Manali "Queen of Hills" The hill station - Manali is blessed with nature's finest gifts. The enchanting valley is so picturesque that it has earned the name 'Switzerland of India'. The sky touching mountain peaks, the kingdom of clouds, the colorful valley, the lush green vegetation, the friendly people and many more things come to one's mind when they think about Manali.
Day 01 : Delhi-Manali (580 Kms/12 hrs)
Arrive Delhi by Train/Air, same day start journey to Manali by Volvo Bus at 05.30 PM from ITO Office, Bal bhavan, New Delhi and arriveManali in the morning around 08.00 am, travel overnight.
Day 02 : Manali Town Sight Seeing
In Morning keep yours cameras ready, there are many scenic spots as you pass by Kullu valley along Beas River, Dashehra Maidan, Apple orchids etc. Arrive Manali and transfer to hotel, check in hotel. After fresh up and breakfast half day rest in hotel and later in evening proceed to Manali sightseeing which include Hadimba Devi temple, Vashisth Hot water springs, Club house, Tibetan Monestery. Back to hotel, dinner and rest overnight in leisure. Meal:Dinner
Hidimba Devi Temple: An ancient cave temple entirely dedicated to Hidimba Devi, is circumscribed by cedar forest. The deity image in this temple is that of a huge rock which was built in 1553.
Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temple: Just about 3 kms from Manali, spread across the Beas River is Vashist, a village with natural sulphur springs. Comprising of modern bathhouses, Turkish-style showers – travelers come here for medicinal benefit. There is also a pair of old stone temples, dedicated to the local patron saint Vashista.
Manali Gompa (Tibetan Monastery): The Manali Gompa servs as an important gathering place for Buddists from Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur, Ladakh, Nepal, Tibbet. Built in the 1960s, the new monastery is famous for its wall paintings, chortens and a large statue of Lord Buddha.
Club House: The Club House with its comprehensive facilities that include a roller skating rink, an auditorium, billiards rooms, a library, a bar and restaurant makes wonderful outing for the day. You can enjoy various indoor and outdoor sports in the club by taking due permission at the reception along with a nominal fee.
Day 03 : Manali Rohtang Pass [UP TO SNOW LINE] (100 Kms/03 hrs)
After Breakfast proceed for excursion to Rohtang Pass [UP TO SNOW LINE]. Carry warm cloths like hand gloves, muffler, sweater, shawl, & sports shoes etc. Enroute overcoats and shoes are available on hire. Rohtang pass is situated at an altitude of 4,111 meters (13,400 ft.)[Rohtang pass might be closed due to heavy Snowfall/landslide].Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its heights and splendor. At the top of the pass air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul Valley, enroute visit Kothi,Gulaba,Rahala Falls,Marhi and enjoy skiing, paragliding and other adventurous activities(cost not included).Visit Solang Valley if Rohtang Pass is closed. Back to hotel, dinner and rest overnight at leisure. Meal: Breakfast And Dinner
Rohtang Pass (Ruh-Tang): Rohtang pass got his name for unpredictable weather conditions, and snow storms. Rohtang Pass is the 'Highest Jeepable Road in the World' and offers spectacular views of the Himlayas. There are many beautiful sight of glaciers, peaks and Chandra river flows down in the Lahaul valley. Slightly to the left are the twin peaks of the Geypan. One can sense and tap the snow even in the hottest season of the year. From here, the dense woody forests become visible as tiny grasslands.
There is ancient Ved Vyas Temple in Igloo (Snow home) style from where Beas River originates (Called Beas Kund) .Ved Vyas was the author of the great epic Mahabharata, Ved Vyas was the first and greatest acharya of Sanatan Dharma.
Adventurous Activity: You can enjoy paragliding, skiing, Zorbing, Snow Bike ride Cable Car Ride and many more fun and adventurous activity both at Rohtang pass and Solang Valley.
Day 04 : Kullu Valley-Manikaran (160 Kms/6 hrs)
After breakfast proceed to visit Kullu Valley Which includes World famous Kullu Shawl factory, Vaishano Devi Temple, Kasol Valley, Manikaran Shahib, Historical Gurudwara, Shiv Temple, back to hotel, dinner and rest overnight at leisure. Meal: Breakfast And Dinner
Manikaran Sahib: Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindu and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area.According to Sikhs, during Third Udasi Guru Nanak Dev ji came to this place in 15 Asu 1574 Bikrami with his disciples Bhai Bala & Bhai Mardana .Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was with Bhai Bala and Bhai Mardana in Manikaran region and Bhai Mardana felt hungry and they had no food. Guru Nanak sent his good Friend Bhai Mardana to collect food for langar (the Community Kitchen). Many people donated atta (flour) to make Roti (bread). The one problem was that there was no fire to cook the food. Guru Nanak Asked Mardana to lift a stone and Bhai Mardana then lifted a rock and a hot spring (hot water) appeared. Guru Nanak then told him to pray to god saying that if his chappatis float back then he would donate one chappati in the name of God. When he prayed all the chappatis started floating duly baked. Guru Nanak Dev Ji said that anyone who donates in the name of God, his(or her) drowned items float back.
Shiv Parvati Temple: Goddess Parvati lost her mani in the waters of a stream. Upset over the loss, she asked Shiva to retrieve it. Lord Shiva commanded his attendant to find out the mani for Parvati, however, when they failed, he was extremely angry. He opened his third eye, a tremendously inauspicious event which led to disturbances in the universe. An appeal was made before the serpent god, Sheshnag, to pacify Lord Shiva. Sheshnag hissed thereby giving rise to a flow of boiling water. The water spread over the entire area resulting in the emergence of precious stones of the type Goddess Parvati had lost. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were happy at the outcome.
Kasol Valley: It is a beautifull valley situated on the banks of the Parvati River. Natural growth of the herbal drug Charas, which is considered to be India's best quality, is the biggest attraction in the valley of Kasol and the nearby villages which are on higher grounds. Some Psychedelic Trance parties are also common in Kasol, due to the heavy rush of the visitors.
Vaishno Devi Temple: There is small cave just like vaishno Devi Temple. An Idol of Durga is installed here. In 1964 AD, a saint established this temple. After his deth, this temple is managed by Sharda Sewa Sungh. Inside the temple premises an acupressure treatment center is also running providing free of cost treatment.
Day 05: Departure : Manali-Delhi (580 Kms/12 hrs)
After breakfast, check out hotel in the noon, at 12:00 pm. Can keep the luggage at reception & take a walk of village, enjoy shopping on Mall Road for Family, friends and loved one. In the evening it`s time to say Good Bye to Queen of Hill Station Manali with life time memories. Return Back to Hotel at around 3:00pm, later Drop at Volvo Bus Stand to board your bus for onward journey to Delhi. Meal: Breakfast