Why should boys have all the fun? Women need some “me-time” as well! Women juggle multiple roles, both at home and work. With hardly a minute to call their own, even a family holiday becomes more about the comfort of others than their own. Now is the time to change all that. And so this month, we hail all our women readers to set aside some me-time, get together a couple of girlfriends and take a well-deserved break. Take a holiday that isn’t about the cousin’s wedding, the annual family visit or about work. Take one that’s just about pampering you and your needs. Go shopping sans the husband and kids, indulge in the hotel’s spa facilities and watch movies back to back- there’s no stopping you. Yes, you do deserve that break and to pep up things a bit, we bring you the best women-friendly travel companies and groups.
WOW – Women on Wanderlust
This is an all-girls travel group. This travel-club pioneered the concept of women only travel itineraries in India by organising adventure, wellness, short breaks and active holidays, both in India and overseas. Founded in 2005, WOW specialises in organising trips for women-only groups, and plans the schedule specifically with the needs of women travellers in mind. WOW Club organises a hundred trips annually. The best part is that even if you plan a solo trip, the WOW Club pairs you up with another member so you can avoid paying the ‘single supplement’ and ensuring a safe companion.
Working on the premise that the purpose of women-only groups travel isn’t just to explore the world, but also to experience freedom and independence within safe boundaries. With a cumulative experience of 50 years, the company’s founders have built a network of trusted suppliers. They provide two on-tour representatives, including a local guide. They also insist on private/group point-to-point transfers for all local travel, even for shopping expeditions.
Started by two daring mountaineers–Kavitha and Jigna, this group specialises in adventure-tourism. For the women who want to test the limits of their courage and endurance, this is the perfect tour organiser as the risks of adventure are countered by the innumerable safety precautions and internationally compliant protocols which are meticulously followed by Basecamp Adventures. They also ensure their travellers are properly advised and trained prior to such expeditions.
The Wander Girls (TWG)
A Mumbai-based travel company, The Wander Girls have array of offerings, including mother-daughter trips, yoga retreats and reading holidays to create memorable experiences for women, whether independently or in a group. Acknowledging the passion for a solo-trip as well as the comfort of an all-girls group, TWG has packages which takes into account all aspects.
Kesari Tours Pvt Ltd
Headed by Sangita Patil, the Director of this agency, Kesari Tours plans packages which are designed specifically to give an opportunity for women to enjoy a holiday, to enjoy life in unique ways. In addition to their usual travel packages for families, their women-exclusive tailored tours give you a chance to travel without any burden, and have fun without any strings attached.
So take a break. Plan some me-time. Pack a bag and take off. Chalk out your own itinerary. Make plans with an all-girl’s group. Take that trip, you deserve it!