A slice of heaven in the midst of some seriously spreading urbanization around the area, Manali offers that perfect mix of cultural serenity in a rapidly growing town. Usually the base for high-altitude trekking and mountaineering, Manali now offers much in the way of adventure tourism with splendid opportunities for mountain biking, paragliding, rafting and skiing in the right seasons. Much like most hill stations, at over 2000 metres above mean sea level, Manali tends to get rather crowded at peak season. Expect the usual snail-paced uphill traffic all the way to Manali during this touristy period as well. A short drive away from town would lead you to lovely hot water springs (at Kalath and Vashisht), fascinating waterfalls and ancient temples as well as those renowned orchards. Vashisht and Old Manali, however, have now developed to cater to people in search of some old-world charm and picturesque vistas to escape the bustling crowd of Mall Road in Manali.75 kilometres from Manali, lies a misty village by the riverside known as Kasol. Once a sleepy village lying on the way to Manikaran, Kasol is now a huge destination for backpackers and travellers from around the globe. Tourism has progressed to such an extent, that this little village in the Parvati Valley can often get mistaken for a mini-Israeli town (thanks largely to signboards in Hebrew as well). Bestowed with the best nature has to offer, Kasol, at an altitude of 1640 meters, is an traveller's delight. Spend your time watching the world go by on a hammock or take time out to explore the curious case of ancient Malana village a decent trek away. Supposedly descendants of Alexander (of 'The Great' fame), Malana residents speak a unique dialect of 'Kanashi' that only they understand. Hot springs, riverside eateries and smoky cafes ensure that your days here in Malana are trippy and nights stay happy.
Check in: 21 Mar Check Out: 26 Mar
- All Transport in one vehicle (Toyota Innova or Mahindra Xylo - 4-5 people in each).
- Accommodation for all nights on twin/double sharing basis.
- 2 meals on each day (breakfast and dinner) at the hotel.
|Date/Location||Suggested Activities||Suggested Accom|
|Day 1 Manali||Pick up from Chandigarh, Drive to Manali, Overnight at Manali||Karma Cottages|
|Day 2 Manali||Lamadug Hike||Karma Cottages|
|Day 3 Manali||Hadimba and Old Manali, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley||Karma Cottages|
|Day 4 Manali||Kasol, Naggar-Jana Waterfalls||sandhya Resort|
|Day 5 Manali||Tosh Drive, Manikaran Sahib||sandhya Resort|
|Day 6 Manali||Departure||Checkout|