Safest Indian Destinations for Single Woman Traveler

By on October 3, 2013

Traveling alone in India could a scary idea especially if you are a woman. The country has been Infamously Known for its treatment of women and a series of incidents that took place recently. A woman traveling alone is frowned upon and ills almost taken granted that it’s not safe at all to travel all alone. But I feel that the Indians as people are warm and hospitable. They are open and ready to embrace you with their whole heart and would always invite you over a cup of tea.

So here is a list of safest places to travel alone.

Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg, Karnataka

Nestled in the western ghats, Coorg has everything when it comes to natural beauty. With misty hill landscapes, cascading waterfalls and lush green vegetations. Coorg is not only beautiful but also safe for women. There are plenty of home stays and resorts here and even if you venture out-side touristy domain, it is absolutely safe. Popular for its bazaars and quaint houses made of teakwood, Madikeri is the capital of Coorg!

Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi, Karnataka

Buzzing with tourist activities, Hampi is another city which is safe for women. A wood heritage site, it is known for its ruins of Vilaynagar empire which is filled with magnificent palaces, stone chariots, bustling bazaars and temples with intricate carving and stunning architecture. Friendly people all around, you will hardly feel unsafe here.

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Traveling alone to Rajasthan could be terrifying but Mount Abu is much safer compared to rest of the state. The only hill station in whole Rajasthan, it provides a respite from the heat of the desert. Compared to big cities I think, the hill stations and villages are safe when it comes to women’s safety.

Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Another piece of Tibet in India, Spill is remote and rugged. With a number of monasteries and white washes houses, the Spiti valley is at a high altitude and has some of the most interesting trekking trails. Even if you want to explore fall alone, it is completely alright to do so!

Sikkim

Sikkim

With monasteries all around, just when you think you are lost, a smiling person in red robes will guide you. The people are friendly and welcoming so you won’t have any problems making friends. Enjoy me serenity of the place and explore it at your own time and speed.

Remember that like any other country, India has its own pitfalls. Just have the confidence of walking out alone, stay focused and overall trust your instinct. Sometimes it’s all in the mind!

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