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Best Sightseeing Tours in Shimla

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and the most buzzing hill station of India that is famous its exceptional sightseeing tours. Shimla has always been a summer capital for vacationers and reflects the British connection in its Victorian-style architecture, which is very evidently visible in the old buildings and alleys of this hideaway. This Himachal capital is tucked away in the steep forested hillsides in the middle Himalayas. People often set out from the nearby cities and towns to witness the old alleys and building of Shimla. Ever since inception, Shimla is the oldest hill station to indulge its visitors into fun-filled sight-seeing activities. The railway track of Shimla has recently been awarded as UNESCO HERITAGE SITE; a car drive to Kufri can make your day productive as it offers several adventure sports like zip lining and trampoline throw.


The old bazaars of Shimla are few sights which can be captured in the camera if you are an amateur street photographer and the landscape can bestow the perfect panoramic view of the hills. Shimla is an ultimate location for the happy honeymooners and the ideal place to hang out with friends, not to mention it is considered for family trips more often for its rustic sights of the colonial buildings like the libraries and temples and the spell binding view of the himalayas. Chail is another nearby hamlet that has quaint wooden houses and is a best sight to witness the village life on the mountains. Shimla shares the neighborhood with Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, the state of Uttarakhand in the south-east, and Solan and Sirmaur. No matter how conventional the name sounds, the beauty of Shimla is in the old galleries and the shielding mountains of Himalayas which is a sight to behold .

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    Delhi- Shimla- Manali Trip by Car

    About the Activity:Embark on a different sightseeing tour from Delhi to Shimla and Manali in Himachal Pradesh by a car. There you would be surprised to see the wonders of nature.Snow-clad peaks surrounded by serenity that possesses oak and rhododendron forests on a large scale will give you the most astonishing time.Both Shimla and Manali extend the unlimited splendours they carry always including the old buildings, streets, local markets and a lot more.Give away your heart the finest tour moments amidst the majestic Himalayas.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip that is inclusive of pick up and drop off at Delhi.Check-in and check-out time is 12:00 noon.

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    Shimla Sightseing in a Car
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    About the Activity:Embark on a fun day tour in Shimla to discover this beautiful city.Start the tour at 9 am by getting picked from your hotel and set out on this fun day tour.You can choose to do the tour by picking your car. The choices for cars are Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire, Etios, Tavera, Xylo and Innova.During the course of the day, visit The Ridge, Mall Road, Jakhoo, Christ Church and Summer Hills.The itinerary of the day is up to you to fix. Visit the local market for some souvenir shopping and explore the representation of culture in the local market.Finish the tour with a ton of great memories.The tour is for 8 hours.

    h8 Hours
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    Chail

    About the Activity:Take a day tour to explore beautiful Chail in Himachal Pradesh.Start the tour at 9 am after getting picked up from your hotel and visit the beautiful locations in and around Chail.You have the option to set your own itinerary as well as pick the car for transport. You car choices are between Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire, Etios, Tavera, Xylo and Innova.Visit the Palace Hotel, the Cricket ground, Sidh Baba Ka Mandir, Gurudwara Sahib and Kali Temple among other places.Do visit the local market for some souvenir shopping. Relish in this 8 hour activity that is bound to leave you with a lot of great memories.  

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    Shimla

    About the Activity:Take this half day tour of Shimla to discover the once summer capital of the British Empire and bask in its glory.This is a fun short tour for you to explore the city as you drive around comfortably. You can pick your car of choice- Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire, Etios, Tavera, Xylo and Innova.Start your tour at 10 am by getting picked up from your hotel and get whisked to your first destination of your choosing.Most definitely, visit The Ridge, Mall Road, Jakhoo, Christ Church and Summer Hills amongst other places.Do visit the local market to explore and discover the local trades and the local produce.The itinerary is for you to fix and its a 5 hour tour.

    h5 Hours
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    1100


  • About the Activity:About the Activity:The days you spend in Himachal Pradesh would not be enough to relish the mesmerising nook and corners of this sporadically beautiful place.If you are eager to make it to Himachal Pradesh on your next vacation, then check this 10 day tour with Golden Temple Visit.Firstly, you will reach Shimla the capital which was once the summer capital of British India and it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway.Then you will cover Manali, a high-altitude Himalayan resort town which has the amazing Beas River in its background.Also, make your vacation extremely stunning with a visit to Dharamshala, a hill station acting as the home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile.Have the expansive sight of Dalhousie, yet another hill station in Chamba district and finally comes Amritsar where the renowned Golden Temple is situated.This package includes food, accommodation in hotels and transportation during the whole tour.

    d10 Days n9 Nights
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    122000


  • About the Activity:The geographical and climatic features of Himachal Pradesh are unimaginably awesome, indeed. To merge with the cultural addiction and to enjoy the ravishing beauty of Himachal supported well the by the lofty Himalayan mountains, you are invited to take part in a sightseeing tour.12 day long tour would brief you the magical charm the state holds with the help of its villages, valleys, lush green forests and the limitless Himalayan ranges.Starting from Delhi, the tour covers the original glamour of Shimla, Manali, Kurfi, Rohtang Pass, Dharamshala, Dalhousie etc.Vaishno Devi temple visit the remarkable highlight of this package, however, all the major landmarks and iconic possessions of Himachal will be included in the list.This package includes food, accommodation in hotels and transportation during the whole tour.

    d11 Days n10 Nights
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    134400


  • About the Activity:Welcome to the land of hill stations and overwhelming forests and valleys stubbornly protected by the huge ranges of the Himalayas. You are invited to explore the most astonishing tourist destination in India that is Himachal Pradesh.A 11 day tour completely dedicated to sightseeing in and around Himachal would show you the best sites, attractions, temples, old buildings and the natural spectacle in an extensive way.This tour would cover Chandigarh and Amritsar as well apart from Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala and Dalhousie.The local sightseeing would also be done that will help you go through the unpredictably beautiful culture and the lifestyle of Himachal people.Wind up the tour on the 11th day post breakfast with a sack of awesome memories.This package includes food, accommodation in hotels and transportation during the whole tour.

    d11 Days n10 Nights
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    127200


  • About the Activity:Simply marvellous are Himachal and its villages. Perhaps, the best ever tourist destination to roam around and relax is Himachal, nestled amidst the thick rhododendron and pine forests and guarded by the mighty Himalayas around.Here is an excellent opportunity waiting for you. A 10 day long sightseeing tour of Himachal Pradesh covering all the possible attractions in the state.You will be taken to Shimla on the first day from Delhi and then the tour begins.Manali, Dharamshala, the panoramic beauty that can be captured from Kurfi, the historical sights and the tea garden in Dalhousie and the beautiful places in and around Chandigarh are indeed stunning.On the last day you will be dropped off at Delhi to conclude the tour with amazing memories.This package includes food, accommodation in hotels and transportation during the whole tour.

    d10 Days n9 Nights
    Good 3.0

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    117200


  • About the Activity:Head out on a fun half day tour of Kufri, a quaint little hill station located east of Shimla.Your tour starts at 9 am after you get picked up from your hotel in Kufri.  You can choose the car to tour- Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire, Etios, Tavera, Xylo and Innova.There are a lot of great places for you to visit in Kufri. Most notable are Mahasu Peak, Indira Tourist Park, The Himalayan Nature Park, Bhima Kali Mata Temple and Kufri Zoo.The high altitude combined with the serenity of the place makes it a great tour location.Do visit the local market to shop till your hearts content.This is a 5 hour tour and the itinerary is up to you to decide.

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    1100


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    Shimla

    About the Activity: Have a fantastic day on this spectacular day trip to Tattapani and Masroor Rock Cut temple.This 8 hour tour will give you a good perspective of the local life as you travel there in your own private vehicleThe Rock Cut Temple is a really beautiful monumental attraction and the best of its kind.Engage in a quaint and fun picnic lunch at the Tattapani Hot spring while you can dive into the spring and have a relaxing swim.Also, visit villages and experience the culture of the locals. 

    h8 Hours
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    750

  • About the Activity:Embark on a thrilling half day tour of Kufri, a quiet little hill station located east of Shimla in the Himalayas.Your tour starts at 9 am after you get picked up from your hotel in Kufri.  You can choose the car to tour- Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire, Etios, Tavera, Xylo and Innova.There are a lot of great places for you to visit in Kufri. Visit Mahasu Peak, Indira Tourist Park, The Himalayan Nature Park, Bhima Kali Mata Temple and Kufri Zoo among others.This is a perfect tour to escape the humdrum of the city and indulge in nature's quiet beauty.Do visit the local market to shop for souvenirs.This is an 8 hour tour and the itinerary is up to you to decide.

    h8 Hours
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    Shimla

    About the Activity: These Bike rentals are the concept formulated by three friends who love racing and everything that is there to do with it and you get to be a part of it! Enjoy a bike ride across the expanse of Shimla with your friends and family and let the thrill of riding take you over on your holiday! Get your bags ready and explore the length and breadth of Shimla as the only sounds you hear are those of the bike engine revving hard against your legs. You can rent a 350cc Royal Enfield for a day and enjoy Shimla.

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    Chail

    About the Activity:Embark on a half day tour to explore beautiful Chail in Himachal Pradesh.Start the tour at 9 am after getting picked up from your hotel and visit the beautiful locations in and around Chail.You have the option to set your own itinerary as well as pick the car for transport. You car choices are between Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire, Etios, Tavera, Xylo and Innova.Visit the Palace Hotel, the Cricket ground, Sidh Baba Ka Mandir and Gurudwara Sahib among other places.Do visit the local market for some souvenir shopping. Relish in this 5 hour activity that is bound to leave you with a lot of great memories.  

    h5 Hours
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    Shimla

    About the Activity:Discover exquisite Shimla on a rented bike for 2 days 1 night.Pick up your bike from the given location and set off on this tour at 9 am. You can also have your bike delivered to your hotel at an additional cost of 500 which will be charged during the bike drop.Shimla has a lot of great places to tour. Visit The Ridge, Mall Road, Jakhoo, Christ Church and Summer Hills among other places.Do visit the local market for some souvenir shopping.The bikes you can choose between are TVS Jupiter, Bajaj Pulsar and Apache and Royal Enfield 350 CC Electra Classic.Return the bike the next day by evening.

    d2 Days n1 Night
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Roopkund Lake Trek

The Roopkund Lake is situated high up in the Garhwal Mountains in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This lake is of much historical and religious importance. It was also called the Mystery or Skeletal Lake after a large number of human skeletons were found in it in 1942 by a Forest Officer.

Following this discovery, a number of scientists visited the lake to find out the reason for the skeletons being there and it was eventually concluded that the skeletons belonged to some pilgrims who were caught unawares in a flash hailstorm.

Due to the huge chunks of ice that came with the hailstorm, the pilgrims died due to injuries to their skulls. This story was aired in national and international media and since them the Roopkund Lake has become a popular tourist destination.


The trek to Roopkund Lake showcases the best of Himalayan beauty. The trek begins at Lohajung, which is situated at an elevation of 3200 metres and goes on for five days till you reach the lake, which is at an altitude of 5000 metres. The first couple of days will take you through beautiful villages, forests, rivers and Bugyals.

The air will get thinner and thinner as you ascend and gain altitude. So it is very important that you are in the best of health and fitness when you set out for this trek. Higher energy levels will allow you to adjust better with the changing environment and enjoy the views offered by the region. Your team leader will also offer you tips on how to cope with the changing levels of the atmosphere.

The trekking trail followed during the Roopkund trek coincides with that of the Raj Jay Yatra pilgrimage route. This is conducted during a festival dedicated to goddess Nanda Devi and the residents of nearby village participate in this festival dressed in their traditional attire.

Best Season: August - October
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Max. Elevation: 5020 m
More Details: Guide to Roopkund Trek
Get a Quote for Roopkund The mystery lake 

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Kalka–Shimla Railway

The 2 feet 6 inches narrow gauge that takes the trains through the mountainous stations from Kalka to Shimla has a lot of admirers all over India. Thus Kalka- Shimla Railway secures its place intact among travelers of Himachal Pradesh. The relishing views of the hills and valleys of Himachal Pradesh seem to be more charming while you make a journey in one of the trains along this railway track. It was built in 1898 to connect Shimla with other parts and it is recorded that during the construction of this system, there were 107 tunnels and 864 bridges through the course of the track as well. Though the system is years old, it emerges out to surprise the visitors of Himachal still.
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Pindari Glacier Trek

The Pindari Glacier trek is a relatively easy trekking trail. The Pindari glacier is situated between the Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi peaks and is a major destination for tourists and high altitude trekking in India. The pristine white glacier measures 3.2 km in length and 1.5 km in width and has gigantic mountains in its background.

The Pindari glacier trek is a must-do activity for all those who wish to experience nature very closely without compromising on peace and tranquility. The journey to the Pindari glacier begins at Nainital and goes on to Lahorekhet. Usually, night camps are set up and the evening is spent in these camps. On your way to the Pindari glacier, you will also come across Dhakuri, which is a place of great scenic splendour.

On moving ahead from Dhakuri, you come to the Khati village, which is the largest village in the region. Situated on the banks of the River Pinder, the village serves as a perfect spot for a night halt. From Khati you will need to trek another 11 kms to reach Dwali. Dwali has beautiful surroundings to offer and you can relish the beauty of the place as you trek on ahead to Phurkia, situated about 6 kms away.

Pindari glacier is situated at a distance of about 17 kms from Dwali. The vista opens into a beautiful view as you reach the Pindari glacier. Your efforts are paid off with the panoramic view of the surroundings that the Pindari Glacier offers you.

Best Season: March - October
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Max. Elevation: 3627 m
Special Offers on Pindari Glacier Tour

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Tibetan Museum

Being a combination of the conventional and contemporary Tibetan architecture, the Tibetan Museum in Mcleodganj is very unique. Located inside the Tsuglagkhang complex, the museum walls have a gentle yellow and white colour scheme that adds on to its quaint beauty. 

It is a platform where one can observe and be in awe of the Tibetan historical documents, manuscripts, Thangka images, pottery and other handicraft items. Besides that there are also photographs, interviews and video records that explain and file the Chinese intervention in Tibet and the consequent migration of Tibetans. If you are admirers of art and are also fascinated by history then you could purchase paintings, artefacts and handicrafts from the Museum shops as souvenirs.

Timings: - Open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Shimla

Why to visit in winters – The capital city of Himachal Pradesh is not only the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in winters, but this is also a hill station that is rich in its colonial history

What to do – What can be more tempting than to shop in the heart of town at Shimla, soak this winter into the surrounding area of Shimla at Ridge, or take a joyful train ride through Kalka and Shimla

What to see – Jakhoo temple has to be in the itinerary, appealing Christ church is worth seeing, get flattered by seeing the Kufri sceneries or see the tourists ski in the snow covered Kufri Mountains

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Milam Glacier Trek of the Kumaon

The Milam Glacier is one of the major glaciers in the Kumaon region. It is situated in Munsiyari of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. The elevation of the glacier ranges from 5500 metres to 3870 metres and is located at a distance of 15 km from Nanda Devi. The glacier was closed for trekking in 1962, but was reopened in 1994.

The best time to visit the Milam glacier is before the monsoons i.e. from mid-March to May. The monsoons set in June, which triggers landslides and roadblocks, making the area dangerous for any expedition.

The trekking trail to the Milam glacier starts at Munsiyari. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the Kumaon region and pass through places such as Nanda Devi East Base, Gauri Ganga Lilam, Martoli, Railkot, etc. on your way to the glacier. The glacier originates from the eastern slope of Trishuli and the southern slope of Kohli. The village of Milam is situated near the snout of the glacier. The trek to the Milam glacier is one of the best trails for trekking in India.

The Milam glacier has an altitude of 4268 metres and is surrounded by 52 peaks. The Milam glacier serves as an axial point for high altitude treks in India. The entire distance is covered by walking along the banks of the River Gori Ganga. You will pass through dense forests with blooming rhododendrons, chestnut trees, lush green conifers etc.

The trekking trail takes you past the Nanda Devi and Hardeol peaks. You will also come across the Ragash Kund, a shepherd shelter and a pond. The trek is a slightly difficult and will test your physical fitness and strength as you gain altitude. The best part of the journey is that you get to view the best of Himalayan beauty amidst majestic mountains and gurgling waters.

Best Season: May - September
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Max. Elevation: 4268 m
Best Deals on Milam Glacier Tour


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Padum-Darchha Trek

The Padam Darchcha Valley trek is an exhilarating experience. The trek involves a long trek from Darcha which is situated in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh to Padam, located in the mystical land of Zansak. Besides the thrill and excitement of trekking in the snowy slopes of the Himalayas, the trekking trail allows you to enjoy the beauty of the initial trail from Manali to Leh.

You can visit interesting Hindu temples in Manali which speak volumes about the history, culture and traditions of the region. This trek is a beautiful combination of adventure and sight-seeing and hence can be called one of the most exciting experiences of trekking in India.

The trek begins at Chalang Tokpa, from where you will move on to Ramjak and Chumikanakpo. The trek from Ramjak to Chumikanakpo will give you a fabulous trekking experience by testing your strength and skills. From here you will move on to Lakong and pass through Kurgiak and Purne before reaching Padam, Leh. The most interesting change that you will notice on reaching the destination is the transformation of the landscape.

Best Season: June - September
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Max. Elevation: 5080 m
More Details: Guide to Padum Darcha Trek
Book Now Padum to Darcha Trek Tour

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Gauri Shankar Temple

It is an 800 year old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva of the Hindu religion. The Gauri Shankar temple is built in a Shikhara style architecture which makes it quite popular among the various tourists that visit the place.

Location: The temple is located in the Naggar Castle road where you will also find other major attractions of the city. It can be easily reached through a small trek through the famous Naggar Castle.

Highlights: It is quite popular for all those who have religious beliefs and are Nirvana seekers. The architecture is something many people love about the temple.

Best time to visit: The temple is open from 5 in the morning to 12 in the noon and then it opens again at 4 in the evening till 9 in the night. So you can visit the temple on the given timings.

Price: There is no entry fee for getting into the temple.

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Traveller Tales from Shimla

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Menka Butt

18 July 2015

Beautiful, unexplored place and the best part away from all the cobwebs of city.This place is heaven on earth. It is hard to believe that such beauty even exists. But yes, beauty comes at a price. Its hard to reach. Weather is extreme. I went there via Kinnaur. And Kinnaur is not for the light hearted. Its a long, tiring and dangerous journey with a treasure at the end.

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Devadatt Dhawan

07 December 2015

i felt that i am in heaven. snowy mountains, green valley and chilling cold. everything is just unforgettable....loved the trip a lot....would try again soon and recommend everyone to go for this trip

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Shreya Menon

07 December 2015

The snow-covered mountains were so refreshing, the green valleys were so beautiful and the trip was so good. Me with my family enjoyed alot. Thanks a lot thrillophilia for such an amazing experience.

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Himani Dhawan

15 December 2013

Jeep Safari – WOW! Spiti Safari is a Jeep Safari that can be taken during May to October. This is the best safari in India. From Manali, this safari starts and proceeds forward to Rohtang pass. This is one of the very great experiences that I have had in the travel front for me. It was an interesting experience. As of the cost aspects, the safari seems quite costly for what it has to offer. Nevertheless, the Safari was indeed good and fine. I recommend this safari to everyone. This is worth the time and money.

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Devi Chattopadhyay

24 April 2015

Spiti valley trek has mesmerising views, i am in love with this tour. The weather is little chilly but take warm clothes and it will be all be fine. Its nothing like the south from where I am. It is very different and nice. I enjoyed a lot, so did my friends. Will go there again for sure!

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Bhramar Acharya

19 March 2015

AMAZING and UNFORGETTABLE to say the least! Its not everyday that you get to see such beautiful escapes of the wilderness adorned with natural beauty. It was long and rewarding trip. Had lots of fun with my friends. Would like to recommend this trip if one has the time and is willing to take a long and adventurous vacation.

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Mayoor Tandon

01 December 2015

Wonderful time indeed. Being inside snow for the first time was a heart-warming experience. Since I was small I wanted to see and touch snow and finally in this amazing trip I was able to. I felt great. It is a memory I am gonna cherish for the rest of my life. Besides the snow the trip itself was excellent. Would like to return to this place again.

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Giriraaj Bandopadhyay

28 December 2015

Spiti is more beautiful than the account that substantiate the claims behind its beauty. kaza is at a higher altitude than Leh. the journey is very dangerous either from manali or kalpa but it is worth it. the peace, beauty and serenity you find there are unparalleled. even ladakh stands nothing before it.

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Chandraayan Shah

05 February 2014

This shows sightseeing to us like never before. If you want to patiently and happily sightsee around Manali and Rohtang Pass, this is the option. There is no age restriction still due to extreme climatic conditions, it is better to be physically very fit to take this expedition. This was a really fun, interesting, and informative experience. We even got to know more about the heritage, culture, and lifestyle of people here: thanks, to our guide.

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