Have you ever felt that great freedom when you hit the road all by yourself and experienced the thunder in your nerves for the adventures that are yet to come? If not, it is time for you to take the step. The idea of being in a different city full of strangers might be intimidating but, all you need to do is let it sink in and be on your way to experience all the wonders of Solo Travel. Let this be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!
What can be more beautiful than finding yourself amidst colorful chaos of Indian streets where people will greet you and treat you like their own. If you are on your path of self-discovery, exploring India alone is the best way to do it. With an array of safe and surreal places to visit with a myriad of attractions like beaches, heritage, mountains, religious sites and much more. Here is a list of top destinations for Solo Travel in India:
The quintessential land of Maharajas, exquisite forts and colorful festivities makes Rajasthan a jewel in India’s crown. The walls of architectural gems in the royal state narrate the stories of the past, in all its glory! The spectrum of colors in Rajasthan can dazzle you and the mélange of colors can make you dance in its classic rhythm.
So, if you are looking to experience the kaleidoscopic blend of colors and culture, taste the sumptuous cuisine and delve deeper into the glorious history then Udaipur is a perfect place, to begin with! Visit the beautiful City Palace and Jagdish Temple with its imposing sculpted figures and heavily ornamented interiors. Soothe your senses by taking a boat ride in Lake Pichola to enjoy the sunset.
If you want to spend your time in the lap of Himalayas, then Shimla is a perfect getaway for you. The lush green valleys, lofty ranges and the charming flow of the river will leave you awestruck! You will find yourself admiring the essence of nature away from the chaotic and mundane life.
Visit the maze-like alleys and bustling bazaar buzzing with a happy flow of heat-escaping vacationers. From mid-July to mid-September, Shimla remains wreathed in cloud and from January it starts covering under the carpet of snow. November is cold and you can witness the Himalayan peaks.
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Ever since the Beatles have visited Rishikesh, it has become a magnet for spiritual seekers. Rishikesh is a highly preferred destination among solo travelers because the exquisite setting of this place on the fast-flowing Ganges River is conducive to meditation and mind expansion.
But, Rishikesh is not just about spirituality but also popular for adventure activities like river rafting, bungee jumping and much more.
Wander around this small chaotic city and you will agree with its ‘Venice of the East’ tag. The graceful and greenery fringed Alleppey offers the mesmerizing beautiful and relaxing experiences like floating along and gazing over the paddy fields of rice barges, the punted canoes, houseboat experience and much more.
The exotic beauty of Alleppey and authentic seafood allure solo travelers from all around the world. You can be in the zone of complete relaxation with Ayurvedic massages. You can relish the spiritualism while visiting the famous temples and churches around. The serene backwaters and exceptional scenic setting caress the soul and help you attain what you are looking for.
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Rightly called as ‘Queen of Hills’, Darjeeling is spread over a steep mountain ridge which is surrounded by emerald-green tea plantations towered by majestic Kanchenjunga. This ethereal wonderland offers a lot, especially for solo travelers. This quaint small town is a perfect getaway that is surrounded by infinite slopes set against the backdrop of jagged white Himalayan peaks.
Take a ride aboard the Darjeeling toy train and scuttle around tea gardens and don’t forget to catch the breathtaking sunrise at Tiger Hills. Visit Yiga Choling Gompa and witness the splendid antique murals, Tibetan texts with artistic bindings and many cultural exquisite symbols.
So, what are you waiting for? Choose a destination and be on your way to the path of self-exploration. Solo traveling is not just about exploring a place alone but also learning to cross the hurdles without being dependent on anybody else. On your journey, you will not only get to delve -deeper into the different cultures but also the real experiences that will be with you forever. Traveling turns you into a storyteller and when you travel alone, you get to share the stories with strangers that turn into friends. You get the chance to be the way you are without any restrictions and expectations. You get to learn the real definition of freedom and peace. So, are you ready to experience the difference?