Wanderlust: On the road to self-discovery
It's 10 a.m. and an eatery at the New Delhi Railway Station is bursting at seams with travellers. Nishant Sinha, 23, is slurping his morning cuppa, thrilled as he sets out on his maiden sojourn to the mighty Himalayas -- all by himself.
Sinha, fresh out of an engineering college in the capital, is amongst a growing breed of young Indian travellers who believe that a backpack is the best companion on a trip and travelling alone is the best way to explore yourself.
"On this trip, I don't have a plan. I just have my bag and will go wherever the road takes me. I believe it will be a journey full of learning," Sinha told IANS.
In India, travelling alone and backpacking have long been associated with hippies and gypsies. But Sinha disagrees.