Traveling alone to a country as diverse and beautiful as India is rewarding and exciting. Not only does this South Asian country have numerous attractions, but it also has warm hospitality. Here is our list of India’s best destinations for individual travel.
The Best Destinations In India For Solo Travel
Wishing for some thrill seeking adventure? So a trip to Ladakh is in order. Rugged terrain, icy glaciers, snow-capped mountains, sparkling lakes, unique culture, ancient Buddhist monasteries and great streaks of serenity make this high-pass land a must-visit for solo travelers seeking adventure and peace. You can engage in adventure activities such as trekking, mountain biking, quad biking, rafting – and safari on the Bactrian camels. The highlight of the visit will be to spot a snow leopard, which can be seen in just a few places around the world. Those seeking peace and quiet can stay in one of Ladakh’s many monasteries and attend spiritual retreats to find their inner peace. You will be pushing your limits and challenging your limits in this wonderful destination.
Situated in the north of Karnataka, Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many attractions for solo travelers. Fans of architecture and history gather here to explore the remains of ancient buildings dating back to the Vijaynagara Empire and marvel at the intricate carvings, intriguing rock formations and boulders; while nature and spiritual lovers love the scenic landscape and serene atmosphere.
For peaceful contemplation and harmony with nature, Kasol is the perfect destination. The breathtaking scenery around each curve will nourish your eyes and soul, while a multitude of trails and trails around (such as Kheerganga, Sar Pass, Pin Parbati Pass and Yanker Pass) will satiate the thrill seeker in you. Also, this small village is full of backpackers and international tourists, who are warm and welcoming, so you will surely make some friends.
Nestled in the Sikkim region of the Himalayas, Gangtok is full of spectacular landscapes that no one who enjoys diving in nature should not miss. In addition, being home to different ethnic groups, this place offers a refreshing and unique cultural experience. Adventure lovers can take cable trips and take in the panoramic views of the city, or go hiking, mountain biking, paragliding and rafting on the Teesta River. For an unforgettable city experience, take a yak safari on its rugged terrain and immerse yourself in the beauty of picturesque locations along the way. If you are a lover of history and architecture, take a tour of the monasteries – Rumtek Monastery, Tsuk La Khang Monastery and Pemayangtse Monastery, all exude a spiritual vibe and boast some of the finest architecture in the world.
Ladakh’s least visited cousin, Spiti Valley is a treasure trove of captivating landscapes and wild nature. For the uninitiated, the snow-capped mountains of Spiti, lush forests, scenic lakes and valleys, picturesque villages and vibrant Buddhist monasteries are among the most impressive in India. You can go hiking, camping, mountain biking or just relaxing and enjoying its beauty in peace. Plus, the people of the village are friendly and welcoming, always willing to help – as there are not many hotels or inns in the area, they will let you stay with them.
For years, the scenic beauty of the Himalayas, the brilliant Ganges, the spiritual vibe and the adrenaline-filled adventures of Rishikesh have attracted backpackers and solo travelers. The list of individual activities you can do in Rishikesh is countless: rafting, bungee jumping, camping, mountain biking, flying fox, cliff jumping, trekking, body surfing, abseiling, kayaking, paragliding… and if you are looking to reflect and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul, perform Ayurvedic massages, yoga and meditation retreats in one of Rishikesh’s many ashrams and centers. While here, don’t miss the world famous Ganga Aarti and experience the vibrant Hindu culture.
Goa is a charming place to visit, whether you are traveling alone or in company, but it is ideal for solo travelers for many reasons. It’s considered a safe destination to spend time alone and there’s plenty to keep you active and busy – you can fill your days by relaxing on sunny beaches and doing water sports or taking pictures of the architectural ruins of that date go back to the Portuguese era and spend the evenings. Hidden away in one of the many lively bars and clubs, meeting new people. And if you are looking for some time for yourself, there are several private and unexplored beaches where you can relax in peace and quiet.
Rajasthan, popularly known as the “Land of Kings”, is rich in history, art, culture and natural beauty. The state’s rich history includes Rajputs, Mughals and Marathas ruling with an abundance of temples, forts, palaces and lakes to explore. The splendor of the place is echoed in its rich culture and traditions, with lively fairs and festivals, dancing, folk music and exquisite art and crafts. The Rajasthanis are known for their warm hospitality, and a solo traveler in Rajasthan will never feel alone. Also, the state is safe and the food and accommodations are cheap, as can be.