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5 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone at least Once In Your Lifetime

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November 23, 2016: Undoubtedly it’s great to spend your vacations with your family, friends, or your lover, but traveling alone can be completely incredible and a life-changing experience. Here are 5 reasons why you should travel alone at least once in your lifetime.

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1. You’ll learn how To Thrive Outside Your Comfort Zone
As you welcome unfamiliar places and situations when you travel, you go out of your comfort zone. A solo trip may even surprise you when you see yourself not just surviving, but thriving outside your comfort zone, which is essential for growth.

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Representational image. Pixabay

2. You’ll learn To Be Decisive
When you travel alone, you automatically learn to be decisive which is not possible if you are traveling with a group or partner. Traveling solo forces you to rely on yourself truly. You don’t depend on anyone and also realize that you can make good choices without taking help from others.

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Representational image. Pixabay

3. You’ll be recharged
Traveling alone will allow you to get enough rest and relaxation you desire. If you travel solo, you don’t have to worry about setting your alarm if you don’t really want to. You can take time to nurture your mind, and body in the ways.

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Representational image. Pixabay

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4. You Will Meet New People
The best part of traveling alone is you’ll be meeting new people. Since you’ll be alone, you are more likely to strike up conversations with strangers. And, meeting people from different backgrounds can be inspiring. You may meet some amazing people in the locality or other travellers like yourself; either way you’ll end up making new friends during the journey.

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Representational image. Pixabay

5. You Discover
Traveling solo gives you ample amount of time for self-discovery. You can simply sit and think about what your priorities and passions. You and your naked soul can then find out what really matters to you in your life.

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Representational image. Pixabay

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3 Best Travel Experiences in India You Should Not Miss

India is steeped in culture and history.

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Beaches in India. Pixabay

About 60% of polled vacationers rate travel experiences as more important than material possessions. Curated experiences rank high on the list of voyagers this year and in 2019, the trend is expected to continue according to an independent survey commissioned by If you are planning a trip to India, there are several experiences that you should not miss from checking in at a luxurious royal hotel and estate tea visits to temple tours and mountain sun rise excursions.

Arrange a Yoga Retreat

The country is a dream destination for yogis with many places to choose from. A yoga retreat might just be what you need to relax and discover your inner self. A relaxing vacation is not only rejuvenating but also offers a glimpse of a different lifestyle.


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In order to comprehend better, the Indian seers constructed the special “BOAT” – named Yoga/Meditation. Pixabay

While the practice of yoga in the West focuses on physical postures and sequences, a yoga retreat in India offers benefits by emphasizing breathing, meditation and cleansing. In addition, you’ll be exposed to devotional practices such as chanting and karma yoga. A typical retreat consists of an inclusive stay at specialist accommodation such as a hotel, yoga camp or school but if you want to save on accommodation costs, you can just drop in daily or sign-up for shorter courses.


Go on a Tour of the River Ganges

To continue your spiritual journey, organize a tour of the Ganges, the third largest river that flows through the country. Named after the Hindu goddess, Ganga, it is one of the most sacred places in India with religious festivities and burial rites taking place at the river’s banks. Pilgrims come from far to cleanse themselves with the holy water in the Ganges.


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River Ganga is one of the holiest rivers in India. Pixabay


The river starts at the Himalayas and drains into the Bay of Bengal. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Ganges River while on a cruise. If you have the opportunity, sign-up for a walking tour along the Ganges in Varanasi.

Get Up Close with Hindu Gods

With over 2 million Hindu temples in India, deciding where to go might prove difficult. But if you want to cover the most temples during your visit, head to the state of Tamil Nadu. It is not for nothing that it is known as the ‘Land of the Temples’ boasting of almost 33,000 ancient places of worship. In total, there are 38,615 temples according to the Tamil Nadu Hindu Endowments Board.

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Most of the temples situated in Tamil Nadu were built during the historic and medieval period

Marvel at the Brihadishvara Temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva. It is one of the largest South Indian temples and features exceptional architecture. Don’t forget the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai decked with thousands of colorful figures of gods, animals and demons.

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India is steeped in culture and history. With so many things to offer its visitors, you’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to unique travel experiences that cater to your senses and personal preferences.