The idea of a solo trip wasn’t true until movies started romanticizing the concept. But as cliche, as it sounds, it’s a phenomenon these days. Due to continually increasing salaries and allowances, the youth prioritizes spending money on traveling more than anything else.
If you’re one of them, then you need not look around much. Your favorite place to visit might be round the corner itself. Yes, India has some beautiful untamed territories you must pay a visit to. Especially if you’re alone and ready to set out, you’d be amazed at the number of options you have.
Our List Of 15 Best Destinations For Your Solo Trip:
1. Damro, Arunachal Pradesh
Located in Arunachal Pradesh, Damro is the base of the longest hanging bridge (1,000 feet). This hidden paradise is replete with thatched bamboo houses, swaying suspended bridges, and a laid-back lifestyle. It is an undiscovered place in India that is ideal for stressed-out city dwellers looking for a rural escape. Crops harvested from the ground, wild bison not so far from the highway, and vast stretches of grasslands are attractive sights.
Attraction Centre: Damro Labookellie Tea Garden
Best Time for the trip: October To April
2. Gurez Valley, Kashmir
Flushed with surreal landscapes, serene backdrops, and rustling rivers, Gurez Valley in Kashmir is heaven for peace seekers. Shepherds and fields make the scene even more lifelike. Being situated straight below the ‘Line of Control,’ the valley is the safest destination in India. Thanks to extensive patrolling, the valley is always hassle-free.
Attraction Centre: Wular Lake, Razdan Pass, Peer Baba Shrine
Best Time For the Trip: May To September
3. Daringbadi, Odisha
As its summers are very hot, the temperatures in Odisha often exceed 50 degrees. There is a snow-covered ridge called Daringbadi amidst this boiling pot. This small hill station bubbles with rainforests and wild animals all through the seasons.
In winter, it drops to 0 degrees in this hill station, thus earning the nickname the Kashmir of Odisha. The region boasts incredible natural beauty and rich diversity of flora and fauna.
Attraction Centre: Silent Valley (Sunset Point)
Best Time for the trip: September to May
4. Tinchuley, West Bengal
The quaint eco-urban village of Tinchuley eludes many travelers amidst the jewels like Siliguri and Darjeeling. One stroll through the forest pathways and the serene landscapes is enough to make anyone fall in love with Tinchuley.
The three peaks of the Himalayas loom over this village, thus resembling three chimneys. You can catch a glimpse of Teesta Valley, Kalimpong, Latpanchar, Sikkim, and Mount Kanchenjunga.
Attraction Centre: Tinchuley Monastery
Best Time for the Trip: Mid September to December
5. Arambol Beach, Goa
Tight on budget and looking for a long stay?
Take a trip to Arambol, an ideal resting place for hippie foreigners, mainly Russians who live here for days or even years at a stretch.
Discovered in the early 1960s, Arambol serves as an escape from the other overcrowded beaches of Goa. You can get away with cheap shacks clung to the sides of cliffs at a fairly low rate.
Attraction Centre: The Sweet Water Lagoon
Best Time for the trip: November to March
6. Dzukou Valley, Nagaland
Nature is always at its mesmerizing best in the Dzukou Valley of Arunachal Pradesh. Dzukou means cold water in Angami, one of the main languages of Nagaland. I must say it is one of the most recommended treks to be taken in Nagaland.
If you’re into exotic varieties of flowers, you’d love this valley for its out-of-bounds floriculture. A very rare Dzukou Lily found only in this valley dots the landscape in its aroma throughout the year.
Attraction Centre: Kohima War Cemetery
Best Time to visit: End of June till September
7. Tosh, Himachal Pradesh
Located at the one corner of the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, Tosh is a traditional village in the lap of Himachal Pradesh. A better alternative to Kasol, Tosh is all about enchanting pine forests, snow-capped peaks of gargantuan, and the pretty Parvati River. Think of Kasol in Himachal Pradesh without its modernity, and you’ve got Tosh. You’ll still find slate-roofed houses there. It is gaining popularity with the hippie crowd, thanks to the good stuff.
With only a wooden bridge connecting it to the outside world, you will be transported back in time as you cross the bridge.
Attraction Centre: Kheerganga
Best Time for the trip: April to October
8. Mawlynnong, Meghalaya
Hailed as ‘The Cleanest Village in Asia,’ Mawlynnong is one of the unexplored territories of the North East. The pictorial ambiance of Mawlynnong is a symbol of peace and cleanliness. There is a sense of affluence about these city streets, homes, manicured front yards, and cobbled sidewalks. Even the best of urban cities cannot compete with their centrally organized pits for organic and inorganic waste, well-maintained public utilities, and numerous bamboo dustbins.
Attraction Centres: Living Root Bridge, Balancing Rock
Best Time for the trip: March To June
9. Sandakhpu, Darjeeling
The term “Sandakphu” means the height of poisonous plants. Its name comes from a poisonous plant that grows naturally near its peak: wolfsbane. The highest point in Darjeeling, Sandakphu, has a staggering altitude of 3,336 meters, making it one of India’s most dangerous offbeat places.
Attractions Centres: Phalut, Tumling, Meghma
Best Time for the trip: April To May and October – December
10. Varkala, Kerala
Varkala, a coastal town, is a peaceful cliff embraced by the Arabian Sea Varkala. The place is so worthwhile that you could watch the day pass by lying around the beach in a hammock. The town also has state-of-the-art Ayurvedic spas and massages.
Attraction center: Kapil Lake
Best Time for the trip: Throughout the year
11. Auli, Himachal Pradesh
Auli, a beautiful escape in the mountains, is a popular skiing destination in India. While you can go camping and trekking in the summers, winters are perfect for skiing. This hill town is perfect for leisure and adventure. The snow-capped peaks of Nanda Devi and gondola rides add to the fun part of this adventure.
Attraction Centres: Auli Artificial Lake
Best Time to Visit: October to June
12. Dharchula, Uttarakhand
On the way to Mansarovar lake in Uttarakhand lies the scenic town of Dharchula. In addition, it is also a border town between India and Nepal, and people from both sides pass through it without any hindrance. It is inhabited by the Rung tribe, who have an ancient history.
Attraction Centres: Chikrila Dam
Best Time for the trip: May to June, September to December
13. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The city of Benarasi boasts much more than just its famous silk. It is regarded as one of the holiest places for Hindus. Several ghats and temples adorn the city, making it hard to imagine how much of it was destroyed in the middle ages. However, frequent rituals of death take place in the open, so it is not a place where the timid will feel at ease.
Attraction Centres: Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Best Time for the Trip: October to March
14. Majuli, Assam
Majuli is an island with a strong environmental ethic. An island in the river Brahmaputra, it has lush green, clean and pollution-free landscape. A sprawling area of 250 square kilometers, it has been listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The island used to be 1250 square kilometers, but soil erosion has caused the island to shrink. One of the best places for a solo trip.
Attraction centres: Kamalabari Satra
Best Time for the trip: October to February
15. Ooty, Himachal Pradesh
For a solo trip in India, the hills are the best getaway. Located in the lap of the verdant Western Ghats, Ooty is known as the Queen of Hills. The town is nestled in the Nilgiris and is surrounded by scenic beauty. There are lush tea plantations everywhere, nearby mountain trails are spectacular to hike, and one can find relics of the British colonial era. Whether you are looking to enjoy the sunny climate, indulgences in homemade chocolates, riding the toy train, or just getting some time away from the city, Ooty is a great place to visit all year round.
Attraction Centres: Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Best Time for the trip: October to May
So now that you know all about these offbeat destinations for solo travels, you must side on some fodder and map out a trip. Start your trip with one of these places and enjoy the unhindered colonies of India that are rich in natural beauty and home to diverse cultures. With this list, I hope you get an insight into where to start your soulful excursion.
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