For humans, a partner is required; but solitude– well it’s an aspect that we find desirable at times in our life. Solitude enables us to introspect, evaluate, motivate ourselves, brings about a change in perspectives and offers fresh dimensions to solution. If not, then tag some friends along! So here we present some of the destinations in India that you won’t regret exploring as bachelors. Here’s the list.
Rains and lush green mountains are the promises of the two towns that are based in the lap of the Himalayas. Given the fact that a majority of Ruskin Bond’s creations have taken form in these places, it is only natural to expect that the nature here would inspire you to express yourself in some manner. There are waterfalls like Kempty falls in Mussoorie, while several museums like the National Forest Museum are lined up in Dehra Dun. A trip to cover both the stations is recommended, because the roads are resplendent with nature.
Road trips might be fun with partner but they’re have a different depth as a single. Get a bike, a backpack, navigate the terrains. The landscapes of Ladakh offer a serenity, under the blue crystal skies which is reflected in the lakes, the barren stretches that echo nothing. A recommended trip to undertake in bachelorhood. The frozen river trek in Chadar, Zanskar valley is yours to call.
Now this one would better be with your gang of friends (or a best friend would suffice), and not recommended for solitary trip. Why? Cause it’s seemingly the most famous haunted place in India! Now you’re not a exorcist, are you?
The temple town and favoured hippie habitat can be effectively explored as a single. There are beaches to lie upon, streets to navigate, temples to witness, cups of chai to be sipped and all these can be done without much interference. A perfect place to be, as a single.
Roopkund is a high altitude glacial lake in Uttarakhand. There are several treks that can take you to the high altitude lake in Himalayas, along wonderful routes with scenic extravaganza. But that’s not all to it. The Roopkund lake is also known as the Mystery Lake or Skeleton Lake, because of the several skeletons founds in the precincts of the lake. Now this is one adventure you can undertake as a single.
Famous for it’s beaches and parties, Goa is a hot favorite for any bachelor party. But the beach life is just one facade of what Goa offers. There are several churches, cathedrals like the Se Cathedral which exude magnificence. There are several varieties of fish dishes available in the cuisine. The streets offer rather interesting views, since there is a tinge of Portuguese at place. Panjim, Palolem, Panaji are some of the popular destinations.
There is always the option of relishing the best of Western Ghats by taking a train journey on Konkan railways. The Dudhsagar Falls presents one of the most splendid sights on railways.
Now as a single, if you are the adrenaline scavenging person, here are some of the adventure sports India has to offer:
- Rafting in the turbulence of Rishikesh
- Scuba diving at Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Skydiving over Mysore
- Ice skiing on the favourite snowy slopes of Shimla
- The challenging biking trip from Manali to Leh
- Paragliding over the Himalayas- offered at several places like Ranikhet, Mukteshwar
- A drive through the salt desert of the Runn of Kutch
So those are some of the options, that you can explore as singles in India. Apart from these, several rural destinations dotted across India offer quite unique Indian experiences that you can easily earn as a single- be it the sandy villages in Rajasthan, or the serene stations in the lap of Himalayas- there’s a lot you can do being single, a lot you can travel even if not mingled!
This is a person who is into the trade of the quintessential Indian youth- Engineering.
He is currently pursuing Computer Science and Engineering from Haldia Institute of Technology. (You shall be spared the boring details.)
He has an interest in photography, exploration and travel; which is only superseded by a passion for writing and reading. Observant and pensive blended with an adventurous, instinctive personality. A game for challenges!