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The aim of GHAC Travel and Leisure is to encourage Budget Travel among individuals, families and kids among the Hyderabad community and get them close to Places they will remember for a lifetime.

GHAC Travel and Leisure will include a mix of off-beat Travel, Rural Travel, Eco Tourism and visits to places of historical importance.

Come dwell into a journey and face the encounters that will bring a smile to your heart and affect you and your loves ones profoundly to enrich life and its bonds immeasurably.

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Great Hyderabad Adventure club or GHAC is the Premier Adventure Club of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and caters to Outdoor Adventure Activities like Mountaineering, trekking, hiking, camping, outdoors, Bird Watching and adventure sports like bouldering, rock climbing, rappelling, paragliding, white water rafting.

GHAC is registered with Govt of India as a Not for Profit Adventure Club and duly recognized by A.P Tourism, Govt of Andhra Pradesh as adventure and Tourism Partner.

Please read the Club Guidelines and the Disclaimer (http://files.meetup.com/1166925/ghac_disclaimer.pdf) before any participation.

Contact Us: email on info@ghac.in Office Landline 040-23350008

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Trip to Spiti Valley -The Himalayan Cold Desert

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Place : Spiti valley Duration : 10 days Type : Leisure ABOUT: Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name "Spiti" means "The Middle Land", i.e. the land between Tibet and India. [Source: WIKI] Weather in August: Spiti Valley temperature in August varies from 15° Celsius to 4° Celsius and it seldom rains. While a lot of other places receive heavy downpour during this month, Spiti usually doesn’t. NOTE: Please specify if you have any respiratory problems as we would be going to 15,000ft (high altitude) 9th Aug: • Meet and greet at Delhi • @11pm Delhi to Narkanda overnight journey 10th Aug: • Reach Narkanda • Freshen up, have Breakfast & Hike to the Hatu peak (Optional) and visit the temple. • Roam around the jungles. Back at camp for dinner and bonfire. • Night stay at Narkanda 11th Aug: • Post breakfast start for Chitkul via Karcham power dam, Sangla and Rakcham • Night stay at chitkul 12th Aug: • Start Early To Reach Nako by noon. • Visit the Nako lake and Nako monastery. • Night stay at Nako 13th Aug: • Post breakfast, off to Kaza. • Visit, Gue Mummy and Dhankar Monastery enroute • Night stay at Kaza 14th Aug: • Post breakfast Explore places around Kaza i.e. Key monastery, Kibber, Chicham bridge, Hikkim, Komic and Langza • Night stay at Kaza 15th Aug: • Lazy start of the day and off to the beautiful Chandrataal lake via Kunzum pass • Night stay near Chandrataal 16th Aug: • We will start early this day and encounter some of the worst roads of the trip to reach Manali via Rohtang pass. • Night stay @ Manali 17th Aug: • Post Breakfast, checkout hotel by 10am and Manali sightseeing • Start to Delhi, night journey 18th Aug: • Reach Delhi • Take a flight back to hyd(Please book your flights after 10am) PS: There might be changes in Itinerary(Dates remain the same) Cost: 23,000 INR (More or less will be shared equally) Cost breakup will be shared after the Meet-up 1st installment - INR 5000 (Online link) 2nd installment - INR 8000 (By June 15th) 3rd installment - INR 10,000 (By July 10th) Pay 5000 INR (NON-REFUNDABLE) TO BOOK YOUR SLOT Payment Link: SLOTS FULL (Please contact organizers for dropouts) Inclusions: - Delhito Delhi Transport - Breakfast and Dinner - Accommodation (Hotels/Guesthouses/ Camps With Good Facilities And Comfortable Beddings) - Guide Expenses(If any) - All entries if any - Medical kit - Misc and Organizer Fund, Club fee and Tax as per the rule Exclusions: - Travel from Hyd-Delhi and Del-Hyd - Any activities, services, accommodation or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary - Lunch - Anything not listed in inclusions - Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances (medical emergencies & acts of God) Read More about Mountain Sickness (http://meetup.ghac.in/messages/boards/thread/6446524) Things to Bring: To be shared in the whatsapp group Mandatory**One Govt Authorized ID Card(Original) and 2 Passport size photographs(latest) ** Get Signed Disclaimer: http://files.meetup.com/1166925/GHAC%20Disclaimer%202012.pdf Important Instructions: To be shared in the whatsapp group GHAC Guidelines - 1) No smoking & no alcohol 2) No littering, no pollution of water 3) This is not a luxury trip, but out most care has been taken to make your trip comfortable, enjoyable and memorable in a low budget 4) Food included will be mostly vegetarian 5) We carry basic First Aid 6) If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately GHAC rules apply. http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/pages/Club_Guidelines/ NOTE: Hosts have all the rights to add or remove any member and do necessary changes in route, time, duration depending on the situations and climate conditions.ORGANIZER'S DECISION IS FINAL (ITS ALL ABOUT SAFETY, PLEASE CO-OPERATE) Contact: SHABBY:[masked] Chiran Ande:[masked]

Post Monsoon Special - Visit to Kaas Plateau, Satara (Valley of Flowers)

Visit to Kaas Plateau (Valley of Flowers) The Kaas Plateau also known as the "Kaas Pathar" which is situated in the Western Ghat, 22 kilometers from Satara city in Maharashtra. The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree (Elaeocarpus glandulosus). Leaves of this tree turn green to red as they mature. The area of plateau is approximately 1,000 hectare. The Kaas Plateau is a is full of wild flowers during the months of August and September. Recently it has been declared as Biodiversity World Heritage Site by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The place has more than 850 different species of flowers and other plants. We will try to cover some of the most popular spots in Satara: Ajinkyatara Fort – Situated on the Ajinkyatara Mountain, this fort gives a panoramic view of Satara City, Chalkewadi Windmill Farms is one of the largest windmill farms in Asia. There are hundreds of windmills in the adjoining hills. Thoseghar Waterfalls. Is one of the most famous waterfalls and one of the highest waterfalls in India. . Vajrai Falls is a three tier waterfall cascading from a height of 853 Ft. This falls is the starting point of Urmodi river. Sajjangad Fort: This fort is well known as the spiritual capital of Maratha King Shivaji Sajjangad Fort is the final resting place of Samarth Ramdas, who was the spiritual Guru of Chhatrapati Shivaji. The fort is located at an altitude of 914 m and has two main gates. The fort has two lakes, temples of Lord Rama, Hanuman and Anglai Devi, a Math and the tomb of Swami Samarth Ramdas. Tentative Itinerary: Day 1 (Friday) 10.00 pm Start from Hyderabad by Duronto. Day 2 (Sat) 7.50am Reach Pune and get into hired vehicle. Breakfast on the way. Reach Satara and check into hotel. Have lunch and afternoon go to some of the scenic points - Thoseghar and Vajrai Waterfalls, Nataraj Temple, Chalkewadi windmills, Ajinkyatara Fort, Paraswanath Digambar Jain Temple and Dholya Ganapati. Day 3 (Sun) 5am Visit the Sajjangad Fort and post breakfast start for Kaas Plateau (Valley of Flowers). Post lunch Start back to Pune to take the evening Hyderabad express. Day 4 (Mon) Reach Hyderabad by 6am. Itinerary is tentative and might change at organisers' discretion depending on the time and weather conditions prevailing at that time. What to to get: 1) A positive mind with good energy to enjoy and bear with any inconveniences. 2) Personal medicines, if any. We will be getting first aid kit. 3) Do not go into the water if you do not know swimming. ADD YOURSELF TO WAITING LIST. MAKE THE PAYMENT & YOU WOULD BE MOVED TO ATTENDING LIST. BEFORE YOU DO THAT, ANSWER ALL THE RSVP QUESTION OR ELSE YOUR RSVP WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Note: Most of us may not be serious travellers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the trips and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology. Try to avoid plastics as much as possible, especially plastic smiles. Important Instructions: 1) No smoking and no alcohol 2) No littering, no pollution of water 3) This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable 4) Accommodation is separate for Men and woman. 5) Food will be mostly vegetarian 6) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers Cost: Rs. 6000/- (cost includes transport from Hyd - Hyd - Onward by Duronto express and return by SL Class Train, food, Local Transport, Entry fees and stay, GHAC Contribution and GST.) Payment details: Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure Account No:[masked] Account Type: Savings Bank: Axis Bank Limited Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills. IFSC Code: UTIB[masked] Payment Remark- Please mention[masked]_yourname in ur payment transaction Event Host: Rajani P[masked])/ [masked]

SCUBA @ Andaman (port Blair , havelock island)

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Details SCUBA @ Andaman *Swimming not required to witness underworld wonders Optional - Scuba,Snorkeling, Sea walk and water sports. Itinerary: Day1: Before 12 noon, meet in Port Blair airport/city Roam in capital and leave to Havelock Island at 2 PM. Day 2 SCUBA (DSD): Scuba at Havelock in morning. Visit Elephant beach in noon and mild trek, if time permits. Visit Radhanagar beach for sunset. Day 3: Return to Portblair Visit Mill and Ross Island light show Night stay at Port Blair Day4: Visit Jail, shopping and take flight post noon. Map of all Islands - We are visiting South Andaman only. Missing Ross & Smith Islands :( Radhanagar beach - Best beach in Asia *in the year 2004* https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_dHwCdF3Kmt4owfYZH3hfvk8DHpvwO1zCN6V9H18iNmCxCw9X9tpZ9UfoCG0Hpfvpq28LIaZ7CL_jBoPwRgneN9ZIq17DbNNDXdGMXZhR2UxQGENUwNdbh9DZ05V2ItWgGGeBDeM SCUBA... Explore marvel of corals and aqua life. Cost - INR. 12000,/- approx Port Blair to Port Blair > EXCLUDING: . Food .Flight tickets -------------------------------------- >INCLUSIVE: -SCUBA -ALL TRANSPORTATIONS PORT BLAIR-PORT BLAIR -ACCOMMODATION-STAY IN HOTEL /HOMESTAY -SIGHTSEEING AND ENTRY TICKETS -FERRY RIDE -------------------------------------- Details: Scuba:3500 (Ferry)Portblair to Havelock and return:2850 Light show at Ross Smith Island:300 entry and Light show at Central Jail:100 Local transport:1000 Stay:2500 Org fund:1000 GHAC tax:575 Misc: 175 Make an INITIAL payment of INR 6,000/-(Non-Refundable) to confirm your slot. RSVP with all details and proceed to payment. Payment link ** Payment to be made to : Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure Account No:[masked] Account Type: Savings Bank: Axis Bank Limited Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills. IFSC Code: UTIB[masked] and write the transaction details as[masked]_yourname. Contact Organiser if you are looking for slot. We can discuss over phone if you need any further clarification. All GHAC rules applicable. Important Safety Advisory for All (http://meetup.ghac.in/pages/Important_Safety_Advisory/) Activities Participation Disclaimer (http://meetup.ghac.in/pages/Disclaimer/) Club Guidelines (http://meetup.ghac.in/pages/club_rules/) Trekking FAQ's (http://meetup.ghac.in/pages/FAQ%27s/) ---------------------------------------------------- Know more about Club at www.ghac.in (http://www.ghac.in/) Check upcoming events at Calendar (http://www.ghac.in/calendar.html) Follow us on Social media to know all happenings Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ghac.in) FB Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ghacevents) Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/hydadventure) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ghac_hyderabad) Lastly we will love to hear from you on how we are doing. Please write your views here (http://www.ghac.in/feedback.html%22) ---------------------------------------------------- Contact - Bhavya[masked](Whatsapp /call) Raghu Nath Vaidya[masked]( Call/Whatsapp)

Visit to Somnath, Dwarka and DIU



With the starting of the auspicous month, let’s go on a tour of Somnath and Dwarka in Gujarat. We would be seeing some of the below well known locations in Gujarat. Adlaj ka Vav: Adlaj ka vav is a step well. It is intricately carved and is five storied. It was used to store water. It was built in 1498 by Queen Rudabai. It is believed that the villagers would come every day to fill water, offer prayers to the various deities carved on the walls and spend time with each other in the shade of the vav /well. Dwarka: This was the kingdom of Lord Krishna. It is the only place considered as one of the four principal holy places (char dham), as well as one of the seven ancient towns (sapta puris) to visit. It is believed that immediately after the death of Lord Krishna and the consequent demise of the Yadav dynasty a massive flood swallowed all of Dwarka and submerged the city to the bottom of the ocean. Today, the present Dwarka is at the opening of the Gomti river on the Arabian Sea and is renowned for the Dwarkadheesh temple. Nageshwar Jyothilinga Temple Located on the route between Dwarka city and Beyt Dwarka Island on the coast is an important Lord Shiva Temple. It is enshrined by one of the 12 swayambhu (self-existent) jyothirlingas in the world, in an underground sanctum. A 25 m tall statue of a sitting Lord Shiva and a large garden with a pond are major attractions of this rather serene place. Porbandar The site of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, now called Kirti Mandir, has been converted into a small museum about him, with an exhibit of old photographs, some of his very few possessions and a nice library of books either by him or relating to Gandhian philosophy and practice. DIU The union territory of Diu has wonderful places to see. The Diu Fort - - cum - castle, is known as 'Praça de Diu' in Portuguese, is situated on the southern tip of Gujarat and is at the mouth of the Gulf of Khambhat. It has a magnificient view of the sea. The Naida caves are located on the periphery of the Diu fort. These caves have a big network of tunnels with square steps. INS Khukri Memorial is the memorial site of an Indian Naval Ship that sank during the Indo-Pak War of 1971. SOMANTH One of the Twelve Jyothirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. Balka Tirth is the place where Krishna is said to have been mistakenly shot in the foot. Nearby is Dehotsarg where he succumbed to his wound. Tentative Itinerary: Day 1 Nov. 11th (Mon) - Take the morning flight to Ahmedabad – Visit Adlaj ka vav , Gandhi Ashram and Swaminarayan Temple. Take the evening train to Somnath. Day 2 Nov. 12th (Tue) Check into the hotel and Visit Somnath Temple, Triveni Sangam, Balka Tirth and Dehotsarg. Day 3: 13th Nov, 2019 - (Wed) Day visit to DIU - the Diu Fort, INS Khukri and Naida Caves, take the evening train to Dwarka. Day 4: 14th Nov, 2019 - (Thurs) Check-in to Hotel in Dwarka and then Visit Bet Dwarka, Rukmini Temple, Dwarakadhish Temple, & Nageshwar Jyothirlinga. Day 5: 15th Nov, 2019 - (Fri) Check out of the hotel and move to Porbandar. On the way see the Hashid mata Temple and then proceed to see Kirti Mandir and Tara Mandir Planetorium. Have dinner and Take the evening train to Ahmedabad. Day 6: 16th Nov, 2019 - (Sat) Move to Airport and take the 11.05am flight back to Hyderabad. Tour Cost: Rs. 21000/- per person (Inclusive of Flight from Hyderabad to Ahmedabad and return, Stay, local transport, all meals and entry tickets). Exclusions All personal expenses. Payment details: Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure Account No:[masked] Account Type: Savings Bank: Axis Bank Limited Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills. IFSC Code: UTIB[masked] Payment Remark- Please mention[masked]_yourname in ur payment transaction Request you to make an advance payment of Rs. 5000/- (non Refundable) to block your slot. Event Host: Rajani P[masked])/ [masked]

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