If you are planning for a solo trip to Delhi, well, then let me congratulate you first on the decision you made. After all, it takes a lot of guts and bravery to actually decide on going for a solo trip and many people cancel the plan just with the thought of executing it all alone. A solo trip means everything that you do, the results and the responsibilities are all on you. Although this might seem like a lot of pressure, it is not as difficult as you might think. With the right plan and the right execution, you can make your solo sojourn, a successful one and enjoy independence at your own pace.
Delhi is a busy city and you might find the roads, a bit confusing on reach. Where to go, how to start, what to do first, whether to ask for help, all these concerns might pop up in your mind after you land at the destination. But calm down! Here, is a list of the best travel tips that we have for you which you can follow to enjoy the trip without any hassle. But before we list them down, we would like to wish you good luck in your endeavour!
Book your accommodation
First, the most crucial thing that you need to do is visit a renowned travel website and book yourself a room in one of the best hotels in Delhi for a stay. You can browse through the range of best hotels in Paharganj Delhi and book your room in the hotel that best fits your budget. Some travel websites also provide assistance for planning the itinerary, and therefore, for guidance related to which places to visit in the city, you can take help from these websites without giving a second thought.
Pack just the essentials
What to pack? I know, you must have asked this question to yourselves several times as to what to pack and what not to. But whether it is your first trip or your second, it is always better that if you are going for a solo trip, pack less and pack only the essentials. Since you would be required to carry your luggage everywhere, the less you stuff in your bag, the easier it will be for you to carry and keep your luggage safe. Having said that, only carry essential garments that can prevent you from getting tan under the sun, medicines, important documents such as (PAN Card, Aadhar Card, etc.), laptop, a few skincare products, dry shampoo, ATM cards, first-aid kit, charger, power bank and comfortable shoes. If you are a girl, you might want to carry accessories and makeup with you but you can consider keeping only the basic ones as it is not that essential than the ones mentioned above.
Avail of the Delhi tour services
If you feel puzzled about how to start your trip, the Delhi tour can guide you in many ways. Avail of street food tours, full city tours, slum tours, free walking tours or any other that you please and explore the city with a guide always present at your assistance. So, although you will be having a solo trip, you will always have a guide with you to brief you about a specific place and take care of your interests.
Do not forget to carry cash with you
I know, I have already mentioned carrying ATM cards, so what’s the point for this? Well, you might encounter unwanted situations where the machine is not working, or there are no ATM machines nearby where you can swipe and withdraw money whenever you want. So, it is always recommended to keep some cash handy for such situations. After all, prevention is always better than cure.
Carry emergency numbers and family contacts safe with you
Although this might sound needless, it is as important as other things mentioned above. In case you feel lost or troubled, you can always ask your parents for any sort of help. Plus, they will get time to time updates about your whereabouts which will keep them stress-free. For situations, where you are lost in mid of a road or have forgotten your way back to the hotel, or have injured yourself, you can always call the emergency numbers for help. Therefore, this is an important step that you cannot miss out on. Besides, you can always ask the locals for help.
Learn to speak the Hindi language
While you are in Delhi, you might need to interact with the local residents in their local language. Although you can communicate with them in English, it is better to grasp some knowledge about basic Hindi terms like ‘Namaskar’, ‘Shukriya’, etc. that will come really beneficial during interaction with the residents.
Visit the popular locations early in the morning
It is quite obvious if you are planning for a trip to Delhi, you will surely want to explore Qutub Minar, Red Fort, India Gate and other eminent locations. But since these places are the most prime ones, you might encounter a lot of crowds if you visit late. So, to travel at ease and click snaps in your favourite location, reach early to the spot. Also, if you make your plan early in the morning, you will have more time to explore other locations, as Delhi has innumerable places to check out from.
So, these are some of the best travel tips that you can adhere to, to make your Delhi solo tour a huge success. Follow these travel suggestions and have the best solo sojourn of your life.