Responsible Trips

Spend a night watching fireflies in the jungle, sleep under the stars in the desert, learn puppetry under an ancient banyan tree or read next to an old, abandoned boat in a coastal village... Do yourself a favour. Take that trip.
Festival of a Million Fireflies, Purushwadi

Festival of a Million Fireflies, Purushwadi

Grassroutes

Where: Purushwadi, Maharashtra
When: Season is from May 26 to June 30
How long: 2 days
How much: Doubles from Rs 6,800

What to expect:

With onset of monsoons, millions of fireflies light up the forests and the
valley all around Purushwadi, Wanjulshet and the neighboring areas. This area is a biodiversity hotspot for fireflies. A phenomena that will leave you awestruck. Over and above this, you can work at a farm, take a swim in the river, pluck jamuns and berries and play local games.

Read more - http://www.grassroutes.co.in/

Village Walks at Sarayu Valley

Village Walks at Sarayu Valley

Connect with Himalaya

Where: Sarayu Valley, Kumaon
When: March 14 to 19
How long: 6 days
How much: Rs 39,000

What to expect:

A quintessential Kumaoni village comes with its own set of folk tales, unique views of the snow-covered peaks, its twist to the regional cuisine, personal meadows and much more. Things you will not experience unless you stay with them, eat with them and walk their paths. Short, easy walks will take you from one village to another as you accumulate stories and experiences. The stay will be comfortable and simple, food authentic and the smiles genuine.

Read more - https://www.connectwithhimalaya.com/c/content/pdf/Village-walks-Saryu-valley.pdf

The Darjeeling Wellness Retreat

The Darjeeling Wellness Retreat

Connect with Himalayas

Where: Darjeeling, West Bengal
When: Sept 16 to 22
How long: 7 days
How much: Rs 1,60,000*

What to expect:

Kangchendzonga. Crisp air. Yoga. Run. Hike. Tea. Sumptuous food. Got the idea? Be part of the 8th edition of the annual group wellness retreat with nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar in the Darjeeling Himalaya, hosted at the iconic Windamere Hotel. An exclusive retreat with structured workouts, learning sessions about your body and its ever-changing nutritional requirements and a peak into the life in the Himalaya. All this while staying at the only truly authentic boutique hotel in Darjeeling hills. You will come back with a fitter body, a customised eating and exercise plan and an inner calm that only the Himalayas can give.

Read more - https://www.connectwithhimalaya.com/c/content/pdf/Darjeeling-wellness-retreat.pdf

Into the Wild – Meghalaya

Into the Wild – Meghalaya

Journeys with Meaning

Where: Meghalaya and Assam

When: April 7 to 15

How long: 8 days

What to expect:

The journey into this enigmatic region begins with a visit to the enchanting hamlets and breathtaking landscapes of the ‘abode of clouds’ that is Meghalaya, later moving on to the stunning forests of Assam. The amazing living root bridges, patiently hand-crafted over decades, are a moving testament to the ability of humans to learn from nature. In Assam, we head out to explore the grasslands of Kaziranga. This spectacular forest is one of the last remaining homes of the One Horned Indian Rhinoceros, a magnificent creature that looks like it has been around since the time of the dinosaurs. For the avid birder, Kaziranga is also an excellent birding site with over 400 bird species.

Read more: http://journeyswithmeaning.org/meghalaya/