Guide to Plan Solo Trip to Goa for Female Travellers
Goa is one of the safest and most exciting places for a solo trip in India! Watching the scenic sunsets from the various beaches, enjoying the best of music and nightlife, gorging on the delicious local goan cuisine, and exploring offbeat spots, Goa offers many unique experiences to all. The tiny state on the west coast of India is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Thousands of female solo travellers from India and overseas visit the state every year to experience Goan life.
If you're planning to take a solo trip to Goa, here are some things you need to keep in mind.
Goa is very well connected with other cities in the country and abroad. You can take a flight from any major metro city and reach Goa in a few hours. You can also take a train or a bus, based on your budget and preference. Goa airport is in Dabolim, situated approx. 30 km from the capital city Panjim and 23 km from South Goa. There are many train stations in Goa where intercity trains halt. The same is the case with buses. Many people also like to drive down to Goa from Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, and nearby cities.
Each part of Goa has a different vibe, and you should decide where to stay based on the experience you want to have. While North Goa has a mix of buzzing beaches and parties, South Goa has a more laidback vibe with quiet beaches. Central Goa is also a good option, especially for solo women travel. The capital city of Panjim is a busy area where you can marvel at the colonial architecture, sit by the river, enjoy the local cuisine at the finest restaurants, or relax by the beach.
If you want to stay where the parties are, Anjuna, Vagator, Baga, Calangute, and Candolim are good options. You can relax at the beach shacks during the day and attend the best parties in town in these areas at night.
If you're looking to connect with your inner self and immerse in yoga or want to try your hands at surfing and other adventure activities, then Assonora, Morjim and Arambol are great places to stay.
South Goa has the most serene and beautiful beaches and many offbeat spots for you to explore. Palolem, Agonda, Varca, and Benaulim are some of the best places for Goa solo female travellers in the South.
There are beachside accommodations available where you can go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the ocean and take a dip in the water whenever you feel like it. You can rent a scooter or a car and visit more beaches, low-key bars, and restaurants offering delicious local food and drinks.
It is best to book your tickets and accommodation well in advance. Since you're travelling alone, it's better to be prepared to make the most of your Goa solo trip without worrying about the last-minute booking and reservation.
Always make sure to keep your hotel number and other helpline numbers handy in case of emergencies. Also, it is best to keep your loved ones informed about your location, place of stay, and itinerary for the day for safety purposes.
Goa isn't big on public transportation so make sure you make your travel arrangements in Goa. You can either hire a scooter or a car to get around Goa. There are also many taxi services that you can avail of that will take you to your destination and back at a pre-arranged price.
Goa is undoubtedly one of the safest places for Goa solo female travellers. It's always good to choose an accommodation that you are sure of. Club Mahindra has multiple properties across Goa includes resorts in varca or resorts in Madgaon that ensure that your stay is very safe and pleasant. In North Goa, there is Club Mahindra Assonora resort in the Bardez area.
In South Goa, you can choose between Club Mahindra Emerald Palms and Club Mahindra Varca resorts. Located near the beach, these two properties are the perfect getaways for female solo travellers in Goa. Club Mahindra Acacia Palms in Madgaon is another option to stay at if you want to be close to the city.