On the occasion of International Women’s day, Hotels.com lists top solo travel destinations
This international women’s day, rediscover yourself as you travel solo or with your gang of girls. Solo travel as a trendhas caught on a big way among the young independent woman. Gift yourself a holidaypacked with adventure, funand learning and take off solo to experience a world that you have never seen before. As an ode to the spirit of womanhood and to inspire the independent woman in you to travel, Hotels.com has compiled a list of places that are a must-do as solo destinations.
Chile – Valparaiso
Priced at Rs.3, 336* per room per night
The hospitable, clean, prompt, polite, efficient, friendly country of Japan is extremely safe for women and also happens to be a country with one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Be rest assured ladies, day or night you can walk on the streets and not be afraid. Start with the fascinating megalopolis of Tokyo, hop a bullet train ride past Mount Fuji to experience the contrasting tranquillity of old Kyoto. Lodgings, from venerable ryokaninns to modern hotels, are designed with single travellers in mind. You can enjoy a communal hot spring bath, meditate in a Zen garden, and dine at the counter of a sushi restaurant—a classic favourite of solo travellers.
Priced at Rs5,482* per room per night
The city that never sleeps, the Big Apple of America, a city with so much to offer it is impossible to see it all. Visit the famous Central Park, stroll through the West Village, admire the Empire State Building, and unquestionably treat yourself to a New York-style slice of pizza.If you’re the kind of girl who likes to party, shop and eat, this is the place for you! Don’t forget to see the legendary Statue of Liberty while there.
YOTEL New York at Times Square
Priced at Rs7,960* per room per night
If you’re the types, who likes a bit of city and a bit of nature, then Nairobi is the place for you. The best of both worlds for travellers, Nairobi is a city that offers urban and safari adventure. Best part about Nairobi is that to take a safari one doesn’t even have to leave the city. From there, you can go on a coffee tasting session to experience some of the locally grown coffee in one of the several coffee shops found in the city. A must see is the Rift Valley, where you can see for hundreds of miles, right down to Tanzania.
Priced at Rs5, 577* per room per night
San José City, Costa Rica
Antiques and museums give you a high?Well, then the breathtaking city of San José that is situated at 3,690 ft. above sea level in the Central Valley is the place for you. San José owing to its location enjoys wonderful temperatures year-round, and is both adventurous and convenient as a base of exploration for single travellers. Explore the impressive collection of museums and take yourself back in time. Make sure to check out the open air markets to see the copious amounts of indigenous arts and crafts. Don’t miss out on experiencing some of the best nature in the world, specifically the VolcanPoas.
Priced at Rs2,570* per room per night
Paris might be the City of Love, but Barcelona is the ‘city of Luvin’. Stroll Las Ramblas and enjoy Barcelona’s unique blend of Catalan culture, distinctive architecture, lively nightlife and trendy, stylish hotels. You’ll find Europe’s best-preserved Gothic Quarter here, as well as amazing architectural works by Gaudi. Look no further than the rambunctious La Boqueria market, where you can stock up on local delicacies
Priced at Rs5,469* per room per night
For the single ladies who just want to take off from the hectic lifestyle to a place more peaceful, the capital of Belgium and Europe is the perfect getaway. Brussels is filled with 17th-century Art Nouveau buildings and daily flower markets. Visit Brussels’ very own Eiffel Tower, the Atomium. It provides great views, inside and out. Also, needless to say, get some chocolate and waffles. Belgium has some pretty outstanding selections.
Priced at Rs6,549* per room per night