Travelling solo in a diverse country like India sounds a bit of a daunting task. At first, the idea of being completely independent in a new city or state might be intimidating, but let it sink in and you’re on your way to experiencing all the wonders of solo travel.
Therefore, we have found out 7 destinations that welcome you as a solo traveler.
Himachal Pradesh is a Paradise for solo travelers. From serene mountain peaks to diversified nature Himachal has everything you wish to experience as a traveler and you cannot miss to visit Shimla on your Himachal visit. The capital city of Himachal Pradesh welcomes you with curvy roads, snowfall, and the colonial appeal, the summer capital has a lot to experience as a solo traveler. Then you have the Ridge, spacious open space which is called Mall road, which is yet another famous tourist destination. The warm and welcoming place is always filled with tourists and localites malling (lazing around) on the ridge. The marvelous view of snow-clad mountain ranges spellbinds you. Jakhoo hill, Believed to be the highest peak in Shimla, this hill is 8000 feet high and is a major tourist attraction in Shimla and the Very famous Christ Church has been synonymous to Shimla. With famous cafes and a chilly breeze, this small town is warm enough to welcome you as a solo traveler.
A visit to Kerala is incomplete if you come back without exploring Allepey, the land of ‘backwaters’. Known as the “Venice of India”, Allepey welcomes you with beautiful beaches and houseboats. Scattered coconut palms, vast paddy fields and Chinese nets, make Alleppey a travel junkies paradise. The Allapuzha beach, has gained popularity for its incredible natural beauty. Thick palm grooves, a lovely garden right on sea shore, an antique light house and much more, they further add on to the beauty of this scenic beach.
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ideal place for bird lovers, this bird sanctuary spreads over an expanse of 14 acres. It serves as a home to several rare species of homing and migratory birds and Alleppey is blessed with a rather peculiar geographical feature of having the water at level with the land. As a result, tourists get the opportunity of closely observing village life on the shore while cruising on the backwaters.
While Spending time in the midst of nature, waking up to the chirping of birds and the soft gushing of River Ganges you will actually not feel the need of a travel partner in Rishikesh. Go solo in Rishikesh while feeling the spiritual bliss , explore the landmarks like Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula and of course don’t to forget to try your hands at river rafting in Rishikesh. It is in factt one of the best things to do in Rishikesh. If you’re an adventure-junkie, then this Rishikesh tour package is crafted just for you!
Dharamshala has everything to do that will suit all travellers alike. Dharamshala – home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is also known as Lhasa of India. The welcoming mountains, good food and the serene weather is enough to satiate your solo soul. While, strolling the streets of Mecleodganj you can even meet a lot of co-solo mates that are on a similar journey like you. Immerse yourself in lanes of Mecloedganj or go on solo trek to Triund, the real heaven on earth. Dharamshala has the most beautiful cricket stadium, HPCA stadium, Norblingka institute- Tibetan arts music and when you are in Dharamshala don’t forget to eat those street side drooling momos. Hence, once you visit Dharamshala you will surely love to visit it again and again at this paradise.
The pristine hill retreat of Munnar is a traveller’s paradise. With its remarkable natural beauty, unique flora and fauna and a variety of exciting activities on offer, Munnar has all the ingredients to make your vacation an unforgettable one. The rolling hills of Munnar carpeted by the emerald green tea gardens are an amazing sight indeed. It is a wonderfully soothing to take a walk amidst the beautiful tea estates, the air scented with the aroma of tea, and the sight of the misty mountain in the horizon. From rock climbing to paragliding, from ballooning to rappelling, from cycling to trekking, take your pick! Mountaineers relish the challenge of climbing the Anamudi and Meesapulimala, the highest and second highest peaks respectively in Kerala.
The culturally rich city Amritsar, situated in northwestern India in the state of Punjab, Amritsar offer gets unnoticed by tourists. From drooling food to ‘Golden temple’, Amritsar has a lot to offer you in abundance. Amritsar’s Golden Temple (officially known as the Harmandir Sahib) is the most sacred Sikh temple in the world and a pilgrimage site for Sikhs around the globe. The shimmering shrine is known as a symbol of brotherhood and welcomes everyone, regardless of race, class, religion, or caste, symbolized by the temple’s four entrances. If you get hungry, Amritsar won’t refuse you. There’s an array of food stalls to choose from.
Pondicherry (renamed as Puducherry) is a quiet little French town on the southern coast of India. You can enjoy a glorious Sunrise on East Coast. The crimson sun and the backdrop of an Ocean, gets an amazing view of sunrise at the Cuddalore road stretch. The tiny coastal city boasts of some beautiful beaches and beachside promenade. You can take a heritage walk on the main historical promenade which is a popular 1.2 kilometer long stretch of beachfront along the Bay of Bengal. Hence while spending solo days at Pondi you can savor the local delicacies intermingled with French flavors or head to any of the four popular beaches around Pondicherry: the Rock beach, Paradise beach, Serenity beach and Auroville beach.
So, awaken the wanderlust in you, book a ticket and go solo.