Welcome to Central Himachal Pradesh


The Kullu Valley is known as Dev Bhumi (Valley of Gods) either because of its many sacred sites or simply because of its exceptional beauty. It's also famous for, among other things, its warm woollen shawls and its charas (hashish). Side valleys like the Parvati and Tirthan Valleys are, if anything, even more beautiful. In the hundreds of mountain villages, life still goes on in a pretty traditional way, and the chance to get away from the towns amid the spectacular landscape shouldn't be missed.


Top experiences in Central Himachal Pradesh

Central Himachal Pradesh activities

$666 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Beautiful Manali

Day 1 : Arrival At Manali On the day of arrival at Manali, our Holidays At representative will assist you at airport and later transfer to your hotel for night stay. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 2 : Manali - Rohtang Pass - Manali (50 Kms / 2 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later proceed for full day excursion tour to Rohtang Pass with Solang Valley. Overnight at Hotel. Day 3 : At Manali Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later proceed for sightseeing tour to Manali, visit the popular Hadimba Temple – a renowned woodwork in Pagoda style architecture. Explore the Nagar castle and Roerich Art Gallery – dedicated to the celebrated Russian painter Nicholas Roerich who married the Indian cine idol - Devika Rani, and lived there also visit Vashist popular for its hot water springs. Overnight at Hotel. Day 4 : Departure from Manali Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and transfer to Kullu airport to board the flight to your home.

$131 Day Trips & Excursions

Explore Rural Life: Naggar Village Day Tour from Manali

Your guide picks you up at your hotel in Manali for the drive to Naggar. Upon arrival, hear about the traditions and cultural heritage of this village, and visit Naggar Castle, built by Raja Bhosal and today a hotel. Next, visit Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, dedicated to the Russian artist who lived in Naggar for nearly 20 years until his death in 1947. His property has been converted into a gallery of his paintings. Then make a stop for lunch at a local restaurant before proceeding to Gauri Shankar Temple, a pyramidal structure on a raised platform, with a square base and dome above. Look at the engraved stones, and see the idol of Gauri Shankar protected inside. After the temple visit, get a glimpse of rural life and day-to-day activities of the local people before being transferred back to your hotel, where your tour ends.

$2400 Outdoor Activities

THE GREAT HIMALAYAN TOUR

This Great Himalayan motorcycle tour from Manali to Leh via Pangi valley takin one from the green orchards and snowy peaks of Himachal Pradesh to the cold deserts of Lahaul and high mountain passes and lakes of Ladakh and Zanskar. A journey through some of the remotest areas of the world! Not to mention the never-ending amazing scenery that will stay in your heart forever.This motorcycle expedition from Manali to Leh will take you to conquer over many high mountain passes including the highest motorable pass in the world Khardungla at 18,700 feet. The road will be about 70% paved and 30% unpaved, challenging you time and again with water crossings and rocky trails. Highlights of this trip include visiting remote Tibetan monasteries, camping near high altitude desert lake under a blanket of stars, riding a Royal Enfield motorbike and conquering the highest roads in the world past ancient Himalayan glaciers and high snowy peaks. ItineraryThe Great Himalayan tour • August 26: Arrive Manali  • August 27: Manali • August 28: Manali- Dhramsala • August 29: Dharamsala- Khajjiar • August 30: Khajjiar- Tissa • August 31: Tissa- Killar • September 1: Killar • September 2: Killar- Jispa • September 3: Jispa- Leh • September 4: Leh • September 5: Leh- Kargil • September 6: Kargil- Rangdum • September 7: Rangdum- Padum • September 8: Padum • September 9: Padum- Kargil • September 10: Kargil- Beamah • September 11: Beamah- Leh • September 12: Leh- Nubra • September 13: Nubra- Leh • September 14: Leh • September 15: DepartureIncludes:One Royal Enfield 500cc/ Himalayan 410cc per person with full motorbike insurance for the entire tourFuel for the bikeBack up vehicleBottled mineral waterGuide for your tour, Mechanic for motorbikes.Accommodation on twin sharing basis(with breakfast and dinner)Basic medical kit and spares for bike Excludes:Any travel cost outside the itineraryAny expense due to force majeureLunch and personal expensesAnything not under Includes section

$2250 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Multi-Day Trip Himalayan Cycling Expedition from Manali to Leh

You will peddle daily distances range between 40 to 80 kilometers (25 to 50 miles) as the difficulty level will vary from being easy, manageable and extremely challenging along the journey.  Day 1: Distance cycled: 0 kmParticipants arrive in Delhi by 3pm and board a bus to Manali. The road to Manali is a 13-14 hour drive from Delhi to Manali  Day 2: Distance cycled: 15 kmArrive in Manali and check-in to your hotel, post breakfast, you can inspect and assemble your cycles. Post a short ride head back to your hotel and rest up for the expedition beginning the next day. Day 3: Distance cycled: 36 kmThe road will weave through sparse alpine vegetation. As you gradually ascend along the road, you can look back at great views of the Manali valley below. Marhi (3,000m above MSL) is a small settlement located en route to Rohtang La. Day 4: Distance cycled: 50 km Experience the bliss of riding through walls of snow as you cross the awe-inspiring scenery of the Rohtang pass. Rohtang Pass is at an altitude of 3,978 m  Day 5: Distance cycled: 58 kmJispa elevation 3,200 m is a small village with few hundred households only. It is a favorite camping place for mountaineers and adventure tourists along this route.  Day 6: Distance cycled: 32 kmZingzingbar is predominantly a basic road works camp area and you will be camping at an altitude of over 4,000 meters. Day 7: Distance cycled: 62 kmYou’ll be crossing over from Himachal Pradesh into Jammu & Kashmir. Bara-lacha la (4870 m above MSL) is yet another popular high altitude pass along the Manali to Leh highway. Day 8: Distance cycled: 64 kmThrough 2 high altitude passes a challenging terrain for cycling as you start ascending through the double pass of Nakee-la (4950m) and the Lachalung-la (5060m).  Day 9: Distance Cycled: 43 kmEnjoy the vast plains and the feeling of nothingness at the Moore Planes Day 10: Distance Cycled: 68 kmTaglang-la (5,359m) is also the second highest motorable mountain pass in India. Day 11: Distance Cycled: 68kmExperience the Buddhist influenced Ladakhi way of life as you roll through several small towns Day 12: Distance Cycled: 90kmLocated at an altitude of 5602m, the Khardung La pass was opened to motor vehicles in 1988. Day 13, 14, 15: Enjoy a leisurely drive across picturesque Leh.

$140 Cultural & Theme Tours

Explore Kullu Manali

Day 1: Begin your day with a check in to our office at Vashisht followed by a walk to the famous Vashisht temple and hot springs. Ride along the river Beas as your guide takes you to the erstwhile seat of the ruler of the kullu valley, Naggar castle and the famous Roerich art gallery where u can explore the tradition and history of kullu. The ride continues along pine forests through to Jana falls and on towards the temple of lord Shiva, Bijli Mahadev. The ride is especially mesmerizing giving you glimpse of the entire kullu valley as you ride through some scenic villages and on top of hills. There is barely any traffic and the roads offer not only a visual delight but also a top shelf off road experience.The Bijli Mahadev temple, also known as temple of light, is situated at an altitude of 2400 mts above sea level and offers u a panoramic view of kullu valley from top of the mountain. From the temple u can also see the confluence of Parvati and Beas river near Bhuntar as well. After spending some time at the temple, you shall be driving back and heading down to Kullu town, about 20 kms away.  Overnight at  hotel.Day 2 will begin with a warm breakfast served at the hotel , following which u will be following the guide to the Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Gompa situated about 15km south of kullu. The Gompa is situated atop another small hill, offering a view of the lower kullu valley.  From here you shall ride back towards Manali stopping at the Kais Monastery, which offers a great insight into life and chores of Tibetan monks. Ride along the left bank of river Beas puts the journey into perspective. The ride ends with a check in to your hotel in Manali.

$10 Water Sports

White Water River Rafting in Kullu Manali

Total distance covered: 07 KMS Total Time Duration: 45 Minutes Operational between: 07:00 Am to 03:00PM Everyday Reporting Address: International Youth Club, Rafting Riverside Camps, Next ITBP Camps, National Highway 21, Babeli, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh 175138 Bookings before 24 Hours recommended Safety equipment including life jackets shall be provided to every participants Minimum body weight should be 45 KGS Certified rafter will accompany you No training required for you to board the raft along with certified rafter Rafting is weather dependent sports and depends upon the flow of river. Not advisable during monsoon season. January to June and September to December is the best time for rafting You may keep your extra luggage at the start point of your rafting at our camps  Carry extra paid of cloths to be changes after the completion of your rafting

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