Mawlynnong-Dawki Day Trip
Join us on a journey to the mystical little village of Mawlynnong, a popular destination known for its award titled 'cleanest village in Asia' by Discover India in 2003 and to Dawki another gem of a place - truly a visual delight of Umngot River which holds the status of the 'cleanest river in India'. Our journey begins when the car picks you up from your hotel from Shillong. We then move to the Tea Garden in Upper Shillong and enjoy a sip of the high altitude organic tea. Our next stop is at Mawjngih Lapynshongdor Veiw Point hereone can enjoy a stunning view of the valley . We then stop at Living Root Bridge at Riwai and take a walk through the beautiful and unique living root bridge to reach Mawlynnong Village. We then have some local food and take a Village walk in the Cleanest Village in Asia. We then go and look at the Balancing Rock nearby to the village. Our next stop at Umkrem Falls a three tiered cascades, gushing down with might especially during the monsoon season. We then stop at Dawki for the crystal clear water of wah Umngot. it offers fun activities like boating and other activities. We then head to Tamabil, a border town in Sylhet between Bangladesh and Meghalaya.At sunset, there is a synchronised flag lowering ceremony by the Indian and Bangladeshi border forces. If time permits then we head to Rymben Falls and Byrdaw Falls. Return to hotel.
Shillong - Laitlum Day Trip
Join us on a journey as we explore Shillong " The Abode of Clouds" and the Laitlum Canyons. Blanketed in velvety white clouds and rolling hills and the deep gorges. Our journey starts when you are picked up from your hotel/stay. Our first pit stop is at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians is the church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shillong. Founded in 1936. Our next stop is at All Saints Church an ancient building boasting colonial style architecture. We then move to Ward's Lake It is a busy tourist attraction with boating facilities and a cafeteria at the heart of Shillong. We then move to Shillong Golf Course. Established as a 9-hole golf course in 1898 by the British Civil Service Officers, It was then converted into 18 Holes in 1924. Our next stop is at Don Bosco Museum. It has 7 stories and 16 galleries. It also has a skywalk with a 360 degree view of Shillong. We then head to upper Shillong and visit Elephant Falls , Matillang park, Orchidarium and Meghalaya Tea Garden. We then move towards Laitlum and make a quick stop at Ka Iing Sat a symbolic of Khasi royalty and tradition. We then reach at Laitlum Canyons and enjoy the beauty of the deep gorges. Our next stop is at Sweet Falls. One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Shillong, 315 ft in height, is Sweet Falls. And our journey ends when we drop you back to your hotel/stay.
Shillong - Culture & Heritage Walk
The walk begins outside Raj Bhavan and proceed towards wards lake which is one of the most popular attractions in Shillong. We then move to the shillong club a gentlemens club build by the British High Society which has host many regals from the old world Indian Kingdoms. We then visit the Assembly Library, this is where the British Legislative Council was dissolve in 1947. We then go to KJPA Church, this church was build in 1923 and has played a large part in the cultural changes in Shillong. We then visit Brahma Samaj an institution build in 1874. We then visit Old Legislative Assembly build in 1923. We then move to Police Bazar which is the centre of shillong and which is well known for its street food and shopping. This leads us towards Jail Road and we will reach polo ground, this ground have been a major part of the city. We then visit the Buddhist Monastery the oldest Buddhist Monastery in the region. We will conclude our walk in Shillong Golf Course the only naturally landscaped 18 hole golf course in Asia. Some of the activities that we provide in this tour are Local Attire photoshoots, Putting Golf and Refreshments(Local fruits/tea and snacks to stay refreshed on the tour) Our presenters will highlight all the above places with fascinating history and anecdotes that are unheard of and will share a very unique perspective of Shillong.
Come Lunch with us
We'll welcome you to our home where we have been living since 1997. After you've relaxed a bit and made yourself comfortable, considering you're hungry, we'll serve you our Special Plate of food. This is an opportunity for you to experience Gorkhali cuisine, our food and culture which has been an amalgamation of different other cultural influences that have lived in the region in the past. You will find influences of not only our own Gorkhali culture, but also Bengali, British and Rajasthani cuisines in our local flavours. For the experience, you will be served an elaborate plate of food, our usual festive/occasion meal for lunch, consisting of some of our local delicacies of the season, our personal favourites and/or cultural highlights. There will be some locally sourced vegetable and meat dishes, achaars, a curry/soup or dal served with rice alongwith some side accompaniments, and a local non-alcoholic/alcoholic beverage. You may also stay for tea if you have the time. We welcome you to take an insight into our socio-cultural life via this experience, an authentic food expereince served in ‘Haamro Ghar’ style.
Walk & Talk around Darjeeling
This is the local hiking route used only by the locals of Darjeeling. The trail starts from Darjeeling main town taking you through bustling streets to the scenic, forest route. Up and downhill hike The first stop would be Yolmo Monastery Alubari (Oldest Buddhist Monastery) Followed by Tiger Hill, you can visit the temple there or relax on a hill overviewing the Kanchanjunga (full range view on a clear day). Tiger Hill is a sunrise point with a beautiful, scenic view of Darjeeling town On our way back we would not take the same route instead we go through a completely different way visiting Bataseyloop (a tourist viewpoint and a war memorial) followed by stopping at yet another famous school of learning for the monks -Dali Monastery. The route is a whole circle starting from Chowrasta and ending in the main town. You get to experience local delicacies and learn about the history, landscape, and culture of Darjeeling. Scenic and popular bird sighting route
River Cruise experience
1. Pickup at Chowkidingee Traffic Police Point 2. Light snacks upon pickup. 3. Travel to Bogibeel bridge for sight seeing. 4. Visit a river view resort. 5. Ticket included for a river cruise experience. 6. 30mins river cruise including light snacks onboard the cruise. 7. Mini-Photo session at resort. 8. Travel back to Dibrugarh
Hike to a Local Farm
We'll leave around mid-morning from Mirik for a day's forest trail walk and hike down to a village farm about 5kms away. It won't be a long difficult walk, but the forest is rough at certain parts. So please wear comfortable shoes/sandals. We used to walk on this route in the earlier days when public transport was few or expensive. However, that also means that it is a quiet and peaceful walk in today's times, literally in the arms of Nature. We will aim to reach the farm for lunch where we will relax for some time till we come back to Mirik. At the farm, you may engage in some of the farm activities or simply wander around. This hike is also perfect for small families with children who would like to witness farm animals and farming activities. Other things to note Please be aware of sunburns and exposure to outdoor temperatures, pollen, allergies and pack your lotions, etc. accordingly. Do let us know in advance if you prefer vegetarian food or non-vegetarian food, and have any other dietary restrictions.
Food Fusion Feasts
We've always felt that the joy of being able to share food and have culinary discussions around them are one of the best cultural exchanges we can ever offer and experience ourselves. It's so much fun, really! So come and let’s make a beautiful potpourri of flavours, some of your dishes and some of ours, and together we can create a beautiful fusion :) After all aren’t we all culturally more similar than so different? We will first discuss the possibilities of the kind of dishes we could cook together and how each of our dishes could complement with the other when served. In the process, we will learn about each others’ cultures and cuisines too. Once that's decided and we’ve ensured that we have all we need, we'll get right to the cooking in our own family kitchen. We’ll learn about each culture's food and recipes as we cook along. The idea is to share our cultures through food and realise the differences and similarities in our flavours and cultures. We'll sit and serve the food, enjoy the lunch and discuss some more. You can stay back for tea if you like!
Highest Summit 'Tiger Hill' (2,567 m)
Summit is about conquering the highest peak in Darjeeling Tiger Hill (2,567 m) a magnificent destination it's a place where you breath crisp air soaking yourself with Himalayan beauty. After our meeting followed by a short brief and guideline about the experience. We will cross Chowrasta the main square in Darjeeling heading towards Aloobari road which will lead us to Jorebunglow from there we will start our climb towards Tiger Hill. As we advance towards the summit a brilliant perspective to see Mt Kangchenjunga (8,586 m) the third highest peak and its neighboring peaks above the cotton clouds is what we will be climbing for reflecting our goal to motivate us during our ascend. Riding along the steep incline, there is a natural tree-lined hedge and views all around and the thrill compensates for our climb. Tiger hill will rise glistening from an encasement of Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary with the pride of conquering the highest summit in Darjeeling with the touch of cold breeze and crisp air to compensate our climb and deliver the panoramic beauty only sought for its sunrise. After spending our time in the summit we will start descending to visit Durga Devi known as Senchal Singh Devi Dham a tranquil temple located right below the summit. We will spend some time in the flat land below the summit and finally start to descending to conclude our experience at the starting point. Other things to note We will be mountain biking to explore Darjeeling so a proper set of acitive clothes and shoes will be very helpful.
Cycle trip of Kolkata Heritage/Wetlands
Hi join me on one of the most authentic heritage style of living The Rajbari Bawal. It is a 300-year-old boutique heritage property. youll get to explore the architectural epitome and capture the best master piece soothing to your eyes. Experience by strolling around the 4 acres of royalty the vintage postcard exhibiting opulence, style and grace of zamindars of Bengal. the tour has different treasure of every guest. The royal feature and sumpreme comfortable leave you mesmerised. You'll be welcomed to the restaurant for tasting the various cuisine.It will all be mouthwatering dishes tempered with perfection. Folk music will be played live for you at the restaurant by the tribal people to keep you entertained. You can relax ,play, stroll after eating . You'll be served with a evening tea too before you would depart . It is a total 6 hours of stay inside the rajbari.
Chilling beside an enchanted paradise
1. Travel from Dibrugarh to the location (Approx 3.5hrs ride). (Start morning 7-8am) 2. Aircon Taxi fare/Toll/Other taxes included in the experience. 3. Light Snacks will be provided before the journey.(Free) 4. A short trek to visit a beautiful waterfall.(20-25mins trek) 5. Travel to a beautiful river view resort. 6. Lunch will be provided at no extra cost.(Included) 7. After a hearty lunch at a river view resort, we will visit the sandy river shores. 8. Mini-Photo Session at beach. 9. Fruit shopping as per season and availibility at a local tribal market. 10. Travel from location to Dibrugarh at 4-5pm. Note: 1. Alcohol is not included in the experience.
What's hottest; in the CityofJoy
If you're looking for a chill spot to socialize, expand your network while exploring variety of cultures and learning different languages, come Join Us!! Over 20 Members are usually gathered, drink and talk for sharing kolkata life and information of travelling. Let us meet for a sensory and hedonistic evening combining gastronomy, good music in downtown! I have Designed this experience for relaxing our minds from our hectic work schedule and to let travellers enjoy the nightlife in Kolkata. If you want to know what’s behind Kolkata’s join me for a night to remember! Please Note: -Please message me for another suitable timing for yours. -Travelling by car is extra charges. Other things to note Passport Copy, Valid ID's and Photograph on mobile phone.
If we are 6 people & more then group well & good,we have our private vechile which drive us to the starting point or less then 6 we use local sharing jeep to reach the spot,the drive is about 2 hrs crossing few villages Indo Nepal border called Maneybhanhyang and the another 17km drive through the pristine rhododendron forest towards small village called Dhotrey(2650m) where we begin our hike, the beginning of hike is gorgeous through the village, proper stony trails, taller japnese pine and rhododendron trees and other medicinal plantation area , About 6 km of hike undulating trail lead us to 3050meter approximately 2 hrs ,we reach the place called Tonglu (NEPAL) possibly if the weather is clear could see entire Mt Khanchenjunga range closer and Mount Everest the first highest mountain in panoramic views , descending is the best views of mountain and amazing landscapes in nepal toward village called Tumbling ( 2950m) 1km in Eastern side of nepal Ilam district, we could make a break for tea and snack in Nepal, continuing the walk downhills stony trail 6km and make a lunch break at tiny bamboo house of sherpa restaurant in Lamidhura Nepal, after lunch 4 km steep & challenging downhill to maneybhanhyang village,back in civilization to get a taxi, return back to Darjeeling. Totaldistance 17km,6 to 7 hrs hike, highest point 3070m.We guaranteed Best guide and good service Other things to note I would request every guest to respect the local people and their culture, we may pass by some buddhist shrine or Stupas on the trail , Do not climb or sit on it, let's we all keep the mountain clean, no littering around. Leave nothing but foot print take nothing but the memory.
Bird-watching walk in Mirik
We'll start on an early morning walk around a tea estate village towards the river valley. Mirik is home to a number of birds such as the whiskered yuhina, green-backed tit, blue whistling thrush, green magpie, scarlet minivet, Black drongo, rufous sibia, verditer flycatcher, grey-backed shrike, Red vented bulbul amongst other common species and the endangered Black tailed crake. On our way back, we will stop for some tea and snacks at a tea stall as an end to the walk. If you are a birding enthusiast or a nature lover or just looking for a new hobby, this inexpensive stressbusting birdwatching tour is definitely for you. Other things to note Wear comfortable shoes. Birdwatching is an all-year-round activity but the breeding season in Spring is the best time to witness a varied range of bird species. This is an early morning walk before breakfast. You can carry food but please don't eat during the walk. Eat something light beforehand if you must.
Bengali Nights Kolkata Food Tour
Experience the true Kolkata. We'll catch a train to an old district with local cuisine that's little visited by tourists. We'll dive straight in with an exotic lasse found at a street vendor, before hopping into a tiny joint that's been whipping up some of the best masala curries in Kolkata for more than a hundred years. Jump aboard a local bus for a short journey up to one of Kolkata's most celebrated seafood restaurants, where we'll tuck into their signature jumbo prawns covered in chingri coconut cream sauce, and a mouth-watering curried fish mousse steamed in a banana leaf. Next we'll clamber aboard one of the old rickshaws, and gorge on a prawn kabiraji at a legendary kitchen started by a Scot in the 19th century. You'll try tasty tidbits from the city's most famous onion bhajis to zingy gram salads made from herbs and pulses. Sip on local ginger infused chai tea before taking an old tram to College Street. Drop into a local cafe to sample a famed coconut sherbet drink, before Bengali treats at a nearby sweet shop. The evening finishes in the faded grandeur of an old colonial coffee shop. Come join me! (Sorry, this tour is not suitable for vegetarians, or lactose intolerances, as you'll miss several dishes, with no alternatives available. There is a small amount of gluten in some dishes. Any food allergies, please message before booking).