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Nature is not a place to visit. It is Home.

Gary Snyder

When life gets tough and soul is burdened, an escape to mountains in the Himalayas can do wonders for our peace of mind. Wandering through dense forests, alpine meadows and witnessing majestic snow-covered mountains and milky waterfalls take our senses to a world of heavenly beauty and offer the much-needed solitude to our soul. Filled with the peace, serenity, and spirituality, the lap of nature embrace everyone and refill with love, life, and strength. In fact, they also satisfy adventure-seeking souls who love to take backpacking trips on whims.

Here is a list of best places in mountains whose charm and beauty cannot be elucidated in words and can only be felt by being there.

Gulmarg, Kashmir

Famous as the honeymoon destination among couples, Gulmarg is blessed with alluring beauty that gives you the opportunity to stay close to nature and get some peace of mind. It is the best skiing destination in India where you can try skiing and snowboarding with your travelling partners. Try to enhance the fun with snow fights and building snowmen, we promise, you are going to like it a lot. Take the gondola ride and go for a romantic walk to explore the heavenly beauty of this destination in the Himalayas. If you want to explore the true beauty of Gulmarg, try visiting in winters during snowfall, the place transforms into a divine beauty.

Gulmarg
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Nubra Valley, Ladakh

Though Ladakh is known for its rugged mountains and uninhabited hinterlands, its Nubra Valley, nurtured by Siachin and Shok rivers is blessed with fertile lands and known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’ and ‘Orchard of Ladakh.’ The Diskit monastery is the holy place of Buddhism in the valley where you can relax your soul by mediation and attend the Festival of the Scapegoat. The Panamik village is a picturesque location of this destination that you must visit to absorb its beauty and get close to nature.

Nubra Valley
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Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Settled in the lap of Kullu region, Manali is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India that has a lot to offer the tourists visiting this place. Nestled on the banks of the Beas River, it offers numerous trekking and camping adventures in the mountains of the Himalayas. Witnessing the charm of mountains in Old Manali, paragliding in Solang Valley, playing snow games in Rohtang and wandering through the lush apple orchards will enhance your pleasure of spending some relaxing time in Manali with your friends and loved ones. Don’t miss the chance to take a dip in the hot sulfur baths of Vashisht village and exploring the amalgamation of European and Himalayan culture in Naggar Castle. With so much of beauty around, you are bound to fall in love with this town.

Manali
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Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

The unexplored picturesque destination, Tawang is one of the best places to visit in the North Eastern part of India. Full of picturesque locations, ancient monasteries, milky waterfalls, and tranquil lakes, it is perfect to enjoy nature’s bliss. You can meditate sitting by the mountains and listening to the music of rivers and waterfalls. Doing so will make you believe in the healing powers of nature and the way it brings peace and balance in our lives. Don’t forget to visit the ancient Tawang monastery, pass through the snow-covered Sela Pass, and click some pictures at the Madhuri Lake to make your trip memorable.

Tawang
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Chopta, Uttarakhand

Far from the hustle and bustle of the city life, Chopta is a lesser known destination among tourists. Also known as ‘Mini Switzerland,’ it is rich in diverse flora and fauna, and you can find deodar and rhododendron trees in abundance in this region. One of the most picturesque spots, the breathtakingly beautiful view of the Himalayan region from here is something you shouldn’t miss. When trekking to Deoriatal Lake, Chopta serves as one of the best destinations to camp and relax. The charm of camping amidst deodar and pine trees and bird watching are the great options to make the most of your visit to this destination.

Chopta
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Visiting these peaceful destinations will make you feel at home away from home and heal your soul in a magical way!!

India is a magnificent land of beauty which is adorned with numerous natural and architectural wonders of the world. You can have a picturesque view of sprawling jungles, thriving wildlife, amazing waterfalls, ancient monuments and a lot more. Among all these scenic beauties, the view of a raging and roaring waterfall is simply beyond any description. If you are eager to explore the unexplored beauty of India in the form of fantastic waterfalls, take a quick look below.

1. Jog Falls, Shimoga, Karnataka

The southern state of Karnataka is known to have some of the breath-taking and beautiful waterfalls in India. Jog Falls is said to be the second highest plunge waterfall in India which describes its extraordinary beauty itself. The water falling down from the height of 253 meters from a cliff is a view worth capturing in a camera lens. During the monsoon season, around 3.4 million tonnes of water is falling down the cliff with full force and makes it an unforgettable experience for any visitor.

Jog Falls
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2. Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

The waterfall name has an extraordinary meaning which translates into “ocean of milk.” This is due to the fact that water falling down from a height of 310 meters at Mollem, Goa is nothing less than a milky ocean. With its raging force and volume, it makes a beautiful view during the monsoon season. The amazing Dudhsagar waterfall is located on the Mandovi River in Goa and is one of the highest waterfalls in India with an altitude of 1017 feet. With a mesmerizing surrounding location and the sight of water forming milky foams is really a spellbound visual treat. No doubt, it is a perfect outdoor vacation with your friends, partner, and family members.

Dudhsagar Falls
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3. Iruppu Falls, Coorg (Karnataka)

Due to the presence of numerous beautiful locations, Coorg is one of the popular hill stations in Southern India. One of the prominent feature of this beautiful hill station is Iruppu Falls which is situated near to the Nagarhole National Park. The waterfall becomes a place of spiritual significance for devotees who visit here in large numbers during the auspicious occasion of Shivratri in order to get rid of their countless sins by taking a holy bath here. It is undoubtedly a perfect blend of beauty and spirituality that makes it a visual experience which is hard to be ignored.

Iruppu Falls
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4. Shivanasamudra Falls (Karnataka)

Located in the Madhya district of Karnataka, this charming waterfall known as Shivanasamudra Falls gets divided into eastern and western branches. Moving down the rocky cliffs, the falls are brimming with the diverse range of flora and fauna due to the presence of Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. It is definitely a paradise for photography enthusiasts and travelers who love to explore unique places. Don’t miss out a visit to this extraordinary waterfall whenever you are going for a vacation to Karnataka with your family members, friends or beloved partner.

Shivanasamudra Falls
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5. Athirapally Waterfalls (Kerala)

Want to enjoy the monsoon season in a beautiful manner with your beloved girlfriend or wife? Don’t make any other excuse and just head towards Athirapally Waterfalls in Kerala. The water of this fantastic waterfall appears in silver color and gives life to the nearby lush green forests. This magnificent forest is also home to various wildlife animals such as Great Indian Hornbill, Cochin Forest Cane Turtle, Nilgiri Langur and a lot of other wonderful animal species.

Athirapally Waterfalls
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So, witness the beauty and charm of nature in its pristine form by making a quick trip to these enchanting waterfalls. They can easily make your heart skip a beat with their sublime beauty and grandeur. What are you still waiting for? Just pack your bags and escape into the natural beauty and surroundings with your loved ones.

“There is an unspoken bond you create with the friends you travel with”- Kristen Sarah

Getting away from your routine everyday life and going to someplace new where you can indulge in some fun activities and pamper yourself is always a great idea! Doesn’t it sound heavenly? And how about you plan and do all these things with your besties? Yes, we can see you getting excited after reading the last line. It is always thrilling to just think about taking an all-girls trip, let alone the fun you get to have, and trust us it can do you a world of good.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, choose the destination, book your tickets, and apply for leaves at the workplace. And then be ready to conquer the world in style!!

But there is one important thing that you can’t afford to not discuss with your friends. Just like any other trip, an all-girls trip comes with its own share of merits and demerits. So all you got to do is plan well in advance because without that your dream getaway can turn a wee bit messy.

So here we are with some valuable tips that can help you have the best time of your life on your next all girls trip.

Decide the Budget
Decide the Budget
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Money matters!! So the foremost thing to consider while planning any group trip is the budget. There may be some in the group who can splurge on everything they set their eyes on and then there may be others who have to think hard before spending their sweet money. So decide the budget that suits everyone.

P.S. – If planning an international trip, your credit or debit cards may not function in other countries, so make sure you carry enough currency.

Group Size Matters
Group Size Matters
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On a trip, it matters if you are traveling in a big group or small one. A size of 4 to 6 allows for less coordination and makes the trip quite fluid. Always try to keep the count in even numbers. For instance- in a group of three, if two get along really well, then the third one may feel like the odd one out. And it can disturb the whole group dynamics.

Make It Collaborative
 Make It Collaborative
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No one in the group must feel that the decisions are being made for them and they are being sidelined or they are the only ones working hard to organize the trip. From planning down travel dates, researching the destination and deciding where to stay, all the people in the group should be the part of the discussion and must have a say in it.

Book Rooms in Advance
Book Rooms in Advance
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Whether you are planning to stay in a hotel, beach house or Airbnb with your buddies, it is important to book your accommodation in advance. Because in the worst nightmare scenario, you may end up without a room to stay in a new city or country in the middle of the night. And that for sure, you would never want to happen.

No Extra Luggage
No Extra Luggage
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Carrying that extra party dress when you have already packed like 4 will never do any good to you. Try to keep your luggage light, so that you don’t face any issue while commuting. You can try and make a group packing list for the items that you can share with your friends. After all, sharing is caring!!

Create a Whatsapp Group
Create a Whatsapp Group
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While on a trip, it is quite possible that some members of the group may end up going in a different direction. A designated Whatsapp group will help keep track of everyone and in case of emergency, you can easily spot them through their location. For an all-girls trip, it is the best measure from the safety point of view as well. And more than that, the best way to share Instagram-worthy clicks with your besties!!

Co-ordination is the Key
Co-ordination is the Key
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When traveling in a group, coordination is crucial and everyone must be on the same page. You can also prepare an itinerary to plan all the activities you will be doing and the places you will be visiting on each day of your trip. So that you don’t end up asking each other “So what’s next?” and wasting your time.

We hope the tips mentioned above make your trip rocking and you have the time of your life with your lovely ladies.

Have a great trip ahead. BON VOYAGE!!

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