Solo Travel in India for a Year

June 2018 marks the day when I left my job and started traveling. When I started my journey, I had no idea that I’ll make it this far, but somehow I did. The initial plan in June 2017 was always to travel for a while and then get a job by the end of the year. But like they say, if you are good at something, opportunities will come knocking at your door. So it did. A year has gone, I am around, not deprived of anything, happier than ever.

During a year of travel, I saw a lot of amazing places in India. I came past some of the most popular tourist destinations of India and then skipped them for something much lesser known. I have used all the modes of transportation in India including trains, buses, cars, bullock-cart, tractor and god knows what else.

I am presenting these memories in form of a video that I have shot during this journey. Using random clips of festivals, food, ride and a lot more. Have a look and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Hope you liked the glimpse of India as shown by me. For more, subscribe to my Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to stay updated with my journey.

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  1. Indu

    Congrats on your completing one year of solo journey in India. And you are happier too this shows your passion for travel. Wish you best for coming years.

  2. INCREDIBLE! This is so inspiring. I also just left my job in February to pursue my passions, but haven’t had the chance to travel around as much. Enjoy college – these memories will certainly be with you for your life ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. ansh997x

      Yes, I am sure and wish the same for you too

  3. scooter9050

    A gap year is the way to go. This way you don’t have to worry about school or work.

  4. Trevellers

    Yes, I definitely suggest a gap year! I was very fortunate to be able to do this while studying for 4 years and could manage my time without taking a gap year. Most of my friends took a gap year and I’ve seen their growth. It’s beautiful! Started to travel solo and my life just changed!

  5. Danny

    Wow a year in India! That must of been amazing! Iโ€™m going to India in India in February. What advice would you give for
    1. Not getting Ill
    2. Traveling on the trains in India
    2

    1. ansh997x

      Well, you can always take flu shots, carry your prescribed medicines and have a portable water purifier.

  6. ambujsaxena05

    Nice video that summarises your observations across India. I need to learn a few tips to make such videos for my travel quests.

  7. Smita Chandra

    Good for you! We’ve seen a lot of India and loved everything!

  8. That’s a wonderful way to spend a gap year! I love how you include cultural events, music in local dialects, etc. in the video.

  9. bordersandbucketlists

    Wow what an inspiring story! Traveling for a year, I think I could find a way to do one day, but SOLO traveling for a year, I would definitely struggle. So props to you!

  10. Purvi Kamaliya

    Hey girl, this is really wonderful. I could totally relate to it as I just completed my 1.5 years of travel break with a year of solo travel in India. Your video just took me back to my entire journey. ๐Ÿ™‚ Especially those rath yatras of the Himalayas. I have always been fascinated by that. Keep traveling.

    1. ansh997x

      Thanks Purvi, but I am not a girl ๐Ÿ™

  11. Purvi Kamaliya

    Hey, this is really wonderful. I could totally relate to it as I just completed my 1.5 years of travel break with a year of solo travel in India. Your video just took me back to my entire journey. ๐Ÿ™‚ Especially those rath yatras of the Himalayas. I have always been fascinated by that. Keep traveling.

  12. cheerfultrails

    This is such an amazing and inspirational story to share. Congrats on completing a successful year of traveling!

  13. Tiffany Petersen

    This is so lovely! ONE WHOLE YEAR!! That would be amazing to stay in a place that long. You really get to know the culture and make friends! The video you made is wonderful and shows what an amazing time you had! Would love to go there someday!

  14. Andra

    Congratulations on deciding to take a gap year! It will probably be one of the most wonderful experiences in your life. I am curious which place you liked the best during this year ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Shaily

    Wow! What an incredible experience to travel in India for an entire year. I’m truly inspired by your post. Love your video – it provides a nice glimpse of various cultures, festivals and food. I need to see more of India now. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Ali Dunnell

    Looks like a wonderful adventure. I travelled round India alone over 20 years ago and had a great time. Thanks for sharing your adventure ๐Ÿ™‚