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Pushkar Mela

In Resource Center on November 2, 2006 at 1:27 pm

Information bout the Pushkar Mela extended by Pradeep Dhingra

The Pushkar Camel Fair is one of the largest in India and the only one of its kind in the entire world. During the fair, Lakhs of people from rural India flock to Pushkar, along with Camel and Cattle for several days of live stock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage and religious festival.

This small town, becomes a cultural phenomenon when colourfully dressed devotees, musicians, acrobats, folk dancers, traders, comedians, sadhus and tourists reach here during Pushkar fair. According to Hindu chronology, it takes place in the month of Kartika (October or November) beginning on ashtmi 8th day of Lunar Calendar and continues till full moon (Poornima). The Camel and Cattle trading is at its peak during the first half of festival period. During the later half, religious activities dominate the scenario. Devotees take dips in the holy “Sarovar” lake, as the sacred water is known to bestow salvation.

This small town is transformed into a spectacular fair ground, as rows of make shift stalls display an entire range of objects of art to daily utility stuff. Decoration items for Cattle, Camel and women, everything is sold together. Small handicraft items are the best bargain for buying souvenir. The Camel and Horse races have crowds to cheer. Camel judging competitions are Quite popular with animal lovers. Each evening brings different folk dances and music of Rajasthan, performers delivering live shows to the roaring and applauding crowds.

Pushkar fair has its own magic and it’s a lifetime experience for travellers. It has featured in numbers of travel shows, films and magazine. According to lonely planet -“Its truly a feast for the eyes. If you are any where within striking distance at the time, Its an event not to be missed.” Foot print India handbook 2001 writes- “The huge mela is Pushkar’s biggest draw an unforgettable experience.”

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Spur of the moment trips

In Resource Center on October 29, 2006 at 1:37 pm

Some spur of the moment trips suggested by Paddy aka Pradeep Dhingra

Hello! Lets Go!!!

Continuing with the spur of the momenet day trip suggestions – here goes

1. Sultanpur Bird Century in Gurgaon Dist.

2. Damdama Lake offers Rock Climbing’s etc etc.

Bored! Already done that?? What’s Paddy talking about! LOL! Well! lets see if u all know about your own Delhi’s Ridge??

3. A cool Jungle walk in Saddi Dilli’s President Estate owned Jungle next to Talkatora Stadium – Can be organised by prior permission by the authorities. Its a small jungle with natural and man made horse trails. Worth a morning walk and breakfast at nearby Gol Market.

4. Exploring the ridge jungles opp. Maurya Sheraton that goes past the Raj Rifles Firing Ranges – Be careful as they practice on Sundays too. This jungle walk will bring you to Pusa Institute if you do not wish to come back to Maurya for Lunch. Walk through the
natural and man made horse trails. Experience the flora n fauna and beware of the snakes specially the ones on the trees. Don’t worry I know the place fairly well as well as the snakes. You require only water ( read beer) bottles and some snacks.

Lets Go! Mates!!!

Paddy

Info by Paddy aka Pradeep Dhingra

In Resource Center on October 19, 2006 at 1:40 pm

Helloooo Gang!

Here is one of the places near to the capital and most suitable for last minute, spur of the moment kinda trips, doesn’t require much planning and if you get bored just drive off to Chandigarh or Panchkula or Pinjore gardens for few beers!

Have Been there; done that!! Am sure you all must have done the same. Anyways! Here Goes!

The write up is being cut-copy te paste from the Haryana Tourism web site.

Morni Hills:

Morni Hills are an offshoot of Shivalik range, which run in two parallel ranges. The village of Morni (Bhoj Jabial) lies on the mountainside, at 1220 meters or 3600 feet above sea level. Traditions assign the name of Morni to a Queen who is believed to have ruled this area. Situated in the lower reaches of the Shivalik range, Morni is ideal for a holiday with its cool clime, beautiful natural vistas and myriad opportunities for bird watching, trekking, rock-climbing and other adventure sports. The best time for visiting Morni Hills is from September to March.

Just five hours drive away from Delhi and 45 km from Chandigarh, Morni in Panchkula district Haryana, combines the best of an idyllic retreat with action, adventure and fun. The road to Morni has breathtaking scenery as it goes past sleepy hamlets, cultivated
terraces and hill forest. For those, who like to travel in mountains, the state of Himachal Pradesh is close by.

Myth, mystery and history also have a place in Morni’s attractions. The Mountain Quail tourist complex of Haryana Tourism is built close to the ruins of an old fort. The climate is salubrious and the area is suitable for trekking. The Haryana Government, has developed this hill resort and provides facilities to tourists; a motorable road was constructed to connect the Morni hills with Haryana state highway near Panchkula. A forest tourist hut, Lal Munia and a PWD rest house were also constructed to accommodate tourists and trekkers.

Morni Hills have a fascinating range of flora and fauna. Pines crown the hilltops and trees like Sal, Neem, Mango, Ritha, Pipal, Jamun, Shisham, Amaltas and jacaranda cover the slopes. When the flowering trees blossom, the hillsides are awash with color, presenting a
delightful sight. Morni is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers with its teeming population of birds like Wallcreeper, Crested Kingfisher, Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Blue Peafowl, Kalij Pheasant, Red Junglefowl, Grey Francolin, Black Francolin, Quails,
Himalayan Bulbul and Oriental Turtle Dove as well as animals like Jackals, Langur, Hare, Hyenas, Neelgai, Wild Boar, Kakad (Barking Dear), Sambar and even Leopards.

There are two lakes or tals, which seem to be mysteriously interconnected, even though they are separated by a hillock. The water level in both the tals always remains the same, as there is a hidden channel under the hill connecting them. The larger is about
550 meters long and 460 meters broad and the other about 365 meters either way. Locals consider the lake auspicious and gather here on ceremonial occasions. A small temple on the banks contains a Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity), which dates back to the 12th century AD when a Shiva temple was also supposed to have existed at the site.

Morni offers many interesting trekking options. One can trek to the two tals and the fort and for the more adventurous; there are treks to the bank of the river Ghaggar, which flows past Morni. Goat tracks lead out of the tourist complex for those keen on walks. The tourist authorities are examining the viability of hang-gliding in Morni, introducing yet another special attraction.
Lets Go!
Paddy

Chandresheela Tungnath Trek

In Resource Center on August 7, 2006 at 1:49 pm

Yogesh aka uncomonz continues giving us more information on the Chandrasheela Tungnath Trek..

Carry as many clothes u want if u going in a cab from delhi…even otherwise u can always leave ur stuff at chopta(with some shopkeepr/hotelwala) – the base where from the trek starts….. What is usually advised for treks is to carry say abt 2 trackpants/cargos and more of t shirts & innerwears.

The total duration of the trek is one full day (with a nightstay at the tungnath temple)….would start say 10-11 am on one day and would end around the afternoon of the second day.

The only place you might not get water for bathing et all is when ur at the tungnath temple.( lest if the ice next to the temple has still not melted ) …otherwise u shud get hot water everywhr…..so crrying say two/3 cargos/tracks and as many t shirts shud do u well….(this though is for the whole trip)

The nights would be cold and so it is advised to carry a warm innerwear. Also a good alternative to sleeping bags shud be to carry a blanket or 2 that could be used on the top of the blankets provided at the temple…..

One last word of caution if about the rains….but lets leave that to the God’s dice…if it rains so be it….but do carry a jacket/sweater for some part of the journey(usually the afternoon of the trek & the morning climb to chandrashila top) for the rest u wud not need it… Walk with as less load possible , so u cud leave all ur stuff at chopta less
the stuff needed for the trek…..which could be a pair of clothes and/or innerwear to change..blankets/sleeping bag, warm innerwear and some medicines…and perhaps a jacket….Also check for availability of drinking water at the temple top…..My advise just carry as less load possible to make the journey least taxing as the oxygen becomes thin after a while and the climb a lil steep….

for the itenary……i am sure u wud have read https://letsgowanderers.wordpress.com/2006/08/01/eventchandrasheela-tungnath-tre\
k/

Would advise to make some initial bookings with GMVN as the weekend is an extended one and all would be wanting to travel then….. for anything more….just pour in anymore mails……..but but ….. some planning is good while backpacking but too much of it spoils the adventure……….. Leave some suprises and adventures for fun !!

best.
uncomonz’

Event: Trip to Kalsi

In Events, Resource Center on July 2, 2006 at 6:39 pm

The next Let’s Go trip is to a not so known place called Kalsi. The place have been suggested by Amit Gupta2… We would be leaving on Friday, 21st July night and be back by Sunday, 23rd July. Will do booking in GMVN guest house. Detail logistics to follow…. Meanwhile reproducing here below extracts from AG2’s mails describing the place.

Distance from Delhi: 288km
Drive Time: about 5.5 hours
Altitude: 2789 ft. above sea level
Desc:-
Kalsi faces Chakrata foothills to the north & Mussoorie hills to the east. Tons & Giri rivers meet
Yamuna here & its within sight of Himachal Pradesh. Its 27km ahead of Paonta Sahib & 49km from Dehradun. Summers are mild & fragrant while winters get quite cold.

Restless and belligerent from its Himalayan odyssey, the Yamuna River bursts out of the hills in the Jaunsar-Bawar region in the Doon Valley, to continue its travels across the great Indian plains where it will meet the holy Ganga. The young, bubbly, crystal-clear stream is a far cry from the sullen, withered creature you encounter in Delhi.

Seven folds of emerald hills, mist-scarved and woolyheaded high above the emerald quilted banks fill the frame. Stretched out below a gaggle of rooftops punctuates the verdure – a red brick dome structure catches the attention, but the roar of the river diverts you as it gurgles and foams its way into the panoramic horizon. Greenery reaches out in hiccups to the canal-lined road before leaping the boundary wall in an even spill of hedges, manicured lawns, flowering beds and graceful trees.

Little known Kalsi slumbers on the banks of the writhing Yamuna. Once an important little township in the region (the two parganas which were once a part of Sirmour which were annexed to the British Empire after the expulsion of the conquering Gurkhas), it deteriorated eventually into a decrepit little village. In earlier days the region has seen the invasion of Timur in 1398 and in the 3rd century BC it marked one of the furthest limits of the dominion of King Ashoka amongst the Himalayan foothills. Today this tiny hamlet shoulders its historic lineage with quiet ease.

This gorgeous tract of land, enriched and nourished by the waters of the Asan River, and the confluence of the Yamuna River and the Tons at Kalsi, offers some of the finest landscapes of the Doon Valley. Bounded by the summits of the densely wooded hills of Chakrata, this picturesque plateau offers visitors the pleasures of hill living without its discomforts.

Situated as it is in the cleft of the hill states of Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh, Kalsi is a divine location for enjoying this gorgeous slice of the Doon. It’s also the perfect base for forays into the Chakrata and Mussoorie Hills. The prefect scenery invites long drives and leisurely picnics by the riverside and for the more active there’s river rafting (for the first time on offer on the Yamuna) and angling for mahseer, and hikes and treks in the surrounding hills for all age groups.

Walks
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An incredibly charming and easy walking trail (about 3.5 km) runs along the ashram road all the way to Katta Pathar Village, where the Yamuna first bursts out of the mountains.

To your left are the glorious 180 degree panoramas of the Chakrata Hills embellished at their base by the patchwork quilt of cultivated fields edging the banks of the turbulent Yamuna River.

The river may be a muddy brown when it rains, but it’s a glorious aqua, clear as crystal, when the monsoons are banished. River crossings in the shallows are then most rewarding for anglers who can find a secluded spot to lure mahseer, which abound in these waters.

Drives and Picnics
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Widen your explorations of this side of the Doon’s landscape with driving, tours and picnic out of Kalsi. The drive to the Asan Barrage last the power house (a true engineering marvel as the water of the Tons is channeled through a tunnel cut through the hills) and Dak Pathar further on will enchant you with their waterways and birding opportunities. You can stop at Paonta for darshan at the temple, by crossing the sturdy bridge over the Yamuna, after the Asan Barrage. The return drive to Kalsi via the serene and verdant Timli Pass (through which columns of British soldiers once moved to assist Major General Ochterlony in his retaliations against Gurkha general Amar Singh Thapa’s army) is a delight.

For the History Buff
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Pencil in a tryst with history in your crowded agenda for enjoying nature’s bounty at Kalsi. Cross the new iron bridge over the Yamuna to Haripur (see the handsome carved stone piers of the old cantilever bridge, a magnificent example of engineering expertise, on your right) and the Kalsi bazaar where a rocky path leads down to the celebrated Ashokan Rock Edict.

Housed within a brick structure (created in the early 20th century to protect it from vandals) is the 2000-year rock edict of the Emperor Ashoka, discovered by an Englishman one Mr Forrest in the year 1860. When first discovered the rock was covered with the grime of ages. Once this film of moss was cleaned the surface emerged almost marble white.

The Kalsi edict appears to be in fine condition in comparison to other Ashoka edicts that have been discovered. The 10-ft high and long and 8-ft wide pear shaped quartz boulder inscribed with the edicts of King Ashoka, is the third of fourteen scattered in the outer reaches of the dominion of the emperor’s kingdom in Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and several cities in Pakistan.

A Sample itinerary for a weekend trip to Jaipur from Delhi

In Resource Center on May 10, 2006 at 2:09 pm

Prepared by Ramit Mitra
FRIDAY
Leave in the evng (AC Volvo/AC QUalis)….reach late at nite ….Sleep.

SAT Morning
Start with some shopping and then visit Amber…Sheesh Mahal, Jaigarh (Chk out Jai Vaan, recall That SizeDoes Matter) & Nahargarh Fort….Catch the Setting Sun over the City of Jaipur from the ramparts of the Nahargarh Quilla and if possible Do a Rang De Basantee Style Beers & Jig sitting at the same spot (providedPolice/Fort Gaurds dont play spoilsport, ) …..or May be if we decide then we can go to Chowki Dhaani for some Fun & Sumptiuos & Yummy Desert Style Food…. Slurp !!!!

SUNDAY morning
Start the day with Crunchy & Deliciuos”Rawat Kee Pyaaz Kachoree & Maawe Kee Kachoree” and end with more shopping for the Shopaholics (nee the Ladies) & then lunch & leave back for Delhi…

TRAVEL: Either AC Qualis (Cost Rs 7.5 to 8 /KM and Dist is 260KM one way from Del 2 Jpr, & within city max of 100 KM ) or the AC Volvo Buses from Bikaner House (Cost-Rs 460/Head, One Way, Del 2Jpr)….. Qualis/own carwill take abt 3 Hrs max while Volvo Bus will take 4.5Hrs Max.

STAY: Some Inn/Hotel which is Sastaa Sundar & Tikaoo (SST) Types….
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More suggestions on Rafting packages

In Resource Center on March 30, 2006 at 1:36 am
By Amit Gupta 1
Itinerary Day 1: Milestones Camp · Arrive Milestones Camp by afternoon Lunch at the camp. Post Lunch Rappeling and river crossing at the camp.. Evening free for Beach Games or at leisure next to river. Bar Be Que and Bonfire Dinner and overnight at the camp. Day 2 : Milestones Camp Breakfast at the Camp. Post breakfast, briefing by the river guide and camp in-charge on safety and camp amenities. A river rafting session on the Ganges on the first half of the river stretch. Today we will raft from “Marine Drive” down towards “Shivpuri” negotiating rapids like the “Crossfire”, “Body Surf” and the “Three Blind Mice”. · Drive back to the camp for lunch. · Post lunch, rappelling near the camp. · Back to the Camp for hot tea & snacks. · Evening free for leisure/ a volleyball game. · Bar Be Que , Bonfire followed by dinner around the bonfire. · Overnight in the tents. Day 3: Milestones Camp · Wake up early morning for some wildlife like barking deer or just to take a stroll around the area. · Post breakfast, gear up for yet another session of River Rafting from the point you left yesterday i.e “Shivpuri” to “NIM beach”. Raft and the guide will be waiting for you on the beach to take you for a ride on the rapids like the “Golf Course”, “Roller Coaster”, “Return to Center” and many other exciting rapids. · Lunch back at the camp. · Post lunch, an exciting “Climbing and Rappelling session” with the help of outdoor experts on the nearby cliff. Post Lunch depart to New Delhi. Tour Ends. Cost @ Rs. 2,800.00 Per Per Person ( for 2 nights and 3 days ) @ Rs. 1,350.00 Per Person ( for 1 night and 2 days) @ Rs, 2,100.00 Per Person ( 1 night and 2 days with two rafting and extra Lunch) Toyota Qualis @ Rs. 5200.00 For 1 night and 2 days @ Rs, 5500.00 For 2 nights and 3 days The Cost Includes : Accommodation on twin sharing basis All meals ( Veg and Non Veg ) Bar Be Que ( 1 Veg Paneer + 1 Non Veg Chicken/Mutton) 2 Rafting Stretches with all equipment and guides Camp Games - Beach Games etc Rock Climbing and Rappelling at Camp Rock. Mineral water for the Entire Camp Stay. The cost Does Not Include : Expenses of Personal Nature Aerated drinks Hard Drinks Taxes ( Service Tax 4.08% ) Payment : 50% Advance 50% Before Check out at the end of the trip.
********************************************************************** By Ramit Mitra
Hi All..... This is another Rafting trip Organiser's details, given below..... Please all the particpiants for the upcoming trip chk out the prices......... NOTE: Prices mentioned are all inclusive of Taxes and will include Some general Team-Building Excercises for all of us. ALSO NOTE- All prices mentioned will be reduced by Rs 100 per person if we have min 12 pax/people in the trip.... FOR THE TWO NITES & THREE DAYS Option note the difference in costing as compared with the other option given by Amit. The GROUP'S NAME is BEYOND TRAVEL SOLUTIONS, A gurgaon based co in Adventure sports....they also come highly recommended. ONE NITE & TWO DAY Option B. Overnight camp & Full Day Rafting from Shivpuri to Rishikesh Day 01.Afternoon Arrive Rishkesh. Transfer to Nature Camp . After Welcome drink free time to explore the area. Evening tea. One can relax in the camp or make a jungle walk to the water fall near by. Evening campfire ,BBQ and dinner . Overnight camp. Day02. Morning Tea. Yoga class or use of rock climbing area. One can try Burma Bridge, river crossing, rappelling etc. After breakfast drive to Shivpuri to Start rafting from Shivpuri to Rishkesh. Today we hit some of the most exciting rapids on the Ganga i.e. Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Golf Course & Club house. Lunch at Ganga Nature Camp. After lunch we hit Initiation, Double Trouble, Hilton & Terminator. One can try body surfing and cliff jump on this section. In the later part we float past temples and ashrams and Ghats enjoying the river bank life along the Ganga. Arrive Rishikesh. Tour terminates . One can drive to Delhi or board train for Delhi in the evening. Cost : Rs. 1389.00 Per Person Option C. Overnight camp & Long Full Day Rafting from Marine Drive to Rishikesh Day 01.Afternoon Arrive Rishkesh. Transfer to Nature Camp . After Welcome drink free time to explore the area. Evening tea. One can relax in the camp or make a jungle walk to the water fall near by. Evening campfire ,BBQ and dinner . Overnight camp. Day 02. Morning Tea. Yoga class or use of rock climbing area. One can try Burma Bridge, river crossing, rappelling etc. After breakfast drive to Marine drive . Today we raft down from Marine drive to Shivpuri. We hit Black money, Cross fire, Three Blind mice and good morning , Roller Coaster, Golf Course and Club House rapids. Lunch at Camp . After lunch we hit Initiation, Double Trouble, Hilton & Terminator. One can try cliff Jump and body Surfing on this section. In the later part we float past temples and ashrams and Ghats enjoying the river bank life along the Ganga. Arrive Rishikesh. Tour terminates . One can drive to Delhi or board train for Delhi in the evening. Cost : Rs. 1589.00 Per person The Cost Includes: 1. Welcome drink upon arrival at camp. 2. Twin sharing accommodation in safari tents for 01 Nights at the Camp . (The safari tents are well furnished with proper beds with clean Sheets, mattresses and blankets. ) 3. All hygienic meals during the entire trip as per the itinerary and taken option. Day 01. Welcome drink, Evening tea and snacks, Campfire, BBQ Dinner. Day 02. Morning tea, Breakfast, Lunch, 4.Rafting with all world class safety equipment and professional river guides and safety kayakers as per the itinerary of option taken. 5. Activities e.g. Trekking, Jungle walk, Body surfing, Cliff jumps, Burma Bridge, river crossing etc. with all the safety equipment under strict supervision of a trained staff. 6. Use of rock climbing area. Cost Does Not Include: 1.Items of personal nature, e.g laundry, bottled drinks, and services other than specified in the itinerary. 2. Transportation to and from the camp and during the trip. TWO NITES & THREE DAYS Option A. Day 01. Overnight camp & Rafting from Marine Drive to Rishikesh Day 02. From Shivpuri to Rishikesh Day 03. From Marine Drive to Shivpuri Day 01.Afternoon Arrive Rishkesh. Transfer to Nature Camp . After Welcome drink free time to explore the area. Evening tea. Afternoon jungle trek to the water fall. Explore the area and trace your steps back to camp. Beach Volley ball. Evening campfire ,BBQ and dinner . Overnight camp. Day 02. . Morning Tea. Yoga & relaxation class. After breakfast drive to Shivpuri to Start rafting from Shivpuri to Rishkesh. Today we hit some of the most exciting rapids on the Ganga i.e Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Golf Course & Club house. Lunch at Nature Camp. After lunch and beach volley match with the staff we raft down hit Initiation, Double Trouble, Hilton & terminator. One can try body surfing and cliff jump. In the later part we float past temples and ashrams and Ghats enjoying the river bank life along the Ganga. Arrive Rishikesh and drive back to the camp. Use of rock climbing area One can try Burma Bridge, river crossing and rappelling. After dark campfire, BBQ, dinner and overnight stay. Day 03. Morning tea. After breakfast drive to Marine drive . Today we raft down from Marine drive to Shivpuri. We hit Black money, Cross fire, Three Blind mice and good morning rapids. Arrive Shivpuri and drive to camp. Lunch . Tour terminates after lunch. Depending on the movement we can also raft down to the camp hitting the Rollar coaster, golf course once again. Cost : Rs. 2489.00 Per Person he Cost Includes: 1. Welcome drink upon arrival at camp. 2. Twin sharing accommodation in safari tents for 2 Nights at the Camp . (The safari tents are well furnished with proper beds with clean Sheets, mattresses and blankets. ) 3. All hygienic meals during the entire trip as per the itinerary and taken option. Day 01. Welcome drink, Evening tea and snacks, Campfire, BBQ Dinner. Day 02. Morning tea, Breakfast, Lunch, evening tea, BBQ, Campfire & Dinner Day 03. Morning tea, Breakfast, Lunch, 4.Rafting with all world class safety equipment and professional river guides and safety kayakers as per the itinerary of option taken. 5. Activities e.g. Trekking, Jungle walk, Body surfing, Cliff jumps, Burma Bridge, river crossing etc. with all the safety equipment under strict supervision of a trained staff. 6. Use of rock climbing area. Cost Does Not Include: 1.Items of personal nature, e.g. laundry, bottled drinks, and services other than specified in the itinerary. 2. Transportation to & from the camp and during the trip. Let me know in case this sounds interesting......... Ramit
******************************************************* By Abhishek Bhaswar
Overnight camp & Full Day Rafting from Shivpuri to Rishikesh Day 01.Afternoon Arrive Rishkesh. Transfer to Nature Camp . After Welcome drink free time to explore the area. Evening tea. One can relax in the camp or make a jungle walk to the water fall near by. Evening campfire , and dinner . Overnight camp. Day02. Morning Tea. Yoga class or use of rock climbing area. One can try river crossing, rappelling etc. After breakfast drive to Shivpuri to Start rafting from Shivpuri to Rishkesh. Today we hit some of the most exciting rapids on the Ganga i.e. Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Golf Course & Club house. Lunch at Nature Camp. After lunch we hit Initiation, Double Trouble, Hilton & Terminator. One can try body surfing and cliff jump on this section. In the later part we float past temples and ashrams and Ghats enjoying the river bank life along the Ganga. Arrive Rishikesh. Tour terminates . One can drive to Delhi or board train for Delhi in the evening. Cost : Rs. 1250.00 Per Person Give only 1100 at max................... The Cost Includes: 1. Welcome drink upon arrival at camp. 2. Twin sharing accommodation in safari tents for 01 Nights at Nature Camp . (The safari tents are well furnished with proper beds with clean Sheets, mattresses and blankets. ) 3. All hygienic meals during the entire trip as per the itinerary and taken option. Day 01. Welcome drink, Eve! ning tea and snacks, Campfire, Snacks Dinner. Day 02. Morning tea, Breakfast, Lunch, 4.Rafting with all world class safety equipment and professional river guides and safety kayakers as per the itinerary of option taken. (All our guides are working with us for more than 10 years and are on the river almost every day of the season thus know the river & their job very well. ) 5. Activities e.g. Trekking, Jungle walk, Body surfing, Cliff jumps, river crossing etc. with all the safety equipment under strict supervision of our trained staff. 6. Use of rock climbing area. Cost Does Not Include: 1.Items of personal nature, e.g laundry, bottled drinks, and services other than specified in the itinerary. 2. Transportation to and from the camp and during the trip. Amit Kapil 09811501440

what should you carry in the back pack

In Resource Center on February 24, 2006 at 6:55 am

Most relevant parts of the Mail originally posted by Ramit on the Yahoo Group Mailing List…

#1) A corpus of money is being created, wherein upfront each of the 8 members will deposit Rs 1000 with me, when we meet at 2130 Hrs at Old Delhi Station Enquiry today evening. So thereafter all the spendingrequired for the grp will be done by me. This is apart from the Rs 270 that needs to be given to Snigdha for the train tkts, by whoever hasnt yet met & paid Snigdha. Also note that since ATMs are scare there, we also suggest each of us to have spare cash of Rs 1000 separately with ourselves, as a backup.

#2) Weather at Corbett is warm through the day, so suggestion is light wear like T-shirts,slacks etc. For the nights,though a lightwollen jacket will be sufficient. In the train it may be chilly as we will be travelling in the nite, so all are advised to have a Bedsheet & shawl or covering sheet for the train.

#3) Following items come to my mind which are very essential in each of our backpacks but its upto each individual what he/she wants to finally bring along:
– Good pair of walking shoes
– Flashlight (whoever has extra pls bring it)
– Candles & matchstick
– Common medicines like Dispirin, Pudin Hara, Gelusil, Vicks Action
500 , Boroline(basically anti-septic creams)& any other common type
medicine ppl may have at their homes
– Women need to carry their own personal hygiene products
– Soap, Toothpaste, Towels, shampoos, combs
– Min 2 pairs of Socks
– 2 sets of clothes
– Bathroom slippers
– Sunglasses
– hats/caps
– fav music CDs if any, we have a Laptop to play it.

#4) Each one is getting his/her own stock of Liquor and Smoke. So dont miss on your unique brands if you want them since, the only liquor vend at ramnagr doesnt even stock smirnoff etc…also specific brands of ciggaretes should be carried from delhi