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Best places to solo travel in India

Solo travel is gaining its popularity amongst the Travel Community. People are loving the idea of having a spiritual touch with self and the need for getting out of that comfort zone is pushing them into the passion of solo traveling. And once experienced it, its hard to get it away from. People’s spirits are heightened to take more of such solo travel trips.

So save up your pockets for some of these destination within the country which are apt for solo traveling. They are short and filled with eye- pleasing views.

Sandhan Valley:-

Sandhan valley is one of the greatest canyons in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. It is a very good combination of a canyon and a valley. Located in the Nagar district, near the famous fort Ratangad, Sandhan valley is undoubtedly, The Valley of Suspense. The water carved valley is 200 ft deep and about 2 kms long approx. Walking through the narrow streak of valley with 200 ft rock walls on both the sides is an awesome lifetime experience. Descending full Sandhan valley is always a memorable outing and the overnight stay under the sparkling sky, along the reservoir side.

Stay:- Accommodation is in the tents by the campsites in the area or even in the open if you’re an experienced trekker. This is generally a two day trip.

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Puducherry:-

Step into Pondicherry and you’ll wonder if you’re in India or France. The French colonized the place a long time ago but some of that allure still hovers in this union territory located 160 kms south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The architecture is French, the road signs are in French (along with English and Tamil), a lot of people speak fluent French and most restaurants serve steak and wine! It is a quaint little place and you can see everything there is to see in Pondicherry in one day. But if you have more time, you can just relax, slow down and find meaning and purpose in the simple things in life. From yoga and meditation to pottery or just sitting by the beach, there are numerous ways to unwind in Pondicherry.

Stay:-Staying in one of the colonial establishments converted into hotels is the best thing to do here. This can be a three-four day trip, ideally.

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Jaisalmer:-

Jaisalmer, the golden city that is famous for its Thar Desert has so much to feed your adventurous mind and also has some extensively amazing Rajasthani cuisines to fill your tummies. Dune Bashing, Parasailing, Paramotoring, Quad Biking being some of them. The city that is famous for its deserts has so much give through it. It provides some of the most luxurious activities in its deserts like Desert Camp Safari, Luxury Camp stay, Royal Desert dining. The Panaromic view of the city from the top of the Palaces can’t be expressed in words.

Stay:-You can stay at hotels which used to be palaces or even camps in the desert, choosing the kind of experience you want.Two-three nights spent here are sufficient if you’re doing a pan-Rajasthan tour. Otherwise four days will do justice to the beauty of this place.

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Mahabalipuram:-

Mahabalipuram, is a town in Kancheepuram District in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. It is around 60 km south from the city ofChennai. It is an ancient historic town and was a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus (1st century CE) and Ptolemy (140 CE). Ancient Indian traders who went to countries of South East Asia sailed from the seaport of Mahabalipuram. The architecture of the rock-cut temples is beautiful, which everyone goes to see. There are also local craftsmen who keep the art alive of carving idols out of a single stone. The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site.

Stay:- Guesthouses and hotels are plenty here to stay but you can also cover it in one day while on a tour of the South where you can additionally go to Chennai and Pudducherry and make a longer trip of it. This can be a trip of just a day or two if you want to extend it.

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Dharamshala:-

Home to the largest Tibetan temple outside Tibet, Dharamsala also has the monastery of the Dalai Lama. The upper part of Dharamsala, known as Mcleodganj is the one more famous with travellers. Bir is located southeast of Dharamsala and Biling is on the way to Thamsar Pass. It’s a trek of 14kms which can be done on foot from Bir to Biling. Biling is also a paragliding destination with some of the best services in the world. Kaereri lake, which is a high altitude fresh water lake, is in the northwest of Dharamsala and a trek can be made out of going there.

Stay:- There are lots of budget and luxury hotels and cottages to choose from. Spend two days here and combine it with a trip to Dalhousie or McLeodganj for another two days to make it a longer one.

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