Girls, admit it! Whether you are a first-time solo female traveller or you have travelled alone in the past, every once in a while, we crave to put aside our daily tasks and take a break (alone!). Escaping the mundane life and finding ourselves immersed in the lap of dearest nature, we all look forward to planning a getaway.
Statistics and Survey on Solo Female Travel
It is interesting to note that the number of women travellers both in India and abroad has increased drastically. Statistics show that in 2019 there was a surge in the search for “solo women travel.” The search jumped up to a jaw-dropping 230% in 2019 compared to 32% in 2017. What’s even more interesting is – Pinterest showed huge growth in interest for solo female travellers. The application reported a 350% boost in women pinning written pieces in ‘solo female travel.’
A survey asked why people travel solo, and most answered that they are not willing to wait for others and want to explore more of the world. About 45% of people enjoy doing what they want whenever they want.
India has long been seen as an unsafe place for travellers, more so in the case of solo female travellers. While everyone should prioritise their safety, it’s 2022 and high time that women pack their bags and let go of their insecurities about travelling across the country.
Indian states and cities open their arms to welcome solo travellers all across the world. These incredible destinations are notable for their charm and are also safe.
Top 6 Indian Destinations for Female Solo Travellers
If you are looking to explore the best places for solo female travel in India, you have found the right place! The country is well-known for so many things. The land of dishes, the rich history and architecture, the numerous spiritual places, wildlife, gardens, and the motherland of healing methods, like Ayurveda and Yoga.
When it comes to travelling in India, the list is long for sure. We have compiled a list of six places in India notable for their charm and safe for solo female travellers.
Imagine being surrounded by a cascading waterfall, serene lakes, hot water, and a dazzling mountainous landscape. Sikkim is a small but wonderful package tucked with tranquillity and serenity. Every female solo traveller should at least once in their lifetime explore this paradise on earth!
Attractions to explore: Gangtok, Baba Mandir, Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Yumthang Valley, Lachung, Zero Point, Chopta Valley, Lachen, Gurudongmar Lake, Namchi, Ravangl, Pelling, Zuluk.
Nainital is situated in the valleys of Uttarakhand and is undoubtedly the dreamland on earth. With the warm gestures of the locals and the charismatic beauty of nature, this small town is incredibly exciting and safe for all female solo explorers.
Nainital, the ‘Lake District, is nestled in the Kumaon Himalayas at 2,000m above sea level. A paradise for all nature lovers and a must-visit.
Attractions to explore: Raj Bhawan, Naina Devi Temple, Nainital Zoo, Naini Lake, Eco Cave Gardens, Sukha Tal Lake, Tiffin Top, Kilbury, Naina Peak, Snow View Point, Sariyatal, Khurpatal, Hanuman Garhi, Aerial Ropeway Nainital.
The enchanting capital of Mewar, Udaipur, is surely a regal tourist destination in India for all those solo female travellers who love architecture, history, and culture. The city is a renowned destination, well-known for lush green gardens, monumental palaces, forts, temples, and romantic backdrops.
You set foot on any street in Udaipur, and you will be amazed at the rich culture. You are in for a treat if you plan on visiting this peaceful city.
Attractions to explore: Maharana Pratap Memorial, Udaipur City Palace, Sajjangarh Palace, Lake Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jagmandir, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Udai Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Jaisamand Lake, Rajsamand Lake, Jiyan Sagar, Jaisamand Lake, Doodh Talai.
Nature can surprise you in numerous ways. With crystal clear skies, breathtaking landscapes, thrilling adventures, and some highest mountain passes, Ladakh is the truest form of picturesque. Whether you are a bike lover who enjoys rugged terrain or simply a nature lover, you can’t have enough of Ladakh.
To all solo female travellers out there, searching for geographical wonders and the beautiful amalgamation of culture, and diversity, Ladakh makes for a worth visiting place in India at least once.
Attractions to explore: Khardung La, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Thiksey Monastery, Changla Pass, Dras War Memorial, the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, etc.
Surrounded by greenery, a small town in the Western Ghats, Munnar is another heavenly abode for nature lovers. Surely to take all your troubles away, the town is known for pristine lakes and tea gardens. Solo female travellers can comfortably spend their day relaxing in mesmerising cottages. One can also take a dip and experience wildlife, birds, and hiking.
Attractions to explore: Meesapulimala, Eravikulam National Park, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Lockhart Gap, Mattupetty Dam, Lakkom Water Falls, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Top Station, Nyayamakad Waterfall, Blossom Park, Rose Garden, TATA Tea Museum, Chokramudi Peak, Kundala Lake.
Surrounded by the lofty Dhauladhar Ranges, McLeodganj is the safest destination in India. It is the perfect example of a weekend getaway.
A peaceful hill station in the upper Dharamshala, McLeodganj, is home to some enthralling landscape. The place has magnetised tourists, especially female solo travellers, for camping and trekking.
With the culture and the spell-binding mountain views, the town has numerous sites, like waterfalls, sunset points, temples, and monasteries.
Attractions to explore: Attractions to explore: St. John’s Church, Triund, Bhagsu Waterfalls, Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamshala, Tsug La Khang, Tibet Museum, Dharamkot, Tse Chokling Gompa.
Exploring places by yourself is empowering. You have freedom, in the sense, that you can go wherever you want, eat and choose to stay wherever you like. No compromises, no questions asked! With smart decisions and careful planning, you can minimise the risks and create unforgettable memories.
So, ladies, gather your stuff, packs your bags and set out to conquer these intriguing, captivating, and gorgeous destinations in India!