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Moving around with like-minded strangers is always great fun. Therefore, when you get a chance to engage in solo travel in India, do not hesitate to do so. You may travel by bus, train, or flight. If you plan to fly, opt for Vistara airlines. Outlined below are a few unusual, albeit safe places to visit.
Thanks to the Maharaja culture that dominated in yesteryears, the locals are extremely hospitable towards visitors. Apart from the glorious forts, there are palaces and hawelis, which are architectural delights. Ancient temples, peaceful water bodies, eateries offering delicious cuisines, changing skies, beautiful sunsets, etc., are other attractions. The world knows Udaipur as the City of Lakes.
It is a fantastic place to view all aspects of tribal culture, including the tribes’ contentment with life and their simplicity! The costumes and jewelry, costumes, and celebration of festivals are vibrant indeed. You also get to view ancient temples, rugged and strong forts, beautifully-built palaces, favorite pilgrimage spots, and reserves teeming with wildlife. Be there at the right time, and you might participate in the world-famous Rann Utsav. Since this is a vast wetland, surrounded by seawater, you may even set up camp here.
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
Come face-to-face with the architectural splendors and superb sculptures that reflect the glory of the Chandela dynasty, at this place. The temples (only 20 remain, out of the original 85) are a splendid reflection of India’s history, ancient culture and art, myths, and deeply-held secrets. True, the carvings are rather erotic in appearance, indicating that the dynasty was rather liberal minded. Regardless, the beauty of their construction should capture attention, rather than anything else!
Darjeeling, West Bengal
The Queen of the Hills enjoys the protection of the towering peaks of the Eastern Himalayas. Kanchenjunga, the most majestic mountain of all, shows up magnificently in the background. There are plenty of valleys and hills, wherein you can hike to your heart’s content. You may even hire a bicycle and ride through the splendid tea gardens/plantations. The fragrant teas from Darjeeling enjoy great popularity across the globe. Finally, the scenic lakes are marvelous for relaxation.
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
You may find India’s largest Buddhist monastery at this charming hill station nestling within the Himalayan Ranges. Therefore, if you are a spiritual seeker, the prevailing Indo-Tibetan culture should appeal to you greatly. Additionally, there are no carbon footprints here, spreading their toxicity. You will adore the clear and fresh skies, range of bewitching white mountains, majestic hills with their cascading waterfalls, and the lush and luxuriant woods.
Alleppey, Kerala, India
It is the Venice of the East. Although a backwater destination, it is highly popular amongst solo travelers. When you can feast your eyes upon exotic beaches with soft sands, calm lagoons displaying azure-colored waters, evergreen coconut groves, picturesque canals, etc., what more can you want? Then again, there are festivals rife with music and dance shows, mouthwatering cuisines, and therapeutic spas. The highlight is living on a houseboat amid a lake.