Manali Ecstasy

Itinerary: Delhi – Nalagarh/Chandigarh (1 Night) -Naggar/Palchan (2 Nights) – Manali (3 Nights) – Delhi.
Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights.
Tour Code: CME-02

Day 01
Delhi – Nalagarh / Chandigarh (300 km / 5 hrs). Leave Delhi at 8 A.M. Reach Chandigarh / Nalagarh Fort Resort at 1 P.M. It’s a quality heritage resort at Nalagarh with A/c theme rooms. A day at leisure to pamper yourself at the resort – swimming, tennis, badminton, massages, visit the Mughal Gardens at Pinjore nearby.
Overnight at Chandigarh / Nalagarh Fort Resort.

Day 02
Nalagarh / Chandigarh – Naggar. (265 km / 6 hrs). Leave at 8 A.M. Reach at 2 P.M. After lunch, explore the adjoining forests with blooming mountain flowers, leisurely strolling thru’ the myriad trails and pathways.
In Naggar, 22 km from Manali, is the beautiful heritage Naggar Castle, the old capital of Kullu. Also located here is, the Roerich Art Gallery museum, in a grove of deodhars with lovely views all around. It houses a collection of paintings by the Russian artist. Naggar is very serene and picturesque.

Overnight at Naggar.
You can also opt to stay at Palchan instead which is near Solang Valley.

Day 03
Naggar. After a leisurely breakfast, go for a trek with a packed lunch. The rolling meadows and the views of the snow-capped Himalayas and the river and streams meandering in the valley below are a traveler’s dream. Or partake in adventure activities – a huge adrenalin rush.
Overnight at Naggar.

Day 04
Naggar – Manali (22 km). Step into the Valley of Gods with the grandeur of the Himalayas and Beas River. Reach Manali. After settling into deluxe resort/hotel, visit the four-tiered Hadimba Temple amidst deodhar trees. Imbibe the local ambiance on the Mall, shop for souvenirs at the Tibetan / Hong Kong Market.
Enjoy the evening at Van Vihar.
Overnight at Manali.

Day 05
Manali. Drive on to the mighty snowbound Rohtang Pass – at 3979 meters – the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti valley. Revel in the breathtaking beauty of Kothi, Rahalla Falls and Marrhi en-route to Rohtang.
Overnight at Manali.

Day 06
Manali. Visit Solang Valley, 13 km from Manali, the hub of paragliding (in summers) and skiing (in winters) with its rolling meadows and spectacular mountain views all around. Many trekking paths also take off from here.
Overnight at Manali.

Day 07
Manali – Delhi (570 km / 11 hrs). Depart from Manali at 7 A.M. Reach Delhi at 6 P.M.

Tour ends, but the memories remain!
Package Category: Cost For 2 Persons in One Room

Remarks
1st April 2009 onwards Bronze Package: Against the Silver Package this has lower category hotels and rooms.
Bronze Rs.39,900 Platinum Package: Higher than the Gold Package with a choice of luxury suites and/or super deluxe resorts.

Price on request.
Silver Rs.53,400
Gold Rs.69,900

Note: You can also give us your budget and we can customize the tour package to match the same.
Package Cost Includes:
Silver Package – Accommodation in deluxe resorts on twin sharing in well-appointed rooms with attached bathrooms; Meals: breakfast, dinner; surface transport by exclusive, chauffeur driven vehicle, local sightseeing, taxes.
Gold Package Bonuses – Upgrades are provided for the resort, room category, and vehicle.
Package Bonuses: Surprise Freebies and Discounts for Resort Facilities, Flexibility of planning your own itinerary for local sightseeing.

The above costs are in INR and are extendable on pro-rata.
E-Mail: thecaravan@airtelmail.in Contact Us for Booking

LASTING IMPRESSIONS!
Dear Ranjana,
The itinerary and the trip u organized for us to Manali in Nov 2006 was unforgettable and wonderful. Thanks to u we had a really memorable holiday. The hospitality and Food at Nalagarh were very good. But Manali Resort was abs Great. The view and location were must say “Picture Perfect”. Rarely has a hotel pleased us so much It was truly a great Package. Solang was Ok, though the horse rides up to Shivling for three hours was thrilling. We trekked to Rohtang too as vehicles had begun to skid on the ice there. Sirish the driver, provided for us was very polite pleasant and a great person too. He drove carefully and took great care of us. All in all the holiday to celebrate our 25 years of togetherness was a dream… We do hope to take many more such Holidays thru Caravan’.

~ Nergiz and Hoshang Jamshedji.

Shimla – Manali Magic

Itinerary: Delhi – Shimla (2 Nights) – Manali (3 Nights) – Nalagarh (1 Night) – Delhi.
(In place of Shimla you can also opt to stay in the suburbs at Mashobra or Shoghi)
Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights.
Tour Code: 
CSMM-01

Day 01

Delhi – Shimla (350 km / 7.5 hrs)
Start from Delhi at 6.30 A.M. At 2 P.M reach Shimla for a late lunch.

For those who love the hustle-bustle of the Mall Road and the action at the Ridge, Shimla is the place to be with its lingering echoes of a bygone era. It evokes a sense of nostalgia with its pretty gabled cottages, half-timbered buildings and old churches.

If you are looking for something slightly offbeat (no crowds or shopping!) but at the same time comfort and novelty; you can choose from destination resorts at Mashobra or Shoghi – quaint cottage style rooms, forest-valley-Himalayan views, delectable cuisine.
Or you can also opt for Shilon or Chail or near Kufri.
Mashobra: 16 km ahead of Shimla, this is famous for its fruit orchards and lovely walks on Bekalty Road with enchanting valley and mountain views.

Park Woods Forest Retreat in Shoghi: For nature lovers and/or adventure seekers, there is nothing to compare with Parkwoods – 18 km short of Shimla. Rustic, bamboo cottages in the middle of a pine forest on a ridge. The locale is surrounded by untouched countryside with panoramic views, numerous village treks, jungle walks in pine, oak and rhododendron forests. A perfect juxtaposition of comfort, safety, and serenity. www.park-woods.com

In the evening, enjoy the facilities at the resort and walks around the destination.
Overnight at Simla.

Day 02

At Shimla. Either space out at the place you have chosen to stay at or explore the scenic places around Simla – Naldhera with its rolling meadows and a 9 hole golf course, Mashobra with its pine forests offering lovely walks, especially the pathways from Bekalty Road, Kufri’s famed ski slopes views and the small zoo and Chail with its romantic palace, deodhar forests, not to forget its highest cricket pitch. The area has breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks foreshadowed by the terraced fields and verdant forests.
In the evening, pamper yourself at the facilities of the resort.
Overnight at Shimla.

Day 03

Shimla – Manali (280 km / 7 hrs)
Leave Shimla at 8 A.M. Step into the Valley of Gods with the grandeur of the Himalayas and Beas River. Reach Manali. After settling into deluxe resort/hotel, visit the four-tiered Hadimba Temple amidst deodar trees. Imbibe the local ambiance on the Mall, shop for souvenirs at the Tibetan / Hong Kong Market. Enjoy the evening at Van Vihar.
Overnight at Manali.

Day 04

Manali. Visit Solang Valley with its emerald meadows, ski slopes, and paragliding activities, offering spectacular views. Drive on to the mighty snowbound Rohtang Pass – at 3979 meters – the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti valley. Revel in the breathtaking beauty of Kothi, Rahalla Falls and Marrhi en-route to Rohtang.
Overnight at Manali.

Day 05

Manali. Drive 22 km to the beautiful heritage Naggar Castle, the old capital of Kullu. In Naggar is located, the Roerich Art Gallery museum, in a grove of deodhars with lovely views all around. It houses a collection of the paintings by the Russian artist. Naggar is very serene and picturesque.
OR you can take a full day trip to Manikaran 85 km from Manali and 45 km from Kullu, in the Parvati Valley. Here icy cold waters of the Parvati river co-exists with boiling water side-by-side. The hot water springs are reputed for their healing properties.
Overnight at Manali.

Day 06

Manali – Nalagarh (260 kms / 6 hrs).
Leave Manali at 10 A.M. Driving thru’ the picturesque Kullu Valley reach Nalagarh Fort Resort at 4 P.M.
Nalagarh Fort is a quality heritage resort with A/c theme rooms. Pamper yourself at the resort – swimming, tennis, badminton, massages, visit the Mughal Gardens at Pinjore nearby.
Overnight at Nalagarh Fort Resort.

Day 07

Nalagarh – Delhi (300 km / 5 hrs) After a relaxed morning at the resort, depart from
Nalagarh at 12 Noon. Reach Delhi at 5 P.M.

Tour ends…but the memories remain!

LASTING IMPRESSIONS!

It was an exhilarating experience for our honeymoon trip as planned and executed by you and your team. The drive to Manali via a stop-over at Chandigarh, cruising past the Beas river, sailing through the misty wind and tunneling roads. All an experience, which I and my better half can never forget.
The Ambassador Resorts experience was like living in the lap of snow mountains. Never in our life did we even thought that the first-morning view of snow-clad peaks can be so soothing and ease out the stress/tension in a day at Delhi. One of the best experience during our stay at Manali was the trek to “Bijli Mahadev”. Reaching the temple was quite a tiring trekking experience but believe you me, the moment we reached, it was something / somewhere we always wanted to spend our life, together.
Shimla was a very refreshing break ‘coz of the place where you had made arrangements. Nice accommodation, nice staff, and a very relaxing stay.
We both wish you and your team, the very best for future and assure you that all our future trips would be done through Caravan only. ~ Deepshikha and Gaurav Tayal, Delhi.

This mail is to extend our special thanks to you for planning an unforgettable honeymoon trip for us to Shimla & Manali. We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay at all places. The food was sumptuous and service was courteous at all the places. In Joginder, you provided us a very safe and well-mannered driver. The resorts were really as good a place as one could ever have for enjoying the vacation. Thanks a ton for all the arrangements again !!! The overall our trip was fantastic.
Regards, ~ Pankaj and Shweta, Infosys.

PARK WOODS, Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh

18 kms before Shimla, Only 6.5 hours from Delhi
An offbeat rustic retreat amidst an emerald pine forest at 5700 feet

Nature, serenity, spectacular views, comfortable accommodation with modern facilities, delicious food, bonfires and barbeques, games and recreational activities, children’s play area, adventure activities, trekking, pottery making, star gazing and bird watching. Take your pick!
Wannabe poets & artists, children, couch potatoes, weekend warriors, gym freaks, normal guys like you and me – all love a sojourn snatched at Parkwoods Shogi: waking to the sound of birds and the dew falling and sleeping to the sounds of the crickets chirping and mating call of the barking deer. A forest resort hotel located in the wooded suburbs of Shimla. An excellent offbeat option for a resort in Shimla or a Shimla hotel but with a difference.
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Parkwoods, Shogi (Simla, Himachal Pradesh, India) offers accommodation in bamboo cottages and deluxe swiss tents. The resort hotel is spread over 20 acres of verdant forests.Park Woods, Shoghi at a height of 5700 feet and set on a ridge, spread over 20 acres of unspoiled wilderness is nestled amidst the wooded suburbs of Shimla (Himachal Pradesh, India). The accommodation, public and recreational areas are set in 5 acres. 18 km before Shimla and 2.7 km off the national highway, a picturesque forest drive takes one to Park Woods. From Delhi it’s an easy 6.5 hours drive.

Accommodation is in comfortable bamboo cottages or deluxe swiss tents, all spacious, 12′ x 12′ with full-size beds, electricity, heating and attached bathrooms with running hot & cold water.

Lawns, gardens, thatched double decked restaurant, a variety of recreational activities promise to add pleasure and luxury to an adventurous and rejuvenating holiday in the forest retreat.

The locale is surrounded by untouched countryside with panoramic views, numerous village treks, jungle walks in pine, oak and rhododendron forests. The undergrowth houses some rare species of herbs and exotic birds and also wild rabbits, barking deer and peacocks.
A perfect juxtaposition of comfort, safety, and serenity.

For an experience different from the usual hotels and resorts in Shimla – Parkwoods, Shogi is an ideal non-hotel resort for a fun-filled vacation for children, for family holidays to unwind, romantic honeymoons or invigorating corporate bonding and brainstorms in a quaint rustic ambiance in the midst of untouched nature.
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Valley view from Parkwood. Shoghi. Valley crossing adventure activity. Kids play area at Park Wood. Jungle walks in the forest. Bamboo Cottage in Parkwoods Forest Retreat.Rock climbing and rappelling during a team building program.

Swiss deluxe tents with private sit-outs
12′ x 12′ with full-size beds, electricity, heating
& attached bathrooms with running hot & cold water.
Swiss cottage tents with private sit-outs in Parkwood, Shoghi
Situated on a ridge, surrounded by trees and an unending expanse of open space this rustic “resort” has panoramic views.

Accommodation is a mix of bamboo cottages, swiss deluxe tents and machaan tents built on stilt platforms. All units have proper electricity with heating, comfortable full-size beds with linen and quilts, private sit-outs, attached bathrooms with western style flush toilets and running hot and cold water.
Electricity and a backup generator add to the comfort.
Wholesome food and barbecues pamper one’s palate. Bonfires under a star-spangled sky with moonlight spreading radiance thru’ pines add to the inimitable ambiance.

Park Woods Shoghi is a 12 month all season resort hotel, popular for weekend breaks and also longer vacations as part of the Shimla Himachal holiday circuit.

Parkwoods Shoghi as a destination and retreat hotel is environmentally friendly and ecologically balanced and we request the guests to appreciate the same and contribute to the maintenance of the eco-culture. Though efforts have been made to provide all basic and modern facilities, we encourage the guests to imbibe the maximum from the environment and the outdoors and to make an effort to re-connect with nature both physically and mentally.

LASTING IMPRESSIONS!
~ Very calm, mentally relaxing, excellent place to stay with good service, food and workout options. Emerson Computers, New Delhi.
~ Parkwoods, Shoghi � I spent the best part of the tour here. The resort is excellent, the location is unique and refreshingly quaint, the experience truly offbeat. Plus the quality of accommodation, service, and food makes you feel completely at home, even though you are in the middle of a forest. I would definitely like to visit this place again for a much longer duration. Rating � 5/5.
Chetan Baheti, Pune.

Nalagarh Fort Resort

Nalagarh Fort Resort is located atop a hillock with a panoramic view of the Shivalik Hills. Nalagarh Resort rises above a 20-acre estate of forest and orchards and is built on five levels, two of which have well-manicured lawns. The fort and the palace of Nalagarh have a series of structures that are mostly built in the Mughal style of architecture. These have been exhaustively renovated and are now a quality heritage resort. The retreat is closely enveloped by green hills. 

Nalagarh Fort is just a 5.5 hours drive from Delhi and is 1.5 hours north of Chandigarh. It is the gateway to Himachal Pradesh and often the first stop for travelers on the way to Manali, Leh Ladakh, Dalhousie or Dharamshala. Nalagarh Resort makes an excellent destination retreat for weekend vacations for families and couples, honeymoons, corporate off-sites, training programs, conferences and for meditation retreats, wellness programs.
Nalagarh Fort Resort is a quality heritage hotel with all modern amenities, myriad recreation facilities, outdoor games, swimming pool and an ayurvedic center with facilities and trained personnel for massages and nature cure treatments.nalagarh overview

Nalagarh was the capital of the kingdom of Hindur founded by Raja Ajai Chand in 1100 A.D. It was ruled by the Chandela Rajputs. The Chandela kings were great patrons of art and architecture. Raja Ram Chander, another illustrious ruler of the same dynasty, was also a great builder who constructed the Ramgarh Fort and the town of Ramshaher. Ramgarh Fort is an important landmark of the famous Gurkha Wars of the mid-nineteenth century. Raja Surendra Singh was the last ruler of Nalagarh and his son, Raja Vijayendra is the present ceremonial head of Nalagarh.
Nalagarh Heritage Fort Resort, Near Delhi and Chandigarh.
Nalagarh Fort now a deluxe heritage hotel offers options for a quiet and rejuvenating holiday for families and couples with options for many games and activities for those interested.

For groups, Nalagarh is an ideal destination resort for corporate off-sites, training programs, and conferences. Complete infrastructure and logistic support are available. Besides bonfires, barbecues and open-air buffets; many evening themes and programs can be organized and also excursion lunches in the Behli Orchard or Ramgarh Fort.

Nalagarh Fort Resort is also an excellent destination retreat for wellness programs incorporating yoga, meditation, stress management techniques and for ayurveda treatments.

Accommodation: 35 Deluxe rooms and suites, air-conditioned with all modern amenities, TV, intercoms, ensuite bathrooms with 24 hours running hot and cold water.

Some important distances from Nalagarh:
Delhi 300 km, Shimla 135 km, Chandigarh 60 km, Ludhiana 100 km, Manali 220 km, Rupar 20 km, Baddi 15 km.