Moments before I was planning to begin my first ever solo travel to Nilgiris, I was getting goosebumps. Oh yes lots of them.
I read and researched a lot about solo travel, trekking, backpacking, women traveller in India and what not. I'm glad I gave it a try. You can feel a different energy level when you are travelling alone...ready to conquer the world kind of.
The best part is, you actually never remain alone. You simply meet strangers go along with them really well then again next moment u meet other bunch of new people and the process continues.
The beauty of travelling alone is not the sense of independence but contentment. You get space when you need it and company when you want any. You can take a sip of soup while sitting on a rock at the top of a hill alone watching sunset or you can feel the freshness of the wind while walking through beautiful tea estates and dense forest. Everything energise you.
Nature can be your soulmate at a time and in a manner no one else can ever become.
You just have to be ready to get out of your comfort zone. As they say it travel not because you want to escape life but to assure that life doesn't escape you. Better to be sorry than safe as its only out of your comfort zone you experience miracles.
Now when my trip is over I'm happy that I took this decision which might be one of the best decisions I've ever taken. I'm not missing the dark and deep forest of Pandiar Hills before which forbidden forest of Harry Potter will be ashamed or the water of small falls which was so pure and serene that I cannot wait to taste it again...I'm just too much happy. May be because I know the end of this trek is a yet another beginning for me. Kudos to Nilgiri