ixigo Demystifies Trans-Himalayan Travel

                   ixigo Demystifies Trans-Himalayan Travel

  PR Newswire

  NEW DELHI, September 2, 2013

NEW DELHI, September 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

mixigo's Second Edition Gets Himalayan Travelers and Enthusiasts Together

ixigo.com, India's leading travel planningand search engine, organized the
second edition of its community initiative "mixigo" in Gurgaon on August 31. A
key highlight of the event was an interactive session on planning a
Trans-Himalayan trip by Dheeraj Sharma, a Trans-Himalayan travel expert and
reputed travel blogger. People from various backgrounds with a common love for
travel participated in the event. More details on the session are available at
ixiblog section.

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"ixigo strives to provide the most meaningful information to travelers. Quite
often, the best travel information comes from stories shared by the most
experienced travellers," said Aloke Bajpai - CEO and Co-founder, ixigo.com.
"With mixigo, we are bringing these travel stories to life. The second edition
has seen a great response from travelers, with engaging discussions, and
sharing of many insightful stories about the Ladakh region."

During the second edition, travel expert Dheeraj provided a repository of
information on planning a trip to Ladakh and Spiti Valley, touching upon the
basic understanding of Trans-Himalayas and what makes it different from other
hills. He discussed the permits, routes, itineraries, importance of
understanding acute mountain sickness, acclimatization, insights on
communications and transportation, travel gear preparation and tips for stay
and food in these areas.

To ease the life of travelers and to patronize the cause of responsible
tourism in the fragile trans-himalayan region, ixigo partnered with Nuru
energy to provide rechargeable solar torches to all the attendees of the
session. The same number of solar torches would also be contributed towards
relief work in Uttarakhand as a special gesture by ixigo and Nuru.

mixigo is an initiative by ixigo to get like-minded travel enthusiasts
together to discuss and benefit from each other's experiences and knowledge in
a conducive environment. ixigo plans to take mixigo to travelers across
Indiaand get more travel experts onboard its fast growing community
initiative. In addition to this, thousands of travelers have already
contributed photos, comments, answers and tips to ixigo's trip planner
platform . ixigo has also launched a travel stories section on its website,
where travelers can share insightful itineraries and read experiences of other

About ixigo.com

ixigo.com is India's leading travel planning and search website, voted as the
Product of the Year 2013, in the travel category. Launched in 2007 by IIT,
INSEAD and Amadeus alumni, ixigo.com's vision is to simplify the life of
travelers through innovative travel products for internetand mobile. The
website searches, aggregates and curates travel information across hundreds of
travel sites and allows travelers to access relevant information on tourist
destinations, places to visit, things to do, modes of transport, driving
directions, hotels, restaurants, weather and more. ixigo.com has launched many
industry-first innovations and won several prestigious awards and recognitions
from TiE, NASSCOM, Business Today, Red Herringand Mint. ixigo.com is an
investee company of SAIF Partnersand MakeMyTrip Limited. For more
information, visit www.ixigo.com and keep up with updates on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/ixigocom and Twitter at www.twitter.com/ixigorocks

Primary Media Contact: Simran Kodesia, simran@ixigo.com , 91-8588832406

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