Connect with Himalaya
Where: Sarayu Valley, Kumaon When: March 14 to 19 How long: 6 days How much: Rs 39,000
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.
Connect with Himalayas
Where: Darjeeling, West Bengal When: Sept 16 to 22 How long: 7 days How much: Rs 1,60,000*
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.
Journeys with Meaning
Where: Meghalaya and Assam
When: April 7 to 15
How long: 8 days
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/
When: June 23 to 30
Walk the history-filled streets of Srinagar. Engage in enlightening conversations with its warm-hearted inhabitants. Trek the gorgeous lush-green landscapes of the Kashmir valley. Experience the overwhelming hospitality of the locals as you share a hearty meal with them. Interact with inspiring individuals and organisations.
Read more: http://journeyswithmeaning.org/kashmir/