Are you planning your next solo trip to India? Then you are fortunate that it’s the fielding season for solo travelers to get on the road and explore the best cities in India.
Firstly, let’s talk about how to plan your stay on your next solo trip in India safely.
What Is Your Budget Going To Be?
As a solotraveler, you need to keep in mind your budget. There wouldn’t be any companion while you are on the road. Therefore, before searching for the best cities in India online, decide your budget in advance to avoid breaking the bank.
How Long Do You Want To Stay For?
Cities like Chandigarh can be explored within 1-2 days while states like Goa and Kerala need to be given at least 5-7 days. You need to find a perfect balance of your money aligned with the number of days you want to allot to your next solo trip in India.
Know The Infamous Travel Scams
Every country has infamous travel scams which you need to be aware of especially when you are traveling solo. For example, unknown tour guides exploit money out of you, the taxi driver might say that his meter is not working or that he wants you to pay in cash instead of connecting your ride with digital taxi services so that he can demand more than necessary.
Talk To Travel Agents And Seal The Best Possible Deal
Check out the top travel agents in India and compare the package quotes along with the itinerary provided by them. See how much each of the agents is charging and what’s the least single supplement if you have to pay to be on the safer side.
Join Solo Traveling Communities and make your trip safest
Search for solo traveling communities and groups on the social media platforms that you use often and send the request to join. These communities are so open, especially for the women solo travelers. People engage actively and give a handful of tips on what to look out for when you are traveling in a city.
You will definitely meet some of the Indian solo travelers who will be happy to share their personal experience. It’s one of the best sources to make your solo trip in India safe and sound—if you are a beginner—to make new wayfarer friends whom you can trust and share your doubts with.
Moving on, we will talk about the best cities in India for traveling alone. In fact, the cities talked about below are the safest in India for any kinds of travelers; backpackers or luxurious.
Goa all time favorite destination is bifurcated in two zones – North and South Goa. While North Goa is famous for its nightlife, South Goa is the place to bask in the beaches. Portuguese historical evidence can be discovered in many wonderful beaches like Colva, Agoda & Cavelossim and others. You can visit here anytime however its better to ditch the summers. This place is one of the safest for all kinds of solo travelers.
The dream city of India, where people desire to go at least once in their lifetimes is none other than Mumbai. The entire city is actually mapped on a straight line geographically. You must explore the aesthetic monuments and beaches like Juhu-Chaupati, Aksa, and Versova. The Nariman Point though is a business district in Mumbai but is well-known for tourists hoarding across the sea line and clicking selfies. Also, take a ferry ride that hails from the Gateway of India to visit the Elephanta Caves. Female solo traveler will love to discover it as one of the safest city to visit.
The state is known by its tagline—God’s Own Country. It’s also straight geographically and has been divided into 14 districts. It runs 580 KM around the most amazing Arabian Sea and most famous for the naturally blessed environment like its tea and coffee plantations, Colonial heritage cities like Kochi. The preferred time to explore the Queen of The Arabian Sea is between October to March and it’s just an overnight journey by train for many nearby cities. People here are quite courteous and even if you travel alone you will never feel lonely . Places like Munnar and Allepy are must visit without any concerns for a solo traveler.
There are myriad of things in Gangtok, a place of a peaceful bunch of monasteries like Rumtek, scenic pleasure and the Himalayan range on the eastern side. Annually, the International Flower Festival is held in May. Visit Kanchenjunga from Tashi Viewpoint and play safely at Casino Mahjong. Safety has never been a concern in this mini Switzerland of India.
A solo trip to Andaman may cost around Rs 38,000 for 5-6 days stay in a decent property. Go to local markets, visit beaches like Corbyn’s Cove and Radha Nagar Beach with the pleasant & cerulean sea view. You can try water sports on North Bay Island like jet-ski, snorkeling, glass boat riding, and underwater scuba diving. A solo traveler will not only feel safe but will be as delighted to visit here like any international beach destination.
Once in a while, you must go for a solo trip in India; to a city, you have never been to. Talk to people who have traveled more to be safe and look like you know your deal when you are traveling.