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The sparkling snow-white aura in which the snowy hill station of Uttarakhand wakes after its nightlong slumber at the delightful sunrise, Auli is among the rare places in India where skiing is a major sport and pastime that draws numerous adventure lovers to its peripheries.
Auli is where impeccable natural vistas of mighty peaks are studded with huge mountainous trees creating a fabulous scenery that compels compulsive travelers to set on Auli Tours repeatedly. Though skiing opportunities are available almost year round, yet the
winter season here brings a great elevation in the number of tourists opting for tours to Auli. The thrill of sliding down the beaten snow on skis can be one of the most thrilling and alternatively the most harrowing experience; in either case the surrounding
snowy view will enchant you leaving behind a pleasing imprint on your mind.
skiing. Situated 16 kms from Joshmith, it is the ultimate winter resort where snow-covered pitch ranges from an altitude of 2519 m to 3049 m. The region is blessed with stretches of 10- 20 km of snow-covered hills ideal for skiing. The forests on the slopes helps reduce
wind velocity thereby making ideal conditions for skiing. Nestled in Garhwal Himalayas, Auli is embellished with snow-clad peaks ideal for skiing sport and often hosts the National Winter Games. It may appear as a fun sport, but is not one to be taken lightly, it
requires hours of disciplined training and months of practice before one can actually enact death-defying stunts on thin ice. Run by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam a program is organized to offer a fortnight-long skiing course for amateur skiers. At minimal
charges one can undergo another week-long course of skiing. Proper arrangements for safety and quality equipments are availed to the visitors further making your Auli tours a fun-filled memory.
But these snowy skiing slopes are not all about Auli tour packages for the region has many more pinnacles. Look around and you will be able to set your eyes upon numerous prominent sights such as Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba and Panch Chuli. The hills
draped in white snowy blanket has bounteous patches of oak forests and the panorama is worth being glanced at for hours at a stretch. The upper slopes of Auli host the longest ropeway in Asia which has ten towers of self-supporting structures.
The fun of Auli tours lie in the fact that the place offer the experience of living country life sans much of modern amenities. Hotels provide all the basic amenities of lodging, dining and recreation sans the modern modifications to let the tourists have real fun of traveling.
By eight in the morning to four in the evening one can see the skiers and adventure seekers indulging in different sports till the time it gets dark and chilly. The rest of the evening can be spent listening to their folklore and enjoying local cuisines around bonfires while soulful Pahari (mountainous) music plays in the background.
time of the year at the coastal regions of the country which makes another fascinating reason for opting traveling to celebrate winter holidays.
glitter with spark and festive spirit. Carnivals, beach parties and other fascinating events taking place every other day, the scene in Goa is quiet a spectacle in itself. Indulge in Goan festivities in true Goan spirit and enjoy all the fun and frolic that takes place in
Sojourn to Hill Stations Brings the Best of Kerala Tours: The clouds come down to meet you at the enchanting hill stations of Kerala. Backwaters and beaches are not the only examples of heavenly beauty in Kerala the state is also blessed with
rolling mountains, pine forests, cascading sounds of waterfalls at its gorgeous hill stations. All Kerala tours must include visit to these ultimate abodes of serenity where the mist- laden mornings are covered with the warmth of genial hospitality and
undulating forests are covered in the company of a fellow traveller belonging to another pole of the earth. These less traversed routes of Kerala tour packages are picturesque romantic settings igniting the spark of intimacy amongst lovers.
charmed by countryside magnetism, refreshing winds of its low hills, comfort of its hut style accommodation, thrill of staying in its tree houses and of course those breathtaking vistas. Some of the famous hill stations of Kerala are:
Munnar: Its valleys redolent with tea and spice plantations, crisp mountain air gushing through its rolling mountains, Munnar is where travellers visit to escape the sultry heat of South Indian lowlands. Mountains wrapped in blossoming foliage meandered by quaint
water bodies looks almost surreal. The homesick British would make it their home during summers as a result from the dense forests and gorgeous meadows the tilted roofs of Victorian style edifices are still visible. Visit to Munnar thus gives a memorable
experience to one’s Kerala tour for it adds tranquillity and old world charm to the vacation.
long aquatic experience with the state’s seashores and backwaters, Kottayam brings a refreshing change; a bookish town which appears to have emerged from the pages of a fiction book, Kottayam is flanked by Victorian architecture such as churches, seminaries
and prospering foliage.
air with sweet aroma and the cascading sounds of its waterfalls filling the valley with rhythmic sounds, Devikulam is most rightly named “Pond of Goddess”. A visit to the hill station laces Kerala tours with memories worth cherishing for life.
hill station in the region adds rejuvenation to Kerala tours. While vacationing in the region one can further enhance the experience by opting for a soul-stirring Ayurveda treatment. Ayurveda is an ancient traditionally practiced science of medicine; it has been scientifically proven that its
therapies causes no side effects and can treat various ailments. Simply enjoying an Ayurveda massage on your vacation adds delight to your languid vacations. These hill stations in Kerala too have great massage parlours
offering Ayurveda massages done with natural herbs and oils. So, on your tours to Kerala don’t forget to indulge in a beautification Ayurveda therapy for a complete effect of Keralan countryside fun.
enjoying mountain tea at our balcony and gazing at the picturesque peaks and surrounding panorama. Next day we woke up completely rejuvenated and were eager to set on our sightseeing tour.
A tiny hill station in the lap of Mother Nature, Berinag with its peaceful and gorgeous ambiance is a place worth seeing for sightseeing of Himalayan peaks such as Panchachuli and Nandadevi. Embellished with thick forests, lush valleys, gorgeous ravines and rich flora and fauna, Berinag is
gorgeous scenery. Temperature touches freezing point during winters whereas summers are pleasant. Throughout our stay in the vicinity sudden accumulation of clouds causing rains was a common feature; the gorgeous emerald hues washed in rain water would
look even more beautiful.
services efficient; other options for accommodation include private lodges.
tea plantations. Views of snow capped peaks of majestic Himalayas are a perfect eye-candy. Apart from walking in the tea gardens and enjoying the scenic scenery we spent most of our time exploring its famous snake temples such as Dhaurinag, Kalinag, Feninag,
Harinag temple and more. Also Tripura Devi Temple and Koteshwar Cave Temple were interesting sites. Other than these I particularly remember our visit to Kotmanya Deer Park which is home to abundance of musk deer. Locally called Kasturi Mrig, theseare a special species of deer with
a substance with a penetrating odour. The aroma of Kasturi (musk) filled in the air can be smelled from far distances and further enhances the angelic beauty of the town almost surreal.
Chamba: Chamba town (915 mt.) stands on the right bank of the river Ravi. As a former princely state, Chamba is one of the oldest in the country and dates back to the sixth century. It is well known for its splendid architecture and as the base for numerous excursions.
Chamba is also a district headquarters.
important shrines are- Chempavati, Vajreshwari, Sui Mata and Chamunda Devi.
Much of the original craftsmanship can still be seen.
and stone carvings.
It is also the summer home of the nomadic Giddy people.
glade, is a small lake fed by streams that traverse the green carpet. At Khajjiar there is a 12th century temple dedicated to Khajjinag. Within the temple are life-size wooden images of the five Pandava brothers.
By Road : Chamba is connected by road and is 580 km from Delhi. It is 24 km from Khajjiar (Khajiar) and from Dalhousie via Khajjiar, the distance is 56 km.
By Air : The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 170 km. Taxis / buses are available from these places.
It is hot in summer – upto 38° C and cottons are recommended
The best time to visit Chamba is between March and June.
Shivkhori is a famous cave shrine of Hindus devoted to lord Shiva, situated in district Udhampur of Jammu and Kashmir state in India. In Udhampur district, there are many shrines such as Mata Vaishno Devi, Sudhmahadev, Pingla Mata, Mahamaya Chountra Mata, Merhada Mata, Baba Dhandar, Siad Baba.
Shiv Khori is one of them located in village Ransoo of Pouni block in tehsil Reasi of the Udhampur district, which attracts lakhs of devotees in a year. Shiv Khori is situated in between the hillocks about 140 km north of Jammu, 120 km from Udhampur and 80 km from Katra.
Buses and light vehicles go up to Ransoo, the base camp of pilgrimage surrounded by lush green mountains. People have to traverse about 3 km track on foot which is recently being constructed by the Shiv Khori Shrine Board, Ransoo duly headed by the District Development Commissioner,
Udhampur as chairman and Sub Divisional Magistrate, Reasi as Member Secretary.
to the people is unending and believed to have led to Swami Amar Nath cave in Kashmir. As per assessment of local people, it measures nearly half a kilometer in length but Yatries are allowed to go only upto 130 meters. Rest part of the cave is still a mystery as no one could go further due to lack of oxygen.
It is believed that some Sadhus who dared to go ahead never returned. The cave is in the shape of Lord Shiva’s Damroo i.e. wide at the two ends while very congested at the center. The width of the cave is so less at certain place that a person can barely crawl through whereas at places it over a hundred feet wide and quite high too.
There are many features, which can be observed in the cave; however, the best of them is the natural water dripping from the top to the Shivlingum.
length. While entering into this mesmerizing hall one can see the natural depiction of gigantic snake like formation believe to be Sheshnag. Pigeons are also seen here like Amarnath cave. After crossing the narrow passage, yatry reaches in the main cave area where sanctum sanctorum is situated.
The open part of cave has a four feet high naturally formed Shiv-lingam at the heart of the Sanctum Sanctorum. Just above the shivlingam a cow like formation is visible believe to be Kamdhenu and can be identified by her udders. The natural water dripping from nipples of udders on
the Shivlingum symbolizes the eternity of the holy river Ganga. It is believed that milk used to ooze out during old days but turned into water in Kaliyuga.
holy feet. Along the image of Maa Parwati, Gauri kund is also visible which is always full of holy water. Image of Kartikeya is also seen in left of Shivlingam. At nearly 2.5 feet above the Kartikeya , image of five headed Ganesha is clearly visible. To the right side of Shivlingam one can see Ramdarbar
having images of Lord Ram, Lakhshman, Sita and Hanuman. The whole cave is abounds with a number of other natural images which have been described as images of 33 crores hindu deities and their vahanaas. The cave roof is etched with snake like formations, the
water trickles through these in the cave. ‘ Three pronged lance ‘ ( Trishul ) ‘ Oum ‘ and ‘ Six Mouthed Sheshnaga ‘ ( Shkshthamukhi Sheshnag ) are seen on the roof of the cave.
The main part of cave roof has round cutting mark
signifying construction of cave by Sudarshan Chakra of Lord Vishnu. In the second half of the main chamber Mahakali & Maha Sarswati is present. The potsherd of Mahakali is always full of holy water, which devotees use to sprinkle on themselves. Little above from the Mahakali, Panch –
Pandava are present in natural rock form (pindies). Infront of the Mahakali on other wall of cave, natural rock image of Lord Shiva lieing down on floor is visible. A holy foot of Maa Kali is also visible on body of lord shiva. The whole environment inside the cave is so mesmerizing that a devotee feel himself
in abode of god’s place and whole nature appears turned spiritual.
Guru Govind Singh. It is situated on the bank of river Chenab near about 20 km away from Reasi. Thousands of devotees all over the State and neighboring States visits this holy Shrine Dera Baba Banda Bahadur throughout the year and especially on the
occassion of Baishakhi, when a three day mela is also held here during the month of April. Number of Buses and other light vehicles are available from Reasi and Katra for this place.
The Aghar Jitto is situated on Reasi Katra road about 6 kms from Katra and is a religious place where thousands of devotees irrespective of caste and creed or colour visits throughout the year. A 3 day fair is also held here during the month of June on
the occasion of Jeshta Pvmitaa in the memory of Great revolutionary farmer Baba Jitto and his daughter Bua Kouri. Buses and other light vehicles can be haired from Katra and Reasi to reach this place.
situated quite on the Reasi Katra road about 8 kms away from Katra and 19 kms from Reasi. The Shrine is a naturally formed Nine Pindies symbolised the Nine Avtar of MahaShakti. Thousands of devetees especially the pilgrims of Shiv Khori visit this place throughout the year.
Buses and other vehicles are available from Katra to reach this place.
abovt 1 km distance by foot to reach this place. Thousands of devotees especially The shivKhoii devotees hailing from various parts of the country visit this place throughout the year. There is natural Shiv Lingam existing and droplets of water are automatically trapping on it. Buses and light vehicles can be had from Kata and Reasi to visit this place.
Vikas Nigam (GMVN) offers a fortnight-long skiing course for the amateurs. There is also a weeklong course for the tourists.
chair, which also has a storm-warning device attached to it. Another comfortable scientific contribution to this highland is a state-of-the-art ski lift.
Auli has a string of GMVN guest houses at strategic points, with reasonable tariff rates for lodging and boarding. Private accommodation and campsites are also available.
to take overnight train from Delhi and have a cab pick you up from Haridwar in the morning for onward journey to Auli.
km from Rishikesh.
By road: Auli is only 13 km drive from Joshimath. State transport and Union buses play regularly between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 km). Local Transport Union Buses and State Transport buses operate between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 km), Haridwar (277 km),
Dehradun (298 km) and Delhi (500 km). From Joshimath onwards, both bus and taxi services are available for Auli.
When to Go
Auli can be traveled round the year. but its better to plan your tour between, December to March as this is the most ideal time for all visitors.
Travel to Nainital by taking exclusive travel packages for Nainital sightseeing tours and travel ecursions to nearby places. Nainital Travel guide also highlights various travel attractions of Nainital, famous markets, food and top hotels in Nainital. Travel guide of Nainital also tells about how to reach Nainital, climate of Nainital besides various other tourist information.
Nainital – The first recorded discovery of this now popular hill station of Nainital, was in 1841 when a British, Mr. Barron, chanced upon the lake. Moved by the scenic beauty of the lake and thickly forested hills, he constructed a house named Pilgrim’s Cottage.
It was the first of many residences, which were to transform Nainital into a popular resort. By 1858, Nainital became a well-known hill station, and within a few years became the summer seat of the provincial government.
According to local belief the origin of Nainital dates back to mythological times. Sati, Lord Shiva’s consort committed suicide at the yajna of Daksha Prajapati.
When Lord Shiva roamed across the universe carrying her dead body, Sati’s eye fell near the lake, where the Naina Devi temple now stands. The waters of the lake are therefore considered sacred and the Naina Devi temple is the venue of an autumnal fair. In ancient times, the lake was know as the Tri-rishi Sarovar, the lake of three rishis-Atri, Pulastya and Pulaha.
Nainital is also known as ‘Lake Paradise’. In its beautiful ‘lakes ‘, option of boating through yachts, paddle boats and traditional rowing boats are available. The Nainital Boat House Club exclusively holds the management of Yachting in Nainital. In Nainital district, Sat Tal, Bhim Tal and Naukuchiyatal also have water sport and boating facilities. Nainital is famous for its candles, woolens, woodcrafts and handicrafts.
Clothing: Summer – Light Woolens; Winters – Heavy Woolens
Road – Nainital is connected by road to major centers of northern India, some of the major road distances are:
Dorothy’s Seat – Named in memory of an English woman who was killed in an air crash. This pleasant spot offers a partial view of Nainital.
Bhowali – 11 km. Situated at an altitude of 1706 meter on the main Haldwani-Almora Road, it is a popular health resort.
Bhim Tal – 22 km. Fast developing into an independent tourist center, this lake resort offers a quite vacation and facilities for water sports. KMVN has a Tourist Bungalow here.
Ramgarh – 26 km. A picturesque hamlet set in the midst of fruit orchards. This fruit belt of Kumaon is famous for its juicy fruits all over India.
Ghorakhal – 37 km. Famous for the temple of Gollu Devta, a demi god highly revered by the Kumaoni. The famous Sainik School of India is also located here.
The beauty of Kumaon tours is that despite being incredibly beautiful, the region has stayed untouched from the maddening touristy. Nature can be seen it’s most raw and rugged form with trees growing everywhere and the rivers meandering through unexpected routes.
Yet for those travellers who like to travel to rare and uncommon lands of the world, it is flanked by a number of beauteous resorts which add another asset to these tours to Kumaon. When you plan to set on a travel to this quaint town, the regions you should cover while vacationing include:
A busy bazaar, plenty of guesthouses and hotels sprinkled in between forested hills and gorgeous vistas with the backdrop of distant Himalayan summits the scene at Nainital is very captivating. Kumaon tour packages come with great religious sites and gorgeous panoramas such as Naina Devi Temple, Snow View, Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, Bhimtal Lake, Naukuchia Tal and more.
but more of calmness of meditation, and of peace and I hope someone to realize it.” From cobbled Lalal Bazaar selling intricately carved traditional wooden articles to some colonial era edifices and shops selling quality trekking outfits, Almora has lots to be explored and viewed. The coy yet friendly natives often like to indulge in small conversations, mostly trying to help the travellers with the routes.
Ranikhet is covered with beauteous pine, oak, deodar forests providing favourable conditions for breeding of leopards, leopard cat, jackal, red fox, langur and porcupine. The tour packages to Kumaon are laced with enormous green sceneries out of which Ranikhet is one stunning one providing apt location for romancing couples and others looking for tranquil environs.
Kumaon tours open the world of serenity unseen by the eyes of the materialistic world. The region is encompassed with ethereal bliss which has been maintained by its nature-loving inhabitants. From the bustling small towns to the serene villages flanked by log huts to people dressed in colourful exotic attires and participating in offerings to varied gods, Kumaon is one tiny piece of paradise slowly waking up to the advancements of modern world.