A few years ago, I was preparing to take a round-the-world trip by myself, starting off with backpacking Goa in India. Boarding the plane, ticket in hand, my stomach flipped. I was going on a solo trip to Goa. For a month. What was I thinking? Friends had warned me it could be dangerous there […]
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Goa was the first stop on my round the world trip and I spent one unforgettable month here.
In the north there’s the hippie community of Arambol with its sunset beach parties, yoga and meditation workshops and nearby night market. Over the border in Karnataka is the historic city of Hampi, which is well worth a visit.
To the south there’s Palolem with its tucked away yoga centres and beautiful beaches.
I also explored Kerala, which lies south of Goa and is known as Gods Own Country thanks to its gorgeous green tea plantations. Here you will find examples of India’s traditional arts, culture and temples.
Read on to discover all my posts on these incredible places or head straight to my full guide to solo backpacking in Goa.
This is the Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Kerala (2023)
Kerala is India‘s gorgeous green land known as God’s Own Country. Ranked one of the world’s most affordable winter sun destinations, Kerala offers some of the best-loved experiences in India. I have spent six weeks in India, including a month in Goa and two weeks travelling around Kerala. Read on for my guide to the […]
The Most Amazing Things to Do in Arambol, Goa (2023)
From workshops to beach parties, there’s never a dull day in the hippie beachside town of Arambol in Goa, India. I spent a month travelling solo in Goa, and Arambol was my favourite place of all. Here is my essential list of the top places to visit in Arambol and all the most amazing things […]
Hampi Backpacking: This is the Best Hampi Itinerary for 2 Days (2023)
If you are backpacking India, the ancient city of Hampi is a must-see. There are a wealth of wonderful temples, statues and ruins to explore in this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. From North Goa you can take an overnight bus ride to the state of Karnataka to see this fascinating historic city. Read on […]