Explore the beauty of the Sahyadri with a trek to Umberkhind, conducted by Freespirit. The trail begins at Khandala and goes all the way up to Duke’s Nose, before meeting with the Umberkhind Pass. It's a four-hour hike along all kinds of terrain, amid hillocks enveloped in carpets of green. Students can avail of this trek at a discounted rate of 600. Call 9869201443 for details, or visit www.freespiritindia.in .
In Istanbul, enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus river, which takes you along the waterway separating Europe from Asia. Along the shores, discover the delightful mix of the past and present, as well as the splendour and quaint beauty of ancient wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses and small fishing villages. Eezego1.com has a 6-day, 7-night package tour for 83,736 per person, inclusive of airfare, accommodation, food and tour guide. Log on to www.eezego1.com for details.