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9 Places in India Perfect for Solo Female Travellers

If you are planning a trip to Asia, India is one of the destinations that should be on top of your list. Over the years, India has attracted people from all corners of the globe because of its diversity in geography, history, culture, traditions, festivals, food and language. This country is a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours that come alive as you experience it more. Women travelling solo can choose India as their next destination as they can find plenty of destinations that can help them get the best experiences. 

However, when you are travelling this vast country you need to have plans on how you want to cover more places in a limited time and budget. For this, you need to make your custom plan or you can let Experienced Travel Group help you with itineraries to make things convenient for you. 

Let’s take a quick look at 9 places in India which are ideal for women travelling solo in India.

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When you are planning to visit India you want to explore one of the most relaxed destinations in Rajasthan – Udaipur. This City of Lakes can provide you with the perfect start you need for your solo India tour. The best part about visiting this city is that you can enjoy the lakes of Udaipur as you watch the sun go down the horizon. It is the third safest city in India for solo female travellers and therefore you can spend time without having to bother much. When you are here you can also explore the City Palace, Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace and various parks like Saheliyon Ki Bari. Udaipur also has many lakeside restaurants and cafes which allow you to enjoy panoramic lake views while you bite on the delicious Rajasthani cuisine. With bustling markets, Udaipur is a shopper’s paradise where you can find good deals on handicrafts and textile products. 


If you are looking for some majestic forts in Rajasthan Jodhpur is one of the best choices you can make. Jodhpur is the second-largest city in the state and can provide you with some stunning desert landscapes that are hard to find elsewhere. With ample accommodation options, you can find the best rooms, Airbnb apartments and cottages here that can enhance your holiday experiences. The food here is delicious and you will find plenty of stores in the market area where you can bargain and shop for local products. However, make sure that you always carry a water bottle and apply sunscreen when you head out to keep your body and skin hydrated.


Known as the Yoga Capital of the World, Rishikesh is where you can unwind, relax and even meditate. This is where many people come for their yoga classes and meditation programs. Even if you are not into yoga you can still travel here alone and it is perfectly safe. The vibe here is laidback and can provide you with the serene landscape of the Himalayan Mountains. You can also enjoy the local food and even go ahead and try some outdoor activities like white water rafting which allows you to have some fun when you want to get out in the open.


Located in the state of Punjab, Amritsar is a city with traditional values and rich cultural heritage. This makes it one of the safest cities in India ideal for solo female travelers. You can visit the iconic Golden Temple which remains one of the most visited temples in India. The city is also a living embodiment of the Sikh culture. Amritsar is also known for its food and you can try the delicious Punjabi cuisine like the Amritsari Fish and Kulcha, Makki ki Roti and Sarson da Saag and even the creamy Amritsari Lassi.

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Shillong, Meghalaya

On the northeast side of India, Shillong in Meghalaya is a haven for nature lovers. If you are looking for a perfect getaway in the mountains, Shillong is the best place to be. Known as the Scotland of the East, Shillong offers pleasant weather, panoramic mountain landscapes, stunning waterfalls and rich heritage and history. It makes for a great hilly destination in India where solo female travellers can enjoy its pristine beauty without having to bother anything. 


If you are travelling the west coast of India, Mumbai remains the cultural melting pot which is also home to various UNESCO World Heritage Sites, beaches, parks and many shopping malls. Mumbai also remains one of the safest cities for women in India and you can enjoy the nightlife here as well. The best part about Mumbai is the cosmopolitan lifestyle and culture which brings people from different corners of the world and different walks of life. If you are a foodie you can also enjoy the street food here or explore some of the award-winning restaurants and cafes that keep Mumbai among the top cities to visit in India.


Goa is the Party Capital of India just a bit down south of Mumbai on the map. This smallest state in India can be explored in a week or two. You can explore various beaches here that bring tourists from all over the country. Apart from partying you can visit Goa on a solo trip and enjoy a relaxed laidback holiday experience. Goa is also known for its delicious Goan cuisine and therefore if you are a seafood lover you can enjoy that and wash it down with a chilled beer. Being a touristy place, you can see heavy police presence in popular places which makes Goa a safe destination for solo female travellers in India.

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Known as the City of Joy, Kolkata lies on the east coast of India. Kolkata has ranked time and again as the safest city in India ensuring women with utmost safety. This city on the east has some of the best bridge structures to visit. Also, when you are here you can shop at the bustling markets and enjoy the delicious Bengali cuisine. Like any other metropolis, Kolkata is also known for its delectable street food which is one of the reasons why you should not miss this one. 


Dotted with French-styled buildings and structures, Pondicherry has remained one of the best places in India where solo female travellers can make the most of their time. You can explore some of the historic churches and buildings that reflect the history of the city. When you are done you can explore the beach and the coastal views of the city. Pondicherry has excellent nightlife and you can head to some of the finest restaurants for some French cuisine. You can also try the South Indian cuisine here which enhances the overall experience.