Mother’s Day is ’round the corner, and the universal scampering for that perfect gift has begun. This year we are leaning towards something more dynamic, and to channel that idea, we’ve rounded up top 5 travel companies in India that do women special trips, and will help plan the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your mom this year.
Based out of Chennai, The Duchess Club is a 17-year-old organisation that was started to bring women together with an aim to learn and share. Its travel wing was inaugurated in 2008, to introduce their members to the diverse cultures of the world. They meet quarterly to discuss the latest exotic destinations with a guest speaker, and have so far been to Russia, Morocco, Oman, Spain, New Zealand, Japan, among other countries.
The region’s first women-owned and -run travel company, LWTC organises different trips through Ladakh. Trekking, home stays, monastery visits, Nubra Valley, and Pangong Tso lake trips can be undertaken through them. While they encourage women to take solo trips or women-only groups, men are welcome to join as well. Their entourage of guides and porters are all-women, working towards creating employment for the gender in the region.
Curating trips for both incoming and outgoing travellers, The Wander Girls have a special ‘gift a holiday’ section. You can pick from their upcoming trips or have an entirely customised plan created by them. Take your pick and set you mom’s sight on any corner of the world.
‘Curating luxury travel experiences for discerning divas’ is their motto, and the organisation is backed by 20 years of experience. Founder, Neena Jhanjee has travelled the globe, and strives to make women forget the hustle of everyday life and help them simply kickback. Past trips have been to places such as Bali, Komodo Island, Thailand, Sri Lanka.
14 years, 150 trips a year, women from 25 to 65 years of age joining in – Women on Wanderlust (WoW) is not just about curated trips but also acts as a socialisng platform for women, with wine tastings, theatre, food trails bringing them together. South America, Iceland, Greece, Cambodia, Turkey are just few of the number of places WoW has been to.
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