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Overview

Start/End Point: Chandigarh, Punjab

Deal Highlights:
- Visit the famous Rock Garden in Chandigarh, known for its numerous sculptures
- Hike on the Gilbert Nature Trail in Kasauli and explore the unique flora and fauna here
- Go for a hike to the Jakhoo Hill, visit the Jakhoo temple here, and soak in breathtaking views
- Sightsee the beautiful city of Shimla and its various historic and famous places
- Head out to visit Ratnari, a quaint, serene, picturesque town
- Stay in traditional Himachali mudhouse and savour local delicacies

About the Tour:
Start this unique tour from Chandigarh, a modern city designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier. Visit the famous Rock Garden here before you drive down to Kasauli, a small hill town in Himachal Pradesh. Home to orchards, gabled colonial-era houses, and green-roofed Christ Church, Kasauli is known for its Monkey Point, Himalayan oak trees, the Gilbert Nature Trail (ideal for hikes), and lush green countryside that is rich in birdlife.

Next, sightsee the summer capital of British India, Shimla. While here, do not miss checking out the handicraft shops specializing in wooden toys and crafts that line the Mall Road. Nothing like hiking on the Jakhoo Hill here and soaking in mesmerizing views. End your tour with Ratnari and the traditional mud-plastered homestay here. Enjoy the tranquillity and the surreal experience of living in an apple orchard.

Stay
This tour offers a blend of modern and traditional stays that make it all the more special. Every room offered in the package comes with scenic views, is spacious, has comfortable beds and furniture, an attached bathroom, and all modern amenities. To ensure utmost hygiene, every room is cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis.

Meals
Relish delectable breakfast and dinner as a part of the tour package. You can order lunch at an additional cost. Do not miss out trying a few Himachali delicacies while here.

Activities
- Visit the famous Rock Garden in Chandigarh, known for its numerous sculptures
- Hike on the Gilbert Nature Trail in Kasauli, don't forget to carry your camera with you
- Go for a hike to the Jakhoo Hill, visit the Jakhoo temple here, and soak in breathtaking views
- Sightsee the beautiful city of Shimla and its various historic and famous places
- Head out to visit Ratnari, a quaint, serene, picturesque town
- Enjoy bonfire under a starry sky

Transport
Enjoy all sightseeing and transfers in a private cab throughout. The driver will be carrying a Covid negative report with them.

About safety and hygiene:
- The retreat has increased the frequency of cleaning public areas (including the lobby, doorknobs, common washrooms, etc.)
- Hand gloves being used when carrying out cleaning work and when handling waste
- The rooms and the entire stay is deep cleaned before every check-in and post every check-out
- There are antibacterial hand sanitizers available throughout the property
- Social distancing is maintained
- Daily temperature monitoring of the staff

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Chandigarh and Kasauli; Visit the Rock Garden and check out the Gilbert Nature Trail

    Arrive in Chandigarh and set out to sightsee the famous Rock Garden, known for its numerous sculptures made using a variety of different discarded waste

    Drive down to Kasauli and check-in at the homestay/resort

    Post a hearty lunch, visit the Gilbert Nature Trail and explore the flora and fauna here

    Return back to the homestay and enjoy an overnight stay

  • Day 2 - Shimla; Hike to Jakhoo Hill

    After breakfast, visit the Monkey Point and the Kasauli market

    Drive down to Shimla then

    Visit the Mall Road, the Ridge, Christ Church, and more

    Later, head out for a hike to the Jakhoo Hill. At a height of 8000 ft, it is the highest peak that offers a beautiful view of the town and of the snow-covered Himalayas.

    Visit the Jakhoo Temple here

    Return to the stay and enjoy your evening with a bonfire followed by dinner

    Overnight stay at Shimla

  • Day 3 - Ratnari; Stay in traditional Himachali mudhouse

    Head out to Ratnari after your breakfast

    Check-in to the unique home here with mud-plastered walls sitting bang in the middle of the apple orchard

    Explore the orchard, learn to pluck, sow and farm

    Enjoy some yoga against the beautiful backdrop

    Check out the nearby trails in the deodar forest, the local villages and their cultures

    Overnight stay at Ratnari

  • Day 4 - Chandigarh; Time to head back home

    Drive down to Chandigarh after a hearty breakfast and board your flight or train to the next destination or your home

Things To Carry

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  • Thrillophilia voucher (can present mobile voucher)
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  • Valid ID proof for each member
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  • Personal toiletries and medication (if any)
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  • Warm and comfortable clothes
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  • Swimwear
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  • Slippers and comfortable shoes
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  • Water bottles, backpack, energy bars/snacks, etc.
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  • Mosquito & insect repellent
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  • Sanitizer
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  • Sunscreen lotion
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Binoculars
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  • Camera
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  • Cap or hat

Advisory

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  • Minimum 2 persons are required to book this tour
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  • GST is applicable to the tour cost.
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  • Rates may fluctuate with any change in services/hotels.
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  • The difference in the cost shall be borne by the client in case of any amendment in the package due to an increase in the number of guests.
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  • The hotels are subject to their availability. In case they are not available, the travelers will be accommodated in a property of similar standard.
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  • Thrillophilia reserve the right to rearrange the itinerary due to any kind of disturbance that occurred (i.e weather condition, political condition or any others) without changing the total number of days and without compromising any service.
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  • Children above 8 years of age will be considered as adults only.
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  • There are no charges for children below 8 years of age.
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  • All entry tickets for stupas, monasteries, sightseeing, state and entry fees, monument entrances, camera charges, etc. are not a part of the package.
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  • Any personal expenses or items of personal nature will not be included in the package.
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  • Any meals or transfers not mentioned in the itinerary are to be considered an exclusion in the deal.
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  • Any kind of drink (alcoholic, aerated, or mineral water) is not included in the package cost.
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  • Usage of the swimming pool is strictly according to government guidelines.
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  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed.
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  • Social distancing to be maintained.
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  • Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask recommended.
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  • ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of booking, and also upon arrival. PAN card will not be considered as a valid address proof.
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  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details prior to their stay.
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  • Any breakage or damage of any items in the resort will be charged at actuals.

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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