Newsletter – June 2021
We are happy to share the blog with some interesting updates as below.
– Adventure updates – Biking and Kenya Masai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration
– Travel stories & updates – Packages available for Indian & International travellers, Staycations / Workcations
– Birding World – Dawn Chorus – ‘Raga of birds’ Edition 2 updates
– Wellness watch
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1. Adventure updates
1.1 We are an allied member of ATOAI
We are glad to inform you that KeyTerns has become an ‘Allied member of Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI)’. It means that we have access to the guidance and support of the association, community, and learning. We are confident that we will do more and better with this membership.
1.2 Leh Bike Trip – Leh is open now. For any Motor Biker, riding in Leh – Ladakh is a dream and a proud factor because of its beautiful landscape. We have launched a Leh Bike Trip package. We are also planning to conduct an online session on high altitude biking tips by Pranesh, Fitness Trainer, MTB Rider, Passionate Biker, and a Certified Mountaineer to those who inquire.
1.3 Kenya Masai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration: The great wildebeest migration is one of the most phenomenal natural spectacles in the world. It is an annual movement by millions of wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, Grant’s gazelle, Thompson’s gazelle, elands and impalas across the greater Masai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. From July to September the Mara welcomes the Great Migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Masai Mara in Kenya. Booking (7N8D and 6N7D) is open now for International travellers except some countries that include India.
1.4 We are collecting Traveller profile to provide interest based updates on trips & talks. Please fill the form.
2. Travel stories & updates – India and International Travel that are open
2.1 Planning to do Nature Talks on Zoom / YouTube. Please watch out for the ‘Show & Share‘ on Dandeli Nature, Adventure, Birding and Wildlife.
2.2 Packages available for Indian & International travellers
- Leh Leisure and Kashmir trips are open now for booking that includes Flight included Fixed Departure, Any date Private Trip.
- Seychelles (3N4D, 6N7D) is open now for International Travellers except some countries like India.
- Travel to Saudi is open now with some conditions.
2.3 Staycations / Workcations are becoming popular. We are offering some exciting properties as below.
- Tree of Life at Udaipur, a 5 star property, gives 1 complimentary extra night stay free for every 2 nights of stay,
- Atali Ganga, an award winning river & mountain facing resorts at Rishikesh, offers all inclusive stay with 2 activities for every night
- Great packages are available at Club Mahindra, Sterling and many more.
2.4 KeyTerns is now providing International travel packages for Customers anywhere in the world. The countries that are allowing Indian Travellers – Link.
2.5 We are collecting Traveller profile to provide interest based updates on trips & talks. Please fill the form.
2.6 Story of Couple travelling to Kashmir – Tulip Season
Santhosh wanted to travel to an awesome destination with his wife in April. That’s when he saw the Kashmir Tulip Season Package published by KeyTerns. April is when one can experience the Spring blossom season with the Tulip Garden opening and the snowy Gulmarg with a variety of activities. He got excited and chose the 5N6D package. KeyTerns facilitated the trip. Guests enjoyed
- Amazing Tulip Garden, Asia’s largest,
- Sonamarg snow point rides,
- Stunning accumulated snow at phase 1 of Gulmarg with Gondola Ride, Snow Bike self – ride, Sledge Ride, Ski,
- Pahalgam’s pony ride,
- Dal Lake Shikara Boat Ride and the Houseboat stay.
He appreciated the arrangements of KeyTerns at short notice, specifically the stay at Windflower Villa Resorts at Pahalgam with the background of hills and recommended two nights stay over there. He also said that the overnight Houseboat Stay was great.
He provided 5 ratings to KeyTerns in Google reviews. Team KeyTerns also felt so happy to have facilitated a great trip for the couple. Sharing the snow bike ride video shared by Santhosh.
2.7 Two Solo Travellers travel to Kashmir on Travelpooling
We have been promoting Travelpooling, bringing together solo travellers and facilitating the trip. We published the 4N5D Kashmir Tulip Season package recently. Two female travellers, unknown to each other, showed interest. We first did familiarisation by doing a conference call. Thereafter, they also talked to each other and understood their background. Then, everything was simple. Both the females travelled to Kashmir. They loved the season, 3 Star Hotel, Kashmir Food, Transport, Tulip Garden, Gulmarg Snow Points and the Snow Rides, Mesmerizing green meadows of Pahalgam, Houseboat and so on.
When we asked how they found travelling with someone unknown, they said, “it was great fun. We were mature enough. We have been Solo Travellers for some time. So, it was easier for both of us’. However, it should not be difficult even for first time solo travellers. That’s the story of two solo travellers travelling together. So, we don’t need large groups. KeyTerns can facilitate Travelpooling trips to any place. You can count on us.
We also take this opportunity to thank Meethi for her review in TripAdvisor for this Kashmir Trip and the comment in Insta –
3. Birding World – Presented ‘Raga of birds’
Subramanian Sankar, Nature sound recordist, and a Naturalist gave a talk on Bird Calls with the title ‘Dawn Chorus Edition 1’. Participants included Birders, Nature Enthusiasts, Morning walkers, and so on. Appreciations poured in. Sharing just two for reference.
“Wonderful session. I could recognize many of the calls in my walks, but not identify the birds. Maybe I will start identifying soon. But it hardly matters to enjoy, it’s a pure joy to be in the company of the birds early in the mornings. They really make a difference and make my day, every day. Thanks for this great session Mr Subramanian, and Vaithee, the host.”
“Loved the session. Watched with my parents. They’ve asked me to accompany them on their morning walk tmrw and help them identify the birds.”
Register to join Dawn Chorus Edition 2 by Subramanian Sankar, planned for Sunday June 27th from 5 PM to 6 PM
How to register?
If you have already registered with us, you will get zoom details to your email id. If you have not registered with us, please fill up a profile form. Upon submission, you will get zoom details and also WhatsApp group links for you to join the interactive groups. Please do share the profile form with others who may be interested.
4. Wellness watch
4.1 Organized Fitness Session by Pranesh, a Fitness Trainer and a Certified Mountaineer passionately involved in MTB, Cycling, Bike Expeditions and received great feedback.
4.2 Vaitheeswaran conducted an Energy Session, talking about ‘Energy’ and its impact on People, Places, Things and Situations. He talked about the impact of Energy in thoughts and emotions. Vaitheeswaran, Energy Healer, Podcaster, and a Writer gave a talk on Energy & it’s effects on People, Place, Things, and Situations. Sharing the video link.