- This is good for those who like walking and also for those
who want to just idle around and have a nature centric experience. Good for
honeymooners who want to stay cut off and enjoy a quiet getaway.
Access - Delhi
gets trains and flights all over the country and is an international airport.
Chandigarh is a better access point for this itinerary. Bhuntar near Kullu (50
kms from Manali) now gets direct flights from Delhi.
Seasonality - Recommended
time is from April - November for the full itinerary (Subject to Opening
of Jalori Pass). Guest arriving in winter may experience snowfall but may
not be therefore able to cross Jalori Pass if the snowfall is heavy.
Chandigarh - Thanedar (NH-22) - 190 kms - 6 hours
Narkanda - Sojha - 85 kms (3 hours)
Sojha - Chandigarh - 270 kms - 7-8 hours.
Itinerary (This is an indicative itinerary, Sequence of the
activities can be customised as per season and guest preferences)
Day 1 and Day 2 - Proceed from Chandigarh to Thanedar (190 kms - 5 hours). Nestled
amongst acres of apple blossoms is the Banjara Orchard Retreat - an eco-friendly
getaway that will enchant nature lovers. There are fully furnished rooms with
attached baths and a well-equipped kitchen to cater to a variety of tastes. Visit Tani - Jubbar Lake - Famous for 'Nag Devta' temple built along the
lake - 6 kms, St.Mary's Church - Built in 1843 and Parmjyotir Temple - 1 km
Day 3 - Day trek to Hattu Peak - 15 Kms away, at 11,000 ft, this peak
offers a panoramic view of the snowline.
Day 4, Day 5 and Day 6 - From Thanedar
to Sohja (85 kms via Jalori Pass - 3 hours. The Banjara
Retreat is a solid cedar wood house surrounded by thickly wooded forests from
which you get a panoramic view of the snow covered Himalayan ranges in the distance.
Sohja is ideal for Walking trails
Lake 5 km walk through thick oak forest.
Fort 6 km walk from the Retreat.
Point - About 1 hr walk from the Retreat. Ideally done early in the morning.
Day 7 : Proceed to Chandigarh (280 kms - 7 hours) stay
overnight and proceed for Delhi or further journey.
Extension at Manali
and you can visit Solang Valley Area where a lot of activities like
Paragliding is conducted. Rafting is conducted in the entire Kullu Region.
Guests arriving at
Delhi may require to take a stopover in or around Chandigarh
before proceeding to Thanedar.
Guests looking to
relax further and not travel 280 kms to Chandigarh at a stretch may also
take a stopover or two night break at any destination around Shimla.