Top 5 Indian Destinations For Solo Women Travellers

Solo female travelling is picking up like never before. To make the most of this journey of self-discovery, here are the top destinations for you to test the waters
 Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh. Photo Credit Shutterstock
Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh. Photo Credit Shutterstock

Want to plan a trip but can't find anyone to accompany you Put aside your anxieties this travel season and take a safe trip alone to one of these five havens for solo women travellers If you need help figuring out where to start, here is our handy guide for female solo travellers. However, even if you're a beginner, these locations are known to be friendly to female solo travellers.

Varkala, Kerala
Varkala, a coastal town in Southern Kerala, is a backpacker's paradise. The slow pace of life will make you fall in love with the place, and budget-friendly accommodations and cafes will let you stay for as long as you like. Renting a scooty for your stay is the best way to get around comfortably, but you can also explore the town on foot if you're fond of walking. Start your day with the benefits of different yoga asanas by the beach, and then try taking a surf class at Papanasam Beach, where the waves are amateur-surfer friendly. You can then dive deep into history lessons with visits to the Anjuthengo fort, Anjengo lighthouse and Janardanswamy temple. Finally, end your eventful day with a relaxing Kerala Ayurvedic Massage to relax your body and soul. And there you have it- a perfect recipe for a day well spent. With plenty of beaches, cafes, temples and water sports that will fill your schedule, Varkala will undoubtedly make you want to stay longer. But when it is finally time to bid farewell, remember to grab some souvenirs at the Tibet market

Mokokchung, Nagaland
Nagaland is one of the safest states for women, and Mokokchung is one of the liveliest districts, making it one of the best places to explore. It owes its vibrance to the culture and festivities of the AoNaga tribe, who call this place their home. The mesmerizing hills and streams of this place will appease the worries of your fast-paced life, and the traditions of the locals will leave you with stories to tell for years. To immerse yourself fully into the zeal of the local tribes, visit during the festivals of Moatsü (the first week of May) or Tsungremong (the first week of August), during which the community comes together to celebrate. Various caves and villages will keep you engaged throughout your trip.

Udupi, Karnataka
Udupi, with its numerous temples, is a well-known pilgrimage centre. The Udupi Sri Krishna temple is one of the most popular ones. Apart from its temples, Udupi is also home to several beaches, some of the cleanest ones in the country, where you can enjoy the clear water beside turtles without large crowds disrupting your peaceful experience. St Mary's Island, just off the coast of Udupi, declared a National geological monument, is also a great place to visit if you enjoy lazing around alone. The Agumbe forest will quench your desire for adventure with its wildlife and dense vegetation. Overall, Udupi is ideal for a solo trip for soul searching.

Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
Tucked away in the lush hills of Arunachal lies the peaceful Ziro Valley which presents the opportunity for a novel experience unlike any other. If the pristine nature isn't enough, what makes this place stand out is the Apatani tribe which inhabits the valley. The oldest indigenous tribe of the northeast, their lifestyle and clothing will pique your interest. Their celebration of life with their unique traditions and offbeat customs will make you appreciate life more. Spend your time here visiting various places, from the Meghna Cave temple to Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and Midey. If you're a music lover, enhance your experience by planning a September trip to witness the Ziro music festival, the meeting ground of folk and modern music.

Quiet streets, bougainvillaea draped buildings, busy markets and many cafes If that is something you enjoy, you can plan to visit Puducherry this winter. Once the most prominent French colony in India, the French influence can be seen everywhere, from the people's accents to the architecture and culture of this place. The town has tons to offer visitors- its beautiful beaches, cafes, and churches are some attractions you must include in your itinerary. The Shri Aurobindo Ashram and Ecole Francaise d&rsquoExtreme orient are also must visits. The Puducherry Museum allows you to explore the fascinating history of the place. Cafe hopping and shopping are something you can do endlessly in the seaside town. If you end up in Puducherry one fine day, try the delicious bubble waffles, which will surely make your trip sweeter

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