Travelling Solo? Here Are 8 Safe Destinations In India

Nitya posted on 26 March

As overrated as it sounds, it is true that solo trips are a great way of exploring not just a new place but also discovering yourself. In today’s world where you barely get time for yourself, undertaking at least one solo trip a year almost becomes a necessity. Keeping that in mind, we’ve shortlisted some of the safest places in India for women travellers to undertake the long overdue solo trip. Happy journey!

Puducherry

In Puducherry, get lost in a world of vibrant French architecture, indulge in the serenity of the beautiful Pondi beaches, find inner peace in Auroville and feast on the best of cuisine influenced by different cultures. You can do all this and much more without any inhibitions about safety and most people here are more than happy to help you out with everything. Pondi is actually one of those places that’s often recommended for a solo trip, especially if you seek spiritual indulgence.

Hampi

Hampi is a holy town where it is believed that women are the manifestation of the sacred. Being a town with such beliefs, possessing rich Indian history and housing some of the oldest ruins of the Vijaynagar Kingdom {7th century AD},  this UNESCO World Heritage Site should be on every solo woman traveller’s list. Here are a few more reasons as to why this land of surreal sunset views should be on your next vacay spot.

Sikkim

Sikkim is the land of postcard-worthy picturesque landscapes, hot springs and locals whose hospitality can by no means be ignored. While the shops might close earlier here than they do in most cities, Sikkim is still one of the preferred Indian destinations for people to begin solo travelling at. Visit the Lake Tsomgo, Yumthang Valley of Flowers, stock on a fine selection of teas at Golden Tips or feast on authentic Korean food at Mu Kimchi, Sikkim is a place just waiting to be explored.

Coorg

Acres of coffee plantations, lush green mountains for scenic treks and charming yet affordable ancient cottages are just some of the many interesting things that Coorg in Karnataka has to offer. Be it first timers, adventure buffs,  relaxation seekers or those who just want to experience something different, Coorg will surpass the expectations of every kind of traveller {even the low-on-dough ones}.

Darjeeling

Darjeeling is West Bengal’s most popular hill station that’s a window to the mighty Kanchenjunga Mountain range and is also famous for its green tea plantations. It is the kind of place that feels secure and has friendly locals who’re ever-ready to help. Travellers here can undertake activities like spotting red pandas or snow leopards in the local zoo, visit Buddhist monasteries, explore the hilltops on mountain bikes and a cup of the calming Darjeeling tea never hurt anybody.

Shillong

The belief that Shillong most likely has the largest surviving matrilineal {women play a dominant role in the society} culture in the world, must in itself offer some kind of reassurance to women traveling to this North Eastern town. Shillong’s cottages that reflect the old-world charm of the British era, the Ward’s Lake and the delicious Jadoh and Dohkhlieh are some more reasons for individuals to undertake a solo trip here.

Lahaul-Spiti

Slowly but steadily, Spiti which was previously an unexplored terrain is now becoming a preferred spot for solo travellers because of its unearthly mountain views and serene Buddhist monasteries that is in some ways, the path to attaining union with the self. Star-gazing, stay in the monasteries with the monks, the many activities like art & craft workshops, skiing, hiking etc.  and happy faces is sure to make Lahaul-Spiti a trip of a lifetime.

Munnar

Kerala’s hill station – Munnar is where travellers can experience great weather, buy fresh tea leaves, handmade chocolates but most importantly, you can enjoy the hills without any safety concerns. Munnar is supposedly one of India’s safest places, so go ahead and plan a trip to this land known for its rustic old-world charms.