Travelling does not require any particular season and any time is the perfect time to get out, explore new places and fill your hearts with newer experiences. Be inspired by some all-female Indian travel groups, where the members defy all odds to do what they want. And if you are a woman willing to travel in the company of your own kind, then there couldn’t be better groups to be a part of.
1. Ladakhi Women’s Travel
Ladakhi Women’s Travel is founded by women from the region itself. Led by one of Ladakh’s most accomplished female tour guides – Thinlas Chorol, the firm specialises in homestay experiences so visitors can immerse themselves in the local culture in the truest sense. Plus, this system also helps the women running the homestays in Ladakh, particularly in its far-flung and obscured areas as they also get to meet new people from the cities. Among the places you can see with the group are the Sham region, Hemis National Park, monasteries, and the iconic Nubra Valley.
Know more about Ladakhi Women’s Travel here.
2. Soul Purpose
Soul Purpose was founded by Vidya Deshpande. The lady gave up her journalistic career to find a travel group so women can see new places and learn from newer experiences. Their focus is on visiting the lesser-known places and seeing indigenous cultures from up close. The trips revolve around fun activities like rafting, trekking, birding watching, diving, culinary fiestas, wildlife safaris, photography and history and culture trails.
Find out more about Soul Purpose here.
3. Women On Wanderlust (WOW Club)
Founded by Sumitra Senapaty in 2005, the Wow Club is another travel group, which believes in the off-the-beaten path ideology. So they mostly stay away from the popular, and often-clichéd places and explore the less-famous ones. However, the well-known destinations are not totally overlooked, with plenty of those being covered in their excursions. Some of their most memorable experiences are dining with a Vietnamese family, snorkelling lessons in the Maldives, tasting the finest Bordeaux in Bordeaux, camping in Ladakh, listening to soothing Sufi music in Jodhpur and dancing the energetic Tango in Argentina.
Learn all about WOW Club here.
4. Girls On The Go (GOTG)
Founded in the year 2008 by 25 women, this travel group takes its stuff seriously. Whether it is zooming on the much-famed Leh–Manali Highway, trekking on the rugged highlands of Mongolia, living e reverie, watching the awe-inspiring Northern Lights in the Arctic region or even walking with penguins in Antarctica, you can do it all with them. Apart from organising group tours, they also cater to women who wish to travel solo. Their other achievements include helping a wheelchair-bound woman enjoy scuba diving and taking a 90-year-old to the Arctic. So just approach Girls On The Go with an unrealistic trip idea, which most firms would stay away from, and they will make it a reality.
Get in touch with Girls On The Go here.
Two men, Nitesh Chauhan and Rohit Khattar realised how important it is for the fairer sex to be independent in order to really grow as a person and so, they founded Jugni to help women go on that trip they’ve always desired. With Jugni, you can go as a group as well as solo, with the trip organisers catering to your every specification. With no more than 14 persons in a group, women feel like they are out with friends, rather than a bunch of strangers. Travellers are free to customise their experience, and what they get is absolute bliss.
Wish to know more about Jugni? Click here.
6. Wander Womaniya
Wander Womaniya is here to take care of you with their meticulously planned solo trips for females. From the serene beaches of Thailand or Bali to the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, they invite women for a memorable fling with nature and excitement. You won’t find their trip to be uber-luxurious as they want you to enjoy the actual destination instead of staying back at your extravagant hotel. This is why they accommodate you at semi-luxurious, boutique hotels, campsites and homestays.
Details of Wander Womaniya are available here