Help us! We caught the travel bug. Summer always gives rise to feelings of desperate needs for a vacay. This season calls for a quick jaunt away – whether it spells sun, sand and wind in our hair or heading for the hills. What better way to kickstart the holiday season then planning a trip with your best gal pals? Zero drama, maximum fun and a trip waiting to make memories. We have rounded up 5 of the best Indian destinations that are perfect for an all girls trip, easy on your pocket as well and most importantly – safe for your girl squad! Spoyl yourself silly!
5 Indian Destinations That Are Perfect For An All Girls Trip
1. Shillong, Meghalaya
“The mountains are calling and I must go!” We must go indeed. Northeast India is an untapped virgin beauty and if you visit it, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. Shillong i.e, the “rock capital” of India, ticks all the right boxes for an ideal vacation. The land is filled with gorgeous views, amazing weather and friendly and fashionable people. They also host a ton of musical gigs and festivals through the year so gear yourself up for great music, cool artists and good food!
What you need to see: Mawlynnong village, known as the cleanest self governed village in Asia and the Living Roots bridge. You can also cover other beautiful states in proximity like Sikkim and Darjeeling if you’re planning to discover the Northeast.
Pondicherry is THE ultimate destination for an all girls gang trip. It’s a beautiful mesh of rustic, charming and culture. From rugged clean beaches to charming little cafes, the French colony, quirky bright architecture and the peaceful Auroville, providing the perfect juxtaposition. Pondicherry is a hit amongst visitors! And to sweeten the deal further, they also have street and high-end shopping!
You need to check out: Auroville, Paradise Beach and Pondicherry Museum.
3. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Out of all the Indian destinations that are perfect for an all girls trip, Rann of Kutch is the most sought-after and also one of the safest. The salt marshy land has been visited by tourists from all over the world and for good reason.
Every year for 3 months, starting from December and until February, the Government of Gujarat holds a festival that celebrates the culture, the land and its people, known as “The Rann Utsav”. The picturesque white desert is a sight to behold on a full moon night when there are colourful fairs, endless dances and traditions celebrated. Apart from being a way of earning income, the locals also host horse rides, camel safaris and bird watching. Make memories with these remarkable moments.
You can’t miss: The Rann Utsav, of course!
4. McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh
Camping in front of snow-capped mountains, in cozy tents and snug blankets? We say yes, yes and YES to all of it. McLeod Ganj is one of the safest and prettier spots in India to run away to. It almost looks like a scene out of Heidi! This quaint yet breathtaking town is situated in the lap of the Dhauladhar mountain range and is home to a large population of Tibetans. Begin your spiritual journey and make your way to this trekker’s paradise, it will be a trip you will remember for ages.
Tick off your checklist: Tsuglagkhang or Tsuglag Khang, the Dalai Lama’s temple, the Triund trek via Indrahar Pass and definitely, DEFINITELY indulge in a plate of steaming hot momos.
5. Sundarbans, West Bengal
We know the question running through your mind. Are the Sundarbans really one of those Indian destinations that are perfect for an all girls trip? Yes you read that right. It’s so safe, even with it being the indigenous home to more than 250 Royal Bengal Tigers (that is if you follow the do’s and don’ts). The destinations and electrifying environment will bring our the adventurer in you and your girlies whilst enthralling you to the fullest with its mystic and natural beauty. Wildlife lovers and otherwise will love the flora and fauna all around. The magic of Sundarbans will take you to Netidhopani, the remains of a temple that is almost 400 years old. We say YES!
Look out for: Bird watching, Crocodile spotting, Tiger spotting and the Sundarbans Mangroves – the largest single block of Mangrove forest in the world.
So, the real question is..
Where are you heading?