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International Friendship Day 2018: Revive the old bonds this Friendship Day with these tours


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Traveling is the truest test of a friendship and when you find someone who is as crazy as you. It is entirely a different story. If you have a travel companion that understands you is like hitting a jackpot. All quirks and habits come out in open when you travel together over a couple of days. In the end, all you will have are crazy and hilarious memories together and having somebody who’s there for you no matter what will give you the confidence to relax and enjoy the ride. Here we list a few tours that will help to develop an amazing bond of travel friendship.

Nature trail at SGNP
Celebrate Friendship Day with your best friend exploring the ephemeral flora and fauna that comes to life inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park during the monsoon. All in all, be assured that it will be a great bonding and enlightening session. As we hike through the woods, their Environment Expert will enlighten you with information about the areas rich flora and fauna along with the basics of trekking.
When: August 5 at 8 am
Where: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai-Gujarat Road, Borivali East
Cost: Rs 788 to Rs 1313

Vineyard Cycling Tour
Transcend to a world where the air smells of sweet grapes and berries. Travel through empty, picturesque, tree-lined streets surrounded by scenic wine orchards, while treating yourself to some delicious wine and great food. One can also prefer to just participate in vineyard hopping and ditch the cycling. Spend quality time enjoying the vistas of lush greenery surrounded by rolling hills; enjoy exceptional vineyard tours and tastings sessions. Get prepared for fine rejuvenation.
When: August 5
Where: Talwalkars, Tegh House, Kurla Road, Opp Kohinoor Continental Near Icici Bank, J B Nagar, Andheri East
Cost: Rs 2,625

Bhandardara Sight Seeing
bhandardaraBhandardara is one of the best weekend getaways from Mumbai, Pune, and Nasik. Spend your Friendship Day weekend amidst the tranquil serenity and unspoiled nature. But during monsoon and post-monsoon period, it’s natural beauty increases many folds with numerous small and medium seasonal waterfalls and glowing greenery.
When: August 5 at 5:30 am
Meeting Point: Pritam Da Dhaba, Swami Ganjivandas Marg, Dadar East
Cost: Rs 2,625

Opera House Heritage Walk
Royal Bombay Opera House

Kala Ghoda, the art district of Mumbai has over half a century witnessed cultural evolution as it gave rise to prominent musicians, actors, filmmakers, and singers. In 1911, the Royal Opera House was inaugurated and lent even more luminosity to the area. Highlights of the tour are Birth of Faster Fene, Raja Ravi Verma’s Muse, Origins of Calendar Art, First Hindustani musical “classes”, Jinnah’s Mumbai connections, Maker of the original Sai Baba idol, Manto’s Bridge of winds, First Indian photo studio to have a branch in London and the Royal Opera House from outside.
When: August 5 at 8 am
Where: The Royal Opera House, Girgaon
Cost: Rs 699

Tringalwadi Trek

Located on the ancient trade route passing through the Thal Ghat, the hill fort of Tringlewadi offers a panoramic view of the entire region. The major attraction here is the Pandav Leni caves at the foothills of the fort with 3 principal areas. The outer verandah, the abbey Vihar, and the inner Garbhagriha. Even though the origin of the fort remains ambiguous, the Jain caves at the foothills indicate that it might have been constructed around the 10th century. The steps and the entrance gate of the fort have been carved out of a single rock.
When: August 5 at 9:15 am
Meeting Point: Kasara Railway Station
Cost: Rs 750

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