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5 Things Women Who Travel are Sick of Hearing!

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Ladies! With each passing year, we are freer and more liberated than we used to be. Shedding many old labels, today we dare to explore the world on our own. Let this blog inspire you to travel harder and stronger, breaking all the stereotypes on the go. 

1. Women don't know how to travel light!

Women don't know how to travel light!
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Haven't we heard this time and again? From wardrobe to the kitchenette, if we had a chance, we would pack everything. But do we really? Today we are not only breaking such archetypes, we are packing smart and light while making sure that we have everything that we need. 

Where to travel: Vizag

HolidayIQ reviewer Swati says, "Being a woman, travelling solo and not having a million rupees to spend on a holiday are not very favourable conditions while selecting a destination where you can go stay, relax, enjoy, feel safe and connect in your own way. Here comes Vizag to fulfil all that you want for yourself. The place is well connected by trains. As you choose one of them and reach the station. You get down, no matter at what time of the day or night, you get a feeling that you will not get lost here among crowds nor in uncomfortable emptiness. You get a warm and safe vibe."

2. Solo travel? Never!

Solo travel? Never!
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In most cases, when we travel solo, we are looked upon as too bold for our own good. We are not the family types. Or worse, people look with sad eyes that say, 'the poor girl who is not able to find a husband'. The perception remains, but its time we shrug it off and move ahead. 

Where to travel: Jaipur

HolidayIQ reviewer Vandana says, "Do not miss Rajasthani cuisine, dal pakwan, lal maans and ghotma (a sweet). You must buy Rajasthani dresses/odhni, mojris and handicrafts, easily available in the market, especially near the Fort."

3. Women lack navigating and map reading skills

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Whether it is navigating with the help of a GPS or reading a map, women are said to get anxious around such spatial bearings. It's time we broke this assumption ladies!

Where to travel: Pondicherry

HolidayIQ reviewer Anisha says, "There is so much to discover in Pondicherry. Beyond the touristy sights and the ashrams and the French Colony, Pondicherry's food culture is evolved and must be explored by foodies." HolidayIQ reviewer Swathi Sabrimani shares, "I, being a solo woman traveller, was concerned about staying in a safe place in Pondicherry. But things panned out and my stay was a great value for money. It's located close to the Sunday market, ashram and the beach which would make it a great place to stay if you're a tourist."

4. Biking is not a woman's thing!

Biking is not a woman's thing!
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'Why would you want to ride a bike and travel long distances? Motorbikes are more of a man thing. Women are too delicate for all that'. Are we really! When we are shattering all prototypes, then why leave out the thrilling bike trips!

Where to travel: Ladakh

HolidayIQ reviewer Ananya says, "Ladakh has a rough beauty. It's not at all like other hill station. You have to use sunglasses. Due to high altitude, you will face problem in breathing. You need at least 1 day to get acclimatised. I visited ThikseyShey monasteries and Mud palace in Leh. On the next day, I went to Nubra valley. On the way, you will get a Bactrian camel (camel with two humps on their back) safari which is really enjoyable. You should go and stay in Numbers valley in full moon. The beauty was breathtaking."

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5. Trekking! Women are incapable of such adventures

Trekking! Women are incapable of such adventures
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Women can't even walk a few miles, let alone trek a mountain! This one is some serious stereotyping! Well, we have news for you. Interestingly, 30 percent of Indian hikers and trekkers are women, most of whom like to travel alone.

Where to travel: Zanskar 

HolidayIQ reviewer Sangeeta says, "I feel that the relationship with mountains has transformed from fear to awe to love. I was drawn to Chadar for its pristine beauty to experience living in extreme satisfaction and feel what the people of Zanskar go through each winter. It is a 7-day 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."

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

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