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Join us if you crave for offbeat places with untouched beauty. We go to villages and stay with local families, experience their life closely, get the comfort of traditional rooms and heartwarming hospitality. We explore their farms, celebrate festivals at offbeat places, see the landscapes with minimal tourists around and have a peaceful and a learning vacation overall.

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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.

Corn Village and Landour Exploration

Mussoorie

Have you ever heard about a village that is entirely decorated with the garlands of golden corn? It’s none other but a quaint Himalayan village known as Sainji or popularly referred as Corn Village in the Mussoorie district of state Uttarakhand. Detailed itinerary: https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/corn-village-and-landour-exploration/ Have you ever explored the English heritage, century old bakeries and tea shops of Landour or thinking of paying a visit to the house of the man who measured the Mount Everest? Along with the delights of exploring Sainji aka Corn Village and the love of Landour, we have also crafted a wonderful and an offbeat trekking experience for you in Garhwali Himalayas of Uttarakhand where after crossing some forests, breathtaking view-points and meadows, you will be able to witness the source of a spellbinding waterfall, Kempty Falls. Trip Highlights 1. Corn Village 2. Traditional Lunch 3. George Everest House 4. Kempty Falls 5. Trekking 6. Chaar Dukaan 7. Ruskin Bond House 8. Lal Tibba 9. Landour Bakehouse 10. Kellog Memorial Church Itinerary Day 0 We will start from Delhi in a private vehicle booked exclusively for our group at 11 PM. With some fun group games, we will continue our journey towards our destination. Pick up – Mandi House Metro Station Gate No. 2. Please arrive at 10.30 PM Day 1 Reach Mussoorie, freshen up and have breakfast Drive to Kempty Falls Corn Village Guided Tour and Photography Lunch in the village After lunch in the village, we’ll drive to Landour and visit the following landmarks: Ruskin Bond House (from outside) Kellog Memorial Church (from outside) Landour Bakehouse Lal Tibba Chaar Dukaan Back to Mussoorie Dinner Day 2 Breakfast Start trekking from Wishing Well Hathipaon We will be visiting following major landmarks during the trek: -George Everest House -Kempty Falls (optional) Please note that the difficulty level for this trek is moderate and it takes approximately 4 hours to finish the same. It’s an offbeat trek specially curated by us for our groups. 🙂 Did we tell you that hiking to the source of Kempty Falls is captivating? Trekking is optional though. If you want to miss it, you can hangout in the streets of Mussoorie before we meet the trekking group, spend some Leisure time and start our drive to Delhi. Though we strongly encourage everyone not to miss it! After trekking, we will hangout in some quaint cafe of Mussoorie to relax and sip some nice tea/coffee. Post that, we will start driving back to Delhi. Detailed itinerary: https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/corn-village-and-landour-exploration/ Ex – Delhi: 6900 INR per person regular tariff 6600 INR per person if you have already traveled with us 🙂 6500 INR per person if you are more than two people traveling together Inclusions *All transport from Delhi to Delhi (either Innova or Force Tempo Traveler depending on Group Size) *Stay for one night at a nice place on twin-sharing basis *Day 1: Breakfast and Lunch *Day 2: Breakfast and packed Lunch *Expenses of local guides *Two friendly and knowledgeable group leaders throughout the tour Detailed itinerary: https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/corn-village-and-landour-exploration/ 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.

Bhutan – The Land of Happiness

Bhutan

Dates: Nov 10-17, 2019 https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/bhutan-the-land-of-happiness/ Bhutan, the land of happiness, has been a dream destination of all conscious travelers around the world! It’s the country which introduced the index of Gross National Happiness to this planet, signifying happiness to be an important part of the national growth. Hence, this country, the land of happiness, definitely deserves a visit, at least once in our lifetime. Bhutan is a landlocked Buddhist kingdom, sharing borders with Tibet and India. Warm smiles and hospitality of Bhutanese people, wide valleys, beautiful birds, dramatic landscapes, majestic mountains, captivating Dzongs, refreshing waterfalls and colorful prayer flags in air are bound to enthrall us. Did you know that Bhutan is one of the rarest countries in the world that has come a long way in preserving its culture? Did you know that Bhutan is the first, and only country to be officially carbon negative? So, what do you say? Let’s hold hands and explore one of the most fascinating and exemplary countries in the world? https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/bhutan-the-land-of-happiness/ Itinerary Day 1: Bagdogra to Phuntsholing Landing at Bagdogra airport (please arrive on/before 2 PM) and drive to Phuntsholing Lunch Arrive in Phuntsholing Dinner Overnight stay in a hotel in Phuntsholing Day 2: Phuntsholing to Thimpu Breakfast Obtaining permit from Immigration office Driving to Thimpu Lunch halt Arriving in Thimpu Dinner Overnight stay in a hotel in Thimpu Day 3: In and around Thimpu Breakfast Buddha Point Changangkha Lhakhang Motithang Takin Preserve Lunch National Folk Heritage Museum Visiting Tashichho Dzong from outside Evening free for leisure Dinner Overnight stay in a hotel in Thimpu Day 4: Thimpu to Punakha via Dochu La Breakfast in Thimpu Dochu La Lunch halt Chimi Lhakhang Punakha Dzong Evening for group games Dinner Overnight stay in a hotel in Punakha Day 5: Punakha to Paro Breakfast Start driving to Paro Lunch National Museum of Bhutan Evening free for group games and leisure Dinner Overnight stay in a hotel in Paro Day 6: Taktsang Hike Early morning breakfast Hiking upto Taktsang Monastery Lunch while walking down the hill Walking around in Paro Market Hot Stone Bath Dinner Note: Those who don’t want to do the Taktsang hike, can be dropped in the market where they can shop, hang out in some quaint cafes and enjoy some good cakes. Overnight stay in a hotel in Paro Day 7: Paro to Phuntsholing/ Jaigaon Breakfast Airport view Point in Paro Driving back to Phuntsholing Lunch halt Evening free for leisure Dinner Overnight stay in a hotel in Phuntsholing/Jaigaon Day 8: Phuntsholing to Bagdogra Breakfast Transfers to Bagdogra airport (reaching airport around 1 PM) Trip Ends Cost All costs are from Bagdogra/NJP Railway Station to Bagdogra/ NJP Railway Station: -32000 INR per person regular tariff -First five seats are available at a discounted price of 31000 INR per person If you are two or more people traveling together, then: 30300 INR per person if you book from first five seats 31300 INR per person after first five seats are gone To make a booking, please send an email to [masked] or call/WhatsApp at[masked] Inclusions: All transport from Bagdogra to Bagdogra from Day 1 to Day 8 Stay in three star hotels for seven nights on twin sharing basis. Please note that in case we have odd number of participants, then in maximum one room, there will be triple sharing. Hence, we expect participants to be a little flexible. Couples will be given a private room. Day 1: Dinner, Day 2-7: Breakfast and Dinner, Day 8: Breakfast Cost of local guide A 24/7 highly professional and friendly group lead throughout the tour All permits https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/bhutan-the-land-of-happiness/ Contact Details: Chandni Aggarwal [masked] (Call/WhatsApp) [masked]

Orchha & Khajuraho: travel back in time

Orchha

Orchha & Khajuraho, are the two towns which are a constant reminder of India’s past glory and the magnificent forgotten past, lying in central India in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Detailed itinerary: https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/orchha-khajuraho-travel-back-in-time/ Orchha, one of the finest offbeat travel destinations in the country, is a picturesque town located on the banks of Betwa river in central India. Just a couple of kilometers from Orchha, lies the town of Khajuraho, which is famous for being home to one of the most unique temples in the world, formally known as ‘Khajuraho Group of Monuments’. Let’s set on a journey in a group of wonderful individuals to experience the charm of this old world! Trip Highlights: 1. Orchha Fort Complex 2.Ram Raja Mandir 3. Chaturbhuj Temple 4. Laxmi Narayan Temple 5. Sunset at Kanchana Ghat 6.Village Walk 7. Panna National Park Jeep Safari 8. Western Group of Temples 9. Eastern Group of Temples 10. Southern Group of Temples 11. Light & Sound show 12. Stay in countryside home Itinerary Day 1: Getting familiar with Orchha Pick-up from bus-stand/railway station in Jhansi (1 PM) Drive to Orchha (17 km / 30 min) We will start driving in a comfortable private vehicle exclusively booked for our group from Jhansi to Orchha. With a fun introduction and some laughter, we will reach Orchha. Lunch Laxmi Narayan Temple Market Exploration Watch Light & Sound Show Dinner Day 2: Orchha Heritage Early morning village walk Breakfast Orchha Fort Complex (Raja Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Bagh) Lunch Ram Raja Mandir Chaturbhuj Mandir Cenotaphs of Orchha Sunset at Kanchana Ghat Dinner Day 3: Orchha to Khajuraho | Getting familiar with Khajuraho Have early breakfast Leave for Khajuraho (172 km/ 4 hours) Lunch Eastern/ Jain Group of Temples (Adinath Temple, Parsvanath Temple) Southern Group of Temles (Dulhadeo Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple) Light & Sound Show Dinner Day 4: Panna & Khajuraho Temples Early morning Jeep Safari to Panna National Park Breakfast Rest for sometime Lunch Western Group of Temples (Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Matangeshwar Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Mahadev Shrine, Devi Jagadambi Temple, etc ) Dinner Day 5: Departure Day | Khajuraho to Jhansi Breakfast Drive from Khajuraho to Jhansi Drop at Jhansi Railway Station by 2 PM Cost Ex – Jhansi: 14900 INR per person 14500 INR per person if you have already traveled with us 🙂 14300 INR per person for two or more people traveling together Itinerary: https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/orchha-khajuraho-travel-back-in-time/ Note: Jhansi Railway Station has a good connectivity with most of the metro stations. The closest metro city with good connectivity is Delhi. Our group leader will also board the train from Delhi on Dec 21 in the morning. If you would like to tag along with the group leader, we can share the details with you, and help with booking the same. Inclusions: *All transport from Jhansi to Jhansi as per the itinerary. Vehicle will be either an Innova or Force Tempo Traveler depending on Group Size. *Stay for four nights in a countryside home cum villa in Orchha and a nice hotel in Khajuraho on twin-sharing, and same gender basis for solo travelers. Couples will be given private rooms. *Day 1: Lunch and Dinner *Day 2: Breakfast and Dinner *Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner *Day 4: Breakfast and Dinner *Day 5: Breakfast *Expenses of local guides *Morning Jeep Safari to Panna Tiger Reserve *Cost of entrance tickets except the cost of Light & sound show in Orchha & Khajuraho *One friendly and knowledgeable group leader throughout the tour Itinerary: https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/orchha-khajuraho-travel-back-in-time/ 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.

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