10 Fantastic destinations for solo female travelers

safe destinations for solo female travellers

Finding it difficult to finalize fantastic & safe destinations for Solo traveling for female in India?

We have your back. There are a lot of amazing and decent places to explore alone in India. Welcoming locals and beautiful tourist attractions will make you fall in love with these beautiful destinations.

Let us explore some of the picturesque destinations.

Top 10 Fantastic & safe destinations for solo female travellers in India

  1. Rishikesh

  2. Nainital
  3. Khajuraho
  4. Varanasi
  5. Sikkim
  6. Ladakh
  7. Kovalam
  8. Munnar
  9. Jaisalmer
  10. Shillong


Looking for a soulful yet adventurous trip location?

Rishikesh is the perfect place to go to!

Best known as the yoga land of India is not just a place for yogis. A welcoming city situated in the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand is an ideal place for river rafting.

It is a safe destination for solo women travelers in India is a small city. The local people of Uttarakhand are welcoming. It is an exciting place for all adventure-loving women.

Some tourist attractions to explore in Rishikesh include Swarg Ashram, Shri Trayanbakshwar temple, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, Neelkantha Mahadev Temple, Neer Garh Waterfall. You can go white water rafting, Fox flying, Camping, Watch Ganga Arti, bungee jumping.


Are you looking for a quiet vacation in the hills? Head over to Nainital!

This beautiful hill station is surrounded by surreal mountain peaks is situated in Uttarakhand. The quant city welcomes all the female travelers with open arms.

The beauty and warmth of Nainital will leave a lasting impression on you. The calm lake experience is one of the best. The serene surroundings of the area make it a sure place to visit. You can also explore the Tibetan lifestyle closely from those living here.

Explore some places like China Peak, Bhimtal, Naukuchiyatal, Snow View, Nanda Devi temple, Jama Masjid, etc. Go shopping at the Tibetan market, Cable car ride, Boat ride, Horse riding, Trek to China Peak.


Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers a lot on the platter. You can explore a lot in and around without going much out of your comfort zone. Getting rid of touts here is a simple polite ‘No.’ This beautiful place will serenade all your senses.

The two lakes inside the temple complex are a great visual and excellent for some boating. Khajuraho is one of the safest traveling spots for women in India.

You should explore Lakshmana temple, Parshwanath Temple, Adinath Temple, Lord Mahavira Temple, and the scenic beauty. You can enjoy a boat ride, Take an Ayurvedic massage, undertake a yoga session at Yogi Sudarshana Dwiveda.


The holy place of Varanasi offers peace amongst the dingy, narrow lanes. Being a crowded city, it might seem intimidating at first, but the city is relatively safe for women.

The diverse colors of Varanasi will mesmerize you. The soulful Ganga ghats will take your breath away.

Ganga Arti in the evening is one of the notable events in the city. Meeting differently dressed sadhus in this melting pot of culture can be a liberating experience. Ignore the stares and comments and dress decently to avoid unwanted attention.

Explore the notable temples and spots such as Assi Ghat, Vishwanath temple, Dashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika ghat, New Vishwanath temple, Durga temple, etc. You have a lot of things to do in Varanasi. Explore and find your liking.


Ever been to North- East?

If your answer is non-affirmative, do consider visiting Sikkim at the soonest possible. Sikkim is one of those small(geographically) states which leave you to spellbind with beauty. The monasteries set in the lap of surreal mountains reflect the rich culture of Sikkim.

You must consider exploring Rumtek Gompa, Pelling, Guru Padmasambhava statue, Old Rumtek Gompa, Yumthang Valley, and other spots. You must undertake a Trek to Mt. Kanchenjunga and Witness Bum Chu Festival.


The natural beauty of Ladakh has not died due to the commercialization of the place. The diverse geography ranging from barren col desert to the beautiful Pangong Lake and the warm locals of Ladakh make it a trip to remember for life.

The picturesque scenery of Ladakh, along with the safe environment, makes it a go-to place.

Some spots to explore in Ladakh are Nubra Valley, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Thiksey Monastery. You can go River rafting at Zanskar valley, Chadar trek, tasting the local food, a desert safari at Nubra Valley.


It is rightly said that coastal towns are a beauty to be cherished. The palm-backed beaches of Kovalam offer beautiful architecture to witness. At about 16kms from the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam has a lot to offer, from water sports, beaches to exciting marine life.

There is a lot to explore at Kovalam such as Hawa Beach, Juma Masjid, Vizhinjam, Samudra Beach among others. You can experience water sports, beautiful architecture at Kovalam.

Things To Do: Scuba diving, sightseeing


The serene view of the spice plantations provides scenery straight from the fairy tales. The freshwater lakes and the lush greenery provide a relaxing vacation. Y

ou would indeed find bliss by spending time at a cottage soaking up nature and enjoying bird songs. Munnar is one of the best places in Kerala to visit and enjoy as a solo traveler.

You must consider exploring Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, etc. Explore the natural beauty of Munnar through sightseeing and wildlife tours.


The beauty of Jaisalmer never fails to fascinate travelers. Women find it enthralling with beautiful colors, lots of local crafts, and lip-smacking food dishes. Riding a camel and staying in a camp are two major attractions.

Youmust explore Jaisalmer Fort, Thar Desert, Bara Bagh cenotaphs, Patwon Ki Haveli, Kuldhara, Gadisar Lake, Desert National Park, Nathmal Ki Haveli, Sam Sand Dunes, Jain temples. Go around visiting the local villages, sightseeing, and exploring the famous fort architectures.


One more north-eastern gem is Shillong. Also known a the ‘Scotland of the East, ‘ Shillong is a beautiful blend of natural beauty. Surreal lakes surrounded by hills laden with pine trees make it a blessing of nature. Explore the beauty of Shillong alone or in a group.

You must explore Umiam Lake, Shillong View Point, Ward’s Lake when in Shillong. Go sightseeing alone for the best first-hand experience of the place.

Final Thought

We have chosen these fantastic and safe destinations for solo female travellers in India. If you think we have missed your favorite destination and want us to include in this list to inspire other female solo travelers, write to us, We will add in this list.

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