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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Travelling solo allows one to discover oneself along with the new places. India has to innumerable places which are best explored alone. Following is a list of some of the ideal solo trip destinations in the country.
Pondicherry: This warm and welcoming city demands to be discovered by a solo traveller. The culture of the place has a distinct French feel to it. Pondicherry is home to beautiful beaches, cafes, vineyards, churches and temples. It is also well known around the world for its yoga and meditation centres. Auroville ashram in the city, dedicated to Sri Aurobindo’s ideal of human unity, promises an unforgettable experience to its visitors.
Ladakh: Riding alone to Ladakh on a bike is something every backpacker dreams to do at least once in a lifetime. The natural beauty of the place will leave you awestruck and its distinct Tibetan culture, intrigued. Ladakh is home to world-class Buddhist monasteries, exciting treks and magnificent palaces. One must wear as well as carry woollens to Ladakh because of the place’s year-round freezing temperature.
Kerala: The backwaters of Kerala are a favourite among solo travellers because of their rich vegetation and biological diversity. The serenity of the place has earned it the title of ‘God’s own country’. From awe-inspiring beaches to wonderful tea estates, from stunning waterfalls to impressive temples, Kerala boasts of beauty at its best.
Shillong: The capital city of Meghalaya is rightly called the ‘Scotland of the East’. Because of its unparalleled natural beauty it is also known as ‘The Abode of Clouds’. Travellers swear by the indigenous culture and delicious food Shillong has to offer. The city is home to brilliant caves which are best explored on one’s own. Shillong peak, Elephant falls, Umiam lake, Mahadev Khola Dham and Ward’s Lake are some of the must visit attractions of the city.
Kutch: You can have the time of your life camping in the middle of the massive wetland of Kutch in Gujarat. The place is breathtakingly beautiful and is home to a number of endangered animal species. It also boasts of interesting historical sites and magnificent Jain Temples. The best time to visit Kutch is during the Rann Utsav. This vibrant festival allows one to experience the local flavour in the best possible way.
Manali: Manali in Himachal Pradesh can be best described as a layered wonder with lush green lofty hills. It offers spectacular views of the Kullu Valley and the Pir Panjal Range. The hill station provides its visitors with a plethora of adventure opportunities like trekking, hiking, river rafting, paragliding and skiing among others. For those seeking quiet, Baes River in Manali is the place to be.