Are you looking for some Best places for solo trips in India? Then this post will give you exactly what you want to know!
I bet you are thinking that solo trips may be tough, hard to manage, or maybe you have no idea about the best places for solo traveling in India.
Solo trips will give you the most amazing days of your life, beautiful memories, unforgettable adventures, and some precious experiences that will last longer.
Solo traveling is also a form of self-care. Of course, we enjoy it when we travel with our friends’ group but imagine that there’s a beautiful place where no one knows you, everything is new, you meet new people, make connections, no restrictions and a mindful vacation break which is much needed in this stressful life.
This feels nothing more than heaven. Okay, It’s your first ever solo trip in India and you want to know the best places for solo travel in India that will get you most of your life?
Don’t worry! In this post, I will share the 15 best places for solo travel in India that are safe and budget friendly.
I will also share some amazing activities of each solo travel destination.
So let’s select your best place for a solo trip in India.
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15 Best Places For Solo Trips In India
Udaipur has my heart. Also, this was My first solo trip destination in India. Udaipur is known as “Venice of the East” and “City of the lake”. Udaipur is a perfect mixture of charm and marvelous attractions. This beautiful city of Rajasthan seems like a dream for solo travelers coming from World.
Udaipur Will give you Royal, Peaceful and Serene vibes. Royal palaces, high Vibe temples, Havelis full of art and craft, and countless narrow, crooked, timeless streets add the human counterpoint to the city’s natural charm.
I have already posted a dedicated Blog-post for Udaipur. You can know more about this place and things to do in Udaipur here.
Best time to visit udaipur: September-March.
If you want a peaceful solo trip destination Rishikesh is for you. It is situated in Uttrakhand. Rishikesh is known as the world capital of yoga and meditation.
It is the most. a holy town with pleasant weather. If you are a fan of adventures this city will get you all the things.
Top attractions of Rishikesh: Shivpuri, Gita Bhavan, Byasi, Beatles Ashram, Lakshman Jhula, Parmarth Niketan, and Neer waterfall.
Top activities to do in Rishikesh: Rafting, Bungee jumping, Yoga, Trekking, Giant swing, Zipline Tour, and Rock climbing.
Best time to visit Rishikesh: October-February.
This place is A Paradise for adventures and nature lovers in Himachal. This place is an idol for fearless and bold backpackers.
Kasol is known as the “Amsterdam of India”. Kasol is a little village situated in Himachal Pradesh along with the banks of river Parvati. Mindful views are the specialty of Kasol.
Kasol is famous for trekking. You can go for a camping experience here.
Where to stay?
You can stay in camps and hostels/dorms. Hostels are quite affordable.
Places to visit in Kasol: Manikaran Sahib, Tosh, Chalal, Malana, Parvati River.
Best time to visit Kasol: October to June is the best time to visit Kasol.
Manali is one of best India’s famous hill-station. Manali is famous for its amazing landscapes, adventure activities, pine and apple forest, mountains, and snow.
Manali is the first choice of all kinds of travelers. Whether it’s your solo trip or honeymoon. It’s for all.
Manali is divided into two parts- Old Manali and New Manali. I recommend you book your stay in old Manali. You can check out Cordelia Destinations for the most gorgeous Indian and international destinations.
New Manali is famous for its Mall road, Shopping center, and Tourist Crowd. Old Manali is famous for its Natural beauty, Peaceful vibes, and less crowded areas.
You can explore Manali by bike and car. These two are available for rent as well.
I recommend you hire a private cab with an experienced driver. Because Manali has the most adventurous roads, it would be great if you hire an experienced driver.
Place to visit in Manali: Vashisht temple, Jogini falls, Rohtang pass, Solang valley, Hadimba Devi temple, Jana waterfall.
Activities to do in Manali: Sking, Snow scooters, paragliding.
Best time to visit Manali: March-June, September-October.
Goa is the smallest state in India (by area). Goa is India’s one of the top holiday destinations. Goa is famous for its sand beaches.
If you are a water baby or beach lover, Goa is a perfect solo travel destination for you.
Goa’s nightlife, parties, Ancient forts, holy churches, water sports activities, and dry fruits are World famous.
Goa is divided into two parts- North Goa and South Goa.
North Goa is great for parties and club life. It’s usually very crowded. South Goa has peaceful beaches and it’s not that crowded.
Places to visit in Goa: Morjim beach, Ashvem beach, Manderm beach, Arambal beach, Chapora fort, Anjuna beach, Baga beach, Calangute beach, Aguada beach, Sinquerim beach, Gandolium beach, Se cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Wax de Goa museum, Miramar beach (Goa’s longest beach), Dona Paula, Bambolium beach, Arossim beach, Lover’s beach, Majorda beach, Betalbatim beach, Colva beach.
Best time to visit Goa: is October- May. Avoid the rainy season.
If you are a lover of Architecture and Literature this is a must-visit place. This is situated in Karnataka. Hampi is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Things to do in Hampi – Hampi offers you two sides to enjoy.
The first side is full of ancient ruins, the history of Hampi, architecture, and monuments. The second one is the relaxed and laid back vibe.
Here are the main places to visit when in Hampi: Ancient cave paintings, Hanuman temple (where Sri Ram and Hanuman Ji met for the first time during the Ramayana period), Virulaksha temple, Vitthala Temple, King’s Nucleus, Underground Shiva Temple and you can do Boulders activities too.
Best time to visit Hampi: October to March.
At pondicherry you will see the architecture. Here at pondicherry every building seems like an art storybook.
Pondicherry is famous for beach cafes and French architecture. It is a popular tourist destination both nationally and internationally.
You can reach Pondicherry by road rail or air.
Beaches to see in Pondicherry:
- Rock beach Promenade or Pondy
- Pondy Marina Beach
- Paradise Beach
- Eden beach
- Serenity beach
Activities to do in Pondicherry: motor boating, pedal boating, water zorbing, ATV bike riding, and scuba diving.
Top Cafes in Pondicherry: Cafe Des Arts, Coromandel py cafe, Rendezvous cafe, and Lecafe.
Places to visit in Pondicherry: Notre Dame des Anges church, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Basilica of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Aurobindo Ashram, Cluny embroidery center, Pondicherry museum, Botanical Garden, Auroville.
Best time to visit Pondicherry: October to March.
Do you want to experience The Spiritual and pure side of India? If yes then Varanasi is a must-visit for a solo trip without giving it a second thought. The endless Ghats of Banaras temples Holy river Ganga and old-world architecture are its specialty.
It is said that Varanasi has 88 Ghats. The oldest Ghat is the Dashashwamedh ghat.
Places to visit in Varanasi: Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Darbhanga Ghat, Brijrama Palace, Yogini Ghat and Temple, Ramnagar Fort, Bharat Mata temple, Alamgir mosque, Assi Ghat, Mukti Bhawan, Shri Durga Mata Mandir.
Best time to visit Varanasi: November to February.
If you are planning your solo trip in winter then I have a perfect destination for you”Jaisalmer in Rajasthan”. I think this is the best solo trip destination in India in December.
Jaisalmer will give you royal and chill vibes at the same time. Many travel enthusiasts come here to relax and explore the historical side.
You will find many authentic and peaceful views here.
Places to visit in Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer Fort(A living Fort), Thar Heritage Museum, Gadisagar lake, Kuldhara(A haunted village), War memorial, Bada Bagh, Sam sand dunes, Jain temple, Nathmalji ki Haweli, Patwon ki Haveli, Khaba Fort, Tanot Mata ka Mandir, Longewala.
Things to do in Jaisalmer: Camel/Jeep Safari (Do not miss this), Camping at Sam Sand Dunes, Boating at Gadisar lake, Chilling at Rooftop restaurants, Shopping for Handicrafted items, Enjoy Cultural activities, Staying in Camps, And Enjoying cozy nights.
Best time to visit Jaisalmer: October to February
Want to make your solo trip to God’s own country? I am not kidding it’s absolutely possible. Kerala is famous by the name of God’s own country.
Kerala is nothing less than a paradise for travel enthusiasts. Beaches with peaceful vibes, Astonishing Lakes, Amazing National parks, and green hills are its specialties.
I can’t describe the beauty of Kerela in just some words. Why not plan your next solo trip to Kerela?
You will be mesmerized by the aroma of tea and coffee plantations in Kerela.
Things to do in Kerela: Shikara ride, Houseboat tour, Jungle Safari in Periyar, Tea and coffee plantation tour, National park visits, Or just enjoy some greeny offbeat spots of Kerela.
Places to visit in Kerela: Kochi, Alleppey, Munnar, Thekkady, Thrissur, Wayanad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Kumarakom, Kovalam, Vagamon, Bekal, Kannur, Kizhunna Beach, Idukki, Kavvyi Backwaters, Malappuram.
Best time to visit Kerela: September to February.
Want a Royal and luxurious solo trip? Why not go to Jaipur? Jaipur is a wonderland of Heritage and Culture.
Jaipur is called the “Paris of India” and “The Pink City”. It’s the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur’s historical architectures are irreplaceable.
Places to visit in Jaipur: City palace, Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Pritam Niwas Chauk, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Dolls museum, Amber Fort, Albert hall museum, Birla Mandir, Nahargarh Fort, Galta Ji, Jal Mahal, Johari Bazar, Bapu Bazar, Ajmeri Gate, Jaigarh Fort, Panna Meena ka Kund, Akshardham temple.
Things to do in Jaipur: Trekking or Cycling to Nahargarh Fort, Hot air Balloon ride, Taste Authentic Food of Rajasthan, Attend a Folk festival or cultural festival, Shop handicrafts, and Watch A puppet show.
Best time to visit Jaipur: October to March.
Himachal is a beautiful destination for all nature lovers. The ancient Himalayas, valleys, and rivers are the specialty of Himachal. You can explore many holy sites, mountains, and lakes in Himachal.
If you want a peaceful break and feel the solitude vibes, I would suggest going to Himachal Pradesh. Himachal is one of the best places for solo travel in India.
Places to visit in Himachal Pradesh: Manali, Shimla, Kalpa, Dharmshala, Dalhousie, Tosh, Marhi, Kangra, Nako, Tabo, Kasauli, Chail, Malana, Mashobara, great Himalayan National park, bir billing, green shopping, Spiti valley, Rohru, Kullu, Khajjiar lake, triund hill.
Things to do in Himachal Pradesh: Igloo stay, Heil-skiing, flying high in the sky, trekking, Try Golf games, Zorbing, Horse riding, Paragliding, and Attending Tibetan opera.
Best time to visit Himachal Pradesh: March to June and from September to December.
If you are looking for a Spiritual Solo trip then you can go to Pushkar. Pushkar is a city in Rajasthan.
Pushkar has hundreds of stunning temples. The only “Lord Brahm” temple in the world is situated in Pushkar. It has several Gurudwaras too. Pushkar is an ancient city. It has found in Hindu mythologies and Indian scriptures.
Asia’s biggest cattle fair is also held in Pushkar.
Places to visit in Pushkar: Brahma Temple, Raghunath Mandir, Pataleshwar Temple, Pushkar lake, Man Mahal, Savitri Temple, Rangji Temple, Mahadeva Temple, Gau Ghat, Gurudwara Sahib Pushkar.
Things to do in Pushkar: Explore the Rose farms, Camel Safari, Hot Air balloon ride, Play paintball, Enjoy Camping, Food walking tour, and Attend the Aarti at Varah Ghat, Adventure Desert Camp.
Best times to visit Pushkar: are October and November.
Nainital is no doubt a very charming town. It’s picture perfect hill station and Himalayan lake are the speciality of Nainital. Is known as lake district. This beautiful town is surrounded by 7 hills.
Places to visit in Nainital: The Himalaya Museum, Kainchi Dham, Kilbury, Pangot, Sariyatal, Khurpatal, Ghorakhal, Tiffin Top, Naukuchiatal, Snow View Point, Mall Road, Naina Devi temple, Naini Lake, Nainital Zoo.
Things to do in Nainital: Water sports activities, trekking, paragliding, Hot air ballooning, golfing.
The best time to visit Nainital: is May to June. If you want to experience Snowfall you can go in January.
Jibhi is located in the Tirthan Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Jibhi is famous for it’s pine forests and fresh water lakes.
It’s such a Cozy place that makes you feel like you are living in the Victorian period.
Places to visit in Jibhi: Jalori pass, Tirthan Valley, Jibhi waterfall, Serolsar Lake, Mini Thailand, Chehni Kothi, Shringa Rishi Temple.
Things to do in Jibhi: Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Bird watching, and spending time in natural beauty.
Best time to visit Jibhi: October to May. If you want to enjoy snowfall you can go in January, or February.
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All the destinations I have listed in this post are Budget Friendly. Although It depends on the transportation method you are using, Your stay and Food you eat.
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18 thoughts on “15 Best Places For Solo Trips In India”
This sounds like a great list of places to visit. You have shared some great detail. Thank you for sharing your suggestions.
I always wanted to travel to India. Thank you for this recommendations.
I have been to Udaipur, Rishikesh, Kasol, Manali, Goa, Varanasi, Jaipur, Himachal, Pushkar, and Nainital. These are an absolute paradise with Himachal being my favorite. Now after the travel ban has lifted I plan to get my travel bags ready once more.
I have never been on a solo trip. But visited a few of these places with my parents. Each one of these is beautiful. You are right, solo trip are like self care and I should think of taking one.
Wow, lots of different places to visit! I really like the sound of Rishikesh for the yoga and meditation feel, and also Himachal for the beautiful rivers 🙂
Ooh I love this! I’d really like to visit India today – it looks so beautiful – so this was such a good starting point. As someone who loves history and literature, I think Hampi would be the perfect fit for me, and I also love the look of Pondicherry and Jaipur. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thanks for sharing!
I m not a solo travel anymore after marraige but majority of the places you mentioned in the list I visited and explored and especially Varanasi holds a special place in my heart as I spend 2 years there for MBA studies. Goa I visited twice the last being this year in March. The list is wonderfully prepared
I have been on Manali solo trip last year and it was an amazing experience. Pondy and Goa are good options too but with group its more fun 😍 my next solo I am planning to go to Kasol after reading your article. ❤️
India is a traveller’s delight and has so much to offer, whether it is heritage, culture, nature, or adventure, there is something exciting for everyone. This is a lovely list of places specifically for the solo traveller. My own favourites are Hampi, Jaisalmer, and Varanasi.
Yes,India is no doubt a great place for travel. Jaisalmer is also my favorite.
Love these places. Especially Goa and Pondicherry. But I have never travelled along. I wish I could ever get the chance to travel solo
This blog is just WOW! I felt so much refreshed just by reading this and will surely add Varanasi to my solo trip bucket list. I really want to get into that Bhool Bhulaiyya wala look and roam in Varanasi😁
Amazing list and now I really wanna go on a solo trip
Thanks for the itinerary
Thank you so much for sharing this list. It feels like your post came at the right time. I always wanted to go for a solo trip. I would definitely pick one from your suggestions. Great work, Sweety.
I always wanted to go on a solo trip but it never happened and but these places I have visited with my husband, will go on a solo trip for sure😍😍 as yet yo explore jibhi and Pushkar 😊
This is an extensive list with all the details. I have visited a few of these places with family/friends and agree with you they will make a great solo trip destination. Every place you have shared has something unique you will enjoy!
Wow! Those places are amazing though I would surely not be travelling alone as I’d rather experience all the glory and fun of travels with my better half. I haven’t been to India but knowing a lot of Indian friends and raving of all the great places to go to there, I really hope I get to visit one day.