5 Things That Make Rishikesh The Safest Place For Solo Travellers In North India

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by Suchismita Pal

Rishikesh is a place that is holy, peaceful, and adventurous, all at the same time. On one hand, the devotional ashrams and Ganga aartis in Rishikesh can appeal to every spiritual traveller. On the other, the waterfalls, caves and trekking trails will satiate the rushes of a thrill-seeker. The best thing is that Rishikesh is a safe place when it comes to solo travelling. No wonder, the city is dotted with a good number of hostels for backpackers. Here are 5 reasons why Rishikesh is the safest place for solo travellers:

1. Rishikesh Has Many Branded Hostels

Rishikesh has hostels of top brands like goStops, Hosteller, Zostel and BunkStay. These hostels come with all necessary amenities, along with CCTV surveillance in common spaces. What’s more, the mountain views from these places are mesmerising too.

2. The Place Remains Crowded All Around The Year

As Rishikesh is a spiritual destination, it remains crowded all around the year. The place is visited by families, young groups of friends as well as solo travellers.


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3. Ample Number Of Buses Are Available To The Destination

When you’re travelling solo, modes of transport that carry a good number of people, like buses and trains, are the safest. Buses to Rishikesh run all throughout the day from Delhi. You can choose the bus and seat from redBus or zingbus. Try to opt for buses with good ratings. Alternatively, you can book a train from the IRCTC website. Avoid taking private cabs, especially if you’re a female solo traveller.


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4.  Late Nights Are Not Very Scary In Popular Zones

At places in Rishikesh where there are many hostels, cafes and hotels, late nights are quite chilled out. You will see young people roaming around. Some shops keep their doors open too till around 12-12:30 AM. The ashrams like Parmarth Niketan Ashram get visitors even at midnight.


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5. It Is Easy To Rent A Bike And Travel At Ease

If you know how to ride a bike, you won’t need to rely on public transport and drivers to explore Rishikesh. There are numerous bike rental services in the city. You can rent a bike of your choice and travel to the tourist spots, beaches and ashrams with ease. Unless you’re going to some very remote place, Google Maps will work for you.


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