How It All Started
It all started in January 2014 when Sunil Abhilash (CEO of goMowgli) decided to quit his career in sales and marketing to pursue his childhood dream of driving buses for living. Having only one objective in mind which was “to show the world the real India”.
What Is goMowgli?
It’s India’s first flexible bus network service across South India for both national as well as international travellers. They offer single day city tours across South India & Hop on Hop off (hoho) bus tours across Kerala which lasts for a maximum period of 9 days.
Why Choose goMowgli In South India?
When you wish to go to a particular offbeat experience that you heard from your colleagues or read some stories about that spot in some guide books. However, you have no clue on how will you be able to make it there, then the wolf pack at goMowgli will be your company to those destinations and will also tell you stories that you will not be able to find in any of the travel books.
When you are that wolf who breaks away from the pack to get lost to explore the new inside you or to meet strangers and listen to their stories and tell them yours but at the same time want to return home safely then this is where they step in to provide you with dependable experience mixed with must see and dos.
Along with trust and offbeat experiences they help bag packers explore Indian culture, wild side of India and tonne of adventures which very few travellers know about in India.
States In Which goMowgli Provides Travel Service
Currently they provide travel and adventure tours in a total 13 locations across 3 states being Goa, Karnataka and Kerala However, they wish to expand their travel service to different locations in South India. They have 7 tours and experiences in Kerala, 5 in Karnataka and one in Goa.
What Are The Different Types Of Tours goMowgli Has In The Bag For You?
They offer 3 different styles of tours which you should definitely have a look at:
1. Hop On Hop Off (HOHO) Bus Tours
Imagine you have made up your mind to visit a particular location in Kerala, but you are not sure about your schedule and when will you be able to make it or you are a bag packer who wants to explore new places in Kerala without having any time constraint in mind. There’s nothing to worry about and all you need to do is to buy a goMowgli pass of 9 days which is valid for a period of 60 days from the first day of travel.
There is no fix schedule for hop on hop off tours that you will have to follow. You can hop off the bus anytime, anywhere you feel like and to hop on back into the bus you will have to book a seat by calling their customer care number and show up at the pickup point. Timetable and pickup point of buses is present on their website.
Currently they offer two passes, Kerala Parotta Pass and Appam & Stew Pass which costs travellers INR 16,000/- and INR 11,000/- respectively.
You will find the detailed description of one of their best Hop on Hop off (HOHO) bus tour below at the end of this article.
Also visit their website to learn more.
2. City Tour
City tour is a single day tour that adheres to a fix bus schedule which starts and ends in the same city. Currently they have 6 city tours in Mysore, Cochin, Goa and Hampi which ranges between INR 2,500 to INR 3,000. A local guide will be there at your service on each city tour where the guide will be taking you to the essential must visit places of that city and also to some offbeat trials within the city.
You will find the detailed description of one of their best city tour below.
3. Bespoke Tour
Bespoke which means tailored or personalised explains what goMowgli Bespoke tours are. They are customized for couples or for a group of 20 people in Kerala, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu. Currently they have 2 bespoke tours one being a Coorg tour for 4 days and the another being Hoysala temple trails for 2 days. You can find detailed introduction, itinerary and other tour related information on their website. Do not forget to check them out too 😊.
Things Included On Your HOHO bus tour Pass
1) Air conditioned bus transport
2) Few activities during your tour
3) Discounts and special prices to goMowgli customers on paid activities and accommodations
4) Multiple Hop on Hop off along the route
Things Excluded On Your HOHO bus tour Pass
1) Accommodation – However they can book a room for you on your behalf with their partnered hotels
2) Paid activities and food during your transit is excluded
3) Entry fee for you any your camera if applicable at various monuments or parks during your visit is also not included in the pass
More details about goMowgli Passes here
Depth Details About The Best Hop On Hop Off (HOHO) Bus Tour Category
We will mention only a few highlights for each day of the HOHO trip. For detailed itinerary of the trip kindly visit goMowgli website after you complete reading this article.
Kerala Parotta Pass is a hop on hop off (HOHO) tour which takes you to every nook and corner of Kerala from houseboats of Alleppey to the forests of Thekkaddy. It is recommended to be completed in 10 days and costs you INR 16,000/-.
Start of HOHO tour!!
Day 1 – Cochin City Tour where you visit Jew Town, have Kerala Styled Meal, visit Kerala Folklore Museum and Fort Kochi
Day 2 – Walk around the vegetable farms of quaint village in Kochi – Munnar where workers of tea factory reside
Day 3 – Visit the Tea factory to understand the process of production of tea
Day 4 – Wildlife safari on bamboo raft and a crash course on spices plantation followed by Kalaripayattu show at the mudra cultural center
Day 5 – Hit the beach! Surf and Lounge around
Day 6 – Board the Shikara or a Houseboat and escape in the serene backwaters
Day 7 – Reach Varkala to unwind at cliff atop Varkala
Day 8 – Either Hop off at varkala or head back with us to where you started from – fort Kochi choice is yours
End of HOHO tour!!
Details About One Of The Best Tour They Offer Under City Tour Category
We will be able to give you insights only about a single tour which we have selected basis our own choice. For more details about all the remaining tours under City Tour category you will have to visit goMowgli website.
Hampi Day Tour – Hampi – One of the India’s most popular UNESCO World Heritage site was also among one of the largest cities in the world 500 years ago. It is an ideal location for someone who is looking to get away. Hunt for Neolithic Cave Paintings, hop over a few streams to reach some stunning rock carvings also walk around the bazaar before you head to satiate your hunger with the locals.
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