Monday, March 22, 2021

Destinations in India for Solo Female Travelers

Get Ready to Let It Go! Yes, you heard it, right ladies. It is time to let go of your insecurities and dependency. And you need to admit it that every once in a while we have to get rid of our daily routines of life and need to enjoy solitude. An act of being so is very important to amidst the dearest nature and fall in love with ourselves. Nothing is better than a solo travel trip to uplift your mood. No matter what your age is, it is never going to be an inappropriate one for a solo trip.

India is exceptionally a very beautiful destination and a lot of female travelers are coming forward to share their India travel stories. Not only they share their stories but also provide many tips and tricks for the safe and hassle-free journey. Let’s accept that not all parts of the country are unsafe. Even not all men are eve-teasers in India. Here are some safe and top 10 destinations in India for solo female travelers.

1. Pondicherry

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Nicely cobbled roads, yellow colonial styled houses lined up and clean air marks the charm of Pondicherry. It is present in South India and resembles one of the French cities. Moreover, it is a well-maintained Union Territory. This place was under the rule of French for a very long time and hence its influence can be seen in the food, culture, and language that is spoken here. It is a quiet place that will help you to bring out the inner you. Invest some time in introspecting which will make you fall in love with the real you. Go on exploring the unexplored beaches, enjoy seafood with a touch of French cuisine, shopping, and meet with localities who are leading their simple life. Pondicherry has something absolutely unique and amazing which other places are lacking-PEACE. It is among the top 10 destinations in India for solo female travelers.

2. Nainital

Willing to see the real definition of dreamland on Earth? Nainital, situated in the serene valleys of Uttarakhand truly offers such beauty. This place is inhabited by local Kumaoni people who are known for their warm behavior and friendly nature. This small town is incredibly safe, especially for the female solo travelers. It is going to be fun to explore it all by yourself. It is popularly known as Lake City as it is a valley with a deep lake in the center.

Moreover, it is an excellent gateway to spend some time in the lap of Mother Nature. The place does not offer much to see other than the views of distant ranges and hills. But the outskirt provides numerous tourists attractions that one must visit. Keep your options wide open for shopping as the Tibetan Market offers stylish and latest clothes at affordable prices. Other than the fashionable factor, we must thank the people here that bring us the soulful food which is none other than MOMOS. Nothing can make you feel better other than enjoying momos in the cool air.


3. Shimla

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If we talk about hill stations then generally they are safer due to the number of people present there at any point in time. The smaller the place is, safer it is because everybody will know everyone.  But when it comes to the beauty and appeal of Shimla then only a few hill stations can match it. Not only, is this hilltop town an absolute delight among tourists but also a safer option. The main reason why it is safe as well as viable for female solo travelers is that it provides safe lodging options. During the summer, tourists can enjoy the scenic beauty and soothing climate and during winters, one can expect a beautiful snowfall. The Mall, The Ridge, Jakhu Temple, and Christ Church are the main attractions of the place. One thing that is of prime attractions of Shimla is the toy train.

4. Leh-Ladakh

Leh-Ladakh is popularly known as “The Little Tibet” attracts a number of tourists every year with its snow-capped mountains. Moreover, it is the favorite destination for trekking and mountaineering enthusiasts. It offers a tranquil and serene atmosphere as Zanskar River flows by. Also, one can enjoy the endless beauty of nature in the purest form which will surely bind your soul. It is an ultimate holy grail of solo travel. It is among the top 10 destinations in India for solo female travelers.

5. Mysore

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In South India, one of the safest places for solo female travelers in India is the cultural hub of Karnataka, that is, Mysore. Girls and ladies are generally advised not to loiter around at night but only until the sun goes down as till then streets are populated. But when it comes to Mysore, the still feels safe even during the nights as it is a tourist’s destination where people still keep traveling at night. Female tourists who have a strong taste for Indian culture and history then Mysore is a must place for them.

6. Sikkim

North East is that part of India which has immense beauty especially Sikkim. Sikkim is just the right place for those female solo travelers who are out in the search of flawless splendor in India. The main attractions of Sikkim are sky-kissing mountains, gorgeous valleys, graceful Buddhist monasteries, trails, and patches of rice terraces. If we talk about hospitality and traditions in Sikkim then it cannot be ignored as they have given Sikkim a unique identity. Take a tour here and explore something as beautiful as Sikkim. Tsomgo Lake, Yamthang Valley, Rumtek Gompa, Ganesh Tok, and many other attractions are present in Sikkim. It is among the top 10 destinations in India for solo female travelers.


7. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

The temple of Khajuraho is truly a sight to behold as they are recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Other than the temple, this place offers the tourist with very little to explore. You can explore the two lakes present in Khajuraho and can even enjoy boating there. Just remember that the weather during summer is really intolerable so you can visit this place during winter. One can enjoy street food, boating, Ayurvedic massage, and yoga classes here. The main attractions of the place are Lakshmana Temple, Lord Mahavira Temple, Adinath Temple, and many more.

8. Hampi

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Hampi attracts thousands of tourists every year as it is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you are a travel enthusiast and have got a backpacker soul in you then Hampi is a must-visit place for you. During its prime time, Hampi was not only the largest human settlement but also the richest one which now covers an area of around 25 square kilometers. It has a rich historic culture which is dated back to 1336-1565. If you are crazy about exploring the richness of Indian history then you should definitely visit this place.

9. Varanasi

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Varanasi is a holy city as well as a religious hub of North India. The temples of Varanasi are popularly known for the large number of ghats that are built near to the holy Ganges River. People living in this city are very polite and friendly in nature. Not only this, but people here also go out of their way in order to help any stranger when they are in need. It is just the perfect and safe spot for the female solo travelers in India who wants to soak in the solo culture.

10. Udaipur

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Rajasthani people are very friendly and helpful in nature and this can be very well seen in the city of Udaipur. In every street where you are going to set your foot in, you are surely going to experience the rich culture of Rajasthan. The only problem that you can face as a solo female traveler is that you are going to see only couples as it is a couple of destinations also. But you can overcome this if your sense of adventure is more than what you see.

In the matchless setting, this place seems like a fairyland. You are definitely going to give your heart to this place once you visit here. Not only it is a safe place for women but also hospitable so you can easily roam around freely. Just connect a different edge to this place as being a solo female traveler you are here for the sake of exotic architecture and lively culture.

No, we are not telling you that you are not going to face any problem. Agents and guides may come after you but a soft-spoken NO can help you to get out of this problem. Well, the list does not end here definitely. There a quite a lot of destinations in India that one can visit as being a female solo traveler. Honestly speaking, there are a lot of improvements in tourism in India and we are going to see more if we wait patiently. Till then, make sure you visit these places for a life-changing experience and to regain your self-confidence.  

Anamika Sharma
Software Engineer by profession and writer by passion. By combining the two, I want to make a better version of myself. Writing gives the foundation in addition to the magical words.

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