I cannot stress enough on the importance of travelling. At least once in your life, head out to explore a far away place by yourself and don't come back until you've made memories for life. A lot of people have a misconception that travelling can be costly. On the contrary, it is affordable when you plan it right. Sleep on the floor, walk the distance, hike through valleys, make friends with people from different culture, cook, eat, laugh, dance, cry and discover a whole new world. More importantly, find yourself. It's a bitter sweet experience. You won't realise how beautiful it is to travel until you get home and rest your head on your pillow. Leave the familiar and seek what's peculiar.
As Tolkien put it:
“Home is behind, the world ahead,
and there are many paths to tread
through shadows to the edge of night,
until the stars are all alight.”
I was lucky enough to travel solo on a motorcycle from the South of India to the Himalayas and beyond. It took me almost three months, but it is nothing compared to those who have roamed the globe for years and forgotten home. I won't be publishing anything here in detail as I'd like to keep some memories fresh. But I post useful information here and hope to inspire you to get out there. If you're planning a long trip across India and need help, please do get in touch and I'll do my best to help you prepare.