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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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Amritsar: Romancing with Punjab | Women-Only

Amritsar

Dates: Dec 3-5

Itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/amritsar-romancing-with-punjab/

Amritsar - a place that has survived the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919, the partition of India in 1947, witnessed Operation Blue Star in 1984, and still, it manages to surprise visitors through its romance in its air, vibrance, lovely locals, and the lip-smacking Punjabi food.

This power-packed trip to Amritsar is for those who want to visit all the major spots along with experiencing the vibe of this border town, and indulge their soul & taste buds in Punjabi food while being on a spiritual and religious sojourn. Get goosebumps while feeling patriotic at Wagah Border and also experience the pain of the 1947 partition while visiting other places.

Trip Highlights:

  1. Golden Temple
  2. Wagah Border Ceremony
  3. Partition Museum
  4. Jallianwala Bagh
  5. Ram Tirath
  6. Amritsar Food Exploration
  7. Gobindgarh Fort
  8. Sadda Pind
  9. Unforgettable Social Experience

Day 1/Dec 3: Arrival in Amritsar | Patriotic Day and Introduction to Punjab

The trip starts from Amritsar Airport/Railway Station
Pick-up Schedule:

1. 11:45 AM- Amritsar Airport (land latest by 11:30 AM for this pickup)
2. 1:15 PM – Amritsar Airport (land latest by 1 PM for this pickup)
3. 1:40 PM – Amritsar Railway Station (arrive at railway station latest by 1:30 PM)
Note:

  1. If you feel that flights from your city to Amritsar are expensive, then you can consider taking the Shatabdi express from Delhi to Amritsar. We can assist with that.
  2. If landing in Amritsar before 1 PM isn't convenient for you, consider coming a day early and we can arrange a stay and pick up for you, at an additional charge.
  3. We request people in the second & third pickups to pre-book their meals on the train/flight because we would rush to Wagah Border as soon as their pickup is done to witness the evening ceremony. Also, carry some snacks with you for today.

After all three pickups are done,
Wagah Border Ceremony
Sadda Pind (experiencing the Punjabi Lifestyle)
Punjabi Dinner (at Sadda Pind itself)
Golden Temple Visit (optional, just to witness the night view)

Day 2/ Dec 4: Experiencing more of Amritsar
Golden Temple Visit for Darshan
Breakfast
Partition Museum
Jallianwala Bagh
Lunch (Langar in Golden Temple)
Shopping Time
Ram Tirath Temple
Gobindgarh Fort & Museum (with light & Sound show)
Dinner (Kesar da Dhaba)

Day 3/Dec 5: Shopping & Food | Departure from Amritsar
Breakfast
More shopping time
Explore more local cuisines such as Chhole Bhature, Jalebi, and Amritsari Kulcha
Check-out & departure
Drop at Airport (1:45 PM) & Railway Station (2:15 PM)

COST:
Ex-Amritsar (add 5% GST to the applicable tariff):
16200 INR per person (regular tariff)
14700 INR per person if you book from the first five seats
After the first 5 seats,
15200 INR if you but book from 6-10 slot
15700 INR per person for two or more people traveling together
15700 INR per person if you are solo but have already traveled with us 🙂
Else, 16200 INR

INCLUSIONS:

  • All transportation to/from Amritsar station/airport is as per the itinerary.
  • Stay in a hotel for two nights (3-star hotel) on a twin-sharing basis
  • Cost of all entry tickets for Indian Nationals as per the itinerary
  • Day 1: Dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, and Dinner. For Lunch, we will have Golden Temple Langar which is free for devotees/ visitors.
  • Day 3: Breakfast
  • Expenses of the local guide during the trip
  • A 24/7 highly professional and friendly group leader throughout the tour

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

Detailed Itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/amritsar-romancing-with-punjab/
You can also check out our Tripadvisor and Google reviews

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

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Shekhawati - Offbeat Rajasthan | Mixed Group

Mandawa

Date:
Dec 23-25

Itinerary link:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/shekhawati-the-road-trip-to-abandoned-india/

Did you know that just a few hours away from Delhi, you can re-live the glorious and the prosperous past of the silk route? Shekhawati is full of artful and affluent Havelis which are no less than masterpieces. And, how about living in one of those heritage Havelis? Be ready to have an enriching, and relaxing travel experience while clicking absolutely gorgeous pictures.
Every single inch of these Havelis is adorned with beautiful fresco paintings which depict amusing stories from the lives of merchants, kings, and queens. The doors are made from the sturdy teak wood imported from Myanmar (then Burma), and Belgian mirrors grace some parts too. Some of these mansions have been restored to beautiful heritage hotels, a few are managed by their caretakers, and others have their great assets unlocked behind big doors.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  1. Havelis
  2. Cenotaphs
  3. Podar Haveli & Museum
  4. Morarka Haveli
  5. Sone Chandi ki Dukan
  6. Raghunath ji Temple
  7. Shree Shani Temple
  8. Mertani Baori
  9. Evening group games & social activities
  10. Unforgettable social experience

Itinerary Link:

https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/shekhawati-the-road-trip-to-abandoned-india/

DAY WISE ITINERARY:

Day 1/ Dec 23: Delhi to Mandawa
Please note that there will be two pick-up points:
a. 7:00 AM: Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport (near Mahipalpur)
b. 7: 20 AM: IFFCO Chowk Metro Station in Gurgaon

If you are an outstation participant, land latest by 5 AM. If you plan to come a day early, we can suggest you some nearby hotels.

Start driving towards Mandawa
Breakfast (on the way)
Reach Mandawa
Check-in & freshen-up
Lunch
Mandawa Heritage Walk
Bonfire & Group Games
Dinner

Day 2/ Dec 24: Mandawa-Ramgarh-Mahansar - Jhunjhunu

Breakfast
Cenotaphs of Ramgarh
Shree Shani Mandir
Sone Chandi ki Dukan
Raghunath Ji Temple
Lunch
Mertani Stepwell
Bonfire & Group Games
Dinner

Day 3/ Dec 25: Mandawa-Nawalgarh-Delhi

Breakfast
Poddar Haveli & Museum
Morarka Haveli
Lunch
Start driving back to Delhi
Arrival in Delhi
(Iffco Chowk Drop: 9:30 PM
Radisson Blu Mahipalpur Drop: 10:00 PM)
Trip Ends

Keep some buffer time in hand if you have an onward journey on the same day. If you are an outstation participant, we suggest booking a flight that departs after 2 am.
We will drop off the participants as per the respective pick-up points, and exchange warm hugs, and goodbyes until we meet again.

COST:
Ex-Delhi (add 5% GST to the applicable tariff):
13500 INR per person to/from Delhi (regular tariff)
12500 INR per person if you book from the first five seats
After the first 5 seats,
12900 INR if you book the slot number between[masked] INR per person for two or more people traveling together
13100 INR per person if you are solo but have already traveled with us 🙂
Else, 13500 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 to/from Delhi-NCR in an AC vehicle (final vehicle depends on group size)
*Stay in a beautiful 3-star traditional haveli hotel on twin sharing basis for two nights
*Day 1: Lunch, and Dinner
*Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
*Day 3: Breakfast and Lunch
*Cost of all entry tickets as per the itinerary
*Expenses of guides during the trip
*A 24/7 highly professional and friendly group leader throughout the tour

The group size: min 5 and max 20 ppl

Itinerary Link:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/shekhawati-the-road-trip-to-abandoned-india/

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

CONTACT:
Chandni Aggarwal
[masked] (Call/ WhatsApp)
[masked]
(If the phone is unreachable, as we travel a lot, pls leave a WhatsApp text, will call back)

Backpacking to Bhutan - Happiest Country

Bagdogra International Airport

₹31,000.00

Batches: 25th Dec; 12th Feb

Bhutan holds many surprises for open-minded travelers. This is a country where buying ci gare ttes is illegal, rice is red, and chillies are not just seasoning but a main ingredient of dishes. It is a deeply Buddhist land where school kids wear the Gho and Khira (traditional male and female garment, respectively).

Pristine nature, virgin forest, spectacular mountain and valleys, fascinating trekking trails, stately museums, sublime monasteries, formidable dzongs, exciting archery competition, pulsating markets, intricate textile handicrafts - all this in a hospitable and peaceful country.

It is a place where almost everyone is happy, satisfied and warm to travelers. Welcome to Bhutan - Land of Thunder Dragon.

Highlights:

  • Excursion to Ti ger’s nest, Punakha Dzong and other famous monuments
  • Famous mountain passes like Chelela and Dochula
  • Ride through the heart throbbing valleys of Western Bhutan
  • Wander in the remote villages
  • Stimulate a new traveler inside you seeking for new landscapes and get transformed into a storyteller

25th Dec, Sunday
14:00 - Reach Bagdogra airport before 2pm and have Introduction. Later take jeep to P/ling. Some local snacks on the way.

26th Dec, Monday
Complete the immigration formalities before moving ahead. We will reach Paro in the evening. We are free to roam around the city. Get acquainted with places of Bhutan as the thrilling trip has just begun. Try some local restaurant food.

27th Dec, Tuesday
Visit the National Museum etc. The charming town of Paro lies on the banks of the Paro and remains one of the best Bhutanese towns to explore on foot. After Lunch, travel to Chelela pass. If the weather is clear then you can get excellent views from Chelela pass.

28th Dec, Wednesday
Visit the most famous place of Bhutan - Ti ger’s nest. It hangs on a precipitous cliff at 3,120 m elevation and about 900 m above the valley. The temple at the highest level has a frieze of Buddha. Each building has a balcony, which provides lovely views of the scenic Paro valley.

29th Dec, Thursday
Visit Buddha Dordenma and nature trail at Thimphu. Finish remaining immigration formalities in the Thimphu office and then visit the textile museum. Lunch at some new restaurant and then visit Thimphu Dzong.

30th Dec, Friday
Travel to Punakha via Dochu La at 3050 meters. We will stop here to enjoy the Panoramic view of Eastern Himalayas. View the architecture of Druk Wangyal Lhakhang with 108 Stupas at Dochula. Later, visit Punakha Dzong and Suspension bridge. Overnight at Punakha

31st Dec, Saturday
Visit famous places of Punakha like Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple). Travel back to P/ling in the evening.

1st Jan, Sunday
Travel from P/ling to Bagdogra and then flight from Bagdogra in afternoon (after 1pm)

Fees: Rs.31,000 (Ex-Bagdogra)
Non-refundable advance: Rs.16,000
Remaining amount (Rs.15,000) to be paid during trip in cash

Includes:

  • Virtually all expenses from Bagdogra
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and refreshments
  • Accommodation expenses
  • Travel expenses from Bagdogra onwards for the whole trip
  • Entry charges at various monasteries, Dzongs and other places
  • Travel guidance in Bhutan

Excludes:

  • Basic fee does not include travel fare till Bagdogra
  • Sustainability fee (if they introduce)
  • Any exotic or expensive food, alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Any personal expenditure.

Contact:
Ankit Singh:[masked];[masked]
(Available on Call/WhatsApp)

For payment through Google Pay:[masked]

Things to be carried
Compulsory:

  • Passport and 3 photocopies of passport; 3 passport size photographs
  • Windproof jackets and other warm clothes like thermals, winter caps etc.
  • Sport shoes. Extra pair of sleeper or sandal
  • Umbrella. (It can drizzle)
  • At least two personal reusable water bottles all the time during trip
  • Carry one small bag to carry necessary things while roaming in the daytime. It should ideally fit inside your main luggage

Jaisalmer & Jodhpur | New Year Trip | Mixed Group

Jaisalmer

Dates:
Dec 28 to Jan 1 (New Year Trip)
Jan 25-29

Itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/rustic-rajasthan/

What do you think about the idea of embarking on a New Year trip to Rajasthan? Isn’t it a great way to celebrate a new starting with mesmerizing folk dance and music, vibrant colors, bonfire, rustic surroundings, and a group of like-minded people?

Trip Highlights:

  1. Stay in Traditional Boutique Resort, Swiss Tents, Heritage Haveli
  2. Toor ji ja Jhalra (stepwell)
  3. Bishnoi Village Safari
  4. Pottery
  5. Wildlife
  6. Camel Safari
  7. Sunset in sand dunes
  8. Stargazing
  9. Traditional Meals
  10. Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
  11. Mehrangarh Fort
  12. Jaswant Thada
  13. Mandore Gardens
  14. Jaisalmer War Museum
  15. Patwon ki Haveli
  16. Gadisar Lake
  17. Jaisalmer Fort
  18. Bada Bagh
  19. Kuldhara Village
  20. Folk Music & Dance
  21. Khaba Fort
  22. Bonfire & Group Games
  23. Unforgettable Social Experience

Please visit the link below for complete details:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/rustic-rajasthan/

You can also check out our Tripadvisor and Google reviews

Contact:
Chandni Aggarwal
[masked]
[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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