17 Safest Places In India For Women To Travel

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We all love travel.

We all have dream destinations to visit, where we want to go.

To travel is meant to get an experience of unforgettable memories, to live freely and get to know about yourself..

Indian subcontinent is known for its diversity in culture and places. Historical places, monuments, deserts, river, mountains and so many places leaves your mouth open in wonder.

Although, India gives you beautiful memories.

Yet, it has been known as an unsafe destination for travellers from all over the world, especially when it comes to Women travellers.

But, Hey you..Knock knock…Yes..you ladies!!

Who say a woman can’t travel alone? AND who are the people to ask you not to travel alone in India.

Have you not seen the movie “QUEEN” of Kangana Ranaut. How a simple middle class family girl went to Paris. That movie, made a huge impact on Indian society.

Yes, I know, you all are thinking that it was a movie. And in Movies, especially in Bollywood movies, anything can happen. Reality is different.

Yes, it’s true. At first you might feel scared about your decision that how will you do it alone.

But, Hey you just need to trust your instinct and mark my words, a solo trip will make you feel the difference. Your confidence will increase as the time passes and the experience would be worth.

Solo travel lets you venture outside and explore your inner self. There is something about being in your own company that brings alive the essence of your existence.

So ladies, now it’s your time to tie your shoes, pack your bag and move towards your dream destination.

Here is a list of 17 Safest Places In India For Women for women travellers

1.  Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Hill stations are very great place to visit, due to the presence of the number of people. And, when it comes to hill stations, only few can stand with the immense beauty and charm of Shimla.

And it is safe because of its attractive and safe lodging facilities, which indeed one of the most important aspect for women traveller.

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You can visit Kali Bari temple, Jakhu temple, Christ Church, State Museum, Town Hall, Mall road, Kufri and Himalayan Bird Park.

Trekking in Jalori pass is also an option, Ice-Skating and river rafting in case you want to go for an adventure.

Best time to visit Shimla is from March to June and October to February.

Take comfortable walking shoes with you to walk around the Mall Road.

2. Nainital, Uttarakhand

Let us now move toward another beautiful and lovely hill station in India, Nainital. Situated in the valleys of Uttarakhand, Nainital is truly dreamland on earth.

Locals here are known for giving warm welcomes and greets you with a smile. It makes the town one of the Safest Places In India to travel for women.

Nainital put its beauty in front of you and places like Cave Garden, Snow view, Trekking on China Peak, Ropeway, Tiffin top, Bhimtal, Mall Road, Himalayan Darshan, Lover’s point, Boat House Club, Boating in Naini Lake, Corbett National Park will make you feel connected to nature.

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It also offers great places to shop & eat at Tibetan Market. And I think girls never mind to shop something.

You can visit whole of the year, but the best time is from March to June and October to February.

Do not visit from July to September, as you may face the heavy rainfall.

Do Not forget to carry a hat, Winter jacket, extra memory card(depends) and a backpack.

3. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Ab Kuch Puja ho jaaye!!

A place well known for temples and large number of ghats against Ganga river, makes Varanasi the religious hub of north India.

People here are very friendly and supportive, which makes Varanasi as one of the Safest Places In India for solo women traveller.

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Places like Assi Ghat, Vishwanath Temple, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Gyan Kupor Well, Durga Temple, Ramnagar Fort and Museum, New Vishwanath Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, and Bharat Mata Temple makes a perfect spiritual journey.

Best time to visit Varanasi is in between October to March.

Do not forget to take Indian Dress with you.

4. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

A World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO.  A place known for its temples.

There can be slight reservations about Khajuraho due to the amount of heckling. But, once you get to deal with the guides and vendors Khajuraho becomes one of the safest spots in the country for women to spend weekend.

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Lakshmana Temple, Chaturbhuj temple, Javeri temple, Vamana Temple, Nandi temple, Parvati temple and many more are some beautiful places where you can visit without any fear.

You can also be the part of Yoga Session here.

You can visit at any season.But, best time to visit Khajuraho is in between October to February.

Do not forget to carry sunscreen lotion, hat and light cotton clothes, in case you visit Khajuraho in summer.

5.  Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Now let me allow you to take to Eastern India. You can also name this beautiful terrain as paradise of east India.

A UNESCO recognized world heritage site, Ziro Valley.

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You have to visit Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh once in your lifetime. A perfect place for selfie lovers with careening rice-fields, greenery and rustic habitats.

Ziro Valley gives you a safe and calm environment, it makes you to keep this place in your bucket list

Talley Valley, Hari Bamin, Dutta, Ziro Putu, Shiva Lingam at Karbo Forest, Tapyo Salt, Dolo Mando, Hija, Hari, Kile Pakho are some of the places to visit here.

Best time to visit Ziro Valley is from February to October.

Do not forget to carry a Selfie stick and winter clothes.

6.  Munnar, Kerala

What is it like to visit to the home of GOD.

Although Kerala has many beautiful places with natural beauty, rivers, backwaters and wildlife to visit.

Munnar is one of them and it known as a safest place for women traveller.

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An Undulating hills, misty mornings and lush green environment makes you feel connecting with nature.

Famous place in Munnar are Pla Mattupetty, Pallivasal and Tea Museum. You can also try trekking and cycling here.

You can visit almost whole of the year, But be sure to carry winter jacket, shoes, raincoat and light cotton clothes. It depends, in which season you are visiting Munnar.

7. Udaipur, Rajasthan

When it comes to most visited place or state in India. Rajasthan is definitely share a place in those. Forts, Monuments, Museums and night safari are some very well known things in Rajasthan.

One place names as Udaipur is among those cities in Rajasthan which is safe for women. People are very friendly here which makes you to roam the city freely.

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City Palace, Lake Pichola, Sajjangarh, Sunset Point & Machla Magra, Lake Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Fateh Singh Lake and Jag Mandir are some of the many places.

Do not forget to do shopping in Hathi Pol, Rajasthali and Bada Bazaar. And Also not to forget to do Ropeway riding, Horse Riding, visit of Udaipur Solar Observatory and lastly a Heritage Walk

Months from September to March makes the ideal time to visit the city of lakes.

Also not to forget to carry a DSLR for picture perfect moments.

8. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

From city of lakes to the Golden City, Jaisalmer (Rajasthan). I do not know, is there any place with such a quality of hospitality presents in anywhere in world as Rajasthan gives.

Jaisalmer, The Golden City, a World Heritage Site, is a beautiful place for women travellers too.

Villagers are very friendly and they always comes up with stories of Raja-Maharaja of Rajasthan of ancient time.

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One of the main attraction of this place is Camel Riding.

November to March is an ideal time to visit Jaisalmer.

Carry a water bottle, slippers and hat  with you.

9. Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Again, a place of Rajasthan,  land of forts and deserts. A perfect place to explore at your own.

Jodhpur is having great facilities for travellers specially which women traveller wants and it attracts a number of tourist every year.

Hotels here are not so expensive, that is great from the eyes of budget.

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You can be the part of those people who admire the beauty of Mahergarh fort, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park and Balsamand Lake.

Best time to visit Jodhpur is from October to February. As rest part can be very hotter for you.

Also do not forget to carry a guide book of history of jodhpur.

10. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Now move a bit from deserts to holy river Ganga.

Looking for an adventure? Rishikesh is your answer!

Situated in the foothills of Himalaya, it is known as the best places for river rafting in India. Besides Rafting, fox-flying, bungee jumping and cliff jumping can be experience here.

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If you want to get relax and piece, try Yoga here.

Places in Rishikesh which can easily make you to visit are Shri Trayambakeshwar Temple, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Swarg Niwas TempleLakshman Jhula, Neer Garh Waterfall and Swarg Ashram.

You can visit at any time throughout the year.

Do not forget to carry a DSLR, a waist bag and water bottle.

11. Ladakh, J&K

You must be wonder, why I put Ladakh in this list.

Continuous thought are going in your mind, that Is my mind in place or not?

How can a women visit alone to Ladakh?

But Ladies, this is the place, which will make you brave, confident and an independent of others. AND I know, you all are brave.. And also, When boys can visit, why cannot you.

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Go for trekking here, go for exploring new things and go for realizing true self of you.

People at Ladakh are very friendly and treats you like a family member, which makes you feel safe.

Places here are Pangong Lake, Leh Palace, Lake Tsomoriri, Nubra Valley, Zanskar Valley, Thiksey Gompa, Markha Valley, Hemis Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, Alchi Monastery, Shey Monastery, Hemis National Park, Diskit Monastery, Stok Palace,, Likir Monastery, Sham Valley, Phyang Monastery, Rizong Monastery, Khardung La and Namgyal Stupa.

You can visit Ladakh is in between April to June as rest of the time the roads covered with heavy snow.

Do not forget to carry a big smile on your face!! Besides a big smile carry a backpack with warm clothes, bottle, shoes and trousers.

12. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong, capital of Meghalaya (A place of Rain), is again a perfect place for solo women traveller.

Tourism ministry of Meghalaya organizes trips to spots in Shillong, that makes it as one of Safest Places In India.

And If you feel to spend more time at each spot, simply pay an extra rent.

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Places which should be in your list when you visit shillong are Mawphlang Sacred Park, Laitlum Canyons, Marai Cave, Diengiei Peak, Lady Hydari Park and many more.

Except June to September, you can visit Shillong at any time.

Don’t forget to take camera coz the view here are simply mesmerizing!

13. Mysore, Karnataka

Mysore, the city of palaces is the central hub of Karnataka and one of the safest place for women traveller.

It is because the streets here are crowded till the sun goes down. It is advised not loiter around night, the city still feels safe. Mysore should be in your list if you have a real taste for culture and history of India.

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Mysore Palace, Rail Museum, Rangacharlu, Jubilee Clock, Government House,Chamundi Hills, Sri Chamundeswari Temple are some of the main attraction of Mysore.

You can visit Mysore anytime throughout the year.

14. Pondicherry

You want to visit a place where two cultures met together. Then, Pondicherry is for you.

Pondicherry, Union Territory of India a marvellous place. It offers you a peace and calm environment.

It resembles a French city, since it was under French rule for a long time.  You can easily see the influence of French here in Pondicherry.

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Pondicherry is a great place to shop and you can try delicious french cuisine here.

Pondicherry is also famous for  Churches, Notre Dame des Anges,  Pondicherry Museum, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sri Aurobindo Asharam, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Botanical Garden, Beach Road, Sacred Heart Basilica.

Best time to visit Pondicherry is in between October to march.

Do not forget to purchase  a guide book of Pondicherry.

15. Sikkim

When you made a plan to go for a solo trip. Do not forget to add Sikkim in to your bucket list.

In north-east, Sikkim is one of the best places. Indian Subcontinent is really lucky to have a place like SIkkim, which is peaceful, beautiful and safe.

Safety is one of the biggest advantage of this place, So you can visit Sikkim solo.

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Sikkim, offers the great views of mountains and valleys as well as places like Samdruptse, Rumtek Gompa, Ganesh Tok, Norbugang Park,  Guru Padmasambhava Statue, Khecheopalri Lake, Rabdentse, Pelling, Dubdi Gompa,  Hot Water Springs, Old Rumtek Gompa, Sakyamuni Complex,  Tsomgo Lake, Namchi, Golden Stupa, Ravangla , Yumthang Valley,, Yuksom.

You can be the part of Bumchu festival.

Sikkim observed five seasons, winter, summer, spring, autumn and monsoon. But the best time to visit Sikkim is in Summer season from April to June.  You can also enjoy the trekking here.

16. Darjeeling, West Bengal

We are celebrating the festival of travelling. Then How can we forget to include DARJEELING in the list.

Flanked with Himalayas and home to lush green tea, Darjeeling is one of West Bengal’s most visited attractions.

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The stunning view of Khangchendzonga, visit the Himalayan Zoological Park (home to the Red Panda)  and experience the serenity of the Peace Pagoda.

Local people are very simple and helpful. That makes a place one of the Safest Places In India.

And when you are in Darjeeling, Do not forget to take a ride on TOY Train.

Best time to explore Darjeeling is in between April to June.

17. Bangalore, Karnataka

BANGALORE!! Seriously! How Bangalore make an entry in this list.

Yeah!! I know,  and your expressions about Bangalore is absolutely right. Being the SILICON VALLEY of India, it can not be added into this list.

But, If you, you ladies really want to visit a safe place, then Bangalore is one of them.

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You can found the crowd at all the time in Bangalore, which makes it safer place than most of other places.

Places like Nandi Hills, Bangalore palace, Tipu Sultan Palace,  Lal Bagh and many more, are waiting you to explore the beauty and culture of their.

You can visit Bangalore at any time throughout an year.

But before going any place

There are lot of destinations in India for you ladies. And Indian Tourism Ministry is working really well to make solo women travelling safe and secure. Till then, you can make a list out of these places.

But before planning for a solo trip, make sure

  • An app of women safety in your smartphone. Examples, Vith U, Raksha and Pukar.
  • Always share a contact with family and friends.
  • Do not visit in lonely places alone.
  • If possible, take pepper spray or Swiss knife with you.

And last but not the least, be brave and do not be afraid of any situation.

PS: Do not forget to comment your favourite destinations. If you want to know other places too, you can comment in below section.

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Naval Gupta, an entrepreneur who runs faster than the clock and has very less time to spare for himself, somehow finds time to write! Ask him why, he says ' writing is that fun time activity with which I feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Travelling and trekking being one of his favorite activities, he cant stop his hands when he starts writing on travel. His articles hit the bulls eye and are to the point as he believes in ' seedi baat- no bakwaas'. With lots of information written in simple English, his articles will definetly inspire you to pack your bags and start travelling.

6 Comments

    • Naval Gupta on

      I am glad that you like the website and the list. Safety is also in our own hands, that why I mentioned some safety tips at the end of the post.

  1. You’ve obviously done a lot of research into getting a list like this..
    Just an addition to the ‘Precautions’ would be some form of self-defence skill like Krav maaga and actual mental conditioning to use a pepper spray/knife, because in nearly every instance when anyone is violated, the victim is actually too shocked/too slow to react effectively. Merely having a pepper spray isn’t enough and I hope women are trained to respond effectively too.
    Overall, a really good post.. Thanks!

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