Top Destinations for Solo Women Travelers in India 

Travelling enriches our inner selves and gives us new perspectives, so no one not enjoys it. Every one of us has the desire to travel alone at some point in our lives. It would be a dream come true to be free to roam the entire new pasture freely without having our decisions called into question. When you travel alone, you have more freedom and the opportunity to embark on a self-discovery journey. Men carrying backpacks are generally not shocking to anyone. However, by the time a woman prepares her luggage for a solo trip, a lot of questions start to surface. What causes this, exactly? The pastures on our journey are still too few for a solo traveler. The sense of security among Indian women has diminished, especially in recent years. There are so many breathtaking sights in our country that no one could possibly miss them. This is a list of some of India’s most secure areas for women travellers on their own.


Sikkim, which is tucked away in the Eastern Himalayas, is comparable to the “abode of God,” offering pristine landscapes, pleasant summers, snowy winters, incredible places to visit, and a thriving Buddhist culture. To enter the state’s northernmost areas, you need a government permit, but once you’ve seen Sikkim’s paradise, the formalities won’t seem like a hassle.

Must visit: Gurudongmar Lake, Singalila National Park, Tsongmo Lake, Yumthang Valley, Khangchendzonga National Park, Goecha La, Gangtok, Pelling, Do Drul Chorten  Rumtek Monastery, Yuksom, Nathu La,
Best Time for Visit: October- May (varies with destination)

Udupi, Karnataka

It is a charming little town on Karnataka’s coast that is encircled by stunning hills, waterfalls, and a number of beaches. You can watch the sunrise at Kundadri Hill in the morning, cool off at Arbi Falls in the middle of the day, and unwind at Hoode Beach while the sun sets while drinking a toddy. Manipal is completely safe and welcoming, so it should, without a doubt, be on your list of safe places for solo female travellers.

Must visit: Kaup Beach, Mary’s Island, Barkur, St. Lawrence Church, Karkala, Chaturmukha Basadi, Kallianpur, Anegudde Vinayaka Temple,  Achakanya Falls,
Best Time for Visit: October- March


Pondicherry is known for its tranquil ambience, lovely beaches, and French-influenced culture, which is especially apparent in the cafes that seem like they belong in Paris, the vibrant homes, and the French names of several streets. Pondicherry offers female visitors an incredible array of experiences, such as relaxing on the beach, visiting ashrams, cycling, and going out to the pub

Must visit: Paradise Beach, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Rock Beach, Botanical Gardens, Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville and Matrimandir, Serenity Beach,   White Town, French War Memorial, Promenade Beach, Immaculate Conception Cathedral,
Best Time for Visit: Year-round


Ladakh is one of the best locations for female solo travellers. Because of its enormous snow-capped mountains, dry plains, serene valleys, and the brilliant blue waters of Pangong Lake, Ladakh is one of the best locations for diva travellers like you. The Himalayan region of Ladakh is a true paradise on earth. Some of the popular tourist destinations in Ladakh include the Deskit Monastery, Nubra Valley, Shanti Stupa, and the not-to-be-missed double-humped camel rides.

Must visit: Leh Palace, Sangam at Nimmu, Sand Dunes at Hunder Khardunga La Pass, Lamayuru Monastery, Turtuk, Pangong, Khardung La, Changla Pass. Thiksey Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Dras War Memorial, Tso Moriri, etc.
Best Time for Visit: April- July


The UNESCO-listed Hampi is a somewhat eccentric but incredibly fascinating place known for its amazing rock-cut temples. Even though the majority of the once-proud Vijayanagara Empire is now in ruins, the ruins offer a fascinating glimpse into the illustrious empire that ruled between the 14th and 17th centuries. If you want to spend some time away from the city and just be in peace and quiet, go to this tiny village in Karnataka.

Must Visit:  Virupaksha Temple, Vithala Temple, the ruins along the Tungabhadra River, the Archaeological Museum, Hippie Island, and Queen’s Bath
Best Time for Visit: October to March

Coorg, Karnataka

One of the most well-liked hill towns in Karnataka and the top producer of coffee in the country is Coorg, also known as the Scotland of India. Three wildlife sanctuaries are housed in the charming little hill station, which is 300 km from Bangalore between the western ghats. Coorg is the perfect vacation spot for people who like the outdoors and coffee.

Must Visit: Abbey Falls, Raja’s Seat, Tadiandamol Peak, Nisargadhama
Best Time for Visit: September to June


There is no doubt that Munnar, a strange hill town in the Western Ghats, will solve all of your problems. A few of the many factors that make this place a must-visit for everyone include the endless tea gardens, inviting lakes that beg you to jump in, hiking opportunities, pleasant weather, and endemic wildlife.

Must visit: Devikulam,  Indo-Swiss Dairy Farm,  Mattupetty Dam, Eravikulam National Park, Tata Tea Museum, Top Station, Anamudi 
Best Time for Visit: October to  May

Lavasa, Maharashtra

A planned community modelled after the Italian town of Portofino, Lavasa is 65 km from Pune. Lavasa is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway because it is surrounded by the Western Ghats and has stunning views of hills and lakes. The city’s atmosphere and the pristine beauty of nature make it the ideal location to get away from the bustle of the city.

Must Visit: Promenade, Vortex Splash Pad, Lakeshore Watersport, The Karvi Spa, Devkund Waterfall, Tikona Fort, Varasgaon Dam, Ghangad Fort, Bamboos 
Best Time for Visit: September and March

Varkala, Kerala

Looking for a more unusual and original experience than Goa? Move there to get to Varkala in Trivandrum. One of the best places for lone travellers is, without a doubt, Varkala, also known as “mini-Goa.“ Both its surfing and its lively, picturesque beaches are well-known. Kerala’s hidden gem, Varkala, is home to enticing cafes, local markets, bars, and mouthwatering seafood. On your upcoming solo trip, you should unquestionably go there.

Must Visit:  Varkala Lighthouse, Kappil Lake, Asparagus , Kappil Beach, Varkala Aquarium, Cliff, Sivagiri 
Best Time for Visit: December- February


Everyone agrees that Mysore is the cultural hub of Karnataka and that it was once home to the ruthless Tipu Sultan and his father, Hyder Ali. Simply participating in the unique Mysore Dasara will make it obvious why. In addition to the city’s vibrant culture and wealth of attractions, women visiting the city can look forward to finding the best selection of Mysore silk sarees there.

Must visit: Mysore Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, Chamunda Hill, Jaganmohan Palace, Philomena’s Cathedral, Chamundeshwari Temple, Jayalakshmi Vilas, the Rail Museum, Melody Wax Museum, Karanji Lake, Srirangapatna, Chennakeshava Temple (Somnathpur), Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Brindavan Gardens 
Best Time for Visit: October to March


One of India’s holiest cities, Varanasi, is extremely well-liked by both those seeking spirituality and those merely interested in experiencing the vibrant Indian culture. In the city, you can always find a lot of Indian and foreign women going to temples, doing yoga, or going to Satsang at an ashram. Attend the renowned Ganga aarti and savour some delectable Banarasi paan, whatever you do.

Must visit: Kashi Vishwanath Temple,  Manikarnika Ghat, Assi Ghat, Gyanvapi Mosque, Dashashwamedh Ghat,  Ramnagar Fort, Bharat Mata Mandir, Jantar Mantar
Best Time for Visit: February to March & October to November

Kovalam, Kerala

Kovalam, which is also in Trivandrum, is the ideal vacation destination for beach lovers. Given that it was founded in the 1930s, Kovalam is one of India’s oldest tourist destinations. It proudly lists some of India’s most tranquil and unpolluted beaches, including Hawa Beach, Samudra Beach, and The Grove Beach. Beach hopping is an option, as are other activities like windsurfing, sunset cruises, climbing lighthouses, and bodyboarding. Yoga and Ayurveda can revive your spirit.

Must Visit: Lighthouse Beach, Samudra Beach, Hawa Beach, Aruvikkara Dam, Valiyathura Pier, Karamana River, Halcyon Castle,  Neyyar Dam,  Kovalam Beach, Vellayani Lake, Kovalam Fish Market, 
Best Time for Visit: November to February


Most young men and women who are asked where a good place is for solo travellers will respond with Kasol. Hikers, nature lovers, and people who like to relax like to visit the sleepy little town in Himachal Pradesh’s Parvati Valley. The best things about Kasol are the delicious, healthy food and the inexpensive lodging.

Must visit: Kheerganga, Tosh, Malana (not for the obvious stuff), Tirthan Valley, Pin Parvati Pass, Sar Pass, Manikaran
Best Time for Visit: February to March & October to November

Alleppey, Kerala

It sounds perfect, doesn’t it, to explore Kerala’s backwaters, unwind on a houseboat, and eat delicious food? Because of the town’s atmosphere of safety and security, Alleppey is the ideal vacation spot for a girl travelling alone. There are many different houseboats available in the city, and you can reserve one on your own based on your needs.

Must visit: Houseboats, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach, 
Best Time for Visit: November to February

Nainital, Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is among the most secure regions in the country for female travellers on their own. The definition of paradise is Nainital, which is situated in the serene valleys of Uttarakhand. Due to the friendliness and accommodatingness of the locals, female solo travellers can feel secure in Kuamoni. You can go horseback riding, camping, and trekking while visiting Nainital.

Must Visit: Kilbury, Snow View Point, Land’s End, High Altitude Zoo, Tiffin Top
Best Time for Visit: March to June

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 

Mahabaleshwar, a green hill town on the Western Ghats, offers a respite from the clamour and smog of the state’s major cities, including Mumbai and Maharashtra. Here, surrounded by valleys and evergreen forests, one feels the most at one with nature. Whether you want to take a relaxing horseback ride along Vienna Lake, go sightseeing at places like Connaught Peak and Wilson Point, or simply want to sip hot chai outside, Mahabaleshwar is a safe vacation destination.

Must visit: Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, Tapola, Pratapgad, Lingamala Falls, Venna Lake, Mapro Garden, Elephant’s Head Point, Lodwick Point, Rajpuri Caves, Krishnabai Temple, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Arthur’s Seat, Shri Panchganga Mandir, Table Land, Connaught Peak 
Best Time for Visit: December-February

McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh

McLeod Ganj, a Dharamshala suburb, is also known as “Little Lhasa.“ Because of the welcoming atmosphere of the city, McLeod Ganj is the ideal destination for anyone who loves the outdoors. The Dhauladhar Range attracts a sizable number of vacationers each year looking for peace and quiet. The best time to visit the town is from October through June.

Must visit: The Bhagsu waterfall, Naddi village, Dalai Lama temple, Tibetan Museum, Tribund, Bhagsunath Temple & Waterfall, Kalachakra Temple, Guna Devi Temple, Namgyal Monastery, Dharamkot, Minkiani Pass, Naddi View Point, Dal Lake, Dhauladhar Ranges, Kangra Fort
Best Time for Visit: December to February


Shillong is a city renowned for its experiences and a favourite among heavy metal and nature enthusiasts as well as female bikers. In addition to cool days and cool nights, the Meghalayan capital offers breathtaking natural scenery, a wealth of historic sites, charming villages home to ethnic tribes, and delicious cuisine. Get your backpack and go on an unforgettable hike in the wilderness if none of these appeal to you.

Must visit: Umiam Lake, Shillong Peak, Lady Haydari Park, Mawlynnong, Don Bosco Museum, Ward’s Lake, Police Bazaar, Mawsynram, Elephant Falls
Best Time for Visit: October to March


When talking about solo travel, Goa is a place that cannot be ignored. Goa offers a wide variety of activities for women travelling alone, including beach bumming, extreme sports, wild parties, exploring the state’s architectural marvels and wildlife, and stuffing your face with delectable seafood. You might want to plan a longer vacation rather than a quick getaway because Goa is the party capital of India.

Must visit: Baga Beach, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Se Cathedral, Sinquerim Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Dudhsagar Falls, Aguada Fort, Anjuna Beach, and Calangute Beach. 
Best Time for Visit: October to March

Darjeeling, West Bengal 

The picture-perfect colonial town of Darjeeling still has a laid-back way of life. Many people assert that Darjeeling is overly touristy and that millennials don’t like to visit as a result, but we highly recommend adding it to your bucket list. The third-highest peak in the world, Kanchenjunga, and the illustrious steam railway line are two of the main attractions. West Bengal only has one hill station, but it is a stunning one. Due to the people, food, culture, and allure of the old-world colonial, it is the perfect solo travel destination for female travellers.

Must visit: Kanchenjunga Mountain, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Himalayan Railway, Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, and Darjeeling Ropeway. Singalila National Park, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Best Time for Visit: April to June

Spiti Valley

If Ladakh is too far for you, take a look at Spiti Valley, which is quite similar. Numerous Buddhist monasteries and stupas, snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear rivers, and all the adventure you’d expect from Ladakh can be found in this Himachal Pradesh highland valley. The only difference is that it is much quieter than the other because it is a little off-beat.

 Activities Include: Mountaineering, Rafting, Hiking, Visiting Monasteries, Bike Tours
Best Time for Visit: April to October


Undoubtedly a royal setting, Udaipur is one of Rajasthan’s greatest treasures. Jaipur, which served as the Mewar kingdom’s former capital, is awash in reminders of the Sisodia Rajputs’ valour, whether they appear in the locals’ garb or the city’s numerous imperial structures. Any woman who enjoys history ought to go to Udaipur.

Must visit: Lake Palace, Vintage Car Museum, Haldighati, Jagdish Temple, Ahar Cenotaphs, City Palace, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Lake Pichola, Monsoon Palace,  Jagmandir, Fateh Sagar Lake
Best Time for Visit: October to March

Auli, Uttarakhand 

Auli, which is surrounded by a coniferous oak forest, is one of Uttarakhand’s most stunning locations. The magnificent sight of enormous, snow-covered mountains and lakes will astound you. The 2,500–3,000 m skiing slopes in Auli are the city’s main draw for tourists seeking an amazing skiing experience. In addition, you can sample authentic regional cuisine at any one of the many adorable cafes that line the streets.

Must visit: Auli Artificial Lake, Narsingh Temple, Chattrakund, Chenab Lake, Joshimath, Auli Ropeway, Gorson Bugyal
Best Time for Visit: November to March

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 

Shimla’s lovely and charming valley makes it the ideal location for a solo travel adventure. Himachal Pradesh is friendly to a wide range of visitors and is exceptionally safe for lone travellers looking to make lifelong memories. Enjoying snowfalls, shopping to your heart’s content on Mall Road, treating yourself in neighbourhood restaurants, and engaging in winter sports are just a few of the many things you can do in Kufri. Because there are so many more things to do in Shimla, you won’t ever feel alone there. Whether it’s summer or winter, The Queen of Hills makes for a great vacation spot.

Must visit: The Ridge of Shimla, Kufri, Mall Road, Shimla State Museum, Khu Temple, The Mall, Viceregal Lodge, Indian Institute of Advanced Study,  Annandale Ground, Jakhoo Hill, Christ Church, Chali, Kiala Forest, Green Valley, Kali Bari Temple 
Best Time for Visit: May to June and December to January

Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

Coonoor, which is 6000 feet above sea level and situated in the Nilgiris, is well known for its panoramic views and tea estates. If the city centre becomes too noisy, you can travel to the generally quiet suburbs. The most secure way to take in Coonoor’s breathtaking natural beauty is via the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Additionally, you can travel to Ooty, which is 18 kilometres away from Coonoor.

Must visit: Heritage Train, Sim`s Park, Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas, Dolphin’s Nose, Highfield Tea Factory, Lamb’s Rock 
Best Time for Visit: October to March

Haridwar and Rishikesh

Like Varanasi, the twin cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar are perfect for single women looking for a spiritual haven. Due to the abundance of ashrams and temples in these cities, you can be certain to find your inner self. Given that Rishikesh is also referred to as the Yoga Capital of the World and the Adventure Capital of India, you can imagine the variety of experiences you can have there.

Must visit: rafting on the Ganges River, a trip to Har Ki Pauri, temple and ashram visits, bungee jumping, trekking, and yoga.
Best Time for Visit: February to March and October to November


Jaisalmer is another place in Rajasthan that never fails to enthrall female tourists. This border city receives a lot of visitors in the winter because of the varied desert tones, the locals’ turbans, the monuments that display the skilled craftsmanship, and the delectable meat dishes. Riding a camel, setting up camp in the sand, and visiting a nearby village are some of the advised things to do while there.

Must visit: Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Thar Desert, Desert National Park, Jain temples, Bara Bagh cenotaphs, Kuldhara, Gadisar Lake, Nathmal Ki Haveli, Sam Sand Dunes
Best Time for Visit: November to March

Gokarna, Karnataka

Gokarna is a paradise for any female traveller who is travelling alone. Sitting on the half-moon beach and taking in the sunset with the waves embracing your feet is completely out of this world. There are many beaches and hiking trails in the small town of Gokarna on the western coast. The most well-known is the coastal walk from Om Beach to Paradise Beach. Two other popular beaches are Kudle Beach and Paradise Beach. A must-see is a hidden waterfall in the forest called Vibhuti.

Must visit: Kudle Beach, Om Beach, Paradise Beach, Half Moon Beach, Gokarna Beach, Namaste Cafe, Gokarna Beach, Mirjan Fort, Koti Tirtha, Nirvana Beach, Mirjan Fort, Mahabaleswara Temple
Best Time for Visit: October to February


Manali is another location in the Himachal region that is well-liked by lone travellers. The best place for women to get away from the chaos is in this hill town in the Beas Valley. Enjoy river rafting, take a stroll through the old town, go hiking, discover the numerous temples in the area, and relax in the Vashisht hot springs.

Must visit: Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art, Kullu, Solang Valley, Pandoh Dam, Rohtang Pass, Manali Sanctuary, Manu Temple, Hadimba Devi Temple, 

Best Time for Visit: October to March

Ziro Valley

The Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh is unknown to most people, but those who have been there adore it. The scene that tall mountains, lush green farms and traditional huts create is one you won’t want to miss. If you spent a day learning about the way of life and culture of the Apatani ethnic group, you would undoubtedly acquire a fresh outlook on life.

Must visit: Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Kardo Forest, Tarin Fish Farm, Hija, Hong
Best Time for Visit: February to March and October to November

Kaziranga, the most unique of the places mentioned in the blog, is a great option for women looking for some “me” time. One of the last refuges for the critically endangered one-horned rhinoceros and the enormous wild water buffalo is this national park in Assam. You never know what you’ll see while exploring it because the tall grasslands provide enough food for these mammoths and make the perfect hiding place for tigers.

Activities include:  Jeep safaris, photography, bird watching, elephant rides, morning walks.
Best Time to Visit: October to March


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