Girls vacation Places
Gokarna, Karnataka: Where Goa meets Pushkar Land in Goa, but drive out a few hours southward down the coast. And stop at Gokarna. Virgin beaches, shack fun, luxury hotels, cramped rooms, music, youthful energy - it is all here, take your pick. Hike on the ghats, laze on the beaches, meditate, seek a dose of wellness, or go for day excursions to Yana and Jog Falls - Gokarna is Goa rolled into Pushkar and more.
Wayanad, Kerala: God's Own Country has this too Wayanad is the lesser (talked about) cousin of the beaches and backwaters of Kerala, but the region merits its own place under God's sun. Rolling hills, tea estates, wildlife parks, stunning landscapes, water bodies, festivals, culture - it all waits for you in Wayanad. Again, with options to suit every budget. Go discover. You may not want to come back in a hurry.
Bikaner, Rajasthan: Food, Camel Fair, Sand Dunes, Shopping and History Rajasthan has many attractions, but few venture towards Bikaner. The city is fun, especially when you visit during its annual Camel Fair in January. The region, like much of Rajasthan, is steeped in history with its own unique forts and other structures. Its bazaars are for shopping till you drop, with dollops of food to keep you going. Its festival has a setting where few can compare - it is organized under moonlit nights in a crater surrounded by sand dunes in the village of Ladera, an hour outside town. Don't miss it.
Sangla, Himachal Pradesh: Apple Picking and Blossoms, Day Treks, Landscapes and More Truly a wonder on this planet, Sangla was kind of discovered for tourism by Banjara Camps when they set up their camp along the Baspa river in the Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh. You will be hard pressed to find more serene and tranquil landscapes. Head out for day treks along meadows and glaciers, or indulge in adventure sports. Come spring, admire apple blossoms. Or pick your own crunchy apples in autumn. Make your own chutneys too
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh: Ladies, don't let your imagination run wild There is no doubt Khajuraho is home to some of the most beautiful temples in the world. Admire them for their architecture and design, while making it a 'study tour' of the Kama Sutra - the temples are famous for depicting the messages from the book through carvings on its facades.
Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat: Go Wild Driving through the endless saline desert of the Little Rann is an adventure you cannot skip. For miles on end, you see flatlands with mirages tempting you to take a plunge. And before you assume it is as lifeless as the Dead Sea, you will be surprised with a rich offering of bird and animal life. Spend the day in the desert, and party at night.
Ladakh: No list can be complete without this The ultimate high - literally and figuratively. You have to go to Ladakh at least once in your lifetime. Plan with time to spare. Ideally, travel by road. The landscapes will soothe your senses for long after you are back, and Ladakhis will be your friends like none other. What are you waiting for?
Shekhawati, Rajasthan: Appealing to a Woman's Senses This region boasts of havelis, or old bungalows, that many women would like to make home. Spacious yet intimate. With architecture, carvings and frescos that modern interior designers cannot emulate. The air is clean, and the environment serene in its rural setting. And if you browse around, you can shop for many artefacts and works of art all stocked up for generations in these havelis
Kashmir: Good reasons why everyone wants a piece of it Kashmir catches our attention all the time, but for the wrong reasons usually. But let that not deter girls from heading out. It is safe, for starters. Go skiing in Gulmarg, book Shikara rides on the Dal Lake, sit by the Lidder river in Pahalgam, go on
Toy Trains of Matheran, Ooty and Others: Go Scream! This is for girls who want to scream their lungs out. Book a toy train - you have many in India including Matheran in Maharashtra, Ooty in Tamil Nadu, Kalka - Simla in Himachal and Darjeeling. Go for as many joy rides up and down, and scream through the windows to hear your echo back from the mountains. Or just feel the fresh air give you a facial.