Details of Parvati Valley Tour
Route : Delhi - Manikaran - Manali - Bhuntar - Delhi
Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days
Parvati Valley is located in Kullu of Himachal Pradesh, passing through Manikaran, a pilgrimage town revered by both Hindus and Sikhs
Day 1: Delhi to Manikaran
Pick up from Delhi and drive 580kms overnight to Manikaran, Parvati Valley (1737m). Manikaran is a pilgrimage town for Hindis and Sikhs and considered to be a sacred place. It is situated between Beas and Parvati rivers making it well known for its beautiful landscapes.
Day 2: Manikaran Siteseeing
Arriving early morning in Manikaran. Manikaran is a well-known pilgrim centre. Check into hotel for 3 nights and then a full day of siteseeing around Manikaran. We visit a large Sikh Gurdwara, Shiva Temple and spend time relaxing in the hot springs. You also enjoy wandering around the markets.
Day 3: Manikaran Siteseeing
Full day moderate trek to Pulga village. Pulga is a small ancient village well known for their deep forests and tea plantations. The trek begins by walking down a dam and crossing a bridge. We then make our way towards a Shiva Temple before walking along a path which takes you through lush pastures and a forest. After crossing a foot bridge, we arrive at Pulga village. At the center of the village is a temple of their Lord Narayan. Enjoy some time taking in the atmosphere of this small and friendly village before trekking back to Manikaran.
Day 4: Manikaran to Manali
Drive to Kullu Town and take in the beauty of this scenic place located by Beas River. We then drive to Manali. Surrounded by mountain peaks, this high altitude resort town is full of charm and adventure. Overnight in Manali for 2 nights.
Day 5: Manali Siteseeing
Full day siteseeing around Manali. Visit the 500 year old Hadimba Devi Temple built within a thick grove of gigantic deodar. Explore the Utopia complex, a mini museum displaying local utensils, dresses and other local paraphernalia. Later cross the River Beas towards the ancient village of Vashisht with its curative hot sulphur springs. Visit the temple and then return to the market and the old Tibetan Monastery built in the early 1960s.
Day 6: Manali to Bhuntar
Drive to Naggar Castle, built by the rajas of Kullu in 1500, this unique medieval stone and wooden castle nestled in the breathtaking forested hills which is now run as a heritage hotel by the Tourism department. Drive up to the charming cottage of the late Nicholas and Svetoslav Roerich, now known as Roerich Art Gallery. The gallery displays haunting landscapes of the higher Himalayas as well as lifelike portraits of famous Indians. We then arrive in the market town of Bhuntar for an overnight stay.
Day 7: Bhuntar to Delhi
We leave for Delhi in the morning and the journey takes about 12 hours.