By A.C. Volvo Coach, Veg. Food, AC. Room accommodation at Chandigarh (1 Night), Katra (2 Nights), Amritsar (1 Night) and Non A.C Accommodation at Manali (2 Nights),Chamunda (1 Night).
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Departure from Delhi to Chandigarh (280 kms /6 hrs).Visit Pinjore Gardens and visit Rock garden, Boat ride on Sukhana lake. Overnight stay.
Proceed to Manali ( 285 kms/ 10 hrs), Pass by Beas river, Sutlej river and Valley of Kullu. Reach Manali in the evening. Overnight stay.
Morning after Breakfast, proceed to Rohtang snow point (51 kms ) at an altitude of 3978 mts and enjoy in the snow and back to Manali. Overnight stay.
Departure to Chamunda ( 345 kms/10 hrs) enroute visit Jwalaji temple and Kangra Devi temple .Upon arrival Chamunda, check into hotel. Overnight stay.
Morning after early breakfast proceed to Dharamshala (30 Kms), Visit Dalailama temple (by Local Jeeps) and then drive to Katra (240 kms/8 hrs). Upon arrival at Katra, transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.
Morning proceed to Vaishno Devi Temple (14 kms- one way) by walk/pony/helicopter service and back to Katra. Overnight stay.
Departure to Amritsar (270 kms/7 hrs). Visit Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh and leave for Indo-Pak Wagha Border (32 kms). Return to hotel. Overnight stay.
Departure to Delhi ( 475 Kms/ 10 hrs), Enroute visit Kurukshetra. Reach Delhi in the evening around 21.00 Hrs.
Note: Govt. Service Tax @9.00% applicable.
Vaishno Devi Mandir, a holy temples dedicated to Shakti is located in the hills of Vaishno Devi, Jammu and Kashmir. In Hinduism, Vaishno Devi, also known as Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess. The temple is near the town of Katra, and is one of the most revered places of worship in India. Approximately 8 million pilgrims visit the Vaishno Devi every year. It is the second most visited religious shrine in India, after Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. The Sri Vaishno Devi Shrine Board maintains the shrine and a rail link from Udhampur to Katra is being built to facilitate pilgrimage. The nearest airport is Jammu Airport where all leading domestic airlines have their services.
Amritsar is the spiritual center for the Sikh religion in the state of Punjab. It is home to the Harmandir Sahib, also referred to as the "Golden Temple" as the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal on week days alone. The city also houses the Sikh temporal and political authority, Akal Takht. Amritsar is situated 217 kilometres northwest of state capital Chandigarh and is very close to India's western border with Pakistan. The main commercial activities include tourism, carpets and fabrics, farm produce, handicrafts, and light engineering. The city is known for its rich cuisine and culture and also for the tragic incident of Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919.
Wagah is the only road border crossing between Pakistan and India, and lies on the road between the cities of Amritsar, India and Lahore, Pakistan. Wagah itself is a village, which was divided during independence of India in 1947. Today, the eastern half of the village remains in the India while the western half is in Pakistan. It is particularly famous for the Wagah border ceremony that happens at the border gate before sunset each day.
Chandigarh serves as the capital to two states, Haryana and Punjab. The name Chandigarh translates as "The Fort of Chandi", which is derived from an ancient temple called Chandi Mandir, devoted to the Hindu goddess Chandi. It is also referred to as The City Beautiful due to its beautiful surroundings, central grid of gardens and different species of flora.The city of Chandigarh was the first planned city in India post independence and is known internationally for its architecture and urban design. The city has projects designed by architects such as Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Jane Drew, and Maxwell Fry and tops the list of Indian States and Union Territories with the highest per capita income in the country.
Manali in the Beas River Valley is a beautiful hill station nestled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is located about 270 km north of the state capital, Shimla with a population of approx. 30,000. The small town is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand. Manali and the surrounding area are of great significance to Indian culture and heritage as it is said to be the home of the Seven Sages. Tourism is the most significant segment of the town's economy as tourist attractions of this hill station includes Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries and adventure sports.
Rohtang Pass, pile of corpses, due to people dying in bad weather trying to cross the pass is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km (32 mi) from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh. The pass provides a natural divide between the Kullu Valley with a primarily Hindu culture and the Lahaul - Spiti valleys with a Buddhist culture that exist in the north. The pass lies on the watershed between the Chenab and Beas basins and on the southern side of this pass, the Beas River emerges from underground and flows southward. The Chandra River, a source stream of the river Chenab, flows westward.
Dharamshala is a city in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley, surrounded by dense coniferous forest, mainly of stately Deodars. The suburbs of the town include McLeodGanj, Bhagsunath, Dharamkot, Naddi, ForsythGanj, Kotwali Bazaar, Kaccheri Adda, Dari, Ramnagar, Sidhpur and Sidhbari. The village of McLeodGanj lying in the upper reaches is known worldwide for Tenzin Gyatso. In 1959, the 14th Dalai Lama established the Tibetan exile administration in the north Indian hill station of Mussoorie and in May 1960, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) was moved to Dharamshala. From 1959, an influx of Tibetan refugees has made Dharamshala a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists.
Kullu is the capital town of the Kullu District in Himachal Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley north of the airport at Bhuntar. Kullu is a broad open valley formed by the Beas River between town of Manali and Largi. Kullu valley is sandwiched between Lower and Great Himalayan range. Kullu valley is famous for its beauty and its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar Forest and sprawling Apple Orchards. The course of the Beas River presents, a succession of glorious, clad with forests of Deodar, towering above trees of Pine on the lower rocky ridges.
Jawalamukhi is a town and a nagar parishad in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Jwalamukhi is a famous temple to the goddess Jwalamukhi, the deity of flaming mouth. The building is modern with a gilt dome and pinnacles, and possesses a beautiful folding door of silver plates. Under the gaze of the Dhauladhar range and set amidst the undulating hills that character sub-Himalayan Himachal Sati's tongue is believed to have fallen at Jwalamukhi and the goddess is manifest as tiny flames that burn a flawless blue through fissures in the age old rock.
Chamunda, also known as Chamundi, Chamundeshwari and Charchika, is a fearsome aspect of Devi, the Hindu Divine Mother and one of the seven Matrikas (mother goddesses). She is also one of the chief Yoginis, a group of sixty-four or eighty-one Tantric goddesses, who are attendants of the warrior goddess Durga. The name is a combination of Chanda and Munda, two monsters whom Chamunda killed. She is closely associated with Kali, another fierce aspect of Devi. She is sometimes identified with goddesses Parvati, Chandi or Durga as well. The goddess is often portrayed as haunting cremation grounds or fig trees. The goddess is worshipped by ritual animal sacrifices along with offerings of wine and in the ancient times, human sacrifices were offered too. Originally a tribal goddess, Chamunda was assimilated in Hinduism and later entered the Jain pantheon too. Though in Jainism, the rites of her worship include vegetarian offerings, and not the meat and liquor offerings.
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