Travelling solo as a woman can be the most challenging yet life-changing adventure of your life. Once you have tasted the pleasure of travelling alone, there is no way to look back. But the beginning is the hardest part. Travelling solo not only makes you a stronger person but also let you know the real you. Let go of all the worries and explore the world and discover yourself!
Surprisingly, according to the latest data from the Tourism Ministry, the number of solo women travellers in India is on the rise. And South India being one of the safest destinations in India, offers a safe place for solo women travellers. A hub of rich culture and heritage, beautiful tourists spots ranging from hill stations to beaches, fascinating architectural wonders, and so on, you’ll be sure to find something to meet your need in the diversity of South India.
In this blog, we have come up with the TOP 10 SAFE PLACES FOR SOLO WOMEN TRAVELLERS IN SOUTH INDIA. Take a look and plan your trip!
For those amazing women travellers who greatly admire the history, Hampi is the place for you. The abode of bygone ruins, rusty colours and rugged landscape, Hampi takes you through an unplanned historical tour that gives you a sneak peek into the jubilant past of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Hospitable, friendly and culturally wealthy people are its assets making it a safe place for solo women travellers. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, this incredible destination is studded with a cluster of architectural splendors like the spellbinding ‘Virupaksha Temple’, astounding ‘Vijaya Vittala Temple’ and the amazing ‘Achutaraya Temple’, to name a few. This erstwhile medieval Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagar is situated in the state of Karnataka.
For those crazy lady travellers who look for a diverse experience at a single place, Pondicherry is your place where you can find a fabulous blend of French and Indian cultures. Full of amiable people, Pondicherry makes for a safe place for solo women travellers to visit.
From serene beaches to peacefully tranquil ashrams and meditation centres, astounding French architecture, clean streets lined with buttery yellow coloured bougainvillea-draped colonial-style townhouses and a remarkable amalgamation of religious places such as temples and churches, Pondicherry is an extraordinary place to visit. It treats you with impeccable French cuisines, fabulous shopping, thrilling beach sports and rejuvenating yoga and meditation.
For those lady wanderers who are nature lovers too, Munnar in Kerala makes for an awesome place to visit. Munnar is such a fairytale place that exists on planet earth that offers an endless treat of sprawling tea gardens, gorgeous spice plantations, rolling mist-clad mountains and breathtaking waterfalls.
Owing to the honest and heart-warming nature of the people, Munnar is considered as a safe haven for solo women travellers. It is dotted with an array of resorts and hill cottages overlooking the lush green tea plantations and mist-laden hills offering a mesmerizing and a safe accommodation option.
Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu:
For those lovely women travellers who wish to soak in spirituality, Rameshwaram is an ideal choice. It is one of the holiest places in South India and is super safe for solo travelling women. Rameshwaram is home to the world-famous sacred shrine, the Ramanathaswamy Temple.
The magnificent corridor which is the longest in the world and the spellbinding ‘Hall of 1000 Pillars’ shows the amazing architectural feats of Ramanathaswamy Temple. Besides temples, there are other fascinating tourist destinations in Rameshwaram that will leave you exhilarated. From pristine beaches to historically significant sites and many sightseeing spots, you can enjoy a great time at Rameshwaram.
Fort Kochi, Kerala:
For those lone lady travellers who love shopping and wish to explore the rich cultural heritage of Kerala, Fort Kochi will be the right place to be at. A women-friendly city, Fort Kochi is a safe place for solo women travellers and the sheer warmth of the people of Fort Kochi will make you feel at home.
At the same time exhibiting an old-world charm with its old colonial architectures, heritage buildings, rows of Chinese fishing nets, stunning European churches and historical fortifications, Fort Kochi also reflects a modern vibe with its contemporary galleries, an array of shopping malls, five-star hotels and resorts, multiplexes and amazing nightlife.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu:
For those solo women travellers who are seeking for a hilly retreat, Kodaikanal is an exhilarating place alone lady can enjoy her heart out. It is known for its breathtaking beauty and surreal landscape adorned with sprawling lush green tea plantations and cloud-kissed mountains.
Kodaikanal is undoubtedly a safe place for women to travel as a lot of tourists flock to this hill station every year and are treated warmly by the local people. The place is indeed a picture-perfect lush green paradise with many scenic vistas that offers myriads of opportunities for nature photography.
If you are into spirituality, Murudeshwar is another extraordinary place for you to explore alone. It is a much-sought-after Hindu pilgrimage centre and is absolutely the safest destination for the females on a solo trip.
The place is famous for housing the second tallest Shiva statue in the world. Endowed with spectacular scenic vistas and mesmerizing sunset views, Murudeshwar is so captivating. The enchanting view of the Murudeshwar Temple which is perched atop the hills of Kanduka and bounded by the never-ending Arabian Sea on three sides is sure to leave you awestruck.
For those solo women travellers who are enthusiastic adventure junkies, Vagamon is just the right place for you. The locals here are known for their humble hospitality and greet you with a smile, making it a safe place for women to travel alone.
The place looks no less than a dreamland with shimmering lakes, lush meadows, lofty hills draped in green, beautiful pine forests, and mystical waterfalls. Vagamon is a great place to explore the hidden dimensions of mother nature at the same time indulging in adventure activities. From trekking, boating, mountaineering, rock climbing, to paragliding there are numerous super-fun activities to do inVagamon.
For those solo lady travellers who are seekers of peace and tranquillity, Chikmagalur is a must-visit. Enveloped with a lush green spread of coffee plantations, Chikmagalur is a paradise for coffee lovers too.
Locals here are known for giving warm welcomes and is indeed a safe place for solo women travellers. The place offers a feast of scenic vistas in the form of undulating mountain ranges, dense forests and ravishing cascades. Above all, Chikmagalur is a spellbinding place to indulge in an overwhelming experience of trekking through scenic routes and lots of other adventure activities.
Hyderabad is the place for those women travellers who love to explore historical and architectural sites and is probably the safe place that you need to explore alone. Famed for its rich heritage, this vibrant city exudes a perfect mix of modernity with ancient tradition.
The astounding architectural marvels in the form of stunning Palaces, mosques and forts glimpses into the glorious times of Nizams. Hyderabad is one of the remarkable places in South India to witness the most impressive Indo-Islamic architecture. Huge glittery malls and the labyrinth of lanes packed with noisy bazaars, shops, markets, and stalls, makes Hyderabad a hub for shopaholics.
So, Ladies! Go for a solo trip to South India, one of the safest destination for solo-women travellers and savour the bliss of wanderlust and create memories to last for a lifetime.
As we are celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, South Tourism wishes all the wonderful women in the world, a Very Happy Women’s Day!
Every woman is a miracle and is God’s most beautiful creation, Respect them!
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