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Best Places for Solo Travel in India

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Travel in India is therapeutic granting some of the best memories of a lifetime. And, like some things one must do on their own, solo travel in India is a definitive pleasure.

Spending time with yourself is the best kind of experiences. To the ones who would look to experience the bliss of solitude, there are many interesting places for solo travel in India. All you need is your bag and a plan to have the best time on your holiday.

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Take a look at the best places in India to travel solo:

1. Rishikesh

If there was a place that could define the ultimate bliss lies for souls, it is Rishikesh. The charming hill town of Uttarakhand embraces all.

Nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas along the River Ganga, the beautiful town has all the experiences one must have once in their lifetime. The delightful feelings you feel in Rishikesh will make even your solo trip a cherished memory!

Things to do

  • Stay at an ashram to learn yoga and meditation
  • Go river rafting, camping, mountain biking, etc.
  • Watch the world go by at one of the cafes

2. Goa

Moving on, Goa is among the best places for solo travel in India. The fun vibe of the beach destination is vets enjoyed alone.

Arrive to Goa and let yourself free. The plethora of sights, things to do, happy crowds surely let you have a holiday that you do not forget easily!

Things to do

  • Go beach hopping, there are more than 50 in Goa
  • Try your hand at water sports
  • Go sightseeing
  • Discover the offbeat beauties in Goa

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3. Varanasi

Everyone must travel to Varanasi once in their lives. Named among the oldest cities of human civilization, Varanasi has such a lure that none can deny.

Here you do not need company as you will be spending time amid centuries’ old temples, the languid River Ganga, ancient river ghats and holy ambiance.

If you seek inner peace then you are absolutely at the right place as this is one of the holy religious places in India.

Things to do

  • Attend the spectacular evening Ganga aarti
  • Dip in the river
  • Go for boat rides early in the morning
  • Watch the world go by sitting at one of the river ghats
  • Discover the nooks and corners of the old town.

4. Jaisalmer

If your solo trip plans in India include the offbeat then Jaisalmer is your best. The beauty of the Thar Desert shines at the town making for incredible travel experiences.

Go sightseeing through the town spotting many marvels of history. The Sam Sand dunes call for camel safari, camping, enjoying folk performances of Kalbelia in the evening and more.

Things to do

  • Desert safari, riding camels, stay in camps
  • Explore the golden-sandstone Jaisalmer Fort
  • Pray at old Jain Temples
  • Go shopping
  • Stay at heritage hotels or the desert camps

5. Ladakh

The thought of solo travel in India deserves pondering over Ladakh. The beautiful ‘land of high passes’ is a world of its own.

Snuggled in the lap of the barren Himalayas, the region is the ultimate adventure hub.

The roads leading to Ladakh are a challenge as are the treks, monasteries, lakes, and other things to do. If serenity would call a place home, then it definitely would be Ladakh. The ultimate thrill there could ever be is a Ladakh tour that too solo!

Things to do

  • Bike trip to Ladakh
  • Camping by the Pangong Lake or Tso Moriri
  • Trek to the scenic trails
  • Pay a visit to monasteries
  • Enjoy the Ladakhi culture including comforts of a homestay

6. Pondicherry

Last on our list but definitely not the list, Pondicherry is among the best places for solo travel in India.

The former French colony till date maintains the olden charm. Your holiday in Pondicherry will be full of charming memories as you enjoy beautiful beaches, comfy cafés, French architecture, colorful streets, and relaxed vibe.

If you love to ponder about life and the universe, then there is the Aurobindo Ashram and even the city of Auroville where you can connect with the higher calling.

Things to do

  • Walk or cycle around the town
  • Enjoy the cuisines inspired from French
  • Try water sports or sunbathing at the beaches
  • Spend time in the colonial mansions or the ashrams

Solo travel in India is always a recipe to have a memorable holiday. Safe travels!

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A soul bred in the mountains, Akansha Negi doles out travel inspiration from solo wandering, exploring heritage and culture, tasting local cuisine, adventures and experiences of her travels.

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Comments

  1. Yes, happy to be in this country as there so many options to travel around. Goa is one of the places to take a break from the daily routine.

  2. I have read a lot of articles and blog posts about the beauty of Goa. I wish I could visit that awesome place soon. India is a beautiful country with so much to offer its visitors.

  3. I bet India is such a beautiful place to get to go and explore! I can’t imagine what it is like to travel around it alone, these sound like some amazing places to go to.

  4. One of my coworkers just spent 2 weeks in India and said that she had an awesome time. Your post and her experience inspired me to visit India.

  5. This is definitely a complete set of guide and information. India really has a lot to offer to many people. I would love to try them all.

  6. Gorgeous! India is high on my list of countries to visit, it looks incredible. I love everything about it and I haven’t even been there yet!

  7. I don’t have any opportunity to visit India but it sounds really fun to go there. Thanks for this helpful tips.

  8. I have been to India but only to the Golden Triangle and Kashmir. I heard so much about Goa and really wanted to have a look at this place. Not sure I will be doing solo.

  9. I always travel by myself but I’ve never been to India. It’s a hope of mine that one day I can. I’d have to start at Rishikesh. The hill town of Uttarakhand looks so cute and a good place to start.

  10. I almost went to India this year but the trip got cancelled. It is such a beautiful and culturally rich place!

  11. Interesting locations here. I have never thought of visiting India until now. Great post.

  12. Being Born and brought up India, I can say India is beautiful country and lot places you must visit. But travelling alone especially women is not that safe. I can’t agree with the post.

    • I’m glad to hear from you Swathi, an Indian-born. Well, one would need to be super careful on solo travel in India then, and if possible, have a group travel till comfortable, right?
      Because I would love some solo travel here…

  13. Your post reminds me of the “Eat, Pray, Love” movie when the lead character travels from New York to Italy, India and ends to Indonesia alone in search of her happiness. When I’m ready to travel solo, I will definitely consider India.

  14. Before, the planning is better for solo traveling. Most of the places are dangerous for solo traveling. I have been reading your blog: You’ve shared the awesome places for solo traveling. Choose the solo traveling place can be very confusing but your blog has solved the problem. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Adventure enthusiast explore Ladakh on bike (Solo & group tour). Do proper research before going solo. Proper regional guidance may be required

  16. Informative and useful article. the best part of this article is Ladakh. I’m in love with this place when I visited here for the first time.

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