10 Destinations For Your Last “Single Girls” Trip (No, Not Goa!)
Manasvi JaitlySenior Writer, Wedding, POPxo
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If you’ve not yet planned it, then, girl, it’s never too late! We’re talking about an all-girls trip before you take “the plunge”. Usually, when we think of a vacation, we think Goa. But since this time is special, let’s do it slightly differently. Your last single girls trip has got to be epic, and for that, we’ve listed out for you 10 destinations in India that guarantee you an amazing time. And no, Goa’s not a part of this list!
1. Enjoy the gorgeous views in Amboli
An idyllic hill station in South Maharashtra, Amboli comes alive during the monsoons. With gorgeous waterfalls and lots of greenery, you and your girls will be left mesmerized.
Go here, do that: Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view from Shirgaonkar Point, and Amboli Falls are a must visit in monsoons when the water is gushing with full force. Binge on spicy Malvani food at the local cafes, and do visit the historic Madhav Gad fort for it’s the breathtaking view.
If you’re based out of Delhi, plan a road trip and hit Rishikesh for some great adventure! Trust us, a bit of adrenaline rush never hurt anyone.
Go here, do that: Attend the Ganga aarti, which takes place every day at Triven Ghat, and spend your days indulging in river rafting, bungee jumping and kayaking. For the yoga enthusiasts, the Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram is a great place to be. Also visit the funky treehouse cafe called Little Buddha near Laxman Jhula.
A four-hour ferry ride from Port Blair is all it takes to whisk you away to the heavenly island called Havelock. Pristine blue waters and the crystal clear sands will take your mind away from all that wedding planning back home!
Go here, do that: Havelock is all about lazing around on the beach, taking a walk in the sand and exploring the underwater life with scuba diving. Neil's Cove, a gorgeous lagoon, is a very peaceful spot, and so is the Kalapathar Beach. And do indulge in some sea food at the Full Moon Cafe.
Do you and your girlies love learning about our history, and are you left awestruck looking at forts and palaces? Well, look no further because Udaipur is like no other! Located in the southern region of Rajasthan, this one feels like going back in time.
Go here, do that: From the Jagmandir Palace to lake Pichola and the City Palace, you’ve got to experience all of the princely state. Indulge in the mouthwatering Rajasthani cuisine, enjoy the hospitality, take some camel rides and drive through the city in a rented vintage car.
You’ve heard too much already, it’s now time to get going! Dramatic mountains, rocky roads, pristine lakes and nature at it’s best, this place is unbelievable and unmatched in every sense.
Go here, do that: Thiksey Gompa is one of Ladakh’s biggest monasteries, and Khardung La is the world's highest motorable pass. Leh Palace is a nine storey structure built in 17th century and home to the royals. Views from its rooftop are to die for!
How do we even describe this place?! Just know that once you’re there, you won’t want to leave! Yes, even though you may be getting married in a couple of months. ;-) The nature and views of Sikkim are such!
Go here, do that: From Nathula Pass to Yumthang Valley, Lake Tsomgo and Rumtek Monastery, nothing here is to be missed. For adventure lovers, there is a ropeway and paragliding. Also, girls, Cafe Live n Loud is the ultimate if you want to move to some live music!
French architecture, gorgeous beaches and lovely people. That’s what Pondicherry is all about. And trust us when we say this - you won’t feel like you're in India any more.This quaint little place is an ideal spot to visit with your girl gang.
Go here, do that: Hit the beaches! Promenade Beach and Auroville Beach are beautiful, calm and serene. Visit the churches, the old lighthouse and go scuba diving. Shop for lovely trinkets at the flea markets, and gorge on yummy local food.
Who doesn’t like a safari in a wildlife sanctuary?! If it’s a quick trip that you’re looking at, and if wildlife excites you, then your search ends here. Be prepared to be amazed, girls!
Go here, do that: Take an enthralling open jeep safari through the Ranthambore National Park! If you’re lucky you’ll spot the majestic tiger! Visit the Ranthambore Fort, watch the beautiful birds and spend the night chatting with your girls.
A couple of hours away from Mumbai and Pune lies the hill city of Lavasa. With great weather all year around, and tons to activities to do, you girls will be spoilt for choice!
Go here, do that: A short cruise or a game of paintball, exotic spas and fine dining - there’s lots on offer. With all the comforts of a city and the views of a hill station, this is the perfect pick for you and your girls.