Friday, September 6, 2013

3 NIGHTS & 4 DAYS PACKAGE 2013- INTERNATIONAL YOUTH HOSTEL MANALI

3 NIGHTS & 4 DAYS PACKAGE 2013- INTERNATIONAL YOUTH HOSTEL MANALI

International Youth Hostel Manali, Prini Village, Himachal Pradesh - 06 Sep, 2013 - 15 Dec, 2013
4D/ 3N (Fee:Rs.4999+Booking Amt:Rs.375) 
Inclusive of stay at International Youth Hostel Manali, Breakfast, Dinner, Delhi to Manali commuting by VOLVO, transfer to Hostel, Local Taxi & Bus Transfer (Excluding Sight Seeing).
Rs.5374/-

BREIF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
YHAI introduces the 3 Nights & 4 Days Manali Package at the International Youth Hostel Manali, which is located far away from the cacophony of the city, and offers a calm & tranquil environment. It is located at the base of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas and one can wish to visit the beautiful Beas, flowing silently nearby. The Hostel is set to offer you the best of hospitality in terms of services & guidance........and all of this at unbelievable prices!
Don't miss your chance to rejuvenate as this is a limited period offer!
All YHAI Members are eligible to enroll for this package.



PACKAGE FEE
Rs.4999/- per person, on twin sharing basis. The fee includes stay at International Youth Hostel Manali, Breakfast, Dinner, Delhi to Manali  commuting by VOLVO, transfer to Hostel, Local Taxi & Bus Transfer (Excluding  Sight Seeing).
HOW TO BOOK
Interested members can book for the package online through 'SCHEDULE & SEATS' section of the program.
DURATION OF THE PROGRAM
3 Nights/ 4 Days
START DATE
6th Sept’ 2013
END DATE
15TH Dec’ 2013 (Rooms may be blocked during Family Camping & Manali  Biking Program. Subject to availability.)
AVAILABILITY
24 ROOMS.


NEARBY ATTRACTIONS
1. NAGGAR
The International Youth Hostel Manali is located in Prini Village, on the Manali Naggar Highway. Naggar is a heritage village of Himachal Pradesh, and has been an old capital of Kullu Kingdom, for about 14 centuries. The Naggr Castle is built on a hillside as royal residence offering a panoram,ic view of the upper Beas Valley.  Adjacent to it is a flat slab of rock known a s’ Jagati Pat’ amongst the locals.
The famous ‘Roerich Art Gallery’ is close by, above the hill. It has served as the home for the world famous painter- Roerich, for about 18 years.
After Naggar, one can continue to travel through thick forest towards the Janna Water Fall, where you can enjoy local delicacies on the way to Bijli Mahadeo.


2. TEMPLE TRAIL TO NAGGAR & JANNA WATER FALL
Manali to Naggar via left bank offers a fascinating & satisfying trip. Every village falling in between has its own temple dating back to the 7th & 8th centuries. Shuru Prini, a 3 km drive from Manali is known for excellent ancient temples. Nearby is the Arjun Gufa ( Only for trekking), where the famous Pandava meditated during their clandestine stay in the Himalayas. 6 km from Manali is Jgatsukh, the former capital of the Kullu Kingdom. It is famous for the 7th centur Gaurishankar & Sandhya Devi temples.

3. HADIMBA TEMPLE
The Hadimba Temple is situated on a little hill in a grove of magnificent cedars. Built in 1553, the temple is in pagoda style, with 4 superimposed pent roofs. The fa├žade is decorated with elaborate wood carving in the ancient style of Western Himalyas. The temple is dedicated to Hadimba Devi of the Mahabharata age, who made an excellent marriage with Bhima, the Pandava. Closeby is a gigantic deodar tree decorated with tin effigies & iron knives of all sorts & sizes, which is worshipped as a seat of powerfull Ghatotkach, the son of Hadimba & Bhima.

4. MANU TEMPLE
Situated at Old Manali, the temple is dedicated to Rishi Manu, house boat landed here, after the Great Deluge. Manu is believed to have formed a treatise on the social code of conduct, here in Manali. It is perhaps the only temple of Rishi Manu, in India. Manali has derived its name from Manu + Alaya, the home of Manu.

5. ANCIENT SHIVA TEMPLE
Overlooking the Manali Township is an ancient Shiva Temple. It is a unique combination of Pagoda & Chalet architecture. Wooden carving of exquisite quality is seen to be believed. Legends say that the marriage procession consisting of Ganas of Shiva stayed overnight at this place on their way to Kailash.

6. TIBETAN MONASTERY
Situated at the heart of the township, these monasteries give a gigantic status to the statues of Lord Buddha, Padam Sambhav & other holy persons. Thanka paintings of Tibetan art can also be seen in these mobasteries. Thus one can have a fair glimpse of the art, culture & religion of Tibet. Manali has a Gurudwara too, which has been catering to the spiritual needs of the faithful for the last 50 years.

7. VASHISHTH
Hardly 3 km across the Beas River, is located the ancient village of Vashishth. It is famous for sulpher hot water springs endowed with medicinal properties & have twin temples of Lord Rama & Vashishth Rishi. The village represents a panoramic view of the entire upper valley from Solang to Naggar.


8. NEHRU KUND
On the way to Rohtang Pass, top for a while to quench the thirst by drinking ice- cold but natural, crystal clear spring water of the Nehru Kund. The place is named after Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, who used to drink water from this very mountain spring during his sojourns in the valley.

9. MARHI
A quiet spot to rest & enjoy refreshments. The legend has it that a unit of Sikh Regiment of the Indian Army perished to a man owing to sudden snowstorm. The Laddakh bound expedition was caught unaware in the blizzard. Thus, the place derived its name from Marhi, the death house.

10. ROHTANG PASS
At Rohtang Pass, one can have a tete-a tete with nature’s beauty & might, around the waterfalls, snow peaks & running runnels of clear & pure water. Situated at an altitude of 13500ft., the Pass is a gate way to the inaccessible land of Lamas. Rohtang Pass means the heap of human bones. It symbolizes the death of countless human beings while attempting to cross this treacherous Pass over the years. Near the Top is the Beas Rikhi, the original source of river Beas. Paying respects by visiting the small shrine dedicated to Beas Rishi, the author of the Mahabharata is a must for every visitor crossing the formidable pass.

11. KULLU, KASOL, MANIKARAN
Manali to Manikaran is a full day trip towards Kullu. One can start early in the morning, can enjoy the adventure of River Rafting, in the river Beas. Vaishno Devi Temple is also a beautiful temple before Kullu on the bank of River Beas. After diverting towards the left, along river Parvati, Kasol is also a small but beautiful attractive spot. From here, Manikaran is just 6 km. Manikaran is famous for Historic Gurudwara, Shri Ramchandra Temple & natural hot water springs. The water is so hot that one can even prepare food from it.



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