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10 Travel Experiences in India Every Woman Should Have in 2017

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Over the years modern women have proven that you don’t need a Y chromosome to have thirst for adventures and travelling. HolidayIQ lists down 10 travel experiences in India every woman should explore this year.  #BeBoldForChange

10 Travel Experiences in India Every Woman Should Have in 2017:

  1. Kutch (Gujarat)
  2. Zanskar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  3. Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh)
  4. Sikkim
  5. Goa
  6. Ranthambore (Rajasthan)
  7. Ladakh (Leh) (Jammu & Kashmir)
  8. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  9. Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
  10. Rajasthan
  11. Pondicherry

1. Rent a bike and ride to the Rann of Kutch

Rent a bike and ride to the Rann of Kutch
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Samina Dhariwala took this at The Great Rann of Kutch

Gone are the days when girls used to be just pillion riders. Time to get on a bike and explore the vastness of the Great Rann of Kutch. Witness the numerous crafts, traditions, and cultures brimming in the salt desert, which is also the breeding ground of Flamingos and the Indian Wild Ass.

“Ahmedabad to Rann of Kutch road is a very beautiful and fine. Because this road passes through the desert. On the way you can watch so many desert animals and also different cultural activities on the way.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Vivek Patoliya.

2. Trek on the frozen river in Zanskar

Trek on the frozen river in Zanskar
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The sub-zero temperature, high altitude, frozen river and long walks on thin ice makes the Chadar trek one of the most challenging treks in India. This trek is not just physically but mentally challenging, prove that you’re strong on both fronts.

“It is a trek on snow, ice sheets, rocky cliffs and icy water, braving temperatures between -5 degrees and -25 degrees. Sometimes it is physically challenging, sometimes mentally during the nearly 75-80 km route so it is best to prepare for a few months before heading out to this magical land.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Sangeeta Das.

3. Get drenched in the colours of Holi in Vrindavan

Get drenched in the colours of Holi in Vrindavan
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Feel the essence of Holi in the land of Krishna along with thousand of curious travellers like you from all corners of the globe. A safe destination for women travellers, Holi in Vrindavan is something that you have to experience at least once in your lifetime.

“We visited Vrindavan during Holi which I believe was the best time to visit Vrindavan in groups. Vrindavan was known for its week-long celebration of Holi. Arrive early and enjoy more. I guarantee this will be your best Holi.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Gaurav Gattani.

When: March 13, 2017

4. Backpack through the Northeast

Backpack through the Northeast
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Travelling through North Eastern India offers a chance to venture off the beaten path and discover something new. Comprising of 7 states, a dozen races, hundred different ethnicities, the North East is a medley of cultures and experiences worth travelling for.

“Wonderful landscapes, kind and hospitable simple folks astounding beauties. paradise for the nature lovers - a must-visit.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer BS Gill.

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5. Unwind by the beach in Goa

Unwind by the beach in Goa
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Just go with the flow, the beaches, the sea,  and the laid back vibe are a perfect recipe for soothing your frayed nerves. The nightlife is pretty liberal and the best thing about Goa is that you are completely safe, be it in the middle of the night.

“To chill out, relax and rejuvenate yourself.Goa has something special in its air, anyone who visits it forgets all worries of life. The fresh air, cool breeze, sea water kissing your feet, the chilled out and relaxed environment, the beaches, the rocks; everything about Goa is completely magical!” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Richika Rampal.

6. Go glamping in Ranthambore

Go glamping in Ranthambore
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The Oberoi Vanyavilas is the most opulent option for campers who are seeking luxury. There are 25 tents that have polished hardwood floors, four-poster beds, and freestanding bathtubs.

“The hotel has a fabulous spa, its own wildlife park, two main swimming pools and one private pool for the higher-priced rooms.” shares HolidayIq reviewer Nalini Yadav.

7. Drive through the land of high passes - Ladakh

Drive through the land of high passes - Ladakh
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Buckle up for one of the most cherished travel experience. Be mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of Nubra, witness the changing hues of Pangong as you drive.  

“Beautiful mountain range mesmerizing beauty and there are no words to describe. We have passed through the high mountain passes. Are beautiful though a bit dangerous. To enjoy the roads and the beauty of nature either drive a car or a Royal Enfield yourself.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Darshana Goswami.

8. Witness the Ganga aarti in Varanasi

Witness the Ganga aarti in Varanasi
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Feel the spiritual energy of the devotees, as you watch the priests perform the evening rituals of the Ganga Aarti. The floating diyas in the river, the rising chants of the pundits and the ringing bells come together to create an experience unlike any other in the world. 

“The priest and 1000’s of devotees hold large fire bowls in their hands, the bells in the temples at the Ghat start ringing and the chants of mantras flowing out in the air. People float diyas, with flowers on Ganga.“ shares HolidayIQ reviewer Darshan.

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9. Battle the rapids in Rishikesh

Battle the rapids in Rishikesh
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Rishikesh undoubtedly is the best place for river rafting in India. Get a taste of adrenaline rushing through your veins as you go to war with Grade 3 to Grade 5 rapids of river Ganga. Feeling extra adventurous? Try Bungee jumping here. 

The city of Rishikesh attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year, from within India, as well as from other countries through it. It is also becoming a popular spot for white water rafting enthusiasts, both from India and abroad, as it offers medium to rough rapids in the course of river Ganges.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Gulshan Reehal.

10. Explore the rich and colorful culture of Rajasthan

Explore the rich and colorful culture of Rajasthan
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source: theculturetrip.com

The lively, colourful and royal state of India has more history than all the Indian states combined. The majestic forts, lavish palaces coupled with the traditional classical dance and music make Rajasthan a place worth exploring.

“This is that one single place which encompasses of so much culture; ethos, tradition, and heritage that I sometimes wonder how could there be an awful lot of varieties in this one locale? Once a person comes here they will go back with a tranche of their heart lying here.” shares Chitrangi Sharma.

11. Ride the waves in Auroville

Ride the waves in Auroville
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The Auro beach (as the locals call it) in Auroville is a hotspot for pro as well as rookie surfers. The water is shallow which is ideal for swimming and surfing here. There are a number of local surfers at Auroville who can be approached to get tips and know ideal spots for surfing.

“Visit Auroville for its beach! And when you are there, all you need is a surfer's board coupled with loads of adventure spirit. Surfing at Auroville Beach is a lot of fun provided you visit the place at the right time.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Monica.

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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