These Stories of Women In Travel For Cleartrip’s #PutHerOnTheMap Initiative Will Melt Your Heart!

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Have you ever wished you could tell the world about talented and resourceful women you have met during your travels? A woman who not only inspired you but also set an example to society through her unique journey and inner strength. Such women need to be celebrated and Cleartrip is doing just that through it’s thoughtful initiative. Bring forward the story of any woman who you’ve met during your travel, who’s left an indelible mark in your memory, in the limelight through Cleartrip’s unique #PutHerOnTheMap initiative so that others may meet her too!

Cleartrip is asking travellers to share their exchanges with the amazing women who have made their travel memorable. It’s time to #PutHerOnTheMap through your stories so she continues to inspire others.

Here are some of the heart-warming entries by participants that have come in and are sure to inspire you to post your story!

The next time you visit the Dwarkadhish temple, make sure you make a stop at Rajsamand Lake. You will be greeted with a smile by an aged ‘kaki’ who sells roasted corn on the cob and fish food on the edge of the lake from six in the morning to six in the evening. Since most of her livelihood is dependent on tourists, business in the last two years has suffered badly. However, kaki hasn’t given up and strives each day for her family. She still greets tourists with a smile and deliciously roasted corn on the cob.

Entry by: Shubham Asawa

Woman on the map: Smiling kaki

Karishma introduces us to the charming Niyati, who instead of holding on to a 9-5 job decided to become a trek leader. Niyati is an example to many in our society who want to travel on their own but are scared to do so. Join her on a trip and she promises you will come across many such like-minded friends!

Entry by: Karishma Shaikh

Woman on the map: Energetic Niyati Saxena

Soumil discovered a home away from home during his trip to Leh at a homestay, Guru Guest House, run by Ms Rigzin. Ms Rigzin works hard to make the place comfortable and cheerful, to ensure that all those who stay here leave with a memorable experience.

Entry by: Soumil Agarwal

Woman on the map: Diligent Ms. Rigzin

How often do you come across a boatwoman? It’s so rare to spot a woman who loves to show people the beautiful Dal Lake. Mursaleen met Khalida Begum, a boatwoman whilst taking a walk beside the Dal Lake in Srinagar.

Entry by: Mursaleen Wafia

Woman on the map: Fearless Khalida Begum

Helena came to visit India and fell in love with the country during her six-month trip. Her stay in India inspired her to stay back, making Udaipur her home for the past 22 years! Located in Old Udaipur, she runs The Neem Tree Udaipur, a beautiful property that caters to travellers from all over the world. Helena’s story inspires all those who hear it to follow their dreams and travel alone if need be. Helena found a new home because of her trip, maybe you’ll find yours.

Entry by: Saumia Bhatnagar

Woman on the map: Endearing Helena

Zoha saw a woman working in the fields at the age of 75 when she was exploring Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh. Zoha can still recall what the woman said to her that continues to inspire her, “You get old only when you lay in bed and believe you can’t do anything.” Till date, she works under the harsh sun as she did in her twenties, smiling her way through the day.

Entry by: Zoha

Woman on the map: Spirited grandma

Who doesn’t love rajma chawal? Meet Hishe Chhomo, known as 'chachi' from the famous Chacha Chachi Dhaba on the treacherous Batal - Chandratal route. Age is just a number for Hishe Chhomo, who serves the most delicious rajma chawal, even in her 80s! They have rescued many people over the years during harsh weather conditions and landslides and also provides a place you can stay at. The couple still works so that they can serve people. Their daughter helps them and intends to carry on their legacy.

Entry by: Farah Pavri

Woman on the map: Helpful Hishe Chhomo

"I love these strawberries more than anything else in the world. If not for them, I don't know what I would do" says Kanthimathi amma, a small scale strawberry farmer from Vattavada. Located in Munnar, Kanthimathi started selling strawberries, homemade strawberry wine and jams after her husband passed away. She decided to work in their small strawberry farm and a roadside small shop to look after her three children. The hardship of single-handedly raising her three children, educating them and getting her elder daughter married was made easier with the help of this small business. If you are ever in Munnar, make sure to call Mukesh, (@mukesh_stories_ ) amma's son who will be your guide there and don’t forget to buy amma’s sweet strawberries.

Entry by: Aman

Woman on the map: Resilient Kanthimathi Amma

She left her 9-5 job to start her own homestay ‘Some Place Manali’ in Manali. A cosy, quaint place surrounded by the mountains where she could offer a home to travellers. Samarika left her 9-5 job in the city to follow her dreams and start the eco-friendly, boutique stay amidst apple orchards.

Entry by: Iona and Conroy

Woman on the map: Enterprising Samarika

Known as the ‘Aipan Girl,’ Meenakshi Khati with her hard work and perseverance has given a new identity to Uttarakhand's folk art form 'Aipan'. At the young age of 20, she was keen to promote the rich heritage found in Uttarakhand, so that she could support local artists and spread awareness about aipan all over India. She has been awarded the Veer Balika Samman award by Uttarakhand State for her outstanding efforts.

Entry by: Suraj Rawat

Woman on the map: Artistic Meenakshi Khati

Here’s How You Can Join Cleartrip #PutHerOnTheMap Initiative

1. Post a photo/carousel/reel on your Instagram feed. Tell us the story of a woman who made your travel experience memorable. Anyone who inspired you and continues to make an impact.

2. In the caption tell us who this woman is, what she does, more about her business or service and why she stood out to you. Don’t forget to tag her and her business if she is on social media so more people can discover her through their travels.

3. Mention this ongoing initiative by Cleartrip in your caption.

4. Tag @tripotocommunity and @cleartrip.

5. Use #PutHerOnTheMap and #TripotoXCleartrip so we can discover your uploads.

Make sure you use this filter while creating your post and stories on Instagram.

Cleartrip’s initiative to #PutHerOnTheMap is an opportunity for you to let the world know about your favourite female entrepreneur or creator. This effort will, in turn, let her know how much society recognises her efforts. Keep posting unique stories about these women, even after this campaign ends, so that this wholesome trend of appreciation of strong women never dies down.

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