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 “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” And there is no better way to get to know yourself than by taking a solo adventure to an unknown destination. Solo travel is something one must do at least once in their lifetime. It may seem like a daunting task at first, but there is nothing quite like a solo trip to make you push your boundaries and broaden your worldview. Travelling to and exploring a place alone is also considered to be a rather spiritual experience. Spending large amounts of time in an unknown land no less, is a powerful way to realize your potential and limitations.

 

Is a solo trip a good idea?

While travelling in groups brings about a certain kind of adventure, solo travel has its own charm. Without friends or family around, one engages completely with the experience of a new destination. Through circumstance, you will meet and interact with people from different walks of life, and learn about new cultures, languages, customs, and such. These interactions, experienced alone, leave lasting impacts and make for great personal good.

 

There are also certain concerns about solo travel, as with any form of travel, safety being one of them. It is important to stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. The cost, too, when travelling alone may seem steep, but proper planning and good organization will help prevent that. Overall, the best way to enjoy a solo trip is with an open mind and a bit of caution.

The experience of a solo trip, taken at any age, leads to vivid and new adventures, with the traveler returning home having gained more than she lost.

Is it safe to travel solo in India? Is it safe for women to travel solo in India?

India is evolving as a safe destination for solo travel. There is a lot that one can do to stay safe, from buying Traveler’s Insurance, to avoiding secluded areas. A solo traveler to India should ideally have a well-planned itinerary, with room for flexibility as well.

 

Everyone has their own strategies for staying safe – and these strategies should be applied in every new destination. There are some situations in India that are, in fact, beneficial to the solo female traveler. In most areas, there are reserved sections for women on public transport, and separate sections at ticket counters and at certain restaurants. When travelling to rural areas, locals also tend to trust women more than men, welcoming them into their homes warmly. However, it is true that situations can be unpredictable for female tourists in India, and so it is always advisable to keep your guard up.

 

Where should I go for a solo trip? Solo travel destinations in India

Kerala: is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the southern part of India. It has been named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler and referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’. Outlined by picturesque landscapes of swaying palms, warm air, sea surfs and sands, and emerald backwaters, Kerala is famous for its ecotourism initiatives. Our verified retreats in Kerala

 

Goa: it is popularly known as the Pearl of the orient. A haven of lively beaches, shacks, water sports, Yoga, Ayurveda and above all the colorful mixed culture of India coexisting in perfect harmony. A traveler friendly place in the southern part of India where welcoming and servicing travelers is the way of life of locals. Our verified retreats in Goa

 

Rishikesh: Rishikesh is now world famous as the Yoga Capital of the world. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the “Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas” Our verified retreat in Rishikesh

 

Bangalore & Mysore: The IT Capital of India has still retained its title of ‘The Garden City’. One of the most happening, lively and charming cities in the southern part of India, it is situated in Karnataka and has many fun places to visit, fun things to do and is dotted with retreats that extend themselves whole hearted to pamper their visitors with Wellness & Ayurveda therapies.
Mysore, the once Royal Capital of Karnataka has retained an old world charm that and exudes an ambience which is in itself a therapy as it slows down the hectic pace one’s body is used to and relaxes the body and mind. Dotted with ostentatious palaces, interesting historical places and centuries old temples, Mysore is a standing testimony of Indian culture having survived repeated invasions and evolving stronger and younger. Our Verified Retreats in Bangalore & Mysore

 

Tips on the Do’s and Don’ts for Solo Travelling In India

 

  1. Plan carefully in advance -AyurUniverse can ease this process and make your travel as pleasurable as it is meant to be
  2. Know more about the geographical conditions of the chosen destination: Broadens your knowledge & prepares you to choose relevant clothes to pack
  3. Know your body constitution: Helps to choose the most apt destination in terms of climate and doesn’t mess up your health during travel
  4. Eat wisely: although retreats have a great spread on the table, choose Sattvic food to keep yourself more energetic and avoid falling sick.
  5. Keep yourself hydrated and be well informed of places with clean washrooms on the route of your exploration
  6. Carry digestive supplements with you if you have a troubled digestive system
  7. Be conscientious of your attire based on the areas being visited – overall, it would be advisable to dress modestly
  8. Stay vigilant of your surroundings, and exercise caution when necessary – better to be ahead of a tough situation than have it catch you by surprise.
  9. Public transport can be efficient – in most areas, public transport has reserved sections for women, which is a huge advantage for solo female travelers.
  10. Travel at a leisurely pace – India is a vast and diverse place, so it is advisable to take your time with each destination.

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