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A Solo Trip to Kerala

Kerala has become a highly sought-after destination among travellers seeking unique experiences. With its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and diverse cuisine, Kerala offers something for every kind of traveller. Over the years, there has been a noticeable increase in solo travel, even among women, as more people seek the freedom to explore new places on their own terms. Kerala is an excellent destination for solo travellers, providing ample opportunities to experience local culture and cuisine at your own pace. Whether you are planning a solo trip to Kerala or embarking on one, you are sure to find adventure, relaxation, and a chance to discover yourself. Let us explore some of the best places to visit in Kerala for solo travellers, including the tranquil backwaters of Kumarakom.

colourfully painted row houses on a street in Kochi


Kochi is a popular destination for solo travellers in Kerala, offering a blend of old-world charm and modern attractions. The town is known for its colonial architecture, picturesque streets, and thriving arts scene, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a mix of history and culture. Solo travellers can explore popular attractions like St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, the iconic Chinese fishing nets that line the harbour, and the Mattancherry Palace, which features traditional Kerala-style architecture and houses a museum with a vast collection of antiques. Kochi is also renowned for its local food scene, which includes a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.


Munnar, nestled in the Western Ghats mountain range, is another popular destination for a solo trip to Kerala. The town is known for its sprawling tea plantations, misty hills, and cool climate, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat. Solo travellers can indulge in a range of activities such as scenic hikes and treks, tea factory visits, and wildlife and biodiversity exploration. The Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts. Munnar is also known for its numerous yoga and meditation centers, providing a tranquil and rejuvenating experience for those who are seeking to unwind on their Kerala solo trip.

breathtaking views of the lush green tea estates in munnar
stunning views of the aruvikkuzhi falls


Kumarakom, located on the banks of Lake Vembanad, is a top destination for your solo trip to Kerala. The town is known for its picturesque backwaters, bird sanctuaries, and lush greenery, offering solo travellers a chance to explore the natural beauty of the region. For bird enthusiasts, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a must-visit, where you can spot a range of local and migratory birds. Solo travellers can also explore the town's rich cultural heritage by visiting the traditional Kerala homes and experiencing local cuisine. Some of the popular activities in Kumarakom include canoeing, fishing, and boating in the serene backwaters. Whether you want to explore the natural beauty of the region or immerse yourself in the local culture, Kumarakom is one of the best places for solo travel in Kerala.

Kerala offers a wide range of experiences for solo travellers, from the colonial charm of Kochi to the serene backwaters of Kumarakom. A solo trip to Kerala is a great way to explore the local culture and cuisine, as well as take in the natural beauty of the region at your own pace. If you're looking for a place to stay in Kumarakom, Rhythm Kumarakom is an excellent choice for solo travellers. Situated on the waterfront, the resort offers a peaceful and serene retreat with its eco-friendly practices, stunning views of the lake, and top-notch amenities such as an infinity pool and a spa. Whether you're seeking adventure, culture, or relaxation, a Kerala solo trip is your best option.

elegant boathouse in Kumarakom captured during the day

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