Solo Trips are in vogue these days and the internet is flooded with tempting pictures, travel stories and experiences of travelers from all around the world. I myself found the idea quite enthralling and wanted to travel on my own into an unknown land. Since childhood I admired the hippies and loved their carefree style of travelling with rucksack on the back, shoes buckled up and absolutely disconnected from the world. Last month, to my good luck I happened to realize my childhood dream. I too went with my rucksack and sports shoes on to a Solo trip to Mysore.
I was excited about my upcoming trip but, just like any other Indian girl, I too had a bucket of doubts and fears. Thoughts on the safety statistics started haunting and then more thoughts came creeping through. Do I need to do this? Mysore is a real far place from Gurgaon for all practical reason. Maybe I can plan somewhere closer to Delhi but why go at all. Nonetheless then the heart whispered “YOLO” and superseded the mind.
And so I reached Mysore that evening. I took the KSRTC Volvo bus from the Bangalore Airport to reach Mysore. I checked-in into my hotel and went out to explore the City of Palaces.