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September 24, 2004

Nainital

Have a yen for the great outdoors? Fancy adventure travel or a camping holiday? Need a good hike or trek to feel refreshed before you get back to the daily grind?

Here are a few deals you might want to look at!

Don't forget to check out our tips on how to prepare for a hike.

Where: Nainital
When: Book before September 30
Package: 3 days, 2 nights
Rates: Rs 4,999 for a standard room and Rs 6,999 for a lake-facing suite per couple, on a twin sharing basis

The cost includes
~Stay in Palace Belvedere
~Breakfast
~All taxes
~Children below six years stay free in the same room
~Late checkout, till 4 pm

For more information, please contact
Welcom Heritage

Phone: (011) 26266650-55

e-mail: welcom@ndf.vsnl.net.in

Where: The Himalayan Trout House via Kullu, Tirthan Valley
Book before: September 30
Package: 3 days, 2 nights
Rates: Rs 4,999 per person on a twin-sharing basis

Cost includes
~Three meals a day per night of occupancy
~Bed tea/coffee, morning/evening tea/coffee
~Light evening snacks
~Light snacks around the bonfire at the camp area

For more information, please contact Traveljini.

Where: Rajmachi Fort, Khandala
When: October 2, 3
Rates
India Outdoors members: Rs 1,100 per person
Others: Rs 1,250 per person  

Please assemble on October 2 or October 3 at 2 pm at
Punjabi Chandu Halwai
Dadar TT Circle
Mumbai

Cost includes
~
Breakfast
~Packed lunch
~Private/public conveyance

For more information, please contact
India Outdoors

Phone: (022) 24186360/ 24102446

Fax: (022) 24166944

e-mail: info@indiaoutdoors.com

Web site: www.indiaoutdoors.com

Where: Darjeeling (Kanchendzonga Tea Break)
When: Book before October 30
Rates: Rs 3,500 per couple per night, on twin-share basis (Rs 850 per child)

Cost includes
~
Stay at a tea bungalow in Darjeeling
~All meals
~Visit to the nearby Planters Club

For more information, please contact
Camp Forktail Creek

Phone: (011) 26914417/ 26831792

e-mail: info@campforktailcreek.com

Web site: www.campforktailcreek.com

Where: Darjeeling (Cuppa of Tea)
When: Book before October 31
Rates: Rs 3,500 per person per night, on a twin sharing basis

The cost includes
~
Stay at the Tea Bungalow in Darjeeling
~All meals.

For more information, please contact
Camp Forktail Creek

Phone: (011) 26914417/ 26831792

e-mail: info@campforktailcreek.com

Web site: www.campforktailcreek.com

Where: Sangla
When: Book before October 31
Rates: Rs 3,300 per couple per night on a twin sharing basis

Cost includes
~
Stay at Baikunth Adventure Camps in Swiss cottage tents
~All meals by the bonfire
~Camp activities like mountain biking and angling

For more information, please contact
The Caravan

Phone: (011) 26451482, 26478096, 98106 72006

e-mail: info@caravantraveltalk.com

Website: www.caravantraveltalk.com

Where: Nainital
When: Book before December 20
Package: 3 days, 2 nights
Rates: Rs 2,444, per person on a twin-sharing basis. Rs 980 per child.

Cost includes
~Accommodation for 2 nights in a deluxe room
~Welcome drink on arrival
~Morning tea, breakfast, dinner
~All taxes

For more information, please contact Traveljini

Preparing for an adventure trip: A checklist

  1. Make sure you have all the required information about your trip.
  2. Make advance reservations for both your to and fro trips (take photocopies of your tickets; keep one in your bag and one in your wallet).
  3. Take enough money, make sure you have notes in different denominations.
  4. Carry an identity card with a photograph. Include your residence address and telephone number.
  5. Take a sheet of your medical history in which your blood group is clearly mentioned.
  6. Carry your family doctor's name and number.
  7. Make a list of the items that you are carrying and put the list in your bag.
  8. Carry extra pairs of clothing and footwear.
  9. Carry a windcheater, rainwear and warm clothes.
  10. Carry a thin towel.
  11. Carry a bottle of drinking water and some dry snacks.
  12. Take along sunglasses.
  13. Take a peak cap.
  14. Carry insect repellent.
  15. Carry any medication you need to take. Get your GP to prescribe medication for headache, fever, cold, pain and carry those as well. Include a pain-relieving balm.
  16. Carry a first aid kit.
  17. Keep spare plastic or paper bags (to put away used/wet clothes).
  18. Take a sturdy, good quality haversack.
  19. Put an address label on your haversack; also put an identity tape, string or badge on it.
  20. Carry a bed roll, bed sheet and an inflatable pillow
  21. You'll need a diary, pens and pencils or a dictaphone if you want to record your experience.
  22. A camera, if you want to capture your trip.
  23. A Swiss knife and a torch.


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