Your life completely changes after marriage; suddenly you are no longer responsible for yourself but your entire family. You have to adapt to a new lifestyle, responsibilities and expectations increase, you become more serious about your career; in short you live a life of routine. And between marriage and career, personal space and time is difficult to find. So before you embark on the marital journey, we recommend you spend some time with yourself, get to yourself, and romance yourself by solo travelling to these amazing destinations. Here is our comprehensive list of must visit places before you get married!
For Partying and Fun
Bangkok is the Amsterdam of Asia, a backpacking heaven, famous for its bustling, nightlife, street food, cheap shopping, and a wild party scene. Bangkok is fun, exotic, and happening; it offers a wide range of cheap accommodations and a variety of things to do for solo travellers.
Why should you visit Bangkok before you marry: Once you are married you are expected to follow the complete marital process of buying a house, have kids, and not to mention manage your house. Marriage means waving a goodbye to party life. So party all you want before you get hitched with a solo trip to Bangkok.
- Backpacking in Europe
Backpacking in Europe sounds pretty clichéd, but trust us, it is absolutely worth it. A backpacking trip across Europe is a life changing experience; in just one trip you can explore heritage, vibrant nightlife, different cultures, natural beauty, delicious cuisines, and meet interesting people from all over the globe.
Why should you go backpacking in Europe before you marry: Post marriage in India it’s normal to be bombarded with questions – what, why, when, how, etc, and a solo travel trip across Europe is bound to meet with plenty of questions from your spouse, in-laws, and parents. Might as well escape all the questioning, and experience freedom at its best with a trip to Europe by yourself before you marry.
One of the four destinations of the famous Char Dham yatra, Rishikesh is an importance religious place for Hindus. Rishikesh is also the holy grail of adventure lovers across the world. At Rishikesh you can challenge yourself river rafting, ziplining, giant swinging, rock climbing, river crossing, trekking, rappelling, bungee jumping, etc.
Why should you visit Rishikesh before you marry: Marriage brings along many responsibilities and sometimes restrictions. Post marriage, our spouse or in-laws may not be comfortable for you to go bungee jumping or skydiving for safety reasons. So indulge your adventurous side with adrenalin packed solo trip to Rishikesh.
- Adventure Trekking in the Himalayas
Trekking in the Himalayas offers a thrill and adrenalin rush like no other trek. Trekking in the Himalayas lets you explore some of the remotest destinations in the world as well as test your endurance. We recommended the following treks before you get married – Chaddar Trek, Roopkund Trek, Goecha-la Trek, and the Valley of Flowers Trek. If it’s not possible for you to go such long treks, WeTravelSolo offers some exciting 2-3 days treks in the Himalayas. Click here to find out more about short weekend treks in the Himalayas.
Why should you go trekking in the Himalayas before you marry: Trekking in the Himalayas is challenging and often requires time and dedicated pre-trek fitness practice/training for which one may not find time after marriage or get caught up in marital responsibilities. Trekking is not for everyone, your partner may not be into trekking or in-laws may not be comfortable with you going trekking alone. It’s best to conquer a few summits before you marry.
Self Discovery and Exploration
Ladakh is the dream destination of ‘soulo’ travellers. Ladakh’s serene valleys, humble and warm people, pure unpolluted air, gorgeous monasteries, and unspoilt natural beauty make everyone contemplate about life and existence.
Why should you visit Ladakh before you marry: While Ladakh has a romantic charm; it also offers the perfect setting to bond with yourself. It’s almost impossible to travel solo for self-exploration to a romantic destination like Ladakh once you are married since its natural for your spouse to want to join you.
Interesting Fact: Ladakh is snow clad for over 8 months of the year.
Auroville is not place to see on a day trip, it is a place to experience. Located near Pondicherry, Auroville is a little utopia, built on the foundations of love, peace, and human unity. Here you can reflect on life, meditate in the world renowned Matri Mandir, volunteer, learn an art, get an insight into sustainable living, or simply just be yourself.
Why should you visit Auroville before you marry: Life drastically changes after marriage, I becomes a WE; everything you do is with you partner and family, who knows if you will find time to go soul searching. With a global community, easy access (yet away from the crowd) Auroville is a world in itself ideal for solo soul searchers.
Udaipur is perhaps one of India’s most beautiful cities. The city has exquisite palaces, scenic lakes, a rich culture, and warm and friendly people.
Why should you visit Udaipur before you marry: Between career priorities and marital responsibilities, it’s difficult to find the space and time to just be yourself. Udaipur is perfect place to romance yourself, feel like prince/princess of your own world, and to fall in love with yourself. Udaipur is extremely safe, and is especially ideal for female solo travellers.
Hampi will make you fall in love with Indian heritage and architecture with its centuries old temples, royal complexes and buildings. The quaint heritage town Hampi in Karnataka is a hub for backpackers across the globe and offers affordable accommodation. Besides exploring heritage sites, you can hire a bike to explore the countryside, relax in the town’s cool cafes, take a coracle ride down the river, and interact with fellow backpackers.
Why should you visit Hampi before you marry: Once you are married, you are expected to complete all household responsibilities and along with other marital responsibilities. This is particularly true for women. Where’s the time for solo travelling. So if you want to go backpacking to a cheap and culturally rich heritage destination before you marry, Hampi is the place for you.
- Siem Reap
The stunning 12th century Angkor Wat Temple (world’s largest temple) draws thousands of heritage travellers to the Cambodian city of Siem Reap. But Siem Reap is so much more than just heritage temples, here you can enjoy heritage, exotic cuisines, party all night in the night market, take an ATV tour in the countryside and pamper yourself with inexpensive spa therapies!
Why Should you visit Siem Reap before you marry: While marriage does change your life, life changed even more drastically once you have kids. Solo travelling then becomes a distance dream. So before you get caught up in the marital grind, go solo travelling to Siem Reap, an affordable and fun destination that is easily accessible from India, safe for solo travellers, and a backpacker hub.
Are you getting married soon and tempted to go solo travelling one last time? So here’s your chance to experience the joys Solo Travelling, meet new people, explore some fabulous places, and ultimately connect with yourself before you begin the journey of marriage. To find out more, click here – http://www.wetravelsolo.com