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15 Best Indian Destinations for Solo Travel in India

A nomad: In love with distant and uncharted places….

Travel is a therapy; a treatment to cure life’s numerous challenges and downsides. Don’t we all want the freedom to just be out there in the world and see it as it is.

Solo traveling can be scary but it also is the most liberating, life changing experience of your life. India is a land that welcomes people to explore every bit of marvel it houses. You just have to go and know it. And trust us when we say – If you never go, you’ll never know!

Tour My India takes you on a voyage to some of the top solo travel destinations in India:
  • Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  • Srinagar to Leh Road Trip
  • Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
  • Tawang, Arunchal Pradesh
  • Udaipur, Rajasthan
  • Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
  • Goa
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • Alleppy, Kerala
  • Kutch, Gujarat
  • Darjeeling, West Bengal
  • Pondicherry
  • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
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Manali: A land of assurance

Skiinng in Manali, Himachal Pradesh

You leave your comfort space and decide to travel alone. You are scared beyond words and keep checking your back. You hate this feeling of fear but then reach Manali, your destination. And Manali soothes you like a mother’s hug. It leaves you assured of the good in the world.

You are relaxed watching the people go about their lives in the peaceful valleys of Rohtang and Solang. This is what this dainty little town does to you. It helps you trust the world and be among the forces of nature.

The clear skies and clean air feels good on your skin while you watch the most beautiful sunset of your life. Not to forget, the exciting adventure sports this town offers.

From skiing and paragliding to trekking and mountain biking, this town is a haven for adventurers. Head over to Manali for a peaceful getaway to rejuvenate your mind and come back altogether as a new person.

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Srinagar – Leh: The best roads lead to the best views

Ladakh

Are you a person of paths? Do roads attract you more than the destinations? If yes, this is the trip of your lifetime. Starting from Srinagar, this trip leads you to some of the top tourist destinations in India.

The journey captures the most scenic landscapes from the lush green valleys of Kashmir to the cold desert of Ladakh. This trip is one of the best destinations for solo travelers in India.

The roads lead to the beautiful Dal Lake and the historic town of Kargil to the world’s highest motorable pass, Khardungla Pass to the coldest inhabited place in the world- Drass Valley.

All you need for this exciting road trip is a backpack, a bike and a camera and you are set to explore the roads from Srinagar to Leh.

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Rishikesh: Link between yoga and spirituality.

Rishikesh River Rafting

Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the World, is one of the most popular destinations in India, which first catapulted to fame when the popular band the Beatles visited Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram.

It is the best getaway for solo travelers who are born for adventures like trekking, river rafting, cliff jumping, bungee jumping, kayaking and rock climbing. Rishikesh is known for its spirituality and yogic importance.

One can shed his fears and worries by the banks of River Ganges among the Himalayas. The reason of it being the top choice of solo travelers is the diversity the town offers, from spirituality to adventure and from nature’s bliss to the bustling streets of the town.

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Tawang: Enlightenment with a view

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Imagine waking up in a historic hill town nestled among the hills of Himalayan range. You wake up to look out of your window and see the wide stretch of white mountains with sun shining on them.

You look up at the clear skies and they seem to speak to you telling you to go wild and capture the world. Tawang is a beautiful hill station located in Arunachal Pradesh. It houses the largest Buddhist monastery in India which attracts many backpackers and solo travelers to seek knowledge about the distinct Indo-Tibetan culture of the town.

Free from the toxic carbon footprints, the city is an untouched natural beauty. The place not only offers rich culture and history but also the soothing elements of nature like clear skies, majestic hills, cascading waterfalls and lush green woods. Head over to Tawang and get a chance to rediscover yourself in the serenity of this town.

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Udaipur- The City of Lakes

Udaipur Rajasthan

Rajasthan – the abode of Maharajas is a land of great hospitality and rich cultural heritage. Udaipur is the perfect destination for people who love sunsets and changing skies.

There are many beautiful tourist spots in Udaipur that offer picturesque views of India’s royal past like hawelis, forts, palaces, & temples. Solo Travelers can do a lot of things in Udaipur like capture the beautiful history, sit by the side of the lakes, enjoy peaceful cold nights, read a book on the rich culture of Rajasthan or sip hot coffee in a relaxed cafe in the city.

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Khajuraho: A land where stone speaks better than man

Khajuraho Temple

Calling out solo travelers who have eyes for art, history and culture. The temples at Khajuraho whisper stories of the glorious past of India. It is a great place to connect with the rich history of the Chandela dynasty through the beautiful sculptures and architectural splendor.

The temples are well-known for their intricate erotic carvings that depicts the liberal minds of people during that period. Khajuraho Temples were lost in time and were rediscovered only in the last century.

According to historians, there were 85 temples in the complex but due to invasions and negligence, the temples were eroded and looted and only 20 of them remain in the present day. This journey leads you to a distant past filled with myths, secrets and art.

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Goa: Not just a party capital!

Goa Agonda Beach Goa

Don’t we all know Goa for crazy rave parties, casinos and luxury clubs? But trust us when we say Goa is much more than just a party capital. Blessed with some of the finest beaches of the country, the destination is ideal for a solo traveler who loves basking in the sun, swimming with the fishes and sipping cool margaritas.

The hippie culture of the state allows solo travelers to make new friends and enjoy their vacation in a completely new environment. Goa is also a perfect destination for thrill seekers who love playing in the ocean as it offers various watersports such as surfing, snorkeling, jet skiing and scuba diving among others.

The place also indulges in therapeutic ayurveda practices and spas. Explore the portuguese and french colonies and experience a fresh outlook towards life in this laid back beach destination.

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Mumbai: The city that never sleeps

The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai

Mumbai is most popularly known as the city that never sleeps. It is the commercial capital of India and the hub of the Indian cinema- Bollywood. The city offers so much that travelers of every genre find perfect ways to spend their vacation.

From nightclubs and theatres to beaches and heritage sites, the city never disappoints anyone. You’ll feel like you belong to the city because it has a charm to make you feel welcomed and comfortable.

Plan your solo travel to this city and lose yourself in the glamour and bustling streets of the most desired travel destination of the nation.

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Shimla: A town that stops time

Shimla Jakhoo Temple

Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas is the small and quiet hill town of Shimla which is best for a solo trip in India. Being a popular tourist destination of India, this hill station also becomes a perfect choice for a trip with yourself.

Scenic views from the hills, clean air and romantic sunsets make this paradise a must-visit. Stroll through the Mall Road, experience the best dining at local cafes and restaurants, capture the mesmerizing views, turn strangers into friends and have the best time of your life traveling solo.

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Alleppey: In the lap of God’s own country

Alleppey Kerala Backtwaters

Alleppey also known as the ‘Venice of the East’ is a beautiful backwater destination with picturesque canals, exotic beaches and azure lagoons. Evergreen coconut grooves and hidden natural bounties leave you awestruck.

Waking up in the middle of water in a houseboat is once in a lifetime experience and it is a crime to miss it. Solo travelers can not only savour the bliss of nature but also enjoy dance shows, music festivals, lip smacking local food and take up a therapeutic spa treatment.

With so much to offer, this Backwater Capital of the nation is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations for solo travelers.

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Kutch: Do it like the tribals

Kutch

Kutch in Gujarat is a geographic phenomenon, which is full of rustic beauty, wildlife reserves, historical sites, and pilgrimage spots. It is surrounded by the seawater and is an ultimate destination for solo backpackers where they can do camping in the middle of this vast wetland and participate in their favorite activities that take place during the famous “Rann Utsav”.

The tourists get an opportunity to see the tribal culture of Kutch and visit the ancient temples, attractive palaces and rugged forts, purchase vibrant costumes and tribal jewelries. A trip to Kutch takes you to the raw lifestyle of the tribes of the country where one can experience the simplicity and contentment as compared to the hustle of city life.

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Darjeeling: Queen of the Hills

Darjeeling Hill Station

Fondly known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’ – Darjeeling is a beautiful hill town surrounded by rolling peaks of the Eastern Himalayas, refreshing tea gardens, scenic lakes, and the majestic Kanchenjunga peak in the backdrop. It produces the most popular tea in the world and hosts some of India’s most popular resorts.

For a solo traveler, this place is no less than a paradise. Waking up in this town leaves you refreshed for the whole day. You can pedal your way through the tea plantations or take up hiking on the hills and valleys of the town.

Sip hot tea while sitting at your window and wishing you could stay here for a lifetime. Darjeeling is a perfect getaway for travelers who seek solidarity in the bliss of nature.

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Pondicherry: Do it like the French

Pondicherry

This beautiful beach city is one of the best solo travel destinations of India. The serene sunsets over the sea and lively vibe of the city cherishes even the dullest soul. Solo travelers can walk around French colonies and know about the town’s lifestyle.

Travelers can also seek spiritual cleansing during their stay at Auroville- a land that welcomes everyone. Pondicherry is a safe destination that makes you drop all your worries and be one with the cherishing vibe of the city.

You can enjoy peaceful sunsets on the beach and explore a completely new side of India while walking through the streets of this city and coming across French forts and palaces.

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Dharamshala- Rise among the clouds

Dharamshala Himachal

Nestled in the Himalayan range, the hill town of Dharamshala is where the culture of India and Tibet meets. Trekking trails, soothing wind and hippie vibes compliment this town to become the foremost choice of solo travelers.

You can trek to its crown jewel, Triund and sleep overnight under the moonlit sky perfect for stargazing. When you wake up among the clouds with the snow-clad Dhauladhar peak in the backdrop, all your fatigue rinses off and you cherish your decision to come here.

Do not forget to visit the largest Tibetan temple in India- the Namgyal Monastery which is the abode of His Holiness- Dalai Lama. Dharamshala cannot disappoint your want to escape to a quiet and little hill town away from the worldly worries of life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.How to plan a memorable Solo Trip in India?

Look up for places that are best for solo travelers. Make sure to look up for activities and tourist attractions mentioned for a destination. Solo Travel requires spontaneity and it can make your experience a better one.

Q.What are the best budget destinations for Solo travelling in India?

India offers many budgeted solo traveling destinations. Some of them are:

  • Rishikesh
  • Manali
  • Dharamshala
  • Rajasthan

Q.How is India safe for Solo Travellers?

India is known for ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ which translates to Guests are Gods. They tend to treat their guests best and make them comfortable in an unknown city. There might be some cases that prove otherwise but rest assured the country is safe for well-informed solo travelers.

Q.What are the best activities in India for Solo travelers?

India offers many adventure and recreational activities for solo travelers such as trekking, rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, scuba diving, surfing among many others.

Q.What are the best tips for traveling alone as a woman in India?

  • Women should wear moderate clothing.
  • In case of a query, they can approach other female travelers to feel secure.
  • Always carry local helpline numbers in case of emergency.
  • Do not venture out alone after dark.
  • Look for best and reputed hotels, homestays or hostels while booking accommodation.
  • Keep a friend or a family member updated on your travel plans.
  • Rest assured, Indians tend to respect women and protect them in any situation.

Q.What are the Best destinations in North East India for solo travellers?

North East offers various destinations that are ideal for solo travelers. Some of them being Sikkim, Gangtok, Cherrapunji, Shillong and Tawang.

Published: 23 Mar, 2021 | Last Updated: 24 Mar, 2021

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Sheetal Vaid

Sheetal is a passionate traveler of paths less travelled. If curiosity to see places was a person, it would have been her for sure. Impromptu plans run her life. She only has one motive in life, i.e., happily roaming the world. Get on board with her journey to a life filled with places, people and magic!