“Destinations are beautiful, but the roads which leads to those destinations gives an authentic exuberant adventurous experience..”
Happiness is something which comes from within not from outside. One has to create events in our day to day life in order to reach the final destination of gaiety.
Travelling is one of the best means to create a high level of contentment. It is something which gives happiness to different souls. It depends on individuals how they like to travel. Some loves to travel with friends or in a group, on the other hand some loves to spend solitude time and feel happy to enjoy their own company. Travelling alone pushes you outside of your comfort zone, which makes us more receptive to new people and experiences. When we talk about solo women travelers, the first sentence we can hear from anyone is “You’re so brave!” But there are certain challenges too a woman has to face while travelling solo. But all the problems seems to look tiny when it comes to our passion. So, today we have some of the best destinations from North India for those who love to travel solo.
1. Nainital – When we talk or discuss about the hill stations in India, Nainital is one of the hill station everyone would like to talk about and visit. Nainital is a destination for every season, be it summers, winters or monsoons. One can find endless scenic realms, beautiful lakes which will fill your eyes with magical glitters and off course the cool weather will add coziness to your adventurous solo trip. The Naini Lake a freshwater body which is kidney shaped is a real treat to eyes. Snow view, Tiffin Top, Mall Road, Naini Peak, Cave garden, Kilbury Road are few of the highlights of this beautiful city. Many luxurious hotels are available with all the facilities but as a solo traveler if you don’t want to waste much money and stay luxuriously, you can also try dormitories. And the advantage of this place is, its easy to reach here as numerous buses and trains are available from Delhi and by road, by our own or rented car is the best to travel as it will add bit more adventure to your trip. The distance from Delhi is approximately 305 kms and by car it will take around 7 hours to reach Nainital. (Photo by Akhil Jayachandran)
2. Manali – A Beautiful township in Himachal, located in the Beas Valley and popular for solo travelling as well. Manali with eye catching picturesque sites of nature will conquer your heart. If you are a nature lover and a explorer, this place will surely give you a sense of fluttering butterflies of positivity in your heart. You can enjoy river rafting, explore the older areas of the town and also can visit temples. Apart from good hotels here in Manali also you can go with options like dormitory and rooms in hostels which would be cheap in cost as well as with good facilities. From Delhi distance is approximately 529.6 kms. Trains and buses are available from Delhi and by car it will take around 13 hours to reach Manali. (Photo by Blvo)
3. Shimla – Counted as one of the best winter destinations in India will fit as a perfect picture in your heart. The colonial architecture, snowy weather, lively culture are few of its highlights that draw solo traveler’s attention. If you have interest in skiing then Kurfi is a place for you to give a boost to your interest. Viceregal Lodge & Botanical Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church, Kali Bari Temple, Jakhu Hill, Scandal Point are some of the places which are must watch. Even in Shimla you can find dormitories as well as hotels. The distance from Delhi is approximately 342.5 kms and by car it will take 8 hours to reach from Delhi to Shimla. (Photo by Anjali Singh Deswal)
4. Dharamshala – This hillside city is home of the Dalai Lama and famous for its Tibetan works. A city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas. You can enjoy bewitching tea gardens, a true treat to your eyes. If you are a shopping lover you have a great chances to enjoy your shopping love. The Tibet Museum, Dal Lake, Bhagsunag waterfall, Dalai Lama Temple/ Office of H.H. the Dalai Lama are some of the top centers you can cover. With the options of Good hotels and inns, you can also choose to stay in private rooms or dormitories depending on your own interest. From Delhi its approximately 467.8 kms and by car it will take around 10 hours to reach. (Photo by Priyanka Gupta)
5. Rishikesh and Haridwar – The twin cities of Rishikesh-Haridwar is not only an attractive place for families to visit but also a great spiritual escape for all the solo travelers. Anyone after coming to this place can feel a deep connection with inner self. Rishikesh is very well known as the yoga capital of the world. Not only Indians but you can find many foreigners sitting at the ghats and practice meditation activities away from the clamour of the crowd. Apart from its religious and spiritual disposition this awesome and peaceful place has many other things to offer to its visitors like trekking experiences, bird-watching. Camping, bungee jumping and rafting. Riverside adventure camp and cottage stay are also available with complete package if you would love to spend time and walk near river. From Delhi its approximately 246.6 kms and by car it will take around 6 hours. (Photo by Seema Gurnani)
The best advantage about these places are that you can easily take Delhi as a center point and travel accordingly. Also you can plan a single trip and go with connectivity from one place to another as all the places covers north area. As solo travelers the major thing comes in mind is safety, especially when we talk about women solo travelers. This is the reason as me myself a solo traveler prefer to accommodate in dormitories and that so with similar female travelers who match with my thinking about travelling. This way we will feel safe and secure as well as can enjoy our trips without any second thought in mind. While solo travelling only the thing we need to keep in mind is to be bit cautious too about our surroundings with enjoyment.