounding in all directions. Observe the rocks on the hill. Also watch the wild plants and flowers on the hill.

On the hills you get fresh air. Climbing on a hill is physical exercise.

A Hill Near a Village
A Hill Near a Village | Source

The Museum in Your City

Many cities have museums where you can see antique and rare things including weapons, coins, watches, documents, letters, books, old machinery, drawings, paintings etc. Watching such things upgrades your knowledge about history. Ask questions about the rare items and also about the museum to the concerned person there. If you are interested in reading books about history and if the museums sells such books, buy some.

The Gardens in Your City

Every city has many gardens. Visit the the gardens in your city. Most of the gardens have a variety of trees and plants. Observe them. Sit on a bench in the garden. watch the people. Have a relaxed walk in the garden. You will enjoy all this.


The Zoo in Your City

If there is a zoo in your city, visit it. Watch the different types of animals and birds in the zoo. Know more about them by reading the description written on the boards there.

The Historical Monuments in Your City

If your city or town is older one, you should watch the old monuments there. Watch the old buildings, temples, churches, Durgahs etc. Watch the art and architecture of the monuments. Below is an example.


The Streets in Your City

Walk through the streets which you never visited in your city or town. This is very fascinating and gives you an feeling visiting unknown city or town.

Below is a photograph of a street in a town. Your own city or town has many of such streets.

A Street in a Town
A Street in a Town | Source

The Railway Station in Your City

Buy a platform ticket and enter in the Railway Station. Watch the people and the trains. Visit the book stalls in the railway station. Read the time table of trains, just for curiosity.

You should also visit a small railway station in your city which is not so crowded. Sit on a bench on the platform. Watch the trains passing. You will enjoy watching the passing trains. Many trains pass without stopping there.

Railway Station
Railway Station | Source

These were few examples of the places you should visit in your own city. There are many such other places in every city to visit. Visit them and enjoy.


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  • teaches12345 profile image

    Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

    You have inspired me to to this sometime soon. Very creative post and one that will prove to get many of us out touring and exercising!

  • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

    Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

    Jainismus, like Billy said you have written a clever travel article. Many people seem to ignore their cities.

    Thanks for this interesting concept, and good execution.

  • Nell Rose profile image

    Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

    I live near a river and yes its a lovely place to go for a walk, love your ideas, and the photos were amazing!

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    Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago from Pune, India

    Thank you Sir, for the appreciation.

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    Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

    A very clever approach used in this hub. The pictures were excellent and I loved the spirit of this hub. Well done!