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5 Destinations for Solo Women Travellers To Rediscover Themselves!

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Looking for some solo adventure ladies? These 5 outstanding destinations are the perfect landing places for single female travellers.

1. Varkala: The land of pristine beaches

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Varkala is a popular getaway for backpackers and solo women travellers. HolidayIQ reviewer Sarjeel shares, "Feel like getting away from the humdrum of everyday life, feel like you need a break and want to be one with nature, then this scanty little beach town nestled on top of two cliffs of the western ghats is the place to be."

Other prominent places of attraction are Varkala TunnelPonnumthuruthu IslandSivagiri MuttKaduvayil Thangal Dargah.
HolidayIQ reviewer Priyam says, "The Papanasam beach is a very picturesque beach though it can get a little crowded. The best attraction of Varkala, which is the 'Cliff'. This kilometre long stretch of the cliff has many cafe and restaurants. It is lined with quaint curio shops. watching the sunset from a sidewalk cafe at the cliff, sipping iced tea is a must."

How to reach: The nearest airport is located at Trivandrum, 45 km from the destination. It is about 40 km to the south-west of Quilon. So you can choose to take the bus, flight, train or hire a car. 

2. Hampi: A cultural epicenter

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One of the most affluent cities of India in its heydey, Hampi attracts a diverse amount of tourists throughout the year. HolidayIQ reviewer Meenakshi shares, "Ample of options to stay, budget hotels, good food, you need minimum 3-4 days to explore Hampi. The beautiful Veerupaksha Temple is amazing. Do not miss the sunset from the Hemakuta/Maatanga hill. The Vitthala temple is incredible. Do not rush. Spend and study the temples and its beautiful carvings."

The Archaeological museum of Hampi, The Monkey Temple (Hanuman temple), Vijaya Vittala Temple, Virupaksha Temple are some of the must-see places. 

How to reach: The nearest airport is Bellary which is 64km away, the nearest station is Hospet and buses ply frequently between the two towns or by road, Hampi is well connected.

3. Pondicherry: Living monument of the French culture

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The unique location of Pondicherry captured the attention of Portuguese, the Dutch, the Danes, the English and the French. HolidayIQ reviewer Millo says, "Pondicherry is best for travellers who loved to be charmed by life as it is. This place, so culturally vivid and amalgamated with the character of the town feeling no less than amused and fascinated at the same time." HolidayIQ reviewer Surbhi shares, "The best way to travel the city is via rented vehicles. There are many rental shops in the city at a decent price. Take 2-wheeler or a bicycle or car whichever is more comfortable for you and explore the city to the best. Promenade Beach is a must visit."

Hotel de Vile, French War Memorial, Puducherry Museum, Aayi Mandapam, Auroville Ashram, Shri Aurobindo Ashram, Chunnambar Resort, Old Lighthouse are some of the must-visit places

How to reach: Around 4 hours and 170.8 km via NH32 from Chennai, you can hire a car and drive down, you can hire a car, take a train or take a PRTC AC Volvo bus. 

4. Munnar: A cultural amalgamation

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Mother nature has been generous in showering her bounty on this hill station. HolidayIQ reviewer Sangeeta shares, "Lovely weather, excellent greenery, lovely flowers. Nice places to visit, fresh air, zero pollution." The cultural heritage of Munnar is an amalgamation of that of the British, the Malayalis, and the Tamilians. HolidayIQ reviewer Ananya says, "The place was perfect, an impressive beauty with people being so simple and helpful."

Rose Garden, Echo PointMattupetty, Kannan Devan tea Museum, Top Station, Tata Tea Museum, Kundala Lake and Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary.

How to reach: Rail passengers can disembark at the Ernakulam Junction for a break journey, covering a distance of 88 km reach Munnar. Cochin International Airport is the closest at a distance of 110 km or by car, it is 4 hours and 130.0 km via NH85.


5. Shimla: Brimming with history

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Nestled in the midst of the Himalayas, the erstwhile summer capital of British India, Shimla has a rich political and cultural history. HolidayIQ reviewer Kritika shares, "Shimla is a beautiful place. Mall road, the church, the ridge, the town hall, the Jhaku temple are some of the places to visit. Everything is picturesque." HolidayIQ reviewer Priya says, "When the sun rays falls in the morning, snow looks like gold carpet."

The Ridge, the Himalayan Nature ParkGolf Course in Naldehra and Jakhu Hill are must-visit places. 

How to reach: Himachal Road Transport Corporation and many private operators provide daily buses, Kalka, is a small railway station that connects trains to Shimla, 3-4 trains ply on a daily basis. Jubbarhatti, 23 km away from the town, is the nearest airport. You can also rent a car. 

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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