Travel is something that if we love, we must introduce our children to as well – son and daughter alike. Girls and boys are equal today and we need to start as parents to treat them the same when it comes to the opportunities that we give them. Gone are the days when girls were kept at home and not allowed to travel. Here are some places that one can take their only daughter to:
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1. Jaipur, Rajasthan:
Visit the grand Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), explore the enchanting markets, and experience the royal culture of the Pink City with your daughter. Experience the vibrant folk dances of Rajasthan like Kalbeliya, Ghoomar, and Kathak. Girls can witness the colourful costumes and energetic performances.
2. Agra, Uttar Pradesh:
Marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal, take a stroll at the beautiful Mehtab Bagh, and explore the arts and crafts of the city with your daughter. Agra is famous for its intricate marble inlay work known as “Pietra Dura.” Girls can visit workshops and learn about this traditional art form and even try their hand at creating their own masterpiece.
Enjoy the pristine beaches, indulge in water sports, and experience the vibrant nightlife of this popular coastal destination. Goa has flea markets such as the Anjuna Flea Market and Arpora Saturday Night Market. Girls can browse through a variety of stalls selling clothing, accessories, jewellery, and unique handicrafts.
4. Udaipur, Rajasthan:
Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola with your daughter, visit the opulent City Palace, and witness the magnificent Jag Mandir. Participate in a cooking class and learn to prepare traditional Rajasthani dishes. Girls can explore the flavours, spices, and techniques of authentic Rajasthani cuisine.
5. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh:
Enjoy the serene beauty of the hill station, go shopping on Mall Road, and experience the joy of riding the toy train. Engage in various adventure activities like trekking, paragliding, and river rafting near Shimla. Your daughter and you seeking an adrenaline rush can enjoy these thrilling experiences in the scenic surroundings.
6. Alleppey, Kerala:
Cruise through the backwaters in a traditional houseboat, witness stunning sunsets, and savour delicious local cuisine. Alleppey offers a range of delicious Kerala cuisine. Girls can savour traditional dishes like fish curry, appam, puttu, and banana leaf meals. It’s a great opportunity to try the flavours of the region and enjoy the local culinary delights.
7. Munnar, Kerala:
Explore the picturesque tea gardens, visit the beautiful Mattupetty Dam, and indulge in trekking and nature walks. Munnar is known for its Ayurvedic practices and wellness centers. Your daughter and you can indulge in rejuvenating Ayurvedic massages, spa treatments, and yoga sessions, providing relaxation and wellness.
8. Mumbai, Maharashtra:
Experience the bustling city life, visit iconic landmarks like the Gateway of India and Marine Drive, and explore Bollywood. Explore Mumbai’s art and cultural scene by visiting prestigious institutions like the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum) and the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA). Attend art exhibits, theater performances, and classical music concerts.
9. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand:
Engage in yoga and meditation, indulge in adventure sports like river rafting, and seek spiritual solace on the banks of the river Ganges. Explore the local markets in Rishikesh, such as the Laxman Jhula Market and the Ram Jhula Market, where one can find spiritual books, clothing, jewelry, and handicrafts. Girls can shop for unique souvenirs and enjoy a variety of street food.
10. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan:
Discover the golden sand dunes, take a camel safari, and visit the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort, known as the “Golden Fort.” Explore the vibrant markets of Jaisalmer, like the Sadar Bazaar and Bhatia Bazaar. Girls can shop for traditional Rajasthani textiles, handicrafts, jewelry, and souvenirs. The bustling markets offer a glimpse into local life and vibrant colors.