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MANALI

Manali is named after the Santan Hindu lawgiver Manu. The name Manali is regarded as the derivative of 'Manu-Alaya' which literally means 'the abode of Manu'. Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali lies in the North of Kullu Valley. The valley is often referred to as the 'Valley of the Gods'. Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu.

The British introduced apple trees in the area. The first apple orchard was set up by the British near Patlikuhl, before this, no Apple trees grew in the area. To this day, apple— along with plum and pear— remain the best source of income for the majority of inhabitants. Both Rainbow and Brown trout was also introduced into the rivers and streams of the area by the colonizers.

With the increase in disposable incomes and somewhat owing to the rise of disturbances in Kashmir in the late 1980s, Manali witnessed a surge in tourist traffic. This once quiet village was transformed into a bustling town with numerous home stays as well as the occasional boutique hotel. During the warmer summer months, cafes and restaurants can be seen doing brisk business.

Kullu Manali is best known for its scenic beauty in the midst of Himalayas. Historical references about the Kullu valley dates back to ancient Hindu literary works of Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas.

The first Prime Minister of India late Pt. Nehru, he came here twice for his holidays first in 1958 for a month and second in 1960 for ten days.


HADIMBA DEVI

Hadimba Devi Temple locally known as Dungari Temple is located in Manali, a hill station in the State of Himachal Pradesh. It is ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by a clear forest called Dungari Van Vihar at the foot of Himalayas. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground which was worshiped as an image of the deity. The structure was built in 1553 by Maharaja Bahadur Singh. The temple is built around a cave where Devi Hadimba performed meditation. Hidimbi was supposed to have lived with her brother Hadimb and not much is known about their parents. Born into a Rakshasa family, Hadimba vowed to marry one who would defeat her brother Hadimb, who was supposed to be very brave and fearless. During the Pandavas exile when they visited Manali, Bhima, one of the Pandavas, killed Hadimb. Thereafter, Hadimba married to Bhim and gave birth to their son Ghatotkacha.

Destination :Manali
Tour Highlights :

♦ Hadimba Devi Tempe, Manu Temple, Rohtang Pass (3979 mtrs / 13050 ft height), Naggar Castle.

 

♦Day 1 ♦ Pick up Destination to Manali

On arrival at Railway Station / Airport, transfer to Manali, enroute Sundernagar Lake, Pandoh Dam, Hanogi Devi Temple, Kullu, Shawl Factories, reach Manali. Overnight at Manali.


♦Day 2 ♦ Manali

Full day sightseeing of Manali Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Club House, Van Vihar, Vashisht Hot Spring, Tibetan monastery and evening at explore the local market. Evening at Leisure. Overnight at Manali.


♦Day 3 ♦ Manali

Excursion to Rohtang Pass. Situated at an altitude of 3979 mtrs above sea level and 51 kms outside Manali is the mighty Rohtang Pass - the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti valley. It affords a wide panoramic view of the mountains. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendor. At the top of the pass the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul valley. Overnight at Manali.


♦Day 4 ♦ Manali – Manikaran Sahib - Manali

After breakfast full day visit of Kullu valley enroute Jagat Sukh, Valley of Flowers & Gods, Naggar Castle, Art Gallery, Kullu City, Manikaran Sahib (famous for its Hot Spring and old Gurudwara) & return back to Manali. Overnight at Manali.


♦Day 5 ♦ Manali to Dropping Destination

After breakfast checkout from hotel and drop at railway station / Airport drop.

Inclusions

⇒  Welcome drink on arrival.


⇒  Daily News Paper and a bottle of mineral water.


⇒  Transportation - Pick and Drop at time of arrival / departure. All tours and transfers by Personal Vehicles including all state, toll taxes, parkings & driver night charges.


⇒  Accommodation in well appointed room for 4 nights including all luxury taxes.


⇒  Meals Morning Tea, Breakfast and Dinner are included.


⇒  Bus tickets, if necessary.


⇒  Flower bed decoration once during the stay.


⇒  Two glasses of Badam Milk once during the stay.


⇒  Cake once during the stay.


Exclusions

⊗  Camera fee.


⊗  Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages.


⊗  Travel insurance.


⊗  5% GST.


⊗  Any Airfare / Train fare.


⊗  Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, and vehicle mechanical functions, political disturbances etc.


⊗  Tips, laundry & phone call.


⊗  Entrance fees to monuments and museum.


⊗  All personal expenses.

Booking Procedure

• 50% advance to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation.
• Balance 50% before the Tour Starts.
• Check In / Check out time at all the properties would at 12.00 hrs (Noon).
• All the above mentioned rates are per person rates on twin sharing.
• For Cancellation please refer to our Terms and Conditions available at our booking office.
• Rooms holding shall be for a period of 48 hours only.
• The above rates are applicable strictly for resident Indian citizens only.
• Any amendment and cancellation in the booking before 15 days RS.500 Per Person are chargeable as communication charges.
• 5% GST will be charged extra on all packages.


Cancelltion Policy

• 10% before 15 days from date of departure
• 25% before 7 days from dated of departure
• 50% within 7 days from date of departures
• 100% within 48 hours from date of departure

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