I’ve always been a bit of a loner. In high school, I would often spend time with friends but would also often find myself reading under a tree away from the crowds. As an adult, I love travelling alone because it allows me to take my time and do what I want without having to consult anyone else about what is best for me. Travelling alone has taught me how to be comfortable in my own skin and made me realize there’s no shame in being an introvert. Here are some tips for making your first solo trip near Mumbai as enjoyable as possible:
A solo trip is a journey you take on your own. It’s an adventure that requires forethought and preparation, but it can also be a great way to get closer with nature and yourself. A solo traveler is not just someone who travels alone, but someone who goes out there and explores the world in a different way than most people do.
It is called “solo” because you’re going on this adventure by yourself! You don’t need to have someone else with you all the time—although having friends or family come along for parts of your trip can be fun too! You can read about my solo trip to Paris here.
Solo Trip near Mumbai
How to get to Mumbai
There are many ways of getting to Mumbai. The cheapest way is by air, but the most comfortable and convenient one is by train. I flew from Goa to Mumbai (about a 2 hour flight). It cost me around Rs3000, which included my own expenses for food and drinks on board. If you’re travelling with someone else, it’s best that you share a cab or rickshaw as some places will charge higher fares if you travel alone. You can also get in touch with your local travel agent for information about nearby airports and rates before hand; then book tickets online from them once they confirm all the details are correct.
Mumbai has two major railway stations: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) near Dadar station and Churchgate station near Marine Drive area close to Nariman Point area where most tourists stay during their visit here.”
Places to visit around Mumbai
- Elephanta Caves
This is one of the best places to visit when on a solo trip near Mumbai. The Elephanta Caves are located on an island to the east of Mumbai and they make for a great day trip. The caves themselves contain Hindu sculptures, including one of the best known representations of Shiva as Nataraja (the dancing pose). It is best to go early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds. As it’s a ferry ride out there, you may want to bring lunch with you.
- Kanheri Caves: This is located about 30 miles north of Mumbai. You can reach this location by taxi or car from Colaba Market. This is where many buses from south Mumbai stop.
- Mahabaleshwar: About two hours north-east from Mumbai lies this hill station that can be reached by train from CST Station or via road from Pune Airport/Nashik Road Railway Station (depending on where you’re staying). A popular tourist destination in winter months due to its cooler weather and scenic views (even if it does get crowded!), Mahabaleshwar is especially picturesque during monsoon season when its lush greenery contrasts beautifully against dark clouds above and clear skies below–just be sure not miss any trains back!
The day finally came, and I was on my way to Mumbai. As I boarded the train, my heart was racing. The excitement of this trip was overwhelming me; it had been a long time since I went on a solo adventure like this! It felt like everything was falling into place perfectly—I had saved up enough money for the ticket and packed all of my essentials in one carry-on bag.