10 Destinations for Solo Women Travellers in India

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For a woman traveller planning a solo trip in India might appear to be a daunting prospect. However, with a little bit of research, planning and precautions, there are beautiful places to explore in this vast and diverse nation.


Shillong, Meghalaya

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A society that has remained matrilineal in the face of rampant patriarchy in India, makes Meghalaya a very safe destination for solo women travellers. Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is the rock capital of the country. Even if you are not into rock music, conversations with locals will keep you entertained. The wettest place on earth, Cherrapunji is a must-go – incessant rain as the fog snakes around your ankles makes for a trip you will remember forever.

Hailed as the Scotland of India for its uncanny resemblance to Scottish terrains, Shillong offers lush landscape, resplendent with waterfalls, thrilling roads and serene lakes. The Meghalaya Tourism Centre organizes trips to different locations covering 5-6 tourist spots in a day.


Darjeeling, West Bengal