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UPCOMING TRIPS

LUCKNOW WITH AYODHYA

Trip pace - Relaxed

What do you get when you combine Lucknow's Awadhi heritage with Ayodhya's mythological twist? Pure drama.. Let us walk you down Lucknow's historic bylanes, bazaars, chowks and introduce you to Ayodha's mythical charms.

 

Dates- Feb 14  - 18



ARCTIC CRUISING IN NORWAY

Trip pace – Relaxed

Prepare to get bowled over by Norwegian Arctic's winter charms. Cruise past the beautiful coastline of Norway, sledge on huskies, say hello to the reindeer, visit an Ice Hotel, go King crab fishing and much more. Whats more? Let the winter skies of Norway unfold to you the beautiful Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Need we say more?

Dates - March 2 - 9

LADAKH WITH TURTUK

Trip pace – On the go.

Any place in Ladakh is magical, but when we throw in Turtuk… a place that is truly offbeat and enticing, the journey just becomes a class apart.

GOTG’s Top 5 Picks:

  1. Camp out by the mesmerizing Pangong Lake, that scintillates with a million shades of blue.
  2. Travel on the ancient silk route taken by ancient silk traders to Nubra Valley, where you can ride on the two humped Bactrian camel on sand dunes silhouetted against snow capped mountains.
  3. Visit Turtuk, the furthest most point on the India – Pakistan border where civilians are allowed permission to go. The locals are from the Aryan race and speak the Balti language that is popularly spoken in Balistan in Northern Pakistan. World’s best apricots are from Turtuk and local cherries, apricots and apples are also excellent.
  4. Sip on the salted, pink gur – gur chai, feast on Thupkas, momos and Kashmiri Wazwans.
  5. Shop for turquoise, silver, Pashmina, Buddhist Thangkas etc at the Leh market that is full of local flavor and character.

 

Dates:

June 2015

MYSTERIOUS MONGOLIA

Trip pace – On the go.

The very mention of Mongolia will definitely get the hard core travelers amongst you very excited. Nestled on the border of China, even today Mongolia is shrouded in mystery and traditional charm. A journey to Mongolia, is a travel back in time as you meet and interact with locals, untouched by modernity. Our exciting itinerary starts at the capital Ulanbator and then takes you through a variety of landscape from the vast Gobi desert, Kharkhorum, Khustai National park etc.

GOTG’s Top 5 Picks:

  1. Enjoy fantastic drive through steppes past rolling mountains and villages.
  2. Stay in a traditional, yet well equipped Ger camp for the most authentic Mongolian experience.
  3. Explore Bayanzag, also known as the Flaming Cliffs.  Complete dinosaur skeletons and eggs have been excavated here.
  4. Visit Khustai National Park and hopefully see the Central Asian wild horse, marmot, red deer, Golden Eagle etc.
  5. When you think of Mongolia, you may not exactly have sophisticated cities in mind. Well, Ulaanbator, Mongolia’s capital has several stylish cafes, restaurants, shops and a very vibrant night life that you must check out.


Dates – July 2015

 

BHUTAN – THE LAST SHANGHRI LA

Trip pace – Relaxed

Bhutan fascinates the mind like no other. Tucked in the heart of the Himalayas and surrounded by its larger neighbours India and Nepal, Bhutan manages to maintain its own unique charm. The country that measures its development by 'Gross National Happiness' and not GDP has proved to the developed world that only materiel wealth cannot be a benchmark of a nation's progress. The country's large forest cover, special laws against hunting and fishing that are zealously followed, concern about not wasting natural resources, have preserved Bhutan as possibly the world's last Shangri La.

GOTG’s Top 5 Picks:

  1. De stress with a therapeutic hot stone bath in a traditional wooden bath tub, where the water is heated by hot stones.
  2. Up your happiness quotient with a trek up to the fabled ‘Tiger’s Nest Monastery perched at the edge of a hill. Just you and the sound of blissful silence.
  3. Did you think only women wore skirts? Giving the Scotsmen and the Bhutanese women
  4. Did you know that in Bhutan, chillies are not just used as seasoning, but are cooked as an entire dish? Give your taste buds a serious challenge with Bhutan’s famous ‘Ema Datchi’ (Chillies cooked with cheese).
  5. Meet the almost mythical Taikin, an animal that has the head of a goat and the body of a cow assembled by Bhutan’s famous ‘Divine Madman’, Lama Drupa Kuenly.

 

Dates – April 2015


NEW ZEALAND - THE LAND OF THE HOBBITS

Trip pace - Relaxed

Famous for the fairytale hobbits of 'Lord of the Rings' fame, New Zealand oozes magic at every bend and corner. Visit the famous Hobbiton movie set, explore the countryside on a Trans Alpine train journey, explore glacier country, ride aboard a coal fired vintage steamship, enjoy a gourmet barbeque on a beautiful country farm, visit a cave whose ceilig is lighted up by glow worms, watch titanic geysers errupt and much more.

 

 

Dates : March 21 - 3, 2015