Solo traveling is great fun but choosing a place to travel alone is something you need to be a master at. No panicking, not every traveler is. Are you planning to explore India alone? Well, the diverse Indian land has a lot in store for you. From the golden deserts of Rajasthan to the backwaters of Kerala to the western beauty of Goa to the mountains of Himachal, everything is beautiful in its own way.
Out of the many solo travel destinations, we have shortlisted the 8 best places to travel alone in India. Check them out!
Rajasthan earned immense popularity for its amazing hospitality and rich heritage. If you are looking for places to travel alone in 2018, start with the warm welcome by the people of Rajasthan. Why not head towards Udaipur, the Lake City, which will offer a lot more than just hospitality and heritage? The breathtaking sights offering picturesque royal view of the country’s past through forts, Haveli, temples and palaces will definitely blow your mind in awe. Capture the beauty in your camera, enjoy evening by the lake side and embrace peace during those cold nights. Trust me, you will cherish this solo travel all your life as you breathe amid the serenity of Udaipur. No more waiting, book your last minute flights to Jaipur and head on to experience the beauty of Udaipur.
Sounds like a villain from the 70s, right? But the place is just opposite in character, so beautiful that you will fall in love with nature. Considered no less than ‘Mini Switzerland of India’, Khajjar is a hill station in the Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh. What make it different from other hill stations are its three level ecosystems – lake, forest and pasture, all at one place. Isn’t that interesting? So the avid traveler in you wants to explore the place and the best way would be to go solo. This is a place not to be missed by any traveler. It has abundant peace, beauty and satisfaction to offer a solo traveler. Get your bags packed and get engrossed into the secrets of nature.
Moving to the south, I recall places to travel alone in your 20s and that reminds me of Allepey. The ravishing lagoons, exotic beaches, awe-striking view of the canals and yes, the backwaters! Everything together makes Allepey one of the most beautiful and serene places to visit in the southern part of the country. True, it is amongst the best honeymoon destinations in India, but it is not always important to have company, especially when the destination makes you explore nature at its best. Get involved in the dance shows, music festivals, relax your mind and body with a rejuvenating ayurvedic massage and cruise in the houseboat (a MUST). So, you have booked business class flights for the urgent conference in Kerala? Why not take out some time to unveil the beautiful backwaters of Allepey?
Are you a biker at heart? If so, you ought to have a love for road trips as a backpack biker. True? Great! To give you a stellar experience of solo travelling, I have an idea of a road trip from Manali to Leh. If you love challenges and adventure, it is a trip definitely for you. You will be amazed to see the scenic beauty of the snow-capped mountains, captivating landscape and barren roads as you cover the 475 kilometer journey through Manali-Leh highway. You should also approach towards Sangam valley, Leh Palace and Len Shanti Stupa to make the trip worthwhile.
How can one skip Goa when mentioning best places to travel alone in India? The trance dance and rave parties, flock of hippies, exotic beaches and liquor, casinos, delicacy of different cuisines and not to mention the babes in bikinis, excites wanderlusts for sure. Are you one such traveller who seeks no company to explore new places? It’s time to explore the land of beaches, Goa. People say it right that Goa is the place to travel with best friends, but who said you can’t unveil its charm alone? You get to meet new people from across the world, try different cuisines, go insane at rave parties and drink as much as you want, do you still need company?
Located at a height 2,500-3,000 meters above sea level in the Baspa Valley, Sangla is an off-beaten place in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh and I am pretty much sure, you don’t know much about its charisma. To start with, the green landscape and mountains preserves tranquility and offers a phenomenal view for the onlooker. If you want to escape to one of the best places to travel alone to find yourself, Sangla is the name. A peaceful swap with the hustling city life, Sangla will bring you closer to nature. Understand the culture of the Kinnauri people and dig deeper about it in the remote villages like Chitkul, Batseri, Kamru, Rakcham, Themgarang and Sapni. You can take the road to reach the surrounding villages or get your adrenaline on rush getting on a trek.
Being a traveler, you must have heard about Majuli as the largest river island in the world, but have you ever thought of exploring the wetland? It’s time you go backpacking to the rural yet beautiful getaway in Assam. Situated in the Brahmaputra River, Majuli has got some enthralling and scintillating view of the endangered avifauna species and beautiful migratory birds that only visit during winters. So, better plan you trip likewise! A solo traveller seeking an escape to biodiversity and rural ambience will surely enjoy a trip to Majuli. Can you relate? It could be your next nature exploration, then.
Though listed last on the list, Mumbai should not be left aside when shortlisting from the places to travel alone. It is the craziest, liveliest and busiest city in the country and has something to offer every traveller. It is a single representation of India, perfectly showcased in one frame. From the glamour of Bollywood stars to the clamour of BSE, Mumbai has got layer upon layer of almost everything – pilgrimages, night clubs, beaches and heritage sites. What is your favorite? Be it anything, you will find it in Mayanagri.
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