Some things are best enjoyed in solitude. And traveling is something you should definitely experience on your own. Fun, spontaneous, and adventurous – solo travel is becoming increasingly popular among those on a spiritual quest to find themselves’ Add to it the sheer independence you have, not having to play by the rules of the accompanying group. Here are the top five places that are perfect for your solo trip.
Ladakh features on every solo travelers’ list, with bike trips to the region becoming a feasible, and hence common, opportunity. The calm, breathtaking valleys provide the perfect setting for solitude and contemplation. The beauty of the Himalayas will make you want to stay there forever.
Places to Visit: Leh Palace, Nubra Valley, Zanskar Valley, Lamayuru Monastery, Hemis Monastery, Tso Kar, Hemis National Park, Stok Palace, Sar-Zung Temple, Khardung La, Namgyal Stupa
GoFro Tip: The best time to for a road trip to Ladakh is between May-September for enjoying the natural beauty on your journey.
Suggested Read: Must See in Ladakh
Also called Pondicherry, this sleepy town in Tamil Nadu is reminiscent of a quaint French village. With a heavy French influence on its architecture and cuisine, this place is also home to several amiable people leading simple, happy lives. Visit Puducherry for a serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
Places to Visit: Auroville Temple, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Notre Dame des Anges, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Botanical Garden.
GoFro Tip: You can reach Puducherry by driving from Chennai on a lovely, scenic ride. October to February is the best time to visit.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are one of the most popular tourist spots, thronged by both Indians and foreigners. Travel to the Andamans to lose yourself in its blue beaches and friendly locals.
You can reach the islands by both air and water, but the sea journey takes significantly more time – a good 3 days. The island is huge and according to the locals, touring the entire place needs a good two months! So, we suggest giving it at least a week’s time. Andaman is pure heaven for beach lovers since it has plenty of clean, spectacular beaches.
Places to Visit: The Silver Jail (Kaala Paani), Corbyn’s Cove, Ross Island, Elephant Beach, North Bay Beach, Samudrika Naval Marine Museum, Chidiya Tapu.
GoFro Tip: Since it gets really hot during the summers, plan your visit between October and May when the weather is pleasant.
Suggested Read: Must Do in Andamans
The North-East is famed for its beautiful landscapes and high mountains. Sikkim is one of the most stunning places in the region, a hilly area with a few low valleys and plenty of hot springs. You can also spot the famous Kanchanjunga from here and take some spectacular shots. If you are into trekking, head to West Sikkim for its high peaks and picturesque landscapes.
Places to Visit: Samdruptse, Rumtek Gompa, Golden Stupa, Rabdentse, Hot Water Springs, Sakyamuni Complex, Tsomgo Lake, Namchi, Yamthang Valley, Yuksom.
GoFro Tip: The best time to visit is from September to June.
This small village in Meghalaya is known for its colorful gardens, lush greenery, and warm Khasi people. The dense forests provide the perfect escapade and the chance to lose yourself in the lap of nature. Locals have built beautiful bamboo houses on tree tops, adding to the stunning beauty of the place.
Places to Visit: Mawlynnong Waterfall, Church of the Epiphany, Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, Dawki River.
GoFro Tip: June to September is the best time to visit.
So, pack your bags and head out on an exciting solo venture to these charming destinations and experience a world of new cultures. Experience a new adventure all alone with GoFro!