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Exlpore Offbeat Of Himanchal Pardesh: #Manali, #TirthanValley #Gaushaini, #Kinnaur, #Kalpa, #Roghi #Village, #Narkanda
Offbeat Himanchal Pardesh -
#Manali, #TirthanValley #Gaushaini, #Kinnaur, #Kalpa, #Roghi #Village, #Narkanda
Cost Per Person @ INR 21,999/- (Minimum Group Of 10 People)
Duration: 09 Days
Operating Month: Apr / May / Jun / Jul
Day 00: Arrival at Delhi
Pick Up from IGI Airport & drive towards Manali. (Evening departure)
Day 01: Manali Arrival:
Manali is a Valley nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, at an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) in the Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla, 309 km (192 miles) northeast of Chandigarh and 544 km (338 miles) northeast of Delhi, the federal capital. The small town, with a population of 8,096, is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to Lahaul & Spiti district as well as Leh.
Manali arrival at Hotel Kalpna by 9.00 am. Have breakfast rest and walk to Hadimba Temple, Old Manali and Club House. (Lunch could be at our Hotel or at Old Manali). Dinner at restaurant of choice (Casa Bella, Johnson Lodge, Ilforno etc)
Day 02: Excursion to SnowPoint (Rohtang will be closed. You may go upto Marhi) and Solang Valley
Full day excursion visiting Marhi, Rohtang Pass (Till Snow Point) and Solang Valley. Overnight stay at Manali hotel.
Day 03: Manali to Tirthan Valley (Gaushaini) (98 Kms – 3 Hours)
Tirthan Valley (Gaushaini)
Tirthan Valley perched at an altitude of 1600 metres above sea level is the perfect getaway destination blessed with a wealth of nature's tresures. It is the perfect placed to be if you are tired from the hustle & bustle of the everyday metro life full of noise and pollution. Named after the pristine Tirthan river, the valley offers opens the doors to the newly recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site - The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP), spread over an area of 1100 sq kilometers. It is a paradise for trekkers, offering one of the finest trekking opportunities in the world. Not to forget for bird lovers as well who spend days camping in the heart of this park. For not only an escape from the overcrowded city life, but also an escape from the more-crowded Himachali getaways, it doesn’t get much better than Tirthan. Read on to explore more about this place left untouched, untill now
Early morning breakfast then Check Out from Hotel & transfer to Tirthan Valley – Riverside Resort & Adventure (Gaushaini 4Kms Only). Half day free to enjoy beauty of Tirthan Valley & its river side resort, so u may go for trekking. Dinner & overnight stay at Resort.
Day 04: Tirthan Valley to Kinnaur (Kalpa) (237 KMS – 7 Hrs)
|Kinnau | Kalpa | Camp Adda|
Kinnaur surrounded by the Tibet to the east, in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh, about 235 kms from Shimla is a tremendously beautiful district having the three high mountains ranges i.e. Zanskar, Greater Himalayas and Dhauladhar, enclosing valleys of Sutlej, Spiti, Baspa and their tributaries. All the valleys are strikingly beautiful. The slopes are covered with thick wood, orchards, fields and picturesque hamlets. The much religious Shivlinga lies at the peak of Kinner Kailash mountain. The beautiful district was opened for the outsiders in 1989. The old Hindustan-Tibet road passes through the Kinnaur valley along the bank of river Sutlej and finally enters Tibet at Shipki La Pass. And it is not only the scenic beauty which appeals to the young and old alike but also the life styles of the people, their culture, heritage, customs and traditions.
Early morning transfer to Kinnaur (Kalpa). On arrival check in to The grand shangrila Resort. Evening free for leisure activity. Dinner & Overnight stay at Resort.
Day 05: Kalpa – Roghi Village – Kalpa
|Roghi Village | Camp Adda|
Blessed with so many natural wonders, the beautiful Roghi village is situated 8 km away from the town of Kalpa and is surrounded by lovely gardens and village houses. This place is popular for its apple orchards and ethnic village life, which includes temples, monasteries, Kinnauri style buildings, etc. The tourists love visiting this mind blowing destination, which is blessed with such an exquisite beauty. The road to Roghi from Kalpa is a bit dangerous as there is a cliff, which hugs one way road from Kalpa, crossing which seems impossible for many tourists. However, there are some adventure freaks, who love this route and they come down to Roghi only to enjoy the spectacular view of the Kinnaur Kailash range, which can be seen from here. The Roghi village is built on the slope of a mountain and is covered with apple, apricot, and chilgoza trees. The inhabitants of the village are very helpful here and they escort your around the village to make you feel safe. The village is very close to suicide point and it has a temple and a lot of apple gardens. Roghi is just 113 km away from Shimla and it is easily accessible through road.
One complete day in Kalpa with Sunsets and Sunrise not to be missed at any cost. Kalpa is one of the best place to see sunset and sunrise in Himalayas. You can easily walk up to Roghi village from Kalpa which could act as a small trek for you guys. Road to Roghi village is open only in summers though.
Day 06: Kalpa to Narkanda (169 Kms – 6 Hrs)
|Narkanda | Camp Adda|
Narkanda is a town and a nagar panchayat in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 2708 meters on the Hindustan-Tibet Road (NH 22) in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is about 65 km from Shimla and surrounded by the Shivalik Range that span a large part of Himachal Pradesh. It is a skiing resort in winter. It connects Shimla with Rampur and a detour also goes to Thanedhar, the prime apple belt of Himachal Pradesh where Satyananda Stokes started the apple culture.
Early Morning transfer to Narkanda. On arrival check in to Camp.
Day 07: Narkanda
Today morning after breakfast excursion to hatu peak .As Hatu peak is the most famous sight seeing point of these famous tourist destinations. So the tourists coming from these famous destination cannot explore hatu hiils on their short time trip to hatu peak. Very few of those got the chance to go to Jau bag, Karena peak and Landeua. Only people visiting Agyaat Vaas have the opportunity to visit these beautiful places. These places are accessible by very short trek from our Himalayan retreat.. This beautiful peak on top of Narkanda is a unique in nature. Dinner & overnight stay at Camps
Day 08: departure
Check out from Hotel. Drive back to Delhi.
Hotel Vyas Vatika / Similar
Tirthan Valley – Riverside Resort / Similar
The Grand Shangrila / Similar
Tethys Ski Resort / Similar
Above Package Includes
1. Accommodation at all places
2. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
3. Transporation by Ac Tempo Traveller Ex Delhi
Monday, 27 March 2017
|Rafting In Rishikesh|
Rishikesh, a most tranquil place in northern Uttarakhand, surrounded by hills and bisected by the wide and sluggish Ganges, is often claimed as the `Yoga Capital of the World. Back in the 1960s Rishikesh gained instant fame as the site where The Beatles came to stay with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is an excellent place to meditate and study yoga. Rishikesh is also a good starting Laxman Jhula point for treks to Himalayan pilgrimage centres such as Badrinath, Kedarnath , Gangotri, Yamnotri.It is rightly called the gateway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. 7 Story Temple Situated 24 km upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga, Rishikesh has long been a spiritual centre. It is said that the sage Raibhya Rishi did severe penance here and as a reward, God appeared to him in the form of Hrishikesh, hence the name. Rishikesh has numerous ashrams, some of which are internationally recognized as centers of philosophical studies, yoga and meditation. An international yoga week is organized here every year by Uttarakhand Tourism between 2nd and 7th of February. For the adventurous, there are opportunities for white water rafting on the Ganga. The climate here is continental type but its location in the foot hills gives it a pleasant weather throughout the year.
Rishikesh has continental type of climate. The weather is quite pleasing all through the years and can be visited any time of the year. But the best season to visit is from mid-September to May.
Winters (October to February) are pleasant with a temperature range of 19°C to 27°C and is good for enjoying sightseeing and rafting.
Summers (March to June) have an average temperature of 35°C and the weather is cool and comfortable. Months like May and June are the hottest and are best avoided.
Monsoons offer average rainfalls during July to September. Rishikesh is a beautiful city which has hot summers and cold winters. Rafting season is from mid-September to April.
To be found in the heart of town, is the most famous bathing ghat, where most pilgrims take a holy dip earlier than they visit the various temples. This is done generally in the early mornings, with the pilgrims offering prayers and milk at the Ghat and feeding the fish in the water. An amazing sight here is the evening arati, a ceremony accompanied by lights, drums and chanting, with the entire ghat lit with lamps glowing from a distance.
Near the Ghat, is the temple known as Bharat Mandir said to be the oldest temple here built by the Adi Shankaracharya. This 9th century temple has the deity of Lord Vishnu carved out of a single black stone popular as Saligram, and is placed in the inner chambers of the temple. The original temple was said to have been destroyed in 1398 AD. If you are lucky, catch the spring festival also called Basant Panchami celebrated here.
Close to the Triveni Ghat is the very old place of Rishikund where the Saint Kubz is said to have been blessed by the Goddess Yamuna, who filled the pond with her water. The temple of Raghunath dedicated to Lord Rama and his wife Sita is sited here.
2 kilometers from Swarg Ashram, is the well-known Lakshman Jhula a suspension bridge 450 feet long and built in 1939. Named after Lord Ram's younger brother Lakshman, it has temples dotting its either side, including the famed Lakshman Temple at Tapovan. One more noteworthy ashram is the 13 storeyed Kailashananda Ashram, with each storey being dedicated to a different deity.
Ramjhula is situated 3Km north of Rishikesh. It's a very popular place amongst people coming for
To be found at a distance of 12 km from Rishikesh, this temple stands at a height of 926m on top of a hill across the river Ganga. It derives its name from Lord Shiva. According to mythological belief; the cosmic churning of the oceans (Sagar Manthan) for the potion of immortality (amrit) by the Gods and the Demons; produced a venomous liquid, which was consumed by Lord Shiva at this place. As a result, his throat became blue in color, which in Hindi literally means 'Neelkanth' (blue throat). The place is a favorite among the religious tourists.
There is a cluster of ashrams on the eastern bank of the Ganges, and the place is popularly known as 'Swarga Ashram'. Most of these ashrams provide courses on yoga and spiritual studies, and are well-known among the tourists. Some ancient temples with beautifully carved statues are also located in the place. There are a few vegetarian food joints that serve various Ayurvedic food and refreshments. A few shops are also found, that sell various trinkets and souvenirs in the form of religious tapes, books, beads, beaded garlands, shells and clothes
Near the Lakshaman Jhula, is the newly constructed building of Gita Bhavan. It runs a free Ayurvedic
dispensary and also has a branch of the Gita Press, Gorakhpur. There are more than a hundred rooms for visitors and this edifice houses various striking paintings and statues of ancient mythological characters. The stories of the ancient epics- the Ramayana and the Mahabharata are beautifully illustrated on its walls. The place is also popular among the tourists.
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City Facts Of Rishikesh
Famous for/as: Pilgrim, Rafting
Best Season: mid-Sept - Apr
Weather: Summer 21 to 42°C, Winter 5 to 26°C
STD code: 01364
Distances from Major Cities:
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Buses and Taxis to Rishikesh are available from major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Haridwar, Srinagar, Tehri, Uttarkashi etc.
Rishikesh is situated on National Highway 58 which connects Badrinath.
Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh Railway station are frequent. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Muni-ki-reti and Swargashram.
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