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Auli Tours


Auli Tours – Auli is one of the major tourist attraction destination in Uttaranchal and also ideal place for skiing and other adventure sports.

Auli Tours: Skiing, Adventure & Sightseeing:

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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.

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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

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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

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snowy view will enchant you leaving behind a pleasing imprint on your mind.

Ski Opportunities: A popular destination amidst adventure seekers, Auli is where they gather to experience that adrenaline rush by opting for thrill of

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Tourist Attractions:

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chamba Travel Guide


Chamba Travel Guide – Chamba is a picturesque hamlet situated in the laps of Himalayas and frequently visited by tourists as it offers tranquility and exquisiteness. Chamba travel guide, Chamba  hotels and Temples, Tours in Chamba and places to visit near Chamba .
Honeymoon in Chamba

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.

Laxmi Narayan Temple

Chamba is also a district headquarters. 

Places to visit
Laxmi Narayan Temple Complex : With six main ‘Shikhara’ style temples and several smaller shrines, this is renowned for its finely executed

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classical forms.

Hari Rai Temple : This temple in chamba is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and dates back to the 11th century.
Other Temples : The profusion of temples in Chamba and their craftsmanship is remarkable. Some

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important shrines are- Chempavati,  Vajreshwari, Sui Mata and Chamunda Devi.

The Chowgan : Chamba’s wide concourse is the hub of much of  the town’s activity and also serves as its promenade.
Silent Valleys in Chamba

Rangmahal : This old palace is an interesting mix of colonial and Seracenic architectural styles.

Akhand Chandi Palace : Now a college, this imposing building once housed Chamba‘s ruling family.

Mother enjoying at Chamba Peak

Much of the original craftsmanship can still be seen.

Bhuri Singh Museum : Named after Raja  Bhuri Singh of Chamba, this is a treasure house of Chamba‘s rich past. The exhibits include copper plates, murals, doorways, costumes, paintings

Bridge joining Silence and Nature - Chamba

and stone carvings.

St. Andrew’s Church : Over a century old, this is a charming dressed – stone structure with lancet windows.
Excursions
Bharmour (65 km) : Its 84 ancient temples at a height of 2141 m are well known.

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It is also the summer home of the nomadic Giddy people.

Manimahesh (83 km) : This sacred lake (4183 m) is associated with Lord Shiva and is the site of an annual pilgrimage.
Chatrari (45 km) : An attractive temple to Shakti

A narrow way to Chamba

Devi is located here.

Khajjiar : Also called  India’s Switzerland, the exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1960 m) has a circumference of about 5 km. Along its fringes, thick forests of deodar climb the slopes. The snow line rests above these woods and in the centre of the

Beautiful Lake in Chamba

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.

Access
A Tourist Camp in Chamba

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 Rail : The closest railhead is at Pathankot 116 km away from chamba.
Guy stoling beauty of Chamba

By Air : The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 170 km. Taxis / buses are available from these places.

Climate Conditions
In winter, the temperature of chamba gets very low because of cold winds.

Children posing in Chamba valley

It is hot in summer – upto 38° C and cottons are recommended 

Best time to visit: 

The best time to visit Chamba is between March and June.

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Shiv Khori Yatra


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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.

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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.

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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,

Shiv khori Cave yatra

Udhampur as chairman and Sub Divisional Magistrate, Reasi as Member Secretary. 

About Cave 
Khori means cave ( Guffa ) and thus Shiv Khori denotes Shiva’s cave. The cave is a real wonder to be seen which according

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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.

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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.

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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. 

The opening of cave is a mammonth hall of nearly 20 feet wide and 22 feet hight. It is nearly 80 feet in

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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.

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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

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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. 

To the left of Shivlingam Maa Parwati is sitting whose image can be identified by impression of her

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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

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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

Shiva Lingam

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

scenic way to Shiv Khori from Katra

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 –

Bridge during way of Shiv Khori

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

Lush Green Mountain

in abode of god’s place and whole nature appears turned spiritual.

Around Shiv Khori:
Dera Baha Banda Behadur
This place is a shrine of Baba Banda Bahadur, a famous Commander of Shri

Dera Baha Banda Behadur, Shiv Khori

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

Way to Shiv Khori

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. 

Aqhar Jitto
Aqhar Jitto, Shiv Khori

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

Peaks during winter season

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. 

Nau Pindian 
Nau Pindia ia another pingrim stop  
Nau Pindian, Shiv Khori

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.

Dhansar Baba, Shiv Khori

Buses and other vehicles are available from Katra to reach this place.

Dhansar Baba 
This historic place is also situated on the Reasi-Katra about 10 kms from Katra and 17 kms from Reasi:, From the Main road one has to cover

Picturesque Mountain View - Shiv Khori

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.

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Chail Travel Guide


Tour Services India Provides complete information on Chail tourism in Himachal Pradesh India. A detailed tourist guide to the hill town of Chail, its attractions, Chail Hotels. Also information on how to reach Chail.
Honeymoon in Chail

Chail : When Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala,was expelled from Shimla – the `summer capital’ of the British in India – he decided to create his own capital for the hot months. The little village of Chail was perfect. It lay surrounded by magnificent deodar forests, Shimla was in direct vision and

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most important, the hill of Chail at 2226 m was somewhat higher than British-controlled Shimla. Today the Maharaja’s creation can be experienced by everyone. Whether you are on a honeymoon  or in  search of seclusion or wish to organise a conference and demand all facilities, Chail has it all .

Chail in winter

Then, there is good sight seeing and the possibility of some fishing and trekking. Chail also has the world’s highest cricket pitch and polo ground.

Places to visit

Sidh Baba ka Mandir (1.5 km) : Maharaja Bhupinder Singh originally began building his palace 
Chail Sidh Baba ka Mandir
at this site. It is said that a `sidh’ -saintly person appeared before the Maharaja in a dream and declared that this was the place where he had meditated. Bhupinder Singh shifted his palace and also had this temple built.
Chail Cricket GroundCricket Ground (3 km) : Built in 1893, after levelling the top of a hill, this stands at 2444m and is the highest cricket pitch and polo ground in the world.
Wildlife Sanctuary (3 km) : The Chail sanctuary has `ghoral’, `kakkar’, `sambhar’,’ red jungle fowl ‘ and ‘khalij’ and `cheer’ pheasants.

Chail Wildlife

Machan-like sighting posts have been built near Blossom and at Khariun.

Excursions
Kufri : An enjoyable drive through forests and small villages leads to this small but popular station. The Nature Park here is a great attraction. A short trek leads upto the Mahasu peak-

Kufri

with breathtaking view.

Sadhupul : Halfway between Kandaghat and Chail is this village and bridge astride the Ashwani stream. A good picnic spot.
Adventure and fishing : A dozen or so trek routes lead out of Chail.

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Trails Iead upto the Choor Peak and to Shimla. Skiing can be done at Narkanda during winters. There is fishing on the Giri river at Gaura , 29km  away.

Access
By Air : The closest airports are at Chandigarh ( 120 km) and Shimla(63 km).

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By Road : Chail is connected by road. From Shimla via Kufri the distance is 45 km and via Kandaghat this is 61 km. Kalka is 86 km away. Regular buses for Chail leave from Shimla, Chandigarh and Delhi.

Climate Conditions
In winter, the temperature can

drop below freezing point when heavy woollens are required. In summer the climate is mild and light woollens/cottons are recommended.

Best time to visit
Chail and its surrounding areas is a delight for tourists in every season. It is charming in summer,

Chail

fascinating in autumn when the fields and the forests are covered with a cloak of russet and gold and, of course, in winter it is nothing less than paradise. Everything about this place is as perfect as perfection can possibly be. The air here is crisp, invigorating and there is some kind of warmth in the snow.

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Auli Travel Guide


Auli Travel Guide, with complete information including accomodation, tour packages, Information about trekking, skiing Tour Packages for Auli, sightseeing, route and lots more.
Tourists njoying Honeymoon stay @ Auli
Auli: From an altitude of nearly 3000 meter from the sea level, with a vertical drop of 529 meter, the snowy slopes of Auli can bring the best – or alternately, the worst – in you. For, sliding down the beaten snow on skis at a speed of 20-40 km per hour can be 
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a thrilling or harrowing experience, as the case may be. While coming down, perched on two precarious all your attention is nailed on the view in front of you, the way it is during a video game.
Only, the thrill this time is not vicarious; a single error of judgment can cost you a precious limb. This may be 
Auli to Joshimath Way
hard to digest for the buffs of Hindi movies, where seemingly all one needs to do for skiing is to slip into the ski boots, 
tilt one’s body a little forward, and keep pushing yourself with a pair of clubs.
But reality can bite worse than frost! It requires hours of disciplined training, 
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months of practice, and years of experience before one can actually enact the valiant hero on a ski,  chasing the light-of-his-life on thin ice, with a song on his lips.
For the ski enthusiasts, Auli is an active destination. 
The Garhwal Mandal

sightseeing through Ropeway @ Auli

Vikas Nigam (GMVN) offers a fortnight-long skiing course for the amateurs.  There is also a weeklong course for the tourists. 

The charges are Rs 3,500 per head; students may avail of a discount. 
Skiing @ Auli
The skiing equipment is also available at an affordable dent on your purse. But all the time and money is worth spending for one single downhill journey that is made on the skis.
But ski slopes are not all. Nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas, 
Himalayan Range from Auli
Auli has many more highs. Look around, and there is a 180-degree view of snow-clad peaks – prominent being Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, and Panch Chuli. The splurge of white is half-surrounded on one side by oak forests. Besides, the frequent thrashing that the slopes receive from 
People Enjoying Snow @ Auli
imported snow beaters, make them a sight for sore eyes. The visitors can sit for hours on end, relaxing in God’s own resort.
All the basic necessities are at hand, sans the phone beeps. But most visitors find the absence of phone 
A Tourist Camp @ Auli
connections here a welcome change from other destinations. There is nothing in their world that cannot wait for 24 hours. But this is not to undermine the utility of scientific devices at Auli. The upper slopes of Auli host the longest ropeway in Asia. 
Auli Trekking Tour
This ropeway has ten towers of self-supporting steel structures, complete with saddles and shoes.  Besides, Auli also offers the luxury of an 800-meter chair lift linking the lower slopes with the upper region. Remote-controlled hydraulic and pneumatic braking system makes it safe to travel in this 
Mesmerising Trees in Auli

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.

Accessibility
For those heading for Auli, the best possible way is to 
Auli Valley During Summer
 catch the Dehradun Shatabdi Express to reach Rishikesh early in the morning. One must reach Joshimath, some 250 km from Rishikesh on the Badrinath route, before the sunset.
Things start taking shape for the Auli visitors in Kaudiyala, some 200 km before the destination, on the Badrinath route. 
Tourists Skiing @ Auli
If you happen to stop at one of the many GMVN rest houses for a quick bite, the rear window of your vehicle may earn an “Auli” sticker as a souvenir. En route, one comes across confluences 
(called prayags) of various tributaries into the river Ganga. Infact, it is at Deoprayag where Bhagirathi and 
Greenary During Summer @ Auli
Alaknanda merge to be named the Ganga. Brief stopovers to these prayags – Deoprayaga, Rudraprayaga, Karnapryaga, and Nandprayaga – are an absolute must. The scenic views of the Alaknanda valley, through out the uphill road are only aperitifs. 
Auli to Joshimath Way During Winters
The culmination point waits you at Auli. Auli is 16 kilometer from Joshimath. The chair-lift is the best way to move up the slopes, though you can spot the brave taking to trekking, often going knee deep on the virgin snow. As you may realize, the journey upward was merely a building up of the final thrill. 
Girl Skiing During Winters @ Auli
And the coming down to find your feet, is a tribute to the heavenly forces that carve such spots on earth.
How to reach
Nearest railhead is Raiwala near Rishikesh (250 km approx); from here one can take a bus/tourist cars early morning to reach 
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Joshimath/Auli by evening. Nearest airport is Dehradun (300 km approx). It is advisable to reach Joshimath by 4 pm, from where the ropeway chair can take you to Auli. Road to Auli is closed after dusk.
Where to stay
At Auli, there is only Garhwal Mandal  
Tourist Playing @ Auli
Vikas Nigam tourist bungalow with deluxe huts, and a regular vegetarian fare for menu. Charges are upward Rs 700 per night. If the occupancy is full, one can travel down to Joshimath before sunset, where private accommodation is easily available. The entire hilly route from Rishikesh to

Green Slope at Auli

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.

Get in
Best Way: The best way to travel will be

Snow Valley - Auli

to take overnight train from Delhi and have a cab pick you up from Haridwar in the morning for onward journey to Auli.

By plane: For those travelling by air, the nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 273 km from Joshimath, 17

Himalayan View From Auli

km from Rishikesh.

By rail: Coming from any part of India, the nearest rail head is Haridwar 299 km from Auli. Catch a train to New Delhi Station. From New Delhi one can catch a train for Haridwar. It takes more than 7 hours to reach Haridwar (Shatabdi / JanShatabdi takes 6 hours).
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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),

Peace at Auli

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. 

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Almora Travel Guide


Travelmasti provides travel information on Almora city, Almora Hotels Booking, Almora travel guide and all travel destinations and places to see in and around Almora Uttaranchal.
Almora

Almora: Picturesque district of Almora is a fine blend of mountain beauty; ancient cultural influences, sanctified spots, thickly wooded forests, scenic valleys, quaint cottages, crystal lakes and gushing rivers…… all inspiring one to call it the ‘Switzerland of India’. 

Almora Travel Guide

Almora is a hill district in the central Kumaon region of Uttaranchal. It is a beautiful scenic place situated at an altitude of 5900 ft.

It was founded by Raja Kalyan of Chand Dynasty in 1560 AD. Almora is a town in the shape of a horse shoe perched on a 5 km long mountain

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range in between the river Kosi and Suyal There is a cave where Swami Vivekanand meditated and was enlightened. Almora was captured by British from Gorkhas, who have left their mark on this town. Nanda Devi festival is celebrated here, during which devotees from all over India visit this place.

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Sight Seeing: Nearby places of tourist interest where an excursion can be made within a day are Bright End Corner’s unforgettable sunset, Chitai temple with it’s unique collection of brass bells of all sizes, gifted to the temple by devotees since centuries,

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Kasar Devi which houses many Europeans who fell in love with the place so much that they settle down, Nanda Devi Temple the cultural and religious center of Almora for now hundreds of years and Lala Bazaar a unique market of more than two hundred years with paved streets of stone.

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Bright End Corner: Almora is 2 kms away from here. A highlight of this point is the sunset and the sunrise seen through the Himalayan peaks. A circuit house close by allows tourists to spend some time in this peaceful surrounding. Close by is the Vivekanand

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Library which has many books on literature. A little away is the Vivekanand Memorial where Swami Vivekanand had stopped for a while on his journey to the Himalayas.

Martola: This picnic spot amidst gardens is 10 kms away from Almora.

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Most of the people who live here are foreigners. Buses and taxis come up to a point called Panuwanaula and from there onwards one has to walk.

Kalimutt : 4.5 kms from Almora,  this picnic spot gives a lovely view of the Himalayan Peaks.
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Deer Park:

3 kms from Almora this park is  in NTD (Narayan Tiwari Dewai).

State Museum: This museum is near the bus stand . It is closed on Mondays and other Government Holidays. It is open from 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

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Simtola: 3 kms from Almora Simtola is a picnic spot from where one can view the beautiful mountains covered with pine and deodar trees.
Chitai Temple: This is a very busy area. This temple is dedicated to Lord Golu.

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The people of Kumaon worship him. Once a wish is fulfilled people hang little bells in this temple. Therefore there are thousands of little bells hanging there. The view of the Himalayas is extremely beautiful from here. This temple is 8 kms away by walk through a beautiful pine forest, but one can go by cart too.

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Katarmal:

This 800-year old Sun Temple is the second in importance after the Sun Temple of Konark in Orissa. Seven kms away from Almora this historical important temple  is an example of intricate sculpturing. This temple is in need of restoration now.

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Binsar:

30 kms from Almora Binsar  has a temple of Shiva who is also called  Bineswar. 2412 mts above sea level this temple was constructed by King Kalyan of the Chand  Dynasty.  Visiting this temple gives one peace of mind.

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Jageshwar:

34 kms away from Almora  this temple of Shiva  is situated amidst a dense Deodar forest and has a lot of mythological importance. Here there are about 164 temples of this  kind. 

Nanda Devi Temple:

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This 1000-year old temple is one of the main attraction of Almora. Its walls have carvings on them. Every year a festival is held here in which youth from various mountainous areas come here to participate in this dance festival.

Gannath: 

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47 kms from Almora this is an ancient Shiva temple  with natural caves.  2116 mts above sea level this place is a favourite with nature lovers. 

Kasar Devi:

Near Kalimutt is the temple of  Kasar Devi.

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This ancient temple was built on a mountain peak in the second century. The distance between Kalimatt and Kasar Devi is less than 1 km and can be easily covered by foot. The surrounding area has become the home of many foreigners. The main town is 6 km away.

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Accessibility

By Air: The nearest airport is a Pant Nagar (Nainital). During the summer regular flights are operational.

Rail: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam (90kms.). Connected by rail with Lucknow, Delhi and Howrah.

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Road : Connected by road with most places of Uttaranchal
Distance from Almora:
Lucknow (466),
Dehradun (412),
Nainital (71),
Delhi (382),

Bareilly (205),
Kathgodam (90),
Pithoragarh (122),
Haridwar (357),
Haldwani (96).

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Goa has the reputation of the ultimate party town while it is also unbelievably quaint outside its lush resorts and amidst its abundance of green. The city echoing sounds of inebriating trance, invigorating revelries, flowing alcohol surprises its visitors with its other facades that of sedate serenity. 
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If the North Goa makes you dance to its tune in the legendary nightclubs the Southern part of the state is way too gentle in its ways which is peppered with various rejuvenating resorts. Goa hotels are mushroomed in between the thick greenery and some are lined by the shores opening their 
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windowpanes to the breathtaking view of the ocean. The land which pulsates with leisure and gaiety caters to recreational requirements of a large number of tourists in its magnificent resorts and hotels. These hotels in Goa include a number of praiseworthy guesthouses, resorts and hotels.

Goa Beach Hotels
Goa is stuffed with modes of accommodation fitting all price brackets. Essentially a beach town, people visit Goa to bask in the celestial beauty of its beaches and thus prefer to stay near the prime beaches. The beach resorts are the most thus the most preferred mode of accommodation 
Goa Hotelsdefined by blue sea waves and pristine emerald hues. Goa beach hotels are found in aplenty, however for a carefree accommodation option one should rely on the big names or the hotels with five star ratings. Amongst the best of the lot following are ideal retreat for an exciting holidaying experience:
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Whispering Palms Beach Resort
Accommodation at Whispering Palms Beach Resort is provided at 106 rooms that blend Goan decor along with contemporary features of architecture. Situated by the beach, the resort is 
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one uniquely decked in Goan decor and is also contemporary in appeal when it comes to the facilities offered. Each of the rooms is decked with high technology appliances and offers state-of-the-art amenities along with stunning interiors in order to match up to the taste and comfort of the esteemed guest list of the hotel.
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Zuri White Sands Resort
Amongst Goa beach hotels the name of Zuri White Sands Resort deserves a special mention. The only five star deluxe hotel in entire Varca Goa the resort offers exclusive access to opulent settings and extravagant lifestyle. 
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The pan Asian to delicious Goan Sea food kitchen of the hotel is long known for its innovative cuisines and for offering an exemplary dining experience. Fun galore at Zuri White Sands Resort with aplenty of recreation activities and world class comforts to choose from.
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Ramada Caravela Beach Resort
Overlooking the Arabian Sea, the Resort features a cascading waterfall and a stunning lagoon like pool lies parallel to the balmy beach and the azure sea. The design and construction of the hotel is inspired and designed taking 
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aspects from Old Goan architecture which surely includes the features from colonial era architecture. The rooms are thus huge with large private balconies and are decked with supreme appliances, antique furnishing and comfortable settings.
Beach Hotels in Goa
These Goa hotels are great cocoons of luxury and comfort. Designed exclusively for those who like to settle in style, these luxury beach properties embodies Goan festive spirit and the bonhomie of its tender and soothing ambiance. To add to the luxury stay apart from big luxurious rooms these hotels offer amenities such as Spa therapies, indoor game facilities, discotheque, casino and various exclusive services apt for a fun-filled Goan treat. 

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The Oberoi, New Delhi Hotel


The Oberoi, New Delhi, is Delhi’s premium luxury business destination, centrally located and offering unmatched levels of service and quiet efficiency for a memorable stay in India’s capital city. Oberoi is located in the Zakir Hussain Road of New Delhi.
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Overview: Located in New Delhi, India’s capital city, The Oberoi, New Delhi reflects the city’s spirit in a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary sophistication. Located close to the city center near business, commercial and shopping districts, the luxury 
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hotel overlooks Delhi’s prestigious Golf Club on one side and the heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb on the other.  Exquisite interiors, impeccable service and fine cuisine combine to make this the Capital’s most graceful and elegant hotel. The award winning hotel is ideal for business travel or holidays to explore the cultural wonders of Delhi. 
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Location: Located close to the city center near business, commercial and shopping districts, the luxury hotel overlooks Delhi’s prestigious Golf Club on one side and the heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb on the other.

Accommodation:

All the accommodation provided by Travelmasti are in the most comfortable hotels/ resorts/ camps, handpicked especially for you, offering the best stay to make your business or leisure trip, simply ‘worth it’.

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Rooms & suites: All our rooms come with standard features like:  Plasma TV | DVD Player | Satellite television | Wireless broadband Internet access | Electronic Safe | 2 Line telephone with voice mail | Data port for internet & e-mail connectivity | Mini bar with Premium international brands |

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Personalized butler service | Non-smoking floor.

Deluxe Room: These rooms come with an option of a king size or a twin bed. 
Premier Room: Located on 3rd, 4th and 5th floor these rooms offer either a beautiful view of the

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Delhi golf course or the Humayun’s Tomb (which is a World Heritage Site). These rooms come with an option of a king size or a twin bed.

Luxury Room: Located on the 7th and 8th floor these rooms offer a spectacular view of the Golf Course on one side and the Humayun’s Tomb on the other side (which is a World Heritage Site).
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Executive Suite: The Executive Suites offer an impressive view of the New Delhi Golf Course and the swimming pool. They come with a spacious lounge and dining room, a lavish bedroom with a king size bed, and large wardrobes with a built-in electronic safe. 

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Deluxe Suite: The Deluxe Suites offer an impressive view of the New Delhi Golf Course and Humayun’s Tomb which is a World Heritage Site. They come with a spacious lounge and dining room, a lavish bedroom with a king size bed, and large wardrobes with a built-in electronic safe. The suites also come with a paid option for an extra bedroom with twin beds.

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Luxury Suite: The exclusive one bedroom Luxury Suite comes with a king size bed and a grand living cum dining room. It overlooks both the Delhi Golf Club and the Humayun’s Tomb which is a World Heritage Site. The master bathroom is appointed with a separate shower stall and a Jacuzzi. The suite also has a separate guest bathroom and a well equipped pantry with a microwave oven and refrigerator.

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Duplex Suite: The Duplex Suite is spread over two levels, on the 7th and 8th floors and overlooks the New Delhi Golf Course and the swimming pool. The suite comes with a separate living room and bedroom, a lounge and dining room with a kitchenette which is equipped with a microwave oven and a refrigerator. It also has a separate guest bathroom. 

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Curzon Suite: Named after Lord Curzon, this suite offers breathtaking views of the Delhi Golf course and the Humayun’s Tomb which is a World Heritage Site.  The suite features include a lavish master bedroom with a four poster bed, an exclusive attached

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study, a luxurious lounge and dining room with a kitchenette equipped with a microwave oven and a refrigerator. The extravagant bathroom comes with a whirlpool, detached shower cubicle, bidet and vanity counter. The suite also has a separate guest bathroom.  

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Dining
Threesixty: An all day dining restaurant, offers the best of world cuisine; the restaurant offers a world class Sushi station, a Yakitori grill, a Wood Fired Oven for Mediterranean fare and a contemporary Tandoor.

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Consistently rated the best in the city by leading critics, threesixty, offers a wide range of both classical and new world wines at enoteca – the Bar and Lounge. 

Travertino: The restaurant offers a fine dining experience with classical cuisine.

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The culinary essence is traditional and authentic Italian cuisine with a strong creative element. Travertino also offers an extensive Italian wine and cheese selection. 

Taipan: Consistently voted as the best in Delhi by leading critics.

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Taipan offers cuisine from all the Provinces of China set against panoramic view of the city as a backdrop. The restaurant also offers a special dim sum menu.

Club Bar: Located at the lobby level, Club Bar is an ideal venue to relax and meet friends and business associates. The Bar serves tea, coffee and snacks during the day, in addition to offering a large variety of international beverages.

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Club Bar makes for an appropriate rendezvous for formal and informal business discussions over morning coffee, afternoon tea or after-hours drinks. 

24 Hour in Room dining: Some evenings, guests may prefer to relax in their own rooms for dinner. With 24 hour in-room dining and 24 hour butler service, this is always a pleasant alternative.

Facilities & Services:
Business Services                 Recreation
Doctor on Call.                    Fitness Centre.   
Money Changer.                  Massage rooms.
                                           Swimming pool.

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Nainital Travel Guide


Travelmasti provides Nainital travel guide, Nainital hotels, travel information on Nainital city and all travel destinations and places to see in and around Nainital Uttaranchal.

Nainital Travel Guide

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Prior to 1839, the valley was covered by thick forests and inhabited by hill tribesmen. A major landslide in 1880 led to the formation of the flat level ground by the lake, where a variety of entertainment awaits the traveler.  Nainital’s attractions range from quiet walks in meadows to the forests of pine and deciduous, the adventure sports as well as popular entertainment. This hill resort can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
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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.

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General Info

Area : 11.7 Sq. km.
Population : 30,951 (1991 census)
Altitude : 1938 meters above sea level.
Season : March- June, mid September – October
Clothing: Summer – Light Woolens; Winters – Heavy Woolens
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Language : Hindi, English & Kumaoni.
Local Transport : Rickshaws, Dandies, Ropeway, Ponies, Taxis.
STD Code: 05942
Accessibility
Rail – Nearest railway station is at Kathgodam -35 km, which is connected by meter guage to Agra, Bareilly and Lucknow.
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Road – Nainital is connected by road to major centers of northern India, some of the major road distances are:

Almora – 62 km.
Agra – 379 km.
Delhi – 277 km.
Kausani – 117 km
Ranikhet – 60km.
Corbett (Dhikala) – 128 km.
Bareilly – 141 km
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Places to visit

Snow View – Situated at 2270 meters this popular vantage point is accessible by rope way. It offers an excellent view of the northern Himalayan ranges.
Naina Peak – At 2611 meters this is the highest peak bordering the lake. A popular picnic spot which offers a panoramic view of the resort.
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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.

Land’s End – Situated at 2881 meters on the southern border of the lake, this hill affords a view of another lake, Khurpa Tal.
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Hanuman Garhi – A place of religious interest, also good for viewing the setting sun.

State Observatory – Located on the top of a ridge, the observatory is open to the public in the evening.
The Mall – Nainital’s popular promenade offers a variety of entertainment
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Excursion

Kilbury – 10 km. Accessible by road, it is part of a forest reserve and rich in flora and bird life.
Khurpa Tal – 10 km. A small lake along the Nainital-Kaladhungi-Ramnagar Road, popular with picnickers and anglers.
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Bhowali – 11 km. Situated at an altitude of 1706 meter on the main Haldwani-Almora Road, it is a popular health resort.

Jeolikote – 18 km. A noted bee-keeping Center.
Sat Tal – 21 km. One of the most picturesque resorts of Kumaon, it has seven interconnected lakes. KMVN provides accommodation facilities.
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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.

Naukuchiya Tal – 26 km. A nine-cornered lake situated in an enchanting valley, this is a popular haunt of anglers and naturalists.
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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.

Kaladhungi – 35 km. Situated in the Terai, and surrounded by thick forests of Sal, this was the winter home of noted hunter and naturalist, Jim Corbett. His house has been turned into a museum.
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Ram Nagar – 50 km.

Mukteshwar – 51 km. from Nainital, Mukteshwar set atop a high ridge, is one of Kumaon’s beautiful resorts. It abounds in fruit orchards and dense coniferous forests. It also offers a fine view of the majestic Himalayas, as well as of Almora. The famous Indian Veterinary Research Institute is located in Mukteshwar.
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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.

State Govt. Tourism Accommodation
Nainital Club.
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Naina Tourist Rest House (KMVN), Sukhatal, Mallital.

Sarovar Tourist Rest House (KMVN), Tallital.
Rope Way Tourist Rest House (KMVN), Snow View.
There are a number of restaurants in Nainital, serving a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine.
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Hospitals – Badri Dutt Pande Hospital, Mallital.

Festivals – Autumn Festival (October), Nanda Devi Fair (August-September).
Best time to visit – The best time to visit any hill resort in India is certainly the summer months from March to June. The months of September and October are also pleasant to be visited. Though the monsoon season in between from end of June to August should be avoided. Book hotels in Nainital: Nainital Hotels.

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Best of Himachal Pradesh Trekking Tours


Trekking in Himachal Pradesh is one of the best adventure activity in the valley of Himachal. Take trekking adventure tours of snow clad mountains, green Himachal valley or of the mountain regions and explore the mountain cultural and natural beauty of Himachal. 
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Himachal trekking adventure guide also provides informtaion will give you a chance to enjoy the remote beauty of the regions that otherwise are inaccessible. Plan a trekking vacations and enjoy a holiday in the lap of Himachal Pradesh.
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Best of Himachal Pradesh Trekking Tours –  The summer season calls for a break and what can be the ideal break than a shift from scorching heat. The icy mountains surely lure all and the treks to top peaks are ideal summer getaway for the passionate trekkers. The state of Himachal Pradesh is the ultimate trekker’s delight as it is booming with fascinating treks ranging from moderate to very tough ones.
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Himachal Pradesh tours define the zenith of trekking adventure and is challenging to the core. Trekkers are tested to the highest degree as they set on soul stirring trek routes in varied stunning vistas of the state. These trekking tours to Himachal Pradesh offer high dose of adventure constantly challenging the trekkers.  Out of various treks the routes which are considered best by experts includes:
Trekking in Himachal Pradesh
Chandrakhani Pass- Malana
The common legend has it that once passing above Chandrakhani the great god Jamlu accidently spilled the sack carrying all the gods over Kullu valley which according to the local lore resulted into the stunning aura of the valley rightly called “Land of Gods”. 
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The trek is thus one of the most coveted ones which take one on an 8 days long trek. This is a steep descent from the Chandrakhani pass to the quaint and serene destination of hanging glaciers- Malana village followed by exit via Rashol pass into Kashol and end the trek with a bath at hot springs of Parvati Valley.
Hampta Pass- Baralachala
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A tough 12 days long trek through barren valleys, the trek walks through the stunning Hampta Pass which is reached only after a three day long trail from lush Manali. All the efforts made to reach the pass are perfectly worth it for the trek provides stunning views of Deo Tibba, Indrasan and Tokru- Shakru peaks. 
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Trekkers opting for Himachal tour packages love this trek for the sheer element of excitement and solitude that it offers. The trek follows the trail of Gaddi shepherds beyond Chandratal. The tender rivers are crossed before the final ascent to Baralachala (4892m) where the routes from Lahaul, Spiti and Ladakh join in to reach the top.
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Tosh- Sara Umga Pass
Another exciting trek this is an 8 day long testing journey to watch the glacier. The valley attracts teams of mountaineers set on climbing the highest peaks of Kullu namely Papsura (6451m) and Dharmsura (6466m). 
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The trail meanders along Tosh River through pine and rhododendron forests to the high altitude campsite of Sharam Thach.  Then there is Shamshi Thach to the north of which is the Tosh glacier to the east the massive Kullu Makalu peak. Later as you cross the pass, you will come across the sights of Asia’s largest glacier.
Himachal Pradesh Trekking Tours
All this and a lot more the trekking tours to Himachal through nature’s bounty will be full of excitement and adventure for which trekkers from round the world gather in the state. Summers is the season when a great influx of renowned trekkers is seen in the region and is thus the ideal time to trek along their side for a great learning experience. 

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