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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.

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

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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]

Visit the least explored North Eastern State - TRIPURA

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TRIPURA It is the least known state of the North East but very beautiful. It is also called the land of the Kirats. It is a beautiful place rich in palaces, artifacts, unique culture, amazing views of the Himalayas and the wonderful landscapes. Tripura has many palaces which were once the residences of the Maharajahs of the Manikya dynasty. The Ujjayanta Palace built in 1901 is a mix of Mughal and European architecture. There are temples within the compound which are worth visiting. Near to Agartala is the Neermahal or the Lake Palace, built in 1930 in the middle of Rudrasagar lake. The palace has towers, pavilions, little bridges etc which makes it interesting to explore. In the ancient capital of Tripura, Udaipur there is the Tripura Sundari temple. It was built on the Dhanisagar hill and is dedicated to Mother goddess. Behind the temple is a pond which has Turtles. Sipahijala is a botanical garden cum zoo. It is famous for the spectacled monkey and other migratory birds. Unakoti is famous for the rock cut sculptures carved out on the mountain sides and ancient temples. Jampui hills is the highest range of hills in the state of Tripura with an altitude of 3000 ft above sea level. The hill top gives amazing views of the beautiful valleys. Tentative itinerary: Day 1 [masked]) :- Take the morning flight to Agartala. Check into hotel and go for local site seeing. Like Ujjayanta Palace, Jagannath Temple, watch the Indo-Bangla Border ICP and Shopping. Day 2 [masked]) :- After Breakfast proceed to Jampui hills via Unakoti Local sight seeing, Night stay at Jampui. Day 3 [masked]) :- Jampui hill local site seeing. Day 4 [masked]) :-return back to Agartala, Via Baramura Eco Park, Khumulwng Eco Park, tribal basthi, 14 Goddess Temple. Day 5 [masked]) :- After Breakfast Visit Dumboor lake, Local site seeing and move to Udaipur Tripureswari / Bhuwaneshwari Temple. Night Stay at Udaipur Day 6 [masked]) :- After Breakfast Visit to Pilak local site seeing, and then we are go to Malaghar to visit Neermahal (Water Palace). Day 7 [masked]) :- After Breakfast visit to Sipahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, Kashba kali Temple. Move to Agartala. Day 8 [masked]) :- After Breakfast visit International India Bangladesh market then proceed to Airport. 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. Important Instructions: 1) No smoking and no alcohol 2) No littering, no pollution of water 3) Food will be mostly vegetarian Things to bring: Will share separately in whattaspp group closer to the date of travel. Cost: 35000/- per person for 7 nights / 8 days. Inclusions: Hyd - Hyd flight tickets Local transport (Hired private vehicle) All meals Stay – Double Sharing All Entry fees Exclusions: Personal Expenditure Shopping Anything not listed in inclusions PLEASE MAKE AN ADVANCE PAYMENT OF RS. 5000/- to CONFIRM YOUR SLOT. Balance can be paid in installments by 1st week of December. 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 your payment transaction Event Host - Rajani [masked])/[masked]

Rann Utsav at the Kutch/Swiss Tents


Rann of Kutch This is once in a lifetime experience of stay in tents close to the salt desert. Famous for the white desert and specially during the full moon period when the sand glistens in the moon light. We would also be seeing a little of the Gujarati culture, handicrafts, beach and enjoy the nature. We would be taking a tour of Ahmedabad and visit some of the famous places like Gandhi Ashram and Adlaj ka vav (a very well kept Stepwell). We would be covering Mandvi a well known beach and also Bhuj. Tentative Itinerary 11/1/2020 -Sat - Hyd - Ahmedabad - Local Site Seeing (Adlaj ka Vav, Gandhi Ashram, car museum, Akshardham). Take the train to Bhuj 12/1//2020 -Sun - Arrival at Bhuj and move to Dhordo. Check-in. After lunch move to the white Rann to witness the sunset. Return back to camp for some cultural programs. 13/1/2020 - Mon - Post breakfast visit Kala Dungar and the Handicraft villages like Gandhi nu Gam, etc. Attend cultural programs at the camp and dinner. 14/1/2020 Tue - After breakfast checkout and visit Ashapura Temple, Mata na Madh, Lakhpat, Narayan Sarovar Dam, Koteswar Temple and check in at Mandvi. Free time at the beach. 15/1/2020 - Wed - Site Seeing in Mandvi (Vijay Vilas Palace and Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial) and move to Bhuj. Post lunch visit Swaminarayan Temple, Aina Mahal, Sharad Baug Palace, Hairalaxmi Craft Park at Bhujodi and take train to Ahmedabad. 16/1/2020 - Flight from Ahmedabad to Hyderabad (morning flt). Cost: Rs. 35000/- per person. Inclusions:- - Hyderabad-Ahmedabad-Hyderabad flight - Ahmedabad - Bhuj - Ahmedabad Train - Accommodation in Non AC Swiss Cottages/Tents and AC rooms when booked in Hotel. (On twin sharing basis) - ALL Meals (Day 1 - Day 5) - Guide charges - Entry tickets & Permits, where applicable - GHAC fee + GST - Misc Cost Excludes: - Camera fees, if any - Personal Expenditure like shopping. - Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions Things to bring: will be shared closer to the date. Request you to transfer a non refundable amount of Rs. 5000/- to block your seat (remember it is Sankranti holiday season). Balance can be paid in installments closer to the date. Account details: Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure Account No:[masked] Bank: Axis Bank Limited Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills. IFSC Code: UTIB[masked] Contact Event Host : Rajani [masked])/ [masked]

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