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2 August 2019 | 6 min read

8 Amazing Destinations In The World That Are Perfect For Solo Travellers

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It is empowering, exciting and challenging. Few things in life are quite as rewarding as solo travel, and with research proving the rise of this medium of travel, there is never a wrong time to plan one. Sure, you might need to ask a stranger to take that photo of you at the Metropolitan Museum in New York or at St. Paul’s Cathedral in England, but it is a minimal price to pay for planning a trip precisely according to your wishes.

So without further ado, book your tickets to these incredible destinations that are perfect for all types of solo travel enthusiast. That’s not all – digibank also offers Personal Loans of up to INR 15 lakhs for travelers who are looking to make their travel plans a reality. Best part? It hardly takes a few minutes.

Costa Rica

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Best Solo Travel Destination For Beach Enthusiasts
It’s hard to find a country with so much coastline as Costa Rica. With a stunning abundance of nature, solo travellers will feel at home in places like Tamarindo, Santa Teresa, Puerto Viejo, La Fortuna and Nosara, to name just a few. Further, this country also boasts of a host of outdoor activities like mountain biking, rafting, sea kayaking, surfing and hiking. Add to that the region’s commitment to green energy, like wind and hydropower, makes it an ideal fit for the eco-minded traveller as well.

Things to do – Book a table at a café that specialises in farm-to-table dining – it’s quite prevalent in this country.

Mexico

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Best Solo Travel Destination For Coffee Lovers
Mexico might be just a few kilometres from the USA, but it has enough diversity in culture, landscape and even seasons to suit a wide variety of solo travellers. Whether you are looking for adventures or want to lie on the beach, the vibrant colours and fantastic food are sure to make your stay truly memorable. Don’t believe us? Mexico has been hashtagged by Instagrammers more than 50 lakh times.

Head to the Caribbean coats where there are a host of beach getaways like Tulum and Isla Holbox. If on the other hand, you like to wake up to the smell of coffee, Chiapas is sure to become your favourite destination.

Kenya

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Best Solo Travel Destination For Wildlife Enthusiasts
With a worldwide reputation of being home to the “Big Five” {namely elephant, black rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard} and a unique ecosystem found nowhere else in the world, Kenya is one of the best places for a wildlife safari. You can join in a big group or arrange for a guide to take you on a safari to the numerous parks that are scattered here. Add to that, the country has an incredible infrastructure, and it is quite easy to find accommodation here for almost any type of budget.

Tip – Did you know that Nairobi has a bustling nightlife and we recommend you check it out during your travel sojourn.

Spain

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Best Solo Travel Destination For Architecture Aficionados
Spain has something for everyone – from art museums and gorgeous architecture, stunning beaches, mouth-watering food and a host of adventure activities.

Start your journey at Barcelona, where you can spend time at Parc Guell, a public park that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts of sculptures and mosaics designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. After this, make your way to La Sagrada Familia and Picasso Museum, both of which have some unique artefacts. If museum hopping makes you hungry head to La Boqueria, one of the oldest markets in the city that has a good mix of contemporary cafes.

Tip – Whether you love beaches or not, Ocata Beach near Barcelona and Socorro Beach in Tenerife are some of the best beaches in the world. Do not miss it!

New York

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Best Solo Travel Destination For City Lovers
If there is a solo travel equivalent to grabbing the bull by the horns, it is New York. And the best part is that this is one of the few cities in the world where you are never truly alone or bored. New York does not care who you are with, and such carefreeness is infectious.

So go ahead, eat that pretzel in Central Park, stroll in amazement along Broadway, wander the art-lined walls of Metropolitan Museum, catch a show at their theatres, shop for some big brands and soak in some relaxation at the various spas scattered all around the city. Add to that, the dining scene in the city is truly spectacular and perfect for the solo experience. Whether it is urban wineries in Brooklyn or the classic Jewish delis in Manhattan or contemporary cafes, there is enough here to keep every type of foodie happy and satisfied.

Tip – The best part of Manhattan is that the city’s prime attractions {both cultural and artistic} are just moments away from each other. Don’t forget to use their subway system – it is the best way to travel around the city.

England

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Best Solo Travel Destination For Nature Enthusiasts 
Diverse, welcoming and vibrant, London is home to a countless number of communities that all call this country their home. During your stay here, head to some scenic destinations that abound in the country. England is home to nearly ten national parks, 34 Areas of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) and miles of rocky, beach-fringed coastline – 2,795 miles, which makes it one of Europe’s longest, and the only country to have a public coast path the entire way around. Add to that the innumerable museums, cobbled streets, abandoned castles and bustling towns, ensure that endless adventures await the traveller. Pack your bags now!

Tip – Want to save on your upcoming international trip? Use your digibank debit card and avail discounts of up to INR 6,000 on International tickets on Thomas Cook website when you pay using your digibank UPI handle. Find out more here.

Japan

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Best Solo Travel Destination For Food Lovers
On the surface, Japan might seem like a modern metropolitan city, but once you land here, you will have countless opportunities to discover the country’s traditional culture. Spend your night in a traditional Japanese inn, sleep on futons and tatami mats and walk through well-worn wooden halls to the bath-house for an experience that you will not forget in a long time. From the spare beauty of a Zen rock garden to the majestic aura of a Kyoto geisha dance, Japan will entice even the most reluctant traveller.

But all that aside, Japan is a paradise for food lovers. Many of its restaurants specialise only in one dish and that is why it is able to pay a lot of attention to even the smallest detail, whether it is sourcing the best ingredients or assembling the recipe in the best possible manner. The country is also extremely seasonal, which means that depending on the time that you visit, the type of food you have varies to a high degree. Plus, who needs company, when you’ve got miles of manga to get through, and ramen counters that practically beg you to eat alone?

Tip – Japan is a straightforward country to navigate, thanks to its highly efficient public transport. The bullet train network connects the southern tip of Kyūshū {the southernmost of Japan’s significant islands} up to Hokkaidō {its northernmost}, with passes which are reasonably priced as well.

Singapore

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Best Solo Travel Destination For Culture Fans
Although many people quickly dismiss Singapore as a stopover city, there are quite a few reasons why this destination is an ideal vacation spot, especially for solo travellers. A cultural and culinary melting pot, this destination boasts of substantial green spaces along with a thrilling diverse resort and café scene. Also, the dramatic contrast of the city – from historic Hindu temples and soaring skyscrapers to vintage boutiques and museums that have a rainforest as their back garden, there is enough here to keep you occupied throughout your trip. Singapore is a place where European influences are beautifully integrated with other cultures, including Chinese, Malay and Indian; no other place in the world has so successfully created a coexistence between East and West.

The best part? English is one of the most common languages in the country, enabling solo travellers to communicate without any barriers.

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