5 Safest Destinations For Female Solo Travellers In South India

by Sushmita Mahanta
5 Safest Destinations For Female Solo Travellers In South India

It’s remarkable how powerful travel can be. And what better company than yourself if you want to be your most authentic self? Travelling solo can be your chance to ultimate freedom. You wake up and it just zeroes down to — what you want, where you want, when you want. While women have taken great steps forward in solo travelling, there’s still an issue of personal safety. But a 21st-century woman loves challenges. So we have curated a list of the 5 safest destinations for female solo travellers in South India to help you with the most rewarding gift you can give yourself.

1. Ooty

Located in Tamil Nadu, Ooty is a perfect destination for female solo travellers to take a break from the monotonous city life. With a wide array of tea estates, mesmerizing lakes, and falls, Ooty promises a safe and lively experience. For more adventurous souls – you can enjoy hiking to the Doddabetta Peak to experience a splendid view of the Catherine Falls.


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2. Pondicherry

Pondicherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India attracting thousands of female solo travellers every year. From its White Town to its oh-so-pretty beaches, its hippie cafes to the spiritual ashrams – this is a place where the beauty lies in contrast. Also if you are a shopaholic, it’s best to visit places like Janaki, and The Cotton House for a variety of ethnic souvenirs and clothes.

3. Hampi

While South India is mostly about greens, Hampi is a little different – a utopia for every retrophiliac out there. Ruins of the Vijayanagara kingdom, stone carvings, and temples have led to it being declared a World Heritage site. The 56 melodic columns or the musical pillars is a must-visit site here. These pillars that create melodic sounds when tapped delicately can be your source of soulful music ‘in the ruins’.

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4. Gokarna

Gokarna is another safe place for female solo travellers. It is mostly filled with tourists who are concerned with their own business more than anything else. This small pilgrimage town in Karnataka has gradually grown into a most sought-after travel destination over the years. Thanks to its unparalleled beauty of sandy beaches and unique Dravidian architecture. Visiting the beautiful Om Beach is a must. Go hum and take dips – regenerate your inner child.

5. Coorg

A small tranquil town, Coorg is cuddled amidst the lush greens of the Western Ghats. Places to visit in Coorg range from the beautifully spread out coffee plantations to pleasing waterfalls like Chelavara and the Mallalli Falls. Tadiandamol and Kotebetta mountains serve some of the best routes for hiking. Known as the Scotland of India, Coorg is a safe and a great choice for all you female solo travellers and coffee lovers out there.

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