10 Of The Safest Destinations In India For Solo Women Travellers

Waquar Habib


With a score of 0.656 on the Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI), Goa was coronated as the “safest state for women in India” in 2017. It is among the top safest sites for solo women travellers.

Places to see: Dudhsagar falls, Baga beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus, and Aguada Fort among others.

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A hill station painted with attractions of all kinds, Munnar is safe due to its lower percentage of crime rates. It welcomes tourists from all over the world for a carefree getaway.

Places to see: Anamudi Peak, Eravikulam National Park, Blossom Park Day forest, and Echo Point among others.

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Spiti is a reliable destination characterised by hospitable and welcoming locals making sure it is a memorable stay for the solo women travellers.

Places to see: Pin Valley National Park, Dhan Kar lake, Kaza’s main market, Balacha Pass, and Nako village among others.

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A city on the Arabian Sea, Kovalam is equipped with well-established infrastructures and security and safety precautions on the beaches.

Places to see: Vellayani Lake, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and Hawa Beach among others.

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Located on the coastline of the Bay of Bengal, Puducherry is famous for its French colonial architecture and vibrant culture. The annual crime data released by the NCRB lists Puducherry among cities with the lowest crime rates.

Places to see: Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Rock Beach, and Casablanca, among others.

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Jaisalmer is an old city in Rajasthan with well-preserved sites. It is a safe choice for solo female travellers as the Rajasthan government passed a bill that states that any sort of misbehaviour with tourists will be considered a ‘non-bailable’ offence.

Places to see: Jaisalmer Fort, Tanot Mata Mandir, Kuldhara Village, and Longewala War Memorial.

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Known as the "Queen of the Hills," Mussoorie is a famous hill station in Uttarakhand. The NCRB declared the city as the second-best state in terms of lowest crime rates in 2017.

Places to see: George’s Everest House, Lal Tibba, Library Bazaar, Mall Road, and Lake Mist among others.

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Rishikesh is a famous hill station known for its pilgrimage sites. It is also seen as the "yoga capital of the world." The hill station’s safety index is much higher compared to its crime index.

Places to see: Shiv Puri, Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, and Tera Manzil among others.

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Also known as "Little Tibet," Ladakh is a union territory administered by India. Tight security, unique culture, and friendly treatment of female travellers attract increasing number of tourists annually to the place.

Places to see: Lala’s Art Cafe, Pangong Lake, Zanskar Valley, and Shanti Stupa, among others.

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The "Scotland of the East," Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. It is the only female-dominant place in the country making is naturally safe for solo women travellers.

Places to see: Dawki, Mawsynram, Elephant Falls, and Mawlongbna Village among others.

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