The present situation in the country is quite grave in terms of women’s safety. While we hope the authorities are doing their best to change this situation, the question arises, that is it safe for women to travel all by themselves around the country? After an extensive research, we found out the safest cities or destinations where women can travel solo and enjoy to the fullest! Read on now and thank us later!
This small North Eastern State squeezed between West Bengal and the rest of North-East is definitely going places. It has recently made the news for becoming the first organic state in India. Most people practice Buddhism here and you will be surprised to find people are so honest and helpful here. As a female solo traveller, you will feel the difference right away. No unwanted stares, jostling in the crowd – this place is truly a breath of fresh air! Women are more independent here and they are respected everywhere. You can make this place your base to explore nearby destinations, or you can plan a complete Sikkim trip without any worries!
McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh
This quaint little town in Himachal Pradesh, close to Dharmsala, the seat of Dalai Lama is another great destination for women. It is a haven for backpackers and you can meet up with several like-minded people at the tiny but interesting cafes that dots the town. Some amazing home stays makes for amazing staycation here. For those on a budget there are tons of cool hostels that are absolutely safe too. There is a sleepy little village called Dharamkot which must be explored if you have time.
If you do not add one city from Rajasthan, it would be a shame. Rajasthan is more or less considered to be very safe for travellers. The reason behind it might be the fact that it receives huge amount of both domestic and international tourists and it keeps the economy of the state in good condition. Hence the tourist infrastructure here is quite flawless. The colourful city of Udaipur with the amazing palace and the lovely Pichola Lake nearby makes it extremely popular. The bylanes and the markets must be explored to get the real essence of the city.
It is not unknown to many, that several tribes around the country have a matriarchal system. The Garo tribe from Meghalaya also has a matrilineal system. Hence it is not surprising to see women going to work or managing businesses in Shillong. This quaint little town is a world apart from the rest of the country. You won’t feel unsafe here at any point of time. A day trip to the most wet place on earth – Cherrapunji/Mawsynram and to the cleanest village in Asia – Mawlynnong is a must! Do explore the city on foot as well. The quaint cafes and the homestay made the trip more interesting for this writer, hence we do have first-hand experience! The churches and parks are worth a visit here.
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Surprisingly enough, Ahmedabad made it to our list. This bustling city in Gujarat is your place to go if you want go on a foodgasm and still want to visit a few historical places. Mahatma Gandhi stayed here for 22 years and the Sabarmati Ashram is a must visit. The reason we find it safe is because women are often seen traveling very late at night decked in precious jewellery, especially during Navaratri and without any fear. Also, locals are extremely helpful. The autorickshaws here are legendary for their honesty.
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