14 Amazing Solo Travel Places in India

Sometimes, the solution to our problems is travelling solo and spending time with ourselves. But the problem is how we know which place will be best for us. Don’t worry; we are here for you.

India is known for its diverse culture, food, music, and history. This blog will help you to find the best solo travel places in India. Whether you are an experienced travel enthusiast or a beginner, this is for you.

According to a report in Hindustantimes, 84% of Indians are planning solo travel this year, and the reason is self-discovery. So you also have a chance to contribute to this 84% and make it a more significant number.

Below is the list of 14 Best Solo Travel Places in India, which are inhabited by people of all ages.

1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is situated in the lap of the Himalayas. It is among the best places to travel solo in India. It is located in Himachal Pradesh on the bank of the Beas.

Summer is the best time to visit Manali because, in this season, you can go trekking, paragliding, river rafting, and so on. You can also see here in winter for winter sports and adventure.

Best time to visit

  • To enjoy summer activities, you can visit between April and August.
  • To enjoy winter activities, you can visit between October and January.

Things to do in

  • Explore the Tourist sights, Mountains, Rivers, Monasteries, Old Hindu Temples, apple gardens, Old Manali, and much more.
  • You can do many sports activities, such as paragliding, trekking, rafting, and bungee jumping. You can also go to Rohtang Pass (50 km from Manali), especially in winter, to do more activities.

How to reach Manali?

  • You can take a direct bus or car from Delhi to Manali or an Aeroplane to reach Manali. The nearest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, Kullu. (Buntar is 49 Km from Manali)
  • If you are a bike rider, you can also take a road trip to explore more places on the path of Manali.

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2. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Among The Best Places To Visit in India Solo

Shimla is another place you can visit at least once in a lifetime. It is located in the most beautiful state, Himachal Pradesh. Pine Trees and Snow Peaks surround Shimla.

You can visit Shimla in any weather because the weather there is neutral. You can also see here solo, with family, or with friends. You can visit Shimla any month, and you will always be satisfied.

Best time to visit

  • You can visit Shimla between December and January for the best experience.

Things to do

  • You can explore the Jhaku Mandir, Sankat Mochan Mandir, Mall Road, Ridge, Mountains, Trek, etc.
  • Tara Devi Mandir is 10 Km from Shimla. You can also go to Kufri, which is 15 Km from Shimla. You can go to Kufri Fun Park to do unique activities.

How to reach Shimla?

  • You can take a flight from Chandigarh or Delhi to Shimla. You can take the bus or self-drive to Shimla if you want.
  • You can take a bike tour to explore more places on the path of Shimla.

3. Sikkim, The Best Place to Travel Solo in India


Sikkim is among the best places to travel solo in India and is also among the fastest-growing states. In the east of Sikkim, the Bhutan Border is located, and in the West of Sikkim, the Nepal border is located.

Sikkim is known as the land of monasteries. Sikkim is famous for its climate, lakes, hills, waterfalls, etc. In Sikkim, you can explore places like Gangtok, Pelling, Kanchenjunga, and Yumthang Valley.

Best time to visit

  • In summer, you can visit between March to May
  • In winter, you can visit between October to December

Things to do

  • It would help if you went to Yumthang to see the Valley of Flowers. Explore places like Gangtok for a Helicopter ride, and you should also go to Changu Lake for a Yak ride.
  • You can also do Trekking, Camping, Hand Gliding, etc. You can also explore Sikkim culture.

How to reach Sikkim?

  • You can go to Sikkim by plane from Delhi, Banglore, Chennai, Guwahati, etc. Bagdogra Airport is the only airport in Sikkim. You can land here.
  • A bus is another option to go to Sikkim, but you have to change many buses along the route.
  • A train is also an option, but you can change many trains to reach Sikkim.

4. Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Puducherry is among the most incredible places in Tamil Nadu. It is rich in beautiful beaches and has the best sunsets. You feel so relaxed in Puducherry, so if you are tired of your daily routine and want to find a relaxing place, Puducherry is best for you.

In Puducherry, you can do many water activities, such as Scuba Diving, Swimming, Surfing, Rafting, and more. It is a safe place for tourists, but you should avoid travelling at night in the cities of Puducherry.

Best time to visit

  • November to January is an excellent time to visit Puducherry.

Things to do

  • Explore places like Auroville, Outseri Lake, Pondicherry Botanical Garden, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, etc. Please go to Chunnambar Backwater for Boating.
  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram is famous for its Spiritual; you should go here for mental peace and relaxation.

How to reach Sikkim?

  • You can directly reach Pondicherry by flight, which takes off from Chennai. The train is the best way to reach Pondicherry. You can train from New Delhi, Banglore, Mumbai, Kolkata, etc.
  • A bus is another way to get to Pondicherry on a minimum budget and to explore unseen places on the path of Puducherry.

5. Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur is known as the “Pink City” of India. It is the capital of Rajasthan and the best place to travel solo in India. Jaipur is famous for its culture, tradition, and architecture.

Jaipur is mainly known for Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, etc. Lovely hills are surrounded by forts and pinkish streets, which look very good.

Best time to visit

  • October to January is the best month to visit Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Things to do

  • Explore Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Birla Temple, Alber Hall Museum, and Nahargarh Fort. You should also try Jaipur food and shop in the Jaipur market, which has a beautiful vibe.
  • You can also go to old museums and talk with locals about Jaipur. You can also do Elephant rides in Amer Fort, Camel rides, Hiking, and much more.

How to reach Jaipur?

  • You can easily reach Jaipur within 5-6 hours from Delhi. You can fly to Jaipur, Rajasthan from New Delhi, Mumbai, Banglore, Chennai, etc.
  • The bus service is also available in Jaipur; you can take a direct bus from Delhi, Chandigarh, etc. Jaipur Junction Railway Station is the only railway station in Jaipur.

6. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh, Among the best Solo Travel Places in India

Rishikesh is also known as the “yoga capital of the world.” It is famous for meditation, yoga, and spirituality. People here mainly worship Lord Shiva.

Rishikesh is commonly known for Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri. It is the best place for adventure lovers because it offers many sports adventures, such as climbing, Hiking, and trekking.

Best time to visit

  • February to May is an excellent time to visit Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.

Things to do

  • You can explore places like Lakshman Jhula and Vashishtha Cave, and you should go to Ganga Arti in the evening.
  • You can do many activities like Bungee Jumping, Rock Climbing, River Rafting, Trekking, and more.

How to reach Rishikesh?

  • The nearest Railway Station from Rishikesh is Haridwar (25 km from Rishikesh). You can reach Haridwar from some significant cities’ railway stations like Delhi, Banglore, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Lucknow, and more.
  • You can also take a flight. The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant Airport, which is 35 km from Rishikesh. You can also prefer bus services.

7. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Kasol is a beautiful valley known as “Parvati Valley.” It is in Himachal Pradesh and is covered with rivers, high hills, and other natural features. The people of Kasol are very kind-hearted and helpful.

It is situated in the Kullu District. You can explore the Mountains and Rivers here and do various activities, such as swimming, trekking, and hot spring baths.

Best time to visit

  • March to July is a great time to visit Kasol, Himachal Pradesh.

Things to do

  • You can explore Mankiaran Sahib, Tosh Village, Tirthan Valley, Manikaran Hot Springs, and Nature Park Kasol.
  • If you love trekking, you can go to the Kheer Ganga Trek, which is around 22 km from Kasol. You can also go to Malana village, 22 Km from Kasol.

How to reach Kasol?

  • There is no railway station in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, but around 145 Km, Joginder Nagar railway station is a railway station. You can take a local bus from the railway station and reach Kasol.
  • Like the Railway station, there is no airport in Kasol, but you can take a flight to Kullu and then take a bus or cab from the Kullu airport to reach Kasol.

8. Kashmir


Kashmir is one of the most attractive places, or “Heaven on Earth.” Most people think that it is a dangerous place to visit, but that is not true.

Kashmir is a very prominent place for tourists. The people of Kashmir help you a lot at any time and in any situation. Green mountains, lakes, temples, and Mughal gardens surround it.

Best time to visit

  • February to July is the best time to visit here during summer.
  • November to January is an excellent time for snowfall lovers.

Things to do

  • You can do Trekking, Gondola rides, Skiing, Golfing, Meditation, and much more in Kashmir. You can also explore the market of Kashmir and shop for things like Pashmina Shawls, Carpets, Spices, etc.
  • You can explore places like Dal Lake, Amarnath Cave, Nubra Valley, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Gardens in Kashmir.

How to reach Kashmir?

  • You can fly from cities like New Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Kolkata, Shimla, Chennai, etc., to Srinagar Airport, 15 Km from Kashmir.
  • No railway station exists in Kashmir. The nearest railway station to Kashmir is Jammu Tawi Railway Station, which is around 330 km from Kashmir.
  • You can also take a bus to Kashmir from major cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai, Banglore, etc.

9. Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Kerala is a small state in Tamil Nadu, India, but it is famous for its unforgettable experiences. It is also famous for its Ayurvedic treatments, greenery, houseboats, tea plantations, etc.

Kerala is mainly covered with water, so most of the people in Kerala only eat seafood, and most of the people in Kerala are non-vegetarians. If you are a vegetarian, you can struggle a little bit in Kerala.

Best time to visit

  • October to February is a beautiful time to visit Kerala.

Things to do

  • You can visit and explore places like Munnar, Alleppey, Wayanad, Thekkady, and the capital of Kerala, Thriuvanthampura.
  • You can explore the village, traditional culture, and festivals of Kerala. A chocolate factory is also in Kerala. You can also explore that one and taste the actual chocolate.
  • Tea farming is one of the most famous things in Kerala, which people do. It would be best if you explored it once in a lifetime.

How to reach Kerala?

  • There are many airports in Kerala, so you can easily reach them via flights from cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, and Banglore.
  • Like airports, there are also many railway stations in Kerala, so you can reach Kerala by train.
  • Bus transport is also available to Kerala, but you can change many buses to get to Kerala, so it’s your call.

10. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Kasauli is a beautiful and peaceful hill town. It is situated in Himachal Pradesh. It is among the best places to travel solo in India for backpackers, family, and friends.

Kasauli is covered with big pine trees, beautiful cafes, and peace. Many trekking places, wooden markets, stunning sunsets, and wildlife sanctuaries exist.

Best time to visit

  • The rainy season, March to June, is the best time to visit.

Things to do

  • You can go for nature walks, trekking, camping, bonfires, etc. You can explore places such as Lovers Point, Monkey Point, church, Mall Road, Gilbert Trail, etc.
  • Kasauli is also famous for its apples, berries, and many kinds of fruits; you can also taste them.

How to reach Kasauli?

  • Kasauli is easy to reach; you can quickly get here via bus or car from almost every city. Kasauli is only 70 Km from Chandigarh.
  • You can not go directly to Kasauli by plane, but you can land at Chandigarh airport; you can take a local bus or cab from the airport and reach Kasauli.

11. Amritsar, Punjab, Among The Best Places to Travel Solo in India

Amritsar, Punjab,

Amritsar is well known as the golden city of Punjab because of the Golden Temple. It is famous for the Golden Temple; in other words, it is called Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara.

You can explore many places in Amritsar, like the Wagha Border, Jalliawala Bagh, Gobindgarh Fort, Museum, and Akal Takht. People also came to the Golden Temple, especially for mental peace.

Best time to visit

  • October to March is an excellent time to visit Amritsar, Punjab.

Things to do

  1. You can visit Jalliawala Bagh, Wagha Border, Golden Temple, Lal Devi Temple, Ram Tirath, etc. You can stay free of cost in Golden Temple, and you get free food all the time here.
  2. If you have enough time, you can explore local markets like Hall Bazaar, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, and Central Sikh Museum.

How to reach Amritsar?

  • There is no direct flight to Amritsar, but you can land at Sri Guru Ram Das Jee airport, around 11 Km from the Amritsar city centre.
  • You can reach Amritsar directly by bus or car from almost every city in India.
  • The train is another good option to reach Amritsar. The railway station is around 2 km from Amritsar, so you can take the train there.

12. Munnar, Idukki

Munnar, Among the best places to travel solo in India

Munnar is a charming hill station located in Idukki district of Kerala. It is situated above 1600m from the sea level, which makes it among the best places to travel solo in India in the summer.

This place is also known for a rare species of flower called “Neelakurinji,” which blooms once every twelve years. In Munnar, you can explore valleys, waterfalls, treks, sunset points, and some historical monasteries.

Best time to visit

  • October to March is an ideal time to visit Munnar, Idukki.

Things to do in Munnar

  • You must visit Munnar Rose Garden, Top Station, Mattupetty Dam, The Blossom Hydel Park, and Lakkom Waterfalls. Also, you can do activities like trekking, sightseeing, and bird watching.
  • Don’t forget to go to Virgin Forests, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills, Waterfalls, and Tea Gardens.

How to reach Munnar?

  • The nearest railway station from Munnar is Aluva, which is around 110km away. Unfortunately, there is no direct train to reach Munnar, Idukki.
  • Cochin International Airport is the nearest air station to Munnar, which is around 110 km far away. There is no direct flight to Munnar from anywhere.
  • You can also take buses and taxis from Coimbatore International Airport and Madurai International Airport to reach Munnar.

13. Goa


Goa is located roughly 250 miles from South Mumbai and is also among the smallest states of India. It is a perfect example of Portugal’s blend with Indian culture. Goa is mainly famous among teenagers and adults.

This place is mainly popular for its beaches, rich culture, amazing climate, and historical places. People also come here for parties, playing water games, and destination weddings.

Best time to visit

  • October to March is an ideal time to visit Goa.

Things to do in Goa

  • You can visit Aguada Fort, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Chapora Fort, Cabo De Rama Fort, Candolim Beach, Palolem Beach, and Calangute Beach. Remember to do activities on beaches in Goa.
  • If you are a night owl and love partying and dancing, then remember to visit Titos Lane, which is next to Baga Beach.

How to reach Goa?

  • Air travel is the most popular and easiest way to reach Goa. The Dabolim Airport is the nearest airport to the central city of Goa, which is connected to major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, etc.
  • The Madgaon Railway Station is a famous railway station which is located around 38 km from the city centre. Vasco da Gama is another railway station which is located around 29 km from the city centre.
  • People can also visit Goa via road and sea. But if you travel solo, it is highly recommended that you choose either the air or railway option.

14. Meghalaya


Meghalaya is also considered heaven on earth for people who love forests and greenery. The special thing about this place is that more than 70% of its land is covered with forests, which makes it the best spot for nature lovers.

Meghalaya is mainly known for its traditional festivals, wonderful monsoons, and orchids. You can do various activities in Meghalaya, like trekking, bird watching, sightseeing, stargazing, photography, and camping.

Best time to visit

  • October to April is an ideal time to visit Meghalaya.

Things to do in Meghalaya

  • Must visit Elephant Falls, Umiam Lake, Garden of Lakes, Dawki River, Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Mawsmai Lake, Arwah Cave, Latilum Canyon and Krang Shuri Falls.
  • Remember to visit Shillong and also try local dishes, like Doh-neigong, traditional stews, and Jadoh.

How to reach Meghalaya?

  • There is only one airport in Meghalaya, which is located in Umroi and roughly around 29 km from Shillong city. Apart from it, the nearest airport from Meghalaya is Gauhati Airport, which is 69km away.
  • Unfortunately, there are no railway stations or railway lines in Meghalaya. The nearest railway station from Meghalaya is in Guwahati, which is around 100km away.
  • Meghalaya is easily accessible by all the road transport methods.

Conclusion on the best solo travel places in India

As mentioned above, these are the best solo travel places in India for all ages. All the areas mentioned are budget-friendly, safe for both men and women and very adventurous.

So now, what are you waiting for? Pack your bag, select a location from the places mentioned above, choose your transport method, and get ready to take your first solo trip to India.

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Frequently asked questions about the best places to travel solo in India.

Below are the answers to the most asked queries by people on the internet regarding the best places to travel solo in India.

What are the budget solo travel destinations in India?

1. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh
2. Rishikesh
3. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

What are the best solo travel destinations in India for girls?

1. Shimla
2. Meghalaya
3. Amritsar

What are the best solo travel destinations in North India?

1. Shimla
2. Kasol
3. Manali

What are the best solo travel destinations in South India?

1. Munnar
2. Kodaikanal
3. Cochin

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