Travelling with people is always fun. Be it with friends, family, colleagues or that special someone, half the fun of travelling lies in being with people you like. But travelling solo is an experience in itself. You get to meet new people, enjoy the freedom, overcome your fears and recreate yourself. And most importantly, it is the best way to discover yourself.
Here are 14 places in India you must travel alone:
Trekking is generally done in groups but there is something about going on a trek all by yourself. Trekking all by yourself with no one but yourself to motivate you to keep on walking can be quite taxing. But the joy of discovering the spectacular views from the summit will revive your spirits instantly. It is the perfect getaway if you want to spend some time alone in the lap of the Himalayas.
Udaipur is an exotic destination for solo travelers. Far from the fast city life, it will offer you a picturesque beauty of India’s royal past. Go for a long walk with a camera and re-discover the beauty of Udaipur Hawelis during the day. Enjoy peaceful-cold nights reading a book and sipping hot tea in the relaxed atmosphere of the city.
3. Leh-Srinagar Highway
Road trips are fun with friends, but it’s something else when you decide to take one alone. The highway from Leh to Srinagar is full of scenic beauty and will give you the much needed thrill. It is a perfect escapade for all the backpackers who want to travel to a quiet place and spend some time alone.
4. Ziro Valley
Ziro Valley is the heartland of every solo traveler. The place is serene and beautiful and will leave you alone with just your thoughts for company. The stunning natural beauty is like nectar for the soul. You will discover a little about yourself in every hue of Ziro Valley.
The perfect place to visit alone and get charmed by the liveliness of the place. Also, here you can mingle with a lot of foreigners and learn about their culture and lives. Experience the tranquility preserved amidst the aartis at holy ghats and temples. The energy of Pushkar will rejuvenate you, leaving behind a journey to remember.
The rigorous journey through the treks of Gomukh motivates you to keep going on your own. You don’t need anyone but yourself to fall in love with the beauty of this exotic place. Brace the mountain air along with the bustling river and experience the best of travelling alone. Leave everyone behind and indulge in the serene sights.
The tranquil surroundings of Mahabalipuram will fill your heart with peace. You will appreciate the beauty of nature surrounded by water and greenery. It is a paradise for solo travelers who want to spend some time with themselves. The relaxing environment will fill you with peace and joy.
Visit this place for an out-worldly experience. Lose yourself in the mountains and rivers of Kasol. Take a walk on an beautiful sunny day all by yourself. Get lost and discover new places. That’s what this place is all about. The beauty of Kasol will quickly lure you. When you travel solo, you get a chance to get to know people from different cultures.
9. Tawang Monastery
Looking for inner peace? There is nothing to plan. Just pack your bags and visit Tawang on your own. You don’t need anyone to accompany you because here you will rediscover yourself. Retrospect and meditate in the monastery surrounded by snow-capped mountains and tranquil streams and lakes.
10. Jog Falls
Take a train, then a bus and finally pitch a tent; take a solo trip to the second highest waterfalls in India. Experience the adrenaline rush and do something exciting. You are all by yourself and free to do whatever you want to. Go wild, go crazy. After all, it’s your trip.
The temple of Khajurao is something you should see once in your lifetime. Find inner peace in the quietness of the temple and appreciate the great work of art by our forefathers. A great place to connect with our history and culture. The temple should be on the list of every solo traveler.
Disconnect from everything around you, especially the tension and worries, and lose yourself. Catch up on some long overdue fun, pack your bags and enjoy the the Great Rann of Kutch.
Don’t get bound by others’ schedule, make your own and travel to the beautiful village of Hampi. Embrace the religious self and immerse yourself in the spirituality of the place. It has a lot to offer – friendly people, great hospitality and a comfortable environment. Hampi should be on top of your to-travel-solo list.
Varanasi is a paradise for all solo travelers. Other than the people taking a dip at the ghats, this city has to offer a lot to its travelers. Reconnect with yourself, meditate, and overcome your weaknesses and desires. It is the best place to travel whenever you need a break from your hectic schedule.