Although India has been infamous for being unsafe for solo travellers, especially females, it’s not that bad a picture as it is conveyed. In fact, there has been a steady rise in solo travellers across India, with females taking solo bike rides to see the Incredible India. It is advised to travel in groups in India, but if you take all the precautions, there is no reason why you cannot do solo travel to see India. For people travelling in groups or with families, they must be careful when they plan their itinerary as it is better to be safe than sorry. So, if you are looking for some safe places to visit in India, here is the list.
Darjeeling in West Bengal is a popular tourist spot in India, and is generally considered safe for all types of travellers. One of the main sources of income for residents of Darjeeling is tourism, and hence, they would go all out to ensure travellers feel safe, and have a great time visiting their hill station. Once you are in Darjeeling, do visit the Tiger Hill to catch the beautiful sunrise emerging out of the mountains. Tiger Hill gives a mesmerising view of Mt. Everest and Kanchenzonga, and makes you fall in love with it instantly. Also, do undertake the ride in the toy train in Darjeeling. You can also do adventure activities like trekking in Darjeeling, or visit the monasteries and soak in the spiritual vibe.
When you are planning to visit safe places in India, Darjeeling to Gangtok must be part of your package. Once you are done seeing Darjeeling, you can undertake a road journey to Gangtok in Sikkim, and get further mesmerised by the natural beauty of the capital city. In fact, travellers mark Darjeeling to Gangtok as the safest routes that they can visit in India. In Gangtok, you can visit picturesque Nathu La pass that co-joins Sikkim with China; Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake that looks resplendent resting in the backdrop of snow-covered mountains; take a dip in the Reshi Hot Spring which is believed to have medical values; and visit the various monasteries.
Once you are done with Darjeeling to Gangtok, you can move on to another safe place to visit in India. Your next destination could be Uttarakhand that would leave you spoilt for choices. You must visit the Valley Of Flowers, which is a national park in Uttarakhand, and check out the vast array of flowers, and the rich flora and fauna. Few important places that you must visit in Uttarakhand include Rishikesh, which is considered the hub of spirituality in India; captivating hill station Mussoorie; do camping, river rafting and trekking in Nag Tibba; and visit the Kedarnath Temple in Kedarnath.
If you are the party animal and love to chill out, then you must visit Goa, which is considered the safest place to visit in India. There are numerous beaches all over Goa where you can hang out solo or in groups with friends or family members. In fact, it is extremely safe to roam solo at night in Goa. During the Christmas and New Year holidays, Goa becomes a hub of party activities as numerous travellers descend here to have a gala time. Some of the top beaches to visit in North Goa are Baga, Anjuna, and Calangute. Top beaches in South Goa include Palolem, Colva and Benaulim. You can also visit some majestic forts such as Fort Aguada and Chapora Fort in North Goa, and Cabo de Rama Fort in South Goa. You can also try your hands at water sports in Goa.
Mysore in Karnataka is considered one of the cleanest and safest places to visit in India. You can go either solo or in groups to Mysore, and feel the safest there. The best thing to see in Mysore is the Mysore Palace that is an architectural marvel, and is turned into a mini-museum to tell the historical story of the palace and its former kings. You must visit the Mysore Palace at night when it is lit throughout and looks straight out of a fairy-tale. Other important sight-seeing places in Mysore include Brindavan Gardens, and its colourful water fountain that is lit up at night; St. Philomena’s Church; Sri Chamundeshwari Temple; Balmuri Falls, and Mysore Zoo.
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