If you are planning your first solo trip in India, then you need not overthink. India is one place where every visitor can have a myriad of experiences. There are so many destinations for first solo trip in India, that you are spoilt with options.
Lahaul – Spiti
These are one of the most unexplored terrains in the country. Settled in the remotest corner of Himachal Pradesh, will surely be the best destinations for a solo trip to India. Stay in ancient monasteries, Tabo, Kibber, you can stay in the villages of the mountains too. Visit each and every monastery, glacial lakes, rugged mountains, whatever you do, it will be an unforgettable experience.
Things to do: village stays, bike tour, trekking.
How to reach: you can visit this place from Manali. Some of the highest motorable roads in the world to enjoy the road trip.
Best time: may to October.
The little union territory snuggled on the shores of Bay of Bengal is a perfect escape for a vacation with yourself. Known as the France of India, Puducherry serves one of the best French delights and beers. Quite a cheap place for vacations. Hire a cycle and explore the beautiful colonial architecture in the French style. Auroville Ashram is the best attraction for spiritual lovers.
Things to do: French delicacies and restaurants, beaches.
How to reach: Chennai is the closest airport and railway station. Hire a taxi towards Puducherry.
Best time: October to February.
Varanasi is the place one must experience. Settled on the banks of holy river Ganga, the city connects itself to the divine as the city and people there are spiritual to the core. Ganga Aarti, the temples, river ghats will give you nirvana.
Things to do: visit Vishwanath temple, attend Ganga Aarti for the most memorable experience.
Best time: October to February.
Settled in the heart of Thar desert, Jaisalmer is an exotic destination and one of the truly amazing destinations for a solo trip in India. Adventure awaits in the Sam Sand Dunes, 44km from Jaisalmer. Spend days exploring the ultimate Jain temples, Jaisalmer temples, Gadsisar Lake. Enjoy your stay in royal hotels and live the royal life.
Things to do: desert camping, camel safari, village visit etc
How to reach: nearest railway station is in Jaisalmer, airport – jodhpur domestic airport.
Best time: October to march.
The hill town in Himachal Pradesh is home to the largest Tibetan community in India and abode of the exiled Dalai Lama. Adventure is another calling for travellers in Dharamshala as trekking, camping and paragliding are available in abundance. You may come here alone but you always return with wonderful memories.
Things to do: go trekking, spend days with the Tibetian community.
How to reach: fly to Dharamshala, take a bus to the town.
Best time: October to June.
Never miss a solo trip to Mumbai. This city never sleeps, the city is the home to the glamour of Bollywood, beaches, thrilling nightlife, pilgrimage. You can get away from everything and float on the vibes of the megapolis.
Things to do: a good street food, sit on the beaches, marine drive, clubbing.
How to reach: Mumbai airport and railway station
Best time: throughout the year.
The queens of hills, Ooty is snuggled in the lap of verdant western ghats. Here you find lush tea plantations. The salubrious climate, the Indulgence of chocolates, the fun ride on the toy train, Ooty is perfect for a visit throughout the year.
Things to do: gorge on chocolates, go trekking, boating, cycling etc
How to reach: roads are well connected to the town. The nearest airport is Coimbatore airport.
Best time: October to may.
Snuggled in the lap of mountains, the hill town is one place which you can visit any time of the year and have a great time.
Go to the top of the Aparwahat mountain, the views are picturesque. Winter brings snow and the season for skiing. Gulmarg summers are perfect for trekking, golfing. Gondola ride will always fun.
Things to do: golfing, trekking, camping,
How to reach: 2 hours of driving from Srinagar. The nearest railway station is Jammu. The nearest airport is Srinagar.
Best time: October to February