Travelling alone can seem daunting from the comfort of home. What happens if you get stranded somewhere? Can you go out at night solo? Won’t it feel weird to eat in a restaurant alone?
All these worries and more plague most travelers before their first solo trip, but quickly evaporate, outweighed by the innumerable benefits.
Solo travel can be the ultimate in self-indulgence; you can rest when you want and pour it on when you’re feeling ambitious. Another benefit is that your mistakes are your own, and your triumphs all the more exciting. There’s no worrying that your insistence on trekking all the way across town to a museum that was closed ruined your partner’s day; it’s your own day to salvage or chalk up to a learning experience.
Solo travelling is a beautiful thing; one should definitely do in his/her lifetime. There is a solo traveler AYUSH JAIN who recently did his solo journey from Delhi to Kanyakumari on his classic 350, which he refers to as his one and only princess. It was his dream trip and became a lifetime experience for him. He is very much fond of travelling and earlier he used to do short rides but this time he wanted to push his limits and travel alone to discover India. So he embarked on a journey from Delhi to Kanyakumari.
He started his journey by travelling 424 kms from Delhi to Ajmer, followed by 297 kms from Ajmer to Udaipur where the best part was exploring the beautiful city of Rajasthan. Next stop was Pune for which he travelled 488 kms while going through Surat, Mumbai and Lonavla on the route. He had his best ride from Pune to Goa for which he travelled for almost 486 kms. His last station of his first journey was Bengaluru (687 kms). This was the end of his first journey from delhi to Bengaluru. His next journey started from Bengaluru to Madurai (462 kms). Now it was time to reach his final destination Kanyakumari and complete half of his journey by covering 255 kms.
While returning from Kanyakumari he travelled 152 kms to Varkala and additional 372 kms to reach Coimbatore. From Coimbatore to Bengaluru it took 368 km of travelling and this marked the end of his second journey. He will be completing his journey next month from Bangaluru to Delhi.
This journey was very exciting for him and he got to meet lots of people on his trip who were filled with joy and excitement when he told the story of his journey that he was doing it for himself only and to discover humanity in the different parts of our country. Other people literally appreciated his journey and assured him that they will also try a solo journey in the near future. Some people travel just for the sake of going somewhere but travelling especially alone makes it all a different experience. We get to see more places and get the essence or the vibes of that place which makes your worthy. Solo travelling helps us to meet new people in life and get to know their life stories. This was also a point of inspiration for Ayush to embark on this solo journey.
It is also true to say that solo trips are not that easier. You might have to face many problems but in the end the result is very enthusiastic and thrilling. Ayush is a very determined traveler; he drove in coastal areas, forests and hills in rain and extreme conditions. He just took care of his bike maintenance like servicing, air pressure.
He can be source of inspiration to other people who aspire to go on solo trips. According to him we should live our dream, collect memories not things because you only live once.
It is rightly said that,
“Some journeys in life can only be traveled alone.”