These Indian solo women travellers believe in seeing things in person, and that too all alone. They are giving us some major ‘pack your bags, and escape’ vibes!

Their passion in life is to discover new places, meet new people, and fill their souls with adventure. While we are too lazy to leave our beds and go downstairs for the dinner, these Indian solo women travellers are discovering new places and hidden spots!

1. Kavya Saxena aka Crazyfeetkavya

Kavya Saxena aka the CrazyFeetKavya has ditched city life to pursue 180 days of solo trip over-landing in India. For her, travelling is like a book of stories, the more you read it, the more the characters start rubbing on you. Kavya was in a full-time job with India’s topmost Fortune 500, but started travelling full-time during the pandemic, and has travelled solo every weekend without a break since 2009.

“When travelling solo you have to be the decision-maker and drive them and stick to them even if they fail. It also depends on the traveller how they take care of their own safety, and stay vigil. You master multitasking once you are travelling solo. You start living more sustainably as a traveller (need for experiences enhance than material possessions ). I have realized that India is very safe for women travellers.. even for the solo ones, and I think we should pass on this message.”

Check out her explorations here.

2. Raksha Nagaraj aka solopassport

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Raksha’s love for travel was gradual, and initially, it was not a big deal, but now it has become a part of her daily routine. Raksha is a powerhouse of talent, as she is a travel blogger, founder of an e-commerce art gallery, has worked in the IT industry, and is a huge advocate of solo travels. She has traveled to 40 countries across 5 continents until now, but she still long to travel over and over again.

“The biggest challenges of travelling solo are ensuring safety and minimizing the costs. But, it has taught me many things. From packing light to being street smart when traveling alone. From helping me trust strangers, and taking a leap of faith to ensure my safety, I have definitely learned a lot of things while travelling solo.”

Check out her explorations here.

3. Swati Chaturvedi aka little_things_we_do

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Swati started travelling when she was working in a corporate house that would make corporate films. She has even worked in a lot of TV commercials as an Assistant Director and an Associate Producer. But, then travelling changed her life. She fell in love with the feeling which it would bring. For her, it is about meeting new people, understand their culture, and returning with a wide horizon.

“Travelling solo taught me to take the full responsibility of my doings which otherwise I would blame on other people! It has also made me more confident in tasks and planning. The only challenge that I find travelling solo is I just can’t fall asleep anytime and need to be aware of my surroundings at all times.”

Check out her explorations here

4. Sanjivani sharma aka thegirlwithworldmap

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Travelling is in Sanjivni’s blood. She believes it’s a skill that is passed on as a family tradition, to which she is mixing her modern ideas and perspective now. When everybody would watch cartoons, Sanjivni would watch NatGeo and discovery. Taking her passion to next level she did her Bachelors from DU in Tourism.

“There is hell a lot of challenges while travelling solo, but the more you travel, the more you learn! I am a keen learner, meeting new people, and exploring places excites me. It’s scary, “ Par darr ke aage jeet hai, aur khoobsurat raste aur log” this thought bribes me every time. It’s absolutely blissful. Every answer is hidden somewhere, it’s like a mystery, you just have to solve it and if you’re lost that means you’re near the clue itself.”

Check out her explorations here.

5. Smriti Shankar aka Travellingboots

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She started  travelling solo in 2000s. Her college was in Manipal and she ran to Goa to get away from the familiar and explore the unfamiliar. She decided to be a full-time traveller in 2014, during her visit to UAE. One of her friends told her to write down her experiences, and that’s how travelling Boot was born.

” Travel is my Meditation. While we live our every day, every hour for others. In my consideration, my travel is the one time I live just for myself and do any and everything just to make me happy. Solo travelling is challenging as I can’t be IRRESPONSIBLE with myself. I have to always put myself first and protect myself, but now it has become a way of life for me.”

Check out her explorations here

6. Diksha Ranjan aka Solo_Escapist

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Travelling was a passion for Diksha since the beginning. She has been travelling for the past 5 years and decided to do it professionally 2.5 years back. Diksha believes one should overcome no matter how rough the patches are, and how unbearable the weather conditions are. She is someone who loves experimenting with different traditional cuisines, hiking to unknown places just to catch that particular sunset or sunrise! She is a fitness enthusiast, who loves solo travellling, and clicking pictures!

“There are a lot of challenges while travelling solo. But it all starts from the mindset. I make sure my mindset is correct without any sense of eerie. It has taught me to acknowledge the presence of most high. I have become more observant, optimistic, and hopeful. I am looking forward to learning much more as I continue to embark on this journey.”

Check out her explorations here.

7. Apoorva Rao aka Apy Travel Stories

Apoorva left her successful modelling career to explore the world. This passion led to the creation of her blog ApyTravelStories, where she recounts her experiences and learning from each adventure. She has been to many places like Bali, Hampi, Turkey, Italy, and Thailand, including most of the Indian cities. Her Instagram posts are delightful to watch.

”Travel is everything for me. This is where my true passion lies. It slows downtime for me. It has taught me time management, the importance of living in the moment, Patience, showed me the magnificence of the universe and how we’re just a tiny part of it. When travelling solo, I prefer my trips to be well planned, and that would be the tip for all the solo travellers, that keep their itineraries well planned!

Check out her explorations here.

8. Namrata Das aka scatteredmaps

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Namrata had her first solo trip when she was 20. She was always fascinated by the blogs of Australian hippies. Documenting her own travel stories was always her dream. ” I was in the first year of my college when I went on my first trip without my family, and had even lied to them. I told them I need to travel for a project. They did allow me to go, but my parents discovered the truth soon after. But I was glad that I could travel before I was caught, lol.”

She feels travelling solo lets you learn how to react in certain situations. Sometimes, it does get lonely, but you learn to be content with yourself. “It taught me so much about humans and places that no book could ever teach me in the past two decades. I have realized it’s important to slow down. And that happiness can have different definitions for different people.”

Check out her explorations here

9. Sindhu aka solotraveller

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When Sindhu started travelling she realized that it’s the only thing that makes her the happiest. Though the income that she gets through travelling is quite less, but the happiness it causes is beyond anything. Currently, she is on a 100 days solo travel mission and has planned to travel the entire country.

“Solo travel is a task in India. If we don’t know the language, it will be a big problem. I always think about my safety. Also, when you are alone you have to take care of everything. From expenses to unexpected situations, to emergencies. But, with time, you learn these things. Travelling solo has trained me to save money, has improved my confidence, and I have overcome my fears!”

Check out her explorations here.

10. Luzina Khan

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Luzina fell in love with travelling when she was in college. She was pursuing Product Designing back then, for which she would visit different states. After a while when she started working, she realized it was not worth her time. She then left her full-time job and became a wanderlust. Luzina started tarvelling solo when the plans with her friends got cancelled multiple times, and today she is a full-time travel photographer.

”Solo travelling is fun, it has empowered me a lot, and trust me.. it’s not even a big deal. Challenges are going to be everywhere, whether you are alone, or with someone. I have explored 28 states till now, and have never come across anything negative. I think everybody should travel solo at least once, and experience it on their own.”

Check out her explorations here

11. Just a girl who travels

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Sahithi started travelling because she didn’t feel alive with everyday Mundane activities and needed a challenge. She has been to 17 countries up until now, and most of them were solo! She is a hippie at heart, adventurous in the soul, and spiritual in mind.

“The biggest challenge of travelling alone is taking care of yourself. Your safety is all in your hands. Also, there is no one to take your pictures :P. But frankly, it is something that keeps me alive every day.”

Check out her explorations here.

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