JASSI SANGHA, 30

Film­maker

India Today - - TRAVEL -

Solo trav­el­ling for the Pun­jab-based film­maker, Jassi Sangha is not an es­cape but a way to ex­plore her­self. “Trav­el­ling is the best teacher one can have. It has al­ways been a way to em­power my­self. It’s a jour­ney within the self,” says Sangha who started trav­el­ling alone at the young age of 16. So far she has trav­elled to ap­prox­i­mately 18 states in the US. “I vis­ited ten states in five days while road trip­ping from Chicago to Cal­i­for­nia,” says Sangha. In In­dia, she has trav­elled to Shimla, Manali, Ka­sol, Kullu, McLeodganj, Dharam­pur, Kolkata and few vil­lages of West Ben­gal, Goa, Dharamshala, Hari­dawar, Mus­soorie , Ut­tarkashi, Delhi, Jammu, Panch­gani, Ma­h­ablaesh­war, Lon­avala, Ahmedabad, Diu and Ban­ga­lore. It was only when she started trav­el­ling alone, she felt more in­de­pen­dent and close to na­ture. “I’ve earned a few re­la­tion­ships which I couldn’t have found while trav­el­ing with oth­ers. Solo trav­el­ling is an ad­ven­ture whereas trav­el­ling with some­one is a cel­e­bra­tion.” adds Sangha say­ing, “You end up do­ing things which you are not re­ally in­ter­ested in. It also hin­ders the process of know­ing new peo­ple which is the best part of solo trav­el­ing.”

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