13 Solo Women Travelers and the Best Places to Go in India

India is looked at the pretty unsafe destination for travellers coming from all over the world, especially in the case of the female travellers coming to India. Yes, it is required to be careful about the security not only in India but anywhere you go with some easy to follow rules and guidelines to keep yourself out of trouble’s way. So, ladies, the time has come to tie your shoes and travel around the country like never before with some of the safest places to go alone in India.

1. Nainital

Nainital Lake
Nainital Lake

Situated in the serene valleys of Uttarakhand, Nainital is truly the fantasy world on earth. Populated by local Kumaoni people known for their warm nature and welcoming smiles, the little hamlet of Nainital is both an amazingly secure and extremely fun to explore all by yourself.

Places to Visit: Tiffin Top, Snow View, Bhimtal, Lover’s Point, Pangot, Himalaya Darshan, Cable Car, Naukuchiyatal, Saattal, Nanda Devi Temple, Jama Masjid, Corbett National Park, China Peak.

2. Mysore, Karnataka

Mysore Palace
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One of the safest places to be explored in the state of Karnataka is Mysore, where the streets remain crowded till the sun goes down. For those women travellers, who believe in discovering the culture and history of India, Mysore is the finest destination.  Though it is advised to not loiter around the region still the city is safe at night because of it being a famous tourist spot.

Places to Visit: Sri Chamundeswari Temple, Government House, Mysore Palace, Rangacharlu, Jubilee Clock, Rail Museum, Chamundi Hills.

3. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla Travel
Shimla Travel

In the category of hills, there are very less that can match the charm of the valleys of the Shimla. This hilly town covered with snow is a delight to explore which offers lots of safe lodging options making it perfect for the solo female travellers.

Places to Visit: Christ Church, Town Hall, Gaiety Museum, State Museum, Kali Bari Temple, Jakhu Temple, Himalayan Bird Park, Kufri and Viceregal Lodge.

4. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Admire the Architectural Excellence at Khajuraho and Orchha
Admire the Architectural Excellence at Khajuraho and Orchha

Though the place follows slight reservations due to the chaos happening on here once you learn to manage guides and vendors, it is one of the safest destinations to explore even when you are travelling alone. As the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temples of Khajuraho are truly magnificent to see.

Places to Visit: Mahadev Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Old Village, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Matangeshwar Parshwanath Temple, Lord Mahavira Temple and Adinath Temple, Lakshmi Temple.

5. Udaipur, Rajasthan

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The famous city of culture, Udaipur is very friendly in nature and no city brings it forward more than this city of Rajasthan.  The City offers various colourful streets to set your foot and explore the cultural happiness of the people. Travelling solo can be the true delight which gets satisfied after the true sense of adventure while experiencing the trip.

Places to Visit: City Palace, Lake Pichola, Bagore ki Haveli, Lake Palace, Sajjan Garh/ Monsoon Palace, Sunset Point, Ahar Museum.

6. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

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With its large populace of one-horned rhino, the place is the great destination to get closer to the wildlife of the area even when you were travelling alone. The authorities offer elephant safari and jeep safaris to make them have a better and clearer experience.

Places to Visit: Large Indian Civet, Sambar, Barking deer, Gaur, Hog Badger, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Hog deer, Assamese Macaque and Rhesus Macaque, One-horned Rhino, Leopard, Fishing Cat.

7. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

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Located in the northern region of India, the religious city of Varanasi is famous for a large number of the Ghats situated near the River Ganga. Ambience and people of Varanasi is very friendly and believe in helping people in need, this is the major reason why a large number of tourists all around come here to visit.

Places to Visit: Vishwanath Temple, Manikarnika Ghat, Ramnagar Fort and Museum, New Vishwanath Temple, Gyan Kupor Well, Tulsi Manas Temple, Durga Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Assi Ghat, Dashwamedh Ghat.

8. Puducherry

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While travel, the most important thing everyone desire for is a place to sit and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the routine life and Puducherry is the place that certainly fulfils that dream.  The place has a tranquil setting like a French city which is full of amiable people living their simple lives.

Places to Visit: Churches, Puducherry Museum, Notre Dame des Anges, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Sacred Heart Basilica, Goubert Ave/Beach Road, Sri Aurobindo Asharam, Botanical Garden, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

9. Sikkim

Sikkim Travel
Sikkim Travel

High mountains, low valley and stunning Buddhist monasteries in the middle of it are what makes Sikkim the finest adventure of the northeast moreover the place believes in serving great hospitality to the people travelling to the region which makes it a great option for those women travellers travelling solo.

Places to Visit: Rabdentse, Samdruptse, Norbugang Park, Ganesh Tok, Dubdi Gompa, Khecheopalri Lake, Guru Padmasambhava Statue, Pelling, Hot Water Springs, Sakyamuni Complex, Old Rumtek Gompa, Golden Stupa, Tsomgo Lake, Namchi, Yamthang Valley, Yuksom, Ravangla, Rumtek Gompa.

10. Ladakh, J&K

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To experience the magical beauty of the Himalayas, travelling to Ladakh is a good option even for the women travelling alone. Through it is advised to visit with a group of friends who can help you guide through the long stretched passes and complicated weather conditions.

Places to Visit: Hemis Monastery, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley, Zanskar Valley, Markha Valley, Lamayuru Monastery, Tso Kar, Alchi Monastery, Shey Monastery, Phutkal Monastery, Lake Tsomoriri,  Diskit Monastery, Leh Palace, Hemis National Park, Stok Palace, Rizong Monastery, Wanla Gompa, Sham Valley, Likir Monastery, Thiksey Gompa, Phyang Monastery, Sar – Zung Temple, Namgyal Stupa and Khardung La.

11. Munnar, Kerala

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The place is loaded with stunning natural exquisiteness and scenic landscapes, making it a charming destination to discover.  Situated in Kerala, the place is female friendly with the people popular for their honest and dedicated nature. Moreover, for those alone explorers, the place has different and attractive options Things to do: Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Tea Museum to stay.

12. Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi Travel
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Recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage sites, Hampi is the destination which is culturally wealthy and friendly with the tourist also. The place is simply stunning and offers cheap staying options and a chance to explore its significance along with meeting people from different countries.

Places to Visit: Virupaksha Temple, Sule Bazaar and Achyutaraya Temple, Nandi Statue, Zenana Enclosure, Elephant Stables, Hemakuta Hill, Queen’s Bath, Royal Centre, Underground Shiva Temple, and Vittala Temple.

13. Rishikesh, Uttrakhand

Rishikesh Travel
Rishikesh Travel

One favourite destination for every sport and adventure lovers, Rishikesh offers rafting, fox flying and rappelling.  Though the place is more enjoyable with a group of friends yet the women travellers can find it very safe. For those who do not much like getting into adventure feel, try out some yoga classes in the scenic surroundings of the Himalayas.

Places to Visit: Shri Trayanbakshwar Temple, Swarg Niwas Temple, Swarg Ashram, Lakshman Jhula, Neelkantha Mahadev Temple, Neergarh Waterfall, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram.

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