The famous poet Henry David Thoreau once said, “The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”
Solo travel is an opportunity to explore yourself, just as you would explore the world. It’s a great chance for you to get away from all the stress and hustle of daily life, to break free from a monotonous routine, and to introspect on your thoughts, dreams, strengths, and limitations.
This is Masterlist, and in this post, we’re looking at the five best places in India to travel solo.
So, let’s get started right now!
Number 5. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh.
Kasol, which is considered one of India’s best solo trip destinations, is a small village in Himachal Pradesh situated on the banks of the river Parvati. Kasol is blessed with breathtakingly beautiful scenery that you will encounter around every road bend. Also, if you are interested, it has enough treks, rafting, and water sports to satisfy the thrill-seeker in you.
Kheerganga, Malana, and Tosh village are famous for trekking in Kasol. Kasol is host to several crazy psychedelic trance parties. It is also famous for its hippie culture, and due to this, it has earned the nickname ‘Amsterdam of India.’
Kasol is full of international tourists and backpackers all year round. You will find like-minded solo travelers like you. Who knows? You may end up making some new friends here. Kasol is a paradise for adventurers and nature lovers.
Number 4. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
Rishikesh is a beautiful city located in the foothills of the Himalayas on the banks of the holy river Ganga. The city is synonymous with its grand temples, rituals, architectural marvels, and yoga ashrams. It is also famously known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World.’ In the first week of March, the International Yoga Festival is organized here, which welcomes yoga enthusiasts worldwide. In February 1968, the Beatles visited the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, attracted by his Transcendental Meditation.
The Beatles composed numerous songs at the ashram, many of which appear on the band’s self-titled double album, also known as the “White Album.” Rishikesh is known for its adventure activities such as white-water rafting, kayaking, body surfing, etc. These adventurous activities all occur along the fast-flowing Ganga and have attracted backpackers and solo travelers over the years.
Number 3. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh.
Spiti is a heavenly gateway for those seeking solitude in the bliss of nature. It is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The middle land,” which is between Tibet and India. Spiti Valley’s fascinating beauty and unadulterated environment make it a place worth visiting. Beautiful dark pine forests, mystical monasteries, and small postcard-perfect villages will leave you awe-struck here.
Situated at an altitude of around 12,500 ft above sea level, the barren mountains over here change their hues every second, and it is a sight to behold. You will get to see plenty of Buddhist monasteries here, with a large number of monks praying with their prayer wheels. You can also view the Dhadkan and Chandratal lake. The awe-inspiring passes like Kunzum and Barchala Pass will give you a feeling of being at the top of the world with their immense altitude.
Number 2. Shillong, Meghalaya.
Also known as ‘Scotland of the East,’ Shillong is a beautiful hill station that is also the capital of the North-Eastern state of Meghalaya. Many interesting places like waterfalls, parks, peaks, landscapes, and museums ensure you always have something to look out for here.
Shillong is just 100 kms from Guwahati and can be easily reached along National Highway 40, a journey of about 2 hours and 30 minutes through lush green hills and the Umiam lake in between.
Shillong has a pleasant climate all year round. The summers are cool and very rainy, while the winters are cool and dry. Shillong has some of the most interesting and beautiful places that will stay in your memories forever. Prepare to be amazed by the tall pine trees and magnificent clouds brushing the sides of the hills during the day covering everything with fog repeatedly.
Number 1. Gokarna, Karnataka.
Gokarna is a small temple town on the western coast of India in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district of the state of Karnataka. According to popular mythological belief, Lord Shiva emerged from the incarnation of Mother Earth in the form of a cow. The town is home to one of the oldest temples known as Mahabaleshwar, enshrined with Lord Shiva. Due to its laid-back, unspoiled, and rustic nature, Gokarna has attracted many younger western tourists.
Several beaches, pilgrimage sites, and waterfalls act as popular tourist attractions. Due to the variety of activities available here, the town attracts adrenaline seekers and those looking for spiritual solace.
Cycling, trekking, and mountaineering are some of the popular activities. If you’re traveling alone, this is a perfect place to lose yourself in solitude as the calm waves of the ocean crash on the rocks. You can spend the evenings watching the sun drowning into the ocean in a surreal atmosphere.
So, guys, those were some of the best destinations to travel solo in India. Tell us in the comments which place you would like to visit first. Please drop a like and share it with your friends if you’ve liked the Post.
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