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SHIMLA-MANALI-VAISHNODEVI


 
Tour code               SMV - 17
Ex            Bengaluru / Hubli
Distance       8900 kms (approximately Round trip)
Duration   By Train 17 Days / By Flight 14 Days
Vehicle Used            A/C Luxury Bus
Accommodation     Twin sharing basis A/C Standard rooms
States visited            Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh.
Places visited             New Delhi, Kurukshetra, Chandigarh, Shimla, Kufri, Kullu, Manali, Rohtangpass (opt), Baijnath, KangraVajreshwari, Chamunda, Jwalamukhi, Katra, Vaishnodevi, Wagha Border, Amritsar.


Departure dates:
    APR 1.APR 15.APR 29. MAY 13.MAY 27. JUN 3.JUN 17. JUL 1.JUL 15. AUG 5.AUG 19. SEP 9.SEP 23. OCT 7.OCT 21. NOV 4.NOV 18. DEC 2.DEC 16. FEB 3.FEB 17. MAR 3.MAR 17.

COST :In Rs...
Adult
Twin Sharing
39500*
Adult
Single Sharing
53325
Child
(2-11 Years)
29625
Child
(2-11 Y)
19750*
Without Bed & Seat
Advance
Amount
10000*

NOTE :
  • For Infants 2-24 months(2 Years) Please send enquiry.
  • Charges for children mentioned applies only if they accompanied by 2 adults. If the child is accompanied by single adult full amount will be charged.
  • Children 2-11 Years will be charged 75% of the tour Cost with full-seat, without extra bed.
DAY 1 YESHVANTHPUR - DELHI
  Departure from Yeshwantpur Railway Station.
DAY 2 IN TRAIN
  Train Journey Continues
DAY 3  DELHI                                   
  Arrive H. Nizamuddin Railway Station, Transfet to Hotel
DAY 4 DELHI - SHIMLA
  Morning Dep to Shimla, Evening reach Shimla. Night halt at Shimla.
DAY 5 SHIMLA - KUFRI - SHIMLA
  Morning Dep to Kufri, Horse riding spectacular view of Himalayan ranges. Evening free for Shopping. Night halt at Shimla.
DAY 6 SHIMLA - KULLU - MANALI
  Morning Departure to Manali, Kullu Shawl factory, Mini Vaishnodevi Mata Darshan. Evening reach Manali. Night halt at Manali.
DAY 7 MANALI - ROHTANG PASS - MANALI
  Morning Dep to Rohtang Pass optional tour, Afternoon visit Vasishta hot springs & Hadimba Temple. Evening free for Shopping. Night halt at Manali.
DAY 8 MANALI - CHAMUNDA
  Morning Dep to Chamunda, Baijanath Shivji Temple, Palampur Tea Gardens, Evening Chamunda Devi Darshana, Night halt at Chamunda.
DAY 9 JWALAMUKHI - KANGRA - CHAMUNDA
  Morning Dep to Jwalamukhi, have to Mata Darshan, & Kangra Vajreshwari  Darshan. Evening optional tour of Dharamshala/ Night halt at Chamunda.
DAY 10 CHAMUNDA - KATRA
  Morning Dep to Katra Eve reach at Katra, Night halt at katra.
DAY 11 KATRA - VAISHNODEVI - KATRA
  14 km Trek for vaishnodevi Darshan. You can opt for horse, doli at your own cost. Evening return, Night halt at katra.
DAY 12 KATRA - AMRITSAR
  Morning Depart to Amritsar, evening reach Amritsar. Night halt at Amritsar.
DAY 13 AMRITSAR - WAGHA BORDER - AMRITSAR
  Morning Visit to Har mandir (Golden Temple), Durga Mandir, Vaishnodevi mandir, Jaliyanwala bagh, After Lunch Proceed to Wagha Border, Night halt at Amritsar.
DAY 14 AMRITSAR - CHANDIGARH
  Morning Dep to Chandigarh,visit Rock Garden & Rose garden, Sukhna Lake  Night halt at Chandigarh.
DAY 15 CHANDIGARH - KURUKSHATRA - DELHI
  Morning Dep to Kurukshetra, visit, Geetha sthal, Banganga, Brahma sarovara, Dukh Banjan mandir, Bhishm Kunda, Evening reach to Delhi Night halt at Delhi.
DAY 16 DELHI - BANGALORE
  Depart from H.Nizamuddin to Bengaluru
DAY 17 YESHVANTPUR
  Evening Reach Yeshwantpur Railway Station.
Kurukshetra : is the place where Battle of Mahabharata was fought on this land, during which Lord Krishna preached Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna. King Asoka and Harsha have also ruled this city.
Brahma Sarovar : is a lovely water body where history, legends and beauty coincide with each other. As per Hindu mythology, it was from here that Lord Brahma created the mother earth. So Brahma Sarovar is often called as the cradle of Indian civilization.
Banaganga : Banganga and Walkeshwar area is the ancient home of Gowda Saraswat Brahmins. Here stood the hermitage of the sage Gautam. Lord Rama came here with his brother, Lakshman in search of Mother Sita. He was thirsty. As there was no water readily available, he shot an arrow and brought Ganga over here. Hence Bana (arrow in Sanskrit) Ganga. Sage Gautam advised Lord Rama to worship Lord Shiva to get back his wife. Accordingly Lord Rama made a shivling from the sand (Valuka in Sanskrit) and so the word Walkeshwar Mahadev. According to another version Lord Parashuram shot an arrow and brought Ganga from Patala and so the other name Patalganga to Banganga.
Chandigarh : is a city and union territory in India that serves as the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana. The name Chandigarh translates as "The Fort of Chandi". The name is derived from an ancient temple called Chandi Mandir, devoted to theHindu goddess Chandi, near the city. The city of Chandigarh was the first planned city in India.
Rock Garden : Mr. Nek Chand, the father of this amazing kingdom demonstrating how urban and industrial waste can be fruitfully recycled and used in creative pursuit. Where Rock Garden stands today was used as a dumping ground for urban and industrial waste, Nek Chand picked up Pieces of foundry for urban and industrial waste, and shaped them with his creative genius into human, animal or abstract forms. These Pieces have been innovatively displayed as sculptures in the garden. Also on display as shapes sculptured by using a verity of discarded materials such as frame, mudguards, forks, handle bars, metal wires, play marbles, pieces of state, burnt bricks and even hair recovered from barber shops, a variety form demolished structures, waste from lime kilns, discarded street lights, electrical fittings, broken sanitary ware, crockery etc. thus demonstrating how urban and sanitary were, crockery etc.
Rose Garden : Zakir Hussain Rose Garden Asia's largest Rose Garden and is spreaded over 30 acres of land having over 1600 different species or roses. These have been planted beautifully carved out lawns and flowers beds.. Every year, either at the end of February or beginning of March, a big festival known as Rose Festival, is celebrated at this garden.
Sukhna Lake : is an artificial lake at the foothills of the Himalayas, the Shivalik hills. Sukhna has a membership-based Lake Club with lawns, a gym, indoor games, swimming pool and tennis courts with both synthetic and grass courts. Boating, rowing, sculling, sailing, kayaking and water skiing can be enjoyed throughout the year.The lake, which was the venue for the Asian Rowing Championships, has the longest channel for rowing and yachting events in Asia. It also has facilities for other water sports like water surfing, skiing and sculling.

Sukhna is a sanctuary for many exotic migratory birds like the Siberian duck, Storks and Cranes, during the winter months. The lake has been declared as a protected national wetland by the Government of India.
Shimla : Shimla the capital of Himachal Pradesh is a well known hill station for both domestic and foreign tourists. Its name has been derived from the goddess Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of the Hindu goddess Kali.
The Mall Road : The Mall is the main shopping street of Shimla.
Kufri : 16 km from Shimla at a height of 8,600 ft, Kufri is the local winter sports centre, and it also has a small zoo. Kufri, a small picturesque hill station at the foothills of Himalayas, is located at the southern part of the state of Himachal Pradesh and is known for its pleasing climate and scenic beauty. It is a pleasant location near the majestic hill station Shimla. Kufri, is known for its picturesque trekking and hiking trails. Adventurous travelers prefer to visit Kufri during winters to experience and enjoy the skiing along its snow clad mountainous slopes. Exquisite nature parks and scenic spots in the backdrop of natural settings are prime attractions in Kufri. One can enjoy the horse ride here or walk and enjoy the unparalleled beauty of Himalayas.
Kullu : Kullu is the capital town of the Kullu District, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley . Kullu is a broad open valley formed by the Beas river between Manali and Largi. This 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 magnificent, clad with forests of Deodar, towering above trees of Pine on the lower rocky ridges.
Mannali : Manali is situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. The landscape here is breath taking. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas river with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. It is an excellent place for a holiday, a favorite resort for trekkers to Lahaul, Spiti, Bara Bhangal (Kangra), and Zanskar ranges. From temples to antiquity, to picturesque sight-seeing spots and adventure activities, Manali is a popular resort for all seasons and for all travellers.
Rohtangpass : A lofty mountain pathway that connects Kullu with Spiti and Lahaul. This pass is a popular picnic spot in summer. All tourists going to Manali long to visit this, Rohtang Pass, which is 51 km away from Manali, presents a striking sight of glaciers, mountains and the landscape. Adventure sports such as skiing, mountain biking and paragliding can be enjoyed at this place.
Hadimba Temple : Locally known as DHOONGRI TEMPLE dedicated to goddess Hidimba, wife of Bhima of Mahabharat. It has four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and the doorway is carved with legendary figures and symbols. This temple located amidst wooden forest of deodar, nice place to visit.
Vasista Hot Springs : The Vashisht hot springs are across the Beas River, about 3.2 Km away from Manali bus stand, just above the Manali-Keylong road. Vashisht, renowned for its temples and sulphur hot springs, endowed with great healing powers. Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashishta Muni, and there is a Temple of Lord Rama here.
Chamunda Temple: This temple is on bank of river Baner which is the tributary to River Beas, is regarded as one of the Shaktipeetas. According to mythology, Goddess Kali killed the demons Chand and Mund at this place.
Baijnath : This beautiful ancient Shiv temple at Baijnath is, on the Pathankot-Mandi national highway . Built of stone in the 9th century AD in the shikhara style, it is a fine blend of sculpture and architecture.
Jwalamukhi : The famous temple of Shaktipeeth Jwalamukhi dedicated to the "GODDESS OF LIGHT", There is no idol of any kind, the flame is considered as a manifestation of the goddess. An eternally burning and shining blue flame emanates from the rock sanctum and is fed by the priests with the offerings of devotees. The golden tower (dome) of the temple was a gift from the Emperor Akbar.
Bajreshwari Devi : Bajreshwari Devi is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. Known once for its legendary wealth this temple was subject to successive depredations by invaders from the north. Destroyed completely in 1905 by an earthquake, it was rebuilt in 1920 and continues to be a busy place of pilgrimage.
Vaishnodevi : Amidst snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas and sprawling forests, nestles the shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is one of the most visited pilgrimage centres in India. It is located on the Trikuta Mountain at a height of 5,300 ft. The Vaishno Devi Mandir is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, located in the hill of Vaishno Devi, Jammu and Kashmir, India. In Hinduism, Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess. The shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi witnesses thousands of devotees arrive all through the year irrespective of the difficulties faced by them. The Yatra begins at Katra and pilgrims have to cover 14km. of terrain by trek/horse/doli etc. to reach the Mandir.
Amritsar : It is the spiritual centre for the Sikh religion and the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district in the state of Punjab.
Golden Temple : Golden Temple is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara located in the city ofAmritsar, Punjab, India. It was built by the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan, in the 16th Century. In 1604, Guru Arjan completed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture ofSikhism, and installed it in the Gurdwara. There are four doors to get into the Harmandir Sahib, which symbolize the openness of the Sikhs towards all people and religions. The present dayGurdwara was rebuilt in 1764 by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia with the help of other SikhMisls. In the early nineteenth century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh secured the Punjab region from outside attack and covered the upper floors of the Gurdwara with gold, which gives it its distinctive appearance and its English name. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal with more than 100,000 visitors on week days alone and is the most popular destination for Non-resident Indians (NRI) in the whole of India.
Jallianwala Bagh : The massacre, involving the killing of over 300 Indian civilians by a senior British military officer, Reginald Edward Harry Dyer which took place on 13 April 1919 in the heart of Amritsar,. The Jallianwala Bagh was surrounded on all sides by houses and buildings and had few narrow entrances. Most of them were kept permanently locked. The main entrance was relatively wide, but was guarded heavily by the troops backed by the armoured vehicles. Dyer—without warning the crowd to disperse—blocked the main exits. Dyer ordered his troops to begin shooting toward the densest sections of the crowd. Firing continued for approximately ten minutes. Many people died in stampedes at the narrow gates or by jumping into the solitary well on the compound to escape the shooting. A plaque in the monument at the site, set up after independence, says that 120 bodies were pulled out of the well. The wounded could not be moved from where they had fallen, as a curfew was declared, and many more died during the night.
Durgiana Temple : is a premier Hindu temple of Punjab (India) situated in the city of Amritsar. This temple derives its name from the Goddess Durga and it is also called by the name of Lakshmi Narayan Temple. The temple was constructed by Harsai Mal Kapoor in 1908 on the pattern of the Sikh Golden Temple and it is located near the Lohgarh gate. It is sometimes called Silver temple for its carved silver doors. The temple complex has some historic temples such as Sita Mata and Bara Hanuman.
Wagha Border: Wagah is the only road border crossing between Pakistan and India, and lies on the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Amritsar, Punjab, India and Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. There is daily flag raising and lowering ceremony at Wagah Border, the flag lowering ceremony which happens around 4:15 PM everyday has become the main event for tourists, done with fascinating pomp and ceremony that involves lots of tall soldiers in massive turbans goose-stepping about and slamming gates. Both the Indian and Pakistani border forces do this and it has become a tradition for people from both sides gather and see this. Both sides synchronize their parade and the entire event is meant to create a feel-good/patriotic fervour amongst the crowd. It is called the beating retreat ceremony.
Documents Required
Voter ID card / Original ID cards. 
INCLUSION
  • Second sleeper Train Tickets for Bangalore -Delhi - Bangalore.
  • A/C Luxury bus for Travelling.
  • Guidance from experienced Tour Escort
  • Accommodation on twin sharing standard rooms in good hotels
  • Vegetarian Food by our cooking Staff ( Tea/coffee/ Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
 
EXCLUSION
  • Special Pujas & darshans.
  • Entry Tickets , Boating, horse, Doli, Ropeway,  Camera Charges
  • Government Service Tax as applicable
  • Food during the train journey
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Mineral water
  • Any other expense incurred other than which are mentioned in Tour cost includes list.
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