1. First thing first, never go solo trip if you have no travelling experience. I had my share of travelling experience. I had been travelling since 2011 and been to some of the most dangerous places where I had seen death from a really close view. So, I had an idea of what all things could go wrong on a trip. So, as a traveler you should have something in your experience bank before you are ready for a solo. At least, do a trip with some trip organizer.
2. Second, comes my golden rule of life
Start with small steps
Ideally, plan for a solo trip of a day or two. You can learn from its experiences and plan longer trips as you become experienced. So, the destination should be selected accordingly.
3. Third step was preparation for the worst possible outcome. In case, the trip does not go as planned, I made myself sure what was the shortest route to come back home and it should be working 24*7. I also wrote down some necessary details on paper as one should have a redundant source in case the phone battery goes off or even worse the phone goes off.
4. Fourth, ready with safety, I searched for some places to stay and then drew out itinerary from several websites. I have also written a detailed answer on Quora on
What should one keep in mind while planning a solo trip?
Now, the most important advice which you would not find anywhere is even after so careful planning a fear still remains in one's mind, it remains when you lock the door and leave the house, it remains when you board the bus or train and you secretly desire that something should happen so that you could convince yourself in cancelling the trip. Please overcome that fear. It happens with everyone, happened with me also. I wanted to come back from the railway station but pushed myself and I am happy that I did so. You will all be a new person if you manage to win that fear. In fact, it is that fear only, which is stopping us from going on a solo trip.