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7 Indian Destinations Those Are Safe For Solo Female Travelers

VipraDialogues | March 9, 2016 | 407  Views
7 Indian Destinations Those Are Safe For Solo Female Travelers

Traveling alone can be quite a daunting task, especially if you are a women and a solo traveler at that. While crime against women have reached an all time high and our newspapers are replete with horror stories about single women travelers’ tryst with danger; there still are destinations across the country that are high on women safety.

Besides, armed with your general street smartness and a positive attitude all you lone travelling girls out there can make the most of these destinations and feel totally safe and secure on your own.

So get that backpack ready and hit the destination of your choice with a vengeance. Afterall, why should always boys have all the fun!

1. Jodhpur, Rajasthan

The land of the royals and home to some of the most majestic forts in the state, Jodhpur is a delight for any kind of traveler. And it helps that the people here are well behaved and treat women with utmost respect. From shopping to food, the place has all the ingredients that can make any woman happy.

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Places to visit:

Mehrangarh Fort, Blue City, Umaid Bhavan, Balsamand Lake & Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

2. Munnar, Kerala

Owning to the hardworking and honest nature of the people inhabiting the place, Munnar is considered to amongst one of the safest destinations for solo women travelers. The breath taking beauty and wide spread landscapes adds to its charm. Spending a day at the famous tea plantations is a must and is an experience that will leave you completely mesmerized.

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Places to visit:

Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Tea Museum

3. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Nestled in the lush green landscape in the faraway land of Arunachal, Ziro Valley is nothing short of a dream land. No wonder, the place has been declared a ‘world heritage site’ by UNESCO. The tribal in the area have their own indigenous culture that they have been protecting and diligently following for centuries now. A haven for single female travelers, a trip to this place is a once in a lifetime kind of a trip.

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Places to visit:

Hong, Hija, Hari, Bamin, Dutta, Ziro Putu, Tarin Fish Farm, Talley Valley, Tapyo Salt, Dolo Mando, Kile Pakho, Dilopolyang Maniipolyang, Shiva Lingam at Kardo Forest

4. Hampi, Karnataka

Another one of those UNESCO’s ‘world heritage site’; Hampi is a small yet unique destination. A temple rich town, it helps to know that the place is inhabited by friendly, hospitable and culturally rich people.

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Places to visit:

Vittala Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Zenana Enclosure, Sule Bazaar and Achyutaraya Temple, Nandi Statue, Elephant Stables, Hemakuta Hill, Underground Shiva Temple, Queen’s Bath and Royal Centre

5. Sikkim

The place has the power to blow you away with its picturesque beauty. If its snow clad mountains, breathtaking views of the lush green valley, beautifully constructed monasteries and modern culture does not entice you enough to pay this gem of a destination a visit, we wonder what will! The place is home to some of the friendliest people across the country and it only helps to know that women here are treated with utmost respect.

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Places to visit:

Rumtek Gompa, Samdruptse, Norbugang Park, Ganesh Tok, Khecheopalri Lake, Guru Padmasambhava Statue, Rabdentse, Pelling, Hot Water Springs, Dubdi Gompa, Sakyamuni Complex, Old Rumtek Gompa, Tsomgo Lake, Namchi, Yamthang Valley, Golden Stupa, Yuksom, Ravangla

6. Puducherry

If peace is what you long for, then Puducherry should be on top of the places you must visit! The calm and serene setting of this Union Territory gives it the look and feel of a relaxed town on the lines of a French Riviera. Amiable people, delicious food, wide variety of things to shop, endless days of sun by the beach…are some of the things that make this place a unique experience for any solo woman traveler.

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Places to visit:

Sri Aurobindo Asharam, Churches, Puducherry Museum, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Notre Dame des Anges, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Botanical Garden, Sacred Heart Basilica, Goubert Ave/Beach Road

7. Udaipur, Rajasthan

More of a couples destination than for solo travelers, but if you are up to the challenge of not getting frustrated by the sight of much-in-love couples; this can be the safest and the most beautiful place you will ever visit. Home to some of the most iconic places and hotels, Udaipur is the epitome of everything luxurious. People here are friendly and take great pride in welcoming tourists and sharing a part of their rich culture and heritage with them. Rest assured, you can feel absolutely safe in this city of lakes and majestic palaces.

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Places to visit:

Lake Palace, City Palace, Lake Pichola, Ahar Museum, Sajjan Garh/ Monsoon Palace, Bagore ki Haveli, Sunset Point

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