Travelling is a passion and every individual is fond of it. In order to unleash oneself from the hussle-bussle of daily life we all need a getaway, a refreshment that boosts energy, reinvents us, creates ever-lasting memories for lifetime. In this new era, millennials love going solo. It indeed is one of the best way to explore as well as enjoy with zero compromises. The cherishable recollection in one’s life are the places travelled and the moments which are captured in our minds forever. Time waits for none nor does opportunities, regardless of that we all need to step out into our own shoes of comfort and set ahead to explore new places and discover the best version of oneself and the one which the Nature already offers us with. So here are 5 places single travelers can venture freely and safely.
The Aroma of the rich spices, the trail of fragrance from the flower gardens and the magnificent architecture can leave anyone mesmerized. On the foothills of Chamundi is a small town which will indeed leave anyone wander into a world of traditional fairytales. Ruled by India’s former Wodeyar dynasty is the city of Mysore located in southwestern Karnataka, also known as the “city of Royal Heritage/Palaces. This place is known for the origin of the relishing sweet i.e. ‘Mysore Pak’ which would pull in any foodlover like a magnet as it has varieties to offer including its Silk Sarees, Sandalwood soaps which are all purely made out of raw materials since the time of the royal patronages. Being one of the World Heritage listed places, Mysore is one of the magical cities filled with its series of art, eloquent Styles and culture which tends to enchant its visitors and leave them enthralled.
Suitable Time Period for Visit: October-February.
Distance: 144KM (approx.) from Bengaluru.
Weather: Average high of 34°C and low of 22°C (warm all year round)
Famous Places of Attractions: Mysore Palace, Somanthapura Temple, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Shuka Vana and Bonsai Garden, Spice and Mysore Silk Market.
Transportation: Via Train (2-3 hours) Bus (3-4 hours) from Bengaluru.
Ideal Span for Stay: 1-2days.
OOTY, TAMIL NADU
The best way to have a wanderlust escape is to go amidst the Nilgiris known for its scenic beauty and flora-fauna i.e. the town/hill station of Ooty. Known for its Lush green forests, biosphere reserves and pleasant climate Ooty is definitely the place to get a dose of rejuvenation from the start of its road journey itself where the drifting cool breeze lands one in the serene hilly town. The organic Vegetation and the exotic flower gardens make this place exquisite and agriculturally rich. Home to animals and birds like Spotted deers, Panthers, Elephants, Tigers, Peacocks are indeed commendable to witness. Capturing Moments is a must while travelling and Ooty is the place since it is the hub of manufacturing photographic films, Cameramen with film cameras can be found in every tourist spot and this is one of the highly recommended activity since we can treasure the memories in a photograph forever right(?)
Suitable Time Period for Visit: October-June.
Distance: 86KM from Coimbatore and 274KM from Bengaluru.
Weather: Average high of 25°C and low of 5°C.
Famous places of Attractions: Pykara Falls, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Botanical Garden, Avalanche Lake, Mudumalai National Park.
Transportation: via Bus (7-8 Hours) from Bengaluru.
Ideal Span for Stay: 2-3days.
PONDICHERRY, Tamil Nadu
One of famous Union Territories is the former French town of Pondicherry known for its colonial villas and seaside promenade. The Mustard Coloured villas, chic boutiques and cafes definitely seem to astound tourists. The breezy seaside filled with white sand and blue water adds an, amiable feeling to one’s journey. Activities like Scuba-diving, water-bikes, motor-boats enhances the thrill to a different level. Cuisines from French to traditional food is a must starting from cafes to shacks, since it is known to offer the best and luscious delicacies so far. Auroville a mini township few miles from the main town of Pondicherry is an incredible place to visit which would make any individual’s experience a delightful and delusional one.
Suitable Time Period for Visit: November-March
Distance: 357KM from Bengaluru.
Weather: Average High of 39°C and low of 30°C.
Famous Places of Attractions: Paradise Beach, Rock Beach, Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Old Lighthouse, Flea markets.
Transportation: Train (8-9 hours), Bus (7-8 hours) from Bengaluru.
Ideal Span for Stay: 2-3days.
On the Arabian Sea is the famous temple-town of Gokarna known for its palm-lined beaches and sacred sites. The thrilling view from the rocky mountains to the beaches is a breathtaking one. Trek from one beach to another might be tiresome but the in the end it lands one in a paradise with a marvelous view to witness. Eateries like seaside shacks and cafes offer some delicious food from fine Continental Breakfast to Seafood Platters which definitely is a exotic haven for foodlovers. Adventurous water Sports like Banana boats, parasailing, Paragliding are exciting activities one should not miss in his/her lifetime. Historical sites are must visit as it is indeed spiritually relaxing and outshines this place as the temple town of India.
Suitable Time Period for visit: October-March.
Distance: 483 KM
Weather: Average high of 31°C and low of 20°C.
Famous Places of Attraction: Om Beach, Mahabaleshwara Temple, Kudle Beach, Yana, Half-moon Beach, Paradise Beach.
Transportation: via Train (9-10 hours), Bus (8-9 hours) from Bengaluru.
Ideal Span for Stay: 2-3 Days.
On the dotted hilly Tea Plantations along the Western Ghats is the former british ruled town of Munnar also known as the “Kashmir of South India” known for its unique cold climate and beautiful tea gardens. The Chilling cold climate of this region also had witnessed snowfall before which is why Munnar should be in everyone’s bucketlist. A good cup of Tea/Coffee beside with the view of the floating clouds and misty valleys is what sums up to be a heavenly experience.
Suitable Time Period for Visit: October-November and January-May.
Distance: 477 KM from Bengaluru and 194 KM from Kerela.
Weather: Average High of 23°C and low of 12°C.
Famous Places of Attraction: Munnar Tea Valley, Eravikulam National Park, Attukad Waterfalls, Kundala Lake, Pothamedu Viewpoint.
Transportation: Bus (9-10 hours), Train (10-11hours) from Bengaluru.
Ideal Span for Stay: 2-3 Days.
The desire to travel or get a good getaway or an escape is rare in a hectic schedule of one’s daily life. So these 5 places in South India will indeed make your short vacation a cherishable and worth remembering one with loads of memories on the way back. So grab your chance to pack your bags and set out solo for your own ravishing getaway.