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15 Best Places For Solo Trip In India: Unravel The Traveler In You!

Published on 29 Aug 2021

15 Best Places For Solo Trip In India: Unravel The Traveler In You!

Travel uplifts our spirit and allows us to learn about the diverse ways of this world. Traveling with our family and friends will surely bring us joy, but traveling solo is an excellent experience to overcome our inhibitions. The ones who dare to take this nerve-racking yet life-altering step would, in the end, unravel a piece of their soul that lost track while keeping up with the societal expectations and pressure. 

An enlightening experience defines the escapades of solo travel!

To make your solo travel a stress-free expedition, we have chalked up the 15 best places to travel solo in India. Without further ado, we present some solo travel in India locations -

1. Leh & Ladakh Expedition 

Be it countless bike trips to Leh Ladakhtrek to the mighty high passes, or a good old soaking in of nature. You will find everything here. Leh Ladakh is one of the best places to travel solo in India, tops every traveler's bucket list, and the reasons are enchanting.

Visiting scenic places like Pangong Lake, Royal Leh Palace, Tso Moriri, the Magnetic Hill, Zanskar Valley and more, make Leh Ladakh one of the famous destinations for a solo trip in India.

A best place to travel alone in India that will quench your thirst for adventure and aesthetics!

Best time to visit Leh and Ladakh:  April to June (summer) and September

Top Things to Explore in Leh & Ladakh: 

  • Pangong Lake
  • Diskit Monastery
  • Royal Leh Palace
  • Nubra Valley
  • Drass Valley
  • Indus and Zanskar River Sangam

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2. Alleppy, Kerala 

One of the best solo trip destinations in India in India, Alleppey, often referred to as the Venice of the East, boasts the best waterways, lagoons, and scenic landscapes.

The solo traveler in you could enjoy the Alleppey tour at a relaxed pace in its dreamy houseboats and gobble up the scrumptious coconut-based seafood at every nook and corner. Ideal for low-budget solo travel, the vibe in Alleppey allures you to a safe haven!

Best time to visit Alleppey: October To February

Top Things to Explore in Alleppey: 

  • A Houseboat StayBoat around town
  • Splash around at Alappuzah beach
  • Acquire peace at Pathiramanal Island
  • Stroll at night

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3. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

A quaint city of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is home to the 14th Dalai Lama and is a city to experience the exotic cultural heritage of Tibet. Appearing on every youngsters' travel bucket list, Dharamshala accounts for an ideal solo trip destination in India.

Dharamshala is bifurcated into- the lower half exhibiting colorful markets, such as Kotwali Bazaar, and the upper half surrounded by magnificent mountains and luscious forests. One of the best places in India to spend a few days every year, Dharamshala will soak away all your fears!

Dharamshala offers the ultimate travel experience to its tourist, from trekking on the mighty hill ranges to sinking in nature's creation as intended to its vast cultural diversity. 

Best time to visit Dharamshala: March to June

Top Things to Explore in Dharamshala: 

  • Triund Trek
  • Paragliding in Bir Billing
  • Visiting Gyuto Monastery
  • Mountain Biking
  • Camping on the hills
  • Wandering around the Kangra Fort

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4. Varkala


Varkala, a laid-back beach town, is an ideal solo travel destination in India for those who want sun, sea, and serenity with their soul-searching.

Unlike other Indian beach towns, such as Goa, Varkala isn’t particularly touristy, so you can relax in peace. Spend your days sunbathing on Varkala Beach (also known as Papanasam Beach) and enjoying water sports before boating around the picturesque Kappil Lake and visiting the historical Anchuthengu Fort, established in the 17th century by the British East India Company.

Best time to visit Varkala: October, November, December, January, and March

Top Things to Explore in Varkala: 

  • Water Sports
  • Varkala Culture Center
  • Lighthouse
  • Ponnumthuruthu Island
  • Varkala Beach
  • Yoga

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5. Meghalaya 

One of the seven sisters of India, Meghalaya is engulfed by Assam in the north and east and Bangladesh in the south. The Brahmaputra river lines its west border. Home to three diverse tribes- Khasis, Garos, and Jaintias, the state boasts a prosperous cultural heritage.

Known as the Abode of Clouds, Meghalaya illustrates the beautiful monsoon seasons of India. The monsoon admirers tour Meghalaya to feel the rain droplets on their faces and inhale the nostalgic smell of wet sand. The state flourishes with aesthetic parks, hills, and flamboyant bazaars. Meghalaya is a hit as the best places for solo female travel. 

Best time to visit Meghalaya: November to February

Top Things to Explore in Meghalaya: 

  • Shop At Bara Bazaar Shillong
  • Photography At Elephant Falls
  • Visit Don Bosco Museum
  • Lunch At Trattoria
  • Churches Of Shillong
  • Explore The Mawlynnong Village

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6. Hampi 

Hampi's spring-like weather makes it a city worth the visit. Backed by rich historical significance, Hampi makes for solo travel in India and invites you to take a walk down the South Indian past. Known for its rocks and ruins, Hampi was once the capital of the very famous Vijayanagara empire of south India. You will be lured in with endless temples, brimming local markets, and mesmerizing sunset sights. One of the cheap and best solo trip destinations in India, you will never forget a trip to Hampi!

Best time to visit Hampi: October To February

Top Things to Explore in Hampi: 

  • Pay homage at Virupaksha temple
  • Stroll around Matanga hill
  • Visit Hemakuta hill temple
  • Bike trip to the savviest place in Hampi
  • Prepare for Cliff Jumping

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7. Kasol

The 'Mini Israel of India', Kasol is the hub for backpackers, trekkers and wanderlust-ers. From the scenic hills to umpteenth treks, Kasol leaves no stones unturned in filling your soul with memorable moments. An escape from city life and traffic horns, Kasol is the ideal getaway for a solo trip from delhi. One of the best places for solo female travel, you will never regret a Kasol trip rather come back for more!

Best Time to Visit Kasol: October to February

Top Things to Explore in Kasol:

  • Kheerganga Trek
  • Enjoy in Parvati Valley
  • Visit Tosh
  • Go Camping
  • Trek to beautiful hill tops
  • Boat around town

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8. Pondicherry


Sweetly referred to as Pondy, this spectacular union territory has been welcoming tourists for celebrating Christmas and New Year’s since the beginning of tourism.

The enthusiastic travelers stroll around the marvelous French architecture that Pondicherry has to offer and gobble down the savory cuisines via sitting and embracing the lullaby of the shore. Definitely a best solo trip destination, Puducherry has the ideal ambiance for every frame of mind, from extroverts to introverts sipping their coffee in whimsical cafes. 

Best time to visit Puducherry: October To March

Top Things to do in Puducherry: 

  • Sitting by the Paradise Beach
  • Visit Aurobindo Ashram
  • Tour Auroville
  • Go for Fishing
  • A Cycling Expedition
  • Shopping spree in Pondy Bazaar

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9. Rishikesh, Uttrakhand 

The world capital of Yoga, Rishikesh, is popularized to be an ideal getaway from the hustle-bustle of city life. The gateway to the Himalayas, the small town is swarmed with enthusiastic travelers throughout the year. The Char Dham Yatra (The four pilgrimage site of India) sets sail from Rishikesh.  The go-to travel destination for solo trips in India!

The town is seated around the holy river the Ganges, where it flows down from the Himalayas. The two bridges, Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula spanning across the Ganges are a point of traction for their lively festivities and splendid activities. 

Best time to visit Rishikesh: Late September To Mid November

Top Things to Explore in Rishikesh

  • River rafting
  • Giant Swing of Rishikesh
  • Flying fox
  • Camping in Rishikesh
  • Riding in a hot air balloon

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10. Spiti Valley 

A Spiti Valley Trip is a traveler’s delight, thanks to the thrilling roadways and rustic landscapes. While most parts of India undergo unbearably high temperatures, the beauty of Spiti shines like a diamond under the sun during peak summer months. The best time to travel solo in Spiti is from June-September when the glacial lakes will welcome you in all their glory. It is now that you hit those roads with our Spiti Valley Road Trip Package!

The treacherous curves that lead to the valley of Spiti from Manali will give you a dose of adventure and beauty all at once. This is your chance to experience the thrill of traveling through the famous Rohtang Pass.

When you finally enter Spiti Valley you’ll realize that it is much more than just a picturesque place in the Himalayas. There’s an abundance of rich Buddhist-Tibetan culture that resides in the serrated villages of Spiti. A BWT Experiences recommended solo trip destination in India would be Spiti Valley.

Best time to visit Spiti Valley: May to October

Things to Explore in Spiti Valley: 

  • Pay a visit to Ancient Buddhist Monasteries
  • Camping at Chandra Tal Lake
  • Take the ever famous Spiti Valley Bike Trips
  • Trekking Expeditions in Spiti Valley
  • Go Fossil Hunting
  • Explore the Village of Giu

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11. Goa 

The official party destination buzzing in international and national tourists, Goa is the hub of savviness!

The former Portuguese colony, Goa is a concoction of Indian and Portuguese culture which reflects in the city’s architecture and the way of life of its local population. Goa illustrates a unique city life distinct from other states, and, is also termed as the most peaceful state of India making it one of the best places for solo trips in India.

Goa flaunts the jazziest beaches and trendiest party culture. Apart from the razzle-dazzle, Goa is also the finest choice for solace seekers. From historic art galleries, museums, and libraries to majestic forests, Goa caters to all!

Best time to visit Goa: Mid-November to Mid-February

Things to Explore in Goa: 

  • Vagator Beach
  • Hot Air Balloon in Goa
  • Se Cathedral
  • Canoying
  • Parasailing
  • Dudhsagar falls

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12. Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur, Rajasthan
Udaipur, Rajasthan

The premier wedding destination and filmmakers treasure city, Udaipur is the definition of a royal city!

Situated in Rajasthan, Udaipur flaunts majestic forts, temples, lakes, and scintillating festivities. The city accentuates the rich cultural prosperity and varied customs and traditions of its local occupants. September to March is the ideal time to explore Udaipur, as the weather is not chilly or hot during these months. Do pack your rucksack, solo travelers!

Apart from fortified monuments, Udaipur exhibits a plethora of sparking gardens and modern art museums. One should always be on the lookout for Udaipur’s mind-stimulating heritage walks and fabulous cultural shows. It is a romantic haven for every visitor! 

Best time to visit Udaipur: September and March

Things to Explore in Udaipur: 

  • City Palace Udaipur
  • Taj Lake Palace
  • Saheliyon ki Bari
  • Horseback riding
  • Dharohar Cultural Show
  • Rooftop Yoga Sessions

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13. Bangalore 

Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, is one of the largest cities in India. Often dubbed as the IT epicenter, the city brims with scenic parks and active nightlife. You will find yourself enamored by the Victorian-inspired architecture and colorful cafes dispersed throughout Bengaluru city. An ideal solo trip destination for the ones seeking a break from redundant habits. 

The friendly environment and cultural change might be what you are looking for in your next travel quest! The weather in Bangalore is pleasant throughout the year to take a trip or two. Also, known as the 'Silicon Valley of India', due to the huge presence of IT companies, Bangalore is the nation's leading Information Technology exporter.

The city of Bangalore grabs the list of places to travel alone in India!

Best time to visit Bangalore: October to February

Things to Explore in Bangalore: 

  • Cubbon Park
  • Bangalore Palace
  • Nandi Hills 
  • Chola Temples
  • Wonderla
  • Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

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14. Darjeeling

Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling is the hub of Tea Plantations and makes for soothing walks around the Tea estates, villages, and brimming markets. Home to the third highest peak in India, Mount Kanchenjunga, the view from above is breathtaking, to say the least.

We highly recommend our mountain lovers to visit the best solo trip destinations in india, and Darjeeling makes the list!

Apart from the ambrosial Tea Plantations, one can take a jolly ride on the Toy Trains, sit and listen to the calming waterfalls in Darjeeling.

Darjeeling, being the best place for solo trip, also boasts many famous tourist attractions such as Observatory Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Senchal Lake. Also, monasteries, botanical gardens, a zoo, and the Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway (the longest aerial tramway in Asia).

Best time to visit Darjeeling: April to June

Things to Explore in Darjeeling: 

  • Tiger Hill
  • Darjeeling Zoo
  • Darjeeling Toy Train
  • Darjeeling Ropeway
  • Batasia Loop
  • Rock Garden & Ganga Maya Park

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15. Gokarna

Gokarna is a very touristic small town centered around temples on the western coast of India in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka. It is a famous solo travel place in India for travelers looking for a break from hyped-up towns.

The main temple of Lord Shiva, also known as Mahabaleshwara, houses what is believed to be the original image of Lord Shiva's linga (Atmalinga). Pay a visit to Gokarna beach & Belekan beach. Trek on scenic locations and go sightseeing near the waterfalls, an ideal getaway from the city life.

The famous Paradise Beach, sandy beaches, holy temples will account for a trip dripping with fun and laughter. Don't think too much, hop on your next travel quest by booking a Gokarna Trip!

Best time to visit Gokarna: October to March

Things to Explore in Gokarna: 

  • Gokarna Cliff
  • Belekan Beach
  • Bhadrakali Temple
  • Yana Caves
  • Shiva Cave

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