10 Best Destinations for Solo Women Travelers in India

Top solo women travel Destinations

Women are taking on the world and with it also solo traveling in India. Women safety is a serious question but more and more women are giving up their inhibitions and traveling solo in the country. Be it mountains or beaches, heritage sites, or spiritual places, solo women travelers are making their way all across India.

To help you ladies with an unforgettable trip, we present you with a list of the safest destinations to travel in India for women travellers seeking a solo trip. Read on and make your plans. Get ready for a vacation to celebrate yourself or taking a break from schedules, here are the places you could go:

Hampi

Intriguing and beautiful, the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site of Hampi is one of the best destinations for solo women travellers. Offering a break from city-life, this quaint town of Karnataka is safe to explore. The incredible rock-cut temples, though mostly in ruins now, are reminders of the glorious Vijayanagara Empire that existed between the 14th and 17th centuries.

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Goa

When talking of solo trips, Goa is one place that features on the top of the list of best places for women travelers in India. And, why won’t it be? It offers a holiday to remember. Solo women travelers in Goa are spoilt with choices. Women here are free to relax on the beaches, try out adventure sports, party all-night, exploring architectural wonders, savor the delicious Goan cuisine, go shopping, and do whatever their heart desires. A long holiday or quick getaway, the party capital of India- Goa is perfect for both!

Mysore

Next on our list of the best places for solo women travellers in India is Mysore. The cultural capital of Karnataka is also one of the most popular weekend getaways from Bangalore. Apart from the rich culture and several amazing places to visit, women look forward to checking out the best selection of Mysore silk sarees.

Shillong

Settled in North East India, Shillong is a beautiful place of many experiences. Solo women on a holiday in India must visit it. The scenic capital of Meghalaya boasts of pleasant weather all through the year, natural scenery, adventure activities, ethnic tribes, mouth-watering food, and so much more.

Pondicherry

The beautiful beachside town of Pondicherry is the ideal place for solo women travelers in India. Heritage hotels in Pondicherry offer the best accommodation to the tourists and make the vacation memorable with their warm hospitality. Blessed with picturesque beaches, French-inspired culture, cafes serving reviving meals, colorful colonial sites, spiritual ashrams, and more; Pondicherry has everything for a great time. Cycling tours, pub hopping, adventure sports, and nightlife offer a perfect break.

Nainital

Nainital is a destination for every season and everyone, and a perfect getaway for solo women travelers in India. One of the best hill stations in India, Nainital treats you to natural beauty, pleasant weather, the beautiful lake, and many other things to do.

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Ladakh

Nowadays, more women are planning a trip to Leh Ladakhandembracing a life-changing idea of travel. Being home to picturesque vistas, colorful Buddhist monasteries, and adventurous activities, Ladakh is one of the best places for solo women travelers. The popular places to visit in Ladakh include Leh, Nubra Valley, and Khardung La.

Kovalam

A beachside haven in Kerala, Kovalam is next on our list of best places for solo women travellers in India. The serene town offers a picturesque view of the sea, lovely shores, delicious seafood, relaxing Ayurvedic massage, exciting water sports, luxury resorts, and more. Ladies can have a great time in the quaint town.

Udaipur

Udaipur is one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan. Blessed with pictorial beauty of lakes and the lush Aravali hills in the backdrop, the city is an ideal getaway. The capital of the erstwhile Mewar kingdom, the city retains the grandeur of its past in local folk’s attire or the many imperial structures. A trip to Udaipur is perfect for women to delve deep into history and culture, and enjoy shopping among many other things.

Rishikesh and Haridwar

Rishikesh and Haridwar in Uttarakhand are blessed by the Himalayas and the River Ganges. These sacred towns are the perfect places for city breaks and for travellers who are seeking a spiritual escape. The riverside ashrams and temples help connect with the inner self. Indulge in a yoga session in Rishikesh – “the Yoga Capital of the World”. If you are seeking generous doses of adventure, then river rafting, camping, trekking, etc. await you at Rishikesh.

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As per the latest reports from the ministry of tourism, the number of solo women travellers in India is constantly rising. However, choosing a destination to explore as a female solo traveller in India is not easy. But there are many surprising travel accounts in India that are safe and sound for solo women travellers. So, it’s time to keep your worries aside, pack your bags, and set off to explore the country! 

Author Bio: A soul bred in the mountains, Akansha Negi doles out travel inspiration from solo wandering, exploring heritage and culture, tasting local cuisine, adventures, and experiences of her travels. As a travel enthusiast, she loves to travel in India as this country is a sumptuous amalgam of traditions, spiritual beliefs, and magnificent landscapes. She keeps penning down and capturing her travel experiences and loves to share them with all. She wishes to travel across the globe in the years to come.

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25 Comments

  1. Ohh wow, you have given so many options of solo destination for Women travelers in India. Great post.

  2. Wow, what a post.
    I’m so eager to travel to these destinations.
    a solo trip is pending for a long now.
    Thanks for suggesting.

  3. I’ve always wanted to travel solo and this is a list I could use.

  4. wow im definitely going to hampi again, without the kids. we were so stressed with the heat and the kids and their sleeping needs hahaha. love this list. pinning it.

  5. Loved the list. In fact I had visited few of these places already with my family. Would love to visit ladakh sometime in my life. Sounds most interesting to me. Thanks a lot for sharing so many recommendation.

  6. I have never gone on a solo trip. Would love to have that experience. I am sure it must be a refreshing one.

  7. Traveling is something I am missing the most and this list makes me feel solo trip is something I would love to do !!

  8. Wow! I never knew these places are great for solo women travelers. I was under the impression that for solo travelling I have to keep passports ready. Now let the pandemic end.

  9. Solo Travel is a life changing experience and I believe all women must experience it at least once. I’d like to explore Pondicherry, Shillong, Hampi and Kovalam…. someday… soon 🙂

  10. I’ve never been on a solo trip and this list just inspired me to give it a serious thought. I would pick something like Hampi where I can immerse myself in history without getting rushed or disturbed!

  11. 5 done out of this list , plan is to cover all by 2022 🙂

  12. I have been wanting to take a solo trip for so many years now. Your post has motivated me to plan one in the near future. Maybe after the pandemic scare, I will get down to it. Thank you for this wonderful post!

  13. I would love to explore solo travelling.. Never thought about this before but after reading your post I think every woman should try this once for that unique experience.

  14. I have been to quite a few of these beautiful places on your list but never visited them as a solo traveller. Looks like I must give it a try sometime soon!

  15. During College and later while working I had so many chances to enjoy a solo trip, but recently its more a family trip. with so many hustles this year looks like a solo trip soon would be a good change!

  16. Wow, there are so many options for dolo travelers. I have never travelled alone . I will keep few of these in my bucket list for sure.

  17. Solo travel always intrigued me but I’ve never tried it. Indeed beautiful places to explore on own especially by female travellers

  18. I am yet to visit Pondicherry but yes I agree some of the above are great suggestion for one to set off as a solo traveller. Shillong is a beautiful place and so is Kovalam.

  19. Solo travel is what I have never planned as travelling for me is spending time with family, yes sure someday would like to walk around Pondicherry and see its beauty.

  20. These travel posts are killing me..I just want to fly.. Yours is a wonderful list. I haven’t been to Goa and Haridwar so two on my bucket list for sure.

  21. That’s a great list! I have traveled solo a lot but mostly for work. But still it is a heady and independent feeling. I love roaming around on my own, exploring and discovering new places.

  22. This is quite a good selection of destinations. definitely, a wide array to choose from! I like that now there are all kinds of places available for the different kind of solo traveler, and we don’t need to stick to the true and tested (usually Mussoorie) 🙂

  23. I never go for a solo trip. I love to explore and visit places with my family only. But this is a great destination list for solo travellers. I will forward to my solo traveller friends.

  24. Thanks for sharing this list Deepika, I have been to all these places apart from Rishikesh, Kovalam and Ladakh. But I have not been gn any place alone. It is the one thing I want to do now. Will surely do that one day

  25. I have been on all-girl trips quite a few time but solo travel is still on my bucket list 🙂 I am saving this post and hopefully, once the pandemic is over I can plan one soon 🙂

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