Kullu Manali Package

4N/5D family holiday or honeymoon package in Manali and Kullu Valley

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15,000.00

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- Bus/taxi fare to and from Manali is not included in the above price.

Enjoy a family trip or honeymoon package in Manali

Explore the Valley of the Gods. See traditional Himachali villages and temples, walk through thick Himalayan cedar forests, drive through the amazing Kullu Valley and visit snow points near Rohtang Pass.

Day 01: Arrival in Manali. Half-day Manali tour.
Day 02: Drive to snow point
Day 03: Day trip to Naggar Castle and Jana Waterfall
Day 04: Manali - Manikaran - Manali
Day 05: Half-day Manali tour. Departure in evening.

Day 01: Arrival in Manali by Volvo and half-day Manali tour

Arrive in Manali early morning by Volvo bus and check into the hotel. Today we will rest a bit after the bus journey and take a walk through Manali town. There are many sights to see in Manali town, starting with the Hadimba Temple and its beautiful wood carvings. The temple is located in a thick deodar forest, close to the town centre. Next we visit the Manu temple in Old Manali. Later in the day we come down to the Club House in Old Manali and enjoy some go-karting and a trip down to the Old Manali stream. We round up the day with a trip to the Tibetan Monastery and a dip in the Vashisht hot springs.

Day 02: Drive to snow point

Today we drive up to the snow point, located a few kilometres north of Manali towards the end of the Kullu Valley. Depending on the time of year and snow conditions, we may find snow in Kothi Village, Gulaba or Rohtang Pass. The drive is scenic, with views of snow-capped peaks and thick pine forests. Enjoy a day in the snow.

Day 03: Day trip to Naggar Castle and Jana Waterfall

Today we explore the middle of Kullu Valley, traveling south from Manali. Our first stop is in Jagatsukh village, and the Gayatri Temple, an ancient temple that lies at the centre of this old Himachali village. We continue south to Naggar, visiting the 17th century Naggar Castle that was nce the capital of Kullu Valley. Nearby is the Shiv Temple and the Roerich Art Gallery. We continue for a beautiful drive through thick pine forests to Jana Waterfall, where we enjoy a traditional Himachali lunch of local red rice and rajma (red beans). Return to Manali by evening.

Day 04: Manali - Manikaran - Manali

Wake up early and after breakfast drive 80km south of Manali to Manikaran. drive through Kasol village and visit the Sikh gurudwara and hot springs in Manikaran.

Day 05: Half-day Manali tour. Departure in evening.

Tour through Manali town, enjoy a walk through the deodar forest in the centre of town and visit Manali bazaar and shop for handicrafts. Departure from Manali is in the evening by bus or taxi.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Village Walks 
There are many small villages in Kullu Valley, with many wood and stone houses built in the old 'kath-kuni' (wooden corners) style. You can still see people leading lives the way they have done for hundreds of years, tending to their cows and livestock, farming their small vegetable plots, working in their apple orchards and going about general village life. It is a good experience for city children, to see how people live in the villages of the Himalaya. Most villages have temples and some of them can be really ancient, with elaborately carved wooden roofs. Many of these old temples are nestled amongst pine trees and you may be lucky enough to witness a local cultural event on your visit here.

Solang Nala
Solang Nala is about 16 kms north of Manali. It is a large meadow at the end of the Kullu Valley. In the summer you can see many families picnicking here and there are activities like paragliding for the more adventurous visitors. Solang is a popular spot for skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Many holidaymakers flock here to see and play in the snow. Kids can learn how to ski or simply enjoy a day in the snow getting rides on snow-scooters.

Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass, 51 km from Manali, is the first of the great passes on the highway between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. At an altitude of 4000m, Rohtang Pass offers fantastic views of Kullu Valley and the mountain ranges of this part of Himachal. Because of its high altitude, there are chances to see snow even in the summer and off-season times on Rohtang. It is an amazing drive and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many visitors to Manali.

Hadimba Temple
Hadimba Temple is an ancient temple nestled in the pine forest close to the centre of Manali town. It is dedicated to Hadimba, the wife of Bhim, second of the five Pandav brothers from the epic Mahabharat. It is an old Himachali temple built of wood and stone and the forest it is located in is an amazing place to spend the day with your family.

Old Manali (Manu Temple)
Old Manali is where Manali town started. It is home to a large number of restaurants and pubs popular with foreign backpackers and Indian tourists alike. The steep, winding road through the middle of Old Manali climbs up to the 'Manu' temple. Manali, or 'Manu Alaya' (Abode of Manu), is named after 'Manu', the progenitor of the human race in the Indian epic, the Mahabharat.

Naggar Castle
Naggar, roughly halfway between Manali and Kullu on the left bank of the Beas river, used to be the capital of Kullu Valley in the old days. The 17th century castle is an excellent example of Himachali architecture from this time. It is open to tourists and you can also visit the Roerich Art Gallery, located a bit further up from the Castle. Nicholas Roerich, a Russian artist from the early twentieth century, moved here towards the later part of his life and the art gallery houses many of his paintings.

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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS - STANDARD PACKAGE:
- Manali (Keylinga Inn or similar)
- Child below 9 years (Rs 2000.00 extra)

HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS - DELUXE PACKAGE:
- Manali (Celebrity Inn / A-Star Regency / similar)
- Child below 9 years (Rs 3000.00 extra)

THE TOUR COST INCLUDES:
- Assistance upon arrival by our Manali office representative
- All transfers between bus station / hotel / airport by non-AC taxi
- Welcome drinks (non-alcoholic) upon arrival by hotel
- All hotel booking in Manali and accommodations on twin-sharing basis
- Daily breakfast and dinner in hotel
- All sightseeing and tours as per programme
- Transportation by non-AC taxi

THE TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Bus/taxi fare to and from Manali
- Any kind of bus or rail fare
- Personal and medical insurance
- Personal expenses such as tips, laundry, phone call etc
- Any kind of drinks (alcoholic, mineral, soft or hard and starters)
- Monument entrance fees, camera fee, and monument guide services
- Anything not specifically mentioned under Inclusions list above
- Adventure activities like rafting, camel safari, mountain biking, motor biking etc
- Extra nights in hotel due to ill health, flight cancellation or any other reason
- The service of vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the itinerary
- Extensions of tour programme or diversions in the tour itinerary for any reasons eg. due to bad weather, road closure, breakdown or any natural calamities

HOW TO REACH MANALI

By Air
- Bhuntar Airport, right next to Kullu town, is 52 km south of Manali. Taxis are available at the airport and a Bhuntar to Manali trip costs about Rs. Rs 1000.

By Road
- Volvo buses leave from Delhi to Manali on a regular basis. The journey takes 12 to 14 hours and the seats are quite comfortable. The buses usually leave in the evening from Delhi and get into Manali next day early in the morning. You can book bus tickets here - www.booking.hptdc.in
- Taxis are also available to Manali. Taxis offer more flexibility as you can stop wherever you want and choose your own departure schedule.