“India is a world of many wonders, however we have to see it from the eyes of a traveller, and never a vacationer. Travelling solo provides that liberating expertise of soaking in each ounce of the sweetness from the straightforward lifetime of the countryside to the evolving beauties of cities throughout India,” says Nidhi Kurian, a 34-year-old solo girl traveller, on a nationwide tour from Kochi.
A artistic head of a movie manufacturing home, Ms. Nidhi launched into an all-India tour on February 7 from Kochi. Calling her journey as ‘The Nice Indian Solo Journey,’ she says it was deliberate with a goal to “expertise first-hand how protected” India is, particularly for ladies, in addition to to doc her journey experiences for her subsequent guide.
“I had earlier written two journey books based mostly on my journey by way of completely different areas. However this one is particular as a result of I had been ready to do a solo journey for a very long time. When you’re alone, you might be extra attentive. The journey is sort of meditative,” she says. Ms. Nidhi has thus far coated 2,300 kilometres crossing Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. In her subsequent leg of the journey, she will probably be heading to Odisha and West Bengal travelling Northwards and intends to finish 100 days of her solo journey by masking 25,000 kilometres.
Travelling on a shoestring price range in a Renault Kwid, which she fondly calls as Kuruvi (that means just a little fowl in Malayalam), Ms. Nidhi’s crimson automotive stands out in a crowded highway with the map of her journey route marked prominently on it. For the tour, she made some primary ergonomic inside modifications within the automotive. Halting within the Youth Hostel Associations and different budget-friendly lodging, Ms. Nidhi says her journey thus far has been memorable and enriching. From interacting with tribals in Araku to soaking within the countryside attraction of Andhra Pradesh, she made pit stops throughout the area to doc the heartwarming tales of agrarian success from the agricultural elements.
Ms. Nidhi’s journey is totally plastic-free since she believes within the ideas of sustainability. “I carry my very own plates, cups and bottles and be sure that there isn’t a wastage of meals,” she provides. To maintain power ranges, Ms. Nidhi prefers a fibre-rich meal, and all the time carries a reserve of dry fruits, seasonal fruits and water to remain hydrated all through. The journey has been a check of bodily endurance as a lot as of psychological fortitude and Ms. Nidhi says her years of yoga follow has helped her to remain match.
Carrying a DSLR and a GoPro, she has additionally been documenting her journey and plans to convey her journey guide based mostly on the supplies she garners. So, what does she plan to do as soon as again in Kochi? “I’ll have a lifetime of treasured reminiscences to reminisce about,” says Ms. Nidhi.