It is not always possible to make sustainable choices while travelling, but one can however reduce their ecological footprint by simply being more thoughtful.
And as a queer couple, we were engulfed by the fear of being met with displeasure or perhaps, even violence, if we were to be seen indulging in any form of physical affection.
To the women who want to travel in India ― life is greater than a house; greater that your overprotective parents, the mean people, sexism and the bounds they have constructed around you. You deserve a big world. Just GO!
Thinlas Chorol is a trekking guide, social entrepreneur and the founder of Ladakhi Women’s Travel Company (LWTC), a company both owned and operated by women.
Personally, I find solo travelling very empowering. However, one should also be prepared for the low points.
Young women like me are always worried about our safety when we travel to an unknown destination. Yet, despite this, for women, solo travel is a celebration of their freedom
Yes, we as free thinking, strong, feminist women desire that women travelling solo especially for a holiday not be a big thing, but the realities in our country are different.
Travelling makes us forget things. Our travelling experiences makes us enlist what to do and what not to do for our next trip.
"North India is not safe for two girls to travel alone" were words we often heard from almost everyone.
Travel, while liberating and empowering for women, comes with its own set of restrictions and tensions. Maybe that’s why we can’t envision Dil Chahta Hai with female characters, because we know that the experience won’t be the same for a group of women travelling together.
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