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Discovery Journeys


Monkfoot Discovery Journeys are truly paths to the discovery of India. Each journey explores a unique region of India and uncovers the individual locality’s personal flavor, taste and colors. Each journey offers immersion into the daily life, local culture and cuisine. We add new colors even to popular tours, giving them a fresh, slightly different touch. We have created tours with an insider’s view that offer you unique journeys full of local experiences. These trips last an average of 2-3 weeks duration and can be completely customized, depending on your personal interests and expectations.   

We have many more options, so please drop us a mail to info@monkfoot.com or call us if you wish to hear more about them.

Discovery Journeys Region Duration Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Classical Rajasthan North 11 N 12 D Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
Unusual Rajasthan North 11 N 12 D Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
Madhya Pradesh - The Heart of India Central 11 N 12 D Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y Y
Lahau and Spiti - Hidden Himalaya North 9 N 10 D N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N N
Ladakh - Roof of the World North 9 N 10 D N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
Kalinga Heritage - Odisha East 12 N 14 D Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y
Essence of Bengal East 13 N 14 D Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y
Sublime Sikkim East 14 N 15 D N N Y Y Y N N N N Y Y N
North East Odyssey - Assam and Arunachal North East 12 N 13 D Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y
Tribal heritage of North East North East 16 N 17 D Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y
Rediscover Malabar - Kerala South 11 N 12 D Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y
Kannada Pride South 14 N 15 D Y Y N N N N N N N Y Y Y
Dravidian Legacy South 9 N 10 D Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y

 

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Wild Journeys


Wild Journeys are Monkfoot’s specialized journeys to discover India’s gloriously rich and unique wildlife, which offer exciting opportunities to get up-close-and-personal with the elusive Bengal Tigers, wild elephants and unicorn rhinos, as well as leopards, wild dogs, and an incredible array of birds, primates and many more species of the animal kingdom.

India offers a truly divers choice pf National Parks, ranging from renowned Tiger Sanctuaries, to relatively small and remote wildlife habitats that offer exceptional wildlife experiences.

Our tours are carefully designed to offer our guests thrilling safaris & spectacular wildlife photography opportunities. Our guests will discover these regions from a unique vantage point, seeing a wonderful selection of wildlife with the help of an excellent team of field experts & wildlife specialists. All the while, we ensure that each wildlife tour becomes a special experience with a truly individual flair.

We have many more options, so please drop us a mail to info@monkfoot.com or call us if you wish to hear more about them.
Wild Journeys Region Duration Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Corbett National Park North 2 N 3 D Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y
Bharatpur and Chambal North 4 N 5 D Y Y Y N N N N N N N Y Y
Ranthambhore National Park North 2 N 3 D Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y
Tadoba National Park West 3 N 4 D Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y
Sunderbon National Park East 2 N 3 D Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y
Kaziranga National Park North-East 3 N 4 D Y Y Y N N N N N N N Y Y
Bandhavgarh National Park Central 2 N 3 D Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y
Kanha National Park Central 3 N 4 D Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y
Khajuraho & Panna National Park Central 2 N 3 D Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y
Bhimbetka and Satpura National Park Central 2 N 3 D Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y
Kabini and Nagarhole National Park South 4 N 5 D Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y

 

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North Eastern Journeys

The North-Eastern region of India is an enigma shrouded in a veil of mystery. This is home to pristine wilderness and one of the world`s most wonderful biodiversity hotspots. It is a fascinating land of undulating hills and plains covered in luxuriant green, as well as numerous tribal groups, which together create an unparalleled confluence of nature and tribal culture diversity.

 

Our specialized tours are carefully designed to take you on a journey that will raise the curtain of mystery, revealing a wonderland of culturally unique and visually stunning destinations, alongside experiences that will stay etched in your memory forever.

North Eastern Journeys Region Duration Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Traversing Assam North East 12 N 13 D Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y
Mishmis and Elephants North East 12 N 13 D Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y
Adobe of clouds North East 10 N 11 D Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Warrior's way North East 13 N 14 D Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y
North East Odyssey North east 15 N 16 D Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y N
North east Tribal Heritage North EAst 16 N 17 D Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y

 

Walking Journeys


Trekking in India is one of the best in the world with the majestic Himalayan ranges offering excellent trek routes  that cater to amateurs as well as challenge the experienced. Reaching the heights and being a part of the landscape is an experience beyond comparison. Whether it is a gentle trek through Himalayan villages in Uttarakhand or High altitude treks in Ladakh…… India offers exceptional variety.

Explore the Outdoors in the safe hands of reliable professionals. The options are endless: trek high or low altitudes; hike for couple of days or enjoy a long trek on the various Himalayan trails. We also customize walking holidays for people with special needs.

We have many more options, so please drop us a mail to info@monkfoot.com or call us if you wish to hear more about them.

Treks and Hikes Region Level Duration Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Kumaon - Binsar Village trek North Easy 5 N 6 D N Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y N
Kumaon - Saryu Village trek North Easy 6 N 7 D N N Y Y Y N N N N Y Y N
Grahwal - Valley of Flowers and Hemkund North Easy 9 N 10 D N N N N N Y Y Y Y N N N
Garhwal - Devriyatal-Chopta and Chandrashila North Easy 6 N7 D Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y
Garhwal - Kuari Pass trek North Moderate 7 N 8 D N Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y N
Garhwal - Har Ki Dun Trek North Moderate 8 N 9 D N Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y N
Ladakh - Sham Valley Trek North  Easy 7 N 8 D N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N N N
Ladakh - Markha Valley Trek North Moderate 7 N 8 D N N N N N Y Y Y Y N N N
Ladakh - Lamayuru - Chilling Trek North Moderate 8 N 9 D N N N N N Y Y Y Y N N N
Ladakh - Lamayuru - Alchi Trek North Moderate 8 N 9 D N N N N N Y Y Y Y N N N
Sikkim - Hee Barmiok - Barsey Top East Easy 4 N 5 D N N Y Y Y N N N N Y Y N
Sikkim - Kanchenjunga NP - Dzongri-Goecha La Trek East Moderate 10 N 11 D N N Y Y Y N N N N Y Y N
Darjeeling - Sandakphu - Singalilila East Easy 9 N 10 D N Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y N

 

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Sustainable Journeys


Sustainable Journeys are our special trips to some of the unique villages of India. These trips introduce you the everyday life of the villagers and provides an opportunity to stay in the village houses, enjoy watching the villagers at work, understand their history, culture, cuisine, struggles and aspirations.  

Experience the joys of true rural life in India. We assure you unique and authentic experiences of the India less seen and journeys that are sustainable and help the local economy.

Our sustainable journeys include stays in village homes, treks and tours that authentic and unique cultural experiences of rural India and support local the local communities.

We encourage our guests to “step out” for enjoyable experiences through meaningful interactions and a greater understanding of local culture and hospitality. Local homestays and guesthouses are used for accommodation and local group leaders and guides are engaged providing employment for local communities. 

We have many more options, so please drop us a mail to info@monkfoot.com or call us if you wish to hear more about them.

Sustainable Journeys Region Duration Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rajasthan Desert Village   North  3 N 4 D Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y
Sublime Sikkim East 16 N 17 D N N Y Y Y N N N N Y Y N
North-east Tribal trail North East 16 N 17 D Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y
Mysterious Sunderbon East 4 N 5 D Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y N
Kalinga Heritage East 12 N 13 D Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y
Binsar village Walk North 7 N 8 D N Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y N
Saryu Village Walk North 9 N 10 D N N Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
Ladakh - Sham Valley homestay trek North 10 N 11 D N N N N N Y Y Y Y N N N
Ladakh - Markha Valley homestay trek North 10 N 11 D N N N N N Y Y Y Y N N N

 

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Fusion Festivals


India is the veritable kaleidoscope of distinctive cultures spanning centuries, each having its own festivals, rituals and lore.  Our trips open the windows to the festivals and ensure that you do not miss anything. Savour the the insight and true flavor of the festivals.
We have many more options, so please drop us a mail to info@monkfoot.com or call us if you wish to hear more about them.
 
Festivals   Duration 2014 Dates 2015 Dates 2016 Dates
Mamallapuram Dance Festival 2 N 3 D 14th Jan    
Bikaner Camel Festival 2 N 3 D 15th - 16th Jan 4th - 5th Jan  
Reh Festival of the Mishmi Tribe 4 N 5 D 1st -3rd Feb 1st -3rd Feb 1st -3rd Feb
Jaisalmer Desert Festival 3 N 4 D 12th - 14th Feb 1st - 3rd Feb  
Khajuraho Dance Festival 2 N 3 D In February    
Konarak Dance festival 2 N 3 D 19th - 23rd Feb 19th - 23rd Feb 19th - 23rd Feb
Nyokum Festival of the Nyishi Tribe 4 N 5 D 26th Feb 26th Feb 26th Feb
Hola Mohalla - Martial festival of Punjab 2 N 3 D 17th Mar 6th Mar 23 Mar
Udaipur Mewar Festival 2 N 3 D 2nd - 4th Apr 22nd - 24th Mar  
Snake Boat Races of Kerala 3N 4 D 11th Jul, 9th Aug,8th &10th Sep, 28th Dec 1st Jul,8th,30th and 31st Aug, 28th Dec 20th June, 13th Aug, 16th & 18th Sep, 28th Dec
Durga Puja - Kolkata 3 N 4 D  30th Sep - 4th Oct 18th - 22nd Oct 7th - 11th Oct
Dussera at Kullu 2 N 3 D 3rd and 4th Oct 21st and 22nd Oct 10th and 11th oct
Dussera at Mysore 3 N 4 D 3rd and 4th Oct 21st and 22nd oct 10th and 11th Oct
Pushkar Camel Festival 2 N 3 D 30th Oct - 6th Nov 18th - 25th Nov  

 

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Commanding magnificent view of the surrounding Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Ketu and Kamet , on the edge of the Nanada Devi national park, Auli is fast emerging as an important ski resort in India.

Nestled amidst the wooded slopes, surrounded by green meadows in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh, lies Baspa Valley also known as Sangla valley.

Binsar is a beautiful hill destination inside a forest reserve and bird sanctuary with magnificent 360 degree view of Kumaon Himalayan peaks.

Far from the maddening crowds is Caukori, an isolated small village in the Kumaon mountains offering panoramic view of snow capped Himalayan peaks painted with magical sunrise and sunsets .

Madikeri - a picturesque hill station of misty mornings and dotted with coffee and exotic spice plantations, lies in the Western Ghats of south-western Karnataka. It is the headquarter of the famous Kodagu or Coorg district of Karntaka state. Flavoured with the aroma of fresh coffee, cardamom, black pepper and Coorg honey, Madikeri offers an enchanting experience.

Dalhousie is one of the most picturesque hill stations, located in the Chamba Valley between the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas. Named after a British Governor General, it retains a mix of natural beauty and colonial charm.

Darjeeling, the “Queen of the hills” embodies the romantic nostalgia of “The Raj” or the era of British rule in India. Darjeeling, famous for its lush tea gardens, is blessed with a stunning view of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak.

Dharamsala has an aura about it. The town has lived up to its name, which means “The pilgrims’ rest house”; it is today the sacred seat of the Dalai Lama and his exiled government of Tibet. The backdrop of the Himalayas and the old world charm of the town adds to the magnetic attraction of the unique experience that is Dharamsala.

One of the most scenic hill stations of India. Gulmarg offers excellent powder run skiing opportunities of international standards.

The beautiful hill town of Kausani is a picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendour and its spectacular 300 km wide panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Lachen 110 km from Gangtok, Lachen is a scenic Himalayan village of migrant Buddhist Bhutia yak herders called Lachenpas. The hospitable Lachenpas greet or bid visitors farewell with the traditional 'khada' scarf. Blankets made from sheep wool or chuktuk, carved woodwork, furniture, signs, symbols and blankets are the handicrafts of Lachen. Chuktuk is the local term used for sheep wool blankets. Since a sizeable population in the area rear sheep and yak, the wool from these animals is used for r

On the banks of the Beas river, surrounded by the majestic Pir Panjal, Parvati, and Bara Bhangal mountain ranges, lies Manali - one of the most popular hill resorts in India. Manali is also the gateway to the exotic Lahaul and Spiti valleys.

Mukteshwar is a quaint and peaceful hill town in Kumaon - Uttarakhand surrounded by thick coniferous forest; it offers 180 degree panoramic views of the mighty Himalayan peaks Neelkanth, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Panchchuli. Famous hunter Jim Corbett mentioned Mukteshwar in his 1944 AD classic book ‘The Man Eaters Of Kumaon’.

Stunning green hills of rolling tea plantations surround breathtaking Munnar. The town provides a completely relaxing and therapeutic experience for jaded city dwellers - misty mornings, sweet scented air, whispering breezes and a chance to walk in the clouds.

Mussoorie is a popular hill station in the Garhwal Himalayas. Due to its panoramic views and its proximity to Delhi, Mussoorie has been a favourite weekend destination for visitors from the nearby plains since the time of the Raj.

The beautiful small township of Pelling lies 115 km from the state capital Gangtok. Known for its grand views of Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain, which rises to 9390m. Pelling is perched at an altitude of 2400m, and is a traveller’s delight due to its strategic location in the eastern Himalayas.

A long time ago Kumaoni queen Padmini was smitten with the scenic vista of this hill town leading to her king Sukhdev naming the area queen’s meadow or Ranikhet. Ranikhet still retains the unspoilt charm and sylvan surrounding that provides panoramic views to the Himalayan peaks.

A beautiful hill city tucked in the lap of Himalayas, Shimla retains much of its old world charm and nostalgic influence of the British Raj when it was the designated “summer capital” of India.

Srinagar, the exotic summer capital of Kashmir is an enigma shrouded in a veil of mystery, a fusion of beauty, culture and history that mesmerises, enthrals and still sows a seed of doubt in the mind of the departing traveller that a single visit is not enough to touch its heart.

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