Travel connects urban and rural communities. Today, on International Day for Women, let’s unite to create new paths.
ALL-WOMEN TRAVEL GROUPS IN INDIA:
Planning to go on a fabulous vacation but do not have a partner ready then fret not! All-women travel groups are on the rise. The holiday agencies plans a perfect itinerary in a good budget, add interesting highlights, fun activities, nature trails and culinary twists to fit all. The safety factor reigns high and a chance to make new like-minded friends from across the country and even abroad adds to the over-all zeal. In India, rural tourism, farm stay, temple trails, local fest participation, music concerts, wellness and adventure themes are big attractions for women. Many parents feel easy to give wings to their young daughter’s solo travel plans with such women travel groups. If you are keen to opt for one of the women centric travel trips then choose a theme that you wish to explore. Online presence of such travel groups can come handy. Make your travel plans soon and explore ahead.
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Region: Himalayan retreats
Imagine a retreat with five star appeal. In India, the Himalayan foothills often see a bevy of curious lifestyle enthusiasts who enrol themselves for Ayurveda and Naturopathy-oriented detoxing treatment facilities. The retreats are often surrounded with litchi, cherry and mango orchards. Vegetables and herbs are grown at a small in-house farm and individual dietary assistance is provided. Wellness vacations are a big hit with solo women. Well, who doesn’t like a healthy glow from within.
ECOTOURISM & SOFT ADVENTURE AMIDST NATURE
Region: Thenmala & Alapuzzha
Thenmala, situated 72 km from Thiruvananthapuram is home to India’s first planned ecotourism project. It has 10 eco tourism spots that cover the great hill ranges of Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts. The terrain is dotted with forests, rubber and tree plantations and was selected by the World Tourism Organisation as one of the premier eco-friendly projects in the world. From boat rides to mountain biking and rock climbing, Thenmala offers a plethora of adventurous activities to the vacationers.
Kayaking at Alappuzha is a major sport in the state that has earned laurels both nationally and internationally. The backwaters of Alappuzha is the hub of kayaking in Kerala and the journey through the palm-fringed waterways in a kayak offers an excellent opportunity to explore the city.
Shop for local produce and artisans’ ware to understand the ethos of a destination better. ‘Mela’ is a fun place to be in. Just go with child-like curiosity!