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Himachal Jeep Safari

 
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    Himachal Jeep Safari 

    Himachal Jeep Safari provide spectacular views of snow covered mountain peak, ancient monasteries and undulating terrains. Also visit one of the worlds highest permanently inhabited village; Kibber in Spiti valley. Explore the Ki monastery, 12 km from Kaza. These ancient gompas are a maze of rooms and corridors. It preserves the precious Thangkas and presents a beautiful vision of the surroundings. Visit the small gompa at Kibber. Take an excursion to visit Pin Valley, the habitat of Ibex and Snow Leopards. A famous and old monastery Gungri monastery is located in Pin Valley. You will pass through Nako village and get a chance to see the Buddhist temples containing stucco images and murals. Travel further, and stop by Khardong Gompa before you drive through the Rohtang pass (3,980m) to Manali (2,050m/ 115-km).

    Shimla was the summer capital of the British. Go for sightseeing, visit the State Museum and a leisurely walk down the Mall. Moving towards Shimla via Spiti, relish magnificent visions of the Sutlej River and the towns nearby. You will also be stirred by the fantastic landscapes of the superb lofty Kinnaur-Kailash Mountain, the abode of Lord Shiva. Trek Grade: Moderate

    Major attractions

    In Manali

    Hadimba Temple: This temple is one of the prime attractions in Manali. Temple is devoted to Goddess Hadimba. Hadimba temple has a pagoda shaped roof. The doorway is decorated with sculptures of legendary figures and symbols.

    Manikaran: It is situated at a rise of 1700m. Manikaran has a hot spring. Take a holy dip in the water.

    Arjun Gufa: Arjuna of Mahabharata had meditated in this gufa to gain the Pasupata Astra from Lord Indra.

    Solang Valley: Solang valley has good slopes for skiing.

    In Shimla

    Shimla State Museum: This museum has ancient sculptors and other works of art of Himachal Pradesh. It has also the high-quality assortment of bronze wood-carvings and dresses, fabrics and jewellery of the region. It remains open from 10a.m to 5 p.m.

    Christ Church: Christ church is located on the Ridge. It is one amongst the oldest churches in Northern India.You can spend enough time in this church observing its majestic appearance. The windows have stained which symbolizes faith, trust, charity, strength, endurance and humility.

    Kali Bari Temple: Kali Bari temple is dedicated to Goddess Shayamla. Jakhoo Temple is 2455 meters. At Shimla highest peak there lays an ancient Lord HanumanĀ temple. It offers a broad view of the town.

    [Check out 28 best Himachal treks]

    How to get there

    By Air: The closest airport for Manali is 50 km away in Bhuntar.

    By Rail: The nearest Railway Station for Manali is at Chandigarh (310 km.) and Ambala (355 km).

    By Road: Chandigarh to Manali is 320 Km & Journey duration is 14 Hrs. You have a choice to catch Volvo/deluxe buses from Delhi or Chandigarh or hire a cab/ private taxi to reach Kullu-Manali.

    Best time to visit: May to September

    Prerequisites/Facts

    • Alcoholic drinks are prohibited in forests.
    • Keep cameras or binoculars handy while traveling.
    • If you want to go for a jeep safari, prefer to travel in-groups.
    • Maintain silence to cherish the close proximity to the natural habitats.

    Things to carry

    • Warm gloves, clothes, socks, trek pants, trousers
    • Raincoat
    • Prescribed medications (if any)
    • Backpack / rucksack/sleeping bag
    • Flash light with extra batteries
    • Sunglasses
    • Suntan lotion and toiletries
    • Camera (optional)
    • Water bottles

    Other Attractions in the Vicinity

    In Shimla:

    Chadwick falls 1586 m: It is bounded by dense forests. Start walking for 35 minutes from Summer Hill Chowk.

    Sankat Mochan 1975 m: A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is on Shimla Kalka road. It offers a fantabulous view of Shimla town. You can visit this place by taxi or bus.

    In Manali:

    Vaishisht: Manali has two old stone temples; both are devoted to Vashista, a local sain

    Kothi: Kothi is situated amongst a picturesque background and overleaps the valley and the mountains.