Mussourie’s Old World Charm is Your Best Bet for a Off-Beat Holiday in the Hills

Mussourie isn’t called the Queen of Hills for no reason at all. The lofty Shivalik ranges form a majestic backdrop to this quintessential hill station which is as charming since its inception. Mussourie has been synonymous with elegance since it was discovered by the British royals. We give you the unexplored, virgin facet of Mussourie which is as exclusive as your travel plans:

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  • Jharipani Falls: Forget Kempty, this less frequented fall offers a panoramic view of the Shivaliks with streams of pure white water gushing through its gaps. Pure serenity it is to watch this small yet quaint waterfall away from the tourists’ eyes.

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  • Soham Heritage & Art Centre:  You get to know the artistic side of spirituality here at this cultural hub which houses streams of artworks belonging to the tribal communities. Surrounded by oak and Deodar forests, this hub smells of elegance and beauty to enliven your aesthetic senses.

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  • Camel Back Road: The stretch between Library Point to Kulri Bazar is nature’s own way of expressing sheer love to you. The calm trek, breathtaking green spread and the slight chill of penetrating into nature’s lap has a thrill unmatched. What could be more romantic to witness the scenic sunrise and sunsets here at this point. Truly bespoke of Mussourie!

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  • Lake Mist: Experiencing a lake in the midst of a mountainous haven is a feat in itself. This small lake serves as a ideal spot to admire the beauteous deodars, bask in the glory of crystal blue waters or just enjoy a round of peaceful boating with your close ones

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  • Old World Charm: Picture stone walls, country furniture and colonial architecture amidst splendid landscape, that’s Mussourie’s little town called Landour. This distanced little cantonment is all the exclusivity you need for a quiet and off-beat family holiday. No wonder, the Welsh poet discovered poetry here!

 

Explore Rishikesh’s Luxurious Side This Oncoming Summers

Enough has been said about this serene capital of the yogis. Coined as the “yoga capital of the world”, there is more to Rishikesh apart from its tranquility quotient. Surrounded by lofty Himalayas and the serene Ganges, a soulful visit to Rishikesh is pure bliss for your mind, body and emotions. We give you 5 reasons to mark Rishikesh on top of your bucket-list.

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  1. Spiritual Abode: Spirituality at Rishikesh is unmatched. With a gamut of ashrams and spiritual abodes, one can indulge in rejuvenation of entire well-being and seek various positives vibes from the calming surroundings.

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2. Adventure: The white waters of the Ganges are a perfect facilitator to the many             adventure sports that take place here. Rafting, kayaking, trekking, rock climbing and  others. The scenic locales of Rishikesh give the adventure-thirsty ideal background to satiate their adrenaline rush. Doesn’t matter if adventure isn’t your cup of tea, you can still surrender yourself to nature’s lap with the luxurious camping options which have soft-exploration activities like star gazing, bonfire, barbeque and many more.

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3. Detoxification: A sojourn not just from the city and hectic work schedules, but also for your inner peace and bodily functions. Immerse yourself completely in the tailor made saatvik food, essential oils and body-specific massages as you lie uninhibited in the nature’s abode. Each experience of detoxification is sure to leave to energized and empowered.

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4. Sightseeing: What is a trip, without a little bit of sightseeing! Explore splendid places like ‘The Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Ashram, Rajaji National Park, Shivpuri market, Ram Jhula, Laxman and many splendid others. These exclusive places not only give you a much needed respite but also lets you mingle with the city’s culture and history.

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5. Yoga: Some of the world’s best yoga instructors are based in Rishikesh. From general yoga for overall well-being, detox-yoga, yoga for ailments, yoga for body posture combined with specific meditations can be learned from scratch. Yopu can even get health-based counselling fro, the yogis.

Come experience Rishikesh like none other with FestivEscape. Write to us at festivescape@gmail.com for a detailed itinerary to make your travel plans exclusive and spellbinding.

Why Udaipur Tops The List of Luxurious Getaways in India

Calling Udaipur-the city of lakes wonderful would be an understatement. This mélange of royal heritage interspersed with serene lakes from all sides is a sure delight which is seen to be believed. Summers give you reasons galore to visit this charming city in all its grandeur and satiate your elegant taste buds!

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  1. Heritage at Your Feet: The palaces of the city are timeless pieces of royal history which mesmerize you beyond reality. It is such a delight to get transported to the culture and yesteryears that you yourself won’t feel less than a prince or princess. Take guided tours of the famous places like The Lake Place, Udaipur Place and others to experience history firsthand.

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  1. Lavish Lakes: The tranquil lakes have their own placid story to tell. A calming boat ride on the lakes is sure to heighten the romantic in you when you meander across the shimmering waves and glistening lights. Night time sure is the best hour to indulge in this luxury of sorts where you lose yourself with the sound of shiny water.

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  1. Artsy Affair: Udaipur is blessed with some of country’s finest artwork, owing to the history of craftsmen whose generations have been spent here. From limited edition paintings, handwork upholstery, intricate installations and what not, the most premium of assortments can be picked up to adorn your halls back home.

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  1. Food Fantsay: Royal taste what royal cooks! Give the seasoned chefs a chance to know your classy preferences well and trust them to craft the most bespoke of culinary delights. Just the way you like it, your taste penchants are studied and implemented to a T here. So be it traditional Mughlai savories, some secret recipes of the royal households or simple soulful food to complement the entire royal experience, you name it, they have it.

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  1. Stay Like a Royal: It is impossible to step feet in a royal empire and not feel like one! Explore splendidly done boutique hotels that give you an experience of a lifetime. The well-appointed rooms, intricate architecture, luxurious ambience and mesmerizing lake-facing view is just what you need to make your visit the most memorable one.

Come explore Udaipur with our well-curated itineraries that empower you with glistening memories galore. Email us at festivescape@gmail.com for a complete customized tour because we understand that exclusivity can’t be compromised!

Travel Tips for Women

Today’s woman is not bounded by the shackles of the home, she is a free bird, ever ready to explore this amazingly beautiful and vast world! Having said that, there are certain important things women must take note of while taking an all-women trip or a solo expedition. FestivEscape lists down some of the most important travel tips for women travelers:

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Women Travelers

Choose your travel agency wisely: The best thing you can do to ensure your safety and the safety of other women in the group is to take a holiday package from a trusted travel agency. After all, they are the ones who choose your flights, hotels, resorts and vendors for adventure and other activities! We, at FestivEscape, believe that an excellent trip is first about safety and then anything else. So, we partner with the safest of the agencies, hotels and resorts all across the globe to deliver a truly mesmerising yet safe travel experience.

Keep your valuables on you while travelling: Be it your DSLR, your passport, cash or other valuables of the kind and beyond, it is important that you carry them with you while taking the flight or any other mode of transportation. Keeping such things in your check-in baggage can be troublesome in case you miss some of it in transit. It is also important to buy good quality locks for all your luggage carriers.

Don’t carry your passport everywhere you go: All good resorts and hotels these days are equipped with high-quality lockers. While going out make sure that you keep your passport and extra cash in the lockers, protected by a manually kept pin by you.
Avoid secluded places at night: While night-life is the best part of most trips, it is best recommended that you avoid such places and opt for happening zones in the city. This minimizes the possibility of abduction, robbery and molestation. Also, carry a knife, a pepper spray or something of the kind always handy while travelling out of your resort alone all the time.

Avoid trusting people quickly: When on your own in a foreign land or city, it is easy to get tempted to join local ethnic groups or other groups to have fun. But be wary of con artists who are looking out opportunities to rob you. Choose people wisely and always cross-question about their native places and reason or travelling in a polite way. You can easily draw conclusions of your safety quotient basis their answers.

Be a wise drinker: Nobody wants to pass out drinking on the roads or in a pub in a completely unknown land! Choose your drinks wisely and don’t mix. Have enough food and water between your drinks so that you are in complete control of yourself and your senses.

Get travel insurance: Golden rule – if you can’t afford buying a travel insurance, don’t travel at all! A travel insurance covers robbery, flight delays, luggage loss, life and many other things. Rather than lamenting later and bearing exorbitant expenses, better take a travel insurance and get ready for the unknown!

While the tips above might sound serious, they ensure a joyful, fearless and satisfying travel! So, when are you taking your next trip, girl? For exciting domestic and international travel packages, please write to us at festivescape@gmail.com!

Book your Pushkar Holi Festival 2018 tickets now!

The colourful festival Holi is almost here and Pushkar is getting ready with its most magnificent display of art, culture and grandeur to welcome tourists from across the globe.

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Pushkar Holi Festival 2018

Pushkar – a small town nestled in Rajasthan – starts the festival of Holi a day before i.e. on 28th February, 2018 this time, with a big bonfire. Local men and women gather around a bonfire, throw garlands and wooden branches onto the fire, and then light it. Soon the flames grow high. After the flames die, people carry pieces of burning embers to their home, which symbolises good luck and prosperity. The colour-throwing festivities will start early in the morning of Holi i.e. on 1st March, this year. A dance party will be held in the central square of Pushkar with everyone soaked with beautiful colours.

Be a part of this grand event with a tastefully designed travel package by FestivEscape.

Things included in the package
– Dinner & Breakfast
– Stay in Luxury Royal Swiss Tents with attached Bathrooms
– Bonfire
– Dj Music on 2nd March

Cost for triple sharing tent-
2days 1night stay – Rs 3200/- per person + 5% GST
3days 2night stay – Rs 5500/- per person + 5% GST

* prices valid only on booking before 28th February 2018!

For more details about the travel package, call us at +91 9810063390 or email us at festivescape@gmail.com.

Here’s Where You Should Head to On the Holi Weekend!

The festival of colors is upon us and this year, Holi falls on a long weekend. So much so we love long weekends, the joy of celebrating a festival so vivid at an outbound destination has its own thrills and charms. FestivEscape brings you weekend getaways where you get to unwind but also celebrate the beautiful festival in all its colors!

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  1. Holi at Vrindavan: Come explore Holi at the Lord’s place itself. Holi at Vrindavan is a complete different feat. The dhol beatings, lath maar Holi, Holika dehan, phoolon-wali-Holi, the mesmerizing chants of temples and the unmissable bhaang make it a must for millennials to celebrate the festival in its most authentic form. Choose from our 1N2D at a 3* hotel package or extend it to 2N3D for lingering fun, Holi wouldn’t be the same for you!

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  1. Holi at Corbett: Nothing like spending a weekend in the lap of nature at Corbett National Park. Start your day afresh at the lush green surroundings and opt for a day safari to explore the wildlife. Unwind at the plush 4*star hotel with all meals taken care of. Celebrate Holi amidst peppy numbers, organic colors and refreshments at the in-house Holi party. It couldn’t get better than this, Holi and wildlife, both in the same trip.

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3. Holi at Manali: Escape to the mountains this Holi. In this 5 nights, 6 days sojourn,             experience the best of Kullu-Manali. Get lost in the beauty of Solang Valley, an entire        day of sightseeing at Kullu and other nearby places. Also explore the local Manali life        with a half-day city tour. The mesmerizing churches, all road and all famous sights.            Just the perfect weather to visit this haven of Himalayas!

 

To let us add more magic to your experience, email us on festivescape@gmail.com with your requirements. Happy Holi!!

Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Delhi?

While we believe that one doesn’t need an occasion to celebrate love; the much-celebrated Valentine’s Day is here! For those looking for places to rejoice the special day with their loved ones, FestivEscape shares a list of most sought-after and best rated fine and luxury dining restaurants in Delhi:

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Fio Country Kitchen and Bar

Looking forward to relishing delectable European, Italian and North Indian delicacies on this special day? Fio Country Kitchen and Bar is the place to be in! Located in the Garden of Five Senses, the restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner date this Valentine’s Day.

Zomato Rating: 3.8
Food for two: Rs 3000 approx.Address: Gate 1, The Garden of Five Senses, Saiyad Ul Ajaib, Saket, Delhi – 110044
Phone: +91 9971004530, +91 9971004531

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Lodi – The Garden Restaurant
Enjoy a glass of wine with your beloved and make this Valentine’s dinner a truly memorable one at Lodi- The Garden Restaurant. The place is best known of its outdoor seating and Mediterranean food.

Zomato Rating: 4
Food for two: Rs 2600 approx
Address: Lodhi Road, Opposite Mausam Bhavan, New Delhi – 110003
Phone: 011 39585266

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Olive Bar & Kitchen
Want to have a truly exclusive experience this Valentine’s Day? Book a table at Oilve Kitchen & Bar located in Mehrauli. Plush interiors, élite ambience and absolutely mouth-watering food are the features making it stand apart from other.

Zomato Rating: 4.3
Food for two: Rs 4000 approx
Address: Kalkadas Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030
Phone: +91 9810235472

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AQUA – The Park
If you are a wine lover, then there’s no better place than Aqua – The Park at the Parliament Street, Connaught Place. The stunning poolside dining arrangement with a disco ball is perfect for unwinding this Valentine’s Day.

Zomato Rating: 3.7
Food for two: Rs 4500 approx
Address: The Park, 15, Parliament Street, Connaught Place, Delhi 110001
Phone: 011 23743000

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Masabaa – The Treasury
Nestled in West Delhi, Masabaa – The Treasury features among one of the best fine dine establishments with a wide range of Continental and Italian cuisine. The place is popular among non-vegetarians for its lip-smacking kebabs and mutton dishes, too!

Zomato Rating:
Food for two: Rs 2300 approx
Address: 37, NWA, GB Road, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi 110026
Phone: +91 9560696920

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If, however, you are among those who wish to spend the Valentine’s this weekend at a quiet place near Delhi, FestivEscape has a huge list of ultra-luxury as well as budget vacation holiday packages to offer. To know more, please write to us at festivescape@gmail.com or call us at +91 9810063390

Amazing Andamans, Ready To Woo You on Your Honeymoon!

India’s splendid landscape of pristine beaches and unexplored sights, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are seen to be believed. Planning to spend the most memorable days of your life here, you wouldn’t want to go back. Read on to know what India’s archipelago has in store for you:

Highlights:

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Port Blair: Visit the islands’ capital city of Port Blair and be swept by its marvelous architecture and systemic designs. Explore the Cove Beach- coconut palm fringed beach nestled in picturesque surroundings is something you wouldn’t have seen before. The Cellular Jail offers exquisite views on freedom and the Light and Sound Show in the evening hours enthralls one and all.

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Havelock Island: A luxurious ferry transports you from the city to this scenic island famous for its virgin beaches and untouched landscapes. Laze around here for some unmatched views, exclusive photography or just to spend some hours in private with your spouse.

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Elephant Beach: A ride in the speed boat at this aquatic paradise is worth the adrenaline rush. One of the best beaches to have excellent and lovely marine life, enjoy snorkeling, the amazing corals reefs, underwater walk and more activities here as you two indulge in never-before seen exploits. Enthusiasts can also revel in fishing tours at their will.

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North Bay Island: Another splendid island, but bigger in size and vastness, the coral life here is breathtaking and less exploited. Ross Island, the erstwhile capital of Andamans before Port Blair, owes its existence to the British, hence evident in its old and rustic ruins. Lose yourself in history at this architectural marvel.

A vacation at Andaman is a gem to be procured, a memory to be snapshotted. Spend your special days with our hand-crafted packages and hospitality which will be a thing to beckon for the rest of your life.

Reach out to us festivescape@gmail.com and visit us at www.festivesacpe.com for a memorable trip to Amazing Andamans.

 

 

Bookmark Mauritius for a Splendid Honeymoon Getaway

The land of pristine beaches and exotic landscapes, Mauritius is an inexplicable island off the Indian Ocean. It would be an understatement to call it beautiful, owing to its unexplored beaches and scenic offerings. Just the perfect kind of getaway with your special someone, promising privacy while a horde of engagements to hook you two long enough.

Why Mauritius

The Mesmerizing Mauritius Ensemble is your true calling after the vows. There couldn’t be a better place to spend the most memorable trip of your life, with your beloved. Because Honeymoons are special!

What To Expect

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Resort Reverie- Sapphire-blue waters, powder-white beaches and luxury resorts, your gateway to an exclusive holiday. Laze around the private beaches all day or pamper yourself at the specialized spas, Mauritius days are no questions answered. The place can be as laid-back or as exciting as you wish it to be.

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Adventurous Mauritius- If you are the adventurous kinds, there are numerous water sporting options around. From kite-surfing, boat excursions, paddling and much more. Not to mention, the scuba-diving and snorkeling are one of the world’s best hosted by Mauritius shallow waters and splendid coral reef. A trip to Ile Aux Cerfs’s emerald lagoons would definitely sweep you two off your feet.

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High on Exploration: North Island’s majestic architecture is sure to spellbind you. Get a taste of French colonial culture, their art galleries, museums and building of importance- Port Louis, Place D Armes Champ de Mars Racecourse, and the exotic Caudan Waterfront.

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Wild You- Mauritius is blessed! Blessed to be surrounded by the flora and fauna of Madagascar. This place loves its birds like none other and which is why you can spot the most exotic of birds gracing the Mauritius sky umpteen number of times. Giant tortoises roaming freely, white dolphins, whales and sharks are just a small percentage of the island’s richly biodiverse marine environment.

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Culinary Delight: Being touted as one of the world’s finest dining places for excellence in food. Go for fine dining restaurants, enjoy beachside shacks serving fish just off the boat or enjoy a melting pot of various cultures a la Indian, Chinese, French and Creole, Mauritius hospitality is far beyond imagination.

For a detailed itinerary to make your special days unforgettable, email us at festivescape@gmail.com or leave your contact number below in the comments and we’ll surely make your wish come true!

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