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8 of the Safest Destinations in India for Girls on the Go!

8 Safe Destinations in India for the Girl on the Go! weareholidays.co.in

It’s time to let go! Shed your inhibitions and embrace India and its diversity. Here’s a pick of great destinations in India, which are notable for their beauty and are undoubtedly safe for women travellers.

8 of the Safest Destinations in India for Girls on the Go!:

  1. Gangtok (Sikkim)
  2. Manikaran (Himachal Pradesh)
  3. Goa
  4. Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)
  5. Ladakh (Leh) (Jammu & Kashmir)
  6. Hampi (Karnataka)
  7. Coorg (Karnataka)
  8. Pondicherry

1. Gangtok

Gangtoksource: alexiskold.net

In North-East India, inexpensive and the best part, safe for women-Gangtok is one destination you can never go wrong with. Mountains, gorgeous valleys, rhododendron-strewn trails, patches of rice terraces and the graceful Buddhist monasteries make up most of Sikkim.

Palak: The weather here is too good, and you can have a wonderful time. The people are really very friendly and they know how to respect girls.

Things to Do: Go trekking, witnesses the Bumchu Festival, try momos, buy tea from Golden Tip and take helicopter ride to get a bird’s-eye-view of Sikkim.

source: hoteldishagangtok.com

Feel safe, secure and pampered at:

Budget stays: Tashi Tagey Hotel

Mid-range stays: Rhenock House - A Luxury Villa

Luxury stays: Summit Norling Resorts

2. Kasol

Kasolsource: holidayplans.co.in

This little hamlet on the banks of the River Parvati in Himachal Pradesh, Kasol is the destination for women travellers. The extremely friendly hippies and Israelis make it a very safe place for women to travel.

Vidhya: There is a local dish called 'seethu' is a must-try!

Himanshu: Manikaran Sahib is just 5 km away from Kasol. This place is easily approachable & we can feel the nature. If you feel that you want to do trekking, you can go to Kheer Ganga which is near to Manikaran.

Things to do: Backpacker, trekker or nature lover? Kasol will never disappoint you, girls. Thumping beats! Mind altering art! Food that thrills! Herbs: To taste. Reggae bars, bakeries, cheap guesthouses, summertime trance parties and the base to forested valley.


Feel safe, secure and pampered at Hotel Shivalik, Manikaran.

3. Goa

Goasource: number1trips.com

With many other places, it’s the amiability of the people of Goa that makes it so nice a place for solo women travelers. The beaches, casinos, some great shopping and amazingly cheap beer- all to make you forget the worries of the modern times.

Roshni: This place is a paradise for free-spirited souls. All you need is backpack, a camera and the urge to travel to Goa.

Things to Do: Relish the seafood, visit the Kerkar Art Complex and go shopping at Anjuna Flea Market.

source: thomson.co.uk

Feel safe, secure and pampered at:

Budget stays: Angels Holiday Resort

Mid-range stays: Ocean Palms Goa

Luxury stays: Vivanta by Taj- Fort Aguada

4. Jaisalmer

Jaisalmersource: snowregiontours.com

With forts and majestic deserts, Jaisalmer is one of the safer cities in Rajasthan and highly hospitable. Jaisalmer is well-set with amenities for tourist facilitations (which works well for women travellers from anywhere).

Vandana Sinha: Do not miss Rajasthani cuisine, dal pakwan, lal maans & ghotma (a sweet). You must buy Rajasthani dresses/odhni, mojris and handicrafts, easily available in the market, especially near the Fort.

Things to Do: Go camel riding, camp in the desert and try dune bashing. Bhatia Bazaar, Sadar Bazaar, Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan and Sonaron Ka Bas are great places to shop.

source: flickr by Michele F.

Feel safe, secure and pampered at 

Budget stays: Hotel Royal Haveli

Mid-range stays: Fort Rajwada

Luxury stays: Suryagarh


5. Ladakh

Ladakhsource: indiantraveler.com

The Ladakhi culture of simplicity and the helpful locals makes it a very safe destination for women travellers.

Sangeeta: I feel that the relationship with mountains has transformed from fear, to awe to love. I was drawn to Chadar for its pristine beauty to experience living in extreme satisfaction and feel what the people of Zanskar go through each winter. It is a 7 day trek on snow, ice sheets, rocky cliffs and icy water, braving temperatures between -5 degrees and -25 degrees. Sometimes it is physically challenging, sometimes mentally during the nearly 75-80 km route so it is best to prepare for a few months before heading out to this magical land.

Things to do: Partake in a camel safari in the sand dunes of the deserted Nubra Valley, try the yak safari or why don’t you girls take a whiff of the native lifestyle at Stok village savouring the local barley drink?

source: purplerainholidays.com

Feel safe, secure and pampered at:

Budget stays: Padma Guest House & Hotel

Mid-range stays: Lotus Hotel

Luxury stays: Gawaling International Hotel

6. Hampi

Hampisource: industrialtour.com

The ruins of Hampi are more beautiful than many of the new edifices of the modern times. With cheap homestays, tourists and mix culture, Hampi clearly is one of the safest options for women travellers.

Swati Talwar: The stone carved temples with stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata, stone pillars capable of producing sounds similar to musical instruments, stone aqueducts for water supply the first pinhole camera effect, the passive cooling systems in palaces - this place has it all. I recommend that you must hire a guide and then take a tour of the place.

Things to Do: Eat at Mango Tree, try rock climbing, visit Hampi Bazaar, watch the sunset from Matanga Hill and take a ferry ride on River Tungabhadra.

source: vijayshreeresort

Feel safe, secure and pampered at:

Budget stays: Shanthi Guest House

Luxury stays: Hampi Boulders

7. Coorg

Coorgsource: theshootingstar.files.wordpress.com

Hills, misty mornings and coffee plantations- what’s not to love? Coorg has long been one of the safest places in India for female travellers.

Shobha: Coorg is nature's haven. A place to relax and get away from the hassles of life. It has everything you need in a relaxed holiday. Pleasant weather and yummy coffee - just the ingredients you need to curl up with a book and relax.

Things to do: Riccha Kumar: Go river rafting in Cauvery, which beats rafting in Rishikesh! Do taste some Coorg coffee. My advice is, try and find a hotel in the outskirts of the town in places like Hallimane.

source: coorgprashantiresort.com

Feel safe, secure and pampered at:

Budget Stay: Misty Woods

Luxury stays: Orange County Resort

8. Pondicherry

Pondicherrysource: tourism.pondicherry.gov.in

If the French experience is what you seek, then Pondicherry fits the bill perfectly. Women travelling alone or in a group have Auroville to visit, where some meditation and pottery shopping will leave you happy and glowing like never before. The food at restaurants in French Colony in Pondicherry will satiate your stomach and soul and Pondicherry's Promenade and Auroville's beach will make sure you go back, hungry for more.

Anisha Mehta: There is so much to discover in Pondicherry. Beyond the touristy sights and the ashrams and the French Colony, Pondicherry's food culture is evolved and must be explored by foodies.

Things to do: Anisha Mehta: Just relax and indulge in some shopping when in Pondicherry. Auroville has great shops where you can pick up beautiful clay ware.

source: democraticpaper.com
Feel safe, secure and pampered at:

Budget stays: Abirami Residency

Mid-range stays: Accord Puducherry

Luxury stays: Le Pondy


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