Travelling solo has the power to introduce you to yourself. It is exciting, fun and a great learning experience. The benefits of travelling solo are immeasurable. Apart from pushing you out of your comfort zone, travelling alone will boost your confidence like nothing else will. It is the perfect chance to meet interesting people, learn new languages and cultures. Plus, it’s cost effective and you will be the queen of your own schedule! What’s not to love?
Here are a few must-visit destinations across the world curated by RCI that should be on every solo traveller’s bucket list. With RCI offering stay options in all the below destinations, go ahead and plan your trip right away.
San Francisco, U.S.A: With its curving streets and friendly locals, San Francisco is a vibrant, upbeat city, a must for solo travellers. Walk the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, chat up the locals, ride a cable car and enjoy the city’s fabulous weather as you cycle down the winding lanes. Sample delicious seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf, shop for souvenirs or enjoy a rickshaw ride while you’re there. Don’t miss a ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, one of the world’s most notorious prisons. While in San Francisco, book your stay with RCI at Club Donatello, which is ideal for a solo vacation as it invites you to experience its gracious hospitality and the myriad social and cultural activities of the Club and the City by the Bay.
Pondicherry: If you want to go to France but don’t have the money yet, go to Pondicherry instead! With French influence in its architecture, this sleepy little place is perfect for a serene, beach getaway for solo travellers. The food has a lot of French influence too and beer is cheap, making it a place to go if you want a real culinary experience. The Auroville temple is a place to visit if you want to reconnect with your spiritual side. While in Pondicherry, book your stay with RCI at Club Mahindra, which offers a choice of gourmet cuisines, an infinity pool with a chilled out pool bar and in-house multi-cuisine restaurant, a happening hookah lounge and many other outdoor activities that help make the BIG life even better.
Budapest, Hungary: Budapest, the capital of Hungary remains one of the cheapest capital cities to visit in Europe, making it a great destination for solo travellers on a budget. One Hungarian forint is 0.24 rupees: for the first time, you’ll feel great about Indian currency. Budapest is also a city full of attractions, monuments and unique neighbourhoods to discover, giving solo travellers plenty of activities to keep busy and intrigued. Budapest is paradise for explorers. Keep your senses primed and you’ll discover something wonderful at every turn. During your trip in Budapest, choose to stay with an amazing offering by RCI, Aparthotel. This property is newly built and is just a few minutes’ walk to the Thermal lake, so enjoy your early morning walks with a book and some coffee.
Leh, Ladakh: The land of the lamas is a safe destination for a solo trip if you’re a first-time solo traveller. Ladakh will welcome you with some spectacularly jagged, arid mountains and picture-perfect Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. This is the most isolated place in all of Himalaya’s and can be explored by those who want to experience the untouched and pristine beauty of India. You can perfect this solo vacation with RCI, by staying at Global Family Home. The property offers a peaceful base from which you can explore the famous sites of Thikse, Shey, Stok, etc via the paths across villages and mountains.
Vietnam: Unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam. It is a land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages. Vietnam has a lot to offer for solo travellers, once you break through the initial barrier (knowing a little of the language goes a long way), Saigonese are friendly and open. You can mingle with villagers, sample local dishes and sip rice wine in Vietnam’s many regional markets. You can enjoy walks on the streets and spot Ancient temples that distinctly display the Chinese influences in the north and Hindu origins in the south. While in Vietnam you can opt for RCI’s property FLC Grand Hotel Samson, this place offers you a wide array of onsite amenities ensures everything’s right at your fingertips.