Known as the most popular continent in the world, Asia is the hub of culture and heritage. It has so much to offer to everybody, especially to the women. Imagine all the clothes, spices, accessories you can buy and the crazy adventures that you can take. While all this sounds exciting, we know how tough it can be for a female to travel at some place which is both safe and adventurous. You have that urge to travel alone and discover what lies out there but also take care of yourself. After all, safety comes before any other thing. And when it comes to Asia, one needs to be careful. To make sure that you female solo travelers are safe and sound along with having a crazy experience to narrate later on, we’ve come up with a list of safe trave destinations for solo female travellers in Asia which will be perfect for you to visit.
Also known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, this tiny island nation is perfect if you’re planning a trip alone. Sri Lanka has rich history, untouched wilderness, water sports and what not to offer to the people who go there. You can take the Colombo tea and herb tour, visit the city of Kandy, go to the Sinharaja Forest etc. And the best part about Sri Lanka is that the public transportation is pretty safe and is highly recommended for the female solo travellers. If you are fond of arid highlands, national parks and beaches then there’s no better place than Sri Lanka for you. The best time to visit this destination is from December to March.
Also read: Places to visit in Sri Lanka
Bali, Indonesia Bali
is an island which is famous for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. Why we have Bali on this list, you ask? It’s because this place has plethora number of things female solo travellers can do like visiting Tanah Lot, Mount Batur, Bali Safari and Marine Park etc. You can also opt for various water sports like snorkelling, surfing, rafting, scuba diving etc. One of the major reasons for going to Bali can be for the dolphin tour that can be found nowhere else but Bali. This destination is perfect for the beach and animal lovers. The best time to visit Bali is throughout the year.
Why is Bali the ultimate destination for solo female travellers?
Also known as the Lion City, Singapore is the one destination in Asia which is the safest as the crime rate is very low. Moreover, it is the cleanest too. It has the perfect combination of greenery and skyscrapers. If you’re that woman who swears by shopping and loves to spend money, then Singapore is your go-to place. When in Singapore, you can visit places like the Marina Bay, Universal Studios, Sentosa beach resort, Gardens by the Bay etc. Apart from shopping and the places to see, Singapore has a huge variety of cuisines available, so you’re sorted for the food too. The best time to visit this gem of a place is from August to February.
Who doesn’t know about this crazy party hub of India? If you love to party and even want to enjoy a little “me time” by the beaches, then there’s no other place except Goa, where you should be. Goa is simply breathtaking and has a good number of things one can do. Let’s just take a minute and think about the tons of beaches that this city has to offer like Calangute beach, Baga beach, Candolim beach, Dona Paula, go to Fort Aguada, trekking at Udaan Dongar or tour of North Goa and South Goa etc. Goa’s nightlife is to die for. Also, let’s just take a minute and think about the tons of beaches that this city has to offer. And let’s not forget, Goa has King’s beer to offer so you’ll be all set to travel solo here. The best time to visit this marvellous place is between November to February.
Also read: Best places to visit in Goa
Explore the stunning landscapes and snow-capped mountains of Ladakh on your next solo trip. The people here are welcoming and will make you feel comfortable so break the notion of “travelling alone to Ladakh is not safe.” You can visit the Pangong Tso Lake (remember the last scene of 3 Idiots?), Khardungla Pass, Nubra Valley, Namgyal Monastery, Hemis Monastery etc. Cycle in Ladakh, click loads of pictures and eat the Tibetan food. This is one experience which you will always cherish and will keep close to your heart. I guess you don't need more reasons why to travel solo to Ladakh
The best time to visit this beauty of a place is between the months of May to September.
Treat yourself to a luxurious holiday by planning a trip to the Maldives. An island paradise, this destination is stocked with white-sand beaches, architectural buildings, thriving culture and an amazing underwater world. This place’s economy is dependent on its tourism. You can visit places like the Male Friday Mosque, Hulhule island, Atolls, Moofushi etc. Maldives also has a huge number of water sports to offer to the ones that come here like snorkelling, whale shark sightseeing, surfing, diving etc. The best time to visit this paradise is from November to April.
Also read: Why should you visit Maldives?
Adored for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, Kerala is the one place which should be on your travel list if you’re planning a solo trip. It’s a blissful destination where you can stay at a tree house in Wayanad district or explore the backwaters in Alleppey. God’s own country also has numerous other things to do like bamboo rafting, camping, watching snake boat races, elephant rides, visit the tea/coffee plantations, Athirapally waterfalls etc. If you’re game for trying on new fun things alone, then head to this destination. The best time to visit Kerala is between October to March.
Also read: Kerala Travel guide
Bhutan is a landlocked country in South Asia and is the last great Himalayan kingdom. There is so much to love about Bhutan because the locals here fiercely guard their traditions. This is a land of surprises as you’ll find rice that is red, chillies to be the main dish and majestic fortress-like monasteries. Visit places like Paro Taktsang, Tashichho Dzong, Clock Tower Square, Black Mountains, Gangtey Valley etc. The best time to visit this incredible destination is from October to December.
A vibrant and tropical destination, Thailand radiates a feeling of freedom. The people of Thailand are amusing loving and friendly. You’ll find tons and tons of rice paddies, tropical forests, soothing temples, rejuvenating beaches, squat villages, jungle topped islands etc. The places which must be visited when in Bangkok, Thailand are Chatuchak Weekend Market, Wat Phra Kaew, Grand Palace, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep etc. The best time to visit Thailand is between November and April.
A place which many don’t prefer going but is originally one of the best for females who wish to travel solo. Japan has people who are more than willing to help and they are so classy and respectful that you’ll come back with great stories to narrate. The best part about this location is that it is completely normal for women to stroll alone. And Japan also has female-only accommodation options in case you still have doubts about this place. You can eat here alone and nobody would turn their head to stare at you. Moreover, cherry blossoms in Japan can leave you awestruck.
Visit places like Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Jigokudani Monkey Park, Disney Land Himeji Castle, Great Buddha of Kamakura, Todaiji Temple, Tokyo Tower etc. The best time to visit Japan is between March to May and September to November. Cherry blossoms in Japan can leave you awestruck.
Start your trip to South Korea from Seoul. You’ll get plenty of places in Seoul from where you can shop till you drop. The best places are Myeongdong and Ewha Women’s University. You can also do café hopping here as the food in Seoul is to die for. Also, go to Incheon as this place is known for its Fairytale Village (said to be a dream come true for both adults and kids). As this is one destination which never sleeps, you will get to make tons of new friends and party all night long. Do try South Korea’s street food. Everything that you’ll find on the streets will taste exceptional. The best time to visit South Korea is between April to June.
Luang Prabang, Laos
You’ll find so many like-minded people in Luang Prabang that this place should be on the top of your travel list. Laos is also that destination which has won a plethora of awards because of the sights, food, people etc. If you are a sucker for stunning architecture, then head to Laos. You’ll be stunned to see how beautiful this place is. Visit sites like Phu Si Hills, Pak Au Caves, Kuang Si Waterfalls, Golden Stupa, Vang Vieng, Mekong River etc. You’ll be able to find your inner soul in this place and come back as a new person. The best time to visit Laos is between November to May.
This is one city which is compared to New York and Paris when it comes to modernity. Shanghai has a blended culture of the East and West. Since it’s become easier to get a visa of this destination, you can plan a trip here alone. Visit places like Nanjing Road, World Financial Centre, Huangpu River, Disneyland Park, Shanghai Circus World etc. The best time to visit this destination is between the months of October to November.
Bir, Himachal Pradesh
A small city in the Himachal Pradesh, Bir
is made for all the nature and wine lovers. It may sound as a weird combination, but there’s nothing better than having the “pahadi wine” in a place like Bir. Apart from the wine, Bir is the second highest paragliding place (yes, you read it right!) Fly like a bird and feel free and light by paragliding with a view of a purple sky on your right and the mountains on the left. Also, enjoy pure Tibetan food in Bir as this destination is home to a lot of Tibetan people. To pass your time, you can visit the monasteries or walk around. The place is so refreshing and filling that even a walk is enough to bring out your happy side! The best time to visit Bir is from April to October.
A South East Asia nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, mountains and coastlines. This destination has an incredible ancient history, generous people, great hospitality and intricate ruins. Cambodia is an ideal location for those female travellers who love knowing a thing or two about history. When in Cambodia, do visit places like Angkor Wat Temple, Koh Ker, Upper Cambodian Mekong area, Phnom Penh, The Royal Palace etc. The best time to visit Cambodia is from November to March.
These are some of the places of Asia which are perfect for solo women travellers. You will be completely safe in these places and will surely have one hell of a time. Now get to cross all of these places one by one off your travel list!