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5 Best Destinations in India For Solo Travel Trip

  • Highlights

  • Solo travel is a great way to experience India’s diversity

  • Enjoy paragliding, river rafting or a calm retreat in Ladakh

  • Experience nature at its best through Kasol's many trails

  • Invest in Solo Traveller Cover to get superior protection

The freedom that comes with travelling alone and planning solo trips has made them a huge hit with travellers of all ages and from all regions. While you can always dream of backpacking across Europe, a solo trip in India is equally rewarding, as it allows you to experience the nation’s diversity in all its splendour.

Moreover, thanks to improvements in connectivity, infrastructure and affordable boarding, travelling alone across the country has become more convenient, safer and accessible. Additionally, if you intend to pack your bags and take up solo travel, India is home to some of the world’s best places to travel alone in.

Check Out the 5 Best Places for a Solo Trip in India

1- Ride along the Windy Roads of Ladakh

As the ‘land of high passes’ offers unique culture, a dose of thrill, and serenity, it’s the ideal solo trip destination in India. You can engage in multiple exhilarating adventure sports like paragliding, river rafting and mountain biking. Optionally, you can enrol for a peaceful retreat at any of its monasteries. No matter what you choose, you are sure to have a memorable trip at this marvellous destination nestled among the mountains.

2- Enjoy the Sun and Sand in Varkala, Kerala

For the beach-loving solo traveller, Varkala in Kerala is one of the best solo travel destinations India has to offer. Unlike Goa, it is not crowded, yet it offers a blend of sea, surf and majestic sunsets. You can either relax at the beach with a book, or take in the fresh, cool air as you amble down the golden sands. Optionally, you can enjoy a serene boat ride at the picturesque Kappi Lake or walk through the historical annals of the Anjengo Fort.

3- Explore Breath-taking Architecture in Hampi, Karnataka

If you are an ardent history buff and are in awe of ancient architecture, then travelling alone through Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be an unforgettable experience for you. You can stroll through the ruins and marvel at the intricate designs and architectural brilliance of ancient empires dating back to the Vijaynagara Dynasty. Hampi’s scenic, picture-perfect landscapes also serve as a refreshing contrast to the concrete jungle you’re probably used to.

4- Experience Nature’s Untouched Beauty in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Kasol in Himachal Pradesh is a hamlet situated on the banks of the river Parvati and is one of the best places for a solo trip in India. Located in a valley with snow-capped mountains for a backdrop, Kasol is home to quaint and artsy hostels. Here, you can embark on treks through Kheerganga, Sar Pass and Yankar Pass to soak in the beauty of nature.

5- Engage in Adventure Sports in Gangtok, Sikkim

With affordable accommodation, Gangtok is one of the best places to travel alone in India, even though it is fairly populated by tourists. You can either engage in adventure activities like paragliding and river rafting, or undertake a yak safari through its scenic, serene and picturesque nature trails. As it is also home to Sikkim’s mountain ranges, you can join a trek too.

Once you have picked a place from the best solo travel destinations India has to offer, chalk out your itinerary and invest in a solo traveller cover by paying a premium of just Rs.699 per annum. Part of the Pocket Insurance & Subscriptions plans offered by Bajaj Finserv, this insurance provides you with a comprehensive cover worth Rs.3 lakh in addition to other benefits. You can avail a cash amount of up to Rs.50,000 and Rs.1,50,000 for domestic and international travel respectively, if you are stranded and wish to return home.

Additionally, if your car breaks down in the middle of your journey, you can get roadside assistance at over 500 locations. Also, if your wallet is stolen or lost, you can block all your credit and debit cards from anywhere, at any time, via a single phone call. You also get complimentary insurance cover for medical evacuation, personal accidents and hospitalisation, up to Rs.3 lakh.

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