Travelling solo can be a daunting prospect, especially for females, but it is something that is regularly enjoyed by many determined women from all over the world. There are many reasons why solo travel can be such a fantastic experience, and many people proving that solo travel is more and more possible.
There are many blogs operated by solo female travellers, paving the way for others to follow in their footsteps. But, have you ever noticed the predominance of solo female travellers, and, perhaps, global explorers in general, who hail from European or Northern American countries? That’s not to say that women from other countries, places where there has been a much stronger traditional reliance on men, don’t travel too. But, the numbers probably aren’t so big, and they are not as well-known within travelling circles. So, let’s take a look at five strong-willed and awesome Indian women who have set out alone to discover the world and fulfil their cravings for wanderlust:
Ankita Mahabir runs a successful travel blog with the appropriate name of Living and Escaping. Having taken her first solo adventure to Thailand and Cambodia at the age of 21, she has been travelling her way around the world pretty much ever since.
The solo female traveler behind Voyager for Life, Renuka Singh is an ambitious and creative soul. An avid writer and photographer, some of her work has been featured on the pages of glossy magazines, such as Filmfare. Her solo adventures began because she wished to discover the world independently, enjoying experiences that weren’t carefully planned by her parents. She says that people need courage more than money to travel, and that experiences are more important than the actual destinations.
An inspiration to other young women, Shivya Nath runs a popular and successful travel blog called The Shooting Star. Her blog has won awards and she details how to travel long term and live like locals. You can also read about many interesting and offbeat destinations, with plenty of inspiration if you too want to explore places that are away well the well-trodden path.
One of the main motivations for Supriya Sehgal embracing solo travel was the fact that by going it alone you no longer have to coordinate your plans with another person. She has visited many interesting destinations and works as a freelance travel writer. She has an excellent Facebook page called Tea for Travel where she provides heaps of tips and useful information.
Elita Almeida travels alone across India, documenting her tales at her blog, Have Feet Will Travel. Her first solo trip was to Karnataka, and since then she has enjoyed exploring various parts of India, many of which are completely off the beaten path. She quit her job in order to be able to roam more, and enjoys travelling solo because it provides plenty of opportunities to disconnect and live in the moment.