Earlier, people used to travel with their family members and friends and never thought of embarking on a long-haul journey alone. But now there is a sea change in travel ethos and solo travel is the in thing to do. Presently, scores of tourists travel alone to the Himalayan ranges and high-altitude places such as Leh and Ladakh to get their dose of adrenaline rush. It is interesting to note that both men and women travel junkies are jumping on the solo-travel bandwagon.
Malayalam actor Mrudula Murali also recently trod the solo path and has posted compelling video and pictures of her trip to Himachal Pradesh on social media. In the video, the actor is seen having a gala time against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Mrudula, who made a whirlwind tour of Himachal Pradesh, Rohtang Pass, Spiti Valley and Chandra Taal, is also seen ecstatic while paragliding and soaring to the skies.
Most of the travel enthusiasts dream of traversing thousands of kilometers and scaling the Himalayan mountain ranges in a bid to be on the lap of nature. Himalayas is synonymous with love and fondness and you have to travel to this beautiful world to feel the warmth of that affection. You will be able to leisurely enjoy all the vistas if you are travelling alone and the knowledge you garner from these trips is invaluable.
The travellers can have an exciting time in Himachal Pradesh as this north Indian state offers trekking, adventure sports, skiing and paragliding. The pristine windswept landscape and serene surroundings make Himachal the favourite destination of both tourists and nature lovers.
The mountainous region of Spiti, which is near the Tibetan border in Himachal Pradesh, is riddled with numerous majestic peaks and hidden valleys and is a must-see spot for travel aficionados. Spiti, which is tightly hugged by mountains, is one of the regions having the lowest population density in India. Though it is tough to reach Spiti, it will provide experience of a lifetime once you step on to this picturesque place. Trekking to Spiti is treacherous and challenging as it is situated close to 18,300ft above sea level.
Dreamlike Chandra Taal
The nature has stored a plethora of delightful surprises along the scenic Kinnaur-Spiti valley road and one such wonder is the placid Chandra Taal (lake), which is the highest lake in Spiti. The lake got its name Chandra (moon) Taal as it is shaped like a crescent moon. The lake with green and blue waters is Insta-worthy and a feast for the eyes. One has to trek 5km from the base camp to reach this exotic lake and there are many travellers who pitch tents on the shores for a night.