When you think of India, you start visualizing dusty lanes, the unbearable heat, dingy buses, over-crowded trains and along with that you may also think of men staring creepily at you for no good reason! It is not entirely surprising that India has earned a reputation of being an unsafe country for female travelers. Media coverage too has been far from flattering and all these factors add to a general sense of mistrust and fear. But the truth of the matter is that, while women are fearful of their safety for good reason, India is also a beautiful place with lovely and accommodating people. Solo travel for women, now more than ever, has become a reality with the help of reliable cab services ensuring the safety of women and making it possible for them to take solo trips without any difficulties.
Here is a list of some of the safest destinations in India for female solo travelers looking for some alone time this summer.
This Dravidian city with a hint of French culture welcomes you with unmatched peace and tranquility. Located on the eastern coast of the country, Pondicherry is one of the safest destinations for solo female travelers in India. The colonial architecture, endless blue sea, quiet beaches and roads lined with lush green trees give you just the right break from the concrete jungle and let you breathe in the beauty of this simple town. The best way to explore Pondicherry is on a bicycle and interacting with locals in Tamil, French and English. After you have explored the vibrant colored lanes, head to the Aurobindo Ashram for some yoga and meditation. A few kms from Pondicherry is the Auroville Township where people from various nations live together to find their inner peace and strength. Pondicherry will shower you with peace and spirituality in every corner and help you see the power of simplicity! This is a perfect hideout if you want to spend some peaceful time all by yourself to shed your city fatigue. Not to forget the mouth-watering sea-food with a French touch. So head out and explore Pondicherry as well as the places around by booking a taxi from Chennai to Pondicherry.
Visit Amritsar if you want to be blown away by the beauty of the Golden Temple. The kindness of locals, mouth-watering food and historical monuments make Amritsar a perfect destination for female travel groups in India. A holy shrine for the Sikhs, the Golden temple is likely to have a calming effect on your soul. The narrow lanes in Amritsar serve some of the best street food in the entire world. Pick beautiful Phulkari dupattas from the markets in Amritsar. Visit the Jallianwala Bagh and pay your respects to the thousands of innocent men, women and children who were martyred in the massacre that shook the world. Don’t miss out on the Wagah Border ceremonies when in Punjab. The pride and enthusiasm of the crowd is quite contagious. Explore Amritsar like a local without burning too big a hole in your pocket. Don’t miss out on any of these by trying Savaari’s car rental in Amritsar.
The dreamy serene valleys of Uttarakhand are some of the top destinations in India for solo female travelers. Inhabited by the Kumaonis who are warm, welcoming and have the brightest smiles; Nainital is an extremely safe and fun place to explore alone! The scenic beauty, picturesque landscape will breathe life into you. Wear your trekking shoes and walk some of the nature trails for beautiful uninterrupted views of the valley. You can ditch staying at hotels and try the homestays where the hosts serve home-cooked meals. Breathe in the freshness of air while sipping on some ginger-honey tea. Book cabs with reliable drivers from Savaari and make the most of your time in Nainital.
The royal state of Rajasthan has some of the most helpful and gentle souls in case you are wondering how safe Rajasthan truly is. The city of Udaipur reflects this in the truest sense of the term. The rich culture and heritage of Rajasthan can be discovered in every nook and corner. If you’ve always wanted to see gorgeous palaces, royal forts and century-old temples; you should head out and explore Udaipur all by yourself. With Savaari’s Udaipur car rental service, your safety and comfort will be well taken care of.
People say Varanasi is not a place, it is an experience. It is also regarded as one of the top destinations in India for solo female travelers because of the safety it offers. The beauty of the ghats along with the rich vibrant culture of Varanasi has to be experienced first hand. The mantras, the evening prayers and the thousands of floating diyas in the river leave a strong impression on the minds of the spectators. The chants captivate the audience and the boat rides amongst floating diyas will bring you closer to a culture that dates back thousands of years. Book a cab from Savaari for a smooth and effortless experience.
Even though the whole of the North-east is exceptionally beautiful, Sikkim is a goddess of beauty. Mount Kanchenjunga sits gracefully covered entirely in snow and occasionally by low hanging clouds. Tsomgo Lake and Gurudongmar Lake are the star attractions of Sikkim and add to the unmatched beauty of Sikkim. If you seek adventure on your solo-trip, then don’t step back from taking the most scenic treks of Sikkim. Dzongri La Trek, Goecha La Trek and Green Valley Treks are the most famous treks of Sikkim. The simple and kind tribes living in Sikkim make this place quite popular and a top destination for female solo travellers in India. Let Savaari be your travel companion and a tour guide by booking a cab from Kolkata to Gangtok.
Goa does not always have to be a destination to visit with friends. If you are tired of convincing your friends to make a Goa plan which constantly gets pushed to the back seat, pack your bags and go out to explore Goa by yourself. The dirt-cheap alcohol and the crazy parties by the beach will give you plenty of options to enjoy it all by yourself. People in Goa are extremely friendly, so befriending some on the way would not be difficult at all. In case you are not in the mood to party, you can visit unexplored beaches, do some off-beating trekking, enjoy the water sports, visit the flea markets and casinos or take a trip inland Goa and unwind by the riverside without a care in the world as solo female travellers are quite safe in Goa. Book a taxi in Goa and be rest assured of warm and reliable drivers.
If the plan is to totally cut yourself off from the rest of the world, Khajjiar is the right place for you. Known as the ‘Mini Switzerland of India’, Khajjiar is a perfect destination for an off-beat getaway for female solo travellers. The clean meadows covered with a carpet of rich green grass along with snow-capped mountains in the background make Khajjiar a most lovely destination. The place is famous for its horses, the peaceful meadows, the Kalitop wildlife sanctuary and a stunning view of the Kailash mountains. Book a cab with Savaari and make the most of your trip.
So head out to explore all that India has to offer. Start now because there is a lot in store for you.