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Travelling with family and friends is always a blast, but it is not mandatory that you need company to enjoy a trip. In fact, exploring new places and experiencing new things on your own has a unique charm by itself. In recent years, solo travel are catching on in India too. Here are some of the best places to travel alone in India:

Top Destinations For Solo Travel In India

#1 Goa

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Laze around on the hidden beaches of Goa

Let’s start with the most obvious and popular choice! If you are new to solo trips in India, it’s always better to try it at a popular holiday destination. With sunny beaches and throngs of holiday revellers from all over the world, Goa can be a riot of fun even if you don’t have your friends along for the party! And, it is very safe too, which is great if you are new to solo travelling.

Location: the state of Goa, on peninsular India, near Maharashtra and Karnataka

Best Time to Visit: November-February (peak season), and June-October (monsoons)

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#2 Shillong

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Trek through the calm and composed trails o Shillong

The capital of Meghalaya has several alluring nicknames such as “The Scotland of the East” and “The Abode of the Clouds”. Located in the green Khasi Hills, this popular holiday destination has it all, beautiful hill station scenery, placid lakes, thunderous waterfalls and great weather. If you want a peaceful scenic solo trip in India, Shillong is a great place to explore on your own.

Location: Meghalaya, North East India

Best Time to Visit: All through the year, but October-April is ideal

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#3 Sikkim

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Soak in the view of the mesmerising Kanchenjunga

This small state boasts some of the most mesmerising destinations in all of North East. Sikkim has everything from amazing scenery, to a unique culture and plenty of adventure for thrill seekers as well. Explore the streets of Gangtok, trek through the green foothills of the Himalayas, or visit the bright blue lakes and one of the highest motor-able roads of Nathula Pass, it is one of the best places for solo travel in India.

Location: State of Sikkim, on the border with Bhutan, in North East India

Best Time to Visit: March-June, and September-November (before winters)

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#4 Varanasi

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Wake up to see the sunrise over the Holy River Ganges at the Hindu Ghats in Varanasi

One the greatest cities of Hinduism throughout history, has been Varanasi, which is steeped in ancient culture and tradition. If you want to immerse yourself in a spiritual and religious ambience, this holy city, with its innumerable temples and shrines, is the ideal destination for solo trip in India. Here, you can seek an experience of the ultimate truths of life, head to one of the numerous ghats to see and observe the rituals up close.

Location: the state of Uttar Pradesh, North India

Best Time to Visit: October-March (winters)

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#5 Coorg

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Coffee lover? Enough said! You got to come here!

The heartland of coffee cultivation and the unique Kodava culture in south India, Coorg is a great destination for solo travellers. Nestled high in the Western Ghats, Coorg is a mesmerising destination shrouded with mist throughout the year. The lush evergreen landscape holds some unexpected gems, like a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Other than its coffee and spice plantations and historic sites, Coorg is also a prime location for some adventure sports like camping, rafting, trekking and paragliding, thus making it one of the best places to travel alone in India.

Location: the state of Karnataka, South India

Best Time to Visit: all through the year, but peak season is October-March

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#6 Jaisalmer

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Cross off one of the most touristy yet beautiful location in Jaisalmer- Gadi Sagar Lake

For a captivating desert adventure, the cities in Rajasthan are the only choice for solo trip in India. And Jaisalmer has to be the pick of the lot, located deep in the bosom of the Great Indian Desert. Take a camel safari through its golden sand dunes at dusk, enjoy the authentic royal Rajasthani cuisine, explore the royal palaces and magnificent forts, shop for authentic trinkets – there is plenty do on your own in a solo trip to the Golden City!

Location: State of Rajasthan, on the western frontier of India

Best Time to Visit: October-March (winters)

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#7 Leh

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Explore the spiritual side of you at Shanti Stupa, Leh

It is a pilgrimage for all Indian motorbike enthusiasts to take their bikes on some of the highest motor-able roads. But beyond that, the rugged and scenic landscapes around Leh also offer plenty to leisure seekers as well as adventure junkies . The region has a unique Indo-Tibetan culture, with a lot of beautiful monasteries to visit. Its numerous lakes, camping spots, and hiking and trekking trails make this an ideal solo travel destination.

Location: In the state of Jammu and Kashmir, bordering Tibet (China)

Best Time to Visit: May-September

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#8 Alleppey

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Living in a houseboat? That’s totally possible in Alleppey!

The hills and mountains are great, but nothing beats a tranquil sojourn floating on a houseboat in the sleepy backwaters of Kerala. This “Venice of the East” is the perfect holiday destination if you just want to sit back and relax on your own. And for some refreshing rejuvenation, there are numerous Ayurveda spas and resorts all around Alleppey. Experience the unique culture, food, and festivals set against a backdrop of canals, backwaters and lagoons in your next solo trip in India here.

Location: in the state of Kerala, South India

Best Time to Visit: November-February (winters), and June-September (monsoons)

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#9 Manali

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Indulge in some fun; partake in white water rafting in Manali

The hills of Himachal Pradesh are a perennial favourite for all kinds of travellers, from families to adventure enthusiasts. Manali simply has it all, regardless of your choice leisure activity. You can just curl up and relax on your own in the pretty and picturesque valleys, or go for thrilling rafting, zorbing and gruelling camping treks if you want.

Location: Himachal Pradesh, North India

Best Time to Visit: All through the year, but avoid July-September (monsoons)

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#10 Andaman Islands

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Laze around on the beaches of Havelock, Andaman Islands

With a genuine tropical island vibe, the Andamans offer something truly unique. There is a lot of British colonial heritage and history preserved here. The Radhanagar Beach on Havelock Island has been voted the most beautiful beach in Asia. The islands are great for scuba diving, snorkelling and other marine adventure sports. There are several national parks and sanctuaries that showcase the unique flora and fauna of these islands.

Location: Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar, in the Bay of Bengal of the Indian Ocean

Best Time to Visit: all through the year, but November-May is best

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