30 Best Places for Solo Travel in India
There are places in India which you cannot escape from; they are so lovely and vibrant in their own ways that you just cannot miss out on appreciating the beauty that lies in these places. While, some places are best explored when you have a big group of friends or your family to ensure that you have a lovely time with them.
But how often have you thought about traveling alone and still making the best out of the time and place when you are there. There is always a purpose behind traveling solo, not only do you get all the freedom to go where you want to, you are not bound by anyone or anything and the time lies in your hand. But, apart from that you get to know yourself, you discover not one but many things about you, get to know about your fears, your strengths and more importantly you are able to introspect much more than you would have done with your group of friends.
India, is a place which is meant for all kinds of travelers and if you are planning to travel solo then there are some literally amazing places where you can re-discover yourself. Here is a list of places you can explore to the fullest on your solo trip:
Sometimes, all it takes for rejuvenation is a solo vacation. India has numerous serene destinations, which are best for those who love a solitary time with nature by themselves or to get lost in a stranger crowd and lively parties.Here are the top 30 Places to Travel Alone in India :
Best Places for Solo Trip in North India
1. Delhi, Agra, Jaipur – The Golden Triangle
Jaipur is a cultural beauty for those who wish to spend a couple of days alone. This historic destination has numerous monuments and sites to enjoy days in exploration. Agra is a similar cultural destination famous for exploration, shopping, and sightseeing. Delhi is right for those who are looking for urban adventure activities, cultural beauties, and modern amenities.
Together, these three destinations form the Golden Triangle, which is one of the most famous circuits of North India. This is also one of the safer options for female solo travelers to enjoy the essence of the region. Winter is the right time to explore this circuit.
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2. Udaipur, Rajasthan
Why is one of the most romantic places in the country, in this list? Udaipur is an adaptive destination, which caters to your individualistic vacation needs. Are you planning a solo trip? Choose to explore the Aravalli Hills on the back of a horse, enjoy exploring the monuments, take an evening stroll along Lake Pichola, catch any live cultural performances, and so on.
The best way to enjoy Udaipur all by yourself is to cover important iconic attractions by day and enjoy the street food and cultural activities by evening. The place will be crawling with tourists between October and March and thus, your beautiful vacation spots in udaipur will be safe.
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3. Pushkar, Rajasthan
Pushkar is another Rajasthan destination, which is a very famous pilgrimage site too. Apart from pilgrimage activities, Pushkar is very famous among solo travelers for the serenity and the simple lifestyle. Solo travelers love to explore the temples and ghats to watch unique rituals, enjoy souvenir hunting, and cultural activities.
If you are planning to backpack through Pushkar, you can find cheap hostels for staying. Some choose to stay in Jaipur or Ajmer and take a day trip to Pushkar. Pushkar is a small region and you can explore the place in 2 or 3 days. Do not forget to taste the street food and delicacies of the region.
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One of the prime ideas behind travelling solo is to dwell into the rich culture that lies in India and what better than beginning your journey of self-discovery solo trip from the land which boasts culture and heritage in its very soil. Rajasthan, has for time immemorial been the lap of lovely and rich culture which has held India together. Kumbhalgarh is one such region in Rajasthan which is just too vibrant in its culture and heritage.
This magnificent place is situated in the Western Aravali hills in Rajasthan near Udaipur. This Mewar fortress in the western range of Aravalli Hills is a world heritage site and is also included in the Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Here, you can literally hop from one fort to another and explore the beauty that lies in each of them.
Kumbhalgarh Fort, Badal Mahal, Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple are some of the must-visits here. Also, do not miss out on the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to many endangered species and attracts a number of tourists round the year.
From time to time there are many kinds of events and local festivals that take part in this fort which you can also be a part of. The best time to visit Kumbhalgarh is from October to February.
How to Reach: You can reach Kumbhalgarh via roadways as there are plenty of state transport buses that are going to take you there. Udaipur is just 100 kms away from Kumbhalgarh and if you are travelling by air then you can always get down at Udaipur Airport.
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5. Jibhi, Tirthan Valley
This is a small hamlet located amidst the variegated mountains of Himalayas. The land is famous for peaceful vacation is an off-beat destination, far away from crowd and commercialization. The place is famous for pine grooves, lush murmuring streams, green forests, untouched picnic spots, and much more.
If you wish to make a sophisticated vacation out of the place, try to rent any Victorian themed cottages and camp in the wilderness to enjoy the song of the bird and sound of nature. This is the right destination for those who love to explore the region and enjoy solitary outdoor activities.
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6. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Rishikesh is one of the major solo destinations among spirituality travelers and adventure lovers. Rishikesh is famous for Yoga resorts and ashrams where you can enjoy a rejuvenating time out of the grid and away from commercialization. Top activities to enjoy in Rishikesh are water rafting, trekking, flying fox, bungee jumping, exploring, camping, and others.
Top places to visit in Rishikesh are Triveni Ghat, Lakshman Jhula, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Neer Garh waterfalls, and others. The tourist attractions of Rishikesh would be filled with solo travelers. While attempting any adventure activities, make sure to cover it as a part of a group.
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7. Chalal, Himachal Pradesh
There are numerous solo destinations in Himachal Pradesh, which would give the right balance of cultural beauty and natural beauty to your vacation. However, Chalal is a unique destination thanks to the trekking routes and the Parvati valley surrounding it. This is a solitary destination famous for its rustic charm. Tourists love to enjoy the solitary trek to Chalal from Kasol, village exploration, camping, stargazing, and others.
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Has the rich history of India ever made you go awe-struck? If the answer is yes, then you surely need to head down to Khajuraho because the ancient history of the place is going to make you question many other things about the lovely country which has been a host to so many things from time immemorial. Khajuraho speaks about all the ancient times which India has been part of. If you are travelling to Khajuraho, you are surely going to feel lost looking at the vibe and the richness that place beholds.
The ornate temples of Khajuraho are going to make you admire you with their art work and lovely creativity that surrounds the place all over. It is indeed the place which you might have been dreaming of for your spiritual holiday. Do not miss out on the Khajuraho temples, Kandariya Mahadev Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Varaha Temple and the archaeological museum.
How to Reach: Khajuraho has got its own domestic airport which is very well connected to Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, and Bhopal. More often than not, tourists get down at Jhansi Railway Station and then take a taxi to Khajuraho.
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9. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Kasol is a place for both solo travelling and honeymoon destinations. You can find a lot of hippies trying to enjoy a nature-rich vacation. There are numerous trekking trails in the region like Kheerganga, Pin Parvati Pass, Yanker Pass, Sar Pass, and others. Make sure to stick with the major trekking routes. Unless you are an avid trekker, do not try to explore any trails alone.
Fishing in the Parvathi River is one of the major serene solo activities to enjoy here. Most of the solo vacationers choose to stay in the hotels in the old Kasol region. The best time for a solo visit is between March and May.
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10. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
It is true that Manali is a honeymoon destination. Moreover, this is also the right place to explore if you love adventure activities. Most of the solo travelers stick with cliché attractions like exploring Rohtang Pass, biking along Solang Valley, hot air ballooning, monastery exploration, and others. If you are traveling alone, the best accommodation in the dorm halls of monasteries.
Solo travelers are quite common during local festivals like the Tibetan New Year celebration, and Losar Festival. Solo exploration is not recommended during peak winter season, as the snow will be harsh and exploring the region alone could be dangerous. If you wish to enjoy winter activities, hire any service provider or instructor.
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Varanasi is a spiritual destination filled with hundreds of temples lined up along the riverbanks of Ganges. The ghats, temples, and spiritual attractions are best for pilgrimage activities and solo traveling. Are you planning a lone trip to Varanasi? You ought to visit Dashashwamedh Ghat for Ganga aarti, souvenir hunting, and street food. You can spend your day exploring temples and reserve the nights for cultural activities.
The best time to enjoy cultural activties is during festivals. If you are looking for a spiritual time, top destinations to cover are Manikarnika Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, BHU, Ramnagar Fort, Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple, Scindia Ghat, Sarnath, Jantar Mantar, and others. Do you know that the early morning Ganges boat ride and road trip to Sarnath are the top activities in the checklist of every solo traveler?
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In life more often than not, all you need to give yourself is a religious break to set everything back on track. If you are in search of the same, then make your way to Sarnath and reboot and refresh your life. Over the years, Sarnath has evolved as a very popular solo destination for the travellers. Famous as a pilgrimage destination and lying in close proximity to the religious place, Varanasi, Sarnath is one of the most important places on the religious map of India.
When you are in Sarnath then Chaukhandi Stupa, Japanese Temple and Monastery, Thai Temple and Monastery are a must visit. The Deer Park and archaeological museum located in Sarnath is of rich importance and you as a solo traveler are going to learn a lot out of this place.
How to Reach Sarnath: You can easily reach Sarnath by bus or train from Varanasi as it takes only 1 hour to reach Sarnath from Varanasi by train. If you are travelling by air then you can get down at Varanasi airport.
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13. Sandhan Valley
Sandhan Valley which is also known as the Valley of Shadows is a perfect amalgamation of a place which suits someone who is looking ahead for some adventure apart from spending time for himself in Kasara town of Maharashtra. The nature here is just too beautiful to mesmerize you and make you fall in love with it. In such amazing places, you do not need anyone beside you except your company. Part of the Sahyadri Mountain Range, this valley more often than not provides as a very challenging trek to the people who want to be one with adventure.
The valley is 200 feet deep and while it might seem breath-taking it is also a lovely doze of adrenaline for the people who come here. There are parts of the valley wherein the width of the rocks is very less and the obstruction of sun rays makes it a somewhat dark place and the casting shadow just adds beauty to it. It is indeed one of the most amazing places if you are planning to do camping here. Since you would be solo, you can always find company in the large group of people who often come to this place. The valley casting its shadow is something which you would never like to miss out on.
How to Reach: To reach Sandhan Valley you can always take a train from Mumbai Central and get down at Kasara. It takes around 2 hours to reach by train. It is also 100 kms away from Nasik. If you are planning to go by road then it is very well connected to Mumbai and Pune and the roads are even awesome for a road trip.
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14. Nainital, Uttarakhand
Nainital is a famous weekend getaway and summer escapade destination in Uttarakhand. Famous among honeymooners destination and family traveler, this place is recently getting more attention from solo young travelers. If you do not mind the crowd, you can stick with cliché destinations like Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Lake, Naina Devi Temple, and others.
If you wish to enjoy some solitary time stick with attractions like horse trekking to Tiffin Top, ropeway at Snow View, G B Pant High altitude Zoo, birdwatching at Kilbury bird sanctuary, and others. Cheena Peak trekking is one of the best activities among young travelers.
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15. Wilson Hills
Wilson Hills is a hill station in Gujarat and a densely forested region which is nothing but spectacular. It is one of the most popular hill-station in Gujarat and a top-notch place for the nature enthusiasts. The locals here seek relief by visiting the lovely hills and spending their weekends and vacations here. Wilson Hills is very much close to the Pangarbari Wildlife Sanctuary. One of the key feature about this hill station and why it is famous is because of the fact that it overlooks the sea.
A key part of the Western Ghats, if you are a photographer or a writer then the mere tranquillity and the vibe of the place is enough to make you write lovely poems or capture some stunning images. With an average elevation of 2500 feat, the weather here is much cooler and less humid than other surrounding areas. The journey to Wilson Hills is even more interesting as you are going to come across some curvy roads, hills which are covered with greenery, little villages and farms.
How to Reach: Wilson Hills are 130 kms away from Surat and 60 kms from Valsad. It is connected by a tar road to Dharampur which is just 18 miles away from the base of the hills.
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16. Sandakphu Trek
Sandhakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal and is nothing but one extra-ordinary place for people who love to seek adventure and get their dose of adrenaline rush. During the months of September to January this place gives you the surreal views of the world’s tallest peaks and would in return leave you with amusement and wonder which you might have never sensed before. Travelling solo, do not forget to carry your camera as the sunrise and sunset views from this place are just too beautiful to be let out in words and is surely going to be the high point of your solo trip.
If you are planning to take this trek during winters then you would even come across some fresh snow. No matter what but you are going to feel really content once you reach this place. Considered nothing less than a paradise for everyone, you surely are going to make your story once you are here. You are also going to come across one or two eco-villages while you trek up, make sure that you interact with locals and have a good conversation with them.
How to Reach: It is four hours away from Darjeeling and 26 kms away from Manebhanjan. You can easily reach Darjeeling by train or by road from Kolkata.
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Shillong is famous for its natural beauty of gentle waterfalls, lakes, cool forests, and the smooth valleys. This is why Shillong is called Scotland of the East. Do you know that the number of solo travelers choosing Shillong to explore and enjoy nature is increasing every year? You can find numerous campsites and homestays for such solo travelers. If you are looking for a luxury option, try boutique hotels. The best time to visit Shillong to enjoy outdoor activities is from September to early May.
The best advice for solo travelers is to stick with cliché destinations. Choose to explore top destinations in North East India like Mawlynnong, Elephant falls, Umiam Lake, Shillong viewpoint, Ward’s Lake, Don Bosco Museum, David Scott Trail, and others.
18. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
The best way to get lost into nature is by choosing a serene destination which has the beauty and ambiance of a mesmerizing hill town and yet serene with solitude. One such destination is Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh, the land of Ziro Music Festival.
The mountain air, mesmerizing orchids, lush pine groves, glittering streams and revitalizing culture make Ziro, one of the top rejuvenating destinations for stressed travelers. If you wish to enjoy some solo time, best activities to enjoy are the Dolo Mando trek, exploring fish farms and paddy fields, camping near rivulets, and so on. Ziro is also quiet safe for solo female travelers.
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Best Places for Solo Trip in South India
Goa is the top honeymoon destination and a wonderful bachelor party site too. However, if you wish to enjoy some solo time in Goa, it is better to stick with the southern Goa. This is the place to enjoy serene beaches and solitary sites for some lone time. Some of the parties and bonfire celebrations in North Goa allow singles too. With more than 100 km of coastline and the numerous adventure activities that come with the beaches, Goa is the right place to spend a long vacation with nature.
If you wish to explore Goa, you can find churches, ancient monuments, forts, and spice plantations. Some prefer to backpack through Goa and stay in small hostels and shacks, while the others love to spend time closer to the goa beaches with resorts and exclusive rave parties.
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20. Majali Beach Karwar
Taking the level of sea and fun to a different level, you have to visit Majali Beach in Karwar which lies in Karnataka and is one of the most amazing places for a quick and relaxing solo trip. The beach here has a stunning view and if you are someone who loves to read then you can sit all day under the shady palms and make the most of the place by being under it, with a lovely view in front of your eyes. This beach is located in a picturesque village of Karwar and provides endless opportunities right from historical, cultural and artistically heritage.
There is not a single chance that travelling solo here would make you feel lonely as you can always book your stay in one of the nearby homestays and villas and then wake up to chirping of birds and the sound of music of the lovely sea waves which are just pleasant sounds to say the least. Being a wonderland of natural delights, this place is surely going to live up to your expectations. Kurumgad Island, Sadashvigad Fort, Galgibaga Beach and Maruti Temple are some of the local attractions which you are going to find here.
How to Reach : You can always take a bus or train to Devbagh from whichever place you are travelling and then there are plenty of local options which you are going to find there which is going to take you to the beach.
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21. Mysore, Karnataka
Mysore is an industrial and commercial destination. Exploring this urban beauty as a group or alone would be one of the dazzling things to try out in Karnataka. Mysore is the top destination of monuments and architectural beauties like Mysore Palace, Somanathapuram Temple, and others. If you wish to enjoy some solitary time close to nature, try the Chamundi Hills.
Do you know that Mysore is famous for yoga and rejuvenating vacation? The cultural beauty of the land is the next element of beauty. The best way to make the most out of your vacation is to enjoy sightseeing in the morning and stick with cultural performances and street food tasting by evening.
Mysore is one of the busiest cities and thus, the streets will always be crowded, making it safer for solo female travelers too.
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22. Udayagiri And Khandagiri Caves
Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves are located in Orissa and are definitely an archaeological wonder you cannot remove your eyes from. They are the caves with one of the most ancient culture and history which also gives this place a religious importance and that is one of the key reasons why people love to visit these caves.
These beautifully carved caves are half natural and half artificial. A place perfect for solo travelling if you have all the time in your hand and if you love to dig deep into the culture and history of India. This place has a lot in store for you. If you want to properly explore these caves then it might take one entire day to see them. Both these caves are situated in two adjacent hills and date back to 2nd century BC. The meaning of Udayagiri is Sunrise Hills which has 18 caves while Khandagiri has 15 caves.
There is also a double storyed monastery here. Apart from this, you can also visit the Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts, Dhauli Giri Hills, Ram Mandir, Odisha State and handicrafts museum.
How to Reach: Udayagiri and Khandagiri Hills is one and a half hour away from Puri and is connected brilliantly via road. You can also hop onto one of the tourist buses and you are going to reach your destination.
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Hampi is a heritage site and a remainder of once-flourishing Vijayanagar Kingdom. This place is riddled with monuments, temples, and a few adventure activities like mountaineering, coracle ride, and others. You can find resorts or simple guesthouses for your stay. The best time to visit is between October and March.
If you are travelling alone, choose to explore the ruins by morning. You can also hire two-wheelers to explore the region. Try visiting Sanapur Lake for swimming, cliff jumping, coracle ride, and other activities. You can also choose to visit Tungabhadra River for exploring the waterfalls and for swimming.
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If you believe Kovalam is just beach and beach activities, you are gravely wrong. Every year, thousands of young couples and solo travelers flock this place to enjoy the tidal beaches, ayurvedic resorts, monuments, and watersports. This is a cultural destination to enjoy the lifestyle of the land.
If you wish to stick with romantic beaches, top destinations for solo travelers are Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, Samudra Beach, Kovalam beach, and others. For some outdoor time away from beaches, try the Karamana River, Aruvikkara dam, Halcyon Castle, and others. Are you looking for some adventurous activities? Kovalam is famous for paragliding, skiing, surfing, swimming, and surfing.
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Gokarna is the laid-down version of Goa for solo travelers and solitary lovers. The beaches of Gokarna are famous for bonfire parties, picnic, and watersports. Unlike Goa, Gokarna is a hidden beauty and thus, you can easily find lone spots to enjoy time by yourself. If you wish to enjoy parties, visit the beaches after sunset. Choose to explore the temples of this region in the mornings.
If you are backpacking through Gokarna, you can find numerous shacks and guesthouses. On the other hand, if you love luxury, you can find cottages and hotels. Top destinations to cover in Gokarna are Mahabaleshwara Temple, Om Beach, Paradise Beach, Half Moon Beach, Yana Caves (hiking), Koti Tirtha, and others.
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Varkala is a beach destination famous for Papasnanam beach, Ponnumthuruthu Island, Kapil Lake, and Janardhan Swami Shrine. People love to visit the beach region to enjoy a hammock picnic time. Ayurvedic spas provide traditional massages and the nature will be at its prime beauty between December and March.
If you are visiting Varkala alone, you can always find uncrowded beaches and numerous water sport options, especially during winter. However, the nightlife is not very popular in this destination.
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Pondicherry is a French colony, which still has a colonial aurora and a beautiful culture. Pondicherry is famous for beaches, Aurobindo Ashram, temples, and others. You can find numerous beach sites, hotels, parties, and others, which are open to single travelers.
You can also hire a houseboat and enjoy the serenity of the backwaters or, choose to stay in Auroville to enjoy a different lifestyle. The best time to visit Pondicherry for solo traveling is between October and March.
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28. Mudumalai National Park
Mudumalai National Park is a tiger reserve which is situated in the north western side of the Nilgiri Hills. This beautiful sanctuary is divided into five parts like Masinagudi, Mudumalai, Karugdi, and Nellakotta. This extensive national park is also home to a large number of endangered species and being a solo traveler it even helps you to explore more and get deep into the national park. There are around 266 species of birds here and if you love nature then it is truly going to attract you the most.
The peace that exists here is just too vibrant to make sure that you have an amazing time in the lush green area that is present almost everywhere. Pykara Lake, Pykara Falls, Shooting Point is some of the nearby places which you can explore.
How to Reach: You can reach Mudumalai National Park via rail through Ooty and it is considered to be an exciting 64 km journey which is full of nature trials. You can also do a road trip from Ooty and the experience would be amazing.
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If you are choosing Mahabalipuram (Mammallapuram) for your visit to South India enjoy some lone time, you will not be alone. This coastal time capsule is always filled with international tourists, who love to explore. The town is famous for the rock cut temples and large monuments of ancient era.
Apart from historic sightseeing and beach activities, Mahabalipuram is also a cultural destination for exploring craft markets, cultural performances, and others. Solo travelers prefer to hire a cycle and explore the town in their own pace. You can find guesthouses and luxury hotels in this region. To make an entire vacation, solo visitors cover Mahabalipuram along with Pondicherry (another solo destination).
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30. Kalpeni Island
If you have a non-commercialized place in your mind for your solo travel then you definitely need to head down to Kalpeni Island. Kalpeni Island lies in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and is one of the greatest places to enjoy and bask into the sun, sand and the sea. A perfect, rather more than a perfect break from all the hustle and bustle of city life, this isolated island is nothing but wonder.
The picturesque view of the island is best enjoyed in between September- March and the lovely sunrise and sunset that you are going to experience here are completely out of the world thing and unique in its own lovely way. The lighthouse that is located here is also one of the most exquisite thing you can find here. Kalpeni Beach and Juma Mosque are a few other attractions where you can spend your time at.
How to Reach: The nearest railway station from Kalpeni is Kochi Railway Station. From Kochi you can take passenger ships which are going to take you to the islands.
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These are some of the popular solo travel destination which is surely going to mesmerize you and take you back home with a purpose. These destinations are truly some of those destinations which will make your trip even better.
Some tips for a solo vacation in India
- Every single destination in the world, no matter how modern or quaint, is not 100% safe. Being alert and sticking with cliché attractions are the top tips to stay safe.
- Always make sure someone knows where you are. Buy local SIM with internet package to stay connected.
- Many solo travelers recommend using backpacks and not hand luggage. Thus, both your hands will be free. This reduces the chance of keeping your luggage down or unattended.
- Pre-book all the amenities and services. Stick with reputed service providers.
- Learn about the destination before you choose to try a vacation out of it.
- Do not let anyone around you know that you are alone in that destination.
- If you wish to get wasted, order room service or choose exclusive parties. Getting drunk in some random place would be a bad choice, especially when you are a solo traveler in an international destination.