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Kamshet Tour

To read more about our Kamshet trip, go here and to see some videos/pictures of the trip go here

Chetna More - Kamshet Tour

Thank you so much Bat travel for giving us the hilarious experience of paragliding with safety and comfort. You all have managed it very well and I enjoyed it a lot. Keep planning such adventurous trips. I would like if you plan scuba diving some time in future.I wish all the very best for all your plans and hope more and more people may join you.

Siddhesh kulkarni - Kamshet Tour

The difference between unsighted people and me are that some of them are lefty and I am righty. Otherwise we are all the same. We all enjoyed the paragliding equally. We all noticed the hot chick wearing black top and blue jeans. We all like creepy bollywood songs. The Kamshet trip to me was like old barter system where 'ek haath se dena aur ek haath se lena'. But for me it was a very simple deal, I actually learned and experienced a lot over a sharing of my mobile number and facebook account details. Thanks to Bat Travels for giving me a new experience and helping me to increase my FB and Insta followers.

Biswajit Das - Kamshet Tour

It was their first trip with the unsighted, and so was mine. those two days were different, far from regular. it was fun, quirky, new learnings, beautiful nature. everything was well planned. everything was happy. best of luck bat travels for the next trips. I won't be able attend all of them, though i want to 🙂

Tony Kurian - Kamshet Tour

A flight without sight: experience is what it was When I signed up for the tour package with Bat Travels to Kamshet, all I expected was a conventional charity driven approach in which I would be treated as a beneficiary. What awaited me was a bunch of lively friends, both sighted and visually challenged. I did have the apprehensions which all visually challenged people usually have when we step out with a new set of friends. Bat Travels knew this, but unlike many people and organizations I encountered in the past, Bat had foreseen all of them and had come up with a solution. Yet, there was no cacophony about inclusion or accessibility, it just naturally came to them. from assigning travel pals to describing the nature around me, all of it was taken care. Paragliding was the highlight of the trip and it was a great experience. To fly in the sky, unshackled from all the worries and inhibitions was such a mindboggling experience. Bat Travels ensured that all the instructions and safety measures was explained prior to the flight. To take a break ones in a while is rejuvenating. When I have someone designing tours keeping in mind my needs, I am having a travel with dignity. Bat Travel gave me the opportunity to be a traveller with dignity at a reasonable price.

Shubham Arora - Kamshet Tour

I really appreciate the initiative taken by Bat Travels to enable us to explore the unexplored. I have throughly enjoyed my trip with them. They took care of all the aspects and I never ever felt that there could be a better way to handle things. It was a comfortable and memorable trip, made possible by Bat Travels.

Tilak Joshi - Kamshet Tour

One of the best thing in the world is traveling. Sometimes I wish I could keep on traveling the world and my tour would never end. What if a tour is fully accessible? That makes travel more comfortable and amazing and that’s what Bat Travels people are doing and I have experienced personally. First weekend of December was well spent and has given me really wonderful memories which I am going to cherish forever. I have spent full two days with Bat Travels and didn’t feel bored or left out even for single moment, our Travel Pal were really helpful and made sure we enjoyed each and every moment. They made sure we did not miss out on anything and answered all my questions very patiently. Whenever I wanted to do something different they were always ready and found the way to do that activity. Like, when they were playing Logory and I wanted to join them, they immediately agreed to play with our cricket ball which makes noise, so that we can hear the noise and participate equally in the game. 
If I have to say then my favourite activity was definitely Paragliding. Which I have always wanted to do and I am really thankful to Bat Travels for making it accessible. The Pilot with me 
made sure I enjoyed the ride. I now want to learn Paragliding and go on a solo flight in the future! At the end I would like to summarize by saying Kamshet trip with Bat Travels was incredible and was an unforgettable experience!

Beer Tasting Session

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KP Sinha - Beer Tasting Session

Beer is a wonderful drink. After a day's labour, chilled beer really refreshes you. All over the world it's one of the most popular drinks, across all classes of people. It's a pity we don't know much about it. We are really only interested in having a chilled beer. Fortunately, on 30th of December, 2017, we got an opportunity to know what the different types of beer are, how they are made and what their quality is. We were given this opportunity by Bat Travels, who specialise in providing all facilities to unsighted people to travel along with sighted people. We had great fun tasting the beer, swirling it in our mouth and then giving an opinion about its colour, aroma, taste and after-taste. There was good bonhomie during the event. Though it was supposed to be 2 hour long, but we ended up chatting for more than 3 hours. It ended like a happy family get together. Surely it was an experience we are not likely to forget for a long time to come.

Vasundhara Sinha - Beer Tasting Session

Bat Travels working as your tour organisers working for visually impaired people accompanied by sighted people is a wonderful, innovative, progressive, humanly effort made by two forward thinking and thoughtful girls Divya and Ritu. I happen to attend one of their event on 30th Dec as a sighted person. This was a beer tasting session. Previous to this event I had no idea of the amazing varieties of beer. Doolally taproom has almost 200.
Bat travels gave me an opportunity to interact with visually impaired who I tell you are no different than us. Once they came to know our names, they could easily recognise us by our voice and names.
Amazing experience. Praise worthy. Thumbs up to Bat Travels. All the best.

Trance-Sufi Night

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And to read our blog about this day go here

Tasneem Anis - Trance-Sufi Night

So, at the start of this year, I was planning to go solo to some place. I was checking out for some options and there it was. A trance-sufi music night by the riverside organized by BAT Travels for 26th and 27th January. What made me curious to go on this trip was the idea of them having a mixed group of sighted and unsighted people. I am in awe of their concept of doing such stuff, the coordination throughout the trip was great as I was the only one traveling from Pune and was to meet them directly at the venue. The whole trip was a mixture of playfulness, bliss, lots of fun. The selection of the place was fitting perfectly to the music which was organized. I have enjoyed those soulful moments, thanks to Kanishk and his group for the fabulous performances. I couldn't have asked for more. The place was just beautiful. With river flowing by your tent, u can hear the sound of the water singing lullabies for u. Oh My God, I can just keep writing about my experience. A big thank you to Ritu and Divya for being excellent hosts. I have met so many new and lovely people in this trip, got to taste a different style of music, got inspired by Tony (hoping he reads this :)), Man he can talk nonstop. All the best pals. U rock. Keep organizing cool trips like this. Will join u soon. Lots of love.

Benaras

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And to read our blog on Benaras Trip go here

Navin Chawla - Varanasi

 A trip with Bat Travels isn't like most group tours. Yes there is a fixed itinerary but there isn't a strict schedule to keep up. It's like a vacation with friends. Packed with things to do but yet laid back. Ritu and Divya are friendly and help everyone get comfortable with each other right from the start. I had never travelled with a blind person before so yes, I was a bit nervous. However, the team is very good at putting people at ease and before you know it, you've moved past your apprehensions and self-consciousness, and are focussed on enjoying the trip together. 
Talking about the arrangements, I found them well taken care of. My airport pickup was on-time, my hotel room was comfortable and the sights and experiences promised were all delivered. Moreover, the team was very warm, helpful and accommodating. 
Thank you Bat Travels for a memorable travel experience. I look forward to another one soon.

Jim Corbett National Park

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Arundhati DasGupta - Jim Corbett

I returned from the trip to Jim Corbett last night with Bat Travels and can't get over the feeling of joy and enthusiasm this trip embodied.I am amazed at the organizers - Divya and Ritu for thinking through every little detail for the trip which made a bunch of strangers become friends, share jokes, pull each other's legs and genuinely bond over a three day trip. While experiencing nature walk in the Dhela village and the jungle nearby or the jeep safari in the deep of the jungle with our blind friends was wonderful and eye-opening, the cherry on the top was the elephant safari by the river Kosi. In fact, one of the elephants named Hema decided that we needed a bath and drenched us to the bone . I recommend a trip with Bat Travels to anybody and everybody who need a reminder that there's lot more to life than the boxes we live in. Every once in a while, we need to 'see' the world with a new perspective and let ourselves immerse in unparalleled joy that this world has in store for us.

Shubham Arora - Jim Corbett

Had a great stay with amazing hospitality of Bat Travels !! Elephant ride and wild life safari were an amazing way to explore the wild. 
Looking forward for more !!

Umang Sheth - Jim Corbett

BOWLED OVER BY BAT TRAVELS 
They were blind. But they opened my eyes to possibilities. They had lost sight. But they helped me find my other senses. They broke stereotypes. And inspired me to break my limitations. 
When I came across BAT travels online, I jumped with joy. Woah! What a concept!!! Travel with visually challenged people and help them around. It ticked all the boxes: my love for travelling, my passion for helping people and my desire to do the unconventional. 
The founders Divya & Ritu impressed me from the pickup point itself. What enthusiasm & exuberance!!! The energetic way they welcomed sighted & visually impaired folks, was highly contagious. Gestures like bag-tags in braille for all, treating the visually-impaired with dignity & kindness was so heartwarming. 
Divya & Ritu genuinely cared for the visually challenged but didn’t pamper them with sympathy. Only with empathy & equality. What a life-lesson they taught us, unknowingly. Right from patiently explaining the surroundings, making them feel different plants, flowers & objects to empowering them to find their own way at times. They rocked and how! 
The food, the stay, the arrangements at the Jim Corbett Park and most importantly the people – were awesome. 
Thanks Divya & Ritu for helping me make wonderful memories and friends. Traveling with Bat Travel has opened my mind and changed my mindset. There is goodness and good people around in the world. 
Three Cheers for Ritu & Divya !!! I am game for next trips.

Rishikesh

 

Kapil Sachdev-Rishikesh

 I had not thought much about the trip beforehand, except that it was a much needed break. But i was happily surprised. Mostly about the kind of people on the tour. We had such amazing conversations amidst the activities planned for us. Am missing the friends i made on the trip. Guys, please make a whatsapp group.

 

Shubham Arora - Rishikesh

I really appreciate the initiative taken by Bat Travels to enable us to explore the unexplored. I have been appropriately taken care. Had a great time exploring the natural beauty that Rishikesh had to offer. Rafting and dip in Ganga, was one of the most memorable experiences I ever had on a trip. 
Visiting local area around the town also enriched my stay with Bat Travels. I look forward to attend more of such adventures in near future.