If your feet are itching to go out and explore new territories, but you don’t have a travel buddy, you can simply make the choice to travel alone! Though embarking on your first solo journey can be overwhelming, ultimately excitement is sure to take over any reservations you may have. From choosing the right places to visit, to where you are going stay, what to do there and what to prepare for your trip, leave all the questions behind, and simply kick-back to enjoy the ride.
Here’s a where you should go and what you should do.
Ladakh: Diskit Monastery
Head to Ladakh, the land of the Lama’s and monasteries nestled amongst mountains and rivers. This is scenic wonder is located in Jammu and Kashmir in Northern India. The travel is long, but each destination is worth the treacherous and winding journey. The best time to travel is between the months of June and September. Even though you are heading to snow-capped mountains, it is essential to carry sunscreen and UV sunglasses, as the sun’s rays are stronger at this altitude.
Meghalaya: Root Bridge
The idyllic state is situated in the North-East of India and boasts of the cleanest and rainiest city, along with mesmerizing hills, rain-forests and a natural root bridge. The towns of Cherapunji and Mawsynram are known to be the wettest places on earth. Explore the Khasi Hills which has a vast scenery to offer, walk the roads of the cleanest city–Mawlynnong and mingle with the locals in the state’s capital-Shillong. Backpacking is a great way to explore and take in the culture of this eastern state. Don’t forget an umbrella/ windcheater and comfortable walking shoes.
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Sri Lanka: Tangalle A Lazy Fishing Town
This is the land where Ravana is revered and not feared. The Island situated in the Indian Ocean and boasts of eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. It also offers scenic beaches and scrumptious food. The currency exchange is lower than the Indian Rupee and there aren’t any Visa hassles, though you should check your documents before leaving. Don’t forget to carry a dictionary that is both in Sinhalese and Tamil. Be sure to carry comfortable clothing and beach wear.
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Keep your itineraries simple and just go with the flow. However, make sure that you have all your important numbers with you at all times and, keep your cash and other essentials close to you.
So what are you waiting, leave the crowd behind and embark on your solo journey!