Traveling alone is one of the best things you can do to develop yourself, especially if you want to explore new places alone. Traveling alone in India as a solo woman can be both exciting as well as dangerous. It is true that India is not considered a safe destination for women. However, there are numerous places in India which are quite safe for solo travelers, particularly women. While India gets publicity for crimes, it is also respected for the warm reception that tourists get from locals all over the country. So, let us explore the safest havens for every solo female traveler planning to explore India, the country that treats its guests with unforgettable hospitality.

Women Will Feel Safe Traveling Solo To These 5 Destinations In India

1. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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Popular as one of the most visited hill stations in India, Shimla has been a top place for family trips, honeymoon couples or youngsters traveling together. This city is also rated as one of the safe places all around India as it is filled with tourists mostly every time of the year. For a single woman explorer or a group of ladies, you can visit Jakhu Temple and Kufri, go trekking here or explore the streets and markets of Shimla; they are all very secure, full of hotels at budget ranges and also have guides to help you find your way here in the queen of picturesque attractions, Shimla.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

2. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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If you want to discover the royalty and rich glory of Indian Rajputs, Udaipur is a great haven for solo female travelers to unravel India’s history, savor its spicy food and delicacies, and shop for colorful, vibrant dresses. Udaipur will remind of your childhood fairy tales with castles and havelis, as well as many people dressed in traditional clothing. You can go horseback riding here and explore Lake Palace, Lake Pichola, City Palace and various havelis. Locals here are known to be very friendly and will assist you in your journey to discover the great Rajasthani heritage.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

3. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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Goa is most famously known as a wonderful beach city that is popular with young tourists from around the world. It is a harmless place for women explorers, as this exotic city remains crowded year-round, resulting in fewer crimes. You can visit beaches here like Baga Beach and Calangute Beach, try water sports, and take a trip to numerous souvenir markets to find trinkets, clothes and lovely accessories. Enjoy relaxing in the sun in this beautiful and safe destination.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

4. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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An endearing part of India’s Seven Sisters, Guwahati is close to nature, reminding you of an enchanting scene from Wordsworth. Although it is a less-known city amongst tourists, it offers a great escape from India’s crowded big cities. This city in Assam is a wonderful alternative for women traveling alone, and is known to be very safe. Must-see places here include Sairaighat, Kamakhya, Pabitora Rhino Sanctuary, and others. You will feel as if you are in an oasis of natural surroundings here.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

5. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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Mysore is heaven for architecture lovers, and is rated as one of the top risk-free destinations for women. You can learn about India’s wonderful heritage when you visit palaces like Mysore Palace, and places like the Chamundi Hills and Rail Museum are also very popular. As a hub for tourists in Karnataka, Mysore is safe for women and thus an amazing place to travel, eat and shop in Karnataka.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Rohit is a voyager with a flair for penning down his journey experiences and sharing his knowledge for all who want feel India at its best. You can read more about his travel experiences on Trans India Travels.