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The thing about solo travel is, you can never feel 100% ready. There will always be a tiny voice at the back of your head asking, “Are you crazy?”

It is true in literal sense of the term that travelling opens new gates and horizons for us. The world becomes a platter and small hamlets, cities become our dishes to cherish. Last year, I decided to just pack my bags and head towards one of the most beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh – Kasauli. It is one such place where homestay owners run their own Instagram business and localities run marathon.

This place is not just a delight for sight but also for religious and spiritual awakening! Read on why Kasauli should be your next travel destination!

  1. Monkey Point

I started my journey of exploring Kasauli with Monkey Point. Monkey point is the highest peak view point where a lot of travelers especially cover on their journey. Monkey Point is a peaceful peak area where one can get a view of the entire Chandigarh plain view and river Satluj flowing through Himalayas. Its name is Monkey Point because of the famous Hanuman Temple located at a height.

  1. Mall Road

Unlike Shimla and Manali, Kasauli’s Mall Road is typically smaller in demographic range. This is a much loved exception to the otherwise quiet Kasauli. While most areas in Kasauli are off-beat, one must not miss this colorful hustle bustle of the town. The market is at its vibrant best during early evenings and I would personally recommend and evening stroll at the market.

 

  1. Baptist Church

The Baptist Church located near the entrance of Mall Road is one amazing attraction of this small town. This church was built by britishers in 1923, and it is highly influenced by a blend of Indian and Victorian patterns of architectural designs. A must visit for history lovers.

 

 

  1. Sunset/Lover’s Point

The sunset point lies near the army cantonment area and it is a breathtaking place to be. The lane through which I passed the area is also known as Gilbert trail or Lover’s Lane which is a quite lane to watch and click good photographs of the Himalayan sceneries.

 

 

  1. Tibetan Food

One just should not miss the mouth-watering Tibetan cuisines Kasauli has to offer when one is on a stay. One can try the incredibly tasty momos and ginger green tea at the cafes located on the mall road. Narinder Sweet House on NH22 is particularly popular for the same.

There’s still a lot more to explore about Kasauli, if you make it there anytime then travel tell us about your experience.

Being born and brought up in India you must be well-aware of the loving, caring, and over-protective nature of your parents. Growing up, they pamper you so very much, always hold close to their heart and fulfill all your wishes at the very first command. They always have full faith in you, wants you to become independent and take important decisions in life. But when it comes to taking their permission to travel solo, inevitably they only have one thing to say- NO.

Apart from the over-protective nature, there are a lot many factors that stop Indian parents from letting their adult kids travel across borders. The increased rate of crime, fear of getting exposed to the harsh world, and media spread hatred are just a few to name. But parents need to understand that when they stop their kids from traveling, they take away a great learning experience and leave them broken hearted. Better education and a stable job may certainly help your kids live a financially stable life. But traveling help them develop a perspective towards life, come out of their comfort zone and make them strong-minded.

So here are a few important factors that prove why Indian parents should let their kids travel solo.

Best Opportunities to Explore

Travel was a luxury and only for rich people in the olden days. But with time, proper planning and thanks to reduced fares, it has become much easier to satisfy your wandering soul. Letting your kids travel to far-off destinations give them the opportunity to explore new, adventurous, and unadulterated places. They get a chance to meet people from different walks of life, get exposure to several cultures and traditions, and learn new languages, which were unknown to them earlier. It gives them the opportunity to actually visit the fascinating places which earlier they only had the privilege to see in pictures and television.

Boosts Confidence and Emotional Growth

When you allow your kids to explore the world, they come back as a more confident, self-assured, and compassionate soul. Once they are out on the road alone, exposed to several raw experiences, they learn to adapt and adjust on their own. They manage things and take important decisions in life that allows them to know their inner-self in a much better way. After traveling the world, one becomes a changed person with much wisdom, freedom, and confidence!!

Helps Come Out Of the Comfort Zone

Staying within the protective boundaries of home amidst the caring family members build a cocoon around your kids and put them in a comfortable zone. Where they remain completely unaware of the challenges and hardships of the outside world and life. Going to unknown destinations makes them completely rely on themselves and test their patience in several ways. Which certainly brings them out of their comfort zone. And coming out of it, help them grow as an individual that let them fight the unforeseen circumstances in life without much mental stress.

Prepares for Bigger Challenges in Life

No trip is ever complete without the obstacles and challenges. Not even a single one. Solving the little problems while traveling solo and coping up with obstacles on their own prepare your kids for the bigger challenges in life. It makes them stronger from inside and helps grow as a traveler and a human being. It helps them understand that they can achieve anything in life once they set their mind and heart for it.

Enriches With Great Experience

Experience is the biggest earning in life, which can never be replaced by the big bank balance or monetary benefits. There are certain lessons we learn from our teachers at school and the elders at home. But there are other lessons that one needs to learn on their own. Backpacking across the world let your kids escape from the monotonous routine and experience a different kind of lifestyle. Where they take on certain responsibilities, struggle a lot and emerge as a winner with a smile at the end. Traveling enrich their life with amazing stories regarding their experiences and transformation, which they love to share with other people.

Travelling is one of the best life experiences that you can have and its benefits are countless. Encourage your kids to travel solo to let them emerge as a strong, humble, and confident human being!!

The word chick flick says itself that there is going to be a lot of drama, fun, comedy, and romance in it. When you are having a girl’s night in, of course, there is going to be plenty of fast food and gossips but what are you going to do for entertainment? We guess all you need is the collection of awesome chick flicks that make you laugh and cry your way through the night. So here we have curated a list of 10 best Hollywood chick flicks of all time. Snuggle up in a blanket with your besties and enjoy!!

Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids
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The best part of the movie is- all-female cast. It is the story of a jobless woman, Kristen Wiig, who is asked by her best friend to be her maid of honor. As time passes, she needs to get along with other friends of the bride and get in a fight (aka war) with one of the bridesmaids. And the rest of the story unfolds amidst several comic and inspiring scenes.

Clueless
Clueless
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Released in the year 1995, Clueless is the ultimate chick flick of all times. From high school drama to teenage romance and friendship to the trendy fashion statements, there is everything in this movie that girls could ask for. And amidst all the drama, the protagonist in the movie, Alicia Silverstone, finds herself and what she covet for.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
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A guy bets that he will make a girl fall in love with her in ten days for winning an advertising campaign. The girl he chooses comes out to be a writer who is practicing to lose a guy in ten days to get an experience in writing an article. The game begins when they both try hard to achieve their target but eventually fall in love with each other.

John Tucker Must Die
John Tucker Must Die
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As the name suggests, the movie features a group of the charming girls betrayed by John Tucker. They get teamed up to ruin his public image in college. The girl gang recruits a new girl for the task who gets succeeded in her attempts, but eventually find out that she fell prey into the trap of jealousy and hatred.

Mean Girls
Mean Girls
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With an irresistible plot, the pic mean girls is fun and make you laugh till your stomach hurts. And all the girls watching this flick can definitely relate to one character or another in the movie. The movie revolves around the most famous girls in the high school and an outsider trying to set a place for herself. From wearing pink on Wednesdays to going shopping with besties and puking on your crush, this movie is all fun and laughs.

Pitch Perfect
Mean Girls
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It’s not just the pitch that is perfect in the movie, but the film worked in its entire department. The movie features a college singing group that wins a prestigious competition by going through the hardships of personal issues and group dynamics. In between, there is a lot of fun, entertainment, and drama that makes the movie worth watching.

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
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The story of four best friends who spend their summer away from each other for the very first time and make a plan to stay connected. They pass around a pair of jeans that fits them all perfectly despite their different body structures. In the entire movie, the girls have their fair share of adventures, love affairs, breaks ups, and life struggles. While watching the movie, the girls will definitely be able to relate to one of the characters.

We know you must be tempted to add these flicks to your bucket list and enjoy with your girls relishing the popcorns and chicken wings on a fun weekend. We guarantee you a heavy dose of fun and laughter ahead!!

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