“Don’t ever accept anyone else’s preconceived limitations. If there’s something you want to do, there isn’t any reason you can’t do it.” Going on a woman solo trip is proven to be one of the most eye-opening and thrilling experiences that you will ever have in your lifetime. Without your family or a bestie by your side, you will have the complete freedom to do everything and anything your heart craves for. What’s more, traveling solo can transform you into a lot different person who is fearless and of course more independent lady!
Remember Kangana Ranaut’s movie, “Queen” where she breaks all the stereotypes by traveling solo on her honeymoon? Her character beautifully takes a leap from being a self-doubting woman to a self-independent woman who rediscovers her identity while traveling solo. The character of Rani Mehra from Queen has surely inspired a lot of women to travel solo recently and so am I convincing every woman to plan at least one trip alone for a long time now. So, here I am sharing some of the reasons I believe makes it important to solo travel for women.
- Traveling solo challenges your ability to go beyond your comfort zones
Whether you are still in your 20’s-making your career or a married woman bearing a number of responsibilities, you still are missing that unknown thrill in your life which will take you to new adventures and where being successful or a failure will not matter. Wrong turns, missed trains or flights, mistaken decisions or that wrong choice of food is a part of a solo trip which will prepare you for any kind of misadventure life has stored for you in future.
- An opportunity to fulfill your bucket list or unfulfilled desires
Always a wildlife lover? But couldn’t actually spend a day exploring them? Or an adventure lover who wants to trek in the Himalayas? Or someone who just likes to have some ‘me’ time in the laps of nature? Traveling with friends or family often leaves you doing what others what to do and which is why every woman should travel alone.
- Learn a lot as you try things you thought you will never do
As you leave on a journey all by yourself- you have to all prepared right from which flight or road to take to where to stay or what to eat to planning that itinerary perfectly. You learn to tackle the difficulties which come while you travel to a new place- knowing the places to visit, communicating with the locales, bargaining for things and much more. You even learn to manage your time effectively.
- An amazing chance to know who you really are
Living in those same surroundings and between the same bunch of people often makes your existence boring and not worthwhile at some point. But, trust me, traveling solo is the best way a woman can get to know herself better. With no one around to sway your opinions, you will have plenty of time and of course opportunities to explore your own feelings and thoughts. As a result, you will learn a lot about yourself and what truly makes you happy. Free from the distractions of everyday life, traveling solo will let you think deeply about your goals, weaknesses, strengths, and relationships.
- You become more alert and responsible
Yes, this is one of the major solo female travel benefits you get as you decide to travel all by yourself. Being a woman all alone by herself in an unknown place surely requires you to be more alert and responsible. With no family member or a friend around you to help you in some unwanted situation, you have to be your own hero and a guide of course. Also, you learn how to get along with the strangers without letting them harm you in any way.
- A great way of breaking the taboo about the women
Inspite of women undertaking everything a man is supposed to do in this patriarchal society, there’s still a taboo about the women traveling alone- if she can protect herself or not or if she is capable enough to bear her own decisions. And, trust me, there’s no better place than to plan a trip to north-east India, which is undoubtedly the safest place for women to travel in India.
So, when are you planning a solo trip to find a new you and also, inspire several other women in your circle to imitate you to help break the mold. After all, its infectious in this age of social media!