Im 18, is it a good idea? Im going to India to do a yoga course and would like to go around too! Any recommendations, tips...?
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Kerala (the god's own country) is the best !!
One more thing, prepare yourself. Especially for clothing.
India is absolutely amazing. Some recommendations, the favourites of my trip:
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib: a Sikh temple where they prepare free food for a lot of people who need it, have a look inside.
Old Delhi is super impressive
Lotus Temple: amazing architecture (super modern compared to typical indian buildings)
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Varanasi is a must see. Lot of culture to see and very impressive
Hopefully these tips help you out a bit. There is much more to see in India and in the places I just mentioned. You could easily extent your trip by visiting Nepal, Varanasi is pretty close to the border. Nepal has a pretty good bus network between bigger towns.
I didn't travel solo in India, so I don't really know about that. From my view I think you can travel solo but I would advise you to be a little experienced before you go. Having a travelbuddy for India exaggerated luxury. It's very important to stay safe, especially as a woman, don't be outside alone at night etc, you know the drill.
Enjoy your trip!!
I would say you are never too old or too young. Just be confident and more sceptical, especially in india.
Find the place where you want to do your ytt. Goa (south) and Rishikesh (north) are the most famous places with so many offers. And find your yoga school, read trough their websites, maybe text some old students and ask them about their school. Find out what you want to learn. I am waiting for Trimurti to open again in Dharamsala, their website totally convinced me. :D
How much time will you have after your ytt?
Depending on the 'where' you can go to different places, maybe some people from your ytt will join you. In Goa i met some friends, who did their ytt in rishikesh and wanted to chill after these intense weeks.
Even when you are alone, that's an amazing experience. So famous places in the north will be manali, amritsar, Leh and dharamsala. But it takes a while to get around in the Himalayas. Depends on how much time you have. Same for the South of India. Explore Goa, Hampi, mysore, bangalore...they are all beaten paths so you will meet many people and hostels everywhere. :)