Tell me how many times have you thought of travelling solo? But then, just trashed the idea! Contrary to the popular belief that solo travel is intimidating, in reality the experience is exhilarating.
Travelling solo can help you in connecting with yourself and with other like minded people. If you are thinking on travelling solo, I would recommend you to first check out this blog – “Essential tips for solo trip”.
Choosing the right location is the first step of any successful solo trip and I have just the right recommendations for you. So lets get started!!
Bir-Billing is a small town in Himachal Pradesh. This place is famous for paragliding and is Asia’s highest paragliding spot. Bir is a heaven for all adventure enthusiasts seeking a weekend to quench their thirst. It’s also an amazing place for you to rejuvenate and relax (Break free from the 9-5 shackles).
Bir is a boon for solo travelers. As the town is relatively small you can walk around and explore easily. For longer distances you can cycle around which can be rented for as low as INR 100 per hour.
A small town in the state of Karnataka, Gokarna is famous among Hindus for the Mahabaleshwar temple. But in the recent years, this place has attracted a lot of solo travelers due to the pristine beaches it offers.
Some of the famous beaches of Gokarna are Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Half moon beach etc. The best way to get around is by walking. One can also hire auto rickshaws. If you love beaches and are looking to avoid the crowds in Goa, then this is the place for you!
Udaipur in Rajasthan is a city right out of a movie set. This is one of the most touristy spots in India and can surely leave you spell bound.
Also known as the “City of Lakes”, Udaipur has some amazing attractions to offer. The city has four major lakes, huge palaces and few hidden gems.
This place is frequented by solo travelers a lot. Commuting around the city is very easy and most places are located nearby each other. From budget places to swanky hotels, stay options are limitless.
Dharamshala - McLeodganj
Referred to as India’s Mini Tibet, Mcleodganj is an enchanting hill station sitting in the lap of Dhauladhar range.
This place is famous for its Tibetan culture, quaint streets, stunning monastries, cafes and an abundance of scenic beauty! Mcleodganj is also famous for Bhagsunath temple and Bhagsu waterfall trek. The waterfall is surrounded by magnificent cliffs and beautiful rock formations.
This place is quite frequented by solo travelers due to the ease in commute. Also stay and food options are limitless and you can definitely find something that matches your budget.
If you love driving through snow clad mountains and picturesque scenes, then Manali is the place for you! A favorite of travel enthusiasts from all over India, this place has a lot to offer.
Manali is home to beautiful temples, adventure sports, waterfalls and tons of nature hikes. A solo traveler here can find accommodations at affordable prices. You can easily commute here as taxis and bikes are both available for rent.
So there you go, my top recommendations for your first ever solo trip in India. These destinations are safe for women travelers as well!
I hope you enjoyed this blog. Tell me in the comments section below about your first solo trip experience or are you planning to go anytime soon?
Until then, stay tuned for the next one.