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Best Places to Solo travel in India before Turning 35!

Did you know where to solo travel in India? I have suggested 7 best places if you want to travel solo. Solo travel is a form of meditation. Feel it!

Traveling is an addiction, traveling is happiness. Traveling can be with friends, family, or alone. Traveling always lets the frustration and irritation out of us and transforms us into better people. One of the best kinds of traveling is traveling solo. Traveling solo became quite popular in India after the release of the movie ‘Queen’, remember? The protagonist visits Europe alone. Many people visited Europe after getting inspired by the movie

But the solo travel in India is a bit less. In my perspective, solo travel is meditation and a way to explore yourself. Traveling can be either by road, flight, train. I have a blog for road trips in India. Check out!

Leh Ladakh: Paradise for solo travel in India

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Leh Ladakh is a mesmerising beautiful place. Ladakh is a paradise for trekkers, cyclists, bikers, travellers. The best treks in Ladakh are Chadar trek, frozen lake trek, the temperature is below 0 degree Celsius. The waterfalls also get frozen at such low temperatures. The other treks are Markha valley, Nubra valley, Stok Kangri, etc. 

Many cyclists visit Leh every year. One of the most famous cycling lanes is from Manali to Leh. The tour will be almost 12-15 days. It is one of the difficult cycling lanes of India.

If you are a traveler, haven’t you dreamt of riding a bike in Ladakh? Visiting Pangong lake, the highest motorable road in the world, magnetic hill, etc riding amidst mighty mountains is undeniably spectacular and satisfying. 

For travellers, there are many places to visit. Pangong lake is the highest saltwater lake in the world. It changes its color from blue to green to red. The place came to fame in the 3 idiots movie. Remember the last scene of the movie? 

The highest motorable road in the world is in Ladakh, it is constructed by the Border Roads organisation. 

Best Time : April to July & September

Budget : Rs 20000 to Rs 50000

Duration : 8 days – 20 days

Attraction : Chadar Trek, Pangong lake, the highest motorable road, magnetic hill

Udaipur: Solo travel in India to witness the best lakes!

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Rajasthan is known for its culture, tradition, and food. Udaipur is a famous city in Rajasthan. Udaipur is also called the ‘city of lakes.’ It was the historic capital of the Mewar kingdom. The city is seven surrounded by lakes, many lakes were restored by the Indian Government. Hence it is also called ‘Venice of the East.’ The place is also known for its many palaces, museums, historic artifacts.

The most important attraction is the Lake Palace in the middle of Lake Pichola. The best views of the palace can be seen during the sunrise/sunset or in the night when all lights are lit. Udaipur has the second largest sweet water lake(man-made). There are many palaces and few observatories to visit. The most important attraction is Shilpgram festival in December.

Best Time : November to April

Budget : Rs 10000 to Rs 20000

Duration : 3 days – 5 days

Attractions : Renting a scooty, Lake Palace, Jaisamand lake, City Palace, Observatory, Shilpgram festival

Gokarna: Solo travel in India to surf!

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Gokarna can also be called as “capital of surfing!” in India. Gokarna is means ear of a cow (govu – cow, karna – ear); the place is located at ear shaped merging of two rivers. Gokarna has many temples and it is visited by pilgrims.

Apart from that, Gokarna rose to fame in the last ten years. Its tolerant attitude towards tourists has attracted people across the globe. Gokaran is around 483 km from Bangalore and there are many trekking companies arranging Gokarna beach trek. The important beaches to visit are Om beach, Kudle beach, Half moon beach, Paradise beach, etc. This can be added to the budget solo trip.

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Best Time : August to May

Budget : Rs 5000 to Rs 10000

Duration : 2 days – 5days

Attractions : Renting a scooty, Om beach, Kudle beach, Half moon beach, Paradise beach

Pondicherry: Solo travel in India to find peace!

Pondicherry is one of the best places to seek peace. Auroville is the best place to visit if you are on a spiritual journey. The MataMandir in Auroville is in a dome shape. It is gold plated. It was built by the mother to propagate the teachings of Aurobindo. The meditation rooms in the mandir are the best place to do meditation. There are several meditation rooms in the mandir, like the petals of the lotus.

The other attractions are mangrove forest, sunset in paradise beach, other beaches. Add Pondicherry to bucket list of budget solo trip.

Best Time : August to May

Budget : Rs 5000 to Rs 10000

Duration : 2 days – 5days

Attractions : Renting a scooty, Auroville, Paradise beach, Mangrove forest

Prashar Lake: Solo travel in India to explore the Himalayas!

Prashar lake trek is one of the easy and famous treks in the Himalayas. Prashar lake is said to be gotten the name because of the sage Prashar – he decided to meditate at this location. It is also told that Bhima, the strongest of the Pandavas rammed his elbow, and dent in the hills became a lake. It is located in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

The trek is attraction all kinds of travelers. If you are nature lover, there is a beautiful forest and trail; if you are architecture lover, there is local temple in himachali style; if you are a people’s person, it is a great place to mingle with locals.

Best Time : April to September

Budget : Rs 5000 to Rs 10000

Duration : 2 days – 4 days

Attractions: Trekking trails, temple, meeting locals

Rishikesh: Solo travel in India to adventure!

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Rishikesh is the “adventure capital of India”. It is one of the most famous places in Uttarakhand. Rishikesh is known for its temples and meditation centers. The meditation and yoga retreats in Rishikesh are gaining a lot of popularity.

Apart from yoga and meditation, it is a place for adventurists. Be it be river rafting, bungee jumping, or paragliding, this is the place to visit. Even if you travel solo, the place will never leave you alone.

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Best Time : April to July

Budget : Rs 20000 to Rs 50000

Duration : 5 days – 8 days

Attractions: River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, or Paragliding

Kasol: Solo travel in India to experience natural beauty!

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Kasol is the best place to experience nature’s beauty. Kasol is in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh. Kheer Ganga trek is the best attraction for youngsters, it is one of the easy treks. The other famous treks from Kasol are the Sar Pass trek & Pin Parvati trek, one of the difficult expeditions of India.

Kasol also gives opportunities to camp riverside, attend hype music festival, visit malana – a beautiful village.

It also has hot water spring in Manikaran, don’t forget to visit it when you solo travel in India.

Best Time : April to July & September

Budget : Rs 20000 to Rs 50000

Duration : 8 days – 20 days

Attraction : Kheer ganga, Sar Pass Trek, Pin Parvati Trek, Camp Riverside

Where to stay when you solo travel in India?

Zostel/ ZostelX: These are the best for solo travelers. There are different kinds of rooms available, single, double, dormitory. I would personally recommend dormitories for the opportunity to meet different people from different places, domains, culture,s and traditions.  There are game rooms, chilling-out places, etc. to meet people across the country

Hostels:  These are similar to Zostels. The difference is in the game room, chilling-out places, etc. But the cost would be a little less compared to Zostels. It is better to stay in hostels than in hotels. The bare minimum requirement of traveling solo is to meet people, and hostels give great opportunities.

Airbnb: This is home away from home. Undoubtedly, it is one of the cleanest places to stay. It is easier to know about the host by checking the app/website. The app/website is reliable and the host is a super-host, then we can book an Airbnb with our eyes closed.  

Why travel solo?

  • Solo traveling allows you to explore your deeper self.
  • Traveling alone allows you to look around the place and explore every opportunity.
  • Being solo on a travel, lets you make a lot of friends.
  • It allows you to show the braver and funnier side of yourself.
  • Solo travel makes you independent, example: from picking heavy bags to finding a seat in local transport
  • It lets you transform yourself. Solo travel is a kind of meditation.

FAQ

Is it safe for women to travel solo?

Yes, it is but make sure that you are well prepared to travel. Get confirmation from hotels, travellers, etc.

How to travel solo?

There are few important things to keep in mind.
1. Be vigilant to changes in the surroundings
2. Make friends, but read the situation
3. Be ready to carry your bags, don’t seek help unnecessarily.
4. Enjoy, solo travel is like meditation

Why to travel solo?

To explore yourself. To make lot of new friends. To know how brave you are!

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