What Are The Best Locations For A Solo Trip In India?

What Are The Best Locations For A Solo Trip In India
What Are The Best Locations For A Solo Trip In India

Solo trips are amazing experiences during which we come across some unique stories to share and moments that we possibly carry along with us for a lifetime. If you are traveling towards the east for a solo trip in India, then prepare yourself for an experience full of life, colors, lip-smacking, healing, and utter rejuvenation. Here, we are going to unravel the best locations for doing a solo trip in India that are spelling-binding and just as safe for both male and female solo travelers.

Kerala: The Land of Ayurveda, Spices, and Healing

As the name suggests, Kerala is called ‘God’s own country and it is rightly so. The place is blessed with an abundance of flora, fauna, quaint lifestyle, biological diversity, and of course, Ayurveda (the thousands of years old natural science of healing and recovery). Kerala is a renowned place to visit owing to the comfortable and safe environment it offers to its guests. Not to mention, you can also explore authentic Yoga and Ayurveda with a 200 hour Yoga TTC in Kerala. You can catch both national and international flights from Kerala and get ease of travel as well. Feel yourself come closer to your inner self as your mind and body sync with nature at its various water bodies, palm-fringed beaches, Ayurveda and Yoga schools, exotic forests, and more.

  • Visit Wayanad, the less-tapped yet one of the safest destinations in India. Hike upon the hills, explore coffee and tea plantations, and more.
  • Visit Varkala, a small hamlet ideal for solo trippers and backpackers who are looking for a blend of beachside experiences along with traditional Yoga and Ayurvedic immersions. Just be careful while swimming though as some of the beaches are quite dangerous owing to the strong currents.
  • Visit Munnar, a small hill station in Kerala noted for its idyllic settings, tea plantations, quaint remote town, and much more. It is also known for being home to the highest peak in the south of India, the Anamudi. You can plan a trek there.
  • Visit Alappuzha, the town famous for exotic backwater rides with many rivers, lagoons, and canals at its disposal. It is a must-visit destination in Kerala for the traditional Kerala experience. The place is also known as the Venice of the East owing to its water bodies.

Goa: The Beachside Sun-Kissed Haven of India

Undoubtedly the most-visited destination in India that is just as famous worldwide, Goa is the place to visit whether you are traveling solo or in a group, or as a couple. With its quaint, laidback lifestyle that turns into a sparkling trove at night, Goa offers an amazing blend of spellbinding experiences. Enjoy a Vitamin D soaked sunbathe and get your favourite tan at the palm-fringed beaches of Goa such as Anjuna, Calangute, and many more. Get your sun care kit ready to go. 

·         Explore the Dudhsagar Waterfalls, the majestic white waterfalls that are just too breathtaking to miss. The falls cascade at a height of approx. 1017 ft and show us how mightier nature’s legacies are that we humans. Owing to their white appearance, these falls are also known as the sea of milk.

·         Shop for Goan souvenirs to take back home at the Anjuna Flea Market held every Wednesday. With the right communication, you can bargain for a much decent price.

·         Indulge in beachside fun and tap into the adrenaline rush with water sports such as banana rides, parasailing, and more.

Rishikesh: The Yoga Capital of the Globe

Rishikesh is a treasure trove of philosophical and spiritual wisdom and is home to many great yogis and spiritual gurus such as Swami Sukhdevanand, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and many more. Famed worldwide as the Yoga capital of the globe, visit this Himalayan town for soaking in yoga, and spirituality while staying at the foothills of the great Himalayas. If you have a few weeks, then you can sign up for yoga teacher training in Rishikesh and immerse in the age-old science of yoga. If you are a beginner then a 200 hour yoga TTC in Rishikesh will put you on the road to mind, body, and spiritual upheaval that you will treasure.

·         Meditate at the ashram of Shri Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the place where the iconic band The Beatles learned transcendental meditation.

·         Indulge in river rafting along the rapids of holy river Ganges.

·         Attend the evening aarti by the Ganges and purify your mind, body, and spirit.

Ooty: For the love of hills, wineries, and coffee

Ooty is a beautiful hill town just a few hours from Bengaluru city. Nestled among the Nilgiris mountains, also known as the Blue Mountains, this beautiful hill town lies at a height of over 2200 m above sea level. Owing to its resplendent green beauty, it is also known as the Queen of Hills in the South. Ooty’s colonial past is reflected through its buildings. Churches, and even graveyards.

  •  Capture shots while exploring the tea plantation.
  • Go for wine tasting amidst the Nilgiris
  •  Visit St. Stephen’s Church, a Gothic-style church built in 1830 leaves a unique impression of peace and serenity.
  • Hike up the Doddabetta Peak if you get a chance. Hike through trails covered with eucalyptus and rhododendron trees, an experience to behold. 

Other than these places, there are many more places to visit in India that are ideal for solo trippers such as Mysore, Pondicherry, Dharamshala, Udaipur, and more. You can pick and choose as per the time and preference. Ideally, devote 2 weeks to each region of India, the North, East, West, and South for a full-fledged experience. Do not forget to stay connected with your loved ones. Although these places are safe and fun, it is always better to take necessary cautions for your own safety and ease.