Many times in our lives, we wish to pause everything, pack our bags and travel to a destination even if just for a while. As exciting as the idea might seem, it comes with a lot of baggage. Even if one overcomes the daunting feeling of pausing life to do so, for a woman to take this step can get a little more tricky.
Thinking of one's safety is always a priority, and if this thought fills a traveller's mind all the time, the essence of travelling and relishing the journey is completely lost. However there are quite a few places in India where these fears can be put to rest. These locations in India are definitely the places to go to, if you want to spend quality time in the arms of nature.
Ziro is a quaint and serene town located in a far flung part of Arunachal Pradesh. This town is popular mostly for the 4-day music festival that takes place during the month of September. With emerald green meadows stretching infinitely throughout the town, Ziro makes for a safe and beautiful destination for solo women travellers.
Apart from relaxing in the natural beauty of Ziro and enjoying the music festival, one must try their local rice beer and their popular and delicious Bamboo Chicken.
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The state of Sikkim is blessed with picturesque landscapes of mountain ranges, rivers and waterfalls that will leave you spellbound. Not just that but it comes with an added delight of wonderfully warm and friendly locals, who will make you feel absolutely safe in their home town.
Some of the places that cannot be missed in Sikkim are MG Marg of Gangtok, Yumthang Valley of Flowers, Lachen, Lachung, Nathu La Pass and Buddha Park, to name a few.
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For all those women who love adventure, Rishikesh is the place to be. This destination in India is safe, full of adventures and places of religious significance. It is a package of the best of all worlds! The town is famous for adventurous activities like white water rafting, rappeling, trekking, etc. Rafting is the most popular activity of all in Rishikesh.
If adventure is not your thing, then be sure to plan a pilgrimage to the numerous temples of Rishikesh such as Radha Govinda Temple, Trimbakeshwar Temple, Swarg Niwas Temple and Neelkantha Mahadev Temple to name a few.
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The union territory of Pondicherry was under the rule of the French until 1954. Due to this reason, Pondicherry sees a huge influence of the French in terms of their buildings, food and lifestyle.
Pondicherry's famous Auroville is a place you must visit if you need to spend some quiet and peaceful time. Tourists from all over the world flock to Pondicherry to visit Auroville.
Be it stretching in the rocky beaches or walking through the cute and colourful buildings of the French colony, Pondicherry is a brilliant destination to pack your bags to.
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Nainital is a hill station perched at an elevation of about 6,837 ft. It is filled with intoxicating sceneries and lakes, that are set against the backdrop of Kumaon Hills in the state of Uttarakhand. Primarily, Kumaoni people are the inhabitants of Nainital, who are really friendly and warm.
In Nainital you can explore the Eco Cave Garden, trek to the snow viewpoint or go on some adventurous activities like paragliding. Mainly the town must be visited if you just want to relax amidst the gifts of nature.
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Munnar, one of the most sought after honeymoon destination, is a hill station located in the picturesque state of Kerala. The cold climate of the town, breathtaking vistas of greenery and tea plantations on the slopes of these hills make it such a wonderful place to visit for a solo traveller who seeks an escape into the nature.
Apart from absorbing the enchanting vistas of nature, you may even trek up Anamudi which is the highest peak in South India.
The beach town of Gokarna in Karnataka used to be a popular pigrimage site. But recently tourists from all over the world have been showing interest in the secluded and beautiful beaches of Gokarna. Om Beach, Gokarna Beach, Kudle Beach, Yana Caves are some of the places that are popular tourist destinations.
If you're a beach person who wants to enjoy with not a lot of worries on hand, Gokarna is definitely the place to be!