Have you observed how the guys in your group can easily plan a trip and set off to any destination? But can we women do the same? I don’t think so. But should we do it? Totally!
To help you in this endeavor, I have made a handpicked list of India’s top 10 destinations for women travelers. Read on to know more.
Why Should Women Travel a Lot?
Women should travel a lot to become a better version of themselves. Travelling is an experience that inspires us to fight our fears, motivates us to overcome them, and gives us hope for a better tomorrow.
I have been traveling across different places in India, and each time I have to convince my family and loved ones that I will return home safely. However, their concern is justified. With the daily news and societal prejudices about women traveling alone in India, it becomes difficult for us to find a safe and comfortable place to travel.
Are you also thinking of planning a trip with your girl gang but are unsure about traveling across India because of the apparent safety concerns? Well, we all are.
Being a woman traveler in India isn’t easy. There are so many factors one needs to remember before going for that ‘all girls’ trip. Will it be safe to travel during the night? Should I keep a pepper spray? Will someone follow us to our hotel? Phew! The list goes on.
But hey, traveling by yourself and your girlfriends is empowering. It’s a sense of sisterhood, a feeling of independence, and a vibe of liberation.
When you travel with your women gang, you fly far away from the social expectations that this society has set for us. In fact, you will be the decision-makers.
Where to go, what to do, how to plan, everything is in your control, and believe me, that is more empowering than anything else.
All the women out there should explore the beauty of India with their girl gang or even fly solo! There are so many enthralling destinations in India that you can tour.
You will experience things that will change you forever, give you the clarity you need, and above all, set you free from all the obligations in the world.
So, have a look at these top 10 destinations for women travelers in India and get ready to go on a journey of self-discovery and emancipation!
10 Places in India for Women Travelers
This one is a no-brainer. Northeast is the safest place in India for solo or group women travelers. The warm and welcoming nature and brilliant hospitality of the people from this region make the north-eastern states like Sikkim, Meghalaya, Assam, and Manipur, among others, the safest destinations to visit.
Also Read: Why Should Sikkim Be on Your Travel List?
So when you plan a solo trip or a trip with your girlfriends, going to Sikkim can be a safe and intelligent choice. You can visit cities like Gangtok, Pelling, and Lachung, among others, for the astonishing views, finger-licking delicacies, and pristine lakes.
The cold climate makes the travel more comfortable, and the humble nature of the locals makes you feel safe and at home.
Did you know that as per the Child and Women Development Ministry, Goa is the safest place to visit for solo women travelers in India? You must have seen Instagram reels and stories of girls exploring this party paradise on their own and totally owning it!
Imagine exploring the pristine beaches, making new friends from across the globe, riding a bike, and indulging in some exciting water sports? Sounds thrilling, right?
You can go to Goa on an all-girls trip or just take a solo trip to this mesmerizing place to re-discover yourself. Since the site is lit throughout the night, you can be assured of your safety and experience the magic of Goan-style partying!
Also Read: Top 10 Exciting Things to Do in Goa 2022
3. Kasol, Parvati Valley
When you visit Kasol, you will notice women from different countries and cultures riding freely on their bikes, chilling at the riverside cafes with their friends, staying at the hostels, and having a brilliant time without having to worry about their safety.
This is precisely Kasol for you—the most chilled out, safe, and captivating village in Himachal’s Parvati Valley. It is home to several International tourists who spend months and even years in this little hamlet called the traveler’s paradise.
After all, what better than spending time in the lap of nature without worrying about eve-teasing or getting to the hotel safely? The best part about visiting Kasol as a solo woman traveler is how the locals ensure you feel safe, secure, and trouble-free.
How does the idea of visiting the ‘French Capital of India’ with your girl gang sound? Thrilling right? Imagine seeing the ancient old churches, trying the classic French delicacies, and getting your group photos clicked on those famous mustard-colored walls.
This place is not only blessed with astounding beauty but is also one of the safest places to visit in India for women/girl travelers. You can see the famous Rock Beach and the French Quarter at night without worrying about someone following or harassing you.
There is police patrolling 24/7, which gives a breather to all the women travelers visiting Pondicherry.
5. Bhimtal, Uttarakhand
Go visit the picturesque lakes, click memorable pictures, and enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas by visiting this little hamlet situated in Uttarakhand.
The warm and welcoming nature of the Kumaoni people—the locals of Bhimtal and nearby areas- makes this place highly safe for women travelers.
They will ensure that all their visitors have a safe and wonderful experience in this place full of beautiful trails, scenic lakes, and little Tibetian markets.
When you spend time in this cold, barren desert with nothing but spellbinding beauty all around and locals welcoming you with open arms, stress or security concerns will be the last thing on your mind.
You can visit the famous Nubra Valley, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Thiksey Monastery, and of course the prismatic Pangong lake with your girlfriends or even alone and worry about nothing at all.
And above all, you will have one hell of a story to tell everyone for the rest of your life. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
Another gem in the alluring Northeast, Shillong is amongst one of the safest destinations for women travelers in India. Surrounded by pristine water lakes, lush green valleys, hidden caves, and scenic landscapes, this ‘Scotland of the East’ should definitely be on the travel bucket list of every woman who wants to travel solo or with her female friends.
The breathtaking hill station has safe localities, warm and friendly locals, and a culture where the properties belong to the daughters and not the sons. Shilong has always been known to empower women, so it’s the safest place for women travelers.
When we talk about safe places to visit in India for women, South India definitely tops the list. Whether Munnar in Kerala or Coorg in Karnataka, southern India is full of safe towns and cities where women can roam around and travel carefree without worrying about their safety.
If you are planning a trip with your girlfriends or solo, visit this stunning place surrounded by lush green meadows, green tea gardens, and spice plantations.
The vibe of Kashi is such that it makes you meet your spiritual self and uniquely empowers you. Once you enter this land of ancient Shiva temples, sacred Ganga ghats, and deep-rooted Indian history, you won’t have any safety concerns.
Banaras may be a crowded city, but it is also a very safe place to travel to, especially for women. Be it early in the morning or late at night, you can always visit the holy ghats and unwind your mind.
The ‘Yoga Capital of India’ welcomes women travelers and tourists from across the globe. You will find numerous females traveling alone from a different continent altogether and feel extremely safe because of the warm and pleasant hospitality of the locals.
It doesn’t matter if you visit Rishikesh to find peace, practice Yoga, join a program, or experience river rafting, it is always safe for women travelers.
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