When you are traveling alone, you see places with a different perspective and hence it is very important to travel alone at least some part of your life. Let us check out some places in India, which are safe for solo travel.
1. The Spiritual Rishikesh :
Are you on a trip by yourself to search your true soul??? Rishikesh is a must visit for you then. There are several SPA and Yoga resorts at the foothills of the Himalayas in Rishikesh. Here you can rejuvenate yourself with complete Ayurveda SPA treatments or you can just decide to nothing and spend some blissful time sitting on the banks of River Ganges watching the Ganga Aarti and listening to the bells and hymns coming from the old shrines.
If you love adventure sports, hit the rapids of River Beas and River Shivpuri with river rafting. Go for trekking at the Himalayan peaks, feel the thrill of bungee jumping, feel the splashes of cold waters at the Neergarh Waterfalls or go for a pilgrimage at Laxman Jhula.
Mumbai is the commercial capital of India and the hub of fun and entertainment. Relax on the shores of the Arabian Sea, amongst the local crowd, relishing the Mumbai-famous Pav bhaji or explore the famous sites of the city like the Gateway of India, Elephant Caves, Haji Ali Dargah, and Hanging Gardens or visit Bollywood, watching filmmaking.
Shimla is often called the Queen of Hills and this place is hence a nature lover’s paradise. Walk over the dew-drenched grass of the valleys treating your eyes to the sight of colorful blossoms or trek along the mysterious hills of the place. If you love shopping, the warm clothes and soft Pashminas of Mall road and Lakkar market will beckon you. Last but not the least; enjoy the snow drizzles sipping piping hot aromatic tea. If you have some more time in hand, you can ride to the nearby districts of Kasauli, Chail and Solan to embrace serenity.
Also known as God’s Own Country, Kerala is magical. Spend some quiet moments at the well-decorated houseboats, sailing on the crystalline backwaters. Stay in the local villages relishing authentic cuisines of Kerala, like steaming hot rice and tasty fish curry served over fresh banana leaves. You can also have some fun time enjoying the famous snake boat race and Onam festival. The sea beach of Cochin is the best place to witness the unique fishing technique through Chinese fishing nets and exploring the old Jewish colony. The tea plantations of Munnar, Thekkady, and the lagoons of Alleppey are the other tourist hotspots of the place.
This beautiful valley of Himachal Pradesh offers solitude which a solo traveler wants. Watch nature in its joyous mood swinging with the breeze or watch the sun bid goodbye painting colors in the sky. Unravel the secrets of Kasol hills trekking through dense forests.
Life is a journey and sometimes you must re-discover yourself traveling along on the paths of life. A solo travel to India fulfills this desire.
Ademar Arau, a Mexican guy staying in Gurgaon, India from last 3 years, translator by profession. Love to do capture the moments, writing and blogging, currently associated with olaviajes.com as Spanish – English travel blogger.