Discovering the Richness of India on my first Solo Travel Adventure

Seeing the Taj Mahal up close in all its majestic pearl white splendour is surreal. It is truly a work of art.

It is easy to sit there all day and soak up its beauty. Thankfully there are quite a few trees around that offer shade and facilitate this. Of course, after travelling so far and paying a pretty penny to see it as a foreigner,you feast your eyes until you feel full.

Spend time people watching and coming to grips with the fact that you are here, in India, finally!

If you are of the darker hue like me, have people gather around to take you in like you are taking in the building. Suddenly, you are caught up in a group of youths who you chat with you about cricket and snap photos.

Take some time to see other places in India and experience its rich culture. One way to do this is to visit some other cities such as Jodphur, Udaipur or go to places in the south and so on. The magnificent structures that loom up in many places allow for learning more about India’s history. They too are worth the time and just a bit more money.

You can spend days just going from place to place and exploring these buildings to learn more about what the past was like. The fact that you can get around by train or bus makes this feasible even if one only has a week.

Travelling in India alone as a woman comes with its fair share of nuisances. We all know about the horrific things that have been done to some native women there. One needs to be on guard, especially as a woman. Unfortunately, some men think all women travelling alone are on the prowl. This is a reality. However, if a woman is careful and keeps her wits about her, travelling in India can be rewarding.

The poor animals, I tell ya

So, go to see the Taj Mahal if that is pulling you to India. Plan and explore other areas to experience different aspects of the culture. It is an affordable place to travel. The fact that many people speak English also makes it an easy place to get around. India is a vibrant place with many things for different tastes. Research, plan, budget and travel responsibly.

9 thoughts on “Discovering the Richness of India on my first Solo Travel Adventure

  1. My Wander Story

    Never been to India but if I get the chance I’d love to visit the Taj Mahal too. You’re brave enough to travel solo there, I’m not sure if I can do the same though. hehe Thanks for sharing a great post about India!

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      1. Cherryl

        India is somewhere I’d love to visit – it would be great to know if there is anything in particular you would recommend to prevent the bad stomachs. Also – do you think it’s better to visit the North in the winter months?

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      2. kimvannie876 Post author

        Yes, it’s worth visiting, winter will be more comfortable because it is hot and humid in summer. Also, talk to your doctor about getting something to help prepare your stomach to manage eating there.

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      3. Cherryl

        Ok thanks – I’m more of a natural remedies type of person – not keen on pharmaceutical drugs unless absolutely critical/necessary – I’ll look into it though 🙂

        Thank you Kim

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