Most people have a false conception that India is an unsafe place for female travellers, which is partially true. But it is high time to move away from the insecurity and dependency, which take the country by its horns. It is time that women travel solo or with their gang of female friends in the country.
Of late, one can notice that a lot of female travellers have been coming forward and sharing their travel experiences, which is a very welcoming sign and in a way, it shows that times are changing and women are not restricted anymore to the four walls of their houses.
If you are person who has the opinion, "Why should boys have all the fun?", well then this list of 20 places will surely motivate you to get your bags packing and get going to places along with your all girl gang.
In case you disagree with this opinion, then these places would definitely lure you by their beauty and make you explore them as soon as possible. Check them out.
If you are part of a gang who loves the beauty of nature, well then Amboli is just the right place for you all to head off to. It is home to brilliant landscapes and it is also considered as one of the best ecological hot spots in the country. The place also offers activities such as angling, night treks and camping, which will for sure give you a boost to the overhaul experience of the beautiful destination.
There's no other better place than Pondicherry for a gang who loves food, beaches and more importantly cheap shopping. The clam and composed French colony is filled with exciting activities, which start with treating your taste buds to the multiple cuisines, which are followed by the beaches and finally will let you wrap up to some large-scale shopping. Fondly called Pondy, the place is a one-stop destination that is open to explore by the ladies gang.
The beautiful city of Udaipur is one of the most extravagant and rich cultural destinations in the country. The vibrant colours and the assorted range of places to shop adds on to the charm of the city even more. The royal touch to the serenity of the lake city would for sure make you come back to the city over and over again.
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Animal lover or not, Ranthambore is a destination which you require to discover with your women folk. It is one of the ideal wildlife destinations in the country, which follows a royal legacy. So, make sure you hop on to one of the safari rides, which would offer you some early bewitching sightseeing experiences. Take a ride in a hot air balloon and be prepared to amaze yourself with its beauty.
5. Rann Of Kutch
Thinking about taking a bike ride and a selfie with your gang on a white desert-like place? Well, it would for sure make it a picture-perfect moment! Kick-start your bikes and begin a biking expedition to the Great Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, and be prepared to be blown away with its beauty. Take a walk on the seashore and live the calmness and serenity of the place.
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If your gang of girls are looking forward to some fun and adventure in the dry deserts of Rajasthan, this is the place to be. Jaisalmer is the perfect destination for you. For the adventure junkies this place boasts of desert camps, jeep safaris and wildlife spotting, along with the village tours in Jaisalmer.
One amongst the well-known destinations in the country, Lonavala has its own charm and appeal, which attracts visitors from various places across the country. A well-known destination amongst the honeymooners, Lonavala has got it all. For the adventure seekers, the place has hot air balloon rides, trekking, waterfall rappelling and zip lining.
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Here is a place which cannot disappoint you in your visit. Shimoga, home to the well known Jog falls, Agumbe and many more such beautiful places, is one of the best places for solo women travellers. It is seen as one of the best places in the state of Karnataka for sightseeing and to experience the true beauty of nature. The place has plenty of options, which for activities such as boating, wildlife safari, hiking, camping and caracoling.
For the lovers of sand and sea, no other beach can be compared to the beauty of Gokarna beach. The beach offers activities like beach trekking, boating, dolphin spotting and a large variety of water sports, which makes it an ideal plan for an exciting weekend trip with female companions.
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Without second thoughts, a visit to Dandeli would for sure be one of the best trips you would undertake with your friends in your lifetime. The experience that you get here is something which would transport you to a whole new different level. Get your hands dirty in rappelling, trekking, coracle riding and top it all with an outdoor camp.
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11. Andaman And Nicobar Islands
The days when people thought women are supposed to stay at home are long gone, and at present, it is all about going around places and competing for the best for the women folk. Get your bags packing and head to the breathtakingly beautiful place of Andaman and try your hands in scuba diving, snorkeling and various other exciting water sports. The islands indeed offer you the best experiences you can ask for.
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Home to the Royal Bengal Tigers, the Sunderbans will rekindle the adventurer in you and your gang, but it will also equally leave you dumb-found with its mystic natural beauty. Spotting of the tiger in this national park is one of the most unique experiences, which would give you all the thrill you require in the whole world. Apart from this, you indulge yourself in bird watching, crocodile spotting and a boat safari, which would satisfy the wildlife lover in you.
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A hill station which has the capabilities to clam you and wipe away all the stress! Kalimpong is a perfect blend of both calmness and craziness together. As you discover places and experience the surreal beauty of this hilly retreat, you will also be glad to know that you can opt to go for hiking, paragliding, river rafting and trekking.
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The amazing beauty in the Himalayas which is best described as heaven on earth is the land of Sikkim. The state of Sikkim is truly paradise for all the nature lovers out there. If you are a lover of the hill stations and adventure activities, well this is the place for you ladies. From trekking to yak safari to river rafting, you name it and the place is ready to offer to you.
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The paradise of India, Kashmir a place which can bring about a change in your travel experiences at one shot. A trip to Kashmir would awaken an adventurer as well as a traveller in you, with numerous places for one to visit and also equally exciting things to do. One can go for skiing, paragliding, hot air balloon rides, stroll across the Dal lake and many more.
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A beautiful hill station which is surrounded by large snow-capped mountains and thick pinewood forests, Manali is home to the twisty Beas river, which adds on as a beautiful center of attraction. The breathtaking hilly retreat is tucked between the peaks of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. It is also considered to be a holy land, which is home to many gods and goddesses.
The only place which is equally well known for spirituality, yoga and adventure sports, Rishikesh is the best place for women solo travellers to head to. Situated on the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, the place is a one-stop destination for white-water rafting, kayaking, along with rock climbing, rappelling, bungee jumping, etc.
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The ultimate destination which you cannot miss out on is Ladakh. Go for a bike expedition through the valleys of the Himalayas and head for some activities like trekking, camel safaris, yak safari, cycling, etc. These activities would for sure rise up your spirits and help you get a better understanding of the world.
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