With our media continuing to be replete with instances of crimes against women, India is growingly earning the image of being unsafe for women. In such times, women travelling themselves is viewed as suicidal discouraging many enthusiastic women travelers.
But then a lot of them don’t care and there we have a surge in the number of women travelling alone. Thanks to the exchange of ideas and experiences on social media, the concept has picked up further.
“Travelling alone allows me to be myself and lets me do my own thing. It permits me to decide how I want to plan (or not to plan!) my schedule without being tied down with others,” explains Amrita Das, who undertook her first solo trip to Spiti, Himachal Pradesh in 2014. She quit her full-time job and now blogs as ‘Travelling Ides Of March.
The zeal to discover a place by herself is what drove Renuka Walter to embark on her first solo trip to Udaipur, Rajasthan in 2011. Originally from Uttarakhand, the idea of solo travel became an obsession and led her to start a blog, ‘Voyager for life’. Since then she has undertaken numerous journeys, the most memorable being an ‘indefinite trip’ to Sikkim and Darjeeling for which she booked no return ticket.
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