The country India is a wonderful place for travel, especially for solo travelers. The expansive country offers limitless opportunities for adventures, relaxation, meditation, and of course delicious cuisines. The locals are very friendly and helpful and the scenery is always breathtaking. Here are the top 10 places to visit in India for solo travelers.
Here Are The 10 Best Destinations For A Solo Trip In India
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Manali is a popular resort town nestled within the mounts of Himachal Pradesh. It is a major destination for nature lovers, photographers, as well as adventure-seekers. The picturesque view of the landscape makes this an ideal destination for people looking to commune with nature.
Manali is a resort and tourist town nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Beas River Valley.
Many consider the town of Rishikesh the yoga capital of the world. Located in the Dehradun district, the town is close to Haridwar. It is well-known for its ancient temples, numerous outdoor adventure activities, and as India’s gateway to the Himalayas. If you happen to find yourself in this small town, make your way to The Beatles Ashram or visit some of the popular cafes that dot the town.
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Located more than 3000 meters above sea level, the beautiful town of Tawang is well known for being the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso. He was born in Urgelling, only 5 kilometers from Tawang. The town is home to many monasteries, with the Tawang Monastery being the most sacred and popular for Buddhists. First-time travelers of this town should make their way to the orchid sanctuary as well as try many of Tawang’s unique cuisine.
The crown jewel of Rajasthan is also known as the City of Lakes. It is surrounded by hills in all directions resulting in picturesque views no matter where you are in the city. The choice for this restaurant or that is numerous. It offers natural beauty, awe-inspiring temples, and beautiful architecture. Visitors should not miss out on a boat ride through Lake Pichola or at least take a stroll around the city’s enchanting and lively streets.
Goa is India’s smallest state and lies along the country’s west coast. It is known for its pristine beaches, bustling nightlife, delicious seafood, and world-renowned architecture. The laid-back and casual atmosphere is what draws many tourists to this part of the country. Goans are known to be accommodating and friendly and celebrate numerous festivals every year. Visitors looking for exciting nightlife will find a lot to love about Goa.
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
As the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is frequented by both international and local tourists, especially newlyweds and families. The city has an old-world charm with its beautiful architecture and streets lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants. Tourists flocks to Shimla during the summer months.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Beautiful hills and mesmerizing sunrises are what sets Darjeeling apart. The locals are friendly and helpful, especially first-time visitors. The climate is cool all year round which makes it an ideal location for tea plantations. It’s perfect for honeymooners and quite accessible to solo travelers as it is only 700 kilometers from Kolkata.
Also known as Alappuzha, this city borders the Laccadive Sea in the South Indian state of Kerala. It is well-known for its houseboat cruises that go through the network of canals lined with palm trees. Alleppey beach lines along the Arabian Sea along the Malabar Coast.
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Considered to be the world’s oldest city, Varanasi (or Kashi) is the spiritual capital of the country. It is one of the holy cities in Hinduism. It lies along the river Ganges and spreads along with a labyrinthian network of galis – winding lanes. It is also a popular pilgrimage site for Buddhists as it is in the city of Benaras where Gautama Buddha preached his first sermon.
Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
The city of Dharamsala is located in the district of Kangra and is separated into lower and upper districts at different altitudes. It is known as the little Lhasa of India and is visited primarily for its bus connections and a lively market. It is here that the exiled Dalai Lama makes his home as well as runs his office. The city is rich in Tibetan culture. Visitors will find it the perfect place for mediation and finding peace.