Asia is the dwelling house of some of the most vibrant and rich cultures on this planet. Mesmerizing landscapes, mouth watering cuisine, hospitable locals and exciting lifestyle of Asian people, paves way to one of the most unforgettable journeys of any traveler.
To dive deep into once in a lifetime kind of microcosmic experience and to explore the pristine, diverse and enriching heritage around the globe, Asia is a remarkable destination for all. World’s largest continent awaits you.
Here are some of the best places for solo women travelers to visit in the magical continent of Asia:
1. The Land of Sun, Sea, Sand And Fun: Goa, India
A place where cultures meet, a scintillating locality of the Indian Ocean mesmerizes you. The sandy beaches and gently swaying palm trees fill you with calmness, energy, and vitality. Another reason why Goa is a favorite destination for many people is the shopping extravaganza. And how can you forget about the thrilling water sports adventures and the majestic view of the sea while parasailing? Goa is also widely recognized for it’s awesome party culture. And then if you are a party animal, the place is calling out for you.
Places to visit and attractions:
Some of the best places to visit in Goa are Panaji, Old Goa, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, St. Francis Church, Palolem Beach, Candolim, Benaulim, Margao, Basilica Of Bom Jesus and the list is neverending.
Backwater kayaking, Prawn Cocktail at Curlies, Anjuna Beach, Greek wines and food at Thalassa, Underwater walk, Backwater cruise and shopping at the Flea market are some of the best things to do in Goa.
2) Maldives: The Endless Azure of Blue Waters
With staggering beauty, the tranquility of the archipelago and an eclectic mix of unique cultural influences, the Maldives offers a majestic blend of memories and experiences that can be preserved for a lifetime. With an economy largely based on tourism, Maldives is an island paradise that lets you indulge into ultra luxurious resort experiences.
<style=”font-weight: 400;”>Underwater diving, Shark Park, Island Fire, sensational spas, Maldivian food, dolphin spotting, spice shopping in Mali, Sun Island Beach and the elite resorts are the major attractions of Maldives.
3) The Tranquil Kingdom: Bhutan
Lying at the eastern end of the Himalayas, the serenity and rejuvenating aura of Bhutan is a once in a lifetime kind of experience. The remarkable culture, mountains, landscape, monasteries, spectacular flora and fauna and thrilling trekking trails will surprise and mesmerise you to the core.
Things to do and major attractions:
Enjoy the divine view of Mt. Everest. Experience Buddhism to the core by visiting the Gangteng Monastery and Tamshing Monastery. Also, experience breathtaking adventure sports and don’t forget to visit popular places in Bhutan like Paro Taktsang, Tashichho Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Clock Tower Square, Black Mountains and Gangtey Valley.
4) The Wonder of Asia: Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a land of diverse landscapes, located in the heart of the Indian Ocean. The nation is famous for its world famous cuisine, hospitality, and blissful nature. From the rocky mountains to arid highlands and beaches washed with aquamarine waves, Sri Lanka surely fills the shoes of being a dream destination.
Things to do and places to visit:
Colombo tea and herb tour, golden sands of Bentota Beach, surfing at the Arugam Bay, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Adam’s Peak, a visit to the sacred city of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Fortress, Galle, visit the city of Kandy, Horton Plains from Nuwara Eliya, ancient Deegawapiya monastery and a glimpse of Duvili Ella waterfalls are some of the major attractions of Sri Lanka.
5) The Vibrant Affair: Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is a vibrant and dynamic travel destination with a vivacious nightlife, bustling streets and markets and soothing temples and monasteries. The capital city of Thailand is the pilgrimage of enthusiast travellers. Situated in the Chao Phraya River delta, Bangkok has been rated as one of the ‘Best Travel Destinations of the world.’
Things to do and major attractions:
A visit to the stunning Wat Arun Temple, food at the Chinatown Market, shopping at the Asiatique Riverfront, partying at the Khao San and RCA, a visit to The Grand Palace and the old city of Wat Pho are some of the best places to see in Bangkok.
6) A Delightful Experience in The Lion City: Singapore
One of the safest and cleanest cities in the world with a blend of greenery and skyscrapers, visiting Singapore is an opportunity that must not be missed. Relics of Buddhism, mesmerizing culture, lively shops, and restaurants call for a once in a lifetime experience.
Things to do and major attractions:
Spectacular ride at Marina Bay, alfresco- style dining at Clarkes Quay, roller coaster rides at Universal Studios, colourful skywalk at Gardens by the Bay, shopping and food at Chinatown and Little India, panoramic views at Singapore Flyer, Singapore Night Safari, Beach Resort experience at Sentosa and a visit to the National Museum of Singapore and Botanic Gardens are the best things to do in Singapore.
7) The Supernatural Buddhist Kingdom: Ladakh
Enclosed in between the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges, the rugged landscape of Ladakh is aligned by snow-crested peaks, lush green patches of vegetation and breathtaking scenic beauty with crystal blue water bodies. The indigenous culture, lifestyle, festivals and chronicles of Buddhism would fill your heart with unforgettable moments of vigour.
Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Khardungla Pass, Nubra Valley, Shanti Stupa, Royal Leh Palace, Lamayuru Monastery and Hemis National Park are some of the major tourist attractions o.f Leh.
Things to do:
Experience the enchanting scenic beauty, photography, motor biking, Indus River rafting, Camel Safari, shopping at Leh Market, skiing and experiencing rituals and relics of Buddhism are the best things to do.
8) The Oriental City of China: Shanghai
A city that rivals New York or Paris in terms of modernity, boasts of a blended culture of East and West and widely known as ‘Oriental Paris’ is a place that must be on your list. Shanghai’s dynamic life and superior natural setting make it a spectacular and worthwhile destination. It is now easy to get a visa and it surely will make your journey comfortable and fantastic.
Places to visit and attractions:
Shopping on Nanjing Road, a ride in the Maglev- the world’s fastest train, a boat or ferry cruise along the Huangpu River while exploring the Bund, taking a bird’s eye view of the city from the World Financial Centre, fun and frolic at Disneyland Park and enjoying performances at Shanghai Circus World are some of the best things to do in Shanghai.
9) Kerala: Into God’s Own Country
Kerala is a serenely beautiful state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast. It is among the top ten tourist hotspots in the world by the virtue of its natural splendour and charm. The golden beaches, undulating backwaters, coconut groves and misty hills in green along with an aroma of coffee and tea plantations would take you on a thrilling and unforgettable journey.
Tea gardens, Munnar, Kovalam, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Alleppey Backwaters, Bekal, Trivandrum, Thekkady, Varkala, Vagamon etc.
10) Vietnam: The Adventurous Journey
A UNESCO world heritage site, Vietnam offers fascinating landscapes, rich history, epic food, electrifying adventures and friendly people. If are planning to explore extraordinary and surprising things, Vietnam should be one of the top priorities on your travel list.
Aqua green waters of Halong Bay, historic musings of Hanoi, an architecture of Hoi An, grand places of Hue, mountain hiking and trekking expeditions at Sapa, Seaside charm at Nha Trang, colorful markets at the Mekong Delta and temples at My Son are major attractions.
11) The Land of Mystique: Sikkim, India
Enveloped by the Himalayas, the gorgeous state of Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all the conventional notions of an Asian Holiday. The pristine alpine forests, snow-capped mountains, perfect landscapes and a rich tribal culture makes it a destination worthwhile.
Rumtek Monastery, trek to Goecha La, valleys of Yumthang and T sorta, Tea plantations in North Sikkim, Drive to Tsomgo Lake and adventure sports at Teesta River are some of the major attractions.
12) Bali: The Land of Enchanting Cultural Adventures
With spectacular canyons, waterfalls, seas, temples and caves, majestic water villas, cliffside adventures, vibrant arts, rich culture and heritage, Bali provide a diversity of experiences that are enthralling to the core. There is something in the store for everyone: surfing, shopping, serenity-seeking and what not.
Attractions in Bali:
Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Besakih Temple, Tegalalang Rice Terraces, Ubud Monkey forest, Ubud Art Market, Caldera Lake, Elephant safari park, Dreamland beach, Pedang beach and beautiful stone caves are some of the major attractions of Bali.
13) Japan: The Window Into the Future
Filled with perfect landscapes, skyscrapers, bright neon technology, the magnificent rugged mountains, gracious folks and delicious food, Japan is one of the best and freakily preserved countries of Asia. Japan has 17 world heritage sites and some of the marvelous shrines and temples, making it a place.one must visit.
Attractions in Japan
Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Takayama, Nikko, Kamakura, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Koyasan, and Mt. Fuji are some of the major tourist attractions.
14) Cambodia: To The Kingdom of Gods
Incredible ancient history, untouched beaches, generous and hospitable people, the monument of Angkor, the intricate ruins of a painful yet enriching history and comforting food and dining experiences make Cambodia a journey worth looking forward to. So, why wait?
The magnificent Angkor Wat Temple, Bayon Temple, Banteay Srei, Koh Ker, upper Cambodian Mekong area, Silver Pagoda, Tonle Sap, Phnom Penh and The Royal Palace are the major tourist attractions in Cambodia.
15) The Thrilling Powerhouse: Seoul, South Korea
Home to several of the world’s largest companies, a unifying and fascinating culture with a vibrant nightlife and rich ancient history, the capital city of South Korea is an economic powerhouse with a blend of modern and traditional experiences on an offer to the world.
Cryeongbokgurg Palace, shopping at Myeongdong and Dongdaemun, Bukchon Hanok Village, Changdeokgung Palace, Insadong, Hongdae, Itaewon, Jongmyo Shrine, Namiseom Island, Everland, Lotte World and Mount Seorak are the major attractions in Seoul.
16) Jaipur: The Princely Glory
A jewel destination with lively forts, majestic palaces, thriving architecture and arts, rich cultural heritage, decorated stone construction, a treasure trove of precious stones, the Pink City Jaipur is an essential Asian expedition everyone should look forward to.
Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Johari Bazaar, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Jaigarh, Nahargarh, Sisodia Rani Palace Garden, Raj Mandir Cinema, Rambagh Palace, Chokhi Dhani Village, Rajasthali, The Pink Pearl Water Park, Revolving restaurants and bike safari are some of the major tourist attractions.
17) An Unforgettable Encounter: Kathmandu, Nepal
An intoxicating, amazing and pupil dilating experience awaits you in the capital city of Nepal in the Himalayan Kingdom. Kathmandu hosts a number of World Heritage Sites and thus, creates a sensory overload of awesomeness blended with pristine emotions.
The Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Chitwan National Park, Patan, Royal Botanical Garden, Kopan Monastery, Swayambhunath Stupa, Garden of Dreams and Pokhara are the major tourist attractions in Nepal.
18) Beijing: The Vibrant Modernity
Brightened by its glorious past, rich and complex historical tapestries, home to some of the finest remnants of China’s past, Beijing is a dream destination for exploring history, grandest sights, variant markets, colorful nightlife and well-preserved culture.
Forbidden City( The Imperial Palace ), Tiananmen Square, Great Wall at Badaling, Juyongguan, Mutianyu, Simastal and Jinshanling, Summer Palace, Temple Of Heaven, Ming Tombs, Hutongs Pedicles Tour, Lama Temple, Beihai Park, Beijing Capital Museum, Silk Street and Juyong Pass are the major tourist attractions.
19) Andaman & Nicobar Islands: An Exotic Escape
Untouched clean beaches, underwater corals, adventure sports, historical monuments, lush green tropical islands and silent musings make Andaman one of the safest and blissful tourist destinations of Asia. The sun-kissed beaches and azure waters give a rhythmic splash of memories worth longing for.
Radhanagar Beach, Neil Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Ross Island, North Bay Island, Samudrika Marine Museum, Anthropological Museum, Science Centre, Kalapani Museum, Cellular Jail, Howrah Bridge, Elephant Beach, Bharatpur Beach, Viper Island and The Great Nicobar Island are some of the prime tourist attractions.
20) Dubai: The Ambitious And The Amazing
Dubai is a destination which is not in Aisa but considered to be one of the best and safest places for solo women travellers. An attention seeking over-achiever of sorts, positioning itself as a tourist Mecca and transforming itself from a desert to a thriving ecosystem, Dubai is a destination that mustn’t be missed. There is a level of cultural diversity that is hard to match. The mega malls, arts and designs, 5-star hotels, amazing skylines, tall residential buildings with a massive 90% of the population coming from outside the population coming from outside the country make it one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.
The city is a foodies heaven with a diverse range of Arab-Persian Indian Pakistani French Japanese Chinese British and American restaurants. A blend of sea, sand and sun awaits to enthral you to the core.
Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Creek, Palm Islands, Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai Marina, The Dubai Mall, Mall of The Emirates, Dubai Museums, Jumeirah Beach, The World, Ski Dubai and the list continues.
So don’t wait and pack your bags to get ready for a wonderful experience.