Traveling is a passion for most of the women. After shopping, travelling is the second best thing which gives us comfort. But it’s often difficult to get our friends or family on the same page when we are in a mood for leisure. They may not be ready to take a holiday any time you propose. So, instead of facing the disappointment of staying where you are, you can face it and plan a solo trip. While traveling, women are always concerned about their company. They worry about their safety and hesitate to plan a solo trip even to the nearest destination. But that’s not the case every where. There are some destinations in India which will give you so much love and compassion that you will fall in love with traveling alone.
Let’s have a look at these destinations and pack your bags to take the first solo trip of your life.
Let’s start from the South, as it is a common experience of hundreds of female travelers that South India is the safest for Women. Mysore is the place which marks the beginning of South India for all the wanderers. This picturesque destination in Karnataka is popular for it’s royal heritage and surely can give you a grand perspective towards life. Visiting the Mysore Palace will give you just a hint of how majestic the heritage of this city is. Mysore is also called the city of Palaces, as you stroll down the city you are sure to be enthralled by it’s culture and ethos. The Dravidian architecture of the temples will make you want to know more about the times of Cholas, Chalukayas and Hoysalas.
Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Rangacharlu, Jubilee Clock, Sri Chamundeswari Temple, Rail Museum, Indira Gandhi, Mysore Zoo, Devraj Market, Karanji Lake and St. Philomena’s Cathedral
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
The queen of mountains, Shimla is the most visited place which solo woman travelers chose for solace and solitude. This place offers a majestic view of the snow capped Himalayas and has a serene, calm feel to it. The mall road can be your shopping dream come true. The best part about taking a trip to Himachal is the beauty of it’s native people. Everyone here has a heart of gold and you will definitely remember the sweet nectar of life which they carry with themselves. Being a small town, this scenic hill station also makes itself one of the safest places for women.
Viceregal Lodge, Town Hall, Jakhu Temple, Gaiety Museum, Christ Church, State Museum, Kali Bari Temple, Himalayan Bird Park and Kufri
There are not enough words to describe the beauty of this place. Tranquil, serene, pristine, and what not. Still the beauty of this place is unjustified. The undulating formations of the hills and the tea plantations are just breath taking. As far as you can see, there are tea gardens blooming. With perfect temperatures, Munnar is like a dream come true. You can enjoy the spa, massages and rest in the cottages which give you the feel of flying above the clouds. Surrounded by wind mills all over, this city gives you the most rejuvenating experience of all.
Major attractions: Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Tea Museum
The city of lakes, Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination. Not only Indians but foreigners also find this place worth a visit. Having a romantic feel to it, this place has the power to make you fall in love with yourself. Surrounded by lakes all around, you can plan your stay in the City Palace. It will be so breezy and placid that you will find yourself in a highly meditative state. The culture of this place will take you to the era of MahaRana Pratap. The monuments, The Suryavanshi clan and the stories of Chetak will keep echoing in your ears for days to come. The haldi ghati where the grand battle was fought between Mughals and Rajputs will give you goosebumps. Trust me the color of the soil there, is still pink.
Major attractions: Lake Palace, City Palace, Lake Pichola, Ahar Museum, Sajjan Garh/ Monsoon Palace, Bagore ki Haveli, Sunset Point & Machla Magra, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyo ki Bari and Jag Mandir
Nainital, the place inhibited by Kumaoni people is one of the warmest places you can visit. Not because of the temperatures, but because of the smiles and the heartwarming nature of it’s inhabitants. With a placid lake in the middle of this city, it wears hills like roses in the hair. The sublime beauty of this little hill station will give you an excellent experience of getting away from the chaos of the city. The best thing you can do in Nainital is to spend some tranquil time with mother nature and yourself. Being close to Tibet, Tibetan markets are always open, giving you a big scope to shop. And yes, Momos, a must try Tibetan delicacy, also gives soul to the place. Whats travelling without food, right?
Major attractions: Snow View, Tiffin Top, China Peak, Bhimtal, Naukuchiyatal, Saattal, Lover’s Point, Himalaya Darshan, Ropeway (Cable Car), Nanda Devi Temple, Jama Masjid, Pangot, Corbett National Park, Cave Garden, Boat House Club