Travel: Two treks and a festival you can't afford to miss

Jul 05, 2016, 08:44 IST | The Guide Team

Hill therapy for the soul
Planning a quick monsoon getaway? Enjoy a trek to the lush green hills of Matheran. Explore new trails with an expert local guide, indulge in fun monsoon games and activities and stay overnight in a luxurious Parsi manor. The tour cost includes evening tea, snacks, dinner and breakfast.

On July 9 and 10 call 9930744668
Cost Rs 3,500

Enter the jungle
Find natural beauty in the city. Explore the lesser-known forest in the Nagla Block of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Situated to the north of Bassein Creek, it is considered to be one of the most rewarding walks. The trail offers sightings of flowers like Commelina, Smithia, Balsam, and Begonia.

On July 10, 6.30 am At Dadar (TT).
Entry Rs 700 (members) Rs 800 (non-members)
Call 22871202

NOTE Carry water, breakfast and rain gear

Escape to Hemis
Witness the Hemis Festival that commemorates the birth of Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. The sacred dance drama of the life and mission is performed wearing facial masks and colourful brocade robes. The monkey year festival comes once in 12 years.

From: July 8 to July 16
Cost: Rs 40,000
Call: 24306658
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