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Things to do – Jaipur Trip

Jaipur is one of the most visited cities in the Indian tourist sector. This is not without reason. Here we will list out a few reasons that might tip you over in the direction of finally visiting Jaipur this winter.

  1. Visit the forts: Amber fort, City Palace, Nahargarh fort, and Jaigarh fort.- Book it now
  2. Have an authentic traditional thali.- Book it now
  3. Sanganer is a world-renowned place for traditional arts such as blue pottery, paintings, carvings in stone, and weaving. Make sure this is on your list to experience the crafty mood of Rajasthan. Now you can experience local activities like blue pottery and weaving classes on bukit.travel.- Book it now
  4. Set aside an evening to go on a food tour of this historic city. Local guides will take you on a culinary tour unlike any other. bukit.travel has food tours across India: Pondicherry, Delhi, Mumbai, and now Jaipur. Local experts will ensure you get the best of both taste and hygiene.- Book it now
  5. Tiger safari: you cannot enter the land of kings and maharajas and not meet the king of the jungle! The Sawai Madhopur Tiger Safari is one of the top experiences at bukit.travel.- Book it now
  6. Camping & camel safari: For this sojourn, our guides will take you to Pushkar, where you will be treated like royalty, quite literally.- Book it now

We hope your next visit to Jaipur is one that is unforgettable. We are always looking for more authentic and local experiences; if you are in the know, or have someone who is in the know of such an experience, do reach out to us and we would love to feature you as a “hunter of local experiences.

Cheers!

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Offbeat Things To Do In Goa

Goa is popularly known as the party capital of India. The breezy beach parties, intoxicating Feni, and delicious seafood beckon tourists from across the world. While beaches, parties, and booze always make it to your to-do list in Goa, let’s remind you that the smallest state of India is much more than this. From tropical spice plantation treks and guitar-making workshops to fascinating museum visits, here are the offbeat things to do in Goa that must make it to your wish list the next time you’re in town for some fun.

Go Dolphin Spotting At The Beache

Dotted with beaches, you’re probably familiar with Goa’s water sports scene. But what you may not know about is dolphin spotting. Sit in a small boat and allow the boatman to take you right into the middle of the sea to witness the graceful creatures jumping. You can ask the experts or local fishermen to take you on a boat to spot dolphins.

Hot Air Ballooning Above The Sea

Have you ever gone hot-air ballooning? Or do you want to recreate your hot-air balloon ride memories? Well, you can definitely do this in Goa. Hot air ballooning is without a doubt one of the best offbeat activities in this beach resort. Head to Chandor in South Goa, board a hot air balloon with your loved ones, and float through the sky while admiring the gushing sea below. Propose to your loved one, socially distance yourself, or soak in the beauty of Goa from 900 feet above.

Flyboarding

A water sport activity in Goa and other parts of the world wherein you get a chance to fly through the waves of the sea with the help of flying boards that are connected to a jet ski. Flyboarding is carried out with the help of two types of equipment: the fly-board and the personal watercraft.

Live-Bait Fishing in Goa

Live-bait fishing is a popular recreational activity in Goa that not many are aware of. Frequently caught fish include a variety of red snapper, grouper, cobia, GT’s, barramundi, threadfin salmon, barracuda, sailfish, king mackerel, wahoo, dorado (dolphin fish), yellow fin tuna, bonito, perch, reef cod, croaker, and trevally, to name a few.

Boat Tour in Goa

Enjoy a beautiful scenic boat tour while you are in Goa. The beautiful destination is popularly known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda. However, while Goa is famously known for its party places, the other side of the state consists of breath-taking views and gorgeous sunsets.

Kayaking in Goa

Kayaking is one type of recreational diving. In kayaking, two people sit side by side, with their legs in front. Kayaking is a popular leisure activity in Goa’s backwaters. In kayaking, you can view beautiful birds, and it is a great experience to find yourself between the lotuses. Do try this activity once when you visit Goa.

Sneha Lawrence

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Things To Know Before Traveling With Your Pet

Traveling with your pet can be a fun and exciting experience, but it’s important to be prepared and know the regulations and requirements before embarking on your journey. Here are a few things you need to know before travelling with your pet:

Check The Regulations

Different countries and airlines have different regulations regarding pets, so make sure to check the rules and requirements of your destination before booking your travel. Some countries may require quarantine for your pet upon arrival, while others may have restrictions on certain breeds of animals.

Health Requirements

Your pet will need to be up-to-date on their vaccinations and have a health certificate from a veterinarian. Make sure to check the health requirements of your destination and plan accordingly.

Transportation Options

If you’re travelling by air, make sure to check the airline’s policies regarding pets and book a spot for your pet well in advance. If you’re travelling by car, make sure your pet is secure in a crate or harness during the journey.

Plan Accommodations

Make sure to research pet-friendly accommodations in advance and book a room that will accommodate both you and your pet.

Pack Essentials

Make sure to pack your pet’s essentials, such as food, water, bowls, and any medications they may need. Also, bring a leash, a harness, and a favourite toy to keep your pet comfortable and entertained during the trip.

Be Prepared For Emergencies

Make sure you have your pet’s medical records and contact information for local veterinarians at your destination, in case of an emergency.

Traveling with your pet can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it’s important to be prepared and know the regulations and requirements before you embark on your journey. Planning ahead and being prepared can help ensure a safe and comfortable trip for both you and your furry companion.

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Reasons To Visit Meghalaya On Your Next Trip

First solo trip? Need a break from your hectic schedule and time to unwind in nature? Looking for an adventurous trip? a romantic trip for yourself? One of the most dreamy destinations to visit in India, Meghalaya has everything under the sun, and we are not kidding. You can visit gorgeous waterfalls, beautiful lakes, hills, valleys, and root bridges and learn some fascinating history. If you are the adventurous type, you can indulge in tonnes of activities like zip lining, trekking, hiking, kayaking, and more.

Let’s go back to the basics. Did you know Meghalaya literally translates into “living amongst the clouds”? The city has amazing high waterfalls and thick rainforests, which receive 11777 mm of rainfall each year, making it one of the rainiest places on earth. One of the top places to visit in Meghalaya is Shillong, which is also called “Scotland of the East.” The scenic beauty of Meghalaya cannot be described in words but must be experienced.

Waterfalls

You cannot visit Meghalaya and not see the most gorgeous waterfalls in the city. Visit Elephant Falls, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Shillong and has three beautiful cascades. Another must-see place in Meghalaya is the Seven Sister Falls, where you can witness the beautiful flow of the brooks surrounded by lush green forests.

Root Bridges

One of the top places to visit in Meghalaya is its iconic root bridges, which are believed to have been built by the Khasi tribes that once lived in the eastern parts of Meghalaya. You can witness over 100 living root bridges that are spread across different parts of the city. One of the most popular root bridges is the double-decker root bridge in Cherrapunji, which is also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you love adventurous activities, go on a trek to these marvellous living root bridges, and don’t forget to take a selfie.

Clear Rivers

Now, who doesn’t love the sight of the beautiful, crystal-clear river? One of the top attractions in Meghalaya is Dawki, one of the most underrated and exquisite natural beauties in India. Our absolutely amazing local expert will take you on a boat ride where you can observe everything beneath the surface and try to find some marine life. You can also take a dip in these gorgeous waters and swim around.

Visit the cleanest village in Asia

Also known as “God’s own garden,” you cannot forget to visit Mawlinnong on your trip to the spectacular state of Meghalaya. Did you know that, apart from being the cleanest village in Asia, Mawlinnong has also achieved a 100% literacy rate? This picturesque city has it all, from living root bridges to beautiful waterfalls, iconic churches, and lush green jungles that have amazing spots for trekking, making it one of the best places to visit in Meghalaya. You have to try their mouth-watering dishes. Made from organically grown vegetables and meat, which comes from in-house-bred animals, Mawlinnong has some amazing dishes, such as Jadoh and Tungrymbai, which are must-tries.

Meet the Locals

One of the best ways to explore the city is with the locals, who are aware of the city, and you can have an amazing cultural experience. Wondering where you can find a local who will help you explore the city?

Lucky for you, we have an amazing local expert in Meghalaya who will take you around and help you learn the fascinating history of the place. Stay at the homestays, which are owned by local families, and try some delicious, mouth-watering food.

So, why wait to go on this amazing journey? Click here to learn more about our exciting trip to Meghalaya.

Iram Zuber

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Best Surfing Places In India

With numerous designated surfing locations and a flourishing surfing community, India’s surfing scene is becoming more and more popular. The nation is an excellent destination for surfers of all skill levels because of its lengthy coastline and variety of surf breaks. If you are looking for places best suited for surfing, then this blog is for you.

1. Kovalam, Kerala

Well known for huge waves that are consistent and for beautiful sandy beaches.- See here

2. Kovalam, Chennai

Known for its long, powerful waves, making it a popular destination for experienced surfers.- See here

3. Pondicherry

Is considered one of the best spots for surfing in India, with long, consistent waves and a thriving local surf culture.- See here

4. Gokarna, Karnataka

Has a variety of surf breaks for all skill levels and is popular for its stunning beaches and laid-back atmosphere.- See here

5. Varkala, Kerala

Very popular spot for both local and international surfers, with consistent waves and calming surroundings.- See here

6. Mulki, Karnataka

One the best place to surf for both beginners and experts because of the variety of waves and is popular of sunset surfing.- See Here

7. Dapoli, Maharashtra

A fantastic spot for surfers, known for its beautiful beaches and scenic views.- See Here

8. Goa

Comes with consistent waves and is popular for its relaxing beaches and beautiful atmosphere.- See here

Explorers looking to take up surfing lessons do visit our website at www.wanderingjane.com or contact us directly at +91 6364702840

Nanditha

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How To Travel Broke

Traveling can be expensive, but here are a few tips on how you can travel broke. When I say travel broke, that does not mean travel with no money; it means travel with fewer expenses.

  1. Travel during off-seasons : Make sure to do some research about the place you want to visit and visit those places during off-seasons. This way, you can save money and experience most of the places empty, which is the best thing a traveler can ask for: the whole place to themselves.
  2. Stay in hostels : If you love meeting new people while traveling, then hostel stays should be your go-to as they are budget-friendly and you get to meet fellow travelers.
  3. Book in advance : Make sure to book your plane, train, and bus tickets six weeks in advance to get the best rates. Don’t forget to book the return tickets at the same time for a cheaper price.
  4. Be adaptable : One of the most crucial traits for a thrifty traveler is adaptability. You’ll be better equipped to take advantage of offers and opportunities that present themselves while travelling if you have the flexibility to change plans and make last-minute changes. Be loose with your plans.
  5. Get to know the locals : We will continue to be strangers unless you make that move. Don’t be hesitant to chat with locals; from my experience, 90% of them are incredibly kind and willing to lend a helping hand. The more outgoing you are, the better, because if you can talk to the locals, they will be able to give you advice on a variety of topics, including some secret locations to visit and where to find the tastiest, least expensive meals.
  6. Choose to travel on public transportation :When you first arrive at a new place, avoid taking taxis. A local bus or metro service is a terrific way to explore a new place right away and is frequently much less expensive than a taxi.

Visit our website at www.wanderingjane.com for solo trip, group trip, or customized trip plans with the help of our local experts, or contact us directly at +91 6364702840

Nanditha

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She’s a 10!

She’s a 10…

She’s a 10 because she can always list out 9 reasons why she shouldn’t give up.
She makes sure that she gets up at 8 a.m. daily to fulfil them all.
Out of the 7 continents on this planet, her dream is to visit all 6, other than the one where she lives.
She belongs to a group of 5 friends, but she goes on more Solo Trips than with the group.
That’s because she knows why she travels solo. She travels 4 herself. To explore herself, to challenge herself, and to love herself. These are the 3 things she’ll never stop living by.
Because life is 2 short to not Travel Solo. Because life is too short to not live for yourself.
Life is too short to keep waiting for the one.
Life is too short, and that’s why she’s her own Number 1.

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Local Experiences Trump Everything

The Travel Industry has been constantly evolving. The kinds of vacations that are desired by tourists, the expectations of Travelers and the quality of travel are all ever-changing.

Experiential Travel, or Experience based Travel, is the new trend in the market. Experiential travel aims to make travelers’ trips more meaningful, immersive, and memorable. Through experiential travel, they can do activities that are specific to a region, interact with the local people, and learn about the history of a destination.


We’ve listed out 5 reasons why Experiential Travel has taken the lead over Destination-based Travel:

Local Immersion
Traditional travel packages focus on destinations alone. Tourists are shown around the popular destinations in jam-packed buses without being able to actually understand the significance of the culture or the lives of the people living there. On the other hand, experiential travel makes sure that an individual gets to spend quality time at the destinations they’re visiting. They get to be a part of activities that are native to that region, interact with locals, and also understand the history and culture.

Best of Time and Money
Vacation is a time for people to enjoy themselves and relax. Not being able to get the most out of a long-awaited vacation by visiting the same old places all over again or going on a hard-pressed journey in the hope of visiting several locations can usually prove to be disappointing and tiring. With experiential travel, one can make the most of their time, money, and place all at once. Along with the destinations, the travel experience is enhanced by the varied local experiences like surfing, skiing, sky diving, village immersion, and homestay, among many others.

Healthy Holiday
Many travel packages now offer activities that are better suited to the needs of a solo traveller than boring and inflexible packages. Experiential travel allows a person to choose the activities they would like to take part in on their trips. This includes fitness-oriented activities like Beach Yoga, Cycling in the forests, Horse Riding and Workshops on Healthy Cooking. This way, one can make sure to stay healthy even on holidays!

Pick up a New Skill
Destination-based travel experiences focus on passive enjoyment during vacations. People enjoy sight-seeing, shopping, clicking pictures, and watching someone perform a local art. Experiential travel elevates travel to a whole new level by allowing travellers to actively participate in a variety of experiences while on vacation. This could be Coffee Painting, Wine Tasting, Hiking or even Horse Riding! Some of these activities end up becoming the new-found interests and hobbies of the travellers that take part in them. Learning a new skill while having fun on their vacation helps them grow as individuals.

Meaningful and Memorable Experiences
Traditional holiday packages show tourists the kind of life that is lived in a place. Experiential travel lets the tourists live that life themselves. Taking part in local experiences, interacting with the natives, learning about the culture, and understanding the significance of their history add deeply to their holiday experiences, making them more meaningful and memorable.

We at WanderingJane aim to amplify your life as a Solo Women Traveler by curating activity-based Travel Experiences. Handpicking our Local Destination Experts, we are on a journey to create a Safe and innovative travel ecosystem for women that enhances their travel experience and even motivates them to look at travelling as a profession. Plan your Solo Travel with WanderingJane today!

AYUSHI MISHRA

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De-coding Solo Travel

Like most of us, I too come from a typical conservative Indian family. For many generations, solo travel has been considered boring and lonely. When I brought up the subject of solo travel to my parents, their first question was, “So, you want to travel alone?“, “How will you enjoy travelling alone?“, “Are there other girls travelling with you?” and a slew of other questions that made me doubt my ability to travel alone.

I’m usually a “glass half full” type of person, but I have always imagined so many hassles that I could come across while travelling solo. I believe one of the most important concerns is safety, followed by hygiene and accommodation. Other issues to consider include communicating with locals, finding a reliable taxi, and, of course, the cost.

Well, lucky for me, my perspective changed after I joined WanderingJane. I was astonished at how many women love travelling solo and enjoying their own company. It’s lovely to see them mix with the local experts and discover the place while they are discovering themselves as well.

As a girl who had never travelled alone, this is what I think of solo female travelers now:

They are FEARLESS: Traveling alone to a new destination always carries risks (though not with WanderingJane, just saying!). But these women are fearless and love going on adventures. They go on treks, hikes, dives, and many more adventurous activities. They are basically superwomen!

They are INDEPENDENT: These girls know what they want, are equipped, are great problem solvers, and just know how to enjoy life. They don’t wait for someone else to come on board with their plans, they are decisive and trust their instincts.

They are INTERESTING: My work here lets me talk to so many girls who have travelled alone, and trust me, they are the most interesting girls I have spoken to. They are compassionate, vocal, respectful, and always have so many interesting stories to tell. They are truly women of SUBSTANCE.

I feel I am ready to Travel Solo, are you?

IRAM ZUBER

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Should girls travel solo?

Why the hell not! Is how I would approach that stupid question. Besides the sexism that the question reeks of, what gives me the jitters is that the person would never have travelled alone and wouldn’t know his heel from his hoof!

Travelling has from time immemorial been professed as the source of all knowledge, inside and outside.

Our lives are so consumed by screens these days that we hardly recognise our neighbours when we see them at the New Year’s Eve party. We know so little about other humans (family included) that we get fooled into believing that knowing something or someone is hardly of any consequence.

Nothing could be further from the truth; interacting with people, situations, crises, and accidents is what makes us human, and it is these small learnings that allow us to evolve—not as a species, but as individuals.

Some girls don’t know how to react when they don’t have their choice of feathers under their heads at night; far from it, I have always thought I could hold my own. Little did I know that a simple act of travelling was about to blow my mind.

Traveling is all about building capabilities in human interaction: understanding people, communicating, actually getting through to someone, and a lot more things needed to lead a good life.

So, yes! Everyone should surely travel Solo to be able to look oneself in the eyes every morning. My first solo trip was to Pondicherry, and I learned to surf during that trip. this one.

Vidhi