Padma & Arun Lobo
We have travelled a great deal with Viceregal Travels – and never been disappointed. In the last few days we were speaking to one of their highly professional team about changing our holiday plans for this year. I was incredibly impressed by the service that we received, and their unwavering focus on the customer – despite the workload and the uncertainty that they’re working under at the moment. You can’t ask more of a travel company than that.
We wanted to send you a message to let you know how incredibly grateful we are for all of your help & the amazing trip. We had an absolute blast. We’re already discussing another trip back this year. Thanks again
Thank you ever so much for looking after all our travel needs during our visits to India in October, 2019 and January, 2020. Surendra and I had a great time in India, and I for one would like to visit every 2-3 years if possible! A great many of my friends and family are asking us for your contact details, and I have sent it to them. Thank you, once again for everything
Dr Reena Thomas & Dr Suresh Ninan
We had a wonderful trip with Viceregal Travels just before covid exploded this year !Beautifully arranged with good hotels and trouble free fun trip. In addition Kalpana was there to smooth over every wrinkle and make it an enjoyable safe trip
We had an enjoyable and comfortable time on the trip. Thanks so much for the constant support
Dr. Husna Mohammad
Manager, Corporate Relations & Business Development
Vasan Dental Care Hospitals Pvt. Ltd
The journey to the region of Leh-Ladakh with the WE Women Explorers Vice Regal group, has left a lasting impression on my mind. The immaculate serenity & Beauty of the place, its people, and the friends I have gathered along my journey made this trip one of the most memorable ones ever. From exploring the Nubra and Kardungla Regions, to River Rafting in The Indus, The laughter and adventure that we have shared as co-travelers and friends, will remain an integral part of my personal as well as spiritual growth. One thing is for sure, if there is another Adventure Tour that I will be doing, it will be with WE. Thank you Deepa for everything.
The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to go out there and see them as they are, is exactly what we seventeen women from Cochin did. The fantabulous adventurous six day break to Ladakh was the closest to heaven. It truly was captivating to be able to see snow capped mountains, fresh water streams, sand dunes and double humped camels all in one picture.
Sleeping in tents in the Trans Himalayas overlooking the crystal clear Pangong Lake with the view of the indo-china border was simply glorious. From rain to hail to snow, through the Zanskar river we met the Indus rafting amidst silent mountains- a sense of achievement engulfed us a benchmark set- history made !The memories will stay fresh in each of our minds pilled up stones, barley fields, the untouched beauty in all its fullness tingle as we look back. The sun rising on our faces, the passing calm winds washed over us with peace, it was as if we all had attained enlightenment.The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine
Manju Joseph Kodianthara
Seventeen ladies, some meeting for the first time, all at the airport early morning, and instantly starts the talking laughing and even eating! WE really did start off on the right foot!!! WE spent the day in Delhi together shopping. Next morning we left for Leh and decided to walk, talk, laugh, and eat very very slowly to acclimatize. We succeeded for 5 hours. By 5 pm we were restless and was out shopping like there was no tomorrow. There are no words to describe Ladakh – this is definitely HEAVEN ON EARTH.
There were three Innova cars at our disposal, with very good drivers. We started after breakfast to Nubra valley an hour later it started to hail and as we reached Kkhardugla Pass the world’s highest motorable pass, it started to snow! Wow! It was so so cold and exciting! Then we continued down, passed the grand canyon look alike, down to a river and then to Hundar a desert where there are camels with two humps. So there we were all the adventurous ladies on the camels! It was a long day and finally we hit the camp where like school kids had a camp fire with dancing and screaming, it was fun fun fun! Slept well and woke up early to climb the apricot and green apple trees. We headed back to Leh and on the way had lunch at the world’s highest cafe and guess what we ate Maggie Noodles, Mutton Momos, Chowmein and Cinnamon Tea, it was to die for!
The next day after breakfast we headed for Pangong Lake. We stopped to see the Thiksey Monastry beautiful! We had a picnic lunch by the side of a freezing stream with wild horses all around us. As we reached our camp by the side of the lake, it is hard to explain how absolutely spectacular, there are no words to describe it. Within 15 min all the ladies were in that freezing water!!!! We walked down later to the strip where 3 idiots was shot. The lake was a Copper Sulphate colour surrounded by snow capped mountains and our little white tents on the side of the lake seeing which your heart will skip a beat! The night was cold but we lit a bonfire, had an early night as we had to head back in time to go river rafting. Yes there we were the spirited ladies all dressed in wet suits and life jackets, helmets and oar in hand to take on third level river rafting in the Sanskar . That was one fantastic experience! We did real well without capsizing! That night we all went to dinner at Tibetan kitchen. An awesome trip! Everything went like clockwork, it was perfect!
I must say that the people of Ladakh are the best Indians!!!!! Deepa u did it!!!
Reena Jacob Chennai
LEH …..This was the closest we could get to heaven on earth. Amazing and breathtaking beauty (literally) left us all breathless. Whoever said Kerala was God ‘s own country has obviously not visited Leh.Each one of us at least once in a life time should visit this place where you will find absolute peace and quiet so much so that you feel that is this really in India which is so densely populated . Had such a wonderful time and got so many new friends. Really WORTH THE VISIT.
Counsellor cum Dance & Art Therapist
The ladies in our group require a special mention
1. Sarala Menon– Proud grandmother of four
2. Renu Abraham– Self Employed
3. Geetha Mathen– ‘Counsellor cum Dance & Art Therapist.’
4. Beena Tharakan– Entrepreneur
5. Elvy Ninan– Voluntary Social worker
6. Rajashree Radhakrishnan–Home Maker
7. Bindu Sydney- Home Maker
8. Husna Mohammed– Dentist
9. Manju Joseph– Home Maker
10. Neena Raj– Home Maker
11. Lola Philip– Home Maker
12. Remy Thomas Muthoot– Entrepreneur
13. Tara Nandakumar– Teacher
14. Reena Jacob- (Chennai) self employed.
15. Aswathi Philip–Special Educator, Bangalore.
16. Rosa Raj– Technical officer, Genetics
17. Deepa Varma– Group leader and tour organiser of Women Explorers
I am so glad I joined WE to do the Ladakh trip. I was a bit tensed as I was down with Food poisoning. Then I had a severe attack of Vertigo 3 months back. My mom, sister and few of my close friends, even my daughter discouraged me from going to Ladakh. But, Dr. Dilip Mathen encouraged me and he gave me the confidence to proceed, and of course the whole hearted encouragement from the members of WE, who accompanied me, especially our leader DEEPA!!!! Thanks to all. Also special thanks to my YOGA trainer Mr. Saneesh (Shivananda Ashram).
You should go and experience Ladakh, Pangong, Nubra valley, the Tent camps…this is something you should not miss out. ZINDAGI NA MILEGA DO BAARA!!!! There are no words to explain the beauty of this heavenly place..And the people are so nice, concerned, peace loving and they are really beautiful & handsome with pleasing behaviour. I just cannot imagine what I would have missed out if I had not taken this positive decision to join WE for the adventurous Ladakh trip…what a LOSS it would have been!!!!! CHEERS to all the Ladies, WE & Ladakh!!!!!!!
The WE trip to Ladakh was from the 02 to 08 Sep 2011. There were 17 ladies who did this adventurous and fun filled trip to the Himalayas. Our ladies hit it off from Day 1 even though some of them did not even know each other.
We were told that our group were the first all ladies group from South India. There was nothing that WE did not try our hands at. From driving through the rocky terrain, to camping in Nubra Valley and Pangong lake, to dipping our feet in the ice cold Pangong Lake and finally to do Grade 3 River Rafting in the Indus river. It was the most memorable trip.
My message to all fellow Indians is to visit Ladakh at least once in your lifetime. It is truly GODS own land and GODS own people. The people of Ladakh are the best human beings I have met.