A romantic getaway to Paris, a family outing to Disneyland, a trip to Spain with friends… all this is always on the agenda – some checked off the list, some waiting in line. Yet, if you are someone who wants to explore new places and wishes to go beyond horizons, travelling alone is your best bet! Travelling solo is not weird; in fact, it is more of a trend! So pick up your bags and embark on an amazing solo journey, but where to? A fat bank balance or not, you’ll find some of the best-regarded solo destinations right here. Following are the top 10 solo trip destinations recommended by HolidayMe(EN|AR)
A land of mesmerizing wonders with its mystic ruins, sun-kissed beaches, azure waters, misty tea plantations, delicious food, abundant wildlife, and ancient forts is a perfect destination for a solo sojourn. That is not all, this spunky country reflects culture and history that goes back 2000 years – through its ancient sites and legendary temples. If this is your first solo trip, Sri Lanka is surely your best bet.
Famous for its breath-taking hiking trails, Nepal is a delightful solo trop destinations. Marred by earthquakes in recent past, this country is slowly but surely getting back on its feet. If you are seasoned trekker, do not miss out exploring Annapurna circuit. Hiking this Himalayan circuit usually takes about three weeks, but it’s a great way close to the natives; all you need is your basic mountaineering gear and you are good to go. Do put up at the comfortable teahouses along the way and buy local food as you go.
If you are an extrovert, you will surely like the vibes of Ireland, which welcome visitors with an open heart. Go pub-hopping at any of the conventional Irish pub, catch a traditional Celtic music session or simply explore its ethereal beauty on foot – things to do in Ireland are plenty! When you are done savouring its beauty, drown yourself in mug or two of famous Irish beer and relish the delectable Irish cuisine.
A backpackers’ heaven, a yoga enthusiast’s refuge, and a spa-junkie’s nirvana, Indonesia with its diversity is a much sought-after destination for solo travellers across the globe. Budget-friendly accommodation, cheap delicious street food, and lush green beauty waiting to be explored, only make the deal sweeter.
The sunshine country of the Mediterranean, Greece promises its visitors lovely sights of virginal white houses with blue roofs, winding cobbled stone pathways, hauntingly beautiful beaches aligning the sparkling ocean waters, and a warm reception by its natives. Do not miss out checking the beauties, right from Parthenon, to Odeon of Herodes Atticus, to Byzantine and Christian Museum, to Corinth Canal and more.
Reykjavik, the largest city of Iceland with its picture-perfect attractions like Blue Lagoon, is a great base for day trips. You could book yourself a guided tour to explore the various attractions of this lively city or simply get hold of a map and check them out yourself. If you’re looking to exchange exciting stories with fellow backpackers and solo travellers, head to the Laundromat Café, which is meeting point for such travellers.
If you are an adventure freak, update your travel bucket list with this exciting destination. Solola is very popular amongst backpackers, who are lured here by activities like hiking, volcano tours, scuba diving, kayaking etc. The place is also dotted with yoga retreats, so if relaxing is your thing, then Guatemala is perfect. Wondering where to buy awesome stuff from to bring back home? The all-week market should be your stop.
Lofty mountains, gentle flowing river, a bountiful forest and ambience so intoxicating that you might even forget what day or century you are in. Yes, that’s Kasol for you! Aptly called as ‘Goa of the Hills’, this small village in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is creating ripples in the tourism industry. Stay at any of its cosy cottages and savour its local cuisine while you drink on the beauty it has to offer.
Breath-taking views, phenomenal food, variety of places to see, and vibrant nightlife – New Zealand has plenty to offer to its visitors. One of the friendliest countries in the world, New Zealand has no dearth of accommodation and eating options. History, gourmet, photography, or hiking, no matter where your interest lies, when in New Zealand you will surely be gratified!
Putting down on a pen and paper, why Spain is a fantastic country to be in, will leave even the most seasoned writer fumbling for words. They say, there is music in Spain’s soul and you actually experience it when you set your foot in this sunny European country. If you are a passionate person when it comes to food, music and travel… one thing for sure Spain will not disappoint you!