Ladakh tour is one of the most enchanting on Earth. Ladakh tour is a heady combination of raw natural beauty of the land and a rich cultural heritage of its people. Nestled between the Himalayas, the Karakoram Range and the Indus river valley, Ladakh is straight out of a picture post card. The thrill of driving on the highest motorable road in the world at Khardungla is unbeatable. Equally attractive are the visits to beautiful Buddhist Monasteries that dot the mountains across Ladakh. Trekking the Himalayas, Whitewater rafting, camel safari in the cold desert and experiencing Tibetan culture would make sure you will never forget this experience in this lifetime!
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Binsar is a wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand near Almora. Binsar is home to the endangered broad leaf oak forests and has more than 200 species of birds. Unlike the usually crowded hill stations of North India, Binsar is refreshingly not yet commercialized and makes a good summer vacation destination.
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A hotel can never do justice to Sikkim, the land of beautiful people and rich culture. I would recommend a Sikkim Homestay in a Farm for an enriching holiday experience. A homestay entails living with a family in a farm, eating with them and observing their customs and way of life from close quarters. The host will also accompany you for guided walks into the neighborhood and this experience will turn out to be much more interesting than a standard package tour of a Hotel!
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Bir is an idyllic village in the Himalayas. What makes it a great holiday destination is that it is not very well known and hence is un-spoilt. The breathtaking beauty of its landscape across forest trails and Tea gardens is best seen paragliding from Billing to Bir. The Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan settlement add a spiritual air to Bir. You can make this holiday memorable by volunteering at Dharmalaya and maybe tutoring a Tibetan refugee child! Make a visit to this hidden treasure of Himachal before the crowds descend upon it.
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Khajjiar is popularly called Mini Switzerland of Himachal Pradesh and with good reason. It is at a height of 6500 feet above sea level and surrounded by dense forests and green meadows. Khajjiar is in fact one of the few places in the world to have 3 eco systems - lake, pasture and forest, all in one place. Khajjiar is also famous for the 12th-century Khajinag temple which has a golden dome and spire. The best way to enjoy Khajjiar is by doing nothing and just gazing at the idyllic pastoral scenery featuring a lake, grazing sheep & horses, pine and cedar forests and snowcapped mountains. There is Para Gliding and Horse Riding for the rest less!
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Wooded with Oak, Deodhar & Coniferous trees and snow-capped on three sides, Dharamshala is a picturesque hill station in the Himalayas. Dharamshala is most famous for Mcleod Ganj which is the seat of the exiled Tibetan government. Dharamshala is also the capital of the erstwhile Katoch Dynasty which is arguably the oldest serving royal family in the world. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has brought Dharamshala into the Cricketing spotlight as it boasts of one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world. Dharamshala is a also a trekker’s paradise as the Snow Line can be visited in just a day trip.
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Manali is one of the most beautiful hill stations of India. It is nested in the mighty Himalayas with snow capped peaks and steep valleys. It is at the tip of the Kullu valley at a height of about 2100 feet above sea level on the banks of the Beas River. Besides from just basking in the breathtaking natural scenery, one can indulge in adventure sports, mountaineering and trekking. It is also an important Hindu pilgrimage and has a host of pilgrimage spots.
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