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  • 01Triund Trek with Yoga 2017

    Triund Trek with Yoga 2017
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    About the Destination:

    Embraced by the fascinating charm of the Dhauladhar Range and adorned with the enchanting beauty of Dharamshala, Triund proves to be a soothing destinations in the country. A popular trekking destination in Himachal Pradesh, this salubrious hill entices its visitors with all its natural grandeur and appeal.

    While in Triund, you can easily gape in the astounding Dhauladhar Range on one side and the charismatic Kangra Valley on the other. While the enthrallment of the terrains, the tricky and tiresome curves on the way makes Triund a true treasure trove for the trekkers, its pristine and soothing ambience make it for an unlit mate relaxing destination.

    About the Activity with Details:

    In addition to the enthrallment and excitement of trekking through the exhilarating terrains of Triund, this package also offers you an opportunity to relax and seek mental solace. Combined with Yoga sessions, this 2 days trekking tour will introduce you to the celestial beauty that dwells in this vicinity, and will also help you in attaining peace of mind and soul.

    Escape the weariness of city-life or the barriers of your corporate boredom, join this trekking tour combined with yoga and get back as a changed you!

    Meal Types: Vegetarian

    Duration: 2 days and 1 night


     

  • 02Bhrigu Lake and Beas Kund Trek, Himachal Pradesh

    Bhrigu Lake and Beas Kund Trek, Himachal Pradesh
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    About the Destination:

    Beas Kund or the mountains of Beas River that rises in the Himalayas and ultimately becomes a part of the Indus River, is a popular destination trekkers. As is with all experiences of trekking in Himachal, it is believed that this region has an infamous way of making you fall in love. Embrace the beauties of its gorgeous peaks, endless fascinating lands, genuinely hospitable locals and its cascading waters.

    Beas Kund, Kullu-Manali Valley’s major attraction, is not just a stand-alone peak but is set against the backdrop of several others such as the Shitidhar Peak, Friendship Peak and others. Along the way to the summit of Beas Kund is the Solang Ropeway Point; a skiing spot, Dhundhi an unexplored land leading to Bakerthach and a preferred camping site.

    About the Departure with Details: The Bhrigu lake and Beas Kund Trek in Himachal Pradesh is every travel adventurer’s paradise. It must be noted that this trek is suitable for both beginners as well as advanced-level trekkers as the slopes are moderately steep yet offer challenging trails every now and then. The key to staying fit is hydration and breathing techniques that will help you loosen your fears and inhibitions in climbing mountains over 11,000 feet in height, although there is no acclimatization required unless and otherwise prescribed. This fixed departure is also a departure from the real world, into a state of dreams!

    Activities: Trekking, Camping

    Duration: 7D/6N

    Maximum Altitude: 14,000ft

    Temperature Range: Between 13C (55F) in July and -7C (19F) in the coldest months

    Difficulty Level: Moderate 

  • 03Trek to Malana Village in Himachal Pradesh

    Trek to Malana Village in Himachal Pradesh
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    About the Activity:

    • Indulge in this exciting 6 days 5 nights trekking expedition in Malana village in Himachal Pradesh and get a chance to explore the amazing beauty of this region.
    • Start your tour after getting picked up in an air-conditioned bus from New Delhi to Manali which will be an around 12 hours journey.
    • Get down at Patlikuhal and then take a jeep ride to Rumsu base camp, which is a 10 km drive.
    • During the trip, visit Gowrishankar temple,Tripura sundari, Roerich art gallery and explore the peaks of Ali Ratna, Friendship peak, Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba.
    • Also enjoy the trek to Chandrakhani Pass and Malana that are locations of complete serenity.
    • This package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trek.
  • 04Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass 2017

    Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass 2017
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    About the Destinations:

    The Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass, a treasure trove for the ardent as well amateur trekkers, holds the charm and allurement like any other treks in the Himalayas. Although a short trek, the scenic landscape exposes trails that meander through alpine forests, huge rock formations, and remarkably rich vegetation. This high altitude trek taking place 14,000ft above sea level can be undertaken all year round. But to get bewildered by its captivating beauty, visit the region from June to September when nature seems to have painted an enchanting frame with every possible myriad hue.

    Not only does the Chandratal Lake trekking experience introduces you to the captivating beauty of the Himalayan meadows,  cold desert, flora and fauna of the Lahual and Spiti valley, it also get you close to the life and spirit amidst the lofty peaks. With easy gradients, climbs and descends, this trek will definitely satiate all your quench for trekking in the Indian Himalayas.

    Duration of the Tour: 5D/ 4N

    Altitude: 14,100ft

    Meal Types: Veg (while on trek)

    Activities: Trekking, camping

    Total Trekking Distance: 26km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Easy

     

  • 05Exploring Dharamshala and Manali

    Exploring Dharamshala and Manali
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    Manali a popular Himalayan tourist destination is much known for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking.

    Manali also offers hot springs, religious shrines and Tibetan Buddhist temples. This 10 Day trip will take one through the most popular destinations of Manali and will also give a chance to go hand to hand with many adventure sports like Paragliding, Skiing, Zorbing and Trekking. One will spend time witnessing the historical temples and rejuvenating through the cold mountains of Himalayas.

    This trip will also take one to the city full of Tibetan culture and their monasteries. Along with the pleasant climate, Dharamshala has much more to offer in Sightseeing and adventure tours. One can also go for the short paragliding and Trekking trips in Dharamshala if the time permits. The last of the trip brings the travelers back to New Delhi with the beautiful memories of Himachal and its Culture.

  • 06Bara Bhangal Trek 2017

    Bara Bhangal Trek 2017
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    Bara Bhangal Trekking is limited to people experienced in travelling in the rugged backcountry and with solid know-how of hiking and camping. One of the more challenging routes, it takes one from the lush green Kullu valley to the stark landscapes of Bara Bhangal range. But for the trouble taken, it is a very fruitful trek for the people who are looking for isolated and in-tune-with-nature routes.

    The eleven days Bara Bhangal Trek commences from Manali where we traverse through Indrasan and Bara Shigri glacier. We trek through Lama Dugh crossing Thanpri Tibba, glimpsing Manali on the run, just in time to reach our destination for the day-Riyali Thach.

    You spend the rest of the day trekking through various routes, glimpsing various beautiful sceneries and on the 7th day reach our final destination.

  • 07Bhaba Pass Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh

    Bhaba Pass Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh
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    About the Destinations:

    For those of you seeking divine beauty and thrilling experiences in your Himachal trekking Packages, the Bhaba Pass trek is an ideal destination. The trail opens up to the ethereal charms of Himachal Pradesh. Proud peaks and stunning river valleys of the region appear as if it was made for adventure. Along with an alpine adrenaline, the state also appeals with a rich Himachali culture and Buddhist monasteries.

    With Bhaba Pass trekking, lap up the blend of dewy meadows and stark landscapes of the Spiti Valley. Get an opportunity to interact with some gaddi shepherds. Make way through apple orchards and winsome wooded area to complete the Bhabha Pass trek, where you can soak in the sights of Parvati Pin Pass. At Chandratal Lake, savour the enchanting sights of turquoise waters ringed by high mountains. Other delights include crossing natural bridges over rivers, feasting your eyes on purple mountains and enjoying a trail through a carpet full of alpine flowers.

  • 08The Spiti Pin River Expedition

    The Spiti Pin River Expedition
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    The famous Kullu Valley located at the top of our country is the place from where our Spiti Pin river Expedition starts, it also has Ladakh towards the northern side and you can witness Tibet through east. Many people have admitted that this twin valley of Lahaul and Spiti is one of place where you can see nature being the wildest. The ambience that Leh, Nubra and Zanskar Valley provide is definitely mesmerizing, but more than that you can call it as inexplicable.

    You can see every kind of terrain here let it be broad valleys, high ridges, glaciers and the altitude will be always more than 3000m. Whole journey will provide you with varieties of sceneries like small villages just like oasis in huge deserts, monasteries, some places it will be totally dry, you can see the river flowing as if it has gone crazy and does not have any idea about its whereabouts. During winter seasons these rivers just become a layer of ice.

    Our expedition that starts from Spiti, moves around 100 kms from there along with the river to the Spiti and Pin river valleys. There we can witness abundant amount of mysteries in the nature and we will be observing it very closely, not only nature we will be amazed to see a complete different culture, then we will be moving to center point of Kinnaur through Sutlej and Baspa valleys. This will be best part as you will be witnessing one of oldest parts f Trans Himalaya.

    Our this adventurous trip will be passing through the land, which is proudly holding monasteries that are older than 1000 years. Here the tradition is completely different from other parts of the country, people are really loving in nature and they look admirable doing their traditional dances, reciting their folk tales and about their legends.
     

  • 09Kareri Lake Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh

    Kareri Lake Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh
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    About the Destinations:

    With the trek altitude of 3,300m above the sea level, the Kareri Lake Dharamshala or the Kumarwah Lake is one of the most stunning lakes in Himachal Pradesh. With the melting snow of the Dhauladhar Range as the source of water, this quaint lake and the terrains that leads to it, entices trekkers from different corners of the world.

    While the Dhauladhar Range adds to the mesmeric appeal of this lake, the fact that it remains frozen during early December to March/April, serves as the main attraction of this trek. The Kareri Lake trekking originates from the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh and takes the participants through lush forests, narrow terrains, whirly passes, scenic meadows and much more. Adding more, while on this trek, the trekkers can also participate in local tours and adventure activities like Tyrolean Traversing.

    Duration of the Tour: 7N/8D

    Altitude: 3,300m

    Activities: Lake Visit, Tyrolean Traversing, Local Market Visit

    Total Trekking Distance: 29km

    Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

  • 10Kanamo Peak Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh

    Kanamo Peak Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh
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    About the Destination:

    Climb up a trek to the Mt Kanamo Peak! Short in nature, it is one of the ideal ways to enjoy a 6,000m experience of trekking in India. The Kanamo Peak trek trail opens up many splendours of the mighty Himalayas. Adding to the entire experience is the trekking experience to mesmeric Chandratal and camping by the water body. You will be making your way through Spiti Valley, passing by old world charmed monasteries and ambling through high hamlets. Those who are interested can engage in rafting in Spiti River.

    Initially, during the trekking activity, you will be driven from Manali through Rohtang Pass and Lahaul Valley before arriving at Batal. Then, you enjoy the trek to Chandratal, a high altitude glacial lake that is perched at 4300m. It is named so because of the half-moon shape and is ringed with mountains and many shepherd camps making for a divine sight.

    Though non-technical, the climb does require you to put in efforts. Rewarding you are the great views of faraway Kullu, Kinnaur and Ladakh. 

  • 11Adventure Cycling in Spiti Valley 2017

    Adventure Cycling in Spiti Valley 2017
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    About the Destination:

    This excellent adventure cycling in Spiti Valley is a thrilling experience taking you through gorgeous valleys of Spiti and Lahaul laden with expansive barren regions. Savour the taste of rich culture and heritage of this high altitude region snuggled in the Himalayas. Unearth the hidden treasures of the place namely the majestic monasteries, chortens, Tibetan flags, prayer wheels and interact with the noticeable population of Buddhist monks, all contributing to the serene ambience of the place.

    Spiti valley is a land circled on one half by the natural splendour of the Himalayas, while the western, southern and south western fringes are adorned by Lahaul, Kullu and Kinnaur respectively. Due to the presence of these tall mountain ranges, clouds are diverted from entering the region which explains its arid and barren terrain reminiscing Ladakh and Tibet.

    On this adventure cycling tour in Spiti valley, traverse along the Spiti River waters cutting across lush thickets, surpassing ancient temples and monasteries that proudly showcase the Buddhist heritage. The bicycle trails also run below the highest peak in Spiti, the Chau-Chau Kal Nilda and offer brilliant views of the charming Chandratal Lake as well as snow-peaked landscapes. To add to this is the last leg of this expedition that entails an invigorating session of rafting on the Spiti River. 

    Duration of the Tour: 9N/10D

    Altitude: 4650m

    Temperature Range: Varies from 18-25°C, 14-18°C and 10-15°C

    Meal Types: Indian, Chinese and Western cuisine, freshly prepared by the kitchen team travelling with the group. Importance is given to high-nutrition/energy mostly vegetarian diet.

    Activities: Cycling, Rafting, Trekking, Camping

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

  • 12Cycling in Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh

    Cycling in Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh
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    About the Destination:

    Delight in Cycling in Kangra Valley, a path that makes you zip through Chir pine forests, winding streets, jeep tracks and charming Buddhist areas that are steeped in serenity. Accompanying you is the awe-inspiring Dhauladhars that appear to rise above rice paddy villages, quaint hamlets, old world charmed places of worship, cobbled paths and tea gardens.

    The cycling in Kangra Valley extravaganza also makes you push your boundaries as you take on altitudes of 1300m or 4940ft. A 260 km circuit entailing uphill and downhill trails and some flat stretches adds to the glee of the experience.  Not to mention the grand beauty of Kangra Valley that treats you with splendid sights of Mother Nature. You have lush carpeted slopes that are laced with frosty summits, terraced slopes of corn or tea, gurgling streams, orchards and vibrant blossoms. The valley is located in the winsome state of Himachal Pradesh, one of the nature prides of India.

    Meal Types: High-nutrition/energy vegetarian dishes of the Indian, Chinese and Western variety that are freshly cooked by the kitchen team travelling with the group.

    Activities: Cycling, Camping, Off-roading

    Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days

    Temperature: Around 0 to 20 degrees (Mid October to March),25 to 38 degrees (April to June)

    Max Alt: 2100m (McLeodganj)

  • 13Manali to Chandratal Ride 2017

    Manali to Chandratal Ride 2017
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    About the Destination:

    This beautiful Manali to Chandratal bicycle ride by road traverses through high altitudes and scenic landscapes towards the hidden gem of Chandratal Lake. This charming lake stands looking ravishing at a height of 4300m filled by the glaciers of the Spiti Valley. This lake is only open for tourist and trekkers from the last week of May to September.

    Legend has it that the Chandratal Lake, about 123km from Manali, is the site where fairies descended from the heavens onto its serene environs. This region looks awe-striking during full moon nights with the lake reflecting its light onto its environs.

    This challenging Manali to Chandratal cycling trip by road is rewarding with its verdant pasturelands laden with exotic flowers and butterflies in summer along with gorgeous water springs and valleys. The highlight of this trip is camping beside the Chandratal Lake and its charismatic environs in the lap of the magnificent Himalayas. 

    Meal Types: High-nutrition/energy vegetarian dishes of the Indian, Chinese and Western variety that are freshly cooked by the kitchen team travelling with the group.

    Activities: Cycling, Camping, Off-roading

    Duration: 4N/5D

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

    Temperature: Around 18-25 degrees (Day) to 14 – 18 degrees (Night) between June to August. Around 10 – 15 degrees (Day) to sub zero (Night) between September to October.
    Max Alt: 4650m (Kunzum La)

  • 14Kangra Valley Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh

    Kangra Valley Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh
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    About the Destination:

    Perfect for both novice and ardent trekkers seeking the true experience of trekking in Himachal, this engaging trek presents an array of elements that will delight all.Opening up to you the magic of Kangra Valley, Dharamshala, there are several experiences to revel in. Witness the awe-inspiring views of Dhauladhar Range, visit mystical lakes, ancient temples and unexplored charming Hindu villages tucked away amidst the valleys.

    Your journey commences from the winsome Dharamsala/McLeodganj, where people flit off for a hill vacation. Steeped in vibrancy and serenity, this place is where His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and his Tibetan government in exile reside. Get to visit the museums and amble through the Tibetan market, the day you arrive at McLeodganj. Begin your trekking Kangra valley with reaching the stunning high altitude Kareri Lake through the enchanting Kareri Village.

    Relish in walk through woody forests, camp beside a lake, interact with local people and get a whiff of their life, ascend steep slopes that are not too challenging and sink in the great views that abound all around.

  • 15Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2017

    Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2017
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    About the Destination:

    Fixed departure dates: 18-06-2017, 02-07-2017, 16-07-2017, 12-08-2017, 26-08-2017

    Manali to Leh cycling expedition is a scenic ride traversing through some of the highest passes in the world making it one of the most challenging rides to beat. Cutting across beautiful trails with the Himalayas serving as the perfect backdrop, one can cross Tanglang La, the world’ second highest motorable pass standing at 5280m before entering Manali. The route from Manali to Leh is straightforward with the roads either being completely dirt or tarmac.

    In the Manali Leh cycling tour explore rougher dirt tracks while making some tough climbs along with gut-wrenching descents. Everyday the distance covered ranges from 40 to 80 km traversing altitudes over 4000 m. Not only will this invigorating route comprise cycling from Leh in the Indus Valley to the alpine Kullu Valley covering a total of 470 km, but it also cuts across three mountain ranges of Zanskar, main Himalayas and Pir Panjal Range. Altogether one exceeds 29000 feet in altitude  crossing passes like the Khardung La, Tanglang La and Baralacha La (4890m). 

  • 16Chanderkhani Pass Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh

    Chanderkhani Pass Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh
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    About the Destination:

    This breathtaking Chanderkhani Pass trek encompasses a plethora of jaw-dropping sights alongside the gorgeous environs of Himachal Pradesh.  This trekking package in India begins at Naggar and after crossing the Chanderkhani Pass at 3600m, the trail heads to the Malana village, famous for its distinct and very reserved social culture.

    This trek is laden with a bunch of beautiful alpine pastures offering gorgeous views of some of the highest snow covered mountain peaks and open valleys. The trail requires walking through the blue Pine and Deodar, walnut, golden Oak and wild Cherry. The remarkable sight from the pass is magnified by the Bara bangal range towering high in the west while the Pir Panjal ranges fall in the north and Parvati in the east. A typical trek up in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, Chanderkhani Pass is one those Himachal trekking packages that is ideal for all trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.

    Note: This tour can only be availed on Saturdays.


  • 17Rupin Pass Trek 2017, Garhwal

    Rupin Pass Trek 2017, Garhwal
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    About the Destination:

    With this winsome Rupin Pass trek experience, unravel the high altitude Rupin Pass and engage in the many thrills that come along the way. The Pass is perched at 4600m in the surreal Himalayan mountain range of Himachal Pradesh. Based on the intensity of the snow, this path might get challenging at times. Throughout, you will be greeted with stunning scenery such as cascades, verdant meadows, snow-kissed mountains, charming hamlets and big rivers.

    Begin your Rupin Pass trekking by paying respects at the Pokhu Devta, an ancient place of worship. The delights of the tour include trekking amidst rhododendron woodlands, fields and ascending pictorial meadows. You will also have to brace yourself for climbing up snowy patches. As you make your way through some hamlets, get a fine whiff of their local culture and lives. Also, enjoy fabulous views of Kinner Kailash range along with the hamlets that dot the Sangla Valley.

    Temperature Range: Depending upon the season, the weather would oscillate between 14-22 °C, 0-8 °C, 12-20 °C to - 4 to 5 °C

     

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    There is spiritualism to explore in Himachal in destinations like Dharamshala. There are adventure activities like paragliding and zorbing to try in Himachal in destinations like Manali. And then there several trekking trails in the region which take you to remote villages and valleys, offering splendid vies of the Himalayas.

    If you are looking to go down a path less explored in Himachal, Thrillophilia can arrange it for you. We have got several Himachal tour packages that take you on an adventure trip in the region. Some of the best packages we have with us include Best of Himachal, Exploring Dharamshala and Manali, Exploring Manali and Shimla, Friendship Peak Expedition, Indrahar Pass, Best of Dharamshala, Deo Tibba Expedition, Pin Parvat Trek.


Attractions

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Manali

From Manali, breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges are a perennial specialty. This is the place where mountain adventures takes on a new dimension. A haven for tourists, Manali is replete with scenic quotients offering trekking enthusiasts an experience of its own kind.

Attracting visitors from all over the world all year round, this is a place for backpackers to explore the serene settings of the Himalayas. It is also the place where adventure tourists can enjoy exhilarating activities such as paragliding, rafting and skiing while on Manali to Leh Road trip.

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The Castle Manali

Built in 1460 AD, the Naggar Castle has a unique architecture that comprises of stones and wood. About a century ago, this castle of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu was converted into a rest house, and presently it is being taken care by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

In its rechristened avatar, the castle is now The Castle Heritage Hotel. Naggar Castle came into the limelight after a bollywood movie was shot here. A grand Tibetan carnival dance was shot here and hence this castle grew in touristic prominence.


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Van Vihar National Park

One of the most frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provide rest, relaxation and recreation to its visitors.

Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!

Timing:

08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Gyuto Monastery

Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous and popular monasteries in Tibet. This monastery is well known for its tantric meditation and people there study a lot about this subject. It is also known for its various tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. Gyuto monastery was founded in the year 1474 by the prime disciple of the 1st Dalai Lama.

Location: It is situated in the town of Dharamshala which is easy to reach through road, rail as well as airways. Transportation is not a major issue while visiting the place.

Highlights: You can find majestic statues of Buddha with a backdrop of snow clad mountains covering it. If you want to have a nice afternoon, it is the most peaceful and serene place to be at.



Best time to visit: Since this is a monastery, there is no particular season that makes any difference. However, if you are planning a full trip of the place, April-May has to be the best months.
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Kangra Fort

It is a famous fort located in the outskirts of the famous place Kangra near Dharamshala. This fort was built by the Royal Rajput family of the state of Kangra in the 15th Century. However, the fort was heavily damaged by an earthquake in the year 1905. Still, it has a good structure which attracts a lot of tourists.

Location: The distance of the fort from Dharamshala is around 20 km but it has proper connectivity to roadways which makes it easier to get there.

Highlights: The beautiful entrance is something what people love. The way the whole fort is built is completely marvelous. Inside the fort, you will find defaced statues of many lords that these people worship. This fort is considered as one of the most beautiful forts in India and people love it for the built structure.



Best time to visit: You can plan a visit anytime of the year.
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Sunset Point

We all know the beauty of sunset points, there are various such points throughout our country and the world. The sunset point in Kasauli attracts a lot of visitors because of the stunning view of the valleys. Apart from tourists, even the residents sometime come here to savour the beautiful scene of the sunset.

Location: It is located at the end of the upper mall road. Busses and cabs are available at the place so transportation is very easy.

Highlights: The major highlight is the view of the sunset point. People come here to enjoy, relax and click a lot of beautiful pictures of the setting sun. It is one of the best places to enjoy the evening.

Best time to visit: For seeing the sunset, you need to visit the place at dusk around 6 in the evening. It is a natural event and thus you need to time yourself well to see it.
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Bakrota Hills

Take a walk amidst the snow capped mountains at the Bakrota Hills. Breathe in the pure air and feel all refreshed and rejuvenated. The Hills are covered with dense Deodar forests, making it look like a lovely green rug, pulled over by the mountains. 

The mesmerising landscape here will leave you spellbound. Every year Dalhousie is blessed with heavy snow fall. During this season the magnificent Bakrota hills glistens like diamonds. Spend some time here with your dear ones and be in awe of Mother Nature’s miraculous creations.   

Activities and attractions:- Trekking, Photography, Sightseeing

 

Missing

St. Patrick's Church

Wondering what places to visit in Dalhousie? Just add St. Patrick's Church to your list. Dalhousie is said to be a melange of nature’s beauty and a glimpse of the Victorian era. Approximately at a distance of 2KM from Dalhousie, lies the St. Patrick’s Church. It is a 104 years old church, situated on Mother Nature’s lap. 

This route showcases the beguiling exquisiteness of Himachal Pradesh. Several devotees, tourists and travellers visit the church every year and our awe struck by its splendour. This is a very apt place for photography. One can visit the church any day between 9 AM to 5 PM.

TIMINGS:- Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Activities and attractions:- Sightseeing, Place of worship

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Dharamsala War Memorial

Located at the entry to Dharamsala town, the Dharamsala War Memorial is a memorial constructed to honor the brave men and women who died in service to our country post Independence. The memorial is located amidst beautiful scenery and is a monument that represents bravery and sacrifice. 

The monument has the names of all the soldiers and martyrs, who died in the 1947-48, 1962, 1965, and 1971 war and peacekeeping missions. This is a structure that holds much importance. The sacrifices of soldiers are often forgotten in popular media and structures such as these remind and inspire one to remember and keep fighting the good fight. When here, do keep this in your list of things to do in Dharamsala.

Best time to visit: All throughout the year.

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Chail Wildlife Sanctuary

Previously a hunting ground for the Maharaja of Patiala, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is amongst the lesser known wildlife sanctuaries in the country. Situated 63 km from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, it’s unmistakingly one of the most well conserved wildlife sanctuaries and is home to a opulent collection of flora and fauna.

Situated in the Himalayan ranges at a height of 7152 feet, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary boasts a pleasant climate, magnificent views and a rich abundance of greenery. The sanctuary is a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers.

Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a variety of fauna and flora. Some of the most popular animal species of the park includes European red deer, wild boar, goral, spotted deer, sambar, common langur, Himalayan black bear, flying squirrel, Indian porcupine, etc. The flora it hosts include the native Pine and Deodar trees.

Best time to Visit: March to October.

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Lakshmi Narayan Temple

The Lakshmi Narayan Temple is one of the oldest and largest temple in Chamba, which was built in around 11th century by Raja Sahil Verma. The complex of Lakshmi Narayan temple has around six temples in total, all dedicated to either Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu. The main idol of Lord Vishnu is made up of rare marble, which used to be found in the mountains of Vindhyas. 

Apart from the six main temples, there are three more temples in the complex, namely Radha Krishna Temple, Gauri Shankar Temple, and Shiva Temple of chandragupta.

While in Chamba, your trip will be incomplete without visiting this great temple. The temple opens twice a day and the timings include 6 AM to 12.30 PM and again from 2.30 PM to 8.30 PM and the best season to visit the temple is from April to October.

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Solang Valley

Located atop the Kullu Valley, the Solang Valley is ideal for adventure sports such as parachuting, skating, zorbing and paragliding. The slopes of this valley also provide ski lovers an ideal destination to enjoy this activity on a trip to Manali. During the summer months, the snow on these slopes evaporates, resulting in ideal ground for zorbing, where a person hurls down a slope in an indestructible bouncy ball.

Solang Valley is definitely a playground for people looking to lose themselves in an assortment of exciting activities. Be it a honeymoon vacation or a family outing, a thrilling and engaging experience is guaranteed.

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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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Bhrigu Lake

Also known as the ‘Pool of Gods’, Bhrigu Lake is a majestic an picturesque water body that is located at a distance of about 43km from the town of Manali. Each year, the lake attracts thousands of trekkers and visitors who come here to appreciate the serene, crystal clear blue pools of the lake as a part of their itinerary to visit Manali tourist places. 

Rising to a height of about 14,100ft it is located on the eastern courses of the Rohtang Pass. One of the many glacial lakes of the Kullu Valley, it makes up for being a perfect weekend outing on your next trip to Manali. 

 The lake is bordered by snowy peaks of the Himalayas on all sides and is a moderate to difficult trekking escapade.  Also nearby is the Nehru Kund, which is a natural water spring that is fed by the waters of the Bhrigu Lake and is truly picturesque. 

The trekking route to Bhrigu Lake starts either at the village of Gulaba or Vasishth Temple, either ways it perches you up at a height of almost 14000ft right on the second day, making it one of the most captivating treks of the Pir Panjal Ranges.  Locals of the village believe that this lake has been blessed by the sages and Gods which is why, it never freezes over completely even in the times of harsh winters.

Distance from Manali: 18 Kms

How to get there: Follow the Kullu-Naggar-Manali Road through the village of Gulaba

Best time to Visit: May to June 

Attractions/Activities: Trekking

Type of destination:  Trekking and religious

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Malana

The lands that hold the strongest relics of adventure are often not spoken about, and that is why you need to head to the mysterious hills of Malana for an adventure you can never forget! Malana is an ancient village that lies to the north – east of the Kullu Valley and this solitary village is located at an altitiude of 9,938ft above sea level. The village of Malana is connected to Kullu by three mountain passes. Many trekkers have traversed these mountains in search of adventure and discovered wonders that they have brought back home with them.  So grab your gear and head to this oldest democracy in the world and trek up the famous and intimidating Chanderkhani Pass and Rashol Pass.

Distance from Delhi: 543km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Attractions: Chandrakhani Pass, Kais wildlife sanctuary, Parvati Valley, Shiv Mandir, Hot Springs

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing and Hiking 

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Kasol

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Find out amazing tours and activities in Kasol

Located in the Parvati valley between the hill stations of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol is a idyllic valley rich with stunning views of the Himalayan peaks Kasol is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi, located at a distance of about 528km from the capital. 

The untouched beauty, quiet surroundings, low population and a relatively moderate climate throughout the year, attracts backpackers to Kasol year after year. It is also the start point of various treks such as Sarpass, Pin Parvati and Khirganga. The Youth Hostels of India have a very strong presence here and are usually the ones organizing the treks in and around Kasol.

Distance from Delhi: 528km

Best time to visit: October to June

Attractions: Quiet and serene Valleys

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Culture

Thrillophilia Recommended Offbeat Experiences: 

1) Fishing In River Parvati
2) Camping In Kasol
3) Trek To Malana In Kasol
4) Camp And Trek To Kheer Ganga
5) Adventure Camp In Kasol