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This group is for anyone and everyone interested in checking a few items from their travel bucket list, experiencing new cultures, visting off-beat locations, weekend getaways, festival trips and exploring Indian villages. We also organize women-only tours and on demand tours. We expectation you to respect environment and local culture while traveling. Come onboard for some of the most memorable journeys of your life.

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Tirthan Valley - a refreshing getaway

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Dates:
Sep 30-Oct 5

Detailed itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/tirthan-valley-a-refreshing-getaway/

Do you know that one of the greatest delights of visiting Tirthan Valley is to experience the freshness of the Himalayas, witness snow-clad mountain peaks, trek through the forests, witness a beautiful lake, relish hot pahadi meals, and a lot more!
And guess what, during October, Tirthan Valley is even more beautiful because of the autumn season, you get to see lovely flower colors.

Highlights:

  1. Jibhi Waterfall
  2. Jalori Pass
  3. Trek to Serolsar Lake
  4. Mata Buddhi Nagin Temple
  5. Shringa Rishi Temple
  6. Trek to Great Tower of Kothi
  7. Picturesque Views
  8. Witnessing Traditional Architecture
  9. Bahu Lake
  10. Bonfire & Group Games
  11. Balo Temple
  12. Unforgettable social experience

Day wise Itinerary
Day 1/ Sep 30: Commencement of Tirthan Valley - Winter Special trip | Start from Delhi
Meet the entire group and group leader for introduction and orientation in Delhi. We will board a comfortable Volvo Bus for our overnight journey to Aut. From Aut, we'll board pre-booked local vehicles for our journey until our destination, Jibhi.
Pick up Point: Majnu ka Tilla at 8:45 PM
(If you are an outstation participant, we recommend landing in Delhi latest by 6 PM)
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 2/ Oct 1: Arrival in Jibhi and Relax
Breakfast (on the way)
Deboard the Volvo in Aut & board the vehicle to Jibhi
Reach our hotel
Check-in & freshen-up
Lunch
Jibhi Waterfall (a relaxing excursion)
Bonfire & Group Games
Dinner

Day 3/ Oct 2: Jalori Pass & Serolsar Lake
Breakfast
Drive to Jalori Pass
Trek to Serolsar Lake (easy to moderate trek, 5.5 km one way)
Visit to Mata Buddhi Nagini Temple near Lake
Lunch near Serolsar Lake
Descend
Scenic stop at Shoja
Drive back to Jibhi
Evening games
Dinner

Day 4/ Oct 3: Drive to Bahu Lake
Wake up leisurely and have breakfast
Drive to Bahu Lake
Balo Trek (very easy, 2.5 km one way)
Lunch
Back to Jibhi
Group Activity
Dinner

Day 5/ Oct 4: Great Tower of Kothi & Departure
Wake up Leisurely and have breakfast
Check-out
Hike to Shringi Rishi Temple
Chehni (Chaini) Kothi Trek (easy, 2.5 km one way)
Walk around Chehni Village
Lunch
Departure for Delhi (leave for Aut in local vehicles followed by Volvo to Delhi)
En-route Dinner

Day 6/ Oct 5: Arrival in Delhi
We are supposed to reach Delhi by 8:00 AM as per the schedule, but still, keep some buffer time in hand if you have an onward journey on the same day. Because of uncertain traffic and road conditions, we can't predict the exact time.
We will drop off the participants as per the respective pick-up points, and exchange warm hugs, and goodbyes until we meet again.
If you are an outstation participant, we recommend booking a flight after 2 PM.

Cost:
Ex-Delhi (add 5% GST to the applicable tariff):
16200 INR per person to/from Delhi (regular tariff)
15200 INR per person if you book from the first five seats
After the first 5 seats,
15600 INR if you book the slot number between[masked] INR per person for two or more people traveling together
15800 INR per person if you are solo but have already traveled with us 🙂
Else, 16200 INR per person

Note:
Please note that if Transforming Travels isn't able to execute the trip because of any covid regulations that directly affect the itinerary, then we will either reschedule the trip, refund, or give you the credit, but your money won't be lost.

Inclusions:

  • All transport from Delhi to Delhi
  • Stay in comfortable rooms with attached western toilets in a comfortable hotel for three nights on a twin-sharing and same-gender basis for solo travelers. Couples will be given private rooms.
  • Expenses of local trekking guides
  • Day 2: Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 5: Breakfast and Lunch
  • group leader throughout the tour

Basic Info:

  1. group size: max 21 = 20 participants + 1 group leader, Min 6 = 5 participants + 1 group leader
  2. If you are from a city other than Delhi, then do get in touch with us for guidance regarding reaching to pick-up point. We might also be able to connect you with fellow travelers from your city.

You can also check out our Tripadvisor and Google reviews by clicking on respective terms.

Contact:
Chandni Aggarwal
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Almora: A Himalayan paradise

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Dates: Sep 30 - Oct 5
Detailed Itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/almora-a-himalayan-paradise/

Almora has always kept Himalayan lovers captivated. Located at a height of 5400 feet, the town of Almora is considered to be the cultural heart of the Kumaon region. It’s famous for its Bal Mithai and Kasar Devi temple which is home to the geomagnetic cosmic energy field over the crank ridge aka hippie hill.
Did you know that Kasar Devi Temple in Almora is one of the only three places on Earth including Machu Picchu in Peru and Stonehenge in England to have the strongest geomagnetic field which is believed to be the best for meditation?
Along with Almora, you also get to visit Kausani, Binsar, and Bhimtal on this trip.

Trip Highlights

  1. Jungle Resort stay with the Himalayan views
  2. Panoramic Himalayan Views
  3. Jageshwar Temple & Museum
  4. Katarmal Sun Temple
  5. Binsar Bird Sanctuary
  6. Binsar Zero Point
  7. Kausani Tea Estate
  8. Village Walk
  9. Anashakti Ashram
  10. Baijnath Temple
  11. Sunrise Walks
  12. Kasar Devi Temple
  13. Kainchi Dham
  14. Bal Mithai
  15. Bimtal
  16. Bonfire & Group Games
  17. Unforgettable Social Experience

DAY WISE ITINERARY
Day 1/Sep 30 | Departure from Delhi to Almora
Meet the entire group and group leader for introduction and orientation in Delhi. We will board an AC vehicle exclusively booked for our group for our overnight journey to Almora.
We will start at 10 PM from ISBT Kashmere Gate. You can meet the group leader at Gate No. 7 of Kashmere Gate Metro Station.
Please note that if you are based out of any other city which comes on the route, we can pick you up.

Day 2/Oct 1: Arrival in Almora | Jageshwar Group of Temples
Reach our resort in Almora
Breakfast (on the way or hotel depending on arrival time)
Check-in & Freshen up
Lunch
Jageshwar Dham
Jageshwar Museum
Bonfire & Group Games
Dinner
Overnight stay in a 3-star jungle resort/hotel

Day 3/Oct 2: Explore Kausani & around
Early Breakfast
Baijnath Temple
Anashakti Ashram
Lunch
Kausani Tea Gardens (if time permits)
Katarmal Sun Temple
Leave for Hotel
Bonfire & Group Games
Dinner
Overnight stay in a 3-star jungle resort/hotel

Day 4/Oct 3: Binsar & around
Breakfast
Binsar Bird Sanctuary
Binsar Zero Point
Lunch
Almora Market
Bonfire & Group Games
Dinner
Overnight stay in a 3-star jungle resort/hotel

Day 5/Oct 4: More of Almora & around..
Early morning village walk/trek (optional)
Breakfast
Kasar Devi Temple
Check-out
Bal Mithai Shop
Lunch
Kainchi Dham
Boating in Bhimtal (optional)
Start driving towards Delhi
Dinner on the way

Day 6/ Oct 5: Arrival in Delhi & Good bye
We are supposed to reach Delhi by 5 AM as per the schedule, but still keep some buffer time in hand if you have an onward journey on the same day.
We will drop the participants outside Kashmere Gate Metro Station.
Trip ends

COST
Ex-Delhi (add 5% GST to the applicable tariff):
20600 INR per person to/from Delhi (regular tariff)
19600 INR per person if you book from the first five seats
After the first 5 seats,
19900 INR if you book the slot number between[masked] INR per person for two or more people traveling together
20100 INR per person if you are solo but have already traveled with us 🙂
Else, 20600 INR per person

Note:
Please note that if Transforming Travels isn't able to execute the trip because of any covid regulations that directly affect the itinerary, then we will either reschedule the trip, refund, or give you the credit for the amount you paid, but your money won't be lost at all. As it's subjective to the situation, we will also take a call as per the situation.

INCLUSIONS

  • All transport from Delhi to Delhi as per the itinerary in a private AC vehicle exclusively booked for our group
  • Stay for 3 nights in a beautiful picturesque jungle resort/hotel (3 stars) on a twin-sharing and same-gender basis. Couples/ traveling partners will be given private rooms if they inform the same while booking.
  • Day 2: Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Day 5: Breakfast
  • All permits and entry tickets as per the itinerary
  • Expenses of local guides
  • One friendly and knowledgeable group leader throughout the tour

Detailed Itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/almora-a-himalayan-paradise/
You can also check out our Tripadvisor and Google reviews by clicking on respective terms.

Contact:
Chandni Aggarwal
chandni@transformingtravels.com
[masked] (WhatsApp/ Call)
(If the above number is not reachable (as we travel a lot), please WhatsApp, and we will call you back)

Meghalaya - The Abode of Clouds

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₹22,000.00

Dates: 9th October, 2021

Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, is famous for rainforests, root bridges, clean rivers, large unexplored caves and bamboo crafts. It has gorgeous waterfalls including the Nohkalikai falls i.e. the highest single plunge waterfall of India.

Sunday,
Reach Guwahati by flight by 12 in the afternoon. Drive to Shillong.
In the afternoon, we will visit the famous Shillong peak which is the highest peak of Meghalaya offering stunning views of the city. We can also visit the Air Force Museum if we have enough time.

Monday,
Mawryngkhang bamboo trek
It is considered one of the thrilling treks of the North-East. Starting from a small hamlet in the East Khasi Hills, it takes places over a series of connected bamboo bridges that are laid out by the villagers over mountain ridges, farms, and roaring rivers.

Tuesday,
We will visit Dawki and Shnongpdeng, tiny hamlets on the border of India and Bangladesh. We will take a boat ride on the crystal clear waters of Umngot river.
In Afternoon, we will go to Mawlynnong i.e. Asia’s cleanest village.

Wednesday,
Cherrapunji Sightseeing
We start with a yummy breakfast in front of Nohkalikhai Falls viewpoint. Later we will do a short hike to the top of Nohkalikai. The stream carves a unique landscape in the rocky terrain at top.
Next is Dainthlen Falls. After lunch, we will take a dip in the beautiful and clean step waterfalls of Wei Sawdong. In the evening, we can visit Seven Sisters Falls.

Thursday,
We will trek to the world famous double decker root bridge of Meghalaya. This bridge is formed by weaving the roots of trees which are over 1000 years old.
The Rainbow Waterfall is a gorgeous waterfall, which is a 2hrs hike away from the root bridge. In the afternoon, the sunlight from the west triggers a rainbow on these waterfalls.

Friday,
We trek back to Tyrna village. On the way back, we will dip in one of the countless natural pools with clean and cold water. In the afternoon we will visit the famous Arwah caves.
In Evening, we can go shopping in the markets of Shillong.

Saturday,
Morning at leisure. Later, drive from Shillong to Guwahati. We end the trip with happy memories. You can take an afternoon flight from Guwahati.

Fees: Rs.22,000
You need to pay Rs.10,000 advance for booking the trip. Remaining amount can be paid in cash during the trip.

Cancellation charges:
Rs.5000 - one month prior to trip commencement
Rs.10,000 - within a month to trip commencement

Includes:

  • All transportation from Guwahati onwards
  • Accommodation in budget hotels on triple sharing basis
  • All meals and refreshments
  • All entry and permit charges at various places

Excludes:

  • Flight to/from Guwahati
  • Any insurance, medical or emergency cost arising due to unforeseen events
  • Bottled water/cold drinks, expensive food etc.
  • Any rise in cost of food, travel and accommodation due to delay or extension of trip due to unforeseen circumstances

Contact:
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Krishna –[masked] (Available on WhatsApp)

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Things to be carried
Compulsory:

  • ICard
  • Windproof Jacket, pullovers 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 the 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

FAQs
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.
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

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Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram: Women-Only

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Dates: Nov 5-8

If you are looking for a relaxing trip full of beach fun, exploring breathtakingly beautiful monolithic cave temples, chariots & other sculptures, cute French quarters, enjoying good food in cafes, and endless conversations, then this trip to Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram is for you.

Detailed Itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/pondicherry-mahabalipuram/

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  1. Paradise Beach
  2. Exploring French Quarter
  3. Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  4. Auroville Matrimandir
  5. French War Memorial
  6. Rock Beach
  7. The Sacred Heart Basilica
  8. Notre Dame Des Anges Church
  9. Puducherry Museum
  10. Aurlmigu Manakula Vinayahar Temple
  11. Shore Temple
  12. Pancha Rathas
  13. Krishna's Butter Ball
  14. Mahabalipuram Light House
  15. Varaha Cave Temple
  16. Market Exploration
  17. Unforgettable Social Experience

DAY-WISE ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrivals & Beach Day | Mahabalipuram
Pickup:
12:00 PM - Chennai Airport
Group Introduction & Orientation after all pick-ups are done
Lunch Break en route Pondicherry
Check-in & freshen up
French War Memorial
Evening stroll at Promenade/ rock beach
Cafe Exploration/Dinner

Stay overnight in a 4-star hotel

Day 2: Pondicherry Exploration
Breakfast
Sri Aurobindo Ashram
French Quarter Walk
Puducherry Museum
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Notre Dame Des Anges Church
Sacred Heart Basilica
Lunch
(short break at the hotel for change/ freshen up/power nap depending on time in hand)
Paradise Beach
Dinner/ Cafe Exploration
Social Evening within group

Stay overnight in a 4-star hotel

Day 3: Pondicherry | Auroville
Breakfast
Start driving to Auroville in Pondicherry
Matrimandir View Point
SVARAM & Sound Garden
Free time for shopping/ moving around in Auroville
Lunch
(short break at the hotel for change/ freshen up/power nap depending on time in hand)
Eden Beach
Back to hotel in Pondicherry
Dinner/ Cafe Exploration

Stay overnight in a 4-star hotel

Day 4: Mahabalipuram Group of Monuments
Breakfast
Drive to Mahabalipuram
Shore Temple
Panch Rathas
Mahisasurmardini Cave & Light House
Lunch
Sthalasayana Perumal Temple & Arjun Penance
Varaha Cave Temple, Krishna's Butter Ball, Trimurti Cave
Drop to Chennai Airport (6:30 PM)

Trip Ends
Please note that we expect to drop participants at Chennai Airport at 6:30 PM. Please keep some buffer time in your onward flights just to be on the safer side. We would recommend booking flights post 9 PM as you are required to check-in 2 hours prior to the departure.

Detailed Itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/pondicherry-mahabalipuram/

COST
Ex – Chennai (add 5% GST to the applicable tariff):
23000 INR per person to/from Chennai (regular tariff)
21300 INR per person if you book from the first five seats
After the first 5 seats,
22000 INR if you but book from 6-10 slot
22500 INR per person for two or more people traveling together
22500 INR per person if you are solo but have already traveled with us 🙂
Else, 23000 INR

INCLUSIONS:
*All transport from Chennai to Chennai as per the itinerary in an AC private vehicle exclusively booked for our group (final vehicle(s) depends on Group Size).
*Stay for 3 nights on a twin-sharing basis in a 4-star hotel
*Meals: 3 Lavish Buffet Breakfasts (Day 2-4)
*Cost of all entry tickets
*Ferry cost to Paradise Beach
*Local guides
*One friendly and knowledgeable group leader throughout the tour

Note(s):

  1. Please note that we have only included breakfast for this trip (unlike our other tours where mostly lunches & dinners are also included) because Pondicherry is meant to be a place for cafe exploration. It gives participants the flexibility to explore multiple cafes and try different cuisines.
  2. Please note that if Transforming Travels isn't able to execute the trip because of any covid regulations that directly affect the itinerary, then we will either reschedule the trip, refund, or give you the credit for the amount you paid, but your money won't be lost at all. As it's subjective to the situation, we will also take a call as per the situation.

GROUP SIZE: max 21 = 20 participants + 1 group leader, Min 6 = 5
participants + 1 group leader

Detailed Itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/pondicherry-mahabalipuram/

You can also check out our Tripadvisor and Google reviews by clicking on respective terms.

Contact:
Chandni Aggarwal
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[masked] (WhatsApp/ Call)

(If the number isn't reachable, please leave a WhatsApp message so that we can call you back)

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