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Monday, October 18, 2010

Manali & Kullu

Tour to Manali & Kullu
3 Nights / 4 Days

Manali, (alt. 1,950 m or 6,398 ft) in the Beas River valley, is an important hill station in the Himalayan mountains of Himachal Pradesh, India, near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. Manali is administratively a part of the Kullu district. The population is approx. 30,000. The small town was 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. Manali and its surrounding areas are of great significance to the Indian culture and heritage as it was the home and abode of the Saptarshi or seven sages. The ancient cave temple, Hidimba Devi Temple, is not far from town, 3 k.m. from the main city. Manu Maharishi temple is located in old Manali village, which is 4 k.m. far from the Manali. The name of manali is on the name of Lord Manu. This temple is one and only temple in the world. According to scriptures, Manu was the first man in nature.

Day 01: Arrive Manali

(Options : By Air, By train upto Chandigarh & by surface from Delhi & Chandigarh. Overnight tourist Buses can be booked from Delhi by us) Morning arrive Manali from Delhi and check in at hotel. Afternoon half day city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Vashisht Village and Tibetan Monastery. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Manali

Full day excursion visiting Kothi Gorge, Gulaba, Marhi, Rohtang Pass (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall) and Sollang Valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Manali/ Manikaran (85 kms)/ Kullu (45 kms)/ Manali

Full day excursion visiting Manikaran. Manikaran has the World’s hottest Suplhur Spring Waters and is a holy place for Hindus & Sikhs alike. Return back to Kullu town enroute visiting the famous Kullu Shawl Industry. Drive back to Manali. Check in at the Hotel in Manali.Overnight stay at the Hotel in Manali.

Day 04:

Manali / Delhi ( 600 kms) Morning drive back to Delhi.

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