Nancy B. Varghese
Sometimes taking a solo trip might not seem like the best idea to you. But take it from someone who has gone on several vacations on her own, there isn't a better way to discover a place and rediscover yourself. Here are a few top holiday destinations for solo women travellers that you need to check off your bucket list immediately!
What’s special: Earning a spot in the list of top 10 happiest countries in the world, Stockholm is a beautiful escape, if you’re looking for the Scandinavian hub of culture. The only thing that’s scary about Stockholm is how quickly your wallet will protest, as you’re on your way to shop central of Europe. Retail therapy, here we come!
How to get there: You can reach Stockholm via international flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai. Plan your trip!
Where to stay: Motel L
Price: Rs 7,564 per night
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What’s special: Ranked number 1 on the Global Peace Index, Iceland takes the cake for one of the safest places for travel, especially for women. Tourism is one of the country’s strongest suites, as people travel from around the world to see some of the most iconic sights in the world - The Northern Lights, and visit the Icelandic hotspot - the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa!
How to get there: You can reach Iceland via international flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad. Plan your trip!
Hidden gems: Kolaportið market, Vitabarinn Restaurant (for some kickass burgers), and Öskjuhlíð.
Where to stay: Guesthouse Sunna
Price: Rs 9,616 per night
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What’s special: The epicentre of fashion, delectable cuisine, and romance, Rome has been an inspiration for books like Eat, Pray, Love and a muse for every renowned artist and poet in the world! As a solo traveller, you’re going to enjoy getting lost in the lanes of the gorgeous city, and who knows, maybe even have Aphrodite - the goddess of love, make your wishes come true!
How to get there: You can reach Rome via international flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Kolkata. Plan your trip!
Hidden gems: San Paolo Fuori le Mura (third largest church in Rome), Museo Missionario di Propaganda Fide (this beautiful palace displays some of the paintings, brought back by Roman priests, from around the world.), and Pelleteria Nives (where you can get custom-made leather bags at a fraction of the price offered by fancy stores)!
Where to stay: Ibis Styles Roma Eur
Price: Rs 5,893 per night
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What’s special: The Land Down Under is famous for it’s food, live music scene, and its seamless fusion of traditional and modern concepts for all kinds of travellers. As a woman, it’s considered safe to walk around Melbourne at night, and being a primarily English-speaking region, navigation through the city is a cakewalk!
How to get there: You can reach Melbourne via international flights from New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Chennai. Plan your trip!
Hidden gems: Hyde n Seek Cafe, Scoozi (for some sinful pizzas), Afton Street Reserve (for birdwatchers), and Heide Museum of Modern Art.
Where to stay: Cosmopolitan Hotel
Price: Rs 7,765 per night
What’s special: The beauty of Bali is such that it has made its way to every traveller’s list in the world; may that be a hungry explorer on a food trail, a beach bum, or a spirituality seeking individual on a quest for self-realization. For women all over the world seeking the arms of serenity, Bali should be the destination you look out for!
How to get there: You can reach Stockholm via international flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. Plan your trip!
Hidden gems: Glamping (glamorous camping) at Menjangan Dynasty Resort, Desa Musi village, and Green Cliff at Yehembang Village.
Where to stay: Dash Hotel Seminyak
Price: Rs 6,138 per night
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What’s special: Canadians are known to be the friendliest people in the world, and as a solo woman traveller, it doesn’t get better than this! From the people, the food, the culture, the music, and the arts, Montreal is going to leave your soul parched for more, and your mind three sizes bigger from when you began!
How to get there: You can reach Montreal via international flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad. Plan your trip!
Hidden gems: Bota bota (floating spa) on Saint Lawrence River, weekly festivals at Mount Royal Park, The Sailors’ Church in Old Montreal, and Jean-Talon Market
Where to stay: Hôtel Le Dauphin Montréal - Longueuil
Price: Rs 9,000 per night
What’s special: Low crime rates, friendly locals willing to be very helpful, and a chance to visit the sprawling beautiful pastures of The Shire from Lord Of The Rings, you should already be planning a trip to New Zealand! Queenstown is a paradise for adventure sports lovers with a plethora of slopes, peaks, forests, and lakes to look forward to!
How to get there: You can reach Queenstown via international flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Hyderabad. Plan your trip!
Hidden gems: Stewart Island, Oamaru, Nugget Point, and Mavora Lake.
Where to stay: Amity Lodge Motel
Price: Rs 8,345 per night
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