Travel Diaries

Windswept galle

January 18, 2024

When I was about seven, I think, and it was my first time visiting Mumbai (then Bombay), I believed that every alley and every street would somehow dead-end into the Arabian Sea. Imagine my disappointment, then, to find that most of Bombay dead-ended into a snarl of traffic somewhere instead of dead-ending into the ocean! …

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Turkey – My dream destination – Rupaparna Sarkar

January 18, 2024
How I missed my flight and still made it to my Dream Destination As I signed the last document in office, with one eye on my watch, I realized I was going to miss my flight. I was flying to Bombay tonight and had a connecting flight to Istanbul in the early hours of the …
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A dream vacation: andretta 2015

January 18, 2024

I had always wanted to travel, but as a single woman I had no idea how to go about it. Then I saw a post by WeGoBondin a Facebook group regarding an all-women tour to Andretta, Himachal Pradesh. The funny thing is, I have never travelled before, and had never even heard of this place …

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Travelling to the last Shangri La

January 18, 2024

Traveling to Bhutan, considered the Last Shangri La, had always been a dream for me and it was finally coming true. I had seen an announcement for the June Bhutan trip of WeGoBondon Facebook. The itinerary looked very interesting and I signed up with a friend. We flew from Delhi to Paro and thanks to …

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A song for the mountains

January 18, 2024

Har ki Dun I rounded a curve and stopped in my tracks. From left to right stood peak after peak, slopes covered in thick green pines; here and there a slash of white to announce a frozen waterfall. My eyes weren’t used to seeing such things – a scene that looked untouched since the time …

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memories of spiti valley

January 18, 2024

I found my mecca – memories of spiti valley Some places touch the eyes…and some, the heart! It was a February night when I lay on my bed, checking my Facebook alerts, etc., and I came across this group called WeGoBondthat was conducting a 10-day trip to Spiti Valley. I have to confess, I had …

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Siem Reap – Of Temples and Margaritas

January 18, 2024

Ever since I had spent 6 months in Manila on work, I had been fascinated by South East Asia. The food, the flavors, the people and the stunning diversity in landscapes had always entranced me. It is my dream to backpack through the Golden Triangle (a mountainous opium-producing route running through Laos, Myanmar and Thailand), …

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Hampi – magical ruins amongst boulders

January 18, 2024

Hampi – magical ruins amongst boulders Earlier this month I received an unexpected call. WeGoBondwas having a trip to Hampi and they had a vacant spot. Would I be interested to go? Well having been in Bangalore for almost 11 years, Hampi was on my bucket list. This was a trip I could not refuse. …

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Relaxing holiday in Andretta

January 18, 2024

I travelled to Andretta over the recent long Easter weekend with WeGoBond. I had heard of Andretta before, seen photos of the mountains and admired their pottery at bazaars in Delhi. I always wanted to visit but had never gotten the opportunity. When I saw the announcement of the trip, I immediately signed up. We …

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Spiti – Spiti with WeGoBond – Jayanti Pandey

January 18, 2024
It is exactly two weeks today since I got back from Spiti but I already want to go back! Is it soon, I ask myself? And then I realize, deep down, I never wanted to return. But since that was not possible, I left a large part of me there. That way, in search of …
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Jamming in Jordan

January 18, 2024

It all started in May last year when Shibani posted a sneak preview of WeGoBond’s inaugural trip to Jordan, online. The trip planned for November 2016 sounded different so we enthusiastically signed up for it. And we weren’t disappointed! Our Jordan holiday turned out to be a memorable Middle Eastern sojourn that packed in everything …

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A Walk in Persia – Iran

January 18, 2024

Dozens of bouquet-wielding families intact with grandparents, kids, uncles, aunts, and cousins line up the narrow exit with warmth and good tidings at the Tehran Imam Khomeini international Airport. Seeing our group leader – a spirited tomboyish sturdy woman – is a welcome relief, given all the caution meted out to us – as a …

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Mesmerized in Myanmar

January 18, 2024

Mingalaba! Hello and Welcome to Myanmar-Our local guide greeted us when we landed at the airport.at Mandalay on November 24, 2017.  We were a group of 12 women travelling with WeGoBond, led by Shibani Vig, looking forward to a week-long trip to this off beat, not so touristy destination.  As we drove to our hotel, …

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Dancing with the Arctic Sky

January 18, 2024

Huddled inside a lavvu, a Sami tent, around a blazing pinewood fire, we binged on coffee and “almost homemade cake”—almostbecause Knut, our guide for the night, bought the chocolate cake with coconut and sugar dusted on top from a store and sliced it in the kitchen at his home! We learnt from him about the …

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Menchuka – The Fabled Slice of Heaven – Sita

January 18, 2024
Menchuka means medicinal water of snow. I am tempted to interpret it as divine land in the lap of snow. Pristine and untouched, vouched for by the lack of good roads leading to it.In fact, every stone that juts out on the path, making it an extremely bumpy drive leading to this slice of heaven, …
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Madhya Pradesh: into the wild

January 18, 2024

Great company, fun adventures…. The Journey We were nine ladies – cutting across ages, cultures and cities but united in our determination to enjoy our little holiday together. We chose the night train to Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh for its convenience and by 8:30 we had set off. Imagine a compartment full of enthusiastic strangers getting …

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AMRITSAR : TRULY PUNJABI

January 18, 2024

I have to confess (sorry Shibani!) I was mildly apprehensive about the Amritsar trip. I have never travelled with a group of strangers before, mentally relegating it to the kind of thing that scarey cat people did, who were nervous about dealing with new things and places, whereas I liked to see myself as an …

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Arctic glow

Embracing the Arctic Glow: Our Scandinavian Journey

January 10, 2024

Embarking on a ‘stress-free women-only trip’ to Scandinavia, my heart fluttered with anticipation. I envisioned a journey not just through the breathtaking landscapes, but also an exploration into the serenity and sisterhood such trips offer. As our all-female group prepared to traverse the fjords, forests, and northern lights, I imagined the shared laughter, mutual support, …

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Female Traveler

Women’s Well-Being: A Comprehensive Guide to Secure and Empowering Travel

December 19, 2023

In the realm of modern travel, ensuring women’s safety and empowerment is paramount. The journey toward a world where women can traverse freely and confidently necessitates a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges they may encounter. Traveling with confidence extends beyond the exploration of destinations; it involves fostering an environment where women can embrace the …

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Female-Centric Experiences

Celebrating Differences: The Rich Tapestry of Female-Centric Experiences

December 11, 2023

In a world marked by diversity, celebrating the rich tapestry of female experiences is paramount. Unique Female-Centric Experiences offer a platform to explore the multifaceted lives of women, recognizing the distinct paths they traverse. This celebration goes beyond stereotypes, embracing the diverse Women-Only Options that cater to various backgrounds and perspectives. It’s a testament to …

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Women-Only Trips

Exploring the World: The Power of Women-Only Trips

November 22, 2023

Women-only trips are experiencing a notable surge, epitomizing the empowering essence of female travel. This rising trend signifies a collective embrace of the transformative impact that travel can have on women. From fostering independence to cultivating new friendships, these trips empower women to navigate the world with confidence. The camaraderie formed in the female-centric travel …

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female only travel groups

Wanderlust and Women’s Empowerment: The Allure of Women-Only Travel Adventures

November 10, 2023

In a world where wanderlust knows no bounds and the spirit of adventure beckons, a remarkable movement is taking flight – the captivating realm of “Women-Only Travel Adventures.” As the globe becomes more accessible, women from all walks of life are embracing the allure of embarking on journeys designed exclusively for them. These transformative experiences …

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Women's Trip with Wegobond

Adventure Awaits: Exploring the Best of New Zealand on a Women Trip with Wegobond

October 25, 2023

New Zealand, a top destination for women seeking natural beauty and adventure, beckons with its unparalleled landscapes and thrilling experiences. The allure of this picturesque nation, from its snow-capped peaks to pristine beaches, is undeniable. Amidst these stunning vistas, the idea of a women’s trip with Wegobond emerges as a compelling opportunity. This journey promises …

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Japanese Culture

Japanese Culture and Traditions: Tea Ceremonies, Kimonos, and More

October 10, 2023

Welcome to a captivating journey into the heart of Japanese culture and traditions. From the serene elegance of tea ceremonies (Sado/Chado) to the timeless allure of kimonos, and the fleeting beauty of cherry blossoms during Sakura season, Japan’s cultural tapestry is as intricate as it is fascinating. Discover the artistry of calligraphy and ikebana, delve …

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Mystical Myanmar

Mystical Myanmar: Unveiling the Beauty of Golden Pagodas on a Women-Only Journey

September 25, 2023

Myanmar, with its rich tapestry of culture and history, beckons adventurous souls seeking to immerse themselves in the allure of golden pagodas and enchanting landscapes. Imagine a journey like no other, a voyage exclusively for solo women travel groups, where camaraderie blossoms, and the splendor of ancient temples and breathtaking vistas unfolds. Join us as …

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Spiti Valley Adventure Trips

A road trip to the Land of High Passes: Experiencing the Serenity of Spiti Valley

September 12, 2023

Nestled in the remote trans-Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh, India, Spiti Valley is a mesmerizing high-altitude desert. Shielded by snow-capped peaks, it boasts an otherworldly landscape characterized by barren mountains, deep gorges, and ancient Buddhist monasteries perched on cliffs. At an average altitude of over 4,000 meters, the valley is a haven for adventure seekers …

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Historical Gems of Jerusalem

Beyond Religion: Exploring the Cultural and Historical Gems of Jerusalem and Jordan

August 21, 2023

Embark on an enchanting journey that transcends religious boundaries and delves deep into the rich tapestry of history and culture in “Beyond Religion: Exploring the Cultural and Historical Gems of Jerusalem and Jordan.” Join us as we unravel the captivating stories, ancient marvels, and vibrant traditions that define these remarkable lands. Beyond the spiritual significance, …

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Malwa, Madhya Pradesh

From Temples to Textiles: A Woman’s Exploration of Malwa, Madhya Pradesh

August 10, 2023

Malwa, located in the heart of Madhya Pradesh, India, is a historically significant and culturally rich region. Spanning over vast plains and picturesque landscapes, Malwa’s history dates back to ancient times, with evidence of its prominence found in archaeological sites and monuments scattered throughout the region. Its geographical location and fertile soils have made it …

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New Zealand Tour Guide

A Tale of Two Landscapes: Exploring the Stunning Contrasts of North and South New Zealand

July 25, 2023

New Zealand, a land of captivating beauty and natural wonders, is divided into two main islands: the North Island and the South Island. Each island offers a unique and diverse experience, showcasing the country’s stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and adventurous spirit. The North Island, with its geothermal wonders, bustling cities, and vibrant Maori culture, …

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South Korea Trip

Chasing Autumn: Top Destinations for Leaf Peeping in South Korea

July 24, 2023

South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea, is a captivating country nestled on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. Renowned for its rich history, vibrant culture, and technological advancements, South Korea has emerged as a global powerhouse in various fields. From bustling metropolises like Seoul to serene rural landscapes, this nation offers a …

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Unleashing Thrills and Tranquility: Adventurous Escapades in Kangra

June 21, 2023

Nestled in the lap of the mighty Dhauladhar range in the Indian range of Himachal Pradesh. Kangra is a hidden gem that captures the essence of serenity and natural grandeur. With its breathtaking landscapes, ancient temples, and rich cultural heritage, Kangra invites travelers on an unforgettable journey of discovery and rejuvenation. From adventurous treks to …

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Off the Beaten Path: Women’s Journey through Arunachal Pradesh’s Hidden Gems

June 16, 2023

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Arunachal Pradesh, a mesmerizing state nestled in the northeastern part of India, for a women-only trip that promises an enriching and empowering experience. Arunachal Pradesh, often referred to as the “Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains,” offers breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cultural heritage, and warm hospitality that will captivate your senses. …

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Kenya's Wildlife

Conserving Kenya’s Wildlife: Efforts and Success Stories

June 7, 2023

Conserving Kenya’s wildlife is a paramount endeavor that holds not only ecological significance but also cultural and economic importance. Nestled in the heart of East Africa, Kenya boasts a diverse array of iconic species such as elephants, lions, rhinos, and giraffes, making it a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. However, the country faces …

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Discover the hidden gems of MP – Mandu, Maheshwar, Orchha and Gwalior

May 30, 2023

India offers numerous solo travel destinations for women, promoting independence and exploration. From the tranquil beaches of Goa to the spiritual retreats of Rishikesh, and the vibrant markets of Jaipur, women can embark on enriching adventures while experiencing the diverse cultures, architecture, and cuisine of this captivating country. But did you know that Madhya Pradesh, …

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Your travel bucket list for 2023 made easy

May 18, 2023

Creating a travel bucket list is an exciting endeavor that allows you to dream, plan, and embark on incredible adventures. As you enter the new year, it’s the perfect time to start crafting your travel goals for 2023. Whether you seek breathtaking landscapes, cultural immersion, or thrilling experiences, let’s make your travel bucket list for …

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Explore the tribal culture in the beautiful forests of Bastar

April 12, 2023

If you’re an adventurous woman looking for a unique travel experience, the tribal culture in the forests of Bastar is a must-visit destination. The tribal culture of India is known for its diversity and richness, and the forests of Bastar in the state of Chhattisgarh are a perfect example of this. Bastar is home to …

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The Hidden Valleys of Himachal: A Complete Tour Guide

March 25, 2023

In Himachal, there are numerous things to discover. Himachal Pradesh, a hilly state in northern India, is a well-known tourist destination since it is situated in the western Himalayas. Shimla, the Himachal Pradesh state capital, is well-known for serving as the summer capital of British India. However, you’ve come to the perfect place if you’re …

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Nagaland Tour

WeGoBond Travel Guide to Visit Nagaland

March 15, 2023

Nagaland, a northeastern state in India, is known for its rich culture and diverse tribes. The state is home to some of the last tribes that are still living in their homes and are yet to be modernized. It is an adventure destination for those looking for a unique cultural experience and is perfect for …

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Solo Women Travelers

Women Solo Travellers: It’s all about stepping out of your comfort zone

February 10, 2023

Are you contemplating traveling solo but don’t know where to start? If yes, this is just the blog for you! As a woman, stepping out of your comfort zone and embarking on a solo travel journey can be both exhilarating and nerve-wracking at the same time. The thought of traveling alone with your bag being …

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The rise of adventure travel for solo female travelers

January 27, 2023

Women are taking to the road, and they’re doing it in record numbers. The rise of adventure travel, especially solo female travel, is a big part of this trend. Women have long been more likely than men to be adventurous travelers, but now their numbers are growing rapidly. Why? The truth is that today’s women …

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Puducherry Tour

How many countries have visa-free entry for Indian passport holders?

January 18, 2023

Traveling solo is an opportunity to challenge yourself, learn new things and gain a deeper appreciation for different cultures. For many women, the idea of traveling solo can be intimidating, but with a growing number of countries offering visa-free entry for Indian passport holders, solo women travelers now have more options than ever before to …

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Korea's Cherry Blossom 2023

A complete guide about the Cherry Blossom in Korea

December 12, 2022

It is a complete sacrilege to go to Korea and not see the Cherry blossoms there. The seasons there are quite melodramatic and extreme, what with the freezing Winter and unbearably hot Summer. Agreeably, Spring is the best time to visit and explore Korea with women travel groups. This typically begins in mid-March and goes …

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Puducherry Tour

5 Must-Visit Places Near Puducherry for a Solo woman traveler

November 16, 2022

Puducherry, formerly and more popularly known as “Pondicherry”, is the “French capital of India”. It is a union territory town that was a French colony until just decades ago. Definitely, a place that is almost on every solo woman traveler’s bucket list, whether Indian or travelers from abroad. The reason is the diverse and rich …

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women's travel group tours

10 Reasons Why Women-Only Group Tours Are Fun!

November 4, 2022

A great chance to see the globe with other like-minded ladies is on women-only trips. There will be friends to share the moment with, and there will always be someone to snap your picture with at popular landmarks. The trend of women-only travel is rapidly expanding. Astute women-only travel groups are popping up to match …

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women only group tours

A Few Quick Tips to Help You Find the Best Solo Woman Travel Company

September 27, 2022

Solo women travel just keeps getting better and more and more women across the world are joining other like-minded women in travelling solo. Either they travel by themselves or with solo woman travel groups. Today, nearly two-thirds of travellers are women. Post pandemic has seen an exponential rise in women’s solo travel groups india. So …

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Women Special tours

The Modern Rules of Adventure Travel For Women

September 22, 2022

The travel landscape has changed tremendously over the past decade for adventure travel for women. Earlier, travel for women was always dependent on a group where there were men too, may it be family or friends. Now, women are independent and like travelling solo on their dream vacations without having anyone to tag along with. …

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Senior women’s travel group

10 Best Ways to Plan a Small Group Trip with Women

September 7, 2022

With the pandemic and the declining world over, many countries are opening up their doors to tourists. Travelling to new climes is a much-needed proposition to most people right now as they clamour to get the vacation of their dreams after the lockdown imposition.  That being said, another thing that has become very popular is …

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Solo Women Traveler

The Top 5 Things To Pack When You’re Travelling Alone

August 24, 2022

Whether you travel solo, with friends, or with family, the packing cannot be too different as you will invariably need most of the things you have packed as essentials. The mantra you need to follow is “Pack smart”. Which doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to pack light. But having said that, minimalist packing is …

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Mechuka – An Escape to Mechuka-Sunita Mitra

January 31, 2022

I was thinking of travelling somewhere to escape the daily humdrum, and just like that, on a whim, decided to sign up for the April chapter to central Arunachal Pradesh, with a focus on Aalo and Mechuka, with WeGoBond. Arunachal, like most other North Eastern states, is…

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Hampi-Carvings, Coracles and Climbing-Rachna Dikshit

January 12, 2022

The name Hampi has hovered in the peripheries of my consciousness for over a decade now. Many years ago, I was searching for heritage and off-beatholiday options Hampi popped up. Wanting to visit these remained a nascent plan which would not have materialised…

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Bastar- Vibrant Waterfalls-Meera Joshi

December 12, 2021

Bastar retains its innate charm steeped in a culture vibrant and living. My fellow travelers and I drove on roads through thick forests, veering into paths through fields carpeted in shades of green to a clearing that housed a small village, homes surrounded by patches of…

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Mandu-Maheshwar- Monumental Charm-Suchithra Sreekumaran

October 3, 2021
First impressions are the best impressions. This turned out to be right in our recent travel to Mandu and Maheshwar along with Wegobond. We were sceptical about a group trip because of the challenges we have seen in some of the other trips. Some of them turned out to be a big cultural shock for …
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Vietnam 2018

September 24, 2020

May 2018

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The Northern Lights, 2016

August 26, 2020

December 2016

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Turkey 2015

February 22, 2020

August 2015

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Arunachal 2015

December 6, 2019

March 2015

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Greece – The Ultimate Guide to Meteora Hiking Tour (Tips, the best time and things to carry) – WeGoBond Team

June 3, 2019
No trip is complete without making a visit to the famous Meteora. The view from a hundred feet above sea level is surely breathtaking and no words are enough to describe this feeling. Somethings are best experienced with your own eyes, don’t you think so? If you’re looking to experience the beauty of one of …
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Arunachal Pradesh – Here lies magic… – Ranjana Balagopalan

April 2, 2019
The flight from Mumbai to Guwahati was to take 3.5 hours. So, I had plenty of time to wonder about the Arunachal Pradesh trip on which I was about to embark. I hadn’t visited this part of the country till then. But I tried to curtail my excitement by reminding myself that the itinerary had …
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Croatia Slovenia – No Ladies Only Holidays Will Be Perfect Without Croatia & Slovenia on the List

February 25, 2019
How often do we travel to a country and hear stories about the remarkable beauty of the neighbouring country? We felt the same on our maiden ladies-only holiday to Croatia – it was quite a success. But once there, Slovenia, the charming neighbour, lured us. This led us to plan a perfect route that takes you to both …
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Norway Guided Tours: 8 Experiences That Will Make You Never Want To Leave Norway

February 25, 2019

From gorgeous mountains, massive glaciers to stunning fjords, Norway is an untouched beauty waiting to be explored. Thanks to its location that has managed to keep this country a mystery to many. If you love exploring the unexplored, our women-only holiday to Norway will offer you some of the best experiences ever! With stunning Aurora …

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South Korea – A Sojourn – Richa Wahi

December 27, 2018
When I mentioned to my friends and family that I was going to Korea, there were a series of questions – Why? What’s there to see in Korea? Are you sure it’s safe? And of course, the over smart one – north or south? I couldn’t understand the reason for these questions – no one …
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Andretta – The Mountains are Calling – Priscilla Stanley

November 19, 2018
Question: What happens when you are stuck in a rut, exhausted with the mundane, and feel like your life has come to a complete standstill? Answer: You go jump off a mountain! And jump off a mountain I did with WeGoBond’s three-night getaway to Andretta. Nestled among the Dhauladhar range is an idyllic artists’ colony …
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women only trips

6 Best Women Only Trips You Should Go Once in a Lifetime [Checklist]

October 11, 2018

A little ‘Me Time’ is all we crave for. Isn’t it ladies? Without a doubt, we give you a chance to fulfil the year’s travel resolution. But the biggest question that tends to haunt us always, where do I travel? Worry not; you could join our women-only trips that will ensure you take home tons …

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packing list

The Ultimate Packing List and Useful Hacks for Your Trip

August 27, 2018

Planning to set out on an adventure and worried that you might leave something behind? Whether you’re a frequent traveler or a first-time adventurer, it’s always good to plan your packing. What is better than having a packing list? Pack too much and you end up being disorganized. Pack conservatively and there’s a high chance …

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Ladies Tours and Travels

8 Things To Do And See In Korea

August 14, 2018

Backpacking to Korea? Well then, you have gifted yourself a whole new treat! Calling Korea as the ‘Land of the Morning Calm’ will be unfair as it’s nowhere close to being calm! The dazzling city lights and the serene beaches in Korea will give you an experience of living in a concrete jungle yet close …

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Menchuka – The Fabled Slice of Heaven – Sita

April 30, 2018
Menchuka means medicinal water of snow. I am tempted to interpret it as divine land in the lap of snow. Pristine and untouched, vouched for by the lack of good roads leading to it.In fact, every stone that juts out on the path, making it an extremely bumpy drive leading to this slice of heaven, …
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Dancing with the Arctic Sky

April 17, 2018

Huddled inside a lavvu, a Sami tent, around a blazing pinewood fire, we binged on coffee and “almost homemade cake”—almostbecause Knut, our guide for the night, bought the chocolate cake with coconut and sugar dusted on top from a store and sliced it in the kitchen at his home! We learnt from him about the …

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View of Mandalay from our hotel

Mesmerized in Myanmar

March 22, 2018

Mingalaba! Hello and Welcome to Myanmar-Our local guide greeted us when we landed at the airport.at Mandalay on November 24, 2017.  We were a group of 12 women travelling with WeGoBond, led by Shibani Vig, looking forward to a week-long trip to this off beat, not so touristy destination.  As we drove to our hotel, …

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A Walk in Persia – Iran

January 11, 2018

Dozens of bouquet-wielding families intact with grandparents, kids, uncles, aunts, and cousins line up the narrow exit with warmth and good tidings at the Tehran Imam Khomeini international Airport. Seeing our group leader – a spirited tomboyish sturdy woman – is a welcome relief, given all the caution meted out to us – as a …

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WeGoBondTravelling to Bhutan

Travelling to the last Shangri La

January 11, 2018

Traveling to Bhutan, considered the Last Shangri La, had always been a dream for me and it was finally coming true. I had seen an announcement for the June Bhutan trip of WeGoBondon Facebook. The itinerary looked very interesting and I signed up with a friend. We flew from Delhi to Paro and thanks to …

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Jamming in Jordan

February 1, 2017

It all started in May last year when Shibani posted a sneak preview of WeGoBond’s inaugural trip to Jordan, online. The trip planned for November 2016 sounded different so we enthusiastically signed up for it. And we weren’t disappointed! Our Jordan holiday turned out to be a memorable Middle Eastern sojourn that packed in everything …

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Spiti – Spiti with WeGoBond – Jayanti Pandey

October 13, 2016
It is exactly two weeks today since I got back from Spiti but I already want to go back! Is it soon, I ask myself? And then I realize, deep down, I never wanted to return. But since that was not possible, I left a large part of me there. That way, in search of …
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Siem Reap – Of Temples and Margaritas

July 31, 2016

Ever since I had spent 6 months in Manila on work, I had been fascinated by South East Asia. The food, the flavors, the people and the stunning diversity in landscapes had always entranced me. It is my dream to backpack through the Golden Triangle (a mountainous opium-producing route running through Laos, Myanmar and Thailand), …

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Relaxing holiday in Andretta

July 22, 2016

I travelled to Andretta over the recent long Easter weekend with WeGoBond. I had heard of Andretta before, seen photos of the mountains and admired their pottery at bazaars in Delhi. I always wanted to visit but had never gotten the opportunity. When I saw the announcement of the trip, I immediately signed up. We …

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Hampi

Hampi – magical ruins amongst boulders

July 17, 2016

Hampi – magical ruins amongst boulders Earlier this month I received an unexpected call. WeGoBondwas having a trip to Hampi and they had a vacant spot. Would I be interested to go? Well having been in Bangalore for almost 11 years, Hampi was on my bucket list. This was a trip I could not refuse. …

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Har ki Dun uttarakhand

A song for the mountains

June 14, 2016

Har ki Dun I rounded a curve and stopped in my tracks. From left to right stood peak after peak, slopes covered in thick green pines; here and there a slash of white to announce a frozen waterfall. My eyes weren’t used to seeing such things – a scene that looked untouched since the time …

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Meghalaya diaries

Meghalaya diaries

March 28, 2016

I signed up for the Meghalaya trip blindly due to my faith in WeGoBond(having done the unforgettable Bhutan trip with them) and the trip leader and good friend Sejal. Day 1: Ganga and I landed in Guwahati at 18:00 PM. I always fancied having someone stand at the airport holding a placard with my name …

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memories of spiti valley

October 20, 2015

I found my mecca – memories of spiti valley Some places touch the eyes…and some, the heart! It was a February night when I lay on my bed, checking my Facebook alerts, etc., and I came across this group called WeGoBondthat was conducting a 10-day trip to Spiti Valley. I have to confess, I had …

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WeGoBondturkey tour

Turkey – My dream destination – Rupaparna Sarkar

October 10, 2015
How I missed my flight and still made it to my Dream Destination As I signed the last document in office, with one eye on my watch, I realized I was going to miss my flight. I was flying to Bombay tonight and had a connecting flight to Istanbul in the early hours of the …
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WeGoBondAndretta, Himachal Pradesh tour

A dream vacation: andretta 2015

July 28, 2015

I had always wanted to travel, but as a single woman I had no idea how to go about it. Then I saw a post by WeGoBondin a Facebook group regarding an all-women tour to Andretta, Himachal Pradesh. The funny thing is, I have never travelled before, and had never even heard of this place …

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WeGoBondHimachal-Pradesh tour

Midst the snow covered mountains

July 28, 2015

I recently had a chance to spend a long weekend in the small artisan’s village in Himachal Pradesh called Andretta. Let me start off by saying it was wonderful! A perfect weekend getaway which offers a variety of activities ranging from Paragliding to simply lazing around at the home-stay with absolutely nothing to do other …

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Windswept galle

Windswept galle

April 15, 2015

When I was about seven, I think, and it was my first time visiting Mumbai (then Bombay), I believed that every alley and every street would somehow dead-end into the Arabian Sea. Imagine my disappointment, then, to find that most of Bombay dead-ended into a snarl of traffic somewhere instead of dead-ending into the ocean! …

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A little trip, a big adventure and many friends

April 15, 2015

The train was moving out of the station and there they were – waving goodbye. What was I doing, going off alone with a bunch of women I had never set eyes on before? But now it was too late to back out from this only-women trip to Khajuraho, Panna and Bandhavgarh organised by WeGoBond. …

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Madhya Pradesh: into the wild

May 28, 2014

Great company, fun adventures…. The Journey We were nine ladies – cutting across ages, cultures and cities but united in our determination to enjoy our little holiday together. We chose the night train to Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh for its convenience and by 8:30 we had set off. Imagine a compartment full of enthusiastic strangers getting …

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AMRITSAR : TRULY PUNJABI

May 26, 2014

I have to confess (sorry Shibani!) I was mildly apprehensive about the Amritsar trip. I have never travelled with a group of strangers before, mentally relegating it to the kind of thing that scarey cat people did, who were nervous about dealing with new things and places, whereas I liked to see myself as an …

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