Nancy B. Varghese
Here’s a fun fact: did you know, that the iconic girls trip that Samantha Jones, Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte Goldenblatt, and Miranda Hobbes took in the movie ‘Sex and The City 2’ was in fact Morocco, and not Abu Dhabi, as Sam claimed in the movie? While we are all envious of the luxurious hotel and glamorous reception they received on the silver screen, there’s no reason you can’t indulge in a girls trip of your own that’s totally in your budget and equally exciting! Take a look at our list of some of the most affordable foreign destinations for your next all girls trip around the world!
Why your gang should go there: One word: chill. This trip is tailor made for you girls who can’t wait to break out of the chains of a stressful job and the boring city life that has sapped your energy. Dive into the beauty of Bali and calm your nerves, ladies. You’ve earned it!
Places to hit up: Don your dancing shoes, and head to Mirror Club to groove along to the latest hits and stay up all night with your girlfriends; pamper your pores and treat yourself to only the best at the hair cream bath at Amo Spa, or the luxurious treatments at the Prana Spa; and walk over to the Sukawati Art Market to shop till you drop or visit the Seminyak Square for the quirkiest restaurants, pubs, and boutiques to truly indulge in everything that Bali has to offer
How to get there: You can reach Bali via international flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai, if you just book your trip already!
Where to stay there: Atanaya Hotel for Rs 1,970 per night
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Why your gang should go there: To sample a slice in the world of literary delights and architecture that you won’t get enough of, for years to come! What’s better than a trip to Dublin for your gang of bookworms who would love nothing more than to be awe-inspired by coffee, ancient history, and lanes that could only be described as poetry?
Places to hit up: Make your way to The Brazen Pub - one of Dublin’s oldest pubs and a major attraction in the area, or The Pepperpot Cafe for a good cuppa joe, delectable pastries and warm croissants to start off your day; the Old Library in Trinity College is a must-visit so that you can take a look at the beautiful Book of Kells and even take a glimpse of the oldest harp in Ireland; stroll through St. Stephen’s Green and make your way to St Patrick’s Cathedral for a spectacular visual lesson on architecture at its finest!
How to get there: Hop on a flight from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kochi, or Bengaluru to Dublin Airport, and let your adventure begin!
Where to stay there: Sky Backpackers for Rs 1,279 per night
For a someone who can’t get enough of the perfect concoction of coffee and books, here is the Muggies Magic Gift for Book Lovers for Rs 399.
Why your gang should go there: Well, the beer, duh! But of course Munich has way more to boast about than just its world renowned handcrafted beverage. Go for the haunting history, the old town beauty, the goodness of Bavarian cheese, and for a whole lot of shopping!
Places to hit up: Start your perfect morning with a fresh cup of brew from Munich’s renowned modern coffee shop Man Versus Machine that promises to froth your cup with only the finest coffee beans roasted on site and for a light lunch head to Nage and Sauge for their scrumptious (and filling) salads; explore Viktualienmarkt - the farmers market that have stalls laden with the freshest produce and all kinds of Bavarian cheese, and make your way to Cheers From Downtown - the store for all the latest accessories and apparel from independent German designers; do visit Munich’s largest public park, Englischer Garten, and Soda Books - every bibliophile’s wonderland filled with lifestyle, fashion and design magazines.
How to get there: Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad are all the major cities that can fly you to Munich Airport. Book your tickets, you know you want to!
Where to stay there: Hostel Haus International for Rs 2,188 per night
For every beer lover ever, there isn’t a better gift than The Crazy Me Superpower Frosted Beer Mug for Rs 599.
Why your gang should go there: Because there is yet to be a beach bum that doesn’t love the winds of Costa Rica, where the sun seems to shine just a little brighter, and the blue waters seem to go on forever. Not every gang of girls believes in the mantra of ‘party all night’, and Costa Rica is here to show those ladies a really good time!
Places to hit up: Los Campesinos - an offbeat rural tourism organisation that has trails leading to waterfalls, hiking spots, and self-propelled cable car that’s willing to fly you across a shallow valley; La Iguana Chocolate Tour - meet the Salazar Garcia family that has been farming cacao and growing one of the finest organic chocolate you’ve ever tasted; Biesanz Beach - another low-key spot with crystal clear water and peaceful wildlife around you, it’s a favourite beach among the locals, where you can enjoy a picnic with your besties.
How to get there: Take a flight from any one of the major cities to Juan Santamaría International Airport in Costa Rica. Catch a connecting flight to Quepos La Managua Airport which is the closest to Manuel Antonio.
Where to stay there: Selina Manuel Antonio for Rs 1,464 per night
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Why your gang should go there: For a mixed bag of adventures that can cater to all the women in your group! From craving that adrenaline hit and sampling local cuisine, to participating in tradition and witnessing theatrical productions; New Mexico has it all!
Places to hit up: Kakawa Chocolate House - for delicious handmade chocolates, rich and creamy chocolate potions, and yummy ice-creams served with an array of seasonal ingredients, this one has ‘YES PLEASE!’ written all over it; Santa Fe Farmer’s Market - make your Saturdays productive and fun with a visit to sample amazing baked goodies and get your hands on some local produce; Georgia O’Keeffe Museum - home to the largest collection of the artist’s work, the museum also features works of Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock; witness the magical sight of lighting luminarias (paper lanterns) on Christmas Eve all over the streets of Santa Fe, that’s sure to remind you of living Rapunzel’s dream in the Disney movie Tangled, a truly breathtaking sight to behold!
How to get there: Santa Fe Municipal Airport is where you need to land, after catching a flight from either Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, or Bengaluru. Here’s where you can book your trip way in advance!
Where to stay there: Motel 6 Santa Fe for Rs 2,913 per night
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So tell us where you’re headed for your next trip with your besties?
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