Every year on March 8, International Women's Day celebrates the social, cultural, economic, and political achievements of women across the globe, and this year's theme is "I Am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights". In honour of this momentous day, the tourism industry is increasingly promoting female-focused trips that can have a life-changing influence not only on you but on other women across the globe.
Also, it's a good time to take a solo trip or a weekend gateway with friends. With 2020's International Women's Day just around the corner, here is a handful of weekend getaway ideas for female travellers in India; from far-flung expeditions to cool experiences.
Plan A Trip To Rishikesh
A trip to Rishikesh is all about falling in love with the self and life all over again. If you are a woman going on a trip to the Yoga Capital then you are headed for some of the best experiences of your life. Rishikesh is a travelling treat that offers diverse experiences, all in the middle of the breathtaking Himalayas. It offers adventure activities such as river rafting, trekking and reclining, and tourist attractions like Ram Jhula, Rajaji National Park, Beatles Ashram, and Laxman Jhula to tour.
Explore The Lesser-Known Island In Kollam
There are no restrictions on travel for female travellers in Kerala. The weather is delightful, and if you're looking to sit back, relax and reinvigorate, Kollam is the place to do it. As a female traveller, it's easy to meet people on travel or while island hopping or sightseeing. Though there are plenty of places to visit in Kollam, you can choose Munroe Island.
It doesn't have the hyped tourism feel like other tourist spots in the country, but still offers the best of natural settings, which can be nice when you are going it on your own. Also, the best part is the canal cruise; it takes through mysterious canals revealing the life and beauty of this enchanting island.
Witness Multi-Hued Sunrise On Nandi Hills
Do you wish to see a multi-hued sunrise, rather than dull daybreak, cloaked in clouds? If so, give no further thought. Hire a car or bike and visit Nandi Hills in Bangalore. Nandi Hills is the best place to experience daybreak in Banglore. You can camp at night and stay awake, till the morning sun greets you back. Nandi Hills is a regular weekend destination for the residents of Bangalore and people from around Bangalore!
Sit back And Relax Amid Natural Bounties
If you don't have any big plans this Women's Day, head to Coorg. Coorg is one of the best places in Karnataka which offers many natural bounties along with lip-smacking authentic cuisine. Budget accommodation and affordable views make things easy for travellers. On top of that, Tea gardens, resorts, trekking, waterfalls, and dams in Coorg shall make your trip worthwhile.
Seek Blessings At The Renowned Golden Temple
Amritsar is a great place to wander for female travellers in India. Located about 448 km away from New Delhi, Amritsar boasts an entirely different vibe for female travellers, despite being crowded. The city holds great spiritual and historical importance and therefore, a visit to Amritsar is a must.
Though Amritsar is fine to travel any time of the year, it is advisable to hit the roads now. While traversing Amritsar, seek blessings at the world-renowned Golden Temple and witness the best beating retreat at Wagah Border. You can also enjoy lip-smacking Amritsari Kulchas with Lassi while wandering in the busy streets of this vibrant city
Discover The Charm Of Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal might be a favourite hot-spot for families and friends, however, it also excites a lot of female travellers due to its invigorating views, verdant forests and enchanting waterfalls. Kodaikanal is located in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu and is at an altitude of 2300m above sea level.
March is the best time to enjoy the beauty of this scenic wonder. Moreover, you can skip the usual tourist activities here, like boating in Kodaikanal lake or venturing into the famous Guna Cave, and rather take a walk in the pine forest or head to the Echo Point to relish the bird's eye view of the imposing landscapes.