Go solo, go far

Top five places for your first solo trip

Tourism

January 16, 2020

/ By / Kolkata

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First solo trips are not just special but are also the scariest. From choosing the place to planning, to actually going, the entire experience can be nerve-wracking. However, it can also be an overwhelming experience that will bring you closer to yourself.

There are certain things in life that you must do on your own and a solo trip should be one of them. Solo travel is gaining popularity among the travel community steadily due to the sheer spontaneity that it comes with. The quest to discover oneself along with spiritual rejuvenation and flow of adventurous adrenaline becomes the perfect reason to pack your bag or climb those mountains or stroll those silent beaches all by yourself. Planning the first trip is always confusing, especially when there are so many activities to choose from. From trekking in Triund, bike rides in Nubra valley, silent strolls in Pondicherry, to music festivals in the northeast, here is a list of the top five places in India where you can extract the most pleasure from your solo backpacking journey.

Nubra Valley, Jammu & Kashmir

Nubra valley is said to be the place where the sky meets the mountains

Nubra valley is said to be the place where the sky meets the mountains

Let’s start up North, from the most peaceful to the arguably the most stunning on this list- Nubra valley. Located in Leh and hydrated by the conjoining of two rivers, Siachen and Shayok, it is probably enough to convince you to visit this place. Things exponentially become more beautiful at increasing altitude, and this one is situated at 10,000+ feet above the water. Nubra is unlike anything you will witness or experience anywhere else in this country.

Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh

Untouched by urbanisation, it is the perfect escape for city-dwellers (picture credit: Holidify)

Untouched by urbanisation, it is the perfect escape for city-dwellers (picture credit: Holidify)

Often referred to as a mesmerising hamlet, situated amidst the lush green forest and surrounded by variegated mountains, Jibhi is the perfect place to go and relax.  An offbeat place in Himachal, Jibhi is untouched by industrialisation and surrounded with nature.  The dense pine forest, tranquil freshwater lakes and pristine valleys make this place perfect for your first solo trip. This is the perfect location if you want to camp out in the woods or stay in cosy Victorian cottages.

Damro, Arunachal Pradesh

Home to the longest hanging bridge (picture credit: Tripoto)

Home to the longest hanging bridge (picture credit: Tripoto)

In India, northeast is one of the most unexplored places. Enveloped in a coat of lush green scenery, northeast is an experience you will never forget. Damro is the base of the longest hanging bridge (1,000 feet) in Arunachal Pradesh. Definitely a hidden route to heaven, Damro charms its visitors with thatched bamboo houses, swaying suspended bridges, and laid back lifestyle of the locals. Among the unexplored places in India, it is a rural getaway for the exhausted city dwellers. This is the perfect place to replenish your energy and switch your Zen on.

Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

The white desert of India (picture credit: Travel Trikon)

The white desert of India (picture credit: Travel Trikon)

Rann of Kutch is a geographical wonder which is filled with rustic beauty, wildlife reserve, and historical sites. It is surrounded by seawater and is the ultimate destination for solo travellers who want to camp in the middle of the vast wetland and participate in cultural activities.

Alleppey, Kerala

Relax and unwind in God's own country

Relax and unwind in God’s own country

Officially called Alappuzha, Alleppey reminds us of the beautiful backwaters, serene natural beauty and stunning lagoons. Considered one of India’s most romantic places, this place will make its visitors fall in love with themselves. The backwaters, ayurvedic treatments, and unique food will make Alleppey one of the most sought after places for solo travellers.

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