The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.

Travelling is one of the many things that can set your soul on fire. They weren’t wrong when they said solitude is bliss. A travel break is all you need to refresh, recharge and rock.

As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how magical you truly are and travelling solo means getting to know the real you!

So,unleash the Hodophile in you and add up these five travel destinations to your checklist.


1.Varkala-The Hidden Treasure of Kerala

Fondly known as The Pearl of the Arabian Sea. It is a hub to some of the most pristine beaches, beautiful lakes, lush hills, historic forts, lighthouses and springs. It’s also known for it’s laid back culture and the shacks on the cliff playing soulful music and for serving succulent seafood. You can rejuvenate and sunbathe on the beaches, soak in exquisite sunset vistas, indulge in water sports, marvel at the historical Forts and visit one of its many religious shrines. You could just lie down at one of the beaches in a hammock and watch the day go by because the place is strikingly picturesque.

List of things to do here

• Have a fresh smoothie at one of the bars

• Boat in the waters of Kappil Beach

• Pay a visit to Janardhanaswamy Temple

• Take surfing lessons at Soul & Surf

• Explore the Anjengo Fort

The ideal time to travel to this Phenomenal place would be during the winter season from October to March.

2.Kasol-The Amstredam of India

A small village in Himachal situated along the banks of the river Parvati. The spectacular scenery around every bend will nourish your eyes and soul, while a plethora of treks, rafting and water sports will satiate the thrill in you. It’s famous for its insane trippy trance parties that happen here and also for its hippie culture. Also, this tiny hamlet is full of backpackers and international tourists, who are amicable and welcoming. So, you’re sure to make a few pals. Kasol is also a haven for great food. Also, a friendly reminder is to avoid night outs here.

List of things to do here-

•Take a long walk to Malana

• Trek to Kheer Ganga

• Binge on Israeli Cusinine

• Stroll to the local flea market to pick souvenirs for family and friends

• Visit Manikaran Sahib

The ideal months to visit this charming paradise is from October to June.

3. Pondicherry-The French Riviera Of The East

A dreamy escape for solo travelling in India, it offers the best of both worlds. This former French colony is a perfect fusion of traditional Indian sensibilities and French architecture. The streets of the French Quarter of Pondicherry are dotted with captivating mustard-yellow colonial structures. Fringed by the authentic French boulangeries, the cobble-stoned pathways are delightful for a leisurely stroll or a bicycle ride. Paradise Beach and Karaikal Beach are renowned for their water sports activities such as jet-skiing, kayaking, canoeing and backwater sailing. It is a perfect paradise for solo travellers who’d love to fuse art, history, and culture with a beach vacay.

List of things to do here

• Watch the sunset at Promenade Beach where the glorious orange and pink hues reflect the turquoise waters

• Go Scuba diving

• Pamper your Taste Buds: From French cuisine to the desi South Indian dishes

• A photo shoot in the french quarter for a good picturesque

• Go swimming at Serenity Beach

The ideal time to visit this Serene Union Territory would ideally be the time between October and March.


4.Rishikesh-Yoga Capital Of The World

It’s located in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand and is a well-rounded destination that has transitioned from being an eccentric town for spiritual experiences to a bustling backpacker’s go-to place for adventure, hiking, and road-tripping. Rishikesh is prominently known for its adventurous activities, ancient temples, popular cafes and as also as the “Yoga Capital of the World” for its various kinds of yoga and meditation classes. Bungee jumping from over 83 meters amidst the mountains is an enthralling experience that leaves you wanting for more!

List of things to do here

• Go bungee jumping from the highest spot in India

• Witness the magnificent Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat

• Take a stroll down Rishikesh’s Marine Drive – the incredibly breathtaking Astha Path

• Enjoy music and organic food at Little Buddha Cafe and Beatles Cafes

• Pamper yourself with some therapeutic Ayurvedic massages and mud-bathing

• Meditate and perform yoga on the banks of the serene Ganges

The ideal time to visit this Delightful Capital would be from February to mid-May.


5.Udaipur-The City of Lakes

Surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills, Udaipur is also known as the City of Lakes. It is the crown jewel of Rajasthan and is a paradise to profuse breathtaking architecture, mesmerising temples and natural beauty which makes it a must-visit destination. The evenings are beautiful here, with yellow lights from the hotels reflecting in the lake’s waters. A boat ride in the lake in misty mornings or dusky evenings is the dreamiest thing you can do in the city. And the second dreamiest thing is to dine at one of the rooftop restaurants of these hotels. It is the pride of Rajasthan, and a boat ride through the serene waters of Lake Pichola will be enough to prove to you why.

List of things to do here

• Take A Sunset Boat Cruise at Lake Pichola

• Experience Luxurious stay at one of the most revered hotels,The Taj Lake Palace

• Get A Whiff Of Rajasthani Cuisine at Jagat Niwas

• Visit The Beautiful Jag Mandir Palace

• Go to the Ambrai Ghat for a spectacular view

The ideal time to visit this magnificent destination would be from September to March.

These destinations will prove the real authentic beauty of India.

And This is why India is indeed a land of Unity in Diversity.

Hope this helps!

Do visit them and I’ll be delighted to know about your experience!

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