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Corn Village and Landour Exploration

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  • Uttarakhand
  • Sep 21, 10.30 PM - Sep 24, 5 AM (Delhi to Delhi)
  • Oct 26, 10.30 PM - Oct 29, 5 AM (Delhi to Delhi)
  • Nov 23, 10.30 PM - Nov 26, 5 AM (Delhi to Delhi)

Have you ever heard about a village that is entirely decorated with the garlands of golden corn? It’s none other but a quaint Himalayan village known as Sainji or popularly referred as Corn Village in the Mussoorie district of state Uttarakhand.

Have you ever explored the English heritage, century old bakeries and tea shops of Landour or thinking of paying a visit to the house of the man who measured the Mount Everest?

Along with the delights of exploring Sainji aka Corn Village and the love of Landour, we have also crafted a wonderful and an offbeat trekking experience for you in Garhwali Himalayas of Uttarakhand where after crossing some forests, breathtaking view-points and meadows, you will be able to witness the source of a spellinbinding waterfall, Kempty Falls.

Let’s escape from our never ending work life to enjoy this peaceful but fun-filled weekend in Corn Village and Landour along with some hiking in the lap of mountains while tasting the history, culture and food with a group of some strangers who’d turn great companions during the trip.

Trip Highlights

1. Corn Village: As the name says, corn village is one of the most unique villages located in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Every single house in the village is covered with the garlands and bunches of golden corn making it an unbelievably pretty sight. The traditional architecture of the houses adds to the beauty and makes it a more authentic. Corn is the symbol of wealth in the village. Originally known as Sainji, the village is located at a distance of 10 km from Mussoorie.

2. George Everest House: George Everest was Surveyor General of India when it was under British control. He is best known to have measured the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest, which was then known as Peak XV but renamed to the present name to honor Sir George Everest. George Everest House, overlooking the breathtaking Doon valley, used to be an observatory to examine the mountains demarcating the boundaries.

 3. Benong Tibba Top: At a level of 6900 feet above sea level, Benong Tibba Top is the home to Jwalaji Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. The top of Benong Tibba is a place to stay close to nature, unwind yourself in the priceless beauty and witness the mountains and dense forests surrounding Benong Tibba Top.

 4. Kempty Falls: The breathtaking Kempty Falls are located at an altitude of 4500 feet splitting further into five cascades.  From the origin of the falls to the final plunge, they cover a mesmerizing journey crossing terrace fields, forming crystal clear water pools and passing through lush green forests.

 5. Trekking: On this trip, we are going to do one of the most unexplored and unique treks of the region. We will hike up to Benong Tibba Top while crossing George Everest House on the way, followed by a breathtaking hike to the source of Kempty Falls. Did we tell you that it’s one of the spellbinding experiences to witness the origin of a waterfall? The trekking trail also takes us through beautiful meadows, jungles and the water pools.

 6. Chaar Dukaan: Chaar Dukaan  is a place in Landour in Sister Bazaar where four (translates to Chaar in Hindi) quaint cafes are located next to each other serving some scrumptious paranathas, Maggie, pakode, special bun omelettes, tea and shakes. The beauty of Chaar Dukaan is that it’s more than a century old and makes one of the coolest hangout places in Landour.

7. Ruskin Bond House: Ruskin Bond, the famous author, was born in India but moved to England after finishing his school in 1951 only to return to India again in 1963. He eventually found his home in the lap of the mountains in Landour in Ivy Cottage. Contrary to the expectations of general belief of being a British Bungalow, Ivy League is a quaint Tibetan home.

8. Lal Tibba: The word ‘Tibba’ translates to ‘hill’ or a ‘peak’ in English. Lal Tibba is one of the hills in Landour town that offers a breathtaking view of surrounding peaks, distant villages and temples. For the convenience of tourists, a café is constructed on Lal Tibba that has placed binoculars on its roof making it easier for visitors to identify and enjoy the relevant points of interest.

9. Landour Bakehouse: Landour Bakehouse is a 19th century coffee shop and a bakery offering some of the best menu items in the town to satiate our taste buds. The menu features some of the delectable dishes from ‘The Landour Cookbook’ keeping the authentic Landour culinary tradition alive.

10. Kellog Memorial Church: Kellog Memorial Church, built in 1903, has a beautiful English architecture built with grey stones and green windows from outside. It was also the home of the Landour Language School where British people were taught Hindi.

Itinerary

Day 0: September 21

We will start from Delhi in a private vehicle booked exclusively for our group at 11 PM. There will be multiple pick-up points that would be disclosed later. With some fun group games, we will continue our journey towards our destination.

Day 1: September 22

Reach Mussoorie, freshen up and have breakfast
Drive to Kempty Falls
Corn Village Guided Tour and Photography
Lunch
Riverside Relaxation
Back to Mussoorie
Dinner

Day 2: September 23

Breakfast
Start trekking from Wishing Well Hathipaon

We will be visiting following major landmarks during the trek:

-George Everest House
-Benong Top (optional)
-Kempty Falls (optional)

Post trekking, we’ll drive to Landour and visit the following places:
Ruskin Bond House
Landour Bakehouse
Kellog Memorial Church
Lal Tibba
Chaar Dukaan

Did we tell you that hiking to the source of Kempty Falls is captivating?

Trekking is optional though. If you want to miss it, you can hangout in the streets of Mussoorie before we meet the trekking group and head to Landour together to spend a fun evening. Though we strongly encourage everyone not to miss it!

What makes this trip more interesting?

The group will be lead by our Founder, Chandni Aggarwal, who is a globetrotter. She has traveled to 18 countries till date and knows how to curate the best of the best experiences. She believes in delivering a lifetime experience even through a weekend trip. Chandni is a very people friendly person who will soon turn the entire group of strangers into great travel companions and friends.

You can read more about her journey from being a traveler to a travel entrepreneur by clicking “From big cities to the heart of villages”.

Apart from a great travel experiences, we also offer great transformational social experiences. Keeping such a small group allows us to personalize the experience completely. So, you are in for a travel treat!

Important

Cost

Ex – Delhi:

7200 INR

6500 if registered before September 15, 2018

Inclusions

  • All transport from Delhi to Delhi (either Innova or Force Tempo Traveler depending on Group Size)
  • Stay for one night in a hotel on twin-sharing basis
  • Day 1: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Day 2: Breakfast and packed Lunch
  • Expenses of local guides
  • Two friendly and knowledgeable group leaders throughout the tour

Exclusions

  • All the meals not listed in Inclusions, i.e., meals while traveling to/from Delhi and Dinner on Day 1 & 2
  • Any expense on any items/services which are personal such as driver tips, medicines, toiletries, sun protection creams, snacks, laundry, STD calls, etc
  • Any extra expenses incurred due to delays arising from bad weather conditions or any unanticipated or uncontrollable conditions
  • Any medical expenses
  • Any other expenses of any nature not included in the INCLUSIONS section

Basic Info

  1. The group size will be limited to a maximum of 16 people:  14 participants + 2 facilitators and a minimum of 6 people: 5 participants + 1 facilitator.
  2. We will start from Delhi on September 21 (Friday) at around 11 PM. We begin from Mandi House Metro Station Gate No. 2. 
  3. We are expected to reach back to Delhi on September 10 (Monday) at around 5.30 AM. However, we cannot guarantee the exact time of arrival.
  4. We suggest you to carry some energy bars/snacks or dry fruits which you can have while trekking.
  5. We don’t distribute any packed water during this trip. Water is very clean in Uttarakhand and hence we recommend everyone to get water bottles which can be refilled. You can keep refilling them from local sources throughout the journey. Why to add non-biodegradable waste to environment if we can easily manage without doing so?

Packing List

  • Warm Clothes
  • Rain Coat/ Umbrella
  • Hiking Shoes/ Sport shoes with good grip
  • Sunglasses/ Hat/ Headgear
  • Sunscreen
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Energy bars/snacks/ dry fruits to be eaten during the trek
  • Any prescribed medication
  • A small day pack
  • Neck Pillow

Cancellation Policy

  • 60 days before the trip: 90% refund
  • 60-41 days before the trip: 70% refund
  • 40-21 days before the trip: 50% refund
  • 20-11 days before the trip: 30% refund
  • 10-5 days before the trip: 10% refund
  • Less than 5 days before the trip: No Refund
Terms and Conditions

You need to follow these terms and conditions while traveling with Transforming Travels.

  • Participants will be respectful to the fellow guests, organizers and the hosts
  • Participants have to show a little degree of flexibility during the tour
  • It's the duty of participant to assess whether they are physically fit or not for the tour before joining it
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