Top 5 Places To Visit For Solo Women Traveller In India
Not all those who wander are lost. Away from the hustle & bustle of daily lives, one often needs peace to find oneself. In the era of equality and independence, it has become a necessity to take breaks with self. With the trending travels and bag pack trips, women often wonder to consider places that will uplift them and will help them find themselves in the middle of the daily chores.
May it be the mesmerizing peaks of Himalayas or the quiet beaches or the religious places that have set a tradition, India gives you various options to set your foot on. A bag pack, some cash and the courage to travel solo is all you need. Here are top 5 places for solo women travelers in India who are on their journey ‘to be’.
North eastern India is no doubt a heaven on the planet, and Sikkim is the topping on the cake. With majestic Himalayan peaks and beautiful valleys, the land is full of friendliest smiles. The land hosts tourists from around the world all yearlong making this place safe for solo women travelers. Whether it is trekking on the snow-clad sky-kissing mountains or getting hypnotized by the terrace farming, pine trees, deep valleys or finding peace in Buddhist Monasteries, this place welcomes you with open arms. The locals in the area have a distinct culture giving it a unique place for the best hospitality. The trip gives you an experience of a life-time in a week’s time. Not a bad bargain!
2. Ziro Valley (Arunachal Pradesh)
Wooded peaks, lush green meadows, hillocks and paddy fields and thick clouds; can you ask for anything more? All of this in one place is what makes this place a heaven for the traveller. With Apatani culture and people that are friendly makes this scenic grandeur worthwhile but also a safe option to travel. To get the idea of the culture one can even stay with the locals here. The hospitality and the culture, both leave one spell-bound. This place holds a Music festival in September gathering all the music lovers in the same place. So if you are looking for solace and music is your partner, then you know where to ZIRO in!
3. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
If you are a crowd lover and feel awesome to get lost amongst strangers, this is the place for you. Mumbai encompasses the diversity of India in one place. From the era of colonizing India to the night life and the Bollywood charm, this city has all to offer. Amidst the business of the land that never sleeps, you can pick your head high and walk in any direction and will find a sense of newness in the city. The city offers all kinds of indulgence from peppy night life to quiet evenings by the sea and mornings at the famous Siddhivinayak Temple. And for shopping this city is any woman’s paradise!
4. Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
Located on the foothills of Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, this place offers you a variety of ways to find yourself. If you are looking to polish the adventurous side of yours, then you are at the right place. Feeling the adrenaline rush with white water rafting or the breath-taking experience of bungee jumping, the place also has fox-flying, rock-climbing and kayaking in store for the adventure lovers. What makes this place special is the sense of divinity that is in the air. The evening Ganga-Aarti drenches you in the purity of this holy city. The place has Ashrams and temples and being close to the holy city of Haridwar draws tourists of all ages round the year making it a safe option for solo travelers.
5. Pondicherry (Union Territory of Puducherry)
Whether you want to lose yourself to the hypnotizing church architectures or the serenity of the beaches this place will leave you thinking about things that matter. Botanical gardens, churches, beaches, boathouses make it an amalgam of French and Indian. The major attractions here being Sir Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville this place gives you enough space to lose and find yourself at the same time. The folks around are friendly with brimming smiles and positivity is in the air.
While travelling alone can sometimes be a courageous act for women but the experience of travelling solo is majestic. With the questions of safety, budget friendly and eco-friendly are what one needs to consider. To set a foot alone is not easy but worth it. “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.”