the adventurous trips in India that are perfect excuse to get your girl-gang
India’s notorious incidents of rapes and molestations have often put a question mark on the credibility of Incredible India. And with all the groping, rubbing or at the most ogling having become a playful custom for
many men on the streets
, Indian women need to think thrice before they decide to lace up their shoes for
Goa or Nainital!
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With insecurity as an alibi, the girls just can’t give camping in a forest or indulging in paperbacks a miss! How could they, when India has her own women-friendly destinations! We consulted
to know about the
that are perfect for girl gangs’ trips.
Wikipedia, India Times) Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
The Seven Sisters states of India are quite safe for women with patriarchy vanishing in domestic and professional culture. At 10k feet above sea level, Tawang is surrounded by snow capped mountains and lakes and delivers to your soul an incredible blast of happiness.
Sela Pass, Tawang Monastery, Taksang Gompa, Nuranang Waterfall, Pankang Teng Tso Lake, Bumla Pass are some of the proofs that heaven may exist on earth!
Guwahati to Tawang is 561 km. Cab ride may cost about Rs. 1600-2000.Bus service is also available.
For stay, find good Airbnb stays here. Sikkim
Sikkim is something that our mindset could never think of. You may have been to paradise lookalike mountains, but Sikkim seems to be the paradise itself. The snow laden mountains, frozen lakes, and thrilling passes should have been enough to cast a spell on you, but it has monasteries and tea estates to ice the cake. Sikkim hosts an annual Paragliding Festival as well. So, girls what keeps you waiting? And did we say, it’s absolutely safe for women with only steam hot momos to ogle at you!
Sikkim is 150 km from Siliguri, West Bengal. Regular Train service from Kolkata to Siliguri’s New Jalpaiguri Station is available. You can tag along a Kolkata visit along with it. (We are pretty sure you have a Bong friend, so does everyone).Regular bus service and taxis are available for Sikkim. But yes, for taxis you need to be the queen of bargaining.
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While you are still convinced that Goa is the heaven for the BBFs, there are more to explore. Sindhudurg boasts of virgin beach, unexplored backwater and waterfall. Sindhudurg is in the Konkan area of Maharashtra having picturesque stretch of land on the west cost of India, endowed with the beautiful seashore, picturesque Mountains and scenic natural beauty and known for tropical fruits like the world famous Alphonso Mangoes, Cashews, Jamuns etc.
So while you can have a fruity blast on the sea, Sindhudurg is quite safe for women travllers.
The nearest airport Goa and Sindhudurg has its rail head as well. Trivandram Rajdhani from Delhi goes via Sindhudurg.
Stay at Paradise Beach Side Room from Airbnb. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Orcha dates back to 1500 as the seat of power for Bundelkhand dynasty of Central India. As history scripts itself on Orccha, Chattris of Orchha , Sunder Mahal, Phool Bagh, Dinman Hardaul’s Palace are the places to put your facebook check in. And women are safe here.
Best time to visit these places are evening with a full moon above.
To reach Orchha, get down at Jhansi station and take a cab. It can charge upto Rs. 400. It’s just a half an hour journey.
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For the girls who are inclined towards Himalayas, there’s no alternative to the crystal lakes and 50 bright shades of mountains and valleys. Ladakh isn’t as wild as the Alps, rather a vibrant mosaic of people and their culture. Among Yaks, Red Pandas and Snow Leopards, Ladakh’s innovations are unique with a school that only admits students who have failed. And folks! There’s music! The tribal pahaadi songs that are rooted 2,500 years with its ethnicity in Tibet, China and Nepal.
Stakna Monastery, Alchi Choskor Monastery, Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, Prayer Wheel, Sand Dunes Leisure Park, Magnetic Hill are some places to include in your itinerary.
Delhi to Leh is 1047 Kms and is accessible by road and air. Go Air operates a 1 hr 15 min flight from Delhi, which starts at 8:40am and reaches at 9:55am.
By road, one can reach Jalandhar and take a cab to Leh, however the cost goes up than flight!
For stay, you should consider, Dream Ladakh family guest house from Airbnb.