4 Destinations Around the World that Know What Women Want
Of intimate conversations by the bonfire, dancing on into the night, or melting into a rejuvenating massage. Unleash your potential as you push yourself another mile at a fitness retreat, learn something new or indulge in a long-lost hobby, the world is your oyster, we suggest you eat it. This International Women’s Day, give yourself a break and plan a vacation to these four destinations that fulfil all your whims and fancies.
List of Women-Friendly Destinations
Spain- A dancing retreat
Snap your fingers, clap your hands, tap your feet and dance your worries away when in Spain. With its deliberate movements, sharp strides and percussive footwork, Flamenco radiates passion. Talk about Flamenco and you get flashbacks of the unforgettable lady in red holding a fan, wearing a long frilly tail gown, with a shawl delicately draped over her shoulders. All of which are elements of the flamenco costume. Yes, we are talking about the song Senorita from the film, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. You too can learn the art of Flamenco, be it at a mesmerising live performance or a crowded Spanish bar. The best part is that you don’t need no partner to Flamenco! This is a completely solo dance fueled by the rush of a guitar strummed with gusto. The beats of the cajón give you that extra edge while the rattling sound made by castanets adds on to the fun. If you too wish to learn this enticing art form, we suggest you sign up for flamenco dance courses spread all across Spain. However, if you don’t have much time, you can always head to a flamenco festival spread across cities such as Madrid, Jerez and Seville. Or witness a flamenco ballet at Granada. These festivals usually take place during the months of February, June and August.
If you are yearning to have a conversation with yourself drowning out all else, Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is the place to be. Resonating temple bells and soulful mantras chanted by pandits resound in your ears at this mystical mountain town. This is the magic of Rishikesh, a small hamlet that feels like a spiritual retreat on its own. Take a dip in the holy river along the Triveni Ghat and wash away all the worries and fears that you may have. This holy town makes you feel safe with it being one of the few places that will take you closest to the presence of God. Moreover, Rishikesh is also every yoga enthusiast’s paradise with its many ashrams and yoga retreats. Speak to your inner soul as you exhale all your inhibitions out to vanish into thin air!
California’s rolling hills, intensive hiking trails, endless miles of sun kissed coastline and manors of redwood are the ultimate way to recharge your batteries- be they mental, physical or emotional. Checking all three boxes off the wellness list, California’s open roads are synonymous with a breather from the hullaballoo of your everyday life. From extravagant spa weekends to exhilarating boot camps there’s a lot here to detoxify the heart, mind and body. Wellness in California comes from watching the sun kiss the horizon, getting a rejuvenating massage or relishing some local haute cuisine. Head to the Yosemite National Park where dramatic waterfalls cascade down mighty granite mountains. Find your favourite picnic spot and watch this glorious spectacle unfold right in front of your eyes. Sounds like therapy, doesn’t it? Or perhaps just meander along California’s old Victorian houses and travel back in time, away from your worldly woes and mundanities. Head to the oceanfront town of Half Moon Bay and walk along its rugged Pacific coastline. Enjoy your meal with a view as you sit by the harbour and relish some fresh seafood. This is the vacation that you have been waiting for!
United Kingdom – A fitness retreat
If you wish to sweat the stress away, visit the United Kingdom’s collection of exercise themed festivals. Make your way to Dartmoor National Park and take part in the Love Trails festival that allows you to participate in picturesque races and marathons no matter your age. If you love to run, Wales is the place to be for some wild swimming, yoga or live music. Ditch those late-night parties and go on a fitness retreat this Woman’s Day instead. The Gower Peninsula hosts exhilarating race programmes, insightful campfire talks, wood-fired steaming hot tubs along with wellness workshops. Head to Lovely London and take part in the Balance Festival hosted by top fitness, wellness and health experts. This festival also offers some unbelievable healthy food to feast on. There are over 150 workouts that guarantee to whip you into shape in no time! Walk to the Locker Room and don a range of active gear, fitness accessories and athleisure wear. Get ready to start your epic fitness journey in the United Kingdom. Women’s Health Live in London is a three-day event that offers body confidence workshops, intense workout classes and conversations that inspire you to your very soul.
Can’t wait to give yourself the break that you deserve on Woman’s Day? Make your way to the Thomas Cook India website, browse through our packages and book your tickets as soon as possible. This is the time to immerse yourself in nature, reconnect with yourself or your friends and challenge yourself to the fullest. These destinations will make sure that you go an epic adventure this Woman’s Day!