Girls love to travel and travelling solo for women comes along with their unique difficulties. The fact as it remains, most people think of India as an unsafe place for female travellers. This is partially true, but the fact also is that India is beautiful and has variations in its topography. With some tips and tricks, a lot of Indian female travellers have a hassle-free journey.
Here are listing 10 best destinations for girls to travel solo.
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1. Goa Solo
A beach lover’s delight and the smallest state in India, Goa is the perfect place for a female solo trip. One can either decide to stay in North or South Goa and both have a lot of options starting from Arambol to Palolem. Apart from its huge coastline, Goa also has a part of Western Ghats. It offers offbeat places and spice plantations visit. For a wildlife enthusiast, Goa has national parks like Mollem National Park, Bhagwan Mahaveer wildlife sanctuary and Cotigao wildlife sanctuary.
They say, “Be Happy, Be Hampi!”. Hampi located around 350 kms from Bangalore in Karnataka, is a place in itself. Declared as an UNESCO world heritage site, Hampi is extremely safe for female solo travellers. The locals are friendly and host travellers with warmth. Hampi is divided into two parts by the River Tungabhadra. One side is known as the Hippie Island and the other side has ruins dating back to the 14th century Vijayanagara empire. Hampi is an excellent places for history buffs, architecture lovers and has breathtaking sunsets.
Also known as the French capital of India and often referred to as Pondy. It is one of the most mesmerising and charming places in South India. Pondicherry has a lot to offer. It’s beaches, gothic churches, colonial buildings, mustard color painted villas and the French culture will give you a taste of the French charm. Pondicherry is very clean and a great place to travel for a solo girl backpacking.
4. Himachal Pradesh-
Known as “Devbhoomi” or “Valley of gods” the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. It is known for its scenic beauty, national parks, trekking, mighty mountains and rivers. Himachalis are sweet, very friendly, helpful and treat travellers with warmth and care. Their culture is unique and one of the attractions that keep thousands of travellers come back to Himachal. Specially Parvati and Tirthan Valley should be on one’s do to list of places to visit due to the abundance of natural beauty.
5. Spiti Valley-
“The Middle Land” located at the North-Eastern side of Himachal is Spiti. It is an unexplored and untouched place that forms a part of the Western Himalayas. It offers raw adventure and is a cold desert mountain valley. It is accessible only during summers and without a doubt very safe for female solo travellers.
Although, Ladakh falls in Jammu and Kashmir, thanks to the Indian Army and the BRO ( Border Roads Organization), Ladakh is a safe destination for girls who want to solo traveller. Ladakh is also known as the land of jagged peaks and barren landscapes. Ladakh as a destination has a lot of places like the Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso and the world’s second highest motorable road – Khardungla Pass.
Located in Uttarakhand, Rishikesh should be on every adrenal junkie’s list. It offers some breath taking views of the River Ganges. It is recommended as one of the best places for river rafting in India. There are numerous options for camping in Rishikesh and even for adventure activities like bungee jumping.
God’s own country has a lot of places to offer. Starting from the hill stations of Wayanad to the hippie North Cliff of Varkala. Most places, the locals converse in English or Hindi. Travelling in Kerala is safe and there are so many destinations like Munnar, Alleppey, Thekkady. The Malayali cuisine is the reason why one will keep coming back to Kerala.
The “Abode of clouds” what the state means is located in the North East part of India. It is one of the most beautiful places in India and endowed with great natural beauty. It celebrates the girl child’s birth and has a higher sex ratio of 986 than the national average of 940. Meghalaya has plenty of destination like Shillong, Cherrapunji, Dawki, Mawlynnong, etc.
Located in the North Eastern states of India, it is home to the second highest mountain Mt. Kanchenjunga located at 8586 metres. Sikkim forms a part of the Himalayas and is home to glaciers and alpine meadows and with a thousand varieties of wildflowers.
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