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DPC Photobus Trip to Garli and masroor Rock cut temple

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About Garli and Masroor 

DPC brings you one more breathtaking trip to Garli  and Masroor Rock Cut Temple in the month of July.

Garli is a delightful destination for anyone looking to get away from Delhi over a long weekend or simply to explore Himachal Pradesh’s countryside. Garli has been designated a heritage zone by the Ministry of Tourism, HP.

A walk around Garli is like stepping back in time. Armed with a handy map that details the sights of interest, wander down cool alleys and lanes bordered by thick greenery to discover broken down two-storied mansions. Even in their state of disrepair it is obvious that they must have been glorious in their day. If houses could speak, these structures would have fascinating tales to tell.

There is hardly any other Indian hamlet with such stunningly diverse styles of architecture on display amongst the mansions, temples and sarais, all of which stand testimony to the majestic existence Garli that once had. Garli is a classic example of collaborative town planning, vision & foresight of its founders.

Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Kangra

Dubbed as the Himalayan Pyramid, Masroor Rock Cut Temple is a popular archaeological site in India is around 32 km from Kangra on Nagrota-Surian Link Road. A major part of the famous rock cut temples are in ruins yet one can study the relics clearly. According to different studies conducted by the experts the temple complex was built in between 8th-9th century AD. A group of 15 monolithic rock cut temples designed in Indo-Aryan style. The main shrines contain the stone idols of Rama-Laxman and Sita. It is claimed that all 15 temples are carved out of a single rock.

The details for the trip are as follows:

We are going by road.

Date of Journey:  20th July 

Meeting Place: IIT Delhi, main gate

Timings: 9.30 pm (pls be there 15 mins prior to departure)

Itinerary

July  21

Breakfast en route to Garlic village.

Check-in to Naurang Yatri Niwas, a 100 year old heritage property.

Sit back, relax & replenish yourself.

2-3 hours guided heritage walk within Garli village.

Return to the guest house & relax yourselves.

Enjoy folk music by local singers. 

Post dinner; We can go for night safari in the nearby forest reserve.

July  22

Wake up to a beautiful sunrise, fresh air & birds chirping outside your room.

Have breakfast and replenish yourself.

A 2 hour drive to Masroor rock cut temple. Indulge yourself into the historical monument.

Lunch at a local dhaba/restaurant.

Visit the picturesque Kangra fort, an hour’s drive from the temple.

Other Important Details:

Stay: On twin sharing basis 

Mode of travel: Tempo Traveller (Push-Back seats)

Total Seats: 12

Total Trip Cost:

Rs. 6300/- (including registration fee. Please carry the rest of the amount with you( only cash)

Rs. 5800/- for Members (including registration fee. Please carry the rest of the amount with you( only cash)

The cost includes stay, travel and food. However, it doesnt include any cost of camera or entry tickets ( to be paid by self)

Anything taken in room service at guest house will be paid by individuals.

Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip as long as it is digital. Please wear comfortable clothes according to the weather, comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking, take your hats/caps, shades and sunscreen.

Meal: Simple vegetarian meals will be provided by the club.
The group will follow the itinerary mentioned above, however if one wants to visit places at one owns will, can visit accordingly on their own.

Please Note:

1. Registration fee is refundable .

Feel free to mail or speak to us if you miss anything or you want some clarifications.

 

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Call for Entries : My Latin American & Caribbean Trip Photo Contest

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MY LATINAMERICAN & CAIBBEAN TRIP PHOTO CONTEST 

We are pleased to cordially invite all Indian travelers to participate in this exciting contest so that their photos can reveal the fascinating beauty and luminosity of Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

About the Contest :

We are pleased to inform you that the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) in Collaboration with Delhi Photography Club (DPC)  is organizing the Third Edition of the Photography Contest “My Latin-American and Caribbean Trip” MLCT 2018. The previous editions of this contest enjoyed a very warm and enthusiastic reception by the Indian public. The great collection of diversity and beauty captured in more than 100 photographs received in the last two years, not only demonstrates the growing interest of Indian tourists in the region, but also a passion for Latin America and the Caribbean that is being transmitted through their mesmerizing digital images which have become attractive postcards of the natural, cultural and gastronomic riches that Latin America and the Caribbean countries have to offer.

This year participants can send up to 5 photographs (each of them, at least 2 MB minimum) which they must have taken during their trips to Latin America and the Caribbean from the 1st June, 2018 to the 30th October, 2018 to the email mylactripindia@gmail.com . The themes of the photos should be within the following categories: landscapes, people, monuments and others that may represent the country or countries visited by the photographers. The winning photographs will be placed in an exhibition in New Delhi and the first three winners will be awarded.

Rules and Regulations 

  • The contest is only for Indian nationals residing in India.
  • Participation in this contest is completely free and the participants can choose any theme focus; (landscapes, Monuments, People etc). The only requirements are that the photographs should be taken in Latin American & Caribbean countries.
  • Each participant may submit up to 5 photos in digital format and the minimum file size for each photo entry is 2 MB.
  • The photos should be sent by email to the account mylactripindia@gmail.com
  • The email must indicate the full name of the person, age, sites where the photograph was taken (City and Country), contact information and a brief description of the photograph.
  • Selfies or collages are not allowed.
  • The photos will be accepted starting from 1st of June till 30th of October 2018.
  • The evaluation of the photographs will be conducted by a committee comprising of officials from the Embassies of Latin American and Caribbean countries, travel journalists & travel agents who will select the finalists.
  • Winners will be directly contacted through email in the last week of November.
  • The winning photographs will be displayed in a gala exhibition in New Delhi where the photographers will be invited.

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The organizers will not cover any additional or personal costs. Once the photos are submitted the participant waives all property right and/or copyright. The organizers reserve the right to change the conditions and/or postpone or cancel the competition for reasons that will be notified to the participants.  Participation implies acceptance without reservation of these conditions in full.

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DPC announces Phototrip to Spiti

 

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In the month of August, we are  again going to Spiti, to witness and capture the most beautiful monasteries, landscapes and the local people. Its going to be a six day trip. We will be going by road.

Kindly pre-book with us, in case you are interested in going.

 

Itinerary 

Day 1. 11th August   Delhi to Rampur Busher   Stay at Rampur Busher 

Day 2. 12th August  Rampur to  Tabo

 DAY 3: 13 th  August   Tabo to kaza.    ( Night Stay at Kaza)

DAY 4: 14 th  August    Dhankar , Village Rama , Demul     (Night Stay at Kaza)

DAY 5: 15 th  August.    Ki and Khibbar Monastery   (Night stay at Kaza)

DAY 6: 16 th  August    Langza Komin Hikkim.  Stay At kaza

DAY 7: 17 th  August    Nightstay at Chandrataal

DAY 8: 18 th  August    Starting Back  

DAY 9: 19 th  August    Reaching Delhi 

 

Other Important Details

 

Stay: will be on twin sharing basis in a home stay environment.

Mode of travel: We will be traveling in an AC TEMPO traveller together.

Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip so long as it digital. For yourself, please carry wollen cloths , comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen!

Fee (per person)         : 25000 (including registration fee)

For  DPC Members     : 23000

Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay and meals

Please note : If there is any special need please do let us  know in advance . For any medical requirements please share the history so that if required we may carry the medications to avoid any mishap.

 

Feel free to call us for further clarifications 8826712162

 

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DPC announces photo Trip to Ranthambore

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Rejoice Photography Lovers!! Continuing the series of looking hot with camera this summer   
Let’s meet the tiger and share some memories

We are going for a photo capture trip to Tiger land of Ranthambore

This is going to be a 2 day/ 2 night (stay in Ranthambore) wildlife photocapture trip to take some breathtaking photos, learn photography from peers, and be your creative self 24×7 leaving office and work behind!

The details for this trip are as follows:

We are going by Tempo Traveller.

11th May (Friday ): Night

Timings: 9.30 pm IIT main gate (pls be there 30mins prior to departure)

Overnight journey to Ranthambore  via Alwar and Dausa

12th May (Saturday)

Reach Ranthambore at 5.30am
Going for the First Tiger Safari at Ranthambore tiger forest Reserve

Check-in at Tent   with Swimming pool

Post lunch : Going for the safari at Ranthambore tiger forest Reserve

Dinner

13thMay (Sunday): Early morning getting ready for the Safari No 3 at 6.30 am

Coming back to resort and after breakfast leaving the tents

 

Visiting the Chand Bowli at Abhaneri ( famous place from hindi movie paheli)

 

Reaching Delhi by 11 pm on sunday

Other Important Details:

Stay: will be on twin sharing basis in Tent Resort with Swimming pool.

Gear: You may carry tripods and wide-angle lenses and of course zoom lenses. Comfortable shoes, shades and sunscreen are important things to carry. A digital camera, batteries and memory card all set! And needless to say – enthusiasm in abundance!

Mode of Travel: We will be travelling by Tempo traveller.

Meal:  Simple vegetarian meals will be provided by the club.
The group will follow the itinerary mentioned above, however if one wants to visit places at one owns will, can visit accordingly on their own.

Fee (per person): Rs 13500/- and Rs.11000/- for members (including registration fee). Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay & meals.

Please carry the rest of the amount with you (only cash) :) You can also pay the remaining amount at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.
Please note: If for any reason you are not able to come, the registered amount is non-refundable due to advance on accommodation reservations.

 

 

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Women travellers guide to Holi in Barsana & Nandgoan : Aditi Nashine

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Well, as you know the festival of colours- Holi, is celebrated in March marking the onset of certainly one of the best seasons i.e Spring. The whole vibe of Holi festival spreads so much of colours, love and positivity in life.
I generally don’t take much interest in festivals, but festival of colours is simply one of kind.
The pichkaris, the water filled balloons and those colours, just doesn’t allow my inner child to resist celebrating the festival and having fun on those crazy Holi dances and how can I forget the sweets! Gujia’s, you know!
Well I am lazy person basically a couch potato, mostly and always on bed with laptop.
But This time, I celebrated the festival in Uttar Pradesh. I recently got a chance with DPC to capture one the most famous Holi celebrations in different parts of U.P.
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Feels so great to get the amazing opportunity to travel with DPC and capture something which is different, unique and which is so famous across world.
I travelled to U.P via road and planned the trip for three days to witness the festivities at Barsana, Nandgaon and Vrindavan. These places offers breath taking visuals of colours, culture and traditions. We were 15 of us and I was the only woman traveller in the group. I felt great because I got a chance to travel with the best of enthusiastic people who were excited and passionate about capturing the best frames.
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As a woman traveller I can give you few  TIPS:
• Wear conservative clothes, for reasons that you don’t want to feel uncomfortable even if someone throws water at you and your dress sticks on your body.
• Comfortable shoes, you know how it is right? We can’t rule the world in stilettos, always!! Sometimes you have to see a goodbye to heels too. Sadly, though.
• Always carry water bottle, beside trust me there’s a lot to capture and miles to go before you get your satisfying click. Keep yourself hydrated when the going gets tough.
• Don’t carry any valuable item with you, as you might misplace it or it might get robbed.
• Carry a scarf with you, for those unforeseen circumstances.
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Samaj in progress Pic Aditi Nashine
So, yes once you take care of all those points stated above for your comfortable and easy peasy journey you can just focus on getting some amazing clicks.
On the first day of the travel, I visited Barsana.
In Barsana, Lathmar Holi is celebrated in the narrow lanes of Barsana ,
The men from Nandgaon (another town in U.P) Barsana every year, only to be greated by sticks(lathis) of the women there.
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The women hurl the sticks at the men, who try to protect themselves with shields.
Everybody takes this in great spirit, playfully and doesn’t shy away to have fun. There are travellers from across the world who come to witness this special Holi, and chant for endless times “Radhe Radhe”.
At Barsana you can click pictures of wet Holi, where people dance in huge crowd under splash of water and colours. Usually the festivities starts from morning, but the main event starts at 5 in the noon.
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Brothers in color  holi Pic Aditi Nashine
At the temple villagers and communities from Barsana get together at a spacious lawn to offer prayers and chant the bhajans, this is called Samaj. During this time, lots of water and colours is thrown on the people which marks the beginning of the festival. For people who wish to gather the rawness of the place and culture get to experience a lifetime with some real good colourful pics of the event, For the people who wish to visit Barsana for enjoyment I suggest them not to visit. Beacuse the kind of crowd that visits barsana during this festival  in our local language is called “Manchala” as they come from various rural parts of Uttar Pradesh and  their behaviour is not  assured.
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Welcome to Barsana   Pic Aditi Nashine
After Barsana, on the second day of the trip the next stop destination was Nandgaon. The start of the day was wonderful, after an amazing breakfast after which we headed to Radha Rani temple.
While passing the narrow lanes of Nandgaon we happened to bump up in building which was also a 15th century Haveli with 5-6 families still living. The typical 15th century Haveli with spacious courtyard in the middle with double storey construction. We also climbed the rooftop of the Haveli from where the panoramic view of the complete holy town of Nandgaon was visible.
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We clicked beautiful pictures of the Haveli as well and made a quick move from there to the temple. As compared to Barsana, in Nandgaon it was less suffocating, Like I witnessed samaj at Barsana, the same was witnessed at Nandgaon as well. Over here the gathering time for samajh was 4pm.
I spent my day clicking pictures there till about 6.30 pm and then headed back to my hotel in Vrindavan.
The last day of my travel, the day started off with 8km Parikrama around the main temple. I managed to walk for 2kms along with other people doing Parikrama.
After which I found Gaushala mandir, and happened to click few random pictures, post which I went to Yamuna ghat and had a boat ride and clicked pictures of the people taking bath in the holy water. I also clicked women drying their washed sarees.
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TIPS:
• When you visit a small place,
• Make sure you explore all the moods of travel, be it any.
• Gatecrash into random houses for amazing experiences and conversations that takes place.
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On the last day of the trip at Vrindavan, I witnessed Phoolo ki Holi At Banke-Bihari temple; where the temple was decorated with flowers and people indulge in playing Holi with flowers, flowers and lots of it. The Holi festivities at Vrindavan goes on for a week with lots of folk music, bhajans, dance, colour, bhaang and pichkaris.
The people of U.P. are always full of joy and excitement for this festival and awaits for the festivities to begin with great preps.
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A lot to witness and know more about this beautiful festival in U.P, so if you haven’t visited U.P this Holi, make sure you do the next time.
All the photo enthusiasts out there and all the solo girl travellers pull up your socks and tie your laces, instead of breaking your couches hit the ground. This world offers unique experiences and unique places from your neighbourhood itself. Keep clicking, keep travelling!
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About the Author. : Aditi Nashine

Aditi is a avid traveller and a documentary photographer. Aditi  started her photography journey at the tender age of 15 years when she was pursuing her  high school. She studied Bachelors in Management and law because her parents wanted her to do so, But she always wanted to become a Photographer. After completing her college she shifted from Nagpur to Mumbai to pursue her dream career in photojournalism and expand her knowledge.

Aditi did her one year Diploma in Photo Journalism and Documentary Photography from reputed Udaan School of Photography , Mumbai.

She travels to different places meet people she comes across and try to capture their stories .  She wants to contribute to areas where women can freely travel explore and reconnect with themselves . In her free time she can be found on her couch watching some Hollywood documentaries in order to keep her fire alive .

She’s passionate about her format of  photography. She’s got eye for detail and a keen observer.

Wanna read few more travel diaries you can follow this page more often.

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DPC Announces Day Trip to Dauji Ka Huranga on 3rd March 2018

Delhi Photography Presents Dauji ka Kuranga   Date : 3rd March 2018

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Day Trip to Dauji ka HUranga

Unique opportunity to Click the wet Holi and Colors

The festival of Holi is celebrated in the small town of Baldeo located at a distance of about 20 km from Mathura by the name of Dauji Ka Huranga.

Description:

The most striking characteristic of Dauji ka Huranga is that here Lord Balaram or Baldeo replaces Lord Krishna as the presiding deity of the festival. There is a temple dedicated to him in the heart of the town and that is the prime spot of the celebrations.

A wild craze marks the festivities. Men and women assemble within the premises of the temple by afternoon. Sangeet Samaj, a kind of devotional music fills the atmosphere. Then they drench each other with hues of myriad color. The ambience is very colorful and joyous. From the roofs of the temple women pour buckets of colored water on the men.

The men tear off their clothes. Whips are made of these clothes and are used to beat the men up. It is all done in the right spirit. However the men are not permitted to touch the women or remove the veil from their faces.

You have no respite even if you are an on looker. You will be dragged into the merrymaking and soaked in colors. But there is no doubt that it is thoroughly enjoyable. Fun, frolic and loads of delight mark the Dauji ka Huranga.

Time for celebrating the Dadjee Ka Huranga in Baldeo, Uttar Pradesh

It is celebrated two days after the day on which Holi is celebrated throughout the country. Holi is celebrated on full moon day in the month of Phalgun. Dauji Ka Huranga comes two days later. This year it is celebrate on 3rd march 2018

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Trip Details :

Date 3rd March 2018

Travel Details: Leave Delhi for Baldeo mathura by AC Tempo Traveller

Meeting Place: IIT Delhi, main gate

Timings: 6.00 am (pls be there 15mins prior to departure)

Breakfast on the way to Mathura

Cost :

2000 for DPC Members

2500 For Non DPC Members

Breakfast , Lunch and Evening snacks included

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DPC Announces Photo Bus to Kila Raipur (Rural Olympics)

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Each year in February , Ludhiana becomes the destination for hundreds of sports enthusiasts, including foreigners flocking Kila Raipur to see the special breed of bullocks, camels, dogs, mules and other animals competing in highly professional events.

In 1946, Mr. Bakhsish Singh was instrumental in getting the most popular event of the Games – the Bullock Cart Race – introduced and in later years many more added.

 

It is to be seen to be believed, so here is the detailed itinerary of Kila Raipur. 

Date of Journey: 2nd Feb, Friday

Timings: At 10.00 pm leave Delhi for Ludhiana(pls be there 15mins prior to departure)

Meeting Place is at SDA Market opposite IIT Delhi.

Day I- 3rd Feb 

Saturday: Reach Ludhiana at around 7 am to 8 am (depending on fog).

Post Lunch: Again to Olympics site and capture all that it has to offer in the most mesmerizing sporting events.

 

Day II- 4th Feb

Sunday: Early Morning rush to the Olympics site according to the calendar of activities and activities of interest

Departure: Leave for Delhi at 6.00 pm and reach Delhi by mid-night.

 

Other Important Details:

Stay: will be on twin sharing basis at Hotel
Mode of travel: We will be travelling in an AC TEMPO traveller together.

What Gear to carry?

Can tag your camera, tripod, wide angle lenses and zoom lenses (depending on what your interest is). Comfortable shoes, shades and sunscreen, sweaters, batteries and memory card etc.  And needless to say – enthusiasm in abundance!

Meal:  Simple vegetarian meals will be provided by the club

The group will follow the itinerary mentioned above, however if one wants to visit places at one owns will, can visit accordingly on their own.

Expenses covered: Group transfers, Food, boarding and lodging

Fee: Rs. 7500 per person (Includes travel, food, lodging and entry tickets. Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)

For DPC members, the fee is Rs.6500 per person.

Please carry the rest of the amount with you (only cash) :) You can also pay the remaining amount at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.

 

Please note:

1. Registration fee is refundable if one drops out 7 days prior to this trip but transferable due to advance payment on accommodation reservations.

2. Registration fee is non-refundable as well as non-transferable, if one drops-out 3 days prior to this trip. 

3. In case the registration payment is not received, if you are not coming for the trip, please let us know as soon as possible because other photography enthusiasts will be getting the opportunity to go on this trip.

For clarifications and/or communication, please contact Virendra Singh  08826712162.

 

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DPC announces next Photo trip to Bhateshwar 16-17 Dec 2017

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This is part of the travel series for those people who cannot spare 4-5 days to travel on our amazing DPC Photo Bus trips due to scarcity and unavailability of Time .

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Bhateshwar – Gwalior

This is part of the  travel series for those people who cannot spare more days to travel on our amazing DPC Photo Bus trips to Ladakh and Spiti  due to scarcity and unavailability of Time .

The DPC Photo Trip is basically a Idea to rejuvenate your photography and yourself with a day long trip which is full of information , Photography and gossips .

The Trip will give an opportunity to click places which are in close proximity to Delhi but they are worth Visiting .

Next in series is the Bhateshwar  (Dist Morena) , site of an archaeological site comprising about 200+ ancient shrines in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh.

Gwalior : one of the prominent locations in north india from point of view of History.

Bhateshwar: Truly Mystical! This is an archaeological site comprising about 200+ ancient shrines in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh. The shrines in Bateshwar complex are dedicated mostly to Shiva and a few to Vishnu. The temples are made of sandstone and were built around 300 years before Khajuraho temples were built!

Other Important Details

Date :  16 Dec -17 dec

Pick-up Point  : SDA Market , opp IIT Delhi main gate , Ring Road

Trip Time.         : 5.30 am on 16th Dec to  17th Dec 10.00 pm

Mode of travel: We will be travelling in AC TEMPO traveller together.

Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip so long as it digital. For yourself, please carry comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen AND umbrella!

Fee (per person): Rs. 5500/- (including registration fee) for Members

Rs 5800 for Non Members

Fee includes travel & group transfers and meals

Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)

Please carry the amount with you (only cash) :), (please ignore if paid already)You can also pay the registration amount online or  at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.

Registration fee is non refundable and non transferable

Please carry your ID cards along, it helps.

For further clarifications feel free to call Virendra – 08826712162