When was the last time you went on an all-girls trip with your closest friends, sans any other type of attachment? If you can’t remember, perhaps it’s some to start planning one immediately, and check out these five destinations that are highly popular with women travellers!
Family vacations with your children and better halves are always fun, but going on an all-girls adventure with your besties can be a thrilling and life-changing experience. If you feel like your gang of girls needs some quality time to bond and gain some fresh perspective, a trip to one of these beautiful vacation hotspots in India will surely help your group come closer than ever before!
Straight out of a Bollywood movie scene, the picturesque valley of Kashmir has been the epitome of love and romance for time immemorial. While honeymooners flock here each year to click selfies in shikaras, in recent years the number of all-women vacationers has increased tremendously. With several reputable three-star hotels and homestays offering twin-sharing accommodation, a ski holiday in snowy Gulmarg with your girl gang should definitely be at the top of your to-do list!
Nothing can compare to the thrill of cruising along on your bike at the high altitudes of Ladakh and feeling the cool wind in your hair. Except perhaps doing all of the above with your gal pals in tow. Pose for a fun group photo with your girls on top of the Khardung La pass— the world’s highest motorable road— or stretch your legs on a scenic trek to Nubra Valley or Pangong tso. Reminisce about your college days and wear your favourite grungy leather jacket to rock that biker chic look— why must boys have all the fun?
A getaway to God’s own country done right is one planned with your very own gang of yummy mummies! Leave your daily planner at home and pencil in some precious ‘me’ time because mommy needs to have some fun too. If you find yourself worrying about whether your kids did their homework or went to bed on time, just prop your feet up on the deck of your majestic houseboat as it glides along the tranquil palm-fringed Alleppey backwaters!
Go ahead and cash in on that well-deserved cheat day from your diet and indulge yourselves in some savoury South-Indian delicacies. If you’ll are an adventurous bunch, take some time out to explore the flora and fauna of Kerala’s many sprawling wildlife sanctuaries such as the Periyar Tiger Reserve and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.
Daman is quickly replacing the overrun hill stations of Mahabaleshwar and Lonavala as the next offbeat hotspot for all-women holiday makers. Just a three-hour drive from Mumbai, the erstwhile Portuguese colony is famous for its panoramic forts and beaches, so buckle in your seat belts and gear up for a fun road trip with your squad! Make the most of the city’s affordable hotels or if your clique feels like going all out, the five-star Deltin, Daman, will truly give you a taste of the good life.
#5 Gangtok, Sikkim
Mountains, monasteries and momos— what’s not to love about the incredible North-East? The charming cliffside town of Gangtok, Sikkim is as famous for its bustling nightlife as it is for its spectacular vistas of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak. Head for the hills with your crew this monsoon season and get a first-hand experience of the famous North-Eastern hospitality. Ladies, if you’re feeling especially lucky, down some of the delicious local brew chhaang, and hit the Deltin Denzong casino for a night out on the town!