Essay No. 01
How I spent my summer vacation
A visit to a hill station is worth enjoying during the summer vacation. There is get over the plains. People like to go to hill stations to refresh themselves.
It was terribly hot in June. School work could not be done properly. Students were all looking forward to holidays. When our school broke up for summer vacation on the 3rd of June, we felt a great relief.
My father made a programme to go to Mussorie. I requested him to spend a few days at Haridwar also. He agreed to my request. On 12th June we left Jalandhar by the Dehradun Passenger. We reached Haridwar the next day in the morning. We stayed there in a rented out.
Haridwar is a beautiful town with lots of temples. It is situated on the bank of the holy Ganges. It is considered as a holy place of the Hindus and resents a god view. We stayed there for five days. We had jolly good time there.
We used to go to the Ganges for a bath in morning and in evening. The water was very cold but we enjoyed it a lot. There was a great rush of people at the ghat. In the evenings, the ghat resented a gala appearance. The whole place summed with life. Thousands of people could be seen coming and going.
After six days we went up to Mussorie. It is a beautiful hill station and has been rightly called the “Queen of Hills”. We stayed there for about a week. The weather was very pleasant and the scenery simply charming. The atmosphere enjoyed long walks in the mornings and in the evenings. We also used to go to see pictures and for strolling. W went to see all famous places of Mussorie.
After a week, we came back to Ludhiana. We bought some gifts for our friends. The weather in the plains was still very hot.
Essay No. 2
How I Spent my Summer Vacation
A Trip To The Hills
A trip to the hills is the best way to spend one’s vacation when the plain burns with heat, we look to the hills. To go to a hill station is the best way to spend the summer vacation. We dream of the hills throughout the year. We have to save money and make other preparations for the hills.
Last year we decided to go to Kashmir. It is the best hill station in India. But it is very costly and very far off. Very few families can afford to go to hills in these hard days. Kashmir is a paradise on earth. It is a land of snow mountains, lovely lakes and sparking rivers. The roads of Kashmir are full of beauty and charm.
From Delhi we took the night train for Jammu. The train reached Jammu early in the morning. Form Jammu we took a bus for Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir. On the road the scenery was grand and glorious.
On the way it started raining cats and dogs. It rained so heavily that the roads were broken and our bus could go no further. So we halted at Ramban till roads were repaired. We had to stay there for a week. For three days the rain did not stop. It took another three days to repair the roads.
When we left Ramban, we crossed Banihal Pass which is the highest mountain on way to Kashmir. Here we were on the top of the world. We found snow on both sides of the road. Leaving Banihal in the evening, we reached Srinagar late- in the night. We spent the night in the Tourist Centre and hired house boat the next morning.
Living in a houseboat is a special experience. The boat stands in the Jhelum River or the Dal Lake. Our houseboat was in the Jhelum River near the bridge known as Amira Kadal. It is the most famous bazaar and bridge of Srinagar. There is a hotel in this houseboat known as Punjab and Kashmir Hotel. The houseboat is connected with the bank for light and water supply. Boats also come to sell their fruits, carpets and other goods.
After staying a week in the boat we went to Pahalgam. It is a hill station in Kashmir which has snowy mountains round and sparking streams flowing through the town. Many people live in tents on the side of the Lidder stream. It looks like a tented town. We went climbing the mountains around the city of Pahalgam. Up the mountains we found a bridge of snow, with water flowing under it.
After a week we returned to Srinagar again. We had an excursion on the Dal Lake and went to Shalimar Garden, Nishat Garden, Chasma Shashi and other gardens. We also went to see the Wular lake. Then we went to Gulmarg and spent a week there.
Gulmarg is the best hill station and there is perpetual snow round it. It is famous for golf course and skating in winter. Many Europeans visit this place and stay here. Nights here are very cold and it rains here almost every day in summer. Weather is fine for a few hours during the day when people can go climbing the mountains and collect flowers.
We returned to Delhi after a month’s stay in Kashmir. It was that best experience of my life. after spending a month in Kashmir one does not like to visit any other mountain. No other mountain has the charm of Kashmir. One remembers Kashmir forever and over.
Essay No. 03
How I Spent My Last Summer Vacation
Every student is always waiting for the summer vacation. This is the period when he gets relief from hard studies of the session and has some free time to enjoy himself as he likes.
Almost every year during my summer vacation, I go to one or the other hill station to spend a month or so there. It is because it is extremely hot in the plains and one wants an escape from it as early as possible.
However, during the last summer, I went to my aunt who lives in Delhi. I knew that Delhi is a very hot place and to go there was no better than staying at my own native place in Haryana. But my aunt had pressed me hard to visit and stay at her house for at least a fortnight. Her word was an order for me and I could not disobey her.
So, I went to Delhi to stay at my aunt’s only half-heartedly. But, as I went to her house, soon all my fears of spending a hellish time in the scorching heat of Delhi were allayed and even nullified.
My aunt is a rich businesswoman entrepreneur of Delhi and so is my uncle. So, they lead a lucrative, luxurious life. Their house is all air-conditioned where I found no trace of the heat I had to endure, in my own native house. Then my aunt offered me choicest cold drinks and chilly fruit juices.
My aunt got a holiday from her work and took me in her air-conditioned car to various places worth seeing in Delhi such as the Red Fort, the India Gate, the Zoological Park, the Jantar Mantar, the Qutab Minar, etc. We visited only one or two places each day. One day, she took me to her office also which is fully air-conditioned. So, I felt no discomfort anywhere while staying with her. I decided to spend my whole summer vacation in her house and this is how my period of summer vacation was speilt. Of course, I also completed my homework there and got lessons in music, dancing, painting and computer-operating, also there.
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How I spent My Summer Vacation
Our summer vacation commenced on the 15th of May. Our teachers had given us home work for the vacation. I was very much anxious to finish it soon. So, I sat up day and night and at last got to the end of it.
Last year my uncle had promised to call me to Srinagar in the summer vacation. So I was eagerly waiting for a letter from my uncle. On 26th May, I received a letter from him. I took no time to get ready and before the night fell I was in the train bound for Pathankot.
From Pathankot, I got into a bus and the next morning I was in Srinagar. Krishan my uncle’s son was already there to receive me. He took me to his house where my uncle and aunt received me warmly. I was pleased in their company but I enjoyed myself more in the company of my cousin, for the very next day we went out for a walk. We saw beautiful natural scenery. The high peaks c0vered with clouds the winding paths in the hills the tall trees the beautiful gardens and lakes with house boats and shikaras plying on them were sights for the gods to see. She would not like to feast his eyes on these beauties of Nature? I feel that science has done wonders in modern times, but with all the progress of science no man has been able to produce any master piece that can be a rival to the beauties of Nature.
Kashmir is situated in the north of India. It is surrounded by highly walls of mountains. The climate is naturally colder than that of Delhi. Many people had flocked there during the summer to seek shelter from the burning rays of the sun in the plains. Some had come to Sulphur lake at their health.
WE went to the Sulphur Lake at Tatta Pani. The water for the lake is the best remedy for all kinds of skin diseases. The Shalimar and the Nishat Bagh with wonderful chenar trees, the Dal lake with pink lilies are truly the masterpieces of creation. We often hired pink a shikara and enjoyed boating for a long time ion the Dal Lake Many rich people hire house boats and pass their summer in them. We saw their floating gardens. Some planks were joined together and were set afloat on water. They were covered with earth, enough for vegetables to grow. That was an interesting sight.
Fruits were very cheap there. We daily took pears and apples to our fill. They were very congenial to our health as well as delicious to taste.
I had gone to Srinager for the first time. Therefore, most of my time I passed in seeing different scenes and sights of Nature. It was with a heavy heart that I left Srinagar and came back to Delhi. A week was left to the reopening of the school. Since a few sums were still left to be done, I set to work immediately. I took help from my friend and finished the home task within four days. It appeared as if the vacation had passed to soon.
Essay No. 2
How I Spent The Summer Vacation
Long vacation are necessary for students because after hard work and mental strain they need rest. In schools and colleges vacation is allowed after examination. Students overstrain themselves and so they grow feeble and are exhausted. Vacations recharge their battery so that they have renewed interest in their studies after a long vacation.
Our school was closed on 14th of May for the summer vacation. On the same day I packed my luggage. I caught the first train bound for Saharanpur. I reached my house in the evening.
Next day my friends came to meet me. In the evening I went for a walk with them. I remained busy with them for many days. On 30th of May I received a letter from my elder brother. He asked me to come to Agra. I started on the same night and reached Agra in the morning.
I spent many days visiting all historical place. The great historical city charmed my heart. The famous Taj made me spellbound. I visited Akbar’s fort. It reminded me of the past glory of Mughal Empire. I often used to bathe in the holy water of the Yamuna. Here I passed the most pleasant time. I had all enjoyment and no work to do.
In the middle of June, I came back to my house. On 17th June, my mother and I paid a visit to my maternal grandfather. He lives in a big town. He is an old man of about seventy. He is hale and hearty. He took me in his lap. He made much of me. He made many inquiries about my father. No sooner did my cousins see me than they ran to me. They embraced me one by one. They at once ran into the house and informed maternal grandmother about our arrival.
Maternal grandmother rushed to welcome us. At our sight she was wild with joy. She gave me sweets top eat. At night she would give many pieces of advice when I slept with her. Thousand and one time she warned me against bad society. Sometimes maternal grandfather would tell me stories of his boyhood. Here I made some boys my friends. We would play many rural games. The Gilli Balla gave me great pleasure. We would take bath in the cold water of the canal. The sight of vast fields and great gardens made me think of Almighty’s greatness. In the morning I would do my studies under the guidance of my maternal grandfather who is an English hand. I would give two hours daily to my books.
I was extremely weak in English. So I started read in short stories in correct English. Apart from this I studied general books, newspapers and periodicals. In this manner I increased my general knowledge. I was now able to talk fluently in the company of food students. I gave up inferiority complex and I could discuss on current events and burning topics of the derived great pleasure from the reading of the books.
By and by holidays were coming to a close. I was looking forward to the day when I would once again go to the college for my studies. I had a satisfaction that I was physically and mentally fit to prosecute my studies. The long vacation did immense good to my mental and physical growth.