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Best Places to Visit in India for Solo women travelers

India has always been considered as not a safe place for solo women travelers. But women also have some adventurous fantasies as well. And ladies know how to effectuate our desires. With some careful provision, One can measure the whole world on our terms. There are a lot of most beautiful places in India to visit. Some of these places are listed as:

Khajuraho

If we talk about safety in Khajuraho, then believe us, the hotels and other places are quite safe for solo women travelers and also people cooperate really well to serve you in any need. The place serves as the best connection to indulge in the history and culture of India which has references from the ancient times. The Khajuraho temple is well-known around the world and is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India. The temple is no less than a splendid work of architecture which won’t spare a chance to make you fall in love with the great artwork of the walls and sculptures. Famous places which a must visit and also safe for solo women travelers are Lakshmana Temple, Kendriya Mahadev Temple, Dulhadev Temple, Parsvanath Temple, Vishwanath Temple, State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art, Bani Sagar Dam, Raneh Falls (20kms from Khajuraho), Khajuraho Dance Festival, Old Village and many more are to the list. You may also opt for cycling expeditions or trekking in jungles of Khajuraho. The temples of Khajuraho are the best source to connect with the rich Indian heritage and diversified culture. For all the history buffs, the temples are Khajuraho would be the most tempting attractions.

Udaipur

Udaipur tops the list of the safest and the extraordinarily beautiful places of India for solo women travelers. Talk about beauty served in the most royal form, Udaipur will never leave a chance to fill your souls with peace and love it holds. Known as the “Venice of the East” Udaipur is famous for its delightful lakes. The city is the best place to seek solace resting in the heritage hotels located amidst the lakes. Royalty, regality, and extravagance of life are what define the city. If you are thinking about traveling alone the just blindly choose Udaipur and remove the melancholy of life with the rich heritage and culture of this awe-inspiring city. Nestled between the Aravali Hills, Udaipur has many destinations to be visited for history and art lovers and as well as for photography addicts to capture the shimmering lakes. All the worn-out architecture of heritage have leisure renovated into luxurious hotels without destroying the real essence it holds. You can stay in these heritage hotels to get more in touch with the opulence of life and culture of Rajasthan. Major attractions of the city are Magnificent City Palace where the royal family of Udaipur still resides, Lake Pichola, Fatehsagar, Lake Badi, Jag Mandir, Saheliyo-ki-Bari, Gulabh Bagh, Vintage Car Museum, Jagdish Mandir, Bagore ki Haveli, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, Ahar Cenotaphs, Sajjangarh, Ambrai Ghat, and Shilgram.

Varanasi

For all the peace seekers who are longing to get a view of the spirituality of Indian tradition then Varanasi is a place to go for. The city is home to numerous sacred ghats and meditation centers. Varanasi is extremely safe in terms of safety for solo women travelers but make sure to take some good precautions as this city is completely crazy and filled with people who have come here for cremations or as a pilgrimage. The streets of Varanasi are always vibrant and colorful flooded with crystal stone artifacts, wooden toys, ivory work which you can buy as souvenirs. The city imparts a very distinctive charm and spiritual vibes attracting the huge number of devotees and travelers to visit the place. The view of the famous Ghats of Ganges is truly surreal. The peace, quietude, and calm are what define these ghats. It is also believed that bathing in sacred water of Ganges river washes away all the sins you’ve done in life. So don’t be afraid about the crematorium area because this city has much more to enlighten your soul and mind with the spirituality and calmness of its temples and history. Major places to be visited when in Varanasi are the most vibrant Dashashwamedh Ghat, cremation ghat Manikarnika Ghat, the Jyotirlinga of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Gyan Vapi Well, Ramnagar Fort & Museum, Sarnath, and Assi Ghat.

Pondicherry

Being one of the seven Union Territories of India, Pondicherry is tucked in the Eastern Sea side of India. Pondicherry is one of the top tourist places of India showcasing the remnants of French Heritage with its churches and architectural beauty. Pondicherry is home to vast stretching beaches and lakes imparting the most dreamlike sights ensured with the safety and security for all solo travelers. There are many churches in Pondicherry but the oldest among them all is The Basilica Of The Sacred Heart of Jesus located near the white town. The major attractions to be visited in Pondicherry to relish your vacations to the most are Pondicherry Beach, Raj Niwas, Pondicherry Museum, Paradise Beach, Promenade Beach, Chunnambar Boathouse, Ousteri Lake, Pondicherry Botanical Garden, French War Memorial, Rock Beach, VaradarajaPerumal Temple. Pondicherry with its spectacular beaches also offers some water activities like scuba diving and surfing. You can also visit Sir Aurobindo Ashram known as Yoga center of Pondicherry which is flooded with tourists from around the world and Auroville Ashram which is best known for the peace and harmony it serves where people of different religion and nationalities live together. In all Pondicherry is a delight for peace seekers, art lovers and beach lovers serving the most breathtaking experience of congenial memories with every pleasure clubbed in a nutshell. Words can’t do justice to admire the ecstatic beauty this city holds.

JAIPUR

Talk about art and architecture with royalty and regality, Rajasthan would definitely pop out as an important tourist destination. The capital of Rajasthan “Jaipur” is established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is known as Pink City because of the trademark colors of the buildings and structures. If you wish to explore the royalty and opulence of lifestyle, then Jaipur is a perfect stop-over. A heritage walk in the old city would be a treat to witness the royal history and architecture of glorious India. The city also offers the most sumptuous and spicy cuisines cooked with perfect flavors of spices in Desi Rajasthani manner. If you are in Jaipur then do try Dal-Bhati-Choorma, the famous cuisine of Rajasthan. Jaipur is an apt getaway to indulge in the vast Indian Culture and history showcased in every nook and cranny of the city. The streets of Jaipur area so vibrant with the local market flooded with colorful ethnic handlooms, clothes, antique silver jewelry, small sculptures, and beautiful artifacts which you can buy as a memory of the trip. The best time to visit Jaipur is during winter months because you would definitely not like to roast yourself in the scorching sun of this desert land. The mercury is quite heated up during summers, so it is advisable to visit Jaipur where there is a nip in the air. Some of the major attractions of Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, scientific observatory Jantar Mantar, the royal Gaitore, the beguiling beauty Jal Mahal, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Kanak garden, Birla Mandir and the magnificent City Palace which is a royal inn of Maharaja of Jaipur. Also do visit Choki Dhani, a village resort of Jaipur which serves food in royal Rajasthani style. The ambiance of the place is truly surreal with the folk dances and local music jams. Low crime rates in Jaipur are the best indicator to prove that the city is pretty safe for solo women travelers. Rajasthan is counted among the safest tourist destinations of India. So if you are planning to travel to Jaipur but are a little dubious regarding your safety then worry not; because the city will welcome you with all the warmth and love without comprising your security.

Agra

Having the most number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Agra is a city holding the legacy of monuments of the ancient times. The city is well known for its art and architecture of forts and monuments juxtaposed together to impart the most awe-inspiring sight to its visitors. These monuments unfurl the Mughal history buried within them in the most beautiful manner. Other than forts and monuments, Agra Ka Petha is a mouth-watering delight for foodies. Taj-Mahal, the most shimmering jewel in the crown of Indian Tourism, is situated in Agra. This mausoleum is a beguiling beauty constructed with white marble holding beneath its roots the epic love story of the past. Taj Mahal houses the tomb of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz. This memorial of eternal and passionate love will definitely leave a strong imprint in your heart with its enchanting beauty. The architecture of the buildings of Agra is truly commendable. For the history fanatics, this place has a lot to surprise them with the tales of royal dynasties of the foregone era. If you want to get deep in the history and wish to explore Indian culture to the chore, then don’t hesitate in taking a guide to help you. Every visitor is truly enchanted by the magnificent installations of the city having the flavors of Mughal architecture. Other than this beguiling beauty, Taj Mahal, there are many other majestic structures in Agra which are famous tourist destinations. Some of them are Red Fort, Akbar’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Mehtab Bagh, Angoori Bagh, Taj Museum, Agra Fort and the abandoned city Fatehpur Sikri. These timeless Mughal Splendors will take you to a ride of indulging into the rich Indian Heritage and history. You can also buy souvenirs like miniatures of Taj Mahal and other structures, stone handicrafts, ethnic clothes, and other carved artifacts from the streets of Agra. Agra is relatively safe for solo women travelers but just avoid roaming around alone at night. Otherwise, there are very moderate theft and crime stories of Agra.

Ranthambore

Located in Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is one of the famous and best tiger reserves of India. Being home to the vast flora and Fauna, the place is surely a boon for wildlife lovers and photographers. There are various other serene places for sightseeing and meandering. Situated in the foothills of Aravali and Vindhya hills, Ranthambore offers the most spellbinding views of a vast variety of flora and fauna. There are amazing sights of chirping birds, Serpent Eagles, and vultures. The park is surrounded by thick forest cover with valleys and lakes around. The park is best for jungle safari, bird watching and many other adventure sports. Other than tigers you will also have an opportunity to spot Basking crocodiles, langur, blue bull antelope, sambhar deer, rhesus macaque, and many other exquisite birds. Ranthambore Fort is the most visited tourist destination of the place standing on the top a hill to impart the entire view of National park. The fort is surrounded with the breathtaking view and the view gets astonishing as you climb up to the fort. This royal ruin of the ancient times depicts the glorious past and magnificence of architecture. This majestic fort is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Other important and famous tourist destinations of Ranthambore are Trinetra Ganesh Temple, Surwal Lake, Padam Lake, Jogi Mahal, and Raj Bagh Ruins. For all the adventure suckers and animal lovers, a visit to Ranthambore National Park would be no less than a delightful treat. Being located in Rajasthan, the safest state of India, Ranthambore is believed to be safe for solo women travelers. People here would serve you with utmost hospitality and warmth but try to avoid talking with strangers as you might a prey of thugs and bluffs there.

Goa

This place is a huge shout-out for all the party freaks and beach buffs. Known as “Pearl of the Orient” Goa is the smallest state of India with numerous churches and spellbinding beaches attracting tourists around the globe. Goa is well known for being the tourist paradise housing the most famous beaches and hosting its tourists to enjoy the best of parties and water activities. Due to the most number of party places, there is a bubble of fear amongst female travelers regarding safety in Goa but trust us, there is no need to be skeptical cause Goa is pretty safe for the solo women travelers. Just be a little cautious about everything and you are good to go to relish your vacations with all the little pleasures. The opulent lifestyle of this city is no less than a heaven for the party and water activity lovers. Whether you wish to explore the underwater aquatic life, dance on the beats of trance music, enjoy rave parties, taste the luscious local and continental cuisines, rest on beaches under the sun or seek solace in the old churches, Goa has something surprising to offer to all its visitors. Goa is that tourist paradise which leaves no stone unturned to satiate your wanderlust desires. Famous beaches of Goa offering the best views are Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Candolim Beach, Arambol Beach, Palolem Beach, Anjuna Beach and many more. No doubt beaches of Goa offer many water activities to boost your adrenaline like Scuba Diving, parasailing, jet-skiing, canyoning, dolphin watching, banana-boating, snorkeling, and self-paddle kayaking. All these water sports could be enjoyed on the beaches of Goa at reasonable prices. Other than beaches and parties, the famous tourist hotspots of Goa are Dudhsagar Falls, Fort Aguada, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Shri Mangueshi Temple, Se Cathedral Church and River Cruise in Mandovi River.

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