A group of 10-12 strangers (girls only) exploring some unexplored places accompanied by a very enthusiastic organiser, that’s Jugni for you in a nutshell.
3 years ago
I came to know about Jugni while I was in a different holiday with a friend and another acquaintance (a very dear friend now). It was she, a prior Jugni traveller, spoke very highly about her experiences and how every girl should at least once try traveling with Jugni. She was quite insistent that I too give it a shot.
Luck came my way when a friend suggested this Gahan trip that was organised during the 26th January weekend. Without delay, I quickly jumped at the opportunity and booked myself a seat.
As any other first timer, I had my inhibitions, doubts and was quite sceptical whether I’ll be able to cope up to the Jugni standards, knowing I had many qualms.
Well, I couldn’t be more wrong. From the very start Nitesh (Founder and CEO of Jugni) made me feel super comfortable and welcomed. He made sure that all my needs are well taken care off. Actually, he is aware of everyone’s (who is part of the group) needs and personally makes it a point to see to it. He lightened the mood with his hilarious personality whenever things got tough.
Now I guess it’s my luck, due to some unforeseen difficulties, we couldn’t reach Gahan, but ended up at Deodar Cottage, Kotgarh, Himachal Pradesh. When I say luck, I mean it in the best possible way, because staying at Deodar Cottage gave me my best 2 days of 2019. The beautiful mountains, the snow laden trees, the whiteness of the whole place gave a feel of a far away winter wonderland. Then comes the hosts, Atul Sir and Family, the warmth and compassion they showed truly depicts their humble nature and beautiful hearts. Last but not the least, Elsa and Snowy, their pets were like cherry on a Christmas Cake.
Rajat Sir, an expert at mountaineering, was our constant support and guide. With his abundance of knowledge and experience of the mountains, he made trekking through the snow laden landscape a walk in the park. And trust me, making me WALK is a task, even if it’s a PARK.
Now let me talk about my 9 other strangers, aka The Girls. We all were first timers with Jugni, but believe me when I say, from the moment we met, we instantly connected and felt like we belong to this one big group. Big hugs to all of them.
I guess that sums up my experience with Jugni. Would I recommend Jugni to anyone? Well, my answer to that is definitely YES, a big fat YESSSS. Jugni is Safe, it’s reliable, and most important, it’s FUN. Give it a try Girls, you will bring back memories to cherish, as I have, FOREVER!
Dipanjana (insta : @dipz_dipz_dipz)