Explore Kullu, Manali and Shimla with Himalaya Tour Packages
Who doesn’t know about Himalaya-the majestic mountain range of South Asia? Its very mention conjures images related with snow-capped mountains, adrenaline-gushing activities, motorable passes, sacred dwelling for Buddhist monasteries and much more.
But then again, not everyone has the mettle to delve into Indian Himalayas Tour! It’s different, difficult and of course, daring. But nothing could deter us, especially when it came to explore new adventures-the Indian way. We went through several Himalaya Tour Packages which covered destinations like Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir and others. Giving precedence to our comfort, we opted for ‘Best of Himachal, Shimla and Manali Package by car.’
Our tour started with Manali, a serene little hill-station located in Himachal Pradesh. Located on the northern edge of the enrapturing Kull Valley, Manali is a tempting tourism hotspot for honey-moon couples, adventure seekers and even aimless travellers. The soft gurgling of the mighty Beas River embroidering the contours of Manali is a scenic delight.
During our Manali sightseeing trip, we explored several tourist attractions like Hidimbi Devi Temple, Pandoh Dam, Bhrigu Lake, Pin Valley National Park, Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley. But without any doubt, Rohtang Pass-the Gateway to Spiti Lahaul and Leh Valley-quickly enamoured me. In addition, it is famous for snow games, yak riding and even skiing.
The next day we visited Kullu, 40km away from Manali. The main tourist attractions of Kullu include Hanogi Mata Temple, Tirthan Valley and Raghunath Temple. We still remember haggling for cheap shawls, sweaters, scarves and other winter clothes while shopping at Akhara Bazar in Kullu.
Towards the end of the tour, we headed for Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. As far as my memory permits, several Bollywood films consider Shimla as their Mecca. And why shouldn’t they?
Dating back from the days when Shimla was the official Summer Capital of Britishers, it has come a long way-by wearing new architectures like nascent attires and yet having the nostalgic aura about it.
What intrigued me the most was definitely the Jakhu Temple in Shimla which is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Hanuman. It also bestows a brilliant bird’s eye view of the small hill-station, revealing the innumerable coloured cottages embraced in the valley. In addition, the 108-feet-tall idol of Lord Hanuman will truly mesmerize you. Later, we visited Bhimakali Temple, Chini Bungalow, Green Valley and Kufri.
With indelible memories marking everlasting impressions in our hearts and minds, we returned to Delhi. It was livelier, diverse and of course, the magnificent Capital of India. But the magic of Himalaya holiday tour packages remained rare, even too difficult to describe in terms of its magnitude.
In the end, all of this makes India stand apart in our travelogues. Full of warmth and brightness!