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ixigo Encourages Travelers to go Backpacking



                 ixigo Encourages Travelers to go Backpacking

  PR Newswire

  NEW DELHI, September 30, 2013

NEW DELHI, September 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The Third Edition of mixigo Features an Engaging Discussion on Adventure
Travel

ixigo.com, India's leading travel planning and search engine, organized the
third edition of "mixigo", as part of its community initiative in Gurgaon on
September 28. The interactive session by Akshay Chhugani, avid backpacker and
CEO of The Indian Backpacker, highlighted the adventure and excitement
involved in undertaking impromptu backpacking trips. Travel enthusiasts from
all walks of life participated in the event. More details on the session are
available at ixiblog .

     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130731/630883 )

"ixigo aims to provide travelers with the most relevant travel information.
With each mixigo session, we provide a platform to learn from the experienced
travelers who come and share their untold stories, experiences and anecdotes,"
said Aloke Bajpai, CEO and Co-founder, ixigo.com. "We are convinced that
sharing real-life stories is key to bringing a community initiative alive. The
third edition was very insightful, inspiring people to go for adventure-filled
backpacking trips."  

During the session, travel expert Akshay encouraged travelers to pack their
bags and explore a place by themselves. He gave valuable information on how to
backpack, where to backpack in India, backpacking tips, budget backpacking and
safety concerns. He further mentioned that Rishikesh, Varanasi, Pushkar and
the Himalayas are the most preferred backpacking destinations in India and the
best time to head out for such adventure expeditions is between October-April
end.

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
India and 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.

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 internet and 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 Herring & Mint. ixigo.com is an
investee company of SAIF Partners & 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

Contact: PRN
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