Best Places to Visit India for Solo Travelers

  • “Solo Traveling Helps You to Know the Real You”
  • 18-12-2019 01:55 AM

1-Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is a major tourist spot situated in the north-western state of Rajasthan, India.  It is known as the' golden city' because of its golden dunes and castles clad in golden sandstone. Jaisalmer is lined with ponds, ornate Jain temples, and Havelis. Climb to the saddle of the camel and make your way through this desert or camp under the night sky in this golden land for an unforgettable experience.

Popular places to visit in Jaisalmer

Jain Temples in Jaisalmer, Kuldhara Village, Desert National Park, Gadisar Lake, etc.

 

2-Lahaul and Spiti

Lahaul and Spiti are an ideal place for a solo trip. Settled in the farthest corner of Himachal Pradesh, these are the best destinations we can claim for your first solo trip in India. These are one of the country's most unexplored territories. Visit rugged peaks, cross mountain passes of high altitude, ancient monasteries, glacial lakes, and spectacular mountain views. Stay in monasteries, Ki, Kibber, Tabo, Dhankar or walk to Chandra Taal or stay in the humble mountain villages, whatever you do, it's going to be an unforgettable experience. Trekking things, camping at Chandra Taal, visiting ancient monasteries, hiking, village stays, etc.

 

3-Varanasi

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One of India's oldest cities, Varanasi is a place that needs to be visited. You'll understand why the city is named among the best destinations for your first solo trip to India after you've been to Varanasi. Settled on the banks of the holy Ganga River, the city creates a unique link to the sacred, religious to the heart. Take baths in the river, a sure way out of the circle of life for redemption. You will be spiritually influenced by temples, river ghats, and the Ganga aarti. Discover yourself between crowds from through walks of life. Visit ancient temples including The Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan, Durga Temple, Tridev Temple, take a boat trip on the Ganga River and see the rising sun and spread its glory over the city. Spend time on the river ghats cycling. Attend a truly memorable experience at night at the Ganga aarti. One of the best things to do in Varanasi is Ganga Aarti. You will surely love the way, beauty, rhythmic ceremony where flowers and diyas are offered to the Holy Ganga River (Mother Ganga).

 

4-Rishikesh

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Truly meant for soul-searching, Rishikesh is one of the perfect destinations for your first solo trip in India. It is the 7th largest city in India. Settled on the banks of the Ganga River on the foothills of Himalaya. It is also famous as" Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas" as well as it is still famous as "World Capital of Yoga". The town is a mixture of spirituality, beauty, and adventure. Rishikesh is just great for a solo traveler, you're never going to need any business because you can easily get many like-minded strangers. Camps, ashrams, and temples for yoga and meditation provide the ideal opportunity to connect with yourself and cheap accommodation. Here you can enjoy river rafting, fishing, flying foxes, climbing cliffs, bungee jumping and many more things.

Places to visit in Rishikesh-

Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, The Beatles Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Parmarth Niketan, Raja Ji National Park, Kaudiyala, Shivpuri, Jumpin Heights, Garud Chatti Waterfall, etc.

 

5-Manali

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Manali is the hills ' iconic escape. Settled in the Himalayan lap on Beas Riverbanks in Himachal Pradesh, Manali is one of India's top spots for solo trips. The hill town enjoys two major summer and winter seasons, which season you want to experience in Manali you can take your pick. Summer is ideal for exploring, hiking, river rafting, and other water sports. Winters bring snow and snow sports. The old town, ancient temples, hot springs, monasteries, and other famous Hindu sites are open all year round. Discover the hills for days. Go trekking or mountain camping. Explore the sights of tourism, hot springs, monasteries, temples, orchards of apples, etc. Get to Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley, where adventure sports can be enjoyed.

If you want to go to Manali by air, then the nearest airport from Manali is Bhuntar Airport which is located in Bhuntar town. if you choose rail medium then Jogindernagr Railway Station is nearest to Manali and it's well connected to state and roadways buses.

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6-Agra

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For a solo traveler... vacationing in Agra is, therefore, like deeply revisiting and experiencing the medieval period. Conserving the Mughal Empire's golden era and rich traditions over the decades, Agra is now one of India's most popular international tourist destinations. It is home to one of the world's wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Sites — the Taj Mahal — and also houses a host of other historic sites such as the Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid, Sikandar Fort, and more.

You can reach Agra by railway, roadways, taxi or by own vehicle. The closest railway station from taj is Orchha railway station and the nearest airport from Agra is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Agra is very well connected with state and roadways buses.

 

7-Kasol-

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Kasol, known as mini Israel in Himachal Pradesh, is a hill station in the Valley of Parvati on the way to the pilgrim town of Manikaran. It's a small town, but it's almost flooded with reggae bars, bakeries and affordable guesthouses catering to a large crowd of punks / Israeli. The town is divided into Old Kasol and new kasol. Where old kasol is situated at the Bhuntar side of the bridge, and New Kasol on the Manikaran side. Kasol is the perfect destination for travelers, hikers, and nature lovers, due to its scenic valley, untouched hills and a good climate throughout the year. It is an important base for hiking in the direction of Sar Pass, Yanker Pass, Pin Parvati Pass, and Khir Ganga. If you want to chill out in the lap of nature, then kasol is an ideal location for a vacation.

How to Reach:  By Bus- you can reach up to Bhuntar, from Bhuntar Buses and taxies are available for Kasol By Air- Kullu is the nearest Airport. By Train- Ahuj Railway station is the nearest railway from the Parvati Valley.

 

8-Pushkar

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 Pushkar is a peaceful town in Rajasthan, 30 minutes away from Ajmer and 2 hours away from Jaipur. It is popular for its sacred lake, the Brahma Temple and the annual Pushkar Camel Fair every November. Pushkar is a small city so you can hire a bike or taxi to explore Pushkar in a day.

The Best Things to do in Pushkar –

Pushkar Lake- Pushkar Lake is a Holy Hindu site with 52 ghats where the pilgrims used to bathe. Visit Pushkar Lake in the morning so that you can also join the puja but be aware of fake pandits who always ask for money to do worship for you. Apart from all this, Pushkar lake is the right place to have tea in a beautiful morning.

Brahma Temple- The only temple of Lord Brahma is situated in Pushkar. This temple is 2000-year-old. It was built in the 14th century. Lord Brahma is also known as "Jagatpita". the aura of this temple is too fresh.

Balloon ride- the balloon ride of Pushkar is very famous but if the weather is not good then don't try to do this. C

Camel fair- The camel fair of Pushkar is also known as camel mela which is held every Oct- Nov. It attracts over four lakh tourists every year.

The closest airport from Pushkar is in Jaipur, which is around140 kilometers away. The closest railway station from Pushkar is Ajmer. The Marwar bus stand is situated in the north of Pushkar.

 

9-Nainital

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Nainital is the best hill station in India which is surrounded by green hills, old cottages and a web of wandering alleys. Nainital attracts a lot of solo travelers, couples and a group of friends and family. The city is popular for its many natural attractions and its favorable weather throughout the year. Nainital is also known as the lake city of Uttrakhand. There are so many places for sightseeing and here is the list

First is a lifeline of Nainital "the Naini lake"- Naini Lake reflects the shade of the beautiful scenery. The shape of the lake is pear and it attracts lots of people to come here to enjoy boating, yachting, windsurfing, and paddling. The second attraction is Naini peak- The highest peak in Nainital - The Naini Peak gives a spectacular view of the snow-capped Himalayas and an outstanding view of the Nainital.

If you are a shopping lover, then please visit the mall road -the shopping center of the mall road. There are so many street shops, shopping centers, hotels, restaurants, banks, ATMs, café and more. In fact in Nainital, there are so many places to explore like- tiffin top, snow viewpoint, Nainital zoo, Raj Bhawan, Naina Devi temple, Bhimtal lake, Himalayan viewpoint, khurpa taal, striatal and Corbet falls.

 

10- Goa

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If you're planning to travel all by yourself, then goa will be your first choice. Goa is the smallest and most visited state of India. Goa is the land of the divine beaches, the center of the parties, and let's not forget the body tanning. The best time to visit in Goa is between Oct to march. Panji/Panjim, Vasco, Mapusa, Ponda, etc are the main cities of Goa.  The main tourist destinations are Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Ashwem, Vagator, etc and all these are beaches. But if you want peace then you can go to Palolem beach in south Goa.

The local transport is not so frequent in goa. If you want to enjoy your vacation, then you must rent a bike or a car so you can frequently travel wherever you want, and it consumes less time. it will make your trip unforgettable and memorable.