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8 Reasons Why Every Guy Should Travel Alone Once In A Lifetime

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Travelling alone is one the most liberating thing you can do, HolidayIQ Travellers list down reasons why it's a must.

8 Reasons Why Every Guy Should Travel Alone Once In A Lifetime:

  1. Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh)
  2. Digha (West Bengal)
  3. Kozhikode (Calicut) (Kerala)
  4. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  5. Lachung (Sikkim)
  6. Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
  7. Saputara (Gujarat)
  8. Tadoba (Maharashtra)

1. You Won’t Be Alone For Long

You Won’t Be Alone For Longsource: flickr - Travelling Slacker

If you need a time out from work and friends then traveling solo is the best thing you can do. Also, no matter where you’re traveling the world, you are bound to meet like-minded people who are interested in travelling as much as you do.

HolidayIQ Traveller Pritesh Mehta from Baroda shares, “This is an amazing place of me. Very good atmosphere and the sightseeing location is very natural. The food is very good and all things are available. Any age person can visit here. The place is very romantic. Good activity for kids and we advice all person to visit during March and April. It is a good time to go there. There is also a big cricket ground.”

2. It Makes You Confident To Make Important Decisions

It Makes You Confident To Make Important Decisionssource: flickr - Rajarshi MITRA

Most of the decisions we make of a day to day basis are one or the other form of compromise, we compromise on career and relationship fronts. One of the greatest aspects of traveling alone is that you aren’t obligated to compromise on anything. You can dictate the trip and make you own rules.

HolidayIQ Traveller Pritam Das from Kolkata shares, “Last year I with my family visited Digha for 3 day, after my brother's exam was over. It is a wonderful place for short tour. For far away from daily life boarding, it is the best place. Journey is very short about 5 hour away from city. You can go with your family or friend to visit the peaceful city. Some sightseeing like museum, park, aquarium are situated there. Low cost to stay and food.”

3. Helps You Cut Loose From Your Life

Helps You Cut Loose From Your Lifesource: flickr - Aleksandr Zykov

Traveling alone helps you leave behind everything - be it your work, family and friends. When you travel alone their are no expectation, it’s liberating to be free of all the baggage we carry around everyday.

HolidayIQ Traveller Vinod Kumar from Kannur shares, “Kozhikode is a nice place to visit. There are several places to see. The beach is wonderful. Also Beypore port is wonder place to visit. Feroke river is beautiful scene from the old and new bridge. Also the Kappad beach is a historical place where Vasco Da Gama reached in 1497. It is a memorable place to visit.”

4. Helps You Understand Yourelf

Helps You Understand Yourelfsource: flickr - jose pereira

Spending time alone helps you realise the shortcomings and talents. You have enough time to evaluate life and the decisions you made so far. It helps you realise the importance of things you have and helps you make better decisions in future.

HolidayIQ Traveller Dinesh Mishra from Mumbai shares, “It makes us enlighten our soul. We experience our culture as the best one. We come to know about our mythology. I would also recommend a trip to Sarnath, 13km north-east of Varanasi. It is an interesting day trip from Varanasi which giving also the Buddhist perspective to the holiness of the area (here Gautama Buddha firstly taught the Dharma the Buddhist teaching). It is easy to reach and well connected to the city centre by buses and Rickshaws.”


5. Makes You Comfortable In Uncomfortable Situations

Makes You Comfortable In Uncomfortable Situationssource: flickr - genobz

Traveling alone is hard for the first week as you’re constantly dealing unfamiliar situations and surroundings. You start making decisions under stress and soon you start to relax and get accustomed to dealing with constant unpredictable situation. So in the future you can handle stressful situation with ease.

HolidayIQ Traveller Raj Kumar Thawait from Raipur shares, “Lachung, the ultimate village, just between natural surroundings and Yumthang valley in North Sikkim. On the way to Lachen specially Gurudongmar lake, Lachung is a base station. I would like to suggest for this village not only for base station as well as for the destination. Make your trip for one more day specially to this naturally and traditionally rich area. In the height of valley you can see dense forests, high mountains, waterfalls, pleasant weather, and lot of things. This is the village to relax. Situated in the long way to Lachen the perfect destination for rest.”

6. Helps You Go Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Helps You Go Beyond Your Comfort Zonesource: riverraftinginrishikesh.com

Don’t be a pond frog, get out and explore the unlimited beauty of the nature around you. Meet new people try new things and live a life worth a story that you could tell your grandkids. Traveling solo helps you overcome your worst fears and become a new person.

“Bungee jumping, trekking and camping near Ganga are really amazing things to do in Rishikesh,” says HolidayIQ Traveller, Vijay. Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Ashish, “Rishikesh is famous for white water rafting in Ganges, camping in the riverside, bungee jumping and water sports. For bungee jumping, do the bookings advance.”

7. Strangers Can Eventually Become Lifelong Friends

Strangers Can Eventually Become Lifelong Friendssource: wikimedia.org

Most people fear that traveling solo means loneliness, but I can guarantee that no solo traveler will ever use the word solo to describe their solo adventures. You will meet new people from diverse regions and form new connections over the similarities and differences. Some of the best travel buddies end up becoming life long friends.

HolidayIQ Traveller Kinjal Mody from Pune shares, “It's a nice place to plan a holiday with friends. High hills, riverfall, Cold atmosphere! !! Awesome Sunset!! Saputara is very clean hill station. It is a best place to trek, rock climbing, river crossing. Enjoy this monsoon season with family and friends.”

8. Traveling Solo Helps You Embrace Spontaneity

Traveling Solo Helps You Embrace Spontaneitysource: wikipedia.org

Whether you consider yourself spontaneous or not, spontaneity is a quality solo travel brings out of you. Sometimes travel plans that concocted with google don’t pan out in the real world, you may have to alter your travel plans completely. Embrace the spontaneity hidden in your core, set it free and watch the magic.

HolidayIQ Traveller Vipin Gyanchandani from Nagpur shares, “Don't think too much. If you have 2-3 consecutive holidays with you, just take your backpack and go to this place with your friends or family. Take a safari and relax. Enjoy the serenity of the jungle in the morning. If you are lucky enough, you might get to see a Tiger or a Leopard as well (sighting chances here are high and we were lucky enough). The only catch here is, you have to prebook safari well in advance. You can enjoy bonfire in the night (ask your resort manager to arrange for the same). Just go to this place and de- stress yourself.”


The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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