Solo traveling is definitely popular now! And along with being a trend, it is actually good for you! No waiting for others to agree to plan, no synchronizing of off days, no need of keeping in mind the pet peeves of the other person. And all this gets even worse if you plan on traveling with a group of friends!
But solo traveling is a free of all that hassle. You get to visit your destination of choice, at your chosen time and explore at your leisure.
If you are a comparatively newer solo traveler we have a few suggestions for you! Most of these are popular solo traveling and tourist spots which will ensure you don’t get lost or intimidated too quickly. And if you aren’t a rookie then we suggest you visit any of the locations you haven’t yet been to in this list!
There are many spectacular hill stations that you should visit, and Shimla is definitely one of the more popular ones. Known as the ‘Queen of Hills’, Shimla is a picturesque city surrounded by thick forests of cedar, rhododendron, fir and the Himalayan oak trees.
In the days of the British Empire, Shimla was declared as the summer capital due to its tranquil beauty in the caress of the nature.
It is a great destination for solo travellers as it offers a variety of activities and is bustling with tourists, so you will not get lost easily.
When it comes to rest and relaxation, beaches are among the top picks. And when it comes to beaches, we all have the same destination in mind: Goa.
Goa is the crowned King of the beaches. It has everything, from the golden sands and clear blue skies to indie bands playing in the local bars once the sun starts sinking. Water activities have also been proven to reduce stress levels. And who said goa is only for couples or groups?
If you want to travel alone to a beach city this is definitely for you.
Perhaps the most sought after beach destination, after Goa of course, is Pondicherry.
Pondicherry is a very beautiful little city with the essence of the French coursing throughout. It is a popular destination not only because of its beaches and tropical weather, but also because of the beautiful amalgamation that it is of Indian and French architecture, dating from the 18th century.
If you are looking for a little less crowded beach destination than goa then Pondicherry is your calling.
The ‘Pink City’ of India is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, and rightly so. Its inexplicably rich cultural heritage that throngs in the city from the streets to the forts is something that every pair of eyes should witness. Paired with the dense history and the unbelievably beautiful flora and fauna, Jaipur spells out to be the perfect city to visit, be it for solo travellers, group trips, or even couples.
Especially for solo travellers, it is an ideal place providing a plethora of historical sites to explore at your leisure and plenty of hourly hotel rooms to choose from.
One of the many popular spots is the Triund Hill, surrounded by Dhauladhar Ranges on one side and valleys on the other. Even though Darjeeling happens to be the more popular tea hill station, Dharamshala has its fair share of tea plantations too which attract a lot of tourists round the year.
A lot of lakes also are present here. One of the more popular ones is the Dal Lake, where just a round of boating will help you forget about your worldly worries. Also popular is the Bhagsu waterfalls, with its picturesque serenity that makes all kinds of tourists swoon.
Renowned as the quaint, little, quiet city with sprawling tea gardens, Darjeeling is a must visit destination for every couple.
Its picturesque British architecture gives a tinge of regal touch to the otherwise very soothing natural landscape of the town. Moreover, hotels by the hour are an easy find, being a popular tourist destination. Darjeeling also harbours the third highest mountain in the world, mount Kanchenjunga, so if you are into the mountainous sort of adventurous stuff then this is the location for you.
7. Gangtok, Sikkim
Gangtok is known as the Buddhist haven which is inspired by zen philosophy of cleanliness. It is one of the most clean, serene and scenic destinations that you will ever come across.
Many of Gangtok’s main attractions consist of its ample number of monasteries, temples, and shrines, owing to it being an old centre of the Buddhist pilgrimage.
So if you truly want to rid your mind of all evil energy and feel the tranquillity of Zen, this is the place you should definitely consider.
With that we end our list of top destinations for solo travellers! Visit our website for booking hourly hotels and our blog for more such interesting articles! Happy travelling!