The best budget destinations for Solo travelling in India

There are some things in life that you must do on your own, all by yourself and at least once. Solo Travel is gaining popularity among the travel community steadily due to the sheer spontaneity that comes with it. Solo travel also allows you to not be enslaved by the whims and fancies of your fellow travelers, and your planning is largely unmarred by group dynamics. So if you want to trek up that hill on your next trip to the Himalayas, or watch the sunrise by the beach on your next trip to Gokarna, get ready to go!


Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the World, is one of the most popular destinations in India, which first catapulted to fame when the popular band the Beatles visited Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram.

It is the best getaway for solo travelers who are born for adventures like trekking, river rafting, cliff jumping, bungee jumping, kayaking, and rock climbing. Rishikesh is known for its spirituality and yogic importance. One can shed his fears and worries by the banks of the River Ganges among the Himalayas. The reason for it being the top choice of solo travelers is the diversity the town offers, from spirituality to adventure and from nature’s bliss to the bustling streets of the town.


Nestled in the Himalayan range, the hill town of Dharamshala is where the culture of India and Tibet meets. Trekking trails, soothing wind, and hippie vibes compliment this town to become the foremost choice of solo travelers.

You can trek to its crown jewel, Triund, and sleep overnight under the moonlit sky perfect for stargazing. When you wake up among the clouds with the snow-clad Dhauladhar peak in the backdrop, all your fatigue rinses off and you cherish your decision to come here. Do not forget to visit the largest Tibetan temple in India- the Namgyal Monastery which is the abode of His Holiness- Dalai Lama. Dharamshala cannot disappoint your want to escape to a quiet and little hill town away from the worldly worries of life.


Imagine waking up in a historic hill town nestled among the hills of Himalayan range. You wake up to look out of your window and see the wide stretch of white mountains with the sun shining on them. You look up at the clear skies and they seem to speak to you telling you to go wild and capture the world. Tawang is a beautiful hill station located in Arunachal Pradesh. It houses the largest Buddhist monastery in India which attracts many backpackers and solo travelers to seek knowledge about the distinct Indo-Tibetan culture of the town.

Free from the toxic carbon footprints, the city is an untouched natural beauty. The place not only offers rich culture and history but also the soothing elements of nature like clear skies, majestic hills, cascading waterfalls, and lush green woods. Head over to Tawang and get a chance to rediscover yourself in the serenity of this town.


Gokarna is a historically known important Hindu pilgrimage in the Uttar Kannada district, Karnataka. While traveling alone many of us seek to attain peace of mind which our hectic life isn’t providing us, and Gokarna brings us just that. Plus, it’s a tourist hotspot with lots of beaches, and beautiful, peaceful beaches are always an attraction; peaceful being the operative word. The biggest plus is the price of this place, which is cheaper than an hour spent at a mall.


Rajasthan – the abode of Maharajas is a land of great hospitality and rich cultural heritage. Udaipur is the perfect destination for people who love sunsets and changing skies.

There are many beautiful tourist spots in Udaipur that offer picturesque views of India’s royal past like Havelis, forts, palaces, & temples. Solo Travelers can do a lot of things in Udaipur like capture the beautiful history, sit by the side of the lakes, enjoy peaceful cold nights, read a book on the rich culture of Rajasthan or sip hot coffee in a relaxed cafe in the city.

Check out my dedicated blogs for Udaipur travel


Pushkar, a small temple town, is located around 15 km from Ajmer in Rajasthan. Every November, Pushkar is host to the Pushkar Mela, one of the biggest camel fairs in the country. Perfect choice for a weekend getaway from Jaipur, Pushkar is located amid Aravali ranges. Known for the world’s only dedicated Brahma temple, Pushkar is primarily a pilgrimage site for Hindus.

Spend some evenings sitting at the ghats while sipping chai or taking a stroll through narrow alleys while listening to the chants from temples surrounding the ghats. A delight for street-shopping lovers, Pushkar has shops in the main street selling everything from silver oxidized jewelry to merchandise swaddled in various colors.

The Pushkar Mela attracts millions of visitors from around the world. With folk performances, rides, stalls, and even magic shows, the entire town is lit up, music blares from every house, and everyone is in a festive mood. Pushkar has slowly evolved from a religious destination to a multi-cultural hotspot with travelers from all over the world.

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