Surrounded by greenery and rivers amidst picturesque terraced farmland, LAMAHATTA is a small mountain village that now boasts of an upcoming eco tourism destination. Located at an altitude of 1700 meter above sea level and around 23km from Darjeeling, this tourist spot is gaining momentum by leaps and bounds. It has been developed as a honeymoon destination and is a paradise for honeymooners as it offers solitude, picturesque beauty and a feeling of being amidst nature, a perfect platform to get to know each other. LAMAHATTA is very well connected to Darjeeling, Kamlimpong state highway. The beauty of the place is further enhanced by a new garden developed recently surrounded by prayer flags and wide variety of flowers and orchids to lure tourists. Overall, Lamahatta offers a serene, quiet and a romantic environment. It's ideal for honeymooners or couples who would like to spend some quiet and intimate time with the nature, take some nature walks through the maze of dhupi jungle, enjoy the beautiful garden & the views around as well as several other natural attractions nearby. Attractions in & around Lamahatta If you take interest, there are plenty of natural attractions that you can explore in and around Lamahatta. 1) I have already mentioned about the beautiful roadside garden which you should enjoy. It's a great place to get views. There are ethnic shades around the garden and some meant for meditation (you will need to take your shoes off before you enter those shades). You should climb the watch tower (short flights of steps) and enjoy the excellent views on a clear day. 2) Trekking in Lamahatta: a. There is a short nature trail that leads to a small lake on a hill top. The villagers consider this to be a sacred lake. b. You can also do jungle trekking... There is another trail of around 8kms from Lamahatta to Takdah that goes through a maze of pine and dhupi trees. c. Trek to Takdah Orchid Center (over 5kms). The Ordchid Center is however open usually during the season (February through April) d. Trek to the Gari Danda - an old fort on top of a hill which is about 3kms away. 3) Tea Estates: Visit the tea gardens nearby (you will get one within about 1.5kms). Some of the well known tea estates nearby includes Glenburn Tea Estate, Rongli Rangliot Tea Estate, Takdha Tea Estate etc. 4) View Points: Peshoke View Point is about 8kms away where you can see the wonderful confluence of rivers Teesta and Rangeet, a place knwon as Triveni. 5) Visit the cave temple (about 2kms) 6) Understand and enjoy the Village Mountain Farming System in Lamahatta. 7) Visit the Lamahatta Village Monastery (Gumpa). Lunch & Tea at Lamahatta in case you are passing by If you are passing by Lamahatta, stopping over for some time and like to have a light meal, the best place is the small tea stall run by a lady by the roadside and opposite to the garden entrance. She has a top covered seating place right next to her stall.
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Cancellation by Guest:-
If the Guest decides to cancel the tour for any reason whatsoever then s/he shall give a written application to the Company within specified time limit along with original receipt issued by Pubali Tours & Travels. Such cancellation will attract cancellation charges stated hereunder. Cancellation charges will be calculated on gross tour cost and the cancellation charges shall depend on date of departure and date of cancellation. Cancellation charges for any type of transport ticket are applicable as per the rules of the concerned authority. Air tickets issued on special fares are NON REFUNDABLE and Guest shall bear cancellation charges. Any refund payable to the Guest will be paid after Pubali Tours & Travels receives refund from the respective authorities. Pubali Tours & Travels deducts processing charges from the refund to be paid to the Guest.
Percentage of cancellation charges per person.
|No of days prior to departure||% of cancellation charges per person.|
|More than 60 days||5% or Rs.1000/-whichever is more||Registration amount|
|60 to 46 days||15%||15%|
|45 to 31 days||25%||25%|
|30 to 15 days||50%||50%|
|14 to 4 days||60%||60%|
|3 to 1 day||80%||80%|
|on the day/on tour||100%||100%|
|Note: Charges are levied on the gross tour price and not the discounted price.||For Indian tours, cancellation charges do not include air ticket cancellation and they will be levied separately.|
When Pubali Tours & Travels cancel a tour:In case if a tour is cancelled from Pubali Tours & Travels end, then the full refund of the amount paid by the guest will be made within 7 days of Cancellation of the tours. Alternatively, the guest can take any other tour option suggested by the Travel Advisor or can utilize the tour amount paid in any of the Pubali Tours & Travels future tour within one year.
For a Guest travelling abroad, passport is an official document and also an identity. Visa (visitor intending to stay abroad) is also a must to enter a particular country. Passport copies are required for many purposes other than for processing the visa. Therefore, the Guest must keep multiple copies of each passport with him/her.The passport should be valid for minimum 180 days from the date of departure from India and from the date of arrival/conclusion date of the tour in India.
(ii) Visa (World tours):
Visa permits Guest to enter another country and for tourists generally short term visa is granted by the respective consulates. Pubali Tours & Travels is a visa facilitator and generally assists Guests in preparing visa documents, submitting it and collecting passport from the consulate. Consulates may call the Guest for a personal interview even after all relevant documents have been submitted. Also, Pubali Tours & Travels is not responsible for any kind of error caused by the consulate. Issue of visa is at the sole discretion of the respective consulate; the Company does not have a hold on the decision of the consulate and cannot object to it either.
(iii) Requirement of Photo Identity on tour:
For all travel, including a tour in India, the Guest is required to carry photo identity (PAN card, official documents issued by Government bodies etc. and for students, college/school ID card of the present year).(iv) Responsibility of the Guest while on tour:
Guest is solely responsible to get all the required clearance like passport, visa confirmed air tickets, insurance etc. Guest should ensure that s/he collects all the required travel documents before the start of the tour. Guest should keep certified true copies and photo copies of all travel and statutory clearance documents viz. passports, visas, confirmed travel tickets, insurance including medical insurance certificates, any other document used to confirm the services of tour including an arrangement with independent contractor and other statutory certificates, used by him/her while on tour.
(v) Passport loss on tour:
Guest should take utmost care to ensure that the passport is not lost. It is the identity of an individual and loss of this document results in time consuming and costly formalities like launching an FIR, obtaining a landing certificate etc. The tour manager will assist the Guest with these formalities but cannot stay back as she/he has to continue the tour with rest of the group members.
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(a) These Terms and Conditions be called Pubali Tours & Travels Terms and Conditions They extend to India and World Tours organized by Pubali Tours & travels. They shall come in force from Apr, 2016.
A) Definitions: In these Terms and Conditions unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) Guest(s) means the total number of people who have registered their names and booked the tour by having paid full payment for Indian / World tours organized by Pubali Tours & TRAVRLS (which expression shall, unless it be repugnant to the context or meaning thereof be deemed to mean and include their respective heirs, executors and administrators).
(b) Tour/s means any India and/or World Tours organized by. Pubali Tours & Travels.
(c) First day of the tour shall start at any time (i.e. in the morning/afternoon/evening) at the first destination depending on the arrival of the respective flight/train/cruise or any mode of transport, same shall be in case of the last day of the tour. In other words, a Day shall mean a part of the day or 24 hours or its part thereof.
(e) Panoramic city tour: City tour includes all places as mentioned in the tour program and unless specifically mentioned, it is a panoramic view or a photo stop.
(d)Tour Manager / Tour Assistant by whatever designation called means a Person designated by the Company to help / guide / assist the Guests in and/or during India and/ or World Tours Organized by Pubali Tours & Travels.
(f)Force Majeure means an event or circumstance not within the reasonable control, directly or indirectly Pubali Tours & Travels, in its ability to perform its obligations / responsibilities regarding the tour including: (i) war, hostilities invasion, act of foreign enemies; (ii) rebellion, revolution, insurrection or military or usurped power or civil war; (iii) epidemic, explosion, fire, flood, earthquake or other exceptional natural calamity and act of God; (iv) ionizing radiation or contamination by radioactivity from any nuclear fuel, or from any nuclear waste from the combustion of nuclear fuel, radioactive toxic explosive, or other hazardous properties of any explosive nuclear assembly or nuclear component of such assembly; (v) riot, commotion or disorder; (vi) any act or omission of any Government instrumentality; (vii) a Change in Legal Requirements. (viii) strikes lock outs or other industrial disturbances; and (ix) abnormal weather or sea conditions including tempest, lightning, hurricane, typhoon, rain and temperatures.
(g) Brochure means tariff rates and tour related information for the respective years brought out / published by. Pubali Tours & Travels.
(h) Independent Contractor means a person and/or organization selected by Pubali Tours & Travels to render services including transport, hotel, restaurants, sightseeing to the tourist.
(s) and/or to. Pubali Tours & Travels.
(i) Meal means breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or any other snacks supplied.
(j) Each of these terms and conditions shall be severable and if any provision thereof is declared invalid, illegal or unenforceable, then remaining provisions nevertheless shall have full force and effect.
(m) Group tours mean where the services provided are similar to all the travellers in that group.
Booking Criteria:(i)Interest of Guest to participate in the tour:
Payment of the registration amount only shows that the Guest is interested in going for the tour. All the services like travel tickets, visas, hotel accommodation etc. shall be confirmed only on receipt of the full and final payment.
(ii) Confirmation of Booking:
Guest signature on the tour booking form clearly indicates that s/he has accepted the terms and conditions mentioned in the brochure. Also, in case if a single Guest is signing a booking form on behalf of the entire family, it means that the person signing is authorized by other members and they will abide by the terms and conditions.
(iii) Non-payment of full tour cost before departure:
Company reserves the right to cancel and forfeit the paid amount in case of non-payment of full tour cost before departure.
(iv) Change in Tour:
If a Guest wishes to cancel a booked tour and join any other available tour, then cancellation charges for the previously booked tour and new tour cost plus new discounts for the new tour shall be applicable to the Guest.
If the Guest wishes to make individual bookings after the initial booking on a particular package and/or wishes to make amendments such as change of destination, departure dates, addition of deletion of services, change in passenger numbers etc. s/he has to make a written request and obtain an acknowledgement from the travel advisor. There will be an amendment fee of Rs 300/- on every service once all services are confirmed. The amendment may invite further cost which will have to be borne by the Guest. All such requests can be accepted only if they are available with the Company.
(v) Criteria for operating a group tour:
For operating a group tour, there must be minimum 20 Guests booked on the same tour and the same date. In an event of cancellation of tour because of non-fulfilment of minimum criteria, Guests shall be intimated in advance through SMS, telephone or email.
In case, if the tour does not materialize and still the Guest wishes to continue with the same tour, on the same date, the tour shall be operated on individual basis without Tour manager and on MAP basis.
(vi) Request for special services:
As a professional tour operator operating group tours we always give equal attention to each and every tour member and the entire group. At the time of booking, if the Guest informs about requirement of special assistance, the Company may not be able to guarantee it. For eg. it may not be possible to provide wheel chair as all coaches are not equipped with these facilities. Also, we would advise our special Guests to be accompanied by a family member who can take care of him/her throughout the tour.
(vii) Medical fitness of the Guest:
It is assumed that the Guests booking the tour are medically fit to travel on tour and also that s/he is aware about the tour programme and the different activities that shall be undertaken during the tour. In case of any health related issues on tour, Guests are expected to be equipped to handle it on their own. Tour Manager can give assistance in such cases but it will not be possible to give complete attention.
(viii) Guest undergoing medical treatment:
In case if a medically unfit Guest books a tour and is not informed of the same, Pubali Tours & Travels reserves the right to cancel the booking in order to safeguard the interest of other Guests. In case, if the Guest wishes to travel in a separate vehicle, it can be done by paying additional cost for it.
(ix) Guest who have not booked:
All the services are paid services like hotel, transport, restaurants etc. hence relatives, friends, acquaintances of Guest who have not booked the tour shall not be allowed to use the services confirmed for the booked Guest.