India is one of the most populous countries in the world. But in spite of being surrounded by people almost anywhere you go, there are some destinations here that still give you a peek into serenity.
Sometimes, all that you need is to spend a little holiday on your own or even with just few people, while avoiding the crowd. Here are the best and most popular solitary destinations in the country.
Here you can some popular places where you can enjoy and expolore a lot of me time as well as one of the safest places in India to go solo.
Some of the popular places to visit solo in India are:
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand: Known as the Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas, this destination has been attracting spiritual seekers for a long time now.
Udaipur, Rajasthan: Known as the Venice of the East, it’s one of India's most romantic destinations. With temples, well-preserved palaces, ghats, and havelis, and the Lake Palace at its heart, it’s easy to apprehend why it’s described in these terms.
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh: This place is famous for hosting the Ziro Festival of Music every year. Don’t miss the chance of meeting the famous Apatani tribe, and staying with them.
Manali, Himachal Pradesh: Nestled amidst Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges, the beautiful hill town, with beautiful river valleys, quiet lanes with soaring pine trees, attracts all kinds of travellers throughout the year.
Goa: It’s India's most-loved beach destination, and has much more than sand, sea, seafood, to keep coming back for more. You can explore Portuguese heritage, natural beauty, and interesting culinary scene makes it easier to explore more and not wait for another vacation.
Hampi, Karnataka: The ruins of Hampi will make you feel like you are in a whole new world. Its temples and massive rock structures will captivate your mind like no other.
Puducherry: You can expolore French setting and architecture, this destination will take you closest to France in India.
Shillong, Meghalaya: Shillong, the place is also known as the Scotland of the East, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.
Delhi: The place has an unlimited number of places, starting from Red Fort’s grand facade and Qutab Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret at 72.5m (238ft). Built-in 1986, the Lotus Temple is a more modern architectural wonder, comprising 27 marble petals that come together to resemble the eponymous flower.
Not only Delhi is the best place that soothes your eye you can also enjoy some of Delhi’s delicious street food like stuffed paratha (flatbreads), a variety of samosas and juicy fresh kebabs, chole kulche, and many many street foods
Mumbai: This coastal city is a mixed vegetable of old and new. The place is not only famous for ancient temples and historic landmarks near towering skyscrapers.
It’s home to three Unesco World Heritage sites: the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai, the grand Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, and the Elephanta Caves, on one of the islands in Mumbai Harbour.
You can also satisfy your shopping addiction by visiting famous markets like Colaba Causeway Market, flea-market finds at Chor Bazaar, and jewelry at the renowned gold market, Zaveri Bazaar, etc.
Kerala: There are some fantastic trekking opportunities, thanks to six national parks of varied terrain, more than a dozen wildlife sanctuaries, and two tiger reserves in the majestic Western Ghats and Sahyadri Ranges. If you are done with your adrenaline rush then you can also relax your mind by staying in a week-long yoga retreat or surf camp.
Darjeeling: This quaint hillside town, which was one of the main summer destinations during the British Raj, is home to some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. You can also enjoy it by taking a joy ride on the Toy Train via the Batasia Loop, which offers stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga.
You can also satisfy your adventurous mind by enjoying trekking to the top of Sandakphu. At 3,636m (11,929ft), it’s the highest point in the state of West Bengal, and you’re rewarded with some killer views of Mount Everest from the top.
Manali: Thus Place is famous for Skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking, and paragliding. March to July are the best months to visit if you want to get stuck into water sports (on the Beas River), while December to February is the best window to hit the slopes.
You can also relax your mind by visiting the ancient Hidimba Devi Temple is one of the more popular pilgrimage sites in the region. The Dalai Lama has previously chosen it as a place to share his teachings.
Ladakh: In the “Land of High Passes”, you can indulge in adventurous activities such as trekking, mountain biking, and riding on Bactrian camels. You can also experience rugged terrain, icy glaciers, snow-clad mountains, and ancient Buddhist monasteries.
For your mind even catch a glimpse of a snow leopard, which is only in a few locations across the world. This place is also famous for many monasteries and partake in spiritual retreats to find inner peace.