Rishikesh with Kullu Manali Tour - Rishikesh with Kullu Manali Tour Package
Rishikesh with Kullu Manali Tour is very famous for its versatility. Rishikesh region is famous for spirituality, sadhus, ghats, river Ganga, temples, ashrams, meditation and yoga. Kullu is a wide valley created by the Beas River among the Manali and Largi. Kullu valley is well known for splendor and magnificent hills covered by Deodar and Pine. Kullu valley is stuck between the Pir Panjal, Great Himalayan range, and Lower Himalayan. Manali is famous for its skiing slopes, horse riding, paragliding snow scooters riding. Kullu and Manali are twin hill stations located very close to each other in Himachal Pradesh. There are a many attractions in Kullu and Manali which attracts tourist from all over India as well as abroad. Religious tourism is also famous due to the large number of temples in Kullu and Manali.
Kullu is small town in Himachal Pradesh State of India. Kullu is located on the banks of the River Beas in Kullu Valley. Kullu has an average altitude of 1,220 mts from sea level. Kullu was famous as Kulanthpitha(end of the habitable world). Kullu was visited by the Chinese monk Xuanzang in 634 & mentioned it as a fertile area entirely enclosed by mountains. Kullu once contained a stupa which was built by Ashoka where the Buddha preached the local people. That stupa was taken away by mughal rulers and reestablished at feroz shah kotla maidan in Delhi. Kullu is one of the most delightful and stunning valley at river Beas. Kullu valley is 80 kms long and 2 kms broad. Kullu is very colorful in spring season with pink and white flowers.
Manali is situated at an altitude of 2,050 meters in the valley of Beas River in Himachal Pradesh Manali is 270 kms far from Shimla. Manali has population of 30,000. Manali is part of the Kullu district. The British introduced apple trees to Manali. Apple is still best source of income for many people in Manaali. Manali became famous when Kashmir was not safe to visit (in the late 1980s). Manali has pine groves, snow capped hills, whispering forests, cascading water falls and the rapid waters of Beas. Rohtang Pass is famous in tourists visiting Kullu Manali. Rohtang Pass (13500 ft) remains covered with Snow even in summer. Solang Nallah is also famous in Kullu Manali Tour for skiing, horse riding, snow scooter ride and winter sports.
Places to visit in Kullu Manali
Hidimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple at old Manali, Vashisht Hot Spring, Van Vihar, Buddhist Monastery, Raghunathji Temple (300 years old temple), The Great Himalayan National Park, Club House, Kanawar Sanctuary, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Kothi, Rahla Falls, Manali Sanctuary, Sundernagar Lake, Mandi, Pandoh Dam, Hanogi Mata Temple, Kullu Shawl Factories, Mini Vaishnoo Devi Temple.
Places to Visit near Kullu Manali
Kaishdhar (Nature walks), Bajeshwar Mahadev Temple (Ancient temple with wonderful carvings in stone), Kasol (trout fishing), Manikaran (Temple and Hot springs) Larji (fishing), Pulga and Khirganga (hot springs), Banjar (Tirthan river). Shoja (scenic surroundings), Raison (camping), Katrain (valley area) Naggar (temples and Naggar Castle), Malana (trekking), Rohtang Pass (mountain scenery), Solang Valley (camping, ski and paragliding), Manikaran (hot springs), Kasol and Keylong.
Rishikesh with Kullu Manali Tour Itinerary (11 nights/12 days)
Day 01: Delhi
Meet our representative at Delhi Airport / Railway Station and transfer to hotel at arrival in Delhi. Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast, discover the Delhi. Morning visit the 400-years-old Jama Mosque (the largest in India) and local market. Later visit Red Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). In the afternoon enjoy drive through Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President's Palace) and India Gate (a war memorial arch built in honor of Indian soldiers who lost their lives in World War –I). Explore the famous Humayun's Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Qutab Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site- the tallest brick minaret in the world, at 238 feet). Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi to Rishikesh via Haridwar (240 kms / 06 to 07 hrs drive)
Early morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to railway station for your train to Haridwar (Shatabdi Express 06:50 hrs). Meet our representative at arrival in Haridwar (11:30 hrs). (Later enjoy in Haridwar sightseeing after arrival. Haridwar is the place where people from across the India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges. Haridwar is an ancient city and it is one of the most sacred cities in India. The diverse nature of the Hindu religion has attracted foreign visitors from all around the world. Here you can closely experience India's complex culture and various Hindu rituals. Haridwar is also one of the four cities where Kumbh Mela is organized. Visit Mansa Devi temple by cable car. After lunch visit Daksh Temple. Later visit Har Ki Pouri (Ganga Ghat) for famous Ganga Aarti, and continue your drive to Rishikesh. Check in to the hotel at arrival. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Rishikesh
Early morning before breakfast meet yoga instructor and learn about breath awareness exercise and stretching exercises. After relax breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Rishikesh. Rishikesh is one of the holy cities in India. Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh is gateway to the Himalayas. The spectacular River Ganga is like pert of the city. Rishikesh is a place visited by several yogis and sages. They lived and practiced hard penance here. Rishikesh is world famous as Yoga capital of the world. Visit Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Bharat Mandir. Evening enjoy Ganga ceremony at Parmarth Niketan. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Rishikesh
Early morning again start your day with yoga and meditation class. Later proceed to Shivpuri town (26 kms far) for Rafting in River Ganga. Visit Vashistha cave for meditation. Vashistha was Guru of Lord Ram who meditated here. Later enjoy 18 kms Rafting and reach Rishikesh. Later enjoy Bungee Jumping in evening. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Rishikesh to Shimla 290 kms / 09 to 10 hrs journey. Early morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Shimla. Shimla is famous for its natural beauty and tranquility. Shimla is one of the most picturesque towns in north India. Shimla is characterized by show-clad hills, lush green valleys, rivers, dense forest and cool pleasant weather. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07: Shimla
Morning after relax breakfast, enjoy full day sightseeing of Shimla. Enjoy the cool atmosphere of Shimla. Visit Taradevi Temple, Jakhu temple, Chandwick waterfalls, Mall, Ridge, Lower Bazaar and famous Kali Temple. Apart from this regular sightseeing you can also just relax your self. You can enjoy little walk in the jungle. Feel your self close to the nature. You can explore pahadi culture of Shimla. Meet the local people and know their lifestyle and culture.
Day 08: Shimla
Morning after relax breakfast, enjoy full day excursion to Fagu. Kufri, Naldhera and Tattapani. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09: Shimla to Manali (260 kms / 07 to 08 hours journey)
morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Manali. Check in to the hotel at arrival in Manali. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Manali
Morning after breakfast enjoy Manali Local sightseeing. Visit Sundernagar Lake, Mandi, Pandoh Dam, Hadimba Temple, Van Vihar, Vashisht Hot Spring, Buddhist Monastery and Club House. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11: Manali
Morning after breakfast, enjoy full day excursion to Manali. Visit Rohtang Top, Rahalla Falls, Gulaba, Solang Valley, Rani Nallah, Kothi and Marhi. Later return to Manali. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Manali to Kullu
Morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Kullu. Visit Naggar Valley, Kasol, Manikaran, Jagat Sukh, Parvati Valley and Kullu. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Delhi. Check in to the hotel at arrival in Delhi. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Tour End with sweet memories.