I planned a solo trip to some unvisited place in South India - Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari. Being a north Indian (more specifically, a perfect dumb when it comes to South Indian languages), I was nervous and over-prepared for the trip.
Travelling light was my highest priority as I might have to walk several kms (who knows!), which brings me to hack #1
"Buy jogging t shirt and track suits, they are light, compact and made to smell less in case it has to be repeatedly used without wash"
My next priority was to not focus on covering more number of things, rather covering famous things in each place. This brings me to hack #2
"Never pre-book your tickets if you're not going in some travel season. There are plenty of public transport available in most of such infamous tourist places."
Enjoy the fullest and not worry about schedule!