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Best Destinations in India for Women Travellers

Best Places in Inndia for Women Travellers

India is not regarded in high esteem when it comes to women travellers. Most parts of the country is not considered safe but this does not hold true always and for all places. 

However, these days more and more women are either travelling in an all girls group or even travelling solo. Though every women can travel in all parts, one just needs to keep alert while travelling alone.

Women indulge in a lot of activities like trekking, swimming, visiting local museums, meeting and interacting with locals, tasting local food and ofcourse shopping! 

So here are some of the important places in India which every women can enjoy travelling solo or in a group without much of a worry!

Shillong (Meghalaya)

Shillong

This capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong is also called the ‘abode of the clouds’. This is a quaint hill station that is a very popular destination for a lot of women travelers. 

There are many good lodges and hotels here to fit different budgets. You can sit for hours seeing the Elephant falls, check out the Sangma State Museum or simply play golf and unwind at the Shillong golf course.

The Umroi Airport here provides for limited flights to major cities. You can also reach here via road from Guwahati.
Best time to visit - October to May

Mysore (Karnataka)

Places for Women Travellers in India

Karnataka is one of the safest places in the country for the women travellers. The heritage of this city boasts of the Chalukayas, Chola and Hoysalas dynasties. You can check out places like Mysore Palace, Rail Museum, Mysore Zoo, etc.

You can head to the local bazaar to indulge in premium quality silk products along with incenses and sandalwood are the major attractions. The city is well connected by trains and has an airport too.
Best time to visit
- October to March

Darjeeling (West Bengal)

Darjeeling

The city of Darjeeling is also known as the queen of the hills. It has colonial structures, Buddhist monasteries, a well kept zoo and lot of adventurous activities too. You can take the toy-train here, which is a heritage railway. 

It has many women hostels too, which are located right on mall road along with some swanky resorts. You can reach here by road from the Bagdogda airport or even from New Jalpaiguri Railway station.
Best time to visit - September to May

Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)

khajrao

Khajuraho, the UNESCO world heritage site is a must see. Being a woman traveler you may have people staring at you but the city is relatively safe.

Popular places here include the Adinath temple, Lakshmi Temple, Parshwanath Temple, Lord Mahavira Temple and Matangeshwar Mahadev Temple. The two lakes offer a peaceful respite form the crowded city.

The ayurvedic massages here are very popular but do only go to places that are trustworthy or reputed. Along with it, try the street food and visit the local markets for a souvenir. The city has its own domestic airport that is connected with major cities. You can travel by rail too.
Best time to visit - All year round

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)

Shimla

There is no doubt that the state of Himachal Pradesh offers many different kinds of tourist destinations for women and Shimla, its capital city, is one of the them.  You can simply hang at the Mall road or check out the historic sites like Christ Church

The Ridge, Viceregal Lodge, Town Hall, Jakhu Temple, Gaiety Museum, State Museum, Bhima Kali Temple and Jakhu Temple. Enjoy the local wine in moderation. 

Shimla has its own airport and is accessible by road and train and through the Kalka Shimla Railway.
Best time to visit - September to June

Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Jaipur

The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur has so much to offer that a woman traveler will surely not get bored. It is also a city that is known to respect women since historic times. 

If you are lucky you can catch a celebrity wedding here! Some of the must see places include the Amber fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Statue Circle, Nahargarh Fort. It has its own International airport along with railway station too.

Nainital (Uttarakhand)

Nainital

Located in the serene hills of Uttarakhand is beautiful town of Nainital. Legend has that the a part of the goddess Sati when Lord Shiva was taking her charred body around in anger. 

The name of the town is after the lake here, which is in the shape of an eye. The local Kuomani people here give you welcoming smiles and there is plenty of accommodation available for the single woman traveler.

There are a lot of adventure activities here too sailing, hiking, trekking, etc. You can also enjoy the wilderness at the Pt. G.B Pant High Altitude Zoo or go to the nearby Jim Corbett National Park. 

Other places to enjoy are Ropeway, Snow View, Tiffin Top, Cheena Peak, Lover’s Point, Naina Devi Temple, Bhimtal, Naukuchiyatal, Saattal, Jama Masjid, Pangot Bird Sanctuary etc

Best time to visit - October to April

Coorg (Karnataka)


Coorg

Coorg or Kodaku is nestled in the hills of Karnataka at a height of 1,584 meters. It is a popular tourist destinations and one of the safest ones in the country. It has some of the best coffee plantations in the country. It also has many spice plantations.

You can bathe a pachyderm in the Dubare Elephant Camp and check out the many temples and rituals that are carried out here.  

Some of the fun activities that you can enjoy here include white water rafting along with bird watching, biking, trekking, hiking or even angling. There are various resorts here, including eco-friendly ones
Best time to visit - All year round

Andaman Islands

Andamans

The Andaman Islands are easily accessible by ship or air. On the island you can opt for all kinds of water sports and fun activities like swimming, surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling or even sailing.

Do pay a visit to the Samudrika Marine Museum, Cellular Jail National Memorial, the Chatham Saw Mill and the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, which is an anthropological museum. Plenty of good resorts are available on the island, which are not only safe but arrange for travel and tour activities too.

Best time to visit - September to May

Kaziranga (Assam)

Kaziranga

It is time to explore wilderness at its best and the Kaziranga National Park is the perfect option for you.  It is a great attraction for women travellers as the forest is flooded with rangers who keep an eye on the poachers.

The resort is not only a great place to view the wilderness but also nature at its gorgeous best. The forest is accessible by road from Guwahati, which also has an airport.

Best time to visit - October to April

What a Solo Traveler should carry in their bag

  • Smart Carry-On
  • Water Bottle
  • Secret Pocket Scarf
  • Comfortable Sneakers
  • Anti-Theft Backpack
  • Light Waterproof Jacket
  • Portable Power Bank
  • eAlarm
  • First Aid Kit
  • Reusable Bag
  • TSA-Approved Travel Locks
  • Neck Pillow
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