You want to travel alone but have often heard that it is not safe. That is not fair! Your trips are canceled often and you have to stick to enduring the pangs of daily life. But worry not; here is a solution for you. Here is a list of four places in India, which are considerably safer than the rest. Give them a read and some extra safety points to get the solo travel aspect on point.
The serene valley of Nainital is located in the Kumaon foothills on the outer Himalayas. The small hill town is popular for its pear-shaped lake in the center and the friendly local people who are sure to help you out in all situations. Just as safer it is for a solo female traveler, it has a plethora of activities which makes it an incredibly fun location to visit. From boating on the lake to the cable car run to the Snow Observation point atop Nanda Devi, the highest peak of Uttarakhand, you will be spending a lot of time gawking at the brilliant and picturesque setting. Reputed travel agencies in Kolkata offer lucrative deals on holiday packages to Nainital and its surrounding areas.
The cultural hub of Karnataka is also one of the safest places in India for all the female travelers. You can actually roam around the city alone without having to feel threatened even once. The streets remain populated throughout the day and you will find a bunch of tourists traveling at night. If you are a lady who wishes to enjoy the rich cultural heritage of our country and have a keen eye for the historical artifacts, then Mysore is the must-visit place on the bucket list. Also, Mysore is well-connected with the rest of the country and the nearby IT capital of Bangalore, so that further adds to the benefits.
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
The charm and beauty of the valleys of Shimla are unmatched. It is one of the few hilltop towns that are an absolute pleasure to visit. Be it the people or the popular tourist destination, Shimla will mesmerize you with its picturesque exquisiteness. Like most hill stations, Shimla is also very safe for the girls to visit for it is bustling with people all the time. As a solo female traveler, you will find a number of good accommodation options and transports are in abundance in here. You can ride the Kalka-Shimla toy train and enjoy the old-world magic.
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho is identified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, and why not! Once you set foot in this old town in Madhya Pradesh, you get transported back in time. The temples of Khajuraho are popular for a number of reasons including the very popular and exotic wall art and craft. The town is always bustling with tourists, throughout the year, which means as a solo traveler, you will be safe. There can be a considerable amount of heckling from the guides and vendors, but once you get past that, the temple town is the perfect spot for quite a vacation.
Don’t hold back. Travel alone and live your dreams. But being careful can never hurt you, especially if you are a girl, wandering alone. These places are safe and secured for the ladies; however, keep the following points in mind.
- Carry a pepper spray and pen knife with you, at all times. And keep them where you can easily access them.
- Don’t engage in lengthy conversations with absolute strangers who look shady or whose intentions might not be good.
- Don’t accept food and drinks (or practically anything) from strangers.
- Pretend like you are a local. Don’t act like a tourist. And definitely, don’t let anyone guess that you are alone.
- Let people like your hotel staff know about your day’s itinerary.
- Use your social media well. Post pictures and let the world know about your whereabouts.
- Avoid empty streets at all times of the day.
- Don’t stay out of the hotel too long.
With these additional tips, you can be assured of staying safe. Your safety depends on you. As a solo female traveler, you have to act responsibly and be more mature. When booking a holiday, don’t believe in what you see on the internet. It is a safer and better option to seek help from popular travel agencies in India who can help you out with the best deals.
Travel alone and rediscover yourself! Be safe! Happy Single Holidays!