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WESTERN GHATS ODYSSEY

Pune

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The "Western Ghats Odyssey" is a 3-day journey through Pune, Matheran, and Lonavla, exploring the beauty and diversity of the Western Ghats region

Highlights

🍁Explore captivating historical landmarks with remarkable architecture.

🍁Immerse yourself in cultural richness at a renowned museum.

🍁Experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively park.

🍁Enjoy a scenic drive and a delightful toy train journey.

🍁Take in panoramic views from picturesque viewpoints.

🍁Embrace tranquility by a serene lakeside retreat.

🍁Discover ancient marvels, including remarkable caves.

🍁Explore natural wonders like viewpoints and a dam.

🍁Soak in scenic beauty with breathtaking landscapes.

Shaniwar Wada Aga Khan Palace Raja DInkar Kelkar Mueseum Koregaon Park

Airplane

Bangalore to Pune

Hotel

2-3 Sharing Basis

Breakfast, Dinner

(Special Dinner)

Board your flight ✈️ from Bangalore/any city - Pune

  • Assemble at Bangalore International airport, Board your flight to Pune.

 

On arrival, fresh up at airport, Transfer to restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast proceed for Pune city tour.

  • Visit Shaniwar Wada.The symbolic core of Old Pune is Shaniwarwada (The Saturday Estate) or the Peshwa’s residence. Built in the year 1732 by Bajirao Peshwa the First, the Shaniwarwada is a large building with rooms arranged around an open courtyard, balconies, carved pillars, the classic timber supports leading to stairways and halls, latticed windows, sculpted ceilings, decorative Jejuri limestone wall niches and the Mughal influenced Hazari Karanje (fountain of thousand spouts).
  • Head towards Aga Khan Palace. A monument of historical significance, Aga Khan Palace was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in Pune in the year 1892. Built with an aim to help the poor who were affected by famine, this place has also witnessed many historical moments of India’s Independence including the prisoning of Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi, Mahadev Desai, and Sarojini Naidu in 1942.

🍜Lunch in a local restaurant 

  • Visit Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum -An impressive collection of musical instruments, Mughal lamps, paintings and other antiques, paintings on the scenes from mythological epic Ramayana, nutcrackers, Ganpati's guns, carved palace doors, excellent pottery collection, vessels made up of terracotta, copper and brass, etc. are a few of the items which are displayed at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
  • Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Koregaon Park -It is primarily a residential area with lush greenery, but of late has been growing into a commercial hub as well. Koregaon Park also has a trendy dining and nightlife hub, with sleek European and Indian restaurants. It is also a destination for art and music enthusiasts in the city with many art galleries and clubs in the vicinity.

🛋️Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel 

Matheran Toy Train ride Charlotte Lake Panorama Point Monkey Point Matheran Market

Private Vehicle

AC Tempo Traveler

Hotel

2-3 Sharing Basis

Breakfast

 Early checkout from the hotel  and Breakfast

  • Drive to Matheran, a scenic hill station.Matheran is one of the very few places in the world that do not allow any vehicles at all, so the moment you step into this little town, you will be transported back to an idyllic old-world era of red-soiled roads, automobile-free pathways, and lush green hills all around.

Toy train ride to reach Matheran, enjoy the picturesque journey

  • Explore Charlotte lake -It is an ideal quick retreat for those who seek silence in the lap of nature and a perfect spot for the campers and picnickers. Set amidst a densely populated forest, birdwatching is a popular activity here.

 

  • Take a good view at Panorama point as the Panorama Point is quite worth of attention mainly for it's stunning and astonishing 360-degree view of the stunning surroundings. Moreover, it is tranquil, and peaceful, which further adds to the beauty of the place.Loisa point
  • Walk through the Monkey point - The Monkey points is set at the top of the cliff carpeted with lush greenery, and also serve as the amazing echo experience.
  • Matheran market - While in Matheran, shop for leather items, Kolhapuri footwear, Chikki, honey and simple handicraft items here.

 

  • Overnight journey to lonavla ,Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel 

Rajmachi Fort Tiger Point Karla Caves Bhaja Caves

Airplane

Pune to Bangalore

Breakfast

  • Early checkout from the hotel 
  • Breakfast
  • Explore Rajmachi Fort to delve into the region's historical charm.Rajmachi Fort (Killa) is one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of Sahyadri  mountains
  • Head towards Tiger Point -Tiger's point is a cliff-top with a height of 650 m with a panoramic view of the surrounding hills. This view point is enhanced by a small waterfall right next to this that flows throughout the monsoon season. 
  • Visit Karla caves -They are a complex of ancient Buddhist Indian rock-cut caves.The group at Karla is one of the older and smaller of the many rock-cut Buddhist sites in Maharashtra, but is one of the best-known because of the famous "Grand Chaitya", which is the largest and most completely preserved" chaitya hall of the period, as well as containing unusual quantities of fine sculpture, much of it on a large scale. 
  • Witness the beauty of Bhaja caves. The Bhaja Caves are some of the oldest Buddhist rock-cut caves in Deccan. The Bhaja cave complex consists of a group of 22 rock-cut caves.
  • Finish off with some beautiful memories. 
  • Fixed departure to pune by 4.00 pm 
  • Board your flight ✈️ from Pune airport - Bangalore/any city

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Manjula
Manjula

Myself Manjula been travelling with Hippie from past an year and travelled 7+trips with hippie.
I loved all trips scheduled by hippie i can say amazing experience with hippie starting from booking till we end upa tour .The tour manager is always cooperative and responsive all time and i like the way they start with prior meeting schedules and tour coordinator for trips .Tour coordinators are well trained and highly responsible to look after us till tour ends finally i can say hippie as become family travelling with known which made me to travel 7+ trips and also made lot of friends and had a fun each fun.

Harshitha V
Harshitha V

My first trip as a solo traveller with Hippie was incredibly fun! not just because I got to travel around places like Shivanasamudra waterfalls and Talakadu temples but the people I met there were truly beautiful. We had so many great conversations and connected really well. The trip was organised very smoothly and I didn't want it to end at all. The coordinators had made their research for the place and had given complete information about the trip and how the journey would be a day before which made me less anxious travelling solo. Would love to travel more and more with a group like them.


Inclusions

  • Economy class Fight tickets
  • FOOD : Breakfast for 03 Days & 1 Dinner on Day first
  • 01 Night Stay in Deluxe Class Hotel at Pune
  • 01 Night Stay in a Hotel at Lonavala
  • A/C 12 Seater Tempo Traveller For transportation to and from Pune airport
  • Sufficient Water Bottles  and Refreshments
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Female Leader's From Hippie Holidays
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Matheran Toy Train Tickets

Exclusions

  • Any Meals Not mentioned Above  ( all lunch and dinner on day 2,3)
  • Any kind of Personal expenses
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any activities

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Liquid Cash for meals
  • Govt Valid ID Card
  • Umberla / Cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal Medicines (if any )


HOW TO REACH

Pickup and Drop at Pune Airport


Policy and Terms

For Departures from Bangalore: IN THE INSTANCES WHERE YOU CANCEL YOUR TREK, the cancellation policy will be applicable according to the following criteria

If you cancel before 10 days – 75% of amount will be refunded

If you cancel between 7-10 days – 50 % of amount will be refunded

If you cancel between 0-7 days – No Refund will be applicable

Note: For All The Refunds that can be initiated, Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be deducted from the overall amount and balance amount shall be refunded. Your ticket can be transferred to someone else if you wish to.

  • If a trip/trek is cancelled 7 days before the event, the bus tickets or train tickets along with the booking amount will not be refunded if any.
  • For cancellations, no phone calls or WhatsApp messages will be accepted. You are requested to kindly respond to the email you received along with the payment receipt when making the reservation.
  • We devise the finest alternate plans in the event of official directives, severe weather, protests, landslides, or any other unanticipated events. Even when specific activities are cancelled, the organisation sometimes offers the best substitute; however, reimbursements are never given.
  • If a trip or an event is interrupted by a disaster or other unavoidable circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.), there would be no reimbursement.
  • The customer is responsible for covering any additional costs brought on by any natural disasters or unforeseen events (such as rain, snowfall, earthquakes, landslides, strikes, bandhs, etc.). The company won't be held responsible.
  • If any connecting flights or trains or bus is missed by the customers, Hippie Holidays will help its best to arrange a possible alternative but kindly note that the cost incurred to these arrangements like the alternative flight charges, tatkal tickets, bus or train tickets and the accommodation expenses in case if the arranged transportation is booked on the next day has to be borne completely by the participant and the company will not be providing any compensation for the same. You are free to arrange the alternatives according to your wish yourself as well. 
  • IN EVENTS WHERE WE CANCEL THE TRIP/TREK

     

  • The chances of us cancelling a trip/trek is low, But in case we cancel a trip because of natural calamities (snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, or government orders, Hippie Holidays will not be held liable for any refund if the trip have begun.
  • If the trip has not commenced and is cancelled prior to the departure, the full refund will be initiated automatically except for the train and bus tickets if any.
  • In case of medical emergencies or any other emergency issues, the refund policy will be the same as that of regular cancellation.
  • If the connection flights or trains or buses are cancelled due to any unseen circumstances from the airlines or railways or bus operators, alternative arrangements if possible will be made ; if no arrangements can be made, the refund will be initiated based on expenses and bookings made ahead.

Terms and Conditions

  • The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule shall be entertained. Do not give advice(s) to the Trip Leader(s) to change the itinerary.
  • Cooperate with the organiser(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travellers won’t miss out on the real fun part that is travelling. 
  • No compensation will be provided if the itinerary is missed or changed or due to any internal issues within the travel group.
  • Every traveller is responsible for his/her own safety. Don’t indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travellers.
  • In case of any injuries/illness during a trip/activity, Hippie Holidays as a company or our local staff will not be responsible. We provide adequate human staff support in these areas to ensure the basic safety of the travellers. The trekker/customer has to bear all the expenses which may arise in case of medical exigency or emergency condition.
  • Do not wander into the forest away from the designated trail for treks. There may be snakes, scorpions, and dangerous animals.
  • Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, landslides, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the organiser(s) will take travellers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
  • Absolutely no littering. We swear to protect our environment.
  • No alcohol & smoking during travel, treks, and other outdoor activities. 
  • Travellers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics, and religion/caste/race.
  • Using foul or abusive language, eve-teasing, arguing with fellow travellers/organiser(s), and/or involving in the physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by the group then and there.
  • The accommodations will be allocated according to the itinerary. No changes or requests will be entertained.
  • The event will stand cancelled if less than 8 travellers signed up for the trip/trek which will be informed 24 hours before the trip start time.
  • Every traveller is expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the organiser(s) after boarding the vehicle. This liability form will discharge hippie holidays from any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc

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PAYMENT POLICY

  • In order to block your seats/slots, you need to pay the booking amount as soon as you can. Please note that the booking amount will not be refunded if cancellation occurs.
  • Once your booking is reserved, the customer should pay the 50% of the total package charges 4 days before the commencement of the journey. Once the 50% of the payment is made, you will be receiving a confirmation email regarding the same.
  • The second or the remaining 50% of the payment has to be completed a day before the trip by 01:00 PM. If not, the slot will be automatically cancelled and no refund will be provided as per the policies.

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