Indigoa was created from my own amazing solo travel experiences to India.
It’s been a fascinating journey suffused with anticipation, meaningful moments, mouth watering cuisine, warmth, friendliness, spirituality and so much more. Read more
A guest post by Mary Hamilton-Smith of AUSTRALIAN WOMENS TRAVEL.
Mary leads regular trips for women to India and Europe – why not join her?
Whist on our recent trip to India, my friend Ashiq’s cousin was getting married in Jodhpur, and so we were invited to attend. February is the wedding season in Jodphur and there were 28 on the night of the wedding we attended! The wedding celebrations go on for 4 or 5 days!! It is full on , and nothing like we are used to here in Australia! We were so lucky to have the opportunity to be a part of this celebration and where treated like celebrities!! Read more
Dianne Sharma-Winter is a New Zealand whose passion is India, and she spends much of her time there. She lives there, organises tours, gives advice, promotes fair trade and Ethical Travel along the way – here she writes about what all that means…. Read more
Huffington Post reports:
It’s the world’s highest glass ceiling. Of the 3,755 climbers who have scaled Mount Everest, more than half are Nepalese but only 21 of those locals are women.
Aiming to change the all-male image of mountaineering in their country, a group of Nepalese women have embarked on a mission to shatter that barrier by climbing the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents.
The women, aged between 21 and 32, have already climbed Everest in Asia, Kosciuszko in Australia and Elbrus in Europe. They are preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa to mark International Women’s Day this week.
“The main goal of our mission is to encourage women in education, empowerment and environment,” Shailee Basnet, the 29-year-old team leader, said before leaving for Africa. Read More
Guest post by Ashwin Sharma
While most stereotypes about India are true – India is poor, rowdy and noisy, it is also full of wisdom, knowledge, beautiful sceneries, rich in tradition and culture. And this culture shows in its wonderful people not only they are nice but really friendly and that makes visiting this chaotic country such a joy.
Here a few tips for solo travelers to keep in mind while enjoy their journey to a sparkling India: Read more
Incredible Indian Tours is run by Debbie Kindness who is passionate about India, and introducing people, and especially women to India. Here she writes more about Women Only Tours.
A lot has been said and written about India, but the mere fact is, India is Taj Mahal, India is Sundarbans, India is Bollywood, and India is beautiful. This tourist paradise has numerous must visit destinations, but the top 10 holiday spots in India are: Read more
I have recently come across this great Indian Tour Company Periplus Getaways. There are quite a few women who lead some great tours for women to India, but Periplus is different in that is owned and run by a local Indian woman Nutan Thangan. Like Moksha of Back and Beyond Motorcycle Tours, Nutan is keen to work with people in other parts of the world to organise tours for women in India. Read more
Jill Lundmark is off again – 72 years old an off on another fabulous Cycling trip – this time in India - follow her travels here
I am off to India in a month. Pegasus is my bike. It was lovingly made for me by dear friends in England and has been to Western Europe, Iceland, Morocco, Vietnam and Cambodia. I’m a 72 year old New Zealander and despite the number of kilometers under my wheels it doesn’t stop me from feeling excited and anxious.
I see pictures of my trips coming up on my screensaver and I yearn to be alone again on my bike in the countryside of some exotic place having an adventure. But alone? Is it possible? Can you ever be alone in India? Read more
Dianne Sharma-Winter writes:
One of the many names for the river Ganga (or Ganges) translates to “Roaming around delighting in Apple Tree Island”
Anyone who has plotted the course of this river knows that this is exactly what the Ganga likes to do. Her riverbanks have changed many miles over the course of time and then there is the monsoon where she breaks her banks exuberantly.
Slow travel is a bit like that. I have had the luck to roam around delighting in India like a river, slow and languid at times and rushing with purpose and intent at others. Read more