The Best Bachelorette Trips To Take With Your #GirlSquad!
BY Apoorva Pagar | 23 Nov, 2017
Honeymoons and family getaways are great, but nothing beats the time that you have with your girls! Between wedding planning and continuous smiling for the in-laws, we know it can get exhausting. But your friends are crucial to your sanity — and a quickie girls' trip can be all you need to reset, relax, and remember what it's like to have fun with your girls.
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It’s one of the most underrated places of all time. We believe because its so close by and doesn’t allow people to get that ‘we went abroad’ feeling but that doesn’t take away from the fact that its gorgeous. Beautiful island nation with spectacular beaches, endless forests, dreamy hills, splendid cuisine and the warmest people you will ever meet. For your girls trip you can travel to Colombo, the ancient city of Kandy, the golden sands of Bentota, the mountains of Ella and the never-ending tea estates of Nuwara Eliya.
Average Flight Rate/Per Person – Rs 8000
Average Train Fare – Rs 200 (for 2nd class train fare)
Average Room Rate/Per Night – Rs 4000-6000
Do you and your girls get a kick out of an adrenaline rush? Trip to Dandeli is a must then! Live your life to the fullest while you make your way through the most exciting part of Dandeli trip- River Rafting! Not just that, rappelling, trekking, coracle ride and outdoor camping will make this the best trip of your life. So are we packing our gear already?
Average Travel Fare– Rs 5000 (This includes flight fare to Bangalore + bus fare to Dandeli)
Average Package/Per person– Rs 4000 (stay +activities+food)
Tangalle Beach, Srilanka - Image via HandLuggage Only
When we think Malaysia, we think KL but there is so much more to Malaysia then just the towers! With its Portuguese influence clearly visible in the buildings and streets, Malacca is truly a goregoes city that is brimming with history. Jonker Street is a great place to stumble upon antiques and other collectibles. With its myriad colours, Malacca is a photographer’s delight too, so you are going to get some incredible selfies with your girls. And of course there is shopping!!
Average Flight Rate/Per Person – Rs 6000 (Via Air Asia from Mumbai)
Average Bus Fare – Rs 300
Average Room Rate/Per Night – Rs 1500-3000 (Guesthouses & Airbnb)
All those pretty white & blue pictures have you dreaming of a girls trip? Worry not, the financial crisis situation has given us more reason to visit Greece as prices are cheaper than they once were, and you might be able to squeeze an extra island or two into your itinerary. Sun, Sand and the Swimsuit, what more can you want?!
Average Flight Rate/Per Person – Rs 13000 (From Delhi, cheaper if you book 4-5 months in advance)
AverageFerry Fare – Rs 400-500
Average Room Rate/Per Night – Rs 4000-Rs 6000 or Rs 10000-12000 for a full villas (sleeps 6-8 people)
We can’t stop recommending this tiny place ABOVE Mussoorie! This is the highest point after you cross Dehradun and Mussoorie. So if your girl squad is looking at a trip filled with massages, long giggling nature trails, endless coffees & croissants – this is it. The Chardukan guys will get you amazing Nutella waffles at less than 150 Rs which are delicious and huge!!
Average Flight Rate/Per Person – Rs 2000 (From Delhi, cheaper if you book 4-5 months in advance)
Average Car Fare to Landour/5 seater – Rs 2000 (A/c car)
Average Room Rate/Per Night – Rs 2500 to Rs 5000
Landour - Image via IndiTales
We know you will be raising your eyebrows at this one. What, Maldives and cheap? Yes, if you plan it well. Maldives isn’t super cheap as Goa but its come a long way from its hefty price tag. A few trips to travel cheap in Maldives are to stay on a local island as opposed to one owned by a mega-resort, travel via public ferries instead of private speedboats, opt for the Maldivian menu – which is ridiculously yummy and affordable. Also, it’s a big downer for a girls trip that is on a budget – you can’t buy/carry alcohol off the island apart the hotels. So if you are big on drinking this might not be the place for you.
Average Flight Rate/Per Person – Rs 8000
Average Local Ferry Ride/Per Person – Rs 150
Average Room Rate/Per Night – Rs 2500 to Rs 6000 (Local Accomodation/AirBnb)
What better place than this beautiful French-influenced province for an all- girl gang that loves food, beaches and shopping? This calm and composed French style city is full of exciting activities. From treating your taste buds with multiple cuisines and satisfying your shopping cravings, Pondicherry is a one stop destination to explore with your girl besties!
Average Flight Rate/Per Person – Rs 4000 (From Mumbai)
Average Room Rate/Per Night – Rs 3000-Rs 5000
Like Maldives, if you know how to travel right in Seychelles, it’ll save you a lot of pretty pennies! Travelling off-season, opting for an Airbnb vs hotel, choosing affordable activities and using public transport are sure ways of saving money. Apart from that, you can opt for airbnbs which have catering/kitchen units and toss up a few meals on your own to save costs. Fast food is your best bet instead of fancy restaurant meals. Most of the food on the islands is imported, so your cheapest groceries are chicken, fruit, vegetables and rice. What’s more, you can save even more by taking your own alcohol into the Seychelles rather than buying drinks from the local restaurants. The allowance at customs is 2 litres of spirits and 2 litres of wine per person!
Average Flight Rate/Per Person – Rs 13,000
Average Car Hire Rate/ 4 Seater – Rs 2000 for full day (You can rent it hourly too which is cheaper)
Average Room Rate/Per Night – Rs 2000 – Rs 4000 (Local accommodation, not a resort)
La Digue - Seychelles
This may not be your first choice for a girls trip but trust us, its stunning and super budget friendly. The country’s greatest attraction is its sublime countryside, from the limestone karsts of the north to the waterways and paddy fields of the Mekong Delta, with blissful beaches and frenetic cities crammed in between. Then there’sfood – pull up a stool at a pho stall and for only a couple of hundreds you’ll eating some of the best food on offer, shoulder to shoulder with the locals.
Average Flight Rate/Per Person – Rs 9000
Average Bus Ride– Rs 300
Average Room Rate/Per Night – Rs 2000-3000 (homestays are cheaper)
Other places that you can travel to on a budget with your #GirlSquad are
- Andaman & Nicobar Islands
- Rajasthan – Ranthambore, Jaipur, Udaipur
- Leh & Ladakh – for the adventurers in you!
- Rann of Kutch
All fares mentioned are one-way and you may get cheaper fares via sales. Room rates are double occupancy based.