Pack your bags, ladies! This article is about some of those places in India where you can travel safe and solo. Admit it, you have always thought of travelling alone, but given the insecurities thriving in every corner in India, it has remained a distant dream for you. Being a woman, you come across a number of “NOs” and being denied travelling alone is also one of them. But there are some places in India where you can roam freely and without any disturbances.
10 Places in India
- Nainital, Uttarakhand
Nainital is one of the best places in India for solo women travellers. Be it for the boat ride or the simple serenity of Nainital, it has all the ingredients to be an ideal destination. Located in the foothills of the Kumaon Himalaya, this place is dotted with 9 lakes including Bhimtaal and Deoriatal. Take a stroll down the Mall Road; you will meet the best kinds of people. You can visit Ranikhet, Almora, Corbett National Park from Nainital.
Places to visit: Nanda Devi Temple, Cave Garden, Snow View, China Peak
- Mysore, Karnataka
South India has always been considered as comparatively safer for women travellers and Mysore is the safest among them. If you want to get a taste of Indian history and culture during the time of the Cholas, Chalukayas, and Hoysalas, this is the place. Or you can immerse yourself in sandalwood, Mysore silk and other tempting things.
Places to visit: Chamunda Hills, Mysore Palace, Rangacharlu, Karanji Lake, Jubilee Clock.
- Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
This Union Territory is considered a blissful place for solo women travellers. The place was originally a French Colony of India. It is beautified by traditional French architecture and nicely trimmed trees. The calm and quiet environment complemented by the roaring sea works like a natural spa. Don’t forget to indulge into delicious French cuisine.
Places to Visit: Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry Museum, Botanical Garden, Sacred Heart Basilica.
- Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi is not only considered a tourist destination, the place is an experience in itself. It is regarded as the religious hub of the northern India. The city, flanked by the Holy Ganges is well known for the number of ghats. One cannot miss the evening prayers which witness the twinkling of diyas in the river. Want a taste of Northen India culture? Visit Varanasi.
Places to visit: Vishwanath Temple, Dashwamedh Ghat, Ramnagar Fort, Durga Temple.
- Khajjar, Himachal Pradesh
Definitely an off-beat place to travel, but this one is highly recommended for being quite safe. This place is known as the “Mini Switzerland of India”. Enjoy the lush green scenery with rich green grass under your feet and snow-capped mountains in front of you. When you are in Khajjar, you must go for horse rides. The abundant and serene meadows are definitely comforting.
Places to visit: The Kalitop wildlife sanctuary, The Kailash view.
Sikkim is one of the stunning states of the Northeast India which will simply take your breath away. The state is covered by the mountain ranges and valleys from all sides, interrupted by Buddhist monasteries occasionally. If you love trekking, Sikkim is definitely going to be all yours.
Places to visit: Rumtek Gompa, Norbugang Park, Zero Point, Pelling, Namchi, Khecheopalri Lake and the list goes on.
- Udaipur, Rajasthan
It is just the fairytale place you expect. Udaipur is one of the safest places in India for women travellers. You can roam freely in the city. This place is high point for Rajasthani culture and architecture.
Places to visit: Lake Palace, Ahar Museum, Sunset Point, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir.
- Munnar, Kerala
Munnar, a hill station located in Kerala and famous for tea plantations is one of the most breathtaking places you will ever visit. The lush green backdrop makes you feel heavenly. It is one of the safest places in India as people are very honest here. There are a number of resorts here for solo travellers, so accommodation won’t be an issue.
Places to visit: Mattupetty, Tea Museum, Pallivasal
- Hampi, Karnataka
Hampi is listed as a world heritage site in UNESCO. It is a small village located in Karnataka with the world’s richest and largest human settlement. You will meet some cultured, hospitable, and friendly people here. When you reach Hampi, the place is sure to make you comfortably numb.
Places to visit: Vittala Temple, Hamakuta Hill, Underground Shiva temple, Zenana Enclosure, Queen’s Bath.
- Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Yet another place in Uttarakhand, and this time we take you to the Garhwal Himalayas. If you love adventure sports, Rishikesh is an ideal spot for you. You can also try out the yoga retreats that have cropped up in the backdrop of the Himalayas.
Places to visit: Swarg Niwas Temple, Lakshman Jhula, Neergarh Waterfall, Neelkantha Mahadev temple.