Kangra Valley Magic

Kangra valley is one of the most pleasant, relaxing, marvelously scenic and spiritual places in the Himalayas.

Duration:  06 Nights/ 07 Days

Amritsar (01 Night) – Dalhousie (02 Nights ) – Dharamshala (02 Nights) – Chandigarh (01 Night)

Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi – Amritsar (450 kms / 10 hrs by surface)
Meet and assist upon arrival at Delhi in the morning. Departure to Amritsar. Upon arrival check in at Hotel in Amritsar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Amritsar – Dalhousie (200 kms / 10 hrs by surface)
After breakfast check out from hotel. Visit to the Golden Temple and Jaliawalan Bagh. Departure to Dalhousie (a small town in Himachal famous for its scenic beauty. Upon arrival check-in to Hotel at Dalhousie, dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Dalhousie – Khajjiar – Dalhousie
After breakfast full day local sightseeing of Dalhousie and Khajjiar. Return back to Dalhousie in the evening, dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Dalhousie – Dharamshala (110 kms / 4 hrs by surface)
After breakfast, drive to the enchanting town of Dharamshala. Check-in to the hotel at Dharamshala, thereafter explore the town which is also called the ‘Little Lasha’ and it has a strong Tibetan influence, replete with Tibetan culture and the residence of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Dharamshala at leisure
Place to visit are The Namgyal Monastery and the Centre of Tibetan Studies, Church of St. John, Bhagsunath Temple and the Dal Lake. Rest of the evening on  your own activity, dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Dharamshala – Chandigarh ( 260 kms / 7 hrs by surface)
After breakfast drive to Chandigarh en-route visit Pinjore Gardens. On arrival check in at Hotel at Chandigarh, overnight at hotel

Day 7: Chandigarh – Delhi (260 kms / 4 hrs by surface)
After breakfast, begin you drive back to Delhi, en-route visit Rock Garden and Rose Garden. Rock Garden is a brilliant creation of a humble transport official, the park was put together by Nek Chand who wanted a small garden for himself and ended up creating grand sculptures inside a beauteous park.  Upon arrival at Delhi, transfer to the place of your choice Rly Stn. / Airport for your onward journey. Tour Ends.

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On Safari: Kenya

Kenya is where it all began: home to the original safari holiday and still one of the most popular destinations for safaris in the world. Famous not only for its ‘Out of Africa’ scenic beauty, diverse cultures and abundant wildlife, Kenya also boasts superb footprint-free beaches and warm tropical waters, thus ensuring a complete Kenya safari holiday experience.

You will experience some of the best game parks in Africa…from Lake Nakuru, world famous for its spectacle of pink flamingos to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, home of the Big Five…and the Masai – a semi nomadic people whose culture and ways have changed little over the centuries

The Itinerary:

Day 01: Nairobi / Lake Nakuru

Arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. And the proceed forfor Lake Nakuru National Park. Check in at the Hotel in town and have an afternoon game drive until dusk. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.

Lake Nakuru National Park Highlights: Lake Nakuru National Park is most famous for its stunning flocks of lesser flamingo, which led to its protection as a park. The flamingos’ populations are so massive they turn the edges of the lake pink. The park, thanks to the lake also has a very rich birdlife and is a starting point for upcoming ornithologists, scientists and wildlife-film makers.
The Nakuru lake vacation park includes a range of wooded and bush grassland surrounding the lake and offering a wide ecological variety, from lake water, woodland to rocky escarpments and ridges. Lake Nakuru is a distance of 157 km from Nairobi Kenya. It has a Naishi airstrip. The Kenyan Lake Park opened its doors in June 1968 to protect the lake and its beneficiary bird and animal life. The Saline lake Nakuru national park hosts over 400 bird species including both aquatic and terrestrial birds. Flamingos alone number over 1 million birds in any given time of the year. Game viewing in Nakuru lake Vacation Park is plentiful and easy. Animals to be found in the park include; leopard, White Rhino, Black Rhino, African savannah lion, Buffaloes, gazelles, hyenas, antelopes, giraffes among other Kenya plains game.
Lake Nakuru National Park has a very picturesque landscape consisting of Yellow fever trees (Acacia) and the endemic Euphorbia Candelabrum.

 

Day 02: Lake Nakuru / Maasai Mara

After breakfast, cross the floor of the Rift Valley to the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. By late afternoon you will have arrived at the lodge and have time for a game drive before being served dinner. All meals and overnight at the Jungle Lodge.

Masai Mara National Reserve Highlights: The Mara as it is called by guides is the ultimate in any Kenyan safari. The Mara provides spectacular numbers of not only grazers but the cats and other hard to spot animals. It is ideal for photographers with its gently rising plains, scenic gorges and dramatic escarpments. Dramatic rain showers sail across the sky and the last golden rays of the sun will turn the Mara into one of the world’s most dramatic and beautifully golden tableaus. The abundance of predators and plains game make the Mara the only among few places in Africa that you have a high chance of seeing a lion or better, a cheetah make a kill of an antelope. Every year millions of wildebeest migrate north from the Serengeti to the green grass of the Mara. Between July-October the reserve is home to a quarter of a million zebras and one and a quarter million wildebeests. It also home to Kenya’s largest population of lions. Very popular with tourists.
The Mara shares an unmarked boundary with the larger Serengeti National Park of Tanzania and offers the best game viewing in Kenya. On these wide open rolling grasslands you can often see an incredible variety of different animals at one time. Perhaps a cheetah mother sits on a termite mound with her punky-looking cubs, while beyond, gazelle, antelope and zebra placidly graze. Giraffe might peer curiously through the trees at you, while elephants pass on silent feet 2ft away from your car window and vultures circle expectantly above. You may be lucky and a cheetah climbs on the hood/bonnet of your car for that vantage view point for prey or a pride of lions lie under and around your car for the welcome shade. This is where the action is and where you want to be!!!

 

Day 03: Masai Mara

All day in the Reserve with full day game drive, drive which will give you sufficient time to view the wide variety of wildlife available at this vast reserve. A visit to a Masai village to see the dance and songs and artifacts. Dinner and overnight at the Jungle Lodge.

Day 04: Maasai Mara / Naivasha

Early breakfast and Depart for Naivasha. Check in at the Naivasha Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight. Afternoon boat ride in the Lake to see the hippos and many birdlife in the lake. Dinner and overnight at Naivasha Lodge.

Lake Naivasha Highlights: African Kenya Lake vacation in Naivasha is comparable to St. Tropez. The lake vacation spot in Kenya is located around Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha vacation sights and attraction and activities include boating, hippo Lake safaris, and buffalo watching; island Lake Vacation time, crater lakes bird watching, lake hiking tours, lake biking safaris and tours. Crater Lake Game Sanctuary; Surrounding a beautiful volcanic Crater Lake, on the western side of Lake Naivasha and north of the village of Kongoni, is this small sanctuary, with many trails inclu ding one for hikers along the steep but diminutive crater rim. Besides the impressive 150 bird species recorded here, giraffes, zebra and other plains wildlife are also regular residents. While walkin g, remember that buffaloes lurk in the woods. The tiny jade-green Crater Lake is held in high regard by the local Masai, who even believe its water helps soothe ailing cattle. The protruding rim of a collapsed volcanic crater forms this island on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha. It’s a private sanctuary, where you can walk beneath yellow-barked acacias (yellow fever trees) in search of giraffes. Thompson’s and grant’s gazelles, elands, waterbucks and countless bird species. Oh, and there are some rather gigantic pythons too. A couple of  Kilometers past Fisherman’s camp on Moi South Lake Rd you’ll  find Elsamere conservation centre, the former home of the late Joy Adamson of Born free fame. She bought the house in 1967 with a view to retiring here with her husband George.

 

Day 05: Naivasha/Nairobi

Breakfast at the Naivasha Lodge and drive back to Nairobi arriving in the early afternoon. Check in at the in Nairobi, rest of the evening in leisure/ shopping/ explore on your own, overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Nairobi / India

After breakfast and transfer to the airport for the flight back to India. End of tour.

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Bhutan – The land of the peaceful thunder dragon has shunned the rush towards modernity.

Bhutan is a sanctuary of magnificent scenery in the heart of Himalayas. The country’s history stretches back to the origins of Buddhism and its spiritually rich people are enterprising, pragmatic and delightfully humorous. They live in harmony with nature and have evolved a unique identity’ derived largely from a religious and cultural heritage. The Kingdom of Bhutan lies in the eastern Himalayas, between Tibet to the north and the Indian territories of Assam and west Bengal to the south. The Kingdom has a total area of about 47,0000 square kilometers and the population of about half a million. Almost 70% of the total area is covered by forest and there are 9 National Sanctuaries within Bhutan. Monsoon influences promote dense forestation in the region and alpine growth at higher altitudes. The cultivated central uplands and Himalayan foothills support the majority of the population. In the south, the Daurs plain drops sharply away from the Himalayas into large tracts of semi- tropical forest savannah grassland and bamboo jungle.

Bhutanese are a mongolid race of people who originally migrated into and settled the country in the 7th Century AD. A nomadic and pastoral society at first, they gradually turned to agriculture in the fertile valleys. There are three main ethnic groups -the Ngalongs in the western and central regions are the descendants of Tibetan immigrants who arrived in Bhutan from the 9th century. The Sharchops who live in the east of the country, are recognized as the original inhabitants of Bhutan. The third group is known as Lhotshampas. They represent the Nepali speaking ethnic group.

There are many religious festivals. The best known festivals are the Tsechus which are held at different times of the year in different locations. Tsechus are celebrated for three to five days with both monks and laymen taking part in the ritual mask dances.

‘Dzongs’ These massive fortress-monasteries decorate most hill-tops and valleys. They serve as the administrative headquarters and are the focus of secular and religious authority in each districts.

Bhutan is a botanical paradise. One of the ancient names given to Bhutan was ‘Southern Valleys of Medicinal Herbs’. To name a few floras in Bhutan- rhododendrons, junipers and magnolias several meters high, carnivorous plants, rare orchids, blue poppy (national flower), edelweiss, gentian, medicinal plants, daphne, giant rhubarb, high-altitude plants, tropical tress, pine and oak etc. Among the rare and exotic faunas found in Bhutan are – Golden Langur, Red Pandas, Black-necked Crane, Snow Leopard, Takin, Musk Deer, Himalayan Brown Bear, Himalayan Marten, Tiger, hornbills, pheasants, mountain goats and timid blue sheep.

Bhutan remained isolated from the rest of the world and no tourism existed until 1974 preserving the rich natural environment and lively Buddhist culture. Today Bhutan has become one of the most exotic destinations for many international travelers. Every traveler has a lot to anticipate as each minute is exciting to discover a kingdom with incredibly unique and treasured tradition, culture, religion and natural environment which Bhutanese people still strives to preserve in the face of modernity.

Call us to know more on how to enjoy the mystic taste of Bhutan & the essence of eastern Himalayas.

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Enchanting Ladakh

Popularly known as “Hermit Kingdom”, Ladakh is a land of snow carved peaks, translucent lakes, barren terrain and mystic culture. Often referred to as the “Little Tibet” or the “Last Shangri-La”, Ladakh is bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram. Ladakh is a mysterious land of endless discoveries. Come and join us to travel to this ‘land of passes’

Travel season starts from May till September

Itinerary – (1)

Manali – Leh drive of 479 Kms to be covered in two days, you will be driving through some of the highest mountain passes in the world, including Rohtang-La (13,051 Ft) Baralacha-La (16,050 Ft) Lachulung-La (16,598 Ft) and Taglang-La (17,470 Ft)

Day 1: Arrival at Manali

Day 2: Local sightseeing of Manali

Day 3: Manali to Sarchu (222 Kms)

Day 4: Sarchu to Leh (257 Kms)

Day 5: Leh local sightseeing

Day 6: Leh to Pengong Lake

Day 7: Pengong Lake to Leh

Day 8: Leh – Khardung-La Pass (18,380 Ft) to Nubra Valley

Day 9: Nubra Valley to Leh

Day 10: Departure from Leh to Delhi

 

Itinerary – (2)

Day 1: Arrival at Leh

Day 2: Local Sightseeing of Leh

Day 3: Leh to Kargil & Drass

Day 4: Kargil to Leh via Lamayaru, Alchi

Day 5: Leh – Khardung-La Pass to Nubra Valley

Day 6: Nubra Valley to Leh

Day 7: Leh – Pengong Lake – Leh

Day 8: Departure from Leh to Delhi

For more itinerary options including specialty tour & activity like Biking, Trekking, Rafting etc… and further information on Leh -Ladakh, Contact:

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Yudhvir          +91 89399 34036        yudhvir@headalive.com

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Himachal Jeep Safari – Sangla, Kinnaur & Spiti Valley

We invite you for a jeep safari to one of the remotest regions of Himachal Pradesh – Kinnaur & Spiti valleys. Experience the stay in the remote villages and cross over high mountain passes with picturesque & breathtaking views of the valleys, snow capped peaks, rugged terrain and old monasteries.

Tour Itinerary & distances covered

Day 1: Delhi / Shimla – 340 Kms
Day3: Sarahan /Sangla/ Chitkul – 121 Kms
Day 4: Chitkul / Kalpa – 77 Kms
Day 5: Kalpa / Nako / Tabo – 176 Kms
Day 6: Tabo / Kaza – 47 Kms
Day 7: Kaza / Batal – 88 Kms
Day 8: Batal / Manali – 125 Kms
Day 9: Manali
Day 10: Manali / Chandigarh – 320 Kms
Day 11: Chandigarh / Delhi – 260 Kms
For booking this tour or any further details, contact:
HeadAlive Tours & Events Pvt Ltd
Yudhvir        +91 89399 34036          yudhvir@headalive.com
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