Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sea Activity Special Tour To Tarkarli And Fort Sindhudurg:

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 Itinerary:

Overnight Journey: Proceed for Malvan by Bus from Mumbai on Friday, 10th January, 2014 night at 8 pm.

 Saturday, 11th January: Arrival at Malvan/ Devbaug at 11am. Check In. After Lunch Proceed Rest. Evening Time at Ganesh Temple, Rock Garden. Dinner and Rest. – (BLED)

 Sunday, 12th January: After Breakfast Proceed for Sindhudurg Fort, Later Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Activity, Evening Free time For Shopping at Malvan Market. - (BLED)

 Monday, 13th January: Early morning proceed for Dolphin Safari, And Tsunami Island, Enjoy Water-sports as per actual cost. Later leave for Nivati Beach (Paradise of Konkan – Landing on the beach depends on the tide). After Lunch Leave Back for Mumbai. - (BLED)

Next Day: Early Morning Reach Mumbai with Sweet Memories.

 

“BLED”- Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner

 

Duration: 2 Nights / 3 Days (Night Journey not included)

Category: Underwater Life

Tour Cost: Per Adult - Rs. 9,500.00

 

clip_image002 “Limited Seats, Booking On First Come Basis”.

Inclusions:

clip_image001 Transportation (AC) From Mumbai – Mumbai (Dadar & Thane Pick- ups).

clip_image001[1] All meals Included (Veg and Non-Veg).

clip_image001[2] Accommodation on Quarter Sharing Basis at “Shripad Beach Resort”.

clip_image001[3] All Activities: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Boat Ride to Sindhudurg fort, Tarkarli Backwaters, Nivati Beach, Tsunami Island.

clip_image001[4] All Sight Seeing.

 

Exclusions:

clip_image001[5] Water Sports is not included in This Package (Banana Ride, Jet Ski, etc), you can opt for it as per actual.

clip_image001[6] Anything other than Mentioned Above.

 

clip_image002[1] Swimming is not required for Scuba Diving as one guide will be there to assist you.

 

For Registration Please Mail us at booking@purnatravels.in

OR Call us on : 9619246419

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

MOTORHOME - HONEYMOON / LUXURY TRAVEL IN KONKAN

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Konkan is a vast beautiful region which lacks in hygiene & sanitation for the traveller. Purna Travels offer you a viable solution for this deficiency. At your service is a self-contained Home / Hotel. Go where you wish without a worry about food & shelter. Stop / rest wherever and whenever you wish, in front of a beach, at the top of a mountain, at any spot with a beautiful view or a monument. Vehicle is designed for carrying 4 persons or less. 1 or 2 extra children may be accommodated.

AMENITIES:

Passenger Compartment: Versatile. Serves as day room, bed room, office or news room. 24 Hour Air-conditioning. Six luxury reclining seats. One sofa-cum-bed. Two sleeper berths. A folding table. LED TV. Power connection for Laptop, Printer, Camera, Iron etc. Intercom for communication with driver & kitchen. LED reading/night lights. Light tinted Glass windows with duel curtains.

Modular Kitchen: Provided with Fridge, Microwave, Induction cooking, Mixer/Grinder, necessary crockery/cutlery/utensils, storage space for dry/fresh provisions, sink, waste bin. Doubles as a dressing room with a large mirror. Roof hatch for access to the roof or ventilation. LED lighting, Intercom.

Bath Room: Provided with a shower & western style commode. Ventilation fan, LED lights, Toiletries.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

FUGADI

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fugadiThis is a group dance for women, with two major variations: as danced in a circle or by a rows of dancers. Broadly, villages have a dance in a circle but forest settlements have it in rows. A few fixed steps and hand gestures and hand laps are the elements.

No instrument or musical accompaniment is found with the dance, but special fugdi songs are innumerable. The songs might be about Puranic stories, family life, complaints, rivalries or people.

Fugdis of different types are danced by women at such festival as the Dhalo or Ganesh Chaturthi - that is at both strictly at religious and folk celebrations.

A striking variation is the kalashi fugdi before Goddess Mahalakshmi during the vrata (disciplinary observance vowed to some diety) offered to that goddess. This is accompained by no songs, but the dancers carry the large vessels called kalashi or ghagar and blow into them rhythmically as they spin around.

A distinctive style of fugdi is found among the Dhangar (shepherd community) women. No songs go with it; two women join crossed hands and spin around together, bending and swaying to a distinct rhythm. Stylewise there is no clapping nor there are any special steps only the sway of the bodies is distinctive.

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PINGULI ART AND CULTURE

kanchan athalye | Thursday, August 01, 2013 | Best Blogger Tips

Pinguli Chitragathi comes from the small and almost inconspicuous village of Pinguli, located near Kudal in Maharashtra, a home to the traditional folk arts of the Thakar Adivsi community from mid-18th century. Like the Bengal storytellers and their scroll paintings, Chitragathi is an innovative audio-visual medium, where the artist holds a hand-made paper painting depicting scenes from the epics. Every painting is accompanied with vivid narratives by the Chitrakar who modulates his voice to create drama and is backed by other vocalists and musical instruments.

Puppetry in Indian History

The ancient village of Pinguli in the Konkan region of Maharashtra has been home for nearly five hundred years of a wide variety of ritual performance arts. Due to the lack of support and the pressures of modernity in the region this invaluable heritage is in risk of disappearance. With the purpose of preserving the Adivasi artistic heritage, this trust is led by Shri Parshuram Vishram Gangavane. Gangavane has been working for more than thirty five years performing the traditional arts across India; and most recently with the opening of a Thakar Adivasi museum.

Traditional Thakar Arts:

  •  Kalsutri Bahulya: This folkloric form of string marionette theatre is accompanied by a local orchestra consisting of dholak, zanj, tuntune and singing. The marionettes’ heads and hands are carved in wood while the rest of the body is adorned with colorful clothes. The marionettes are manipulated from behind the stage by a single puppeteer who is also in charge of giving voice to the characters. The stories which are presented are taken from the epic of the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

 

  •  Dayti: The dayti is the Thakar Adivasi form of the shadow puppet theatre. The characters are built using goat skin and the characteristic style of the Pinguli painting school. As in the above mentioned art form, the stories are drawn from Ramayana and Mahabharata. The movements of the puppets, illuminated from behind the screen with an oil lamp, are accompanied by traditional music and the use of a shell to mark the entrance of the important characters.

 

  •  Chitrakathi: This is one of the few storytelling traditions alive in Maharashtra. With the help of paintings showing scenes of the ancient epics, the sutradhar unfolds the tale supported by the music of the vina, the taal and the huduk. It is in this type of performance that the stories of the Nandipuran are told showing the particular syncretism of Shiva and Vishnu religious paths.

Another eight ritual arts are present in their village including Radha Nritya, the Fugdya Folk Dance of the women, the Pangul Bael with the sacred bull and the Potraja where the dancer burns himself to take the evil away.

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

OVERVIEW OF PURNA TRAVELS

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INTRODUCTION:
Running a tourism business, as you all know, is complex.
What we are selling is an intangible product that must be bought blind because it cannot be seen, touched or experienced by the consumer before use. Buying a holiday is like buying a bar of chocolate; only memories are left after the product is consumed.
We are selling a discretionary product, meaning that the clients do not have to buy it in the same way that they do food or fuel. When finances are tight or during a recession, they may choose to spend their money that would have gone on a holiday on other consumer durables such as a compact disc player or new washing machine.
It is not a heterogeneous product. You could buy a refrigerator like your neighbour’s and expect it to look identical and operate in exactly the same way, but holidays are by their very nature varied. Anyone coming to Konkan tour will have a different experience whether they come in July or October, even if they went with the same operator, stayed in the same hotels and ate at the same restaurants.
It is a perishable product.
Package holidays suffer from inseparability. The behaviour of everyone involved in the product, from the hotel porter to the vehicle driver can have an effect on the outcome of the experience. If we purchase a washing machine, our enjoyment of the product will not be reduced by an irritating plumber who installs it.
Objectives Of Purna Travels:
Incorporated in 2008, Purna Travels is currently one of the leading travel agency which conducts tours to Konkan.
With continuous growth of business, the company remains committed to provide its valued clients one stop solution for all of their travel needs in Konkan.
Travelling with Purna you arrive your destination with such great ease that the weariness of the journey doesn't exist there to bother you. You'll not only be turned up in Konkan but sight-seeing tours that'll give you an insight into the alluring valley are also arranged. Journey with Purna Travels will definitely turn out to be a journey of many lifetimes.
Our mission is to strengthen the travel trade in Konkan. We aim to meet the needs of our clients through technical excellence, competitive pricing and unmatched services based on strong business and professional ethics.
The Organisation wishes to establish long term relationships not only with corporate clients but also with each and every individual client by providing better and prompt services.
Think of sounds of cheerful chatter swaying in with the morning breeze, think of mountains peeping out from their misty veils, think of the rivers whispering into your ears, think of Konkan, the ultimate destination of nature-fanatics, the adventure enthusiasts and the ones longing for an enlivening vacation. It provides opportunities as well as facilities for adventure sports.
Purna Travels Believes In Destination Marketing:
Purna Travels believes that in almost all cases, a tourist will decide to come to Konkan before they decide to travel with Purna Travels. In the same way, an overseas tour operator will look for a partner after they have decided to take clients to Konkan.
Therefore, Purna Travels not only sells the products and services but Konkan itself as a Tourism Destination.
Purna Travels believes that the main thing that any tourist is purchasing when they come here is a Konkan experience, not the services of our guide or the quality of hotels. This is a decision they make after they have decided to come here. For someone who has never been to Konkan before, whether they are a tourist or a foreign tour operator, they will firstly want to know why they should come here and what the attractions and benefits are over other destinations.
Tourism is the economic engine of any state and it is yet to be explored in the scenic Konkan region. If priced affordably and packaged well then this might just be the beginning of a new era for “Konkan Tourism”. Moreover, that is what Purna Travels calls: “DISCOVERING THE UNDISCOVERED KONKAN."

Purna Travels is specialised in creating Theme Tours which will be and added attraction for Tourists to diversify their tour plans to Konkan.
The following table presents an overview of Purna Travels operations in the leisure travel industry in terms of their markets and their main distribution channels:

Target Markets or Clients
Main Products or services
Distribution Channels
Mass market, general interest travel and package travel to more well known destinations Travel arrangements, accommodation and package tours for groups and individuals (for outbound). Products are mostly sourced from tour operators, ground operators, and local service providers, but also from travel resellers and portals. Examples: Sea Safari in Malvan, Adventure Tourism in Sindhudurg, Beach Holiday Package in Konkan etc. Direct sales to consumers. Inbound agencies may sell to outbound agencies or place packages with resellers and portals. Mass marketing done through advertisement via direct mail, media, and via agency offices.
Travellers with more specific interests, usually a defined audience in the domestic market Package travel to a variety of destinations within a specific area of interest, for groups or independent travellers. Products are mostly sourced from inbound operators, or may be designed in house with inbound operators, ground operators, and local service providers in Konkan supplying many of the services. Examples: magical Konkan Package Tour, Exotic Ratnagiri, Rural Tourism, Agro Tourism etc.. Direct sales to consumers. Some outbound operators may sell certain products through resellers or portals, or through specialized agencies. Targeted marketing through direct mail (of brochures), via website and customer loyalty programs, at travel fairs, and to special interest groups in the domestic market via specialty publications, membership groups and clubs.
Travellers with an interest in a specific destination or activity, usually long tour travellers in other markets. Package travel for groups or independent travellers in Konkan region, may cover several areas of interest or be more focused, for groups or independent travellers. Products are usually designed in house, with some services from ground operators and local service providers resold as part of the package. Examples: Homestay Holiday, Konkan in Monsoon, Jungle Tourism in Konkan etc. Sales to outbound tour operators, some direct sales to consumers and through resellers or portals. Targeted marketing via direct contacts with outbound tour operators, travel fairs, and to special interest groups in foreign markets via direct mail, special interest publications, and some direct marketing via website.

The role of Purna Travels is to essentially sell accommodation, transport, activities and transfers in a combined all-inclusive package. Purna Travels packages are different to that sold by other tour operators in many ways.
Package Travels refers to travel services sold as a package, where many services are bundled together for the convenience of travellers who don’t wish to spend time making their own arrangements. Package travel may be sold both to group travellers and independent travellers. Group travel refers to package holidays that have a set itinerary and an allocation of seats or spaces. Customers purchasing the package join the group.
Independent travellers usually prefer not to travel with a group, unless it is a self formed group. They prefer to have flexibility in their travel arrangements and may have done some research and have specific interests which dictate what they want to do and see on a trip.

Our Tours are very interactive, fun, personal and they keep you on your toes all the time so there’s never a dull moment when with us. Our tours cater to all foodies, because cuisine down the coast is finger licking good, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian. A lot of their food is coconut based and that just makes the already amazingly scrumptious food jump up by a whole lot of brownie points. Our Tour Packages also allows for performance of a variety of aqua-terra activities and the scope for coming up with newer activities is huge as well. What we also place focus on during our Packages skidding down the Konkan is the magnificent architecture that exposes itself, very subtly. It’s just spectacular, the ancient forts, palaces, empire ruins, temples, wildlife sanctuaries, all of it. It’s crazy that you can find so much diversity and variance along just a couple 1000kms of land! Last but not the least, we’re thoroughly well equipped with transport and knowledge on accommodation, places to visit, and everything under the bright shining sun that pertains to us. We believe in quality and not quantity. If you wish to book a trip with us, we’ve made life just a little easier for you in that we’ve sub-divided our trips according to days, activities and region so it’s as crystal clear as can be.
At Purna Travels we believe in attaining lifelong endeavours in our tours. We are the most economical as Nobody exposes Konkan to our patrons the way we do. Hence we can proudly say we have no competitors as they all are always wondering which part of world we envisage our members.























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Friday, June 28, 2013

Discovery Of Helium

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18th August is celebrated as World Helium Day. 





Vijaydurg lays claim to an interesting tid bit of history that has nothing to do with military might. On August 18, 1868, the Fort lay in the path of totality of a solar eclipse. The English astronomer Norman Lockyer, who founded the prestigious scientific journal Nature, is credited with discovering the element helium by observing solar prominences from Vijaydurg during that eclipse. A stone platform ostensibly constructed for his observations still stands today and is called the Sahib’s Platform.
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Some Little Known Facts About This Fruit…

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The Alphonso mango is a seasonal, tropical fruit (in India, it is available in end March-May) and is delicious to eat.

  1. Alphonso is named after a Portuguese nobleman and military expert who helped establish the Portuguese colony in India.
  2. It was the Portuguese who introduced grafting on mango trees to produce extraordinary varieties like Alphonso. The fruit was then introduced to the Konkan region in Maharashtra, Gujarat and parts of south India.

Alphonso mangoes, known locally as Hapoos are not sprouted from a seed but all of them are grown from grafts.

An Alphonso seed produces an ordinary mango, not an Alphonso.

 

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To Get The Most From Your Mango Adventures, You'll Want To Know How To Choose Ripen And Store Your Mangoes……….

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The first step is choosing a great mango. You'll want to choose a mango based on its firmness and when you plan to eat it.

Selecting Mangoes:

  • Don't focus on colour. It is not the best indicator of ripeness.
  • Ripe mangoes will sometimes have a fruity aroma at their stem ends.

Ripening and Storing Mangoes:

  • Keep unripe mangoes at room temperature. Mangoes shouldn’t be refrigerated before they are ripe.
  • Mangoes will continue to ripen at room temperature, becoming sweeter and softer over several days.
  • To speed up ripening, place mangoes in a paper bag at room temperature.
  • Once ripe, mangoes should be moved to the refrigerator, which will slow down the ripening process. Whole, ripe mangoes may be stored for up to five days in the refrigerator.
  • Mangoes may be peeled, cubed and placed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for up to six months.

Handling and Cutting Mangoes:

  • Always use a clean knife and cutting board to cut a mango.
  • If you have handled or cut any type of meat or seafood, ALWAYS sanitize your hands, work area, utensils and cutting board before handling or cutting any fruits or vegetables, including mangoes.
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Health Benefits of Mango

kanchan athalye | Thursday, March 07, 2013 | Best Blogger Tips
Health Benefits of Mango
clip_image004[2]Keeps Blood Pressure In Control –

Mangoes have ultimate vitamin content that assures an overall good health. Rich in Potassium & Magnesium mangoes are great natural remedies for high blood pressure patients. It also contains.

clip_image004[3]Pectin Content Reduces Cancer Hazards & Lowers Cholesterol Levels -

Mango has high amounts of pectin a soluble dietary fibre that efficiently contributes to lower blood cholesterol levels. Pectin also prevents you from having prostate cancer.

clip_image004[4]Helps Gain Weight –

Mango consumption can be probably the easiest way to gain weight. Moreover, mangoes also contain starch that transforms into sugar, which in turn aids in gaining weight.

clip_image004[5]Helps In Digestion –

Mango has a prominent role in eliminating problems like indigestion and acidity.

clip_image004[6]Cures Anemia & Helps In Pregnancy -

Mangoes are rich in iron, thus they are beneficial for people suffering from anemia. Regular and adequate intake of mangoes helps to take care of anemia by increasing the blood count in the body.Mangoes are also very beneficial for pregnant woman as the iron requirement in such situations is extremely essential.

clip_image004[7]Cures Acne –
You must be surprised to know that mangoes are closely related with skin enhancements. Other than bringing a glow to your face, this fruit also helps to lighten skin color. You can easily enhance your beauty by including this tasty fruit in your diet regularly.  To enjoy this benefit, there is no need to eat mangoes regularly, but all you need to do is remove the mango pulp and apply it on the skin for around 10 minutes and then wash it off.
clip_image004[8]Restricts Aging –
Mangoes contain high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C, which helps to produce collagen protein inside the body. Collagens again help to preserve the blood vessels and body connective tissues, thereby slowing down the skin aging process.
clip_image004[9]Promotes Brain Health -

Mangoes have abundant quantities of vitamin B-6, which is vital for maintaining and improving the brain functions.

clip_image004[10]Boosts Body Immunity -

As said earlier, alike carrots, mangoes are also rich in high quantities of beta-carotene a carotenoid. This element of mango helps in enhancing the immune system of the body and makes it strong.

clip_image004[11]Diabetes Fighter -

Further researches are still on, however some studies have already revealed that mango is a great natural remedy for diabetes. It was a myth that diabetic patients should compulsorily avoid mangoes for its sweet taste; but now it is being proved that other than the fruit, the mango leaves are also helpful in curing diabetes. Put some 10 or 15 mango leaves in warm water and close it with a lid before going to bed. Drink the water in empty stomach the next day after filtering the leaves. Regular practice of this method has shown positive results in diabetic patients.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

kanchan athalye | Tuesday, March 05, 2013 | Best Blogger Tips
FAQ 1

General:

clip_image001 What does FIT stand for in terms of Travel?
FIT stands for Free Independent Travelers (or Tourists).
It means a small number of tourists (usually fewer than 5 persons or couples) who take packaged tours at a time of their own choice. They eschew mass tourism and the holiday package concept promoted by Travel operators, in favour of a more individualistic approach to travel.
  clip_image001[1] What does GIT stand for in terms of Travel?
GIT stands for Group Inclusive Tour.
It is a travel program with a special fare and specific requirements (usually a minimum number of persons often more than 5 persons traveling as a group throughout the tour).
 


 Booking & Payment:
clip_image001[6] How much in advance should I book the tour?
We recommend you to book your tour at least 1 month prior to the scheduled departure date.
  clip_image001[7] Do I need to pay the entire tour price at one go while booking?
If you pay the tour price at one go 60 days prior departure then you are benefited as you get full payment discount(Contact Purna Travels for discounted amount). It is not mandatory though, you can pay the registration amount to book and pay the balance payment later.
  clip_image001[8] If I am an NRI, can I book your regular Konkan tour?
Yes NRI's can book any of Purna Travels Konkan Tours. Request you to calculate as per existing USD rates.
  clip_image001[9] Can my son /daughter residing abroad sponsor my tour price in their currency? If yes, then how?
Yes, they can pay the same by Telegraphic Wire transfer but only in USD, Euro and AUD currency.
 
Regarding Hotels & Room Types
clip_image001[14] What category of hotels are provided by Purna Travels on tour?
The hotels/homestays are usually 3* category with basic modern amenities.
clip_image001[15] Are the hotels located in the city?
The hotels are booked as per the availability and are located at outskirts of the city yet within the reach of the main city.
clip_image001[16] What is the basic accommodation type?
For all tours, accommodation is generally provided on Twin sharing basis unless specified since all the tours are designed for specially for you. Other room types like Single room, Double Room or Triple Room can be provided as informed at the time of booking.
clip_image001[17] What is a triple room?
Triple room is when 3 adults share 1 room. Usually, a family with 1 child or friends prefer this type of room. The room size is same as that of a twin room and the third bed is often a roll -away mattress.
clip_image001[18] Can 3 adults and 1 child share a hotel room?
At most of the destinations around Konkan, if you are a family of four then you are given 2 rooms. As per the safety norms, 4 people are not allowed in one room. In this case, if you have a child then s/he has to pay adult tour price.
clip_image001[19] Is it safe to keep our belongings in the hotel room when we go for sightseeing?
We recommend that you should not carry many valuables on tour. However, many hotels/homestays do have safe deposit lockers which you can make use of. Kindly do not keep any valuable unattended in the hotel/ homestay.

Meals and Beverages:
clip_image001[26] What type of meals are included on tour?
As per the tour itinerary requirement, there is a pre set menu. Breakfast and meals are Indian with an addition of Local food.
clip_image001[27] Can I request for Special meal?
Yes, special meal like Jain meal (No onion / garlic), Fasting meal (Fruits, Milk or Finger Chips) and Baby meal can be arranged subject to prior intimation. In case of baby meal we provide milk, plain dal and rice only, during meals as per the itinerary. For in between requirements of baby we recommend you to carry sufficient baby food along with you.
clip_image001[28] Do you have a cook or caravan facility on world tours?
We generally have meals at various Homestays as Konkan does not have standalone restaurants along the coastal Highway, it gives you an opportunity to enjoy a different ambiance and is comfortable. At times, we do give packed food too depending upon the itinerary.
clip_image001[29] I consume tea frequently, is there any provision for the same?
You can have tea /coffee at the time of breakfast. Also, at various sightseeing places we provide tea /coffee /ice cream /soft drink etc.
 
 Post Booking:
clip_image001[34] Prior to tour departure is there any information provided?
We do give pre departure information sheet once you book a tour which consists information about the destination, things to carry, weather, shopping etc.
clip_image001[35] Do we get any confirmation call of our scheduled departure?
Yes, 2 to 3 days prior to your scheduled departure we give a call to inform the reporting time and place.
clip_image001[36] Once we are on tour, how would our relatives come to know about our safety?
Once you reach the first destination, we intimate your relatives through a call and SMS on the number that have been provided by you while booking the tour. Also, we provide 2 sets of hotel list so that one copy is kept with your relatives and they can contact you at the hotel directly.
clip_image001[37] In case of emergency whom can I contact?
During emergency, you can call on 9619246419 / 9757039600 / 9892924781.
 
 Tour Manager:
clip_image001[42] Does the Tour Manager assist us on the entire tour?
Yes, the tour manager will assist you throughout the tour and this is one of the USP’s of Purna Travels. However, they are not responsible for baggage or any kind of personal belongings.
clip_image001[43] In which languages will the Tour Manager communicate with us on tour?
The Tour Manager will preferably communicate or give instructions on tour in Marathi, Hindi and English.
clip_image001[44] Generally how many tour managers are provided for a group tour?
We have 1 Tour Manager for the entire group where as for large groups, 1 Tour Manager with 1 or 2 Tour Assistant depending upon group size.
 
Travel Arrangements:
clip_image001[48] Does Purna Travels book our journey tickets for Konkan tours?
Konkan tour price does not include air or railway tickets. In case, you wish to travel by rail/air the tickets have to be booked by yourself.
clip_image001[49] If I book my own railway /air tickets do I have to submit a copy to Purna Travels?
If you book your own railway / air tickets then the ticket details must be shared with the travel consultant.
clip_image001[50] Do I need to carry any ID proof while traveling?
Yes, all tourists travelling by air / rail for Konkan tours have to carry photo identification proof in the form of driving license, election ID card, PAN card, passport and for students their school / college ID card.
clip_image001[51] How many hours approximately is the road journey everyday? Do we have frequent stops en route?
The road journey is completely dependent on the tour itinerary and number of places covered. The driving distance varies for each tour. You get sufficient halts during the journey.

While On Tour:
clip_image001[90] What are the modes of travel on tour?
The modes of travel depend upon your liking because the tour is customised for you.
clip_image001[91] Are there any night journeys on tour?
We normally avoid night journeys on tour as far as possible.
clip_image001[92] How hectic or what is the pace of the tours?
We generally design the tours as leisurely paced to medium paced to fast. Most of the tours are medium to fast pace as we cover maximum must see sight-seeings. But again since the tour is designed for you your view is of utmost importance to us.
clip_image001[93] Do we have to walk a lot on Tour?
Generally, we have to walk at sightseeing places. However the same will be timely instructed by the Tour Manager.
clip_image001[94] Do we have to wake up early on tour?
Unless otherwise specified by the Tour Manager, we normally follow 6-7-8 schedule i.e wake up at 6 am, breakfast at 7 am and departure at 8 am OR 7-8-9 schedule i.e. wake up at 7 am , breakfast at 8 am and departure at 9 am. However, the schedule may change as per the situation.
clip_image001[95] Do we get wake-up calls on tour?
Yes, you do get telephonic wake up, however it is advisable to have your mobile alarms set to be on the safer side.
clip_image001[96] What if I reach late and miss a part of the tour?
Punctuality is of utmost importance when travelling. We do not want you to miss any part of the tour so please be on time and always follow the Tour Manager's instructions. In case, you miss any part of the tour, we are not responsible/liable and no refund shall be given to you in this regard.
clip_image001[97] What if a disabled or a senior citizen needs special assistance on tour?
Individual assistance can be given to such guest by the Tour Manager, but however a qualified companion must accompany the guest who needs such special assistance.
clip_image001[98] Can I take a wheelchair on tour? Will it be difficult while visiting places?
Yes, you can bring your own wheel chair and move at most of the sightseeing places but a qualified companion must accompany guest who are travelling on wheelchair.
clip_image001[99] Will I get drinking water during sightseeing?
In most of the destinations tap water is considered very safe and widely available. In case, it is not so we provide the same.
clip_image001[100] Will I get some time for leisure or on my own on tour?
Itineraries are designed and planned in such a way that you should get to see maximum places, so you will get time only when you are back at the hotel. However, if you wish to skip any sightseeing, then you have to inform the Tour Manager accordingly, but you shall not get any refund for such services which you have not availed at your own discretion.
clip_image001[101] At a particular destination, is it allowed if my relative wants to join the tour?
Yes, your relative is always welcome. S/he can join us on tour subject to your intimation to us at the time of your booking and payment of prescribed charges to make him / her eligible to join our tour and avail our services on tour.
clip_image001[102] For shopping, will Purna Travels recommend places or guide us where to shop?
Our Tour Manager will provide information about the shopping areas on tour.
clip_image001[103] Can I use credit cards for shopping and personal expense while on an Konkan tour?
No. This facility are not available in most of the part in Konkan where we will be touring. However our Tour Manager will keep you informed about the ATM’s availability on tour.
clip_image001[104] While on a Konkan tour, how can I stay in touch with my family and friends?
While on tour, you can be in touch with your family and friends through a local calling card or local sim card as you may deem fit and desirable. You have to carry your mobile handset. We are not responsible for any charges levied by the international local authorities neither shall be responsible for loss of your mobile handset.
clip_image001[105] What if I fall sick on tour and unable to continue as per the scheduled tour?
If you fall sick on tour, kindly inform the Tour Manager immediately. The tour manager will assist you in making all arrangements for the medical aid, doctor on call etc. However, the expenses will have to be borne by you. Here, Insurance plays a major role hence we highly recommend that you should get yourself and your family insured adequately before travel.
clip_image001[106] In case, needed can I get medicine on a tour?
We highly recommend you to carry sufficient medicines along with you on tour. However you do get medicines on tour but your doctor’s prescription for the same is a must.













































































































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