Solo travelling is a much cherished way of exploring new places. When you travel without any company, it gives you a chance to experience a place completely on your own. If you love taking long walks, you can just set about on your feet without waiting for others to catch up to you. Or you may spend hours in a museum without worrying about any fixed schedule. Solo travel gives you complete freedom. This awesome experience becomes all the more special when you visit some offbeat location. Away from the touristy crowds and chaos of city life, offbeat destinations in India make for great choices for solo travel.
Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Situated on the banks of Betwa River, Orchha used to be the capital of the mighty Bundela Rajput Kings during the early 1500s. The city is known for its grand forts, majestic palaces, and intricately carved temples. These ancient monuments paint a striking picture against the calm Betwa River. The rich cultural heritage and historical significance gives the town an old world charm. With peace and quiet, Orchha is an ideal destination for solo travelers.
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Home to the Apatani tribe, Ziro Valley is among the most beautiful places in Arunachal Pradesh. Puffy white clouds float over the horizon on clear blue skies! As far as the eye can see, paddy fields take over the scenery here. Green hills covered in dense Pine forests can be seen in the distance. Ziro is one of the best offbeat destinations in India suitable for solo traveling. Just take your camera and set off for this beautiful land.
Arambol Beach, Goa
Goa is probably the most popular holiday destination in India, filled with tourists all round the year. But Arambol Beach in North Goa is one of the hidden gems, relatively unexploited by tourist activities. A place of ultimate bliss, this beautiful and serene beach is perfect for solo travelers. You can stay here for days on end at the little huts by the beach or choose a budget hotel. Arambol Beach in Goa is among the least populated offbeat destinations in India.
Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is like a treasure chest that never stops giving when it comes to natural beauty and offbeat locations! Jibhi is a small hamlet located in Tirthan Valley, which can be easily accessed from the Chandigarh – Manali highway via private transport. The breathtakingly beautiful village transports you to a dreamland, complete with small wooden huts and a spirited river cutting across polished rocks. The lush green vegetation surrounding this place makes Jibhi one of the most serene offbeat destinations in India.
Tinchuley, West Bengal
Located about 32 km from Darjeeling, Tinchuley is a small mountain village with an altitude of 5800 feet. The name for this village is derived from two words ‘tin’ and ‘chula’ which translate to ‘three ovens’. This is because the three prominent hilltops surrounding this place look like ovens or chullahs from far. Tinchuley is known for its scenic natural views. From the various viewpoints on these three hills, one can see a charming view of Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kalimpong and Mount Kanchenjunga.
While Odisha is known for scorching summers, Daringbadi is a small hill station in this tropical state that receives snowfall in winters. Set at an elevation of 3000 feet, this hill station is blessed with immense natural beauty and a diverse flora and fauna. Replete with pine trees, coffee gardens and splendid valleys, Daringbadi boasts of some pretty great scenic views. Also known as the “Kashmir of Odisha”, it has a pleasurable climate all around the year. Surrounded by thick forests, there are a few wildlife sanctuaries nearby.
Dzukou Valley, Nagaland
If you love the North-East, Nagaland will surely capture your heart. The beautiful landscapes are breathtaking with their scenery and panoramic views. Situated at the border of Nagaland and Manipur, Dzukou Valley is an undiscovered paradise. Surrounded by the mighty hills of the Japfu Peak, this picturesque valley is famous for trekking. The valley is home to the most exquisite species of grass and flowers, and is fondly referred to as the “Valley of Flowers of the East”. When in full bloom, the entire valley is a sight to marvel at. With the highest elevation of 8530 feet, cherish the natural beauty and enchanting views of this valley. It is a perfect spot to enjoy your solitude!