Take your girl gang to these places in India

By Dhruvalakshmi Paithankar on Jun 22, 2018
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Months after months, you are going to the office, working hard to catch the deadlines, and coming home only to catch on some sleep. But, not anymore! It’s time to gather your girlfriends and have some fun on the road. We are not here to tell you about the Leh-Ladakh road trip that everyone talks about. This blog is for those who are looking forward to combining fun with relaxation. From shopping and gossiping to meditating and trekking, you can do it all and you can do it with style. You can choose a destination that allows budget-friendly girl trip to India or you can go to someplace where you can experience an exotic vacation. All you have to do is take your girl gang to one of these places in India where you can have all the fun. Before you start planning a trip, remember, the more the merrier! 

1. Goa - The tiny state full of enthusiasm

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It may sound a bit cliché, but nothing can be compared with the joys of dancing on the beaches of Goa with your girlfriends. The beats of trance music and cheap booze have made it one of the most popular destinations for girls-only vacations in India. From break-up parties to bachelorette parties, Goa is the answer for everything. And when you are tired of being hungover (which is actually impossible when you are in Goa), you can rent a bike and explore winding street that will take you to laid-back Goan villages, 17th-century churches, and ruins of forts overlooking the ocean where you can click perfect Instagram-worthy photos. After all, everyone deserves a Dil-Chahta-Hai-moment here!    

Best time to visit - November to February

2. Mumbai - Paradise for shopaholics

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One of the safe cities in India for girl-travellers, Mumbai is the place where you can go on a crazy shopping spree. You can go to Bhuleshwar Market for traditional clothes. Do not miss a chance to shop at Colaba Causeway and Crawford market for everything from party wear to home decor. Taking a stroll through the famous Chor Bazaar with your girls is a must for everything vintage and antiques. The streets of Mumbai are dotted with hundreds of cafes, eateries, and restaurants that can be easily identified by the tantalizing aromas. When it comes to experiencing the nightlife in Mumbai, instead of going to pubs and bars, head to the iconic Marine Drive and sit for hours and let the cool ocean breeze wash over you. 

Best time to visit - October to February 

3. Pondicherry - A peaceful getaway

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Pondicherry is the city of stunning villas, fascinating doors, tree-lined streets, and of course, tranquil beaches. There are numerous reasons that make it one of the best places for girl trips in India. The beating heart of Pondicherry can be found amongst the charming French settlements that define this city. Have a lazy breakfast in one of the cafes on the beach, enjoy a heart-to-heart talk with your bestie while you are sitting at the rocky beachfront, or simply listen to the soothing sound of ocean waves and have a perfect leisurely evening. Pondy, as the city is fondly called by many, is also a place where shopping for souvenirs with your girlfriends will be fun.  

Best time to visit - November to March

4. Rishikesh - Everything from spiritual centres to adventure sports

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Rishikesh is the city that has become a safe abode for people who are on a spiritual journey as well as for those who are looking forward to an adrenaline rush. This is the place to go for a yoga retreat vacation in India as it has gained the popularity as the yoga capital of the world. Take your girl besties to Rishikesh for a peaceful trip. Do not worry if you are not someone who is looking for tranquillity. This city in Uttarakhand is also the famous as the adventure destination in India. From bungee jumping to river rafting, it has everything to get your heart pumping. So, you can either meditate or shout your lungs out while rafting on the water. 

Best time to visit - September to April 

5. Udaipur - The royal vacation

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What can be the better city to explore on your girls-only trip in India than Udaipur? You will get a chance to experience the fusion of art, culture, history, and nature here while visiting forts, palaces, and lakes in Udaipur. And you know what? The streets lined with small shops are a little slice of paradise for shoppers. You will love how mirror-work adds charm to everything here. From bags to stolls and from sarees to cushions, you will get to flaunt everything identical after shopping in Udaipur with your girls. You can also enjoy the traditional ghoomar dance and take Mewar painting classes while vacationing in the heart of Rajasthan. 

Best time to visit - September to March

6. Hampi - Explore the history

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Hampi, an ancient village in Karnataka, is one of the offbeat destinations in India for a girls-only trip. It is home to fascinating ruins of temples that date back to the 2nd century CE. Its mythical grandeur will steal a piece of your heart.  Its laid-back vibes with a touch of history have transformed it into an ideal place for backpackers and solo-travellers. I think it will tell you a lot about how safe Hampi is for girl-travellers as well. Do not forget to take a ride across the river in round boats. These lovely coracles have become the identity of the city. You cannot go back home without clicking pictures in such boats with your girlfriends. 

Best time to visit - October to February

7. Darjeeling - Be in the heart of nature

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You can never resist the idea of staying in the foothills of Himalayas with your girl besties and there is no better place for that than Darjeeling. The backdrop of mighty Kanchenjunga mountain makes it all the more alluring. You can spend days here gorging on the Tibetan breakfast and wandering around the streets that are adorned with colorful prayer flags. You girls will love to visit tea plantations, trek the Tiger Hill to catch a picturesque sunset and take a ride in the popular toy train. And after all the hectic explorations, sitting in the balcony that overlooks this rustic town and sipping a hot cup of tea with your best-friend is all that you want from life. 

Best time to visit - October to March

8. Kasol - For the hippie in you

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Kasol is a charming little village nestled on the banks of the Parvati River in Himachal Pradesh. 

We know that not all the girls like exotic vacations and that is why Kasol is the place for the gypsy in you. Considered to be one of the top places for girl trips in North India, this tiny town is also loved by campers, hikers, backpackers, and solo-travellers as well. Kasol is known as mini Israel of the Himalayas as it is packed with the Israelis and cafes that offer their cuisine. Enjoy the trek of Kheer Ganga, dance at the rave parties hosted by Israelis, listen to the cascading sound of waterfalls, and stargaze while sitting silently with your girlfriends. 

Best time to visit - October to June

9. Munnar - The place to pamper yourself

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Tucked away in the midst of lush green tea plantations, rolling hills, and misty woods, Munnar is the postcard-perfect town in Kerala. Those who are looking for ladies only trip ideas in India, this is the place to beat! It has become one of the most sought-after places to visit with your girlfriends in South India over the last decade. This hill station offers a perfect exotic vacation with its ayurvedic massage and tours of spice plantations. It is a great place to pamper you and your bestie and have a rejuvenating vacation. It can be an ideal weekend-getaway as well if you cannot manage to get long-term leaves. 

Best time to visit - June to September 

10. Vadodara - Offbeat destination for a girl gang

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Not many people think of Vadodara while planning an all-girls trip and that is why it can be a good choice. Established on the banks of the Vishwamitri river, this city is an amalgamation of history and culture. It is also a safe place where you can head off to with girls without worrying about anything. You can take a day-trip to Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park from Vadodara. It is only an hour away from the city and you can have a fun and educating day-out with your gang. Do not forget to take a tour of Laxmi Vilas Palace and take a relaxing stroll in Sayaji Baug. 

Best time to visit - October to March

With all these beautiful places welcoming your girl gang, you have no excuses to postpone your vacation!

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