Formerly known as Pondicherry, this union territory exudes the French elegance of its yesteryear administration. Bicycling to local haunts and beaches adds a quaint charm to the trip. The immaculately cobbled streets, seaside breeze and warmth of the locals contribute to making Puducherry a friendly, pristine place to visit with your girl gang.
Best places to go to: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Botanical Garden, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Puducherry Museum
Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
Possibly one of the most beautiful places in the entire country, the Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh is renowned for its lush greenery and mountain tops. It’s no surprise then that its natural beauty has even been proposed for the World Heritage Site status. If you’d like to be surrounded by rivers, paddy fields and cool breeze even in the summer, zero in on Ziro Valley now.
Best places to visit: Kile Pakho, Tipi Orchid Research Center, Tarin Fish Farm and Midey
Steeped in rich culture, Udaipur is a destination that one must hit up on their next all girl trip. The city is surrounded by the intricate architecture of palaces from the Rajput era, magical lake views and friendly locals who are familiar with tourists. Udaipur has previously, even managed to bag the title of the best city in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Best places to visit: The Lake Palace, Sunset Point, Lake Pichola and Sukhadia Circle
During the era of the Vijayanagara empire, the village of Hampi in northern Karnataka was one of the richest cities in the world. Even today, it remains rich in heritage with the ruins that it houses being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The majestic relics take you back history to discover a land that’s steeped in culture. For a unique trip that’s enriching for your mind as well, Hampi is where you’ll need to head to.
Best places to visit: Underground Shiva Temple, Matanga Hill, Monkey Temple and Tungabhadra river
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
The capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is popular for very good reasons. The chilly climate and spectacular landscapes are a welcome getaway, especially in summer. Shimla sees a number of tourists and hence accommodation and eateries abound (provided you book ahead of time.) The renowned hill station is famous for the toy train, which is a must do with your buddies.
Best places to visit: Kufri, Christ Church, Viceregal Lodge and Jakhu Temple
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