Solo travel picked up as a major trend in 2015.
Maybe because cities are polluting the living crap of people, and escape to hills or beaches seems like the only way preserve existence.
Tripoto has a huge bank of travelogues on solo travel, but these destinations were a particular favourite amongst Tripoto Wanderers.
In no order whatsoever!
(We don't believe in rating experiences. Duh!)
"Solo travel has always been this unchecked milestone in my bucket list. After much time spent on browsing and enquiring around with people, I decided to get set for a two-day trip to Hampi."
Read how Hampi treated Simha to a memorable solo adventure in his blog, The city of eternal peace: Hampi.
"Kasol is an ideal destination for backpackers, trekkers and nature enthusiasts due to its scenic valley, untouched mountains and great climate throughout the year."
Credits: Saurabh Vasudev
Saurabh Vasudev's blog has everything to guide a solo traveler in and around Kasol. Read more in Kasol: A Place for Solo Travelers.
"This is to all those confused souls who think hundred of times to go on solo trip or not - Don't Think much. Just pack your bags and leave."
Credits: Karan Kutur
In his blog Find Yourself in Manali, Karan discuss the natural hesitance before a first solo trip and how to overcome it.
"This account is just one of the many – of a twenty-something Indian female who decided to go solo for the first time in her life."
Credits: Anali Baruah
"My journey to Ziro was not about sightseeing or scenery...my journey was about the people and their culture, about meeting and interacting with a people whose way of life intrigued me."
For Guraang Ziro Valley is home to more than stunning natural beauty. In Discovering Ziro: On the Trail of the Apatanis he explains how indigenous tribes are of anthropological brilliance.
"Varanasi is complex - the chaos on the streets, the calmness of the Ganga, intense faith in religion, the path to salvation, thousands of years of history, the cultural diversity, the pursuit of happiness, the art and music festiveness."
"I sat and looked at everything around; the people, the birds, the Pujaris. I just wanted to sit and observe everything around me. Its not the comforts and luxuries always, sometimes you get connected to very simple things around. It just happened to me. I felt connected with the birds, the people, the place. I found happiness."
Credits: Polomi Mondal
Credits: Dhillon Devaiah
Dhillon recalls a solo trip to the beach paradise and elaborates on Gokarna's must see spots. Read his itinerary of the trip in Gokarna – A Home Away from Home for the Hippies
"I am not usually the kind of a person who likes to plan and organize things well in advance but I spent my time weeks in advance pouring over the internet, so that I could prove anyone who said ‘solo woman traveler? Uh..Not a great idea’ wrong."
Credits: Shylu Vk
For Shylu Puducherry was a place for may firsts, and just as she embraced the experiences, the town embraced her back. Her travelogue is a great account of the trip. Read, My first Solo trip, Pondicherry, Eloping with myself to the French town of India.