What solo women travellers seek??

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With safety as the prime concern of solo women travellers in India, women are not seeking preferential treatment over men, just a different type of service.

Gone are the days when women used to tag along with their family for a much-awaited annual vacation. Today, women are comfortable venturing out on their own and planning a holiday around their needs. When sharing opinions on what solo women travellers seek, our travel experts concur on some points and differ on others. Nonetheless, it’s an interesting debate!

But we came to the following conclusions for what a woman solo traveller wants-

Safety

Women, these days, are confident travelling alone than with a company. It is estimated that women make more than 80 per cent of the decisions when it comes to travel. As the women solo trips slowly gain momentum, 72 per cent of solo women travellers branded safety as a prime concern. For safety and security as their prime requisite, women are opting for alternate accommodations options like home stays, experiential resorts, camps, serviced-apartments, and jungle lodges are also gaining popularity. With technology gaining ground, women feel more comfortable being able to do their homework before signing up for a stay.

Better access to remote destinations

As women travellers plan a vacation in hope to seek rare experiences, and 61 percent of solo women travellers feel the necessity for better accessibility to remote destinations. As heading out on multiple weekend getaways throughout the year is no longer a novelty, more interest is seen in exploring off-beat destinations.

Hygiene

Those who have travelled the country will understand the fuss about toilets in India. It was noted that women travellers are increasingly turning away from train journeys and opting for private tours due to the hygiene aspects.

More women tourist guides

Again keeping in mind the safety and security while travelling alone, solo women travellers are preferring private tours with women tourist guides/escorts and taxi drivers Around 45 per cent of women travellers feel safer and comfortable with female guides/taxi drivers.

Mix travel experiences

While planning the itinerary, solo women travellers do look for a good mix of experiences – beaches, adventure activities, cultural activities, local food and cuisine, among other things. Although wellness and shopping have been traditional motivators for women to travel, women travellers have matured and are willing to go beyond the traditional touristy itinerary.

To conclude, we can say that Safety and security remain a prime concern of women tourists in India but women are not seeking preferential treatment over men, just a different type of service. Women do look at safety, budget-friendly options, ease of access to the hotel, proximity to office and cultural hubs, sightseeing and shopping facilities.

A woman dislikes having things labelled for her, she definitely likes to feel special but not different.

Book with us to experience that special experience with all the requisites in place.

A Mysterious Village in Himachal Pradesh

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Though you might have explored a lot of mainstream places in India but some of the not-so-popular places have been present silently in all their beauty and splendidness. One such place is Malana, situated near the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, it is a unique treasure that India possesses.

Though you might have explored a lot of mainstream places in India but some of the not-so-popular places have been present silently in all their beauty and splendidness. One such place is Malana, situated near the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, it is a unique treasure that India possesses.

Would you really believe if I say that Malana is one of the oldest standing democracies of the world, with the small village managing it’s own affairs even today. I am sure you will not but believe me actually this is what makes it is so attractive and unusual. The laws and taboos here will keep you wondering for days, for this is a place which will be in your heart long after you’ve gone back home. Popular as the city of the best hashish in the world, the villagers of this ancient city have been keeping several secrets to themselves.

The most astonishing fact is that the villagers consider themselves as the descendants of Alexander the Great and hence think of other Indians as inferior to them. They are a bunch of touch-me-not villagers who would immediately run for a bath if they come in contact with outsiders. Strange!! Isn’t it?

You will be amazed to know the interesting practice of how these villagers resolve conflicts; they make a cut in the leg of a lamb each of the two parties, poison it, and then sew it back with a needle. The person whose lamb dies first is said to lose the case.They are men of faith and refuse to follow the Indian Constitution.When in Malana, be sure not to touch the walls or belongings of the natives unless you want a fine imposed. Crazy as that may sound, they don’t even eat food cooked by a non-native.

What attracts the people world over to this untouched bewitching land is obviously its high-quality hashish and the peace which envelops this place. No matter the popularity, the village remains rooted in it’s own faith and customs. Perhaps, that’s why everyone keeps coming back. Here, it’s not about 5 star-meals and shopping in fancy malls, because the Parvati urges you to explore it’s mysteries!

So if you planning to go there to relax and unwind yourself from your busy schedules, my advice – Don’t just travel, explore this beautiful & mysterious land of mountains!