I've gone on two trips with Appooppanthaadi - Agumbe and Tawang - and I enjoyed them both thoroughly. During these trips, I got to know many women who took up traveling because of this group and that's when I understood the kind of impact the group was making, encouraging women to dream and fly high.
Here's my post on how the group operates and what you can expect from them. They even have women over the age of 50 joining in for the trips. Please let the ladies in your lives know about this group. Specially the ones who have had a zest for travel but put it all off for so many reasons!
Appooppanthaadi has now started international trips as well. Hope this post gives you all the details you need. :) Blog link in the bio. Alternatively, you may use this.
-------------------------------------------------- The picture is from Appooppanthaadi's Agumbe trip. That's a pool amidst the ruins of Kavaledurga fort. It has a dreamy bluish green hue.
The Kundadri Hills is situated in the Thirthahalli Taluk of Shimoga District, at an average elevation of about 3,200 ft above sea level.
The hill is known for an ancient Jain Temple that is believed to be constructed in the 17th century. The Tunga River reaches the site and fills two small ponds formed by rocks. The beautiful view of backwaters of the Varahi Dam and mountains attract numerous tourists, especially nature lovers.
This was one beautiful trip we made to Tawang with @appooppanthaadi in April this year.
This is the beautiful Sela pass with the frozen lake behind me.
Appooppanthaadi organizes awesome trips for women at affordable prices. If you are venturing into traveling for the first time, I'd say they'll be a good start. Even otherwise.
But traveling with a package tour group has its banes. You wouldn't be able to change your plan, stay a little longer or leave earlier. You won't be able to stop impulsively at a beautiful spot when you see one.
That being said, for someone like me, it doesn't matter so much as I'm not really good at sticking to plans. If not for a group like this, I'd be stranded on the way to a deserted sunset point, having missed the sunset and wondering how to get back to the room. 😂
Sringeri Sharada Peetham
Adi Shankara is traditionally believed to have established four Advaita monasteries on the Indian subcontinent. These were the Dwarka monastery in Gujarat to coordinate religious studies in the west, Badri in Uttarakhand for the north (Jyotirmath), Jagannatha Puri in Odisha for the east (Govardhan), and Sringeri in Karnataka for the south (wiki)