What is it to travel solo? No rigid itineraries, no succumbing to the whims and fancies of your travel companions – you can just be where you want, when you want and indulge in what you want. Travelling solo also gives you a wonderful opportunity to really get to know yourself well – what experiences make you tick? Meeting new people, learning new skills and just soaking up the vibe of the place you are in – these are a few things that you can afford to when you are not really bogged down by others. Don’t get us wrong – we love traveling in groups – with family, friends, or even just bae. But sometimes, all one needs is a solo trip.
We have hand-picked 5 gorgeous stays which would totally encourage you to pack those bags and hit the road – solo. Leave the world behind as you embark on a journey within.
Sukoon is a quaint 3 bedroom homestay in the Himalayas surrounded by virgin pine, oak and rhododendron forests. The homestays in Almora reflects the colours of Kumaoni culture & tradition. The beautiful architecture and the mouth-watering food at this retreat gives you a glimpse into authentic mountain life. Indulge in soul-soothing experiences like taking a stroll through lush fields to the nearby villages or star-gazing on a clear night bundled up in a warm blanket with piping hot tea. You can also try your hands at gardening while here and don’t forget to take handy tips for your vegetable garden from the hosts.
This gorgeous resort is the perfect place to revive your senses. If you happen to be a beach lover – then nothing better than this retreat. There are 8 rooms each with a private sun deck with a jacuzzi overlooking the Morjim beach. Sip a glass of wine and let the ocean breeze play with your hair while you soak in the jaccuzzi. While here don’t forget to treat your taste buds to some exotic flavours from all around the world at the in house multi-cuisine restaurant.
Aloha on the Ganges is a beautiful property with idyllic views of the mountains and river Ganges. The setting of this resort in the lap of nature makes it an apt place for yoga and meditation in the unpolluted air of Uttarakhand. It’s a sublime escape from the fast-paced mundane life. They also offer adventurous activities (bungee jumping, flying fox activities, white river rafting, mountain biking). In the evenings, as cool breeze blows down the valley, saints, pilgrims and visitors prepare for the nightly Ganga Aarti with the temple bells ringing in the distance- an experience that is not to be missed!
Wild Mahseer is a unique heritage stay spread across 22 acre tea plantation estate. The property is located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River. Spend your evenings here sipping authentic Assamese tea, gazing at the beautiful Himalayas and soaking up the old-world charm of this Raj-era bungalow. The vast range of activities that one can indulge in here, makes it an ideal spot for tea lovers and nature enthusiasts alike! Some of these activities are- The Eastern Himalayan Botanical ark tour, dolphin watching, cooking classes and a visit to the Kaziranga National Park. Don’t miss the occasional tea parties at the ‘First flush’- a dining pavilion, where you can arrive on elephant backs and taste the perfect cuppa made from mixing some of the 72 varieties of tea.
Savour the whiff of coffee and various fragrant spices as you check in! The lush greenery of the spice plantations, the breezy weather and the lush landscapes are sure to soothe your soul. The rooms are unique because of their extensive architecture and interiors which represents the perfect blend in modern and traditional elements. One can also explore the wildlife at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, practice yoga in the most calm and serene environment and read books by the riverside while here. Ayurvedic therapies and massages at this retreat help one maintain a perfect balance between the four elements: soul, mind, senses and body.