There are things in life that are meant to do single-handedly, all by yourself and at least once in a lifetime. Amongst all, Solo Traveling brings you closer not just to the inherent diversity and richness of the country, but also helps in finding oneself. It gives a sense of independence and freedom, from being out of the comfort zone while also getting cool tales to tell people back at home!
Here, we have collated some of the most popular solo travelling destinations in India that might help you discover the little bug called wanderlust in you.
Wrapped with lush green mountains, Manali at an altitude of 2050 meters is considered to be one of the top rated hill stations in India for solo travelers- especially when you are backpacking. Gushing river and thick pine forests make it feel like you’ve stepped into a perfect world that exists only in fantasy movies. A starting point for Spiti and Leh, Manali offers spectacular views of the Kullu Valley, paragliding in Solang Valley, River Rafting in Beas River and skiing during the winter at the slopes of Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley, and trekking options make Manali a good pick for solo traveler.
Feel like indulging in some strenuous activities like mountain biking and high altitude treks, Leh in Ladakh region is one of the God made destination for solo travelers looking for an escapade. Located at an altitude of 3500 meters, Leh is a smart pick that offers the indigenous Indo- Tibetan culture along with host of ancient monasteries. The hill top destination is a top destination for leisurescapers and adventurers. Motor biking in Leh-Ladakh region is one of the most striking activities undertaken by solo travelers, especially over the Khardung La at 5360 meters. Leh is also packed with several trek options too.
Located in the Baspa Valley of Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh, Sangla at an altitude of 2500 to 3000 meters is one of the best off-beat villages where one can find tranquility preserved within forested slopes and high mountains. Love traveling solo? Then Sangla offers a peaceful break far away from the madding urban chaotic rush. A day amidst the apple orchards, cedar tree, glacial streams and culture of the Kinnauri people is sure to take the solo travelers through a nostalgic journey and acquaint you with your concealed nature. One can indulge in trek to remote villages encircling Sangla.
As soon as you step into Pondicherry (also known as Puducherry), you will be surprised to see a French colonial settlement established right in India. The French colonized the city long time back, but still the legacy is preserved through the architecture, road signs and restaurants with steak & wine in menu. A city full of seafront cafes and mustard-yellow townhouses do entices all kinds of travelers in India’s own French colony. People traveling solo can rent a bicycle to explore the quaint town or walk down the historic promenade. A solo traveler in Puducherry can never run out of options to indulge in- and if you are looking for calm and peace, take a break from 9 to 5 schedule and live in Auroville- founded by Sri Aurobindo’s spiritual collaborator, Mirra Alfassa. It is a place people of all nationalities/caste/religion can live in peace and progressive harmony.
Stowed n the North-Eastern Himalayan region in Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang is located at an elevation of 3048 meters. One of the best pick for the solo travelers, Tawang is a least explored destination filled with snow-capped mountains, streams and lakes- offering untouched natural beauty. The place is meant for several trekking and camping opportunities, and Sela Pass, Sela Lake and the distinct culture of the Monpa people is sure to attract the solo travelers looking for peace and harmony far away from metro cities rush. Tawang Monastery being the major attraction makes it more compelling to at least give this lofty hill town a visit once in a lifetime.
”Travel only with thy equals or thy betters- if there are None, Travel Alone-Travel SOLO.”
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