Amazing Solo Travel Destinations You Can’t Miss On A Trip to India

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You do not need to overthink if you are planning your first solo trip to India. A trip to India is one of the best experiences one can ever have. Additionally, first-time solo travelers to India are spoilt for choice with so many destinations. Travel solo is a journey of self-discovery combined with spiritual renewal and adventure. Traveling solo is a great way to escape crowds and try new things and it’s good for your mind, body, and soul. Indian destinations are perfect for your first solo trip. There are many places in India that travelers can visit if they succumb to the travel bug. In this blog, you will get to know about the best solo travel destination that you must consider on a trip to India. So let’s explore India.

The Solo Travel Destination

India for me is a travel hub. You can explore a myriad of places in India for an absolutely amazing travel experience. So here are some of the best solo travel destinations:

Rajasthan

Solo Trip to Rajasthan

Rajasthan is full of deserts and is home to many forts, palaces, mansions, temples, and lakes. India’s royal land is a wonderful place for a solo trip. Also, Rajasthan’s rich cultural heritage will take your breath away. Maharajas’ forts, glistening lakes, and exquisite Havelis will transport you to a bygone era. The grandeur of this place will take your breath away. One of the best ways to experience the Thar Desert is by camping and going on a safari.

Goa

solo Trip to goa

One of the best places for your first solo trip to India is Goa, which is perfect for a solo traveler. You can do soul-searching in the land of the sun, sea, and shores. Watch magnificent sunsets and sunrises. Live in beach camps full of hippies. Beach hopping, there are over 50 of them. Swim, snorkel, scuba dive, drive a boat and enjoy other activities. Additionally, you can visit the Dudhsagar waterfalls, cruise through the backwaters, or explore the wildlife sanctuaries. Sightseeing, nightlife, festivals, and dining all contribute to an incredible vacation.

Kerala

Solo Trip to Kerala

Kerala has the reputation of being God’s own country. There are many backwaters, shimmering lakes, glistening beaches, and unexplored national parks surrounding this tiny little paradise in India’s south. The state of Kerala is nothing less than a paradise for travelers. There is nothing more beautiful on earth. Take advantage of Ayurveda’s rejuvenating retreats. Many of Kerala’s resorts offer luxury and Ayurvedic treatments.

Ladakh: One Of My Favorite Solo Travel Destination

Solo Trip To Ladakh

There are many beautiful landscapes in the country’s most remote regions. Ladakh is home to some of the world’s greatest mountains, namely the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram ranges. However, traveling to Ladakh is a bit challenging due to the terrain, which takes you through some of the world’s highest passes, but it is well worth the journey. Glacial lakes, glacial mountains, and the beautiful terrains of Ladakh offer magnificent views.

Manali

Solo Trip To Manali

Manali is a classic getaway in the hills. On the banks of the Beas River, Manali is a top destination for solo travelers in Himachal Pradesh. Summer and winter are the two main seasons of Manali, so you can decide when you want to visit. In the summer you can go hiking, rafting, and exploring. Also, the winter brings snow and snow activities. Throughout the year, you can visit ancient temples, hot springs, monasteries, and other places from Hindu legends.

Hampi

Solo Trip To Hampi

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi is a paradise for history buffs and is a city of ruins. It contains some 500 ancient monuments and is like an open-air museum. Vijayanagar’s remnants will leave you spellbound. Discover ancient temples and other structures. On the banks of the Tungabhadra River, Tungabhadra is famous for its beautifully carved temples. Additionally, this is one of the most beautiful solo travel destinations in India. Mountaineers come to Hampi to practice rock climbing in Badami, especially.

Darjeeling

Solo Trip To Darjeeling

At 2,050 meters above sea level, Darjeeling is a natural paradise that flaunts its mesmerizing beauty. Its jaw-dropping locales and old-world charm make it an unforgettable experience. Innumerable tea estates and colonial mansions dot the lush green slopes. Also, it offers a stunning view of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world. The scenic hill station is a treasure of India. Solo travelers who wish to explore North-East India usually opt for the Darjeeling Gangtok Tour.

Puducherry

Puducherry

Puducherry is a great solo travel destination in India because of its fun, history, and French flavor. On the shores of the Bay of Bengal sits the little union territory. It’s a perfect spot for a getaway to yourself. Exploring the French-style colonial architecture on a bicycle is a wonderful way to spend your day. Also, you can go to the beach to relax. When it comes to connecting with your spiritual side, Auroville Ashram is the place to go. French delights and cheap beer make for quite a happy vacation for all.

Varanasi

Solo Trip To Varanasi

Varanasi is a city in India that is among the oldest. It is among the amazing destinations in India for your first solo trip. The city of Varanasi lies on the banks of the holy Ganga River, and it is deeply spiritual. Take a dip in the river, a sure way to escape the circle of life. Ganga aarti, river ghats, and temples will touch your spiritual side. You will find yourself among a multitude of people.

Rishikesh

Solo Trip To Rishikesh

If you have never been to India alone, Rishikesh is one of the best destinations for your first solo trip. At the foot of the Himalayas, on the banks of River Ganga, lies a town that combines spirituality, bliss, and adventure. Moreover, for solo travelers, Rishikesh is a great choice, since like-minded strangers will always be there to ensure your enjoyment. The perfect places to reconnect with yourself and stay for a low price are yoga and meditation camps, ashrams, and temples. Besides river rafting and camping, there is fox flying, rock climbing, and bungee jumping available.

Gangtok

Solo trip to Gangtok

The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok, is a popular hill station in India that attracts many solo travelers from around the world. Don’t miss visiting Rumtek Monastery, which is home to several Buddhist monasteries. Additionally, the hill town offers many multi-cuisine restaurants, bars, and lounges, which makes it easy to make friends with strangers. The Goecha La Trek and the Green Lake Trek are popular trekking destinations for solo travelers. Visit Tsomgo Lake, the Nathu La Pass, and other nearby places.

Mumbai

Solo Trip To mumbai

How can you avoid Mumbai? For a solo trip to India, it is one of the best cities to visit. Also, it calls itself “the city that never sleeps”. However, the city represents the diversity of India, hosting Bollywood glamour, heritage sites, pilgrimages, beaches, art galleries, and museums. Additionally, in Mumbai, urban travelers seeking new experiences can often discover themselves in the midst of the crowd. You can drift on the vibes of the megapolis and forget everything else.

Therefore, these are some of the best solo travel destinations in India you can’t skip traveling. Moreover, to make it easy for you, here is a brief representation of these places, what to explore, and when to visit.

An Overview of Solo Travel Destination

Travel Destination Things to do Best Time to visit

Rajasthan

 

 

Desert Safari, Jungle Safari, Camping in golden dunes, Elephant ride to Amer Fort, Boating in Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake, village tours, etc. November to February

Goa

Spend days, weeks, or months, you will never have enough of the scenic beauty, the simple lifestyle, or the experiences of Goa. Also, you can hire a motorbike or a scooter and off you go exploring. Laze on the beach, go sightseeing or try adventure sports. November to February, when a lot of people rush in for the New Year.

Kerala

Tea, coffee, and spice plantation tour, Shikara and houseboat tour in backwaters, indulge in Ayurveda and Yoga retreats, a jungle safari in Periyar, and Eravikulam National Park, etc. September to February

Ladakh

Camel Safari on Bactrian camel, cross the highest motorable roads like Khardungla, Chang La, Shinkhu La, Shipki La, Baralacha La, etc., bike trip to the remotest places, Chadar Trek, trek to Stok Kangri, and many more. May to October

Manali

Spend days exploring the hills. Moreover, you can go trekking or camping in the mountains. Explore the tourist sights, hot-springs, monasteries, temples, apple orchards, etc. Get to Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley, where you can enjoy adventure sports. October to June.

Hampi

Explore the enchanting ruins of the ancient structures, ferry ride, city tour on cycle, rock climbing, etc. October to February

Darjeeling

The toy train ride, Gondola ride, tea plantation tour, trekking, nature walks, etc. February to March and September to November

Puducherry

Explore the French pleasures, go cycling or walking around the city, taste the delicacies in the quaint shacks, restaurants, eateries, etc. October to February.

Varanasi

Visit ancient temples including The Vishwanath Temple, go for a boat ride on the River Ganga, and to see the sunrise and spread its glory on the city. Spend time walking on the river ghats. Attending the Ganga aarti in the evening is a truly memorable experience. October to February.

Rishikesh

Visit temples, river rafting, go trekking, camping enjoys paragliding, spend days with the Tibetan community. October to June.

Gangtok

Visit monasteries, sightseeing, trekking, river rafting, explore the hill town, etc. October to June.

Mumbai

ride the local trains, has a taste of the street food, sits on the beaches, walks on Marine Drive. Also, checks out the historical sites, goes club hopping, etc. Throughout the year.

 

Conclusion

Therefore, traveling solo to India is a wonderful experience in itself. Before planning, you must check out these solo travel destinations and make the plans accordingly. Now that you have all the information on where to go for your solo travel to India, read out my previous blog The Ultimate Step by Step Travel Planning Guide for proper travel planning.

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