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Narkanda & Kotgarh: The Apple Basket of India

Did you know that Narkanda is one of the oldest skiing destinations in India? In winter months, the snowy slopes of Narkanda become alive with skiers! Detailed Itinerary: https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/narkanda-kotgarh-the-apple-basket-of-india/ Kotgarh & Thanedar are the two lesser known towns located at a distance of a few kilometers from Narkanda. These places are also known as the apple basket of India as Kotgarh is the home to one of the first apple plantations in the country in 1916. Did you know that the apple belt of Himachal Pradesh contributes almost 30% to the total apple production in India, with Kotgarh and Thanedar as one of the major contributors? Trip Highlights: 1. Apple Orchards 2. Tani Jubbar Lake 3. St. Mary’s Church 4. Trek to Hatu Peak & Temple 5. Indian Institute of Advanced Studies 6. Christ Church 7. Lakkar Bazaar 8. Mall Road 9. Bonfire & Group Games Itinerary: Day 0: The Journey Meet the entire group and group leader for introduction and orientation in Delhi. We will board a Force Traveler (luxury vehicle) exclusively booked for our group for our overnight journey to Narkanda. Starting point would be ISBT Kashmere Gate (right next to the exit Gate no. 7 of Kashmere Gate Metro Station) at 10 PM. Participants are requested to arrive 15 min prior to the pick-up time. Please note that if you are based out of Chandigarh (or any other city which comes on route) you can get in touch with us for the pick-up/drop on the way. Day 1: Apple Orchards | Kotgarh Experiences En-route breakfast Reach hotel Freshen up & have tea Lunch Guided tour of Apple Orchards Drive to Kotgarh Visit Tanijubbar Lake Visit St. Mary’s Church Back to Narkanda Dinner Day 2: Hatu Peak & Temple | Narkanda Experiences Have an early breakfast Trek to Hatu Peak & Temple Packed Lunch at peak Descend down Drive back to hotel Relax Bonfire & Group Games Dinner Day 3: Gems of Shimla Breakfast & check-out Scenic stops at Fagu and Theog Lunch in Shimla Indian Institute of Advanced Studies Christ Church Mall Road & Lakkar Bazaar Dinner Drive towards Delhi Day 4: End of the journey Reach Delhi by 5.30 am Please note that we try our best to stick to the timings, and most of all our trips have always concluded on time, but still we suggest you to keep some buffer in hand if you are planning an onward journey same day. Trip Ends Detailed Itinerary: https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/narkanda-kotgarh-the-apple-basket-of-india/ Cost Ex – Delhi 9800 INR per person regular tariff 9600 INR per person if you have already traveled with us 9400 INR per person if you are more than one person traveling together Inclusions *All transport to/from Delhi as per the itinerary (either Innova or Force Tempo Traveler depending on Group Size) *Stay in a nice hotel (every room has a private balcony and view) for two nights on twin-sharing and same gender basis. Couples will be given private rooms. *Expenses of local guides during the trip *Day 1: Lunch and Dinner *Day 2: Breakfast, packed Lunch and Dinner *Day 3: Breakfast *Two 24/7 highly professional and friendly group leaders throughout the tour Detailed Itinerary: https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/narkanda-kotgarh-the-apple-basket-of-india/ Contact: Chandni Aggarwal [masked] (Call/ WhatsApp) [masked] Please note that if you find the above number not reachable or switched-off (because we travel a lot), then please leave us a WhatsApp message asking to call you back.

The Incredible Arunachal Trip

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport


Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2104538796478601/ Dates: 12th October Caution: This trip is not meant for people with motion sickness, nausea, back or knee problem. We will be traveling on rough roads everyday. Moreover you need to get up very early in morning and be ready before 6AM (here sunrise time is 4:30AM) About: Arunachal, the land of dawn lit mountains is one of the least explored paradise of India. It shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east and is separated from China in the north by the disputed McMahon Line. With more than 60% area under forest cover, it has the most diverse flora and fauna and also known as the Orchid State of India Brief Itinerary: #Saturday, 18:00 - Reach Guwahati and assemble at ISBT (final meeting point). Start traveling in bus #Sunday, 05:30 - Reach Bomdila and board a Jeep for Dirang. 07:30 - Reach Dirang and rest till noon 12:00 - Explore the monastery, hot water spring and Sangti Valley. Overnight at Dirang #Monday, 06:00 - Start traveling to Tawang. Explore Sela pass, Sela lake and the legendary Jaswant Singh memorial on the way 16:00 - Reach Tawang and rest #Tuesday, Visit Tawang monastery and Buddha Stupa in morning. In afternoon, we will travel to one of the most beautiful village Zemithang. #Wednesday, Spend a relaxing day at Zemithang and enjoy the unique landscapes. We have various options like doing a small trek, visiting nearby monastery, etc. #Thursday Travel back to Tawang in morning. Visit the terrifying iron bridge of Chaksham in afternoon. We can visit war memorial in evening if we get time. #Friday Explore Bumla pass, Indo-China border, Sungester lake, PT Tso lake and many other high altitude lakes #Saturday, Travel to Bomdila early in morning. Board the bus for Guwahati in late afternoon. #Sunday, Reach Guwahati in morning. You can take flight from Guwahati. If you want to visit Kaziranga national park on your own then take return flight on Tuesday Fees: Rs.20,000 You need to pay 50% advance for booking the trip. Remaining amount can be paid in cash during trip. Cancellation charges: 25% - two weeks prior to trip commencement 50% - within two weeks to trip commencement Includes: - All transportation cost from Guwahati onwards - All meals and refreshments from Guwahati onwards - All entry and permit charges at various places - Inner line permit for Arunachal - Accommodation on all days during trip Excludes: - Travel charges to reach Guwahati - Any insurance, medical or emergency cost arising due to unforeseen events - Any rise in cost of food, travel and accommodation due to delay or extension of trip due to unforeseen circumstances Contact: Email – [masked] Krishna –[masked] (Available on WhatsApp) --- Send your advance money to following account --- Name - Krishna Kuya Bank - HDFC, Thane Account no -[masked] Account type - Savings IFSC code - HDFC[masked] For payment through UPI/BHIM Virtual Address - kuya@hdfcbank FAQs Transport: Mix of Bus, shared jeeps, reserved jeeps etc. Accommodation: Hotels and Lodges. Rooms will be allotted depending upon available room size and gender composition of groups - separate for male and female unless requested. Food: Both veg and non-veg food will be available. Most of the time you will have to eat rice. You are requested to keep healthy food backups like dry fruits, energy bars etc. Kindly avoid carrying junk foods like chips, fried foods, cream biscuits etc. Drinking and smoking: Strictly prohibited till we visit BumLa Pass. Trip leader’s permission is needed on other days. Timing: We need to follow “very early to bed and very early to rise”. We won’t wait for you if you are late in morning and you may have to incur extra expenses for your travel Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/darkgreenadventures Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkgreenadventures Twitter: https://twitter.com/officialdga

An Exhilarating Week at Thailand



Seats: Only 8 Fees: Rs. 30,000 (Ex-Phuket) Non-refundable advance: Rs.10,000 (for booking your slot) Brief Itinerary Day 1: Arrival Arrive at Phuket and finish the Visa formalities. Check into a travellers Hostel and relax. Evening visit the expo market to taste the local food and do some shopping. Day 2: Island Tour This is the most exciting and exhausting day. We will spend the whole day on speed boat exploring the awe-inspiring islands of Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Leh, Maya bay, Viking caves etc. It will be followed by snorkeling. The astonishing landscapes will remain in your mind forever. We will be back to the hostel in evening. Day 3: Beach Fun Breakfast as hostel and head out to Patong beach and freedom beach. Its sandy, crescent beach is perfect to play around in sea water and then explore the cafes, restaurants etc. Checkout at 4pm and board a bus to Bangkok for overnight journey. Day 4: Bangkok - Sea World and Malls Relax in the hotel. Later enjoy the Sea world by taking a look at the Giant Spider Crab and the Giant Pacific Octopus. It is one of the largest underwater aquarium covering 10,000 m2 with hundreds of different species on display. Evening at leisure for those who want to explore the night life and/or original Thai Massage Day 5: Hua- Hin; Santorini Park Santorini Park brings a slice of the picture-perfect Greek island to Thailand. The five zones at Santorini provide all-encompassing entertainment. The amusement park has rides and games set on vast landscaped grounds including the 40-metre-high Ferris wheel, double-decker carousel, etc. The Weekend Art Market features a flea-market style shopping experience. Day 6: Safari World Safari Park has a total area of 480 acres of open zoo and 180 acres of Bird Park. Hundreds of animals from all over the world are present including Orangutans, White Tigers etc. Day 7: Temple Tour We will go to Sathorn Taksin Pier to experience the local ferry ride. Later we will visit Wat Arun and golden Buddha. Return to hotel by 2:00pm. You can take any flight after 4pm Bid Goodbye to the beautiful country with lots of memories and pictures. Includes: - Visa on arrival at Phuket - All internal transport in Thailand (Jeep, Bus etc.) - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and refreshments - Accommodation expenses (Hostel and/or Hotels) - Entry charges at various exotic places like Santorini Park, Safari Park, Sea World etc. - Entire day boat trip charges at Phi Phi including Snorkeling - Travel guidance in Thailand Excludes: - Flights - Water sports like Scuba diving or any other adventures sports (if time permits) - Any exotic or expensive food, alcoholic drinks etc. - Any personal expenditure like massage, paid photography, parties etc. - Anything not mentioned in ‘includes’ Contact: Rashmi S -[masked] (Also available on WhatsApp) Email - [masked] --- Send your advance money to following account --- Name - Rashmi Sridhar Bank - ICICI, Bangalore cantonment branch Account no -[masked] Account type - Savings IFSC code - ICIC[masked] For payment through UPI: rashmi.19sree@okicici For Payment through Google Pay:[masked] Expectations from this trip: - Our daily schedule during trip may differ from our usual daily life schedule with respect to day chores, tea timing, food timing etc. Please don’t complain about these petty issues. - You are expected to be punctual. Else you might miss certain activities or might have to pay extra to reach on your own. - We will not be responsible for any mishaps occuring due to alcohol or addictive substances, brawls with locals etc. - Always respect the local people and their culture. We try to learn more from them about the place. - Entry into some islands is restricted and depends on tides and government rules. You may be asked to view it from a distance. - The journey on the speed boat is quite rough and exhausting. It is not recommended for pregnant ladies, arthritis etc.

North-East Backpacking - Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya

Imphal International Airport


Caution: This trip is not meant for people with motion sickness, back or knee pains. We will travel on rough roads. You need to get up very early in morning and be ready before 6AM (here twilight time is 4:30AM). You will get rice (not chapati) in most of the meals (both veg and non-veg). Itinerary: #Saturday, Reach Imphal in afternoon by flight. Evening is scheduled for visiting Shri Shri Govindajee Temple built in 18th century adjacent to the former palace. #Sunday, Drive to the well-known Keibul Lamjao National Park, which is the World’s only floating national park and home to “Sangai”, the critically endangered dancing deer. Enjoy watching the flora of Loktak Lake- the largest freshwater lake in north-east. #Monday, We will continue the sight-seeing of Imphal including Kangal Fort, the INA Memorial and the Japanese War Memorial. You can shop for handloom, handicrafts and much more at Ima Market, a market which is run entirely by women. Travel to Jakhama (Nagaland) in afternoon. #Tuesday, Trek to the magnificent Dzukou Valley which attracts trekkers from all over the world. The landscapes made by rolling hills will keep you enthralled till sunset. Overnight stay at a very basic camping shade. #Wednesday, Descend to Jakhama in morning and then travel to Kohima where we will visit the famous heritage museum and war cemetery. Travel to Dimapur in evening and catch night train for Guwahati #Thursday, Travel from Guwahati to the beautiful town of Cherrapunjee in morning and relax till noon. Visit the highest waterfall of India i.e. Nohkalikai. It has a plunge of 1115 feet (340m) #Friday, Trek through the dense forests and small villages to reach the double decker root bridge. The bridges are formed by weaving the live roots of trees which are hundreds of year old. You will be amazed by the combined creativity of human & nature. #Saturday Travel to Dawki for boating in the crystal clear river flowing from India to Bangladesh. Later, get inspired at India’s cleanest village i.e. Mawlynnong. Overnight at Shillong #Sunday, Reach Guwahati (2hrs from Shillong) and take your flight back to your respective homes. Trip ends with GBs of memories and pictures You can talk to us for recommendation on extended trip. Fees: Rs.22,000 You need to pay Rs.10,000 advance for booking the trip. Remaining amount can be paid in cash during trip. Cancellation charges: Rs.5000 - two weeks prior to trip Rs.10,000 - within two weeks to trip Includes: - All transportation in jeeps, bus and train etc. - All meals and refreshments - All entry and permit charges at various places - Inner line permits - Accommodation on all days Excludes: - Flight till Imphal and return flight from Guwahati - Any insurance, medical or emergency cost arising due to unforeseen events - Any rise in cost of food, travel and accommodation due to delay or extension of trip due to unforeseen circumstances Contact: Email – [masked] Krishna –[masked] (Available on WhatsApp) --- Send your advance money to following account --- Name - Krishna Kuya Bank - HDFC, Thane Account no -[masked] Account type - Savings IFSC code - HDFC[masked] For payment through UPI/BHIM Virtual Address - kuya@hdfcbank Things to be carried Compulsory: - Consent form -https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwDsRRLH0uscR1J1VWJ1aHhPV3c/ - ICard and 2 photocopies of Icard - Wind proof Jacket and other warm clothes like winter caps, fleece etc. - Sport shoes or trekking shoes. Extra pair of sleeper or sandal - Umbrella and bag cover - At least two personal water bottles all the time during trip - Personal medical kit, soap, paste etc. - Carry one small bag to carry necessary things while roaming in daytime. It should ideally fit inside your main luggage Recommended but not compulsory: - Sunscreen, sunglasses, cap etc. - One bedsheet (if you are concerned about the hygiene) - Dry fruits, Energy bars etc. - Travel pillow

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