Solo travel is liberating and for women especially. We are schooled since childhood to be careful, behave a certain way, follow the rules and stay within a set boundary. It is time to let our hair down, fuel the wind beneath your wings and just take off! Get away from all this cacophony without worrying about the why and the how. Why? Because you can do it! How? We have you all covered here with an ultimate list of solo female travel destinations in India:
Explore the top solo female travel destinations in India:
1. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla has breathtaking views of the Himalayas, enough to warm your heart on a chilly morning. Visit Shimla at its peak time: October to February. Have a gala time with its friendly people, cosy locality and easy commute.
What to see: You can visit many tourist attractions like as the Kali Bari Temple, The Ridge- Shimla, Jakhu Temple, Christ Church, Scandal Point, Town Hall and, Gaiety Theatre etc.
Where to stay: We have Treebo Varuna in Shimla where you can enjoy a cosy and hassle-free stay.
2. Udaipur, Rajasthan
There’s something about the culture in Rajasthan that makes it truly homely. They respect and do justice to the Indian saying that goes “Athithi Devo Bhava.” Forts, Monuments, Museums and night safari are well-known things in Udaipur.
What to see: Local attractions like Fatehsagar Lake, Pichola Lake, Sajjangarh Fort and Bapu Bazaar will call out to you when in Udaipur.
Where to stay: Sign up for a royal experience by booking your hotel at Treebo Jaisingh Garh.
3. Nainital, Uttarakhand
Hill stations seem to be trending on our list as one more, Nainital makes an entry. Enjoy bon-fire filled evenings by the lake. The simple people here and their smiles will make you feel welcome and a part of their family. Like they say it “Small towns have big hearts.”
What to see: Cave Garden, Tiffin top, Bhimtal, Mall Road, Himalayan Darshan, Lover’s point, Boat House Club, Corbett National Park must make your travel itinerary.
Where to stay: You can stay at Treebo Lake Side Inn in Nainital. As the name suggests, enjoy beautiful views of the lake. Let sweet sunshine will kiss your windows every morning.
4. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Dance your heart out on the banks of the holy Ganga river. Serenade yourself with the tunes of marigold flowers swaying in the air at Varanasi. People here come with a higher purpose or to let go of their sins making them spiritually sober. This place is also preferred by foreign women for their solo travels.
What to see: Vishwanath Temple, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Durga Temple, Ramnagar Fort and Museum, Tulsi Manas Temple, and Bharat Mata Temple are your spiritual calling.
Where to stay: Treebo Prakash Palace is an ideal pick as most popular tourist attractions like like Assi Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath temple, and the Sankat Mochan Temple are all within 4 km from the hotel.
5. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Another Rajasthani city has made its way into our list and we are not even complaining. One can sing laurels of the Rajasthani hospitality. What makes Jaisalmer stand out is its raw ethnic simplicity. Lose yourself in the earthy charm of this place.
What to see: Check-out Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Kuldhara Abandoned Village, Patwon Ki Haveliyan, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patwa Haveli, Tanot Rai Mata Mandir etc.
Where to stay: Treebo Rana Villa is 1 km away from the Jaisalmer fort and Gadsisar lake making it the perfect pick.
6. Mysore, Karnataka
What can we say about Mysore and its wonders? It is a simple, elegant and royal signature of the Kannada royalty. There is no dearth of places to see and enjoy in Mysore.
What to see: Mysore has no dearth of places to see. Right from the Mysore Maharaja Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Jagmohan Palace, Chamundi Hills, Sand Museum, etc.
Where to stay: Treebo Kings Kourt is only 3 km from the city’s star attraction, the Palace of Mysore.
7. Pondicherry, Union Territory
Clean beaches and organised streets make Pondicherry a pleasant visual treat. It is a crowd favourite among college students and young travellers. A hassle-free and chilled-out place is perfect for weekend getaways. Equal amounts awesome and safe, this place should be on top of your solo travel bucket-list.
What to see: Auroville, Auroville Botanical Garden, Auro beach, Beach Promenade, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Oustery Lake, Chunnambar backwaters, Plage Paradiso beach, Goubert Market etc.
Where to stay: Choose to stay at Treebo Red Lotus and be a two-minutes away from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. And also 5 minutes away from the Beach Promenade.
8. Coorg, Karnataka
For a quiet, quaint getaway, consider Coorg as your go-to destination. Hospitable locals, aromatic coffee plantations, exquisite food, nature walks and trails. All this and more makes this simple town a perfect place for some soul searching.
What to see: Coorg has unlimited places to see, the Omkareshwara Temple, Raja’s Tomb and Abby Falls and much more. For an exhaustive list, check out the Top Places to visit in Coorg.
Where to stay: Treebo Oleander Serviced Apartments provides home-stay like experience in Madikeri. It is also close to most of the tourist destinations and the city life.
9. Mangalore, Karnataka
Mangalore is one of Karnataka’s favourite weekend destination. With beaches, heritage sites, temples and forests, it is a one-stop place for all. The cuisine is what draws people from all walks of life to here. An educational hub in itself, Mangalore is full of warm and educated people.
What to see: The city is fortunate to be close to six beaches. Visit Someshwar, Panambur, Surathkal, Tannirbhavi, Kapu and Malpe beaches. One can also check out Gokarnanatheshwara temple, Kadri Manjunath Temple. Also, head to the forests of the Western Ghats and the temple town of Udipi.
Where to stay: Treebo Pappilon Palace in Mangalore is perfect with its central location and amenities.
Goa is among the most popular tourist destinations in India and so it makes this list as well. There is no second guessing why foreigners throng these fantastic beaches. For the glimpse of the good life, head on over to Goa.
What to see: For shopping, beaches, markets, churches, resorts, nightlife to adventure sports, Goa has no dearth. Head to Calangute, Panaji, Candolim, Palolem Beach, Vasco da Gama, Margao, Baga, Old Goa, Anjuna, Mapusa etc.
Where to stay: If, while in Goa, you wish to stay close to its most happening beaches. Say Baga and Arpora, Treebo Rainforest Enclave should be your address.