India has been one of the most popular destinations for solo travellers for quite some time. Thanks to its stunning scenery, incredible food, friendly locals and religious sites, many see this wonderful destination as a place to find themselves, as well as enjoy many a varied experience at the same time.
However, due to Coronavirus, the opportunity to explore this destination has naturally been temporarily put on hold for many. In time, though, normality will resume, and individuals can begin booking their getaways again.
Just because the global pandemic is limiting travel, it does not mean that India – or its magnificent sights and natural beauty – will disappear. Once it is safe to do so, many will want to visit this stunning country and enjoy a solo travel experience.
The future of travel
According to a recent ‘Future of Travel’ survey carried out by travel company Jules Verne, 20% of respondents revealed that they plan to travel to the Asia Pacific region over the next 18 months, proving that the virus hasn't deterred people from having it on their travel bucket lists.
In the same survey, 27% of respondents also stated that they wanted to travel within the next 18 months, again demonstrating that the solo travel industry is still set to thrive during – and after – the virus.
When asked, many of those surveyed stated that India would be one of their most favoured countries to visit once travel restrictions are eased. Again, this clarifies how India is a highly sought-after travel destination – so just why should you add it to your must-see list?
The magic of India
India escorted tours are one of the best ways to explore the magic that this country has to offer. When you choose to travel this way, you’ll be able to fully embrace the culture, witness the astonishing architecture, take in the wildlife, explore the iconic structures, sample the local delicacies and get to know the people.
India is a sensory overload: it’s charming, enticing and bustling. It’s also huge, and when you’re there, you will see, hear, touch, taste and smell more than you ever thought was possible. While most of it is rural, it offers a perfect combination – beaches in the south, Himalayas in the north, desert in the west and tribal territory in the east.
On your travels, you can expect to make friends, too. Indians love having guests in their home and do all they can to ensure that they are happy. If you’re like one of the 36% of people that said they’d be travelling again by Spring 2021, make sure it’s to a location that you feel comfortable in. India will be sure to open your eyes, empower you and change you.
Your journey through India
Starting in Delhi, India’s capital will allow you to familiarise yourself with the country’s rhythm. Ensure that you wander through the streets of Old Delhi, visiting the markets and picking up beautiful crafty pieces. Jaipur – also known as the ‘Pink City’ – shouldn’t be missed either, and nor should its stunning buildings, such as the City Palace. Bangalore, affectionately referred to as ‘Pensioner’s Paradise, boasts large green spaces, while Mumbai is the country’s financial centre.
Enjoy your travels, and stay safe.