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Women’s Day Special – Top 5 Places for Solo Women Travellers in India

Travelling and visiting new destinations is now much more than a past time activity. For many of us, it is a passion, a deep, undying desire to explore the unknown landscapes, get the stories from the locals, sample exotic cuisines and more. This undying thirst to explore the unexplored has been a part of human nature since time immemorial. But the present day monotony and responsibilities have often made travelling difficult for a host of reasons. For instance, many women travellers today fear for their personal safety when travelling solo in India. This is what made us think and compile a list of places for Solo Women Travellers over the upcoming women’s day and the many other days where you choose to celebrate yourself!

“The World is a Book and those who do not travel read only one page.” 

– St. Augustine

1. Wayanad, Kerala

We start our travel diary of places for solo Women Travellers in India with a touch of sense and serenity in God’s own country. Nestled in North-Eastern Kerala, this quaint district has plenty to offer for Solo Women Travellers. Surrounded by tea and coffee plantations along with dense forests, Wayanad is the place to be for some good rest and relaxation over a weekend. For the keen explorers, Wayanad has really well-preserved natural caves of pre-historic times and a rich tribal heritage as well. All in all, a perfect potpourri over a long weekend. Moreover, the local elephant conservatory and wildlife sanctuary are something that will make you feel as if you are one with nature.

Approximate Cost (Entire Trip): INR 18,000 to INR 20,000

What to Explore? :

  1. Tea and Coffee Plantations
  2. The Tea Factory run by the local Tribal Cooperative Society
  3. A guided tour of the Tribal Villages
  4. Eddakal Caves
  5. Dubare Elephant Camp
  6. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

How much Time to Spend? : 4 to 5 days.

The serenity of Wayanad is something that needs to be experienced to be completely understood. Moreover, the locals and the tribal population is sure to leave you amazed at the creativity and simplicity humans are capable of.

Our Kerala tour packages are the best way to indulge in the pristine beauty of Kerala.

Also Read: Top 10 places to visit in Wayanad

2. Pondicherry – Among the Best places for Solo Women Travellers in India

The 2nd spot in our list of places for Women Travellers in India is reserved by this amazing multi-layered paradise called Pondicherry. Populated by the French and Tamilians, this is one of the most scenic escapes in southern India. If the architecture, the picturesque beach promenade and the all-time coffee shop do not entice you, the peaceful community at Auroville certainly will! This exemplary destination for community living is one for the storybooks. Established on February 28, 1968, Auroville was established for the sole purpose of unity between humans. Today, the place is recognized as the single internationally backed experiment of human transformation and sustainable living.

Approximate Cost (Entire Trip): INR 17,000 to INR 21,000

What to Explore? :

  1. Auroville
  2. Aurobindo Ashram
  3. The serene Promenade at Pondicherry
  4. Virgin Beaches
  5. Boating through mangroves at Pichavaram, the 2nd largest mangrove in the World.
  6. The Tamil and French Quarters and architecture
  7. The majestic and peaceful temples of South India

How much Time to Spend? : 4 to 5 days including 2 days at Auroville.

The Auroville experience in Pondicherry that is one of kind in the world even today. If you are looking to relax away from the monotony and the problems of modern life, head here, disconnect and relax.

Check out the best Pondicherry tour packages here.

3. Hampi, Karnataka

The enchanting, mythical ruins of Hampi are as majestic as their ancient. The temples here are known for the intricately painted walls depicting scenes from the Ramayana. Other important landmarks of Hampi include the Mahanavami Dibba which is the tallest structure in the centre and the Zenana Enclosure which used to be a walled harem in the era gone by.

Approximate Cost (Entire Trip): INR 13,000 to 18,000

What to Explore? :

  1. Vittal Temple
  2. Virupaksha Temple
  • Hampi Bazaar
  1. Stone Chariot
  2. Musical Pillars
  3. Bheema Gate
  • The King’s Audience Hall
  • Ganagitthi Jain Temple

How much Time to Spend? : 3 to 4 days

Don’t be fooled by the ruins, Hampi has much to offer in terms of culture, history and architecture.

Also Read: Top 10 places to visit in Karnataka

4. Chail, Himachal Pradesh

This sleepy town was once the summer capital Patiala, the erstwhile princely state. A beautiful hill station located about 63 km from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Chail is in the Shivalik Mountain Range. It is spread across three hillocks, Sadh Tiba, Pandewa and Rajgarh and is a relatively untouched location in our list of places for Women Travellers. Experience pleasant climate all through the year and enjoy majestic panoramic views of the countryside surrounding you. This picturesque hill station is also famous for its Cricket Ground and the Chail Military School. Chail along with Shimla and Kufri are known as the Golden Triangle of Himachal Pradesh.

Approximate Cost (Entire Trip): INR 10,000 to INR 15,000

What to Explore? :

  1. The Chail Palace
  2. Sidh Baba ka Mandir
  • The Chail Cricket Ground

How much Time to Spend? : 3 to 4 days

Explore Kufri and Shimla when you head to Chail. The Golden Triangle is one of the rare gems of nature nestled in this part of the world. Moreover, it is easy on the pocket as well!

Read more: 25 best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh

5. Sikkim

This North Eastern State of India has more to offer travellers than many other states put together. One of the most stunning and breath-taking hill stations of India, Sikkim is not only blessed with picturesque landscapes but also has some of the warmest and friendliest populations around. Walk around the Rhododendrons, soak in the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, seek tranquillity in the Buddhist temples and monasteries, stay with the locals and get a taste of life in the lap of nature, all this right in this North Eastern gem which is our final pick of places to visit for Women Travellers.

Approximate Cost (Entire Trip): INR 25,000 to INR 35,000

What to Explore? :

  1. Snow Capped Himalayan Peaks
  2. Flower Sanctuaries and Wild Life Preserves
  • Local Cuisines
  1. Frozen Lakes (In Winters)
  2. Buddhist Monasteries and Temples

How much Time to Spend? : 6 to 8 days

Sikkim has so much to offer that a single trip is just not enough! Explore the state at your own leisurely pace and you are sure to feel overwhelmed by the sheer variety of places to explore and things to do in Sikkim.

Solo travelling has steadily increased in India and is becoming safer for female travellers. Our list of 5 places for places for solo Women Travellers talks about some of the safest and friendliest locales in India today. Have some of your own travel experiences to share as a female traveller? Do mention in the comments. We would love to hear from you! Take a look at our Sikkim tour packages.

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