Solo travel is not everyone’s cup of tea – which is where women-only travel clubs come in. They allow you to go places – either alone or with your girlfriends – experience new things, make new friends and it’s exhilarating to just be able to travel with a confident group of women. Problem solved!
1. The WOW Club
WOW is one of the famous women travel clubs run by Sumitra. It is a club that organizes trips to all over the world only for women. They bring like-minded women together and help them in providing itineraries and make all the travel arrangements. If trouble free holiday with fellow women is on your mind then WOW is the place. The tours are accompanied by a knowledgeable WOW buddy and do around 75 trips a year. They also organize DIY holidays called Zing holidays for those interested in self-guided tours.
2. Soul Purpose
Soul Purpose was created by Vidya Deshpande with the aim of giving women an opportunity to explore the lesser known destinations. All the trips are designed with a myriad of activities namely river-rafting, trekking, wildlife safari, kayaking and the list goes on. Apart from adrenaline-rushing activities, they also conduct cultural trails, photo walks, culinary experiences and more where you can get a closer look at the local culture and traditions. The trips offer much more than just visiting a destination, here you can enjoy the place at your own pace.
3. Ladakhi Women’s Travel
Who doesn’t want to visit Ladakh? A biking trip across the majestic valleys is the end goal, right? Well, this travel company specialises in ticking off this adventure off your list sooner than you’d have imagined. Stay with the locals, roam around with female guides and get the authentic feel of the mountains, while not having to bother about your safety.
4. Girls On the Go
Whether you want to watch the Northern Lights, go camping in Mongolia, or just chill by the beach in Bali, this travel club will make it possible for you with their reasonable packages. Pick from group travel or solo, and leave everything else to them.
5. Wonderful World
Started by Shibani who has army roots and hence was never rooted to any place, Wonderful World specifies that they offer holidays and not just guided tours. Their women groups for travel are not more than 12-14 in size, which makes the experience an intimate one. Also they give detailed description of itineraries on their site, making it easier for women opting for a particular trip. They also have a concept called ‘Wonderful Wallet’ in which they credit you with a certain percentage of total amount spent on a particular trip, which can be redeemed in the future trips with them.
This Bangalore based travel company is all set to revolutionize the way women travel. They mention that travel has to be an experience and believe in that by providing accommodation in comfortable homestays and eco-resorts, which brings in the local flavors as opposed to regular tourist hotels. They also do community initiatives by setting up a platform for talented rural and urban women where they can exhibit and sell their products.
7. Diva Odysseys
Diva Odysseys is a boutique tour operator that believes every diva should travel in luxury and style. The specially curated tours deliver incomparable experiences and allow the divas to explore the scenic landscapes, witness the local culture and delve into exotic food. This travel company pamper women and let them live life ‘Queen’-size. Each of the trips is either escorted by Founder Neena or by a diplomat. Whether you are single, married, a homemaker or a professional, Diva Odysseys inspire you to celebrate life.
8. The Wander Girls
If you are a passionate traveller who wants to explore the world with other trip mates, try The Wander Girls. It is a Mumbai-based travel operator that organizes women-only tours. You may be a single woman looking for adventure, a working professional who wants to take a break from the office or a homemaker who is willing to escape the mundane life, whatever your situation, The Wander Girls covers it all. All their trip are carefully created combining adventure, sightseeing, food, culture, history and more. The options include yoga and wellness retreats, weekend breaks, girlfriend getaways, mother-daughter trips to name a few.
9. Women on Clouds Club
If you’ve been looking to have a special trip with your mom, sister, or your closest friends, Women on Clouds is the answer. Your free little soul can also travel alone and make friends with your fellow trip-mates, in both domestic and international tours.
10. Wandering Jane
Having lived the corporate life for over a decade, founders of Wandering Jane, Akshat and Garima wanted to realise their passion for travel and starting something on their own. With this company, they found a way to create a safe environment for women to travel and experience new adventures. Just put in your destination, and the kind of thrill you’re looking for, and they will plan the ideal trip for you.
This women-only travel portal was started as a partnership programme by young entrepreneur Nitesh Chauhan and Rohit Khattar from Himalayan Explorers Club. Jugni, in Hindi means female firefly and symbolises the spirit of life. Their upcoming trips include a nomadic adventure in Ladakh and Bhutan, and also some footloose in Europe, Vitenam and many more such exotic locations. Jugni believes there are no strangers travelling together, but just friends who haven’t met yet.
A travel company for women, by women, Wovoyage is perfect for Indian and foreign travellers who wish to go on solo trips and backpacking tours. In India, they plans trips to places like Goa, McLeod Ganj, Andamans, Rajasthan and more. If you’re looking to go abroad, they’ve got packages for Greece, Japan, Thailand, Bhutan, Bali and other destinations. They can even tailor-make a trip for you.
13. Chindi Safar
Chindi Safar, as the name suggests, is a travel group that tours under a budget. This women-lead travel group (a team of 10) has covered a bunch of spots up in North, and they arrange for everything from your travel and accommodation. They have a bunch of cool activities for a traveller to engage in, open up, and enjoy the experience to its best.
By the summer of 2020, they will start their women-only tours, but you can also check out their packages on their social media handles.
14. Wander Womaniya
Wander Womaniya is a service that organises women trips for girls traveling solo in India, and even outside (across Asia, middle east & Europe)! So, if your girl gang isn’t up for an awesome time, don’t worry. Check out the packages Wander Womaniya offers. They ensure that your trip is safe and secure, as they have both cute homestays and semi-luxury hotels for you to choose from.
15. Ms Travel Bee
An alliance by the women, of the women and for the women, Ms Travel Bee aims to please women of every age, background, or profession.
From adventure & shopping in Dubai, to the elegant heritage of Europe, the urban sophistication of Singapore, and the wild night clubs & beaches of Thailand, there’s something for everyone.
You can also experience the culture and traditions of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab or Goa.
16. Byond Travel
With a promise of ‘unforgettable vacations and experiences’, this portal takes you beyond traversing a destination. Their journeys are about discovering memorable experiences and finding the right set of people to enjoy them with. Their upcoming trips include adventures in Jordan, exploration in Greece, Egypt, Europe, Peru, Portugal and many more. You can also to book private, customised trips with the group.