According to the latest reports, Indian women travelers are growing interests in adventure sports and solo trip.
The increasing participation of women travelers reflected in the figures stated that 41 percent female travelers partaking in mild adventure activities like kayaking tours, short treks, and water sports.In terms of international backpacking tours, women traveler’s participation is close to 32%, with travels to Norway, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and even South America being most preferred. When it comes to Indian terrain, most popular treks among women travelers are the Markha Valley trek and the Valley of Flowers in Uttrakhand.
Niharika Nigam, Business Development Director, at Jumpin Heights, an Adventure Sports brand pointed out that Indian women are interested in activities like Rafting and Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh, Zorbing in Gulmarg, Paragliding in Solang Valley and Hot Air Ballooning in Rajasthan. Although safety is a major concern for women in India, such progressive advancements are cementing the growth of extreme sports among women.Today, women travelers tend to take up more challenges and push oneself at the physical front, to enliven their sense of being. So the demand for adventure sports like treks, rafting and bungee jumping has gone up among women.Moreover, women travelers have started taking trips solo in India nowadays. As the myth about female traveling solo in India breaks down, more and more women are taking the trails unknown, be it Himalayas or the Southern beaches, or the deep forests of Northeast India. The best thing about traveling solo is that it is not the only one doing it. More and more women are considering the concept of traveling solo to be realistic these days.