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Listed below are some of the experiences offered by Black Swan Journeys

Garli, Himachal Pradesh, India

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A sleepy little village nestled in the Kangra valley, Garli could almost be a place suspended in time – heritage buildings, temples & shrines, local craft. But, enjoying Kangri chai next to a pond as you marvel over the reflections of the night sky gives you a different high! With elegant havelis, mansions and Italianate buildings, interspersed amongst lovely mud-plastered and slate-roofed houses, Garli is a hamlet waiting to be discovered. With an amazing diversity of architecture (some decaying & some crumbling), scenery, bio-diversity, Garli remains relatively unspoilt, giving her a medieval ambience. Recognizing the need to protect their heritage, in December 2002 the Government of Himachal Pradesh notified Garli as a Heritage Village. 

Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

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Son Doong cave, the world's largest cave was a best kept secret up until recently. A vietanamese local said to have accidentally stumbled upon the cave in 1991 and almost two decades later in 2009 the cave was officially discovered by British cavers. It scales at a majestic 9 kilometres length, 200 metres height and 150 metres width. It was an outcome of mountain erosion caused by the river water and hence the name - Mountain River cave. Only a part of this cave is now open to public viewing, but these dizzying views are enough to make even an atheist believe in God.
What makes this cocooned utopia even more wonderful is the forest and river that it houses- the greens bloom in their full glory due to the weak limestone that had caved in, creating huge skylights that allow the ethereal sunbeams to cut in, thus permitting the ecosystem to flourish inside. The cave hosts some of the tallest stalagmites in the world that rise up to 70 metres.

‘A stay Tailor-made for philosphers’ – Bhimtal, India

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The only conversation you can strike here is with Mother Nature. Away from the cacophony of the cities, Bhimtal is like a cauldron of all things pure and untouched. And within this haven, nestles a quaint colonial bungalow which offers the seclusion that your city-bred soul demands. This bungalow quietly sits perched on a hill just 700 metres from the idyllic Bhimtal lake. Situated in the scenic Lake District of Kumaon, the property offers breathtaking views of the valley and the Sattal lakes below. 
 
Tailor-made for philosphers, writers and lotus-eaters, this place offers quietude and excellent amenities to set your spirits free. As for the restless souls, you can go hiking in search of exotic birds and butterflies, or go fishing and catch your own dinner. 

Georgia’s Wine Trail

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In vino veritas! That saying holds true for Georgians.
Wine-making is as sacred as religion in Europe's Georgia. In truth, it has been a practice undertaken in the region, much before Christ's birth. Archeologists have provided evidence reinstating the claim of this being the birthplace of wine.
 
 With such legacy that still runs strong, there ought to be a secret tradition that holds it all together. And Georgia's secret to winemaking lies in KvevrisKvevris are earthen jars in which the pressed juice of grapes,grape skins and stalks is stored, sealed and left to ferment au naturel, under the ground. 
 
 So, all the wine connoisseurs, who wish to learn some intoxicating secrets about winemaking and the traditions, head to the steeply terraced vineyards of Georgia. While the ones who love their drinks, let the sweet acidity of wine and breathtaking views of Georgia's quaint countryside charm you.
 
And if you can hold your drinks well and also entertain a crowd, then you hold a good chance to be the next Tamada (toastmaster)!

Banana Fibre Workshop, Hampi, India

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GO BANANAS on this unique & artistic journey in Anegundi, Karnataka. The workshop will introduce you to the art of banana fibre making, which involves making a wide range of handicrafts and accessories using the bark of a banana tree along with other recycled materials. Also explore a few untouched crevasses of Hampi, the UNESCO world heritage site along with a Coracle ride on the Tungabhadra river.

 

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico

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In the month of October, for almost a week and a half, the clear sky of this agrarian land in New Mexico, is dotted with techincoloured pixels that cast an interesting shadow over the luscious green Rio Grande Valley. Home to world's biggest Hot-Air balloon festival, Albuquerque witnesses many profane-fired shapes rise up in the crisp darkness before sunrise. These rather creative forms pitched against the backdrop of changing hues of dawn, offer a spectacular view that should go straight into your not-to-miss list. Even Darth Vader, looks less grotesque and more adorable in the form of a hot air balloon! In the evening glow, these balloons rise again and shimmer in the glorious fireworks display. While there, you can also enjoy the picturesque mountain-scapes of Albuquerque.

 

To enquire, write to knock@black-swan.in or call us on +91 8975632092

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