Travelling solo is indeed an incredulous idea, and being a woman makes it more unbelievable. But the trend has been changing from the last decade. Women travellers are no more fearful and are ready to travel solo to explore and build a life of their own choice.

Solo women are ready to take up any challenge that comes their way; they are more daring and audacious. They just have to keep some safety measures before leaving home. In this blog you will get to know about different adventure sport destinations in Karnataka which are safe for women.

Karnataka a huge landscape rich in its timelessness and unidentified beauty attracts a huge no of tourists ever year for variety of adventure sport and solo women must join the vast brigade of adventure activities in and around Karnataka.

1. Manipal

Manipal a small town packed full of its young gen students falls in the Udupi District of Karnataka. The rocky land, submerged with its beautiful beaches makes it a wonder valley for adventure lovers. Due to the night life, Manipal can be safely visited and enjoyed by a solo traveller.


How to reach:
By road: Manipal is 61 Kms from Mangalore
By air: Bajpe Airport, Mangalore is about 1.5 hrs drive from Manipal
By rail: The nearest Railway Station is Udupi Railway Station, 5 kms from Manipal
Adventure activities to take up: Bike Safari, Trekking, Board Surfing, Jet Skiing, Parasailing

2. Gokarna

Gokarna, famous for its religious importance has unique and unidentified beaches. Young women tired from the routine life can visit Gokarna for mental peace and rejuvenation falls in the Uttara Kannada district the location has been isolated and preserved till date, so it is a paradise for swimmers and solo travellers will enjoy the water sports that take place in Gokarna.


How to reach:
By road: Gokarna is just 10 km off the NH 17 connecting Mumbai to Kochi.
By air: Dabolim airport in Goa is the nearest airport about 140 km
By rail: The nearest railway station is Ankola, about 20 km from Gokarna.
Adventure activities to take up: Banana Boat ride, Kayaking, Surfing, Snorkelling, Trekking, Parasailing, Yoga

3. Dandeli

Not so famous, but the love for water sports can be fulfilled in a place called Dandeli. Located in the Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, Dandeli has a mix of migrants from all over the country. One can find budgeted hotels all over the place which makes it accessible for the solo travellers.


How to reach:
By road: Dandeli is 90 kms from Belgaum
By air: Belgaum airport is the nearest airport about 90 km
By rail: The nearest railway station is Dharwad, about 55 km from Dandeli.
Adventure activities to take up: Swimming, Kayaking, Rappelling, Jungle Safari, White water rafting.

4. Sakleshpur

A hill station located in the Western ghats of Karnataka has traversing high bridges and tunnels famous for Trekking. Sakleshpur receives the highest rainfall in Karnataka and is a diverse spot for Flora and Fauna. Bag packers and solo travellers will find it exciting and fascinating to trek along the railway tracks.


How to reach:
By road: Sakleshpur is 40 kms from Hassan
By air: Bajpe Airport, Mangalore is about 138kms away from Sakleshpur
By rail: Sakleshpur has its own railway station
Adventure activities to take up: Trekking

5. Shimoga

Shimoga lies in the centre of Karnataka, where the enormous landscape will take your breath away. Rich in art, tradition, culture, we should not forget about the Jog falls which is one of the highest waterfalls in India. The exotic flora and fauna has various options of enjoying the wildlife.



How to reach:
By road: Shimoga is 195 Kms from Mangalore.
By air: Shimoga has its own Domestic Airport named as Shimoga Airport.
By rail: Shimoga has its own Railway Station named as Shimoga Nagar Railway Station
Adventure activities to take up: Trekking, Wildlife Safari, Boating, Lion Safari

6. Agumbe:

A village accommodating 500 people is a part of Western Ghats Mountain range and is considered a World Heritage Site. Famous for trekking and rural Tourism Agumbe is also known as the Cherrapunji of the South. The enormous waterfalls and the sunset point make it a destination to visit. Solo women traveller can pack their bags and visit Agumbe for trekking in the rain forests and can engage themselves with the locals to explore the rural tourism.


How to reach:
By road: Agumbe is 48 kms from Manipal.
By air: Bajpe Airport, Mangalore is about 100kms away from Sakleshpur
By rail: Shimoga (90km) is the nearest train station to Agumbe
Adventure activities to take up: Trekking

7. Murudeshwar:

As the name suggests Murudeshwar has the 2nd tallest Shiva statue of the world, a small place located in the Uttara kannada District lies on the coast of Arabian Sea. Famous for its water sport activities is a good destination for solo women travellers as it has budgeted accommodation facilities and the pristine sands of the beach is good for swimming, boating, scuba diving. Women can even enjoy the famous handicraft shopping.


How to reach:
By road: Murudeshwar has good connectivity with Mumbai, Kochi and Bangalore.
By air: Nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport, 165 km away
By rail: Murudeshwar has its own railway station
Adventure activities to take up: Rafting, Swimming, boating, scuba Diving

Are you the next solo women traveller to explore the same?
Karnataka being so beautiful is in fact an excellent retreat for spending some time alone in the serenity of Mother Natur


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on Aug 01, 2015

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