10 Indian destinations for solo women travelers
Solo travel can be a liberating experience for women especially. Since childhood, we are schooled to be careful and behave a definite way, abide by rules and are expected to stay within a set boundary. It is time to let our hair down, fuel the wind beneath your wings and just take off! Get away from all this cacophony without stressing about the why, what, when, where and the how. Why? Because you can do it! How? We have you all covered here! Choose from the exclusive list by Flypped:
1. Mysore, Karnataka
Historically momentous places are a fad among solo women travelers these days.
What to see: Mysore has no famine of places to see. Right from the Jagmohan Palace, Chamundi Hills, Mysore Maharaja Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Sand Museum, etc.
2. Pondicherry, Union Territory
Beautiful and pristine beaches as well as the neatly organized streets make Pondicherry a pleasant visual treat. It is a hot favorite among college students and young travelers because of its hassle-free and chilled-out environment. Equal amounts awesome and safe, this place should be on top of your solo travel bucket-list.
What to see: Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Auroville Botanical Garden, Auro beach, Beach Promenade, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Oustery Lake, Chunnambar backwaters, Plage Paradiso beach, Goubert Market, Auroville etc.
3. Coorg, Karnataka
For a quiet, old-e world-e getaway, consider Coorg as your go-to destination. Hospitable locals, aromatic coffee plantations, lip-smacking food, nature walks and trails make this simple town an amazingly perfect place for some soul searching.
What to see: Coorg has unlimited places to see, the Omkareshwara Temple, Abby Falls and Raja’s Tomb and much more.
4. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla has exquisite views of the snow covered Himalayan peaks enough to melt your heart on a chilly dawn. Visit Shimla at its peak time which is October to February to have a gala time with its friendly people, cozy locality and easy commute.
What to see: You can visit many tourist attractions like as the Christ Church, Scandal Point, Town Hall, Kali Bari Temple, The Ridge- Shimla, Jakhu Temple and, Gaiety Theatre etc.
5. Udaipur, Rajasthan
There’s something special about the culture of Rajasthan that makes it genuinely homely. They respect and do justice to the Indian saying that goes “Athithi Devo Bhava.” Museums, Forts, Monuments and night safari are some things you can’t afford to miss in Udaipur.
What to see: Local attractions like Fatehsagar Lake, Pichola Lake, Sajjangarh Fort and Bapu Bazaar will call out to you when in Udaipur.
6. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Dance the night away on the banks of the holy Ganga river and serenade yourself with the tunes of marigold flowers swaying in the air at Varanasi. People here come here to seek spiritual solace or to let go of their sins making them spiritually sober. This place is highly preferred by foreign women for their solo travels.
What to see: Durga Temple, Ramnagar Fort and Museum, Tulsi Manas Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat and Bharat Mata Temple are your spiritual calling.
7. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Another Rajasthani city has made its way into our list and we are NOT complaining. One can sing laurels of the Rajasthani cordial reception but what makes Jaisalmer stand out is its raw ethnic appeal. Lose yourself in the earthy charm of this place.
What to see: Check-out Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveliyan, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patwa Haveli, Tanot Rai Mata Mandir, Bada Bagh, Kuldhara Abandoned Village etc.
8. Mangalore, Karnataka
Mangalore is one of Karnataka’s favorite weekend destinations with beaches, heritage sites, temples and forests close to the city. The cuisine is what draws people from across the globe here. An educational hub in itself, Mangalore is full of warm and educated people.
What to see: The city is fortunate to be close to six beaches namely Someshwar, Panambur, Surathkal, Tannirbhavi, Kapu and Malpe. One can also check out Gokarnanatheshwara temple, Kadri Manjunath Temple. Also head to the forests of the Western Ghats and the temple town of Udipi.
Hill stations seem to be trending on this list as Nainital makes an entry to our bon-fire filled evenings by the lake. Sweet and simple people and their smiles will make your heart melt with emotions.
What to see: Pay a visit to the Cave Garden, Tiffin top, Bhimtal, Mall Road, Himalayan Darshan, Lover’s point and Boat House Club. Besides, the Corbett National Park must make it to your travel itinerary.
Goa is among the most popular tourist destinations in India and so it makes it to this list as well. There is no second guessing why foreigners throng these grotesque beaches. For the glimpse of the good life, head on over to Goa.
What to see: For shopping, nightlife to adventure sports, beaches, markets, churches, resorts, Goa has no limitations. Head to Margao, Baga, Old Goa, Anjuna, Mapusa, Calangute, Panaji, Candolim, Palolem Beach, Vasco da Gama etc.