India is known for many things; its rich history, delicious spice-laced dishes, a vast number of sacred and spiritual places. India is full of incredible things to do and see. Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life-changing experience of your life. Try it at least once.
Solo travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone, it also pushes you out of the zone of others’ expectations.
If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.
As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are!.
When it comes to planning solo female travel in India, safety is usually the #1 concern.
The wish to be independent is top of mind for women. The wish to explore the unknown or new places alone has always been a dream for many.
However safety becomes more important than desire of travel.
There are some solo female travel destinations in India that really blow your mind on wanderlust. Let’s look at some of the best places for a solo trip for female in India.
Rajasthan is a state located in the north-west of India. Rajasthan is one of the most interesting travel destination in India . It is famous for its royal splendor, culture, forts, dessert and palaces all over the world.
Whenever I think of Rajasthan, the scenes of it’s historic past come in my mind . Elephants which are also the symbol of royalty . In a historical era, royals belonging to Rajasthan state used to travel through Elephants to reach their destination. Jodhpur is also known as the ‘Blue city’, because the roofs of the houses are painted blue.
Jaisalmer is a prominent tourist spot located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan in India. It is known as the ‘golden city’ due to its golden dunes and castles clad in golden honey sandstone.
Must visit: Udaipur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Ranthambore, Pushkar, Mount Abu (Dilwara temples, which is one of the most stunning pieces of architecture in the country), Ajmer, Chittorgarh,
Bharatpur is also home to one of the world’s best-known bird watching destinations, Keoladeo Ghana National Park (KNP),
Forts to visit : Hawa Mahal. Kumbhalgarh Fort. Junagarh Fort, Bikaner. Taragarh Fort, Bundi. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur. Amer Fort.
Places in Himachal were always being present in solo travellers wishlist which seems to be never ending, with Manali being another name on it. Located in the Beas Valley.
This hill town offers a perfect getaway for women from the chaos. Enjoy rafting on the river, explore the older part of the town, go on treks, visit its many temples and relax in the Vashisht hot springs.
Must visit: Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Solang Valley, Manali Sanctuary, Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art, Kullu, Pandoh Dam
Among all the beautiful mountain cities, Shimla is one of the ideal places to explore. This city is blessed with some of the best scenic views along with a soothing climate to enjoy.
From the beautiful attractions to the exciting toy train ride, there is a lot for experiences to capture and bring back along. The best thing is that girls don’t have to deal with the strangers because the locals also help in settling down and feel like a home away from home.
Must visit: The Ridge defined as the heart of Shimla in terms of location and tourist attractions. Jakhoo Hill and Temple, Mall Road, Kalka-Shimla Railway, Kufri, Christ Church, Green Valley, Kali Bari Temple
It might sound surprising, but Khajuraho is considered to be one of the safe destinations for solo female travelers in India. This UNESCO world heritage site has a lot of things to offer and that too without getting out of the comfort zone.
This beautiful place has some of the best architectures of the Indian heritage which is worth capturing. Alongside that there two lakes outside the temple complex which can also be visited to enjoy a great time boating. October to February months comprise the winter season in Khajuraho and can be considered as the best time for outdoor tourist activities especially the temple tours.
Must visit: Lakshmana temple, Parshwanath temple, Adinath temple, Lord Mahavira Temple
Things To Do: Enjoy boat ride, Take an Ayurvedic massage, Yoga at Yogi Sudarshana Dwiveda
Ladakh is a great place for solo women travellers who want some “me” time. It became popular because of its calming silence, historical places and colourful Buddhist culture. If you get the advantage to explore this place, take your bag and explore the adventure, then you really must go on a Leh–Manali road trip, preferably on a bike.
The most popular tourist attraction in Ladakh, Pangong lake situated at 4350 meters. Also known as Pangong Tso it is 12 kilometres long and extends from India to Tibet. Almost 60% of Pangong Lake lies in the Tibetan Autonomous Region.
Must visit: Khardung La, Leh. Nubra Valley, Sangam, Shanti Stupa, Tso Moriri lake, Magnetic Hill, Hall of Fame Museum, Zankar Valley, Hemis Monastery, Leh palace, Hunder Village, Turtuk
Things to do: Hiking, mountaineering, bike tours, rafting on the Indus, snow leopard spotting, camping
So step out, take some courage grab your bag and experience , explore and enjoy the beauty of every part of India.