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10 Places In India That Are Perfect To Travel To With Your Girl Squad

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What is a lifetime of happiness if you haven’t been on a fun trip with your girl gang? A lot of people will tell you India is not safe to travel only for girls, but I would like to contradict that statement. Here are some of the most amazing places to explore in India with your girl gang. There are plenty of options, from budget trips to luxurious ones. Having said that, a trip with your girl gang does not necessarily have to be fun, it could be adventurous and an ultimate test of your coordination. Here is your list.: 10 Places In India That Are Perfect To Travel To With Your Girl Squad © Polkacafe 10 Places In India That Are Perfect To Travel To With Your Girl Squad

What is a lifetime of happiness if you haven’t been on a fun trip with your girl gang? A lot of people will tell you India is not safe to travel only for girls, but I would like to contradict that statement. Here are some of the most amazing places to explore in India with your girl gang. There are plenty of options, from budget trips to luxurious ones. Having said that, a trip with your girl gang does not necessarily have to be fun, it could be adventurous and an ultimate test of your coordination. Here is your list.

Spiti Valley

If you are looking for a trip without any distractions, this is your place. Spiti literally means ‘middle land’. You may not find strong receptions in most of the places, but the view and experience will keep you hooked. It is an expanse of barren Himalayas and monasteries dating back to a 1,000 years. It is not for leisurely travelers, it is for people who enjoys brittle conditions while sinking in another culture. The weather is a little tricky as the harsh sun might burn your skin but the canopy shades might give you goose-bumps from the chilly air. There are no luxurious hotels there and some natives have opened up their homes to travelers. Do not expect flashy bathrooms with modern amenities or comfortable cushioned beds. But you can absolutely merge with culture, while acclimatising with the weather.Spiti is a compilation of several small villages. So travelling to each of them while absorbing the culture is an experience. If you can undertake a road trip from Shimla or Manali, you would have a life-changing experience. Make sure to stack enough cash from Shimla or Manali because there are few ATMs or card facilities there. Yak and Horse safaris will give you the best overall view of the region. Best time to travel: The best time to travel is between May and September.How to get there: You can take a flight to Bhuntar and from there got to Shimla or Manali. From Shimla, it takes about 14 hours and from Manali, it takes longer, so you may have to halt at Reckong Peo. It is very close to the Tibetan border, so make sure you carry your valid identity cards. You can trek or travel to Bara Sigri, the second longest glacier in the world, visit Tabo Monastery, which is the oldest in the western Himalayan range. Read more about Ecosphere, a travel initiative in the Spiti Valley. © Polkacafe Spiti Valley

If you are looking for a trip without any distractions, this is your place. Spiti literally means ‘middle land’. You may not find strong receptions in most of the places, but the view and experience will keep you hooked. It is an expanse of barren Himalayas and monasteries dating back to a 1,000 years. It is not for leisurely travelers, it is for people who enjoys brittle conditions while sinking in another culture. The weather is a little tricky as the harsh sun might burn your skin but the canopy shades might give you goose-bumps from the chilly air. There are no luxurious hotels there and some natives have opened up their homes to travelers. Do not expect flashy bathrooms with modern amenities or comfortable cushioned beds. But you can absolutely merge with culture, while acclimatising with the weather.

Spiti is a compilation of several small villages. So travelling to each of them while absorbing the culture is an experience. If you can undertake a road trip from Shimla or Manali, you would have a life-changing experience. Make sure to stack enough cash from Shimla or Manali because there are few ATMs or card facilities there. Yak and Horse safaris will give you the best overall view of the region. 

Best time to travel: The best time to travel is between May and September.

How to get there: You can take a flight to Bhuntar and from there got to Shimla or Manali. From  Shimla, it takes about 14 hours and from Manali, it takes longer, so you may have to halt at Reckong Peo. It is very close to the Tibetan border, so make sure you carry your valid identity cards. You can trek or travel to Bara Sigri, the second longest glacier in the world, visit Tabo Monastery, which is the oldest in the western Himalayan range. 

Gokarna

If you are looking to explore serene beach sides, which is not commercialised, Gokarna is your place. There are five beaches in the area and you can totally beach hop while having some fun with the most-friendly crowd. Gokarna has exquisite continental cuisine, keeping the western crowd in mind. You will find many people from the west, living their life on the beach literally. They also conduct Yoga and meditation classed at the breakoff dawn and it is very exhilarating. In the evening, you can visit the old Gokarna town, where you can shop till you drop. But it falls in line with the ‘Hippie’ culture. But what is the point of some girl fun if you do not collect souvenirs as memories. © Polkacafe Gokarna

If you are looking to explore serene beach sides, which is not commercialised, Gokarna is your place. There are five beaches in the area and you can totally beach hop while having some fun with the most-friendly crowd. Gokarna has exquisite continental cuisine, keeping the western crowd in mind. You will find many people from the west, living their life on the beach literally. They also conduct Yoga and meditation classed at the breakoff dawn and it is very exhilarating. In the evening, you can visit the old Gokarna town, where you can shop till you drop. But it falls in line with the ‘Hippie’ culture. But what is the point of some girl fun if you do not collect souvenirs as memories.

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

It is 100 kilometers away from Assam and the nearest airport is in Guwahati. If you and your girl gang love music and wish to attend a music festival amid the mountains, you are in for a treat in Ziro. You must have attended Weekender or other music festivals, but Ziro is unique. It is a festival that brings together local artistes, and it is not commercialized at all. It is a 3-day festival and there are tents and very affordable accommodation available. It is not a trip, it is an experience. You need to get an inner line permit which you can get in Arunachal tourism website. The camps are for two or six and it comes a discounted package. The tickets for the festival is also very reasonable and worth every penny. Picture this, you are lying on lush green grass, the air is as fresh as a rose, and you can hear beautiful music echoing around you and all you can see is clear sky and mountain ranges. Wonderful, isn’t it? You can also indulge in the local Apatani tribal culture and indulge in their cuisine.: Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh © Polkacafe Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

It is 100 kilometers away from Assam and the nearest airport is in Guwahati. If you and your girl gang love music and wish to attend a music festival amid the mountains, you are in for a treat in Ziro. You must have attended Weekender or other music festivals, but Ziro is unique. It is a festival that brings together local artistes, and it is not commercialized at all. It is a 3-day festival and there are tents and very affordable accommodation available. It is not a trip, it is an experience. You need to get an inner line permit which you can get in Arunachal tourism website. The camps are for two or six and it comes a discounted package. The tickets for the festival is also very reasonable and worth every penny. Picture this, you are lying on lush green grass, the air is as fresh as a rose, and you can hear beautiful music echoing around you and all you can see is clear sky and mountain ranges. Wonderful, isn’t it? You can also indulge in the local Apatani tribal culture and indulge in their cuisine.

Darjeeling
It is known for its pubs and the warm hill culture. It is an overnight journey from Kolkata and the nearest airport is Bagdogra. There are jeep, or SUVs available at affordable rates from Bagdogra or Siliguri till Darjeeling. It is a very famous hill station so there are plenty options to stay. You should stay near the mall, preferably at ‘Belle Vue Hotel’ because you can have an overview of the entire mall and also Darjeeling. When in Darjeeling, you have to visit ‘Joey’s pub’ and listen to some good music while you can sip your beer and gossip. The very famous confectionary, Glenary’s has a pub called ‘Buzz’, where you can find all kind of crowd. You will get amazing Chinese food and ‘Buzz’ is the only place open till late. It is a hill station so everything shuts by 9:00 p.m. But you can start your day early and have a grand breakfast at Keventers, which you must know of if you have watched Barfi. There are lot of tourist attractions like tea estates, monasteries and even rent a car and go around to Mirik, Lepchajagat and other beautiful places. And the markets are a sheer treat for your girlfriends.Best time to visit: October-March © Polkacafe Darjeeling

It is known for its pubs and the warm hill culture. It is an overnight journey from Kolkata and the nearest airport is Bagdogra. There are jeep, or SUVs available at affordable rates from Bagdogra or Siliguri till Darjeeling. It is a very famous hill station so there are plenty options to stay. You should stay near the mall, preferably at ‘Belle Vue Hotel’ because you can have an overview of the entire mall and also Darjeeling. When in Darjeeling, you have to visit ‘Joey’s pub’ and listen to some good music while you can sip your beer and gossip. The very famous confectionary, Glenary’s has a pub called ‘Buzz’, where you can find all kind of crowd. You will get amazing Chinese food and ‘Buzz’ is the only place open till late. It is a hill station so everything shuts by 9:00 p.m. But you can start your day early and have a grand breakfast at Keventers, which you must know of if you have watched Barfi. There are lot of tourist attractions like tea estates, monasteries and even rent a car and go around to Mirik, Lepchajagat and other beautiful places. And the markets are a sheer treat for your girlfriends.

Best time to visit: October-March

Ladakh

There are two ways to get there-by road or by air. If your girl gang wants some adventurous, then you might have picked the right place. Rent a car from Manali and set out for the most amazing drive of your life. You can stop and have stay overs on the way, because the journey is long. Once you reach there you can visit the monasteries and the famous school there, which you must have seen in the movie, ‘Three Idiots’. You can take a yak ride and sink in the local culture and also visit the nearby villages. Don’t forget to take you pass because it is a bordering area and there are restrictions. You need to halt a day when you reach there to acclimatize with the climate. The local cuisine and culture will keep you in a parallel world and you will have the time of your life. There is a Buddhist Festival which you can include in your itinerary, because it will expose you the intricate Tibetan Buddhist Culture.Best time to visit: June-September.: Ladakh © Polkacafe Ladakh

There are two ways to get there-by road or by air. If your girl gang wants some adventurous, then you might have picked the right place. Rent a car from Manali and set out for the most amazing drive of your life. You can stop and have stay overs on the way, because the journey is long. Once you reach there you can visit the monasteries and the famous school there, which you must have seen in the movie, ‘Three Idiots’. You can take a yak ride and sink in the local culture and also visit the nearby villages. Don’t forget to take you pass because it is a bordering area and there are restrictions. You need to halt a day when you reach there to acclimatize with the climate. The local cuisine and culture will keep you in a parallel world and you will have the time of your life. There is a Buddhist Festival which you can include in your itinerary, because it will expose you the intricate Tibetan Buddhist Culture.

Best time to visit: June-September.

Kodaikanal and Ooty

A brilliant mix of mountains, greenery, lakes and wildlife sanctuaries describes Kodaikanal perfectly. A drive away from Bangalore, this is one of the best road trips that you can take with your girl gang. Rent a cycle, take a local tour, experience the cuisine and soak in the warmth that is the weather! There are cottages on the cliffs and you can wake up to the pristine view. Get on your car again and drive to Ooty, which is just three hours away and explore another range of the magnificent Nilgiris. There are several bird sanctuaries, waterfalls and even wildlife parks where you can explore and engage. And of course, you have to mingle with the locals to get a taste of their yummy jams and local cuisine and not to forget, filter ‘Kaafi’.Best time to visit: April-Aug: Kodaikanal and Ooty © Polkacafe Kodaikanal and Ooty

A brilliant mix of mountains, greenery, lakes and wildlife sanctuaries describes Kodaikanal perfectly. A drive away from Bangalore, this is one of the best road trips that you can take with your girl gang. Rent a cycle, take a local tour, experience the cuisine and soak in the warmth that is the weather! There are cottages on the cliffs and you can wake up to the pristine view. Get on your car again and drive to Ooty, which is just three hours away and explore another range of the magnificent Nilgiris. There are several bird sanctuaries, waterfalls and even wildlife parks where you can explore and engage. And of course, you have to mingle with the locals to get a taste of their yummy jams and local cuisine and not to forget, filter ‘Kaafi’.

Best time to visit: April-Aug

Pondicherry

This is another small town and a true French reminiscence. You get the most authentic French cuisine and interestingly every street has a French name to it. All you need is scooter, shades, hat, and a backpack to carry your essentials. Some say that you can go around the town in a day on a scooter. You can travel to Auroville, the much-famed institute where you will come across people from all over the world and you will open up to the strangest of experiences. Local cuisine, churches, exceedingly cheap beer, do I say more?Best time to visit: Aug-Feb: Pondicherry © Polkacafe Pondicherry

This is another small town and a true French reminiscence. You get the most authentic French cuisine and interestingly every street has a French name to it. All you need is scooter, shades, hat, and a backpack to carry your essentials. Some say that you can go around the town in a day on a scooter. You can travel to Auroville, the much-famed institute where you will come across people from all over the world and you will open up to the strangest of experiences. Local cuisine, churches, exceedingly cheap beer, do I say more?

Best time to visit: Aug-Feb

Goa

Think of a girl’s trip and not mention Goa, is that even possible? And I am sure you know that all you need is a flight ticket to Goa and the rest can be a mystery. There is a lot you can do in Goa. Get a nice place to stay and make sure you have a car or bike. Set out in the morning and explore the churches, local cuisine like Goan fish, curry, cakes, you can also have very very cheap beer. You can also visit the famous fort, which has its presence in so many popular Bollywood flicks. Come evening, let your hair down and take a cruise and have a gala time with local song and music and merry making. Goa parties are known for the fun element, so take your girl gang and crash any party in any of the beaches. You can also party hop and that way you can see many parties together. You can attend the Saturday market, where you can shop local handicrafts, clothes, lamps, bags and a lot of other things. Don’t forget the beach activities like paragliding, sea biking.Best time to visit: Oct-Feb © Polkacafe Goa

Think of a girl’s trip and not mention Goa, is that even possible? And I am sure you know that all you need is a flight ticket to Goa and the rest can be a mystery. There is a lot you can do in Goa. Get a nice place to stay and make sure you have a car or bike. Set out in the morning and explore the churches, local cuisine like Goan fish, curry, cakes, you can also have very very cheap beer. You can also visit the famous fort, which has its presence in so many popular Bollywood flicks. Come evening, let your hair down and take a cruise and have a gala time with local song and music and merry making. Goa parties are known for the fun element, so take your girl gang and crash any party in any of the beaches. You can also party hop and that way you can see many parties together. You can attend the Saturday market, where you can shop local handicrafts, clothes, lamps, bags and a lot of other things. Don’t forget the beach activities like paragliding, sea biking.

Best time to visit: Oct-Feb

Jim Corbett National Park

If you and your group love wildlife, definitely go to Jim Corbett National Park. It is located in Uttarakhand district and is the oldest national park in the country. You will get a wide variety of flora and fauna and a variety of wildlife animals. There are wildlife parks, waterfalls, museum that you can visit. Besides that, you can take the safari and a grand tour of the forest, where you can spot tigers, elephants, lions, Nilgais, flying fox, wild cobra, and much more. You can also spot different species of birds that you may not have spotted anywhere else. The resorts they are much secured and if you are up for some spooky fun, this is your place.Best time to visit: Dec-May © Polkacafe Jim Corbett National Park

If you and your group love wildlife, definitely go to Jim Corbett National Park. It is located in Uttarakhand district and is the oldest national park in the country. You will get a wide variety of flora and fauna and a variety of wildlife animals. There are wildlife parks, waterfalls, museum that you can visit. Besides that, you can take the safari and a grand tour of the forest, where you can spot tigers, elephants, lions, Nilgais, flying fox, wild cobra, and much more. You can also spot different species of birds that you may not have spotted anywhere else. The resorts they are much secured and if you are up for some spooky fun, this is your place.

Best time to visit: Dec-May

Rajasthan

It is one of the largest states in the country and there are lot of places to see. You can visit the forts, which has unique stories in every city. Rajasthan is all about the culture, and it is inherent in every little thing you visit; from the food to the musical evenings. It is also one of the best places to shop authentic Rajasthani work, like heavy embroidery, bright coloured and very ethnic products. They are famous for chappals, dupattas, salwar suits and unique accessories. You can take camel rides in the desert and even stay in luxurious camps there.Best time to visit: November to March Here is a list of women-only travel clubs in India. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head out with your girlfriends. If you have travelled with your gang of girls before, do let us know how that panned out for you. Tell us, in the comments below. © Polkacafe Rajasthan

It is one of the largest states in the country and there are lot of places to see. You can visit the forts, which has unique stories in every city. Rajasthan is all about the culture, and it is inherent in every little thing you visit; from the food to the musical evenings. It is also one of the best places to shop authentic Rajasthani work, like heavy embroidery, bright coloured and very ethnic products. They are famous for chappals, dupattas, salwar suits and unique accessories. You can take camel rides in the desert and even stay in luxurious camps there.

Best time to visit: November to March

What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head out with your girlfriends.

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