Solo travel

Solo trips are fun. It is an experience that broadens your horizon. We bring to you top 10 destinations of India popular for solo travelling.

Do you love travelling? Have you faced situations when you excitedly plan a trip with your friends and most of the times your trips get cancelled? So why depend on someone for your travel plans? This time plan a solo trip and break the routine. Pack your bag and travel on your own, all by yourself. It would be a different experience altogether as you would feel more independent and make new friends. Solo travel helps one discover oneself and explore the new dimensions of life.  You experience great things while travelling solo.

India is an incredible land with rich cultural heritage and diversity. There are innumerable tourist destinations in India, each having its own unique charm. Although all the places in India are not great for travelling solo there are some which are popular for solo travelling.

We bring to you some of the best solo trip destinations in India:

Manali

Manali is a fascinating hill station located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It attracts adventure lovers and honeymooners from far and wide. Winter is a perfect season to travel to Manali as it offers snow-capped mountains, scenic landscapes, thick pine forests, gushing river and adventure activities. Hot springs, temples, monasteries, apple orchards are the other attractions of Manali. During summers you can enjoy trekking, paragliding, white water rafting and other sports. Manali is a starting point to the famous Rohtang Pass, a high mountain pass around 51 km from Manali.

Best time to visit: October to June

Lahaul Spiti

Located in the remote area of Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul Spiti is an amazing destination with sheer natural beauty. These are unexplored terrains of the country. Lahaul Spiti attractions encompass rugged mountains, scenic landscapes, high altitude mountain passes, glacial lakes and monasteries. Embark on a trek to Chandra Taal, stay in monasteries, go on amazing trekking trails, enjoy bike tours, stay in the quaint villages of the mountains and spend some quality time amidst calm and beautiful environment.

Best time to visit: May to October

Nubra Valley

The unparalleled beauty of the Nubra Valley never fails to win the hearts of the tourists who come here from far and wide. Located in Leh at an altitude of 10,000 ft, the Valley is serene and a great place to visit. Diskit is the capital of Nubra located at a distance of 150 km from Leh town.

Best Time to Visit: May to October

Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a soulful destination perfect for solo travellers. It is a haven for adventure lovers and is famous for river rafting, bungee jumping, camping and cliff diving. Located in Uttarakhand beside the Ganges River, Rishikesh is a holy city known for yoga and meditation studies. There are several temples and ashrams on the banks of the Ganges River. People come here from far and wide to experience spirituality. There are several yoga and meditation camps held here.

Best Time to Visit: October to June

Mysore

Mysore is aptly called the City of Palaces as it is home to several wonderful palaces. Mysore Palace is the most famous one. It reflects a perfect amalgamation of Hindu, Rajput, Gothic and Islamic architectural styles. Mysore is an enchanting city of Karnataka located at the foothills of the Chamundi Hills. Many tourists visit Mysore from across the globe to see the beauty of the palace. The city is also famous for its temples, silk, old Devaraja market, sandalwood and spices. This city once served as kingdom of several dynasties.

Best Time to Visit: October to February

Hampi

Located in Karnataka, Hampi is an ancient city famous for its mind-blowing ruins dating back to the medieval Hindu kingdom of Vijaynagar. Its rich architectural heritage earned it the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monuments, monolithic sculptures and temples of Hampi attract tourists from far and wide. The rich cultural heritage of the erstwhile Vijaynagar Empire. The rustic landscape adds charm to the historic site.

Best time to visit: October to February

Kaziranga

Kaziranga National Park is a paradise for wildlife lovers. Located in the mesmerizing northeast state of Assam, Kaziranga National Park is home to the endangered One-Horned Rhinoceros in the world. It houses the largest number of them in the world. Herds of elephants and wild buffalos are also a common site here.  The Park also houses wildlife such as sambar, swamp deer, hog deer, wild boar and many more wild animals. It is also a great place for bird lovers. A wide variety of birds like hornbills, red jungle fowl, swamp francolin, pallas fishing eagle, cranes, etc.

Shimla

Shimla is a popular hill station located in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Its colonial architecture, salubrious climate, mesmerizing mountain views, and refreshing air will surely leave you with golden memories. This hill station is quite a big hit with honeymooners. Jakhoo Temples is one of its famous attractions. One has to hike quite a bit to reach the temple. Kufri is the nearby destination which is a great excursion from Shimla. A ride in the Shimla toy train is an experience in itself. It will take you through scenic and gorgeous landscapes.

Best time to visit: October to June

Munnar

Munnar is an amazing hill station of Kerala known for its sheer natural beauty and highly pleasant climate! It is the destination where three rivers namely Kundalay, Mudrapuzha, and Nallathanni meet. Located at an altitude of 1524 m on the Western Ghats, Munnar is a dream-like destination. Munnar attractions include valleys, lakes, hills, gorgeous green landscape, gushing waterfalls, enthralling forests, and fragrant tea plantations. For adventure lovers, this hill station offers adventure activities like paragliding, rock climbing, trekking, etc.

Some of the best things to do and the major attractions in Munnar that you must visit are Tata Tea Museum, Mattupetty Dam, Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, Attukal waterfall and Eco Point.

Best time to visit: June to September

Ladakh

Ideally located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is a land of high passes. Exceptionally beautiful, Ladakh is a famous tourist destination of India. Its rugged mountain beauty, snow-capped mountains, breath-taking lakes, and astonishing mountain passes make it popular with tourists. Some of the famous attractions of Ladakh are Pangong Lake (114 km long), Tso Moriri Lake, Magnetic hill, Chadar Trek, Shanti Stupa, Zanskar valley, and Leh Palace.

Best time to visit: May to October

So pack your bag and get ready to explore the great solo trip destinations of India for unparalleled experience and memories!

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Lynda Arbon is a passionate and enthusiastic health blogger. She likes keeping herself updated on the health trends and blogs. Her favorite past time is learning history and solving crossword puzzles.

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