By Rituparna Sengupta Basu
We grew up in a society where it’s unthinkable that Women can travel alone. We always heard that solo travelling is scary stuff for women. It is hard to believe that we live in such a country where crime against women increase day by day, whether it is an acid attack, rape or whatever form of crime. But the whole country is not withholding the name of your newspaper’s crime section. Yes, of course, there are some really unsafe places where walking alone on the road seems like a “khatra” for us. But apart from these dangers, there are many adventurous and fascinating place to explore by women. They can easily travel to these places by unaccompanied.
3 female-friendly place to travel solo
Bundi is a small city in the South-East of Rajasthan. And it is not a very famous one. I am sure about that if you first plotted out your tour of the country Bundi doesn’t feature on it. In reality, you would even never heard about this place. In my opinion, it’s one of the ideal destinations for the solo female traveller. Attracting town of narrow lanes, Brahmin-blue houses with a temple at every turn. Immaculate step wells, reflective lakes and colourful bazaars, magnificent Taragarh Fort fascinate you very sure. In short, if you need a breath of fresh air, this place absolutely considered to be the ultimate station for purity which you desperately try to find. If you stay at a family home, the matriarch of the family teaches you to cook a few Indian meals. This place is pretty, quiet and humble from every point of aspect.
If you are preparing to take around the country trip by yourself, starting off with Arambol in Goa. Travelling alone in Arambol can be a fun and rewarding experience. This place is totally super lively, saunter through the wide sandy beach or street market place you may see jugglers, yogis. In the evening you can see the sunset party on the beach with tribal drums and trumpets. Anyone can join and dance in the jam. It’s not a sticky and touristy party town. This part of Goa has retained its laid back charm. Music is everywhere if you want to find it. In Arambol people here too much like-minded, warm, open and generous, everything just seems going to flow.
Hampi is an easy travel destination for solo female traveller because it’s really safe for them. Being a small town, it has somehow managed to maintain it’s the low key atmosphere. Morning buzz, boring job, stern boss, and lustreless life is all that your daily segment. So its time to chill, rejuvenate and refresh yourself by travelling in Hampi. It’s called Hippie Island, a small river island. Also known as “The Forgotten Empire’’, Hampi’s main town has the ruins. The best part of its natural landscape. There are boulders everywhere, they seem to have been precariously arranged by Mother Earth.
So fret not! Pack your bags and figure out a new world for your hassled soul.