Best of Himachal

Best of Himachal
Duration: 8NIGHTS / 9DAY

Best of Himachal 8NIGHTS / 9DAY

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Welcome to New Delhi, the Grand Capital of India. On arrival at Delhi airport or Delhi railway station, you will be met by our representative who will assist you in proceeding to Shimla to start your tour of 'Enchanting Himachal" Proceed on a picturesque drive to the charming hill station of Shimla, derives its name from "Goddess Shyamla", avatar of Goddess Kali. Shimla can be visited any time during the year. Summers being warm with cool and pleasant evenings while winters are very cold. On arrival, check into your hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Shimla.

This morning after a hearty breakfast we depart for a half-day excursion to Kufri, famous for its trekking and hiking trails. Adventure seekers, especially in winters, travel to Kufri to enjoy skiing and tobogganing on its snow-covered slopes. You can also visit Indira Tourist Park from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the locations around. Enjoy a pony or a yak ride around the park (OPTIONAL).Enjoy a walk through thick cedar woods to Mahasu Peak for an amazing view of the mighty Himalayas. Enjoy a pony or a yak ride on your own around the park. Breathtaking views, stunning locales and tranquil surroundings, is what Kufri hill station is all about. Popularly known as Switzerland of the East, the spell binding beauty of Kufri will definitely enchant you. The snow-clad hills of Kufri provide the ideal locale for trying your hand at skiing -this should be tried at least once, during your visit. Return to Shimla later in the day. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore the local markets as you stroll on Mall Road. Overnight in Shimla..
This morning after breakfast, you will proceed on a breathtaking drive to Manali, nestled on the banks of the River Beas amidst the Kullu Valley. The beautiful forests with cool gentle winds, vast expansion of meadows, small quaint settlements and lovely orchards, give a majestic look to the serene ambiance of Manali.On arrival Check into your hotel.The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Manali.
This morning after breakfast, we depart on city tour which takes you to the four and a half century old Hadimba Devi Temple located amidst wooden forest of Deodar and has four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and the doorway which is carved with legendary figures and symbols. Also visit the Tibetan Monastery which houses several images of Lord Buddha and Tankha paintings. The evening is free to stroll and shop on the mall road, the life centre of every hill station. Spend few blissful moments walking through the undulating stretches and enjoying the cool mountain breeze, shop for local handicrafts on your own or just relax at the hotel. You may also enjoy after dinner walks on the Mall Road under a starlit sky and hearing the silence of nature. Overnight in Manali.

This morning, after breakfast we depart on a day excursion to the Rohtang Pass. - the medieval trading route to Lahaul and Spiti. Enjoy a wide panoramic view of mountains rising far above clouds, which is a sight truly breath-taking. If roads to Rohtang Pass are closed, then visit Snow Point where ponies / horses can be hired (OPTIONAL)Note: Only local vehicles are allowed for Rohtang Pass / Snow point visit.Return to hotel in the evening. The rest of the day is free to explore this picturesque town. Overnight in Manali.

Today after breakfast we depart on a picturesque journey to Dharamsala, the principal township of Kangra district which overlooks the wide spread plains with pine and deodar forests. On arrival, check into your hotel. Later, we visit the St. John's Church and the Tibetan market. St. John's Church is popularly known as the 'Church in Wilderness' as the area is uninhabited, completely surrounded by tall Deodar trees and left in its The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Dharamsala.

Today after breakfast we visit Mc Leodganj - the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama - also known for its Tibetan market and has several handicrafts which are made by the Tibetans themselves. Later, drive to Dalhousie - a little hill station that still retains its old British charm. Its marvellous forest trails overlook vistas of wooded hills, waterfalls, spring and rivulets. On arrival, check into your hotel. Later in the afternoon, visit the Martyr's Memorial at Panchpulla which commemorates Ajit Singh, a supporter of Subhash Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army during World War II. En route visit Satdhara, acquiring its name from the seven gorgeous springs and said to contain mica and medicinal properties which are able to alleviate several ailments.The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Dalhousie

Today after breakfast we depart on a day trip to Khajjiar (also known as Mini Swiss ), a scenic spot set amidst the backdrop of dense pines, deodars and lush green meadows. Khajjiar is exquisitely nestled in the foothills of the imposing Dhauladhar ranges of the western Himalayas providing a panoramic and breathtaking view. Return to Dalhousie late afternoon. Overnight in Dalhousie.

Today after breakfast we check out of Hotel and bid farewell Himachal, as you are transferred to Jammu airport / Jammu / Pathankot railway station for your onward journey.

The Tour Cost Includes

  • Accommodation On twin share basis

  • Meals Economy/ Standard / Deluxe - Daily buffet breakfast at all places ,except Q.Inn River country, Grand View & Mount View where dinner is included

  • Transfers / Sightseeing: Economy/ Standard/ Deluxe by air-conditioned Indigo (1-3 adults) & air-conditioned Innova (4-5adults) or similar as per the itinerary.

  • Please Note - AC will work only in the plains and will be switched-off during hill drives.

Exclusions

  • Any train fare / airfare, unless specified.

  • Any meals / enroute meals unless specified.

  • Any rides, safaris, boating charges, camel rides, additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in the inclusions.

  • Entrance fees, Camera fees, Guide charges, unless specified in the inclusions.

  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, room heater charges, alcoholic and non alcoholic. beverages, mineral water, room service, tea/coffee etc unless specified.

  • Any hike in fuel charges, tax structure (luxury tax, transport tax or service tax).

  • Any other expenses/service not mentioned in the inclusions.

Hotel Facilities

  • En-suite facilities

  • Daily Newspaper

  • LCD TV with Satellite

  • Direct dial telephone

  • Air conditioning

  • Hairdryer

  • Mini bar

  • Laundry facilities

  • Safety deposit box

  • 24 hours Room Service

Introduction

1 Reservation
Reservations can be made over the telephone, by postal or electronic mail, via internet, in person, or through an appointed travel Agent, without any obligation. For a firm confirmation of your booking a non- refundable deposit is required. This is 6000 per person (or full holiday package price if we have sourced a low cost non refundable airfare seat sale rate). For all bookings made within 8 weeks before departure date the full amount is due at the time of booking. On receipt of a deposit or full payment we will issue and send a confirmation invoice in exchange. Your confirmation invoice will show your booking and payment details

There is no contract between us until a written confirmation has been sent to you. The receipt of any monies will be deemed as your acceptance of the booking conditions and after any payment has been made and cleared; a written confirmation containing details of your holiday will be issued. Please check your confirmation carefully and advise us of any correction particularly the spelling of names which should be as it appears in your passports. We cannot be held liable if you are denied boarding due to incorrect spelling.

2 Pricing Policy
The Price quoted is per person and based on 2 adults sharing a twin/double room or as defined in each hotel minimum & maximum occupancy per room type hotel offers. We reserve the right to increase or reduce the price at any time. Verbal quoted price must be treated as provisional. Once prices confirmed in writing on the confirmation invoice, the deposit paid, it is guaranteed and subject only to additional fuel surcharge passed by the airline.

3 Payments
If you only paid a deposit then you must pay the balance on the due date to avoid cancellation of your booking. This is usually 8 weeks before your departure date or as soon as you made your booking, if the booking is made within eight weeks to your departure. Unless otherwise is agreed in writing.

All payments via card incur a surcharge at the following rate:
Credit cards @ 2.5%
Debit cards @ 1%

4 Amendments/alterations to a booking by you (the client)
We will do our best to amend or alter your booking according to your request but cannot guarantee to do so, as this may depend on the availability or the rules of our suppliers. Amendments or alterations are subject to a minimum of 2000 administration charge plus any airfare, car hire and hotel price difference if any cost difference to other services booked on your behalf. Before we change your booking we shall advise full costing and only go ahead with changes if you accept the new charges.

We will do our best to amend or alter your booking according to your request but cannot guarantee to do so, as this may depend on the availability or the rules of our suppliers. Amendments or alterations are subject to a minimum of 2000 administration charge plus any airfare, car hire and hotel price difference if any cost difference to other services booked on your behalf. Before we change your booking we shall advise full costing and only go ahead with changes if you accept the new charges.

Cancellation of your booking may be made any time but must be notified in writing and made by the person who signed the booking form. The cancellation charges will depend on the time your written notification is received and it will be levied as below:

Days prior to departure Charges
More than 56 days""""" Deposit only
56 to 31 days""""" 50%
30 to 21 days""""" 75%
20 to 01 days""""" 100%

In line with us acquiring low cost non refundable air fares on your behalf, please note that in the event of cancellation you will not be reimbursed with air fare element. There may be exception to these charges for higher fare excursion, club or business class flight tickets which are more flexible. Please enquire when you book.

5 Cancellation or amendment by us (The Company)
We always try to avoid any changes to your booking. However, this may become necessary, as we cannot foresee changes many months in advance when we plan our holidays. Flight timings shown in the brochures or leaflets are for guidance only and may change. The confirmed final timings will be shown on your flight tickets and should be checked when you receive them. If minor changes other than flight timings happen before your departure we will tell you before you leave. On inclusive holidays occasionally it may be necessary to make a more major change. These can be either changing your resort or accommodation. If this is the case, we will always offer you an alternative holiday of equivalent or superior quality and we will pay you compensation according to the table below. You may accept the change and receive compensation as shown on the table below or you can cancel your holiday and receive full refund. If we have to change your holiday arrangements on your departure date, after you depart or when you are in the resort we will try to place you in a similar or higher standard accommodation in the same or similar resort and pay you compensation as below. You have no right to cancel your holiday after you depart or while in the resort if we offer you a suitable alternative.

We reserve the right to substitute alternative carriers and Aircraft.

6 Our responsibility
We arrange contracts for accommodation and other local services with suppliers who in our belief are reputable companies, run safe and efficient businesses. We accept responsibility and pay compensation if our suppliers fail to provide the services they agreed to provide if these services formed part of the package sold to you when booked. We will accept liability for claims for personal injury arising as a result of our staff or suppliers being negligent while in the course of their employment or contract. We cannot accept liability in such cases;
a. If you or any member of your party is at fault.
b. If the failure is the fault of someone else not connected with providing services which make up the holiday we have confirmed to you.
c. Any unusual or unexpected circumstances beyond our control which we could not avoid even if we had taken reasonable care. 
d. Any event which neither we nor our suppliers could not help, expect or prevent.

We will offer all the help we can, if you suffer any difficulty while you are on holiday. If you suffer illness, personal injury or death during your holiday, through no fault of your own arising out of an activity which may not be part of your holiday arrangement with us, we will help sorting out a claim you may have which may include translation services, communicating with local authorities, recommending foreign lawyers if this is appropriate. Our costs in respect of the above will not exceed 40000 in total. We cannot however accept liability for any payment unless you have told us within 60 days of the incident that you want to make a claim and we have given our written permission. We may ask you to pay back any amount we paid, if your claim is successful or you have suitable legal indemnity insurance.

If our suppliers can exclude or limit their liability under any international convention, we will rely on the relevant exclusions or limitations. Any compensation we pay for claims against us, other than personal injuries, will not be more than three times the cost of your holiday.

7 Air and sea carriers
The liabilities of Air and Sea carriers are generally governed by the Warsaw convention, Hague protocol or Athens Convention. We have to rely on the terms and limitations contained in these conventions. Air and Sea carriers produce conditions of carriage which become part of your booking conditions both with us and the relevant carrier. Your booking is taken accordingly. You can obtain a copy from us, your agent or the carrier.

8 Brochure accuracy
In our printed brochures, leaflets or on the website the resort and accommodation descriptions are being checked before printing. Planning our holidays have to be done many months in advance and may not reflect the true situation at the time you are on holiday. Hoteliers and suppliers may withdraw or change a facility temporarily or otherwise, for local reasons, some of the out-door facilities may not be open early or late in the season or in the winter or some in-door facilities may be kept closed in summer. Some advertised amenities including sports facilities may carry a local charge. Some facilities may be curtailed as some may be improved. These are beyond our control. When we are told of any significant changes we will let you know before you leave.

9 Travel Insurance
It is a condition of the booking that you take the travel insurance we recommend or arrange insurance yourself, offering comparable or better cover. Insurance premium will be automatically added to your final invoice unless details of your insurers are given to us.

Should you provide your own insurance then you must advise us of the details of your alternative policy including the policy number. The policy must include medical cover and repatriation. Clients in breech of this condition will be deemed to have indemnified the company for any consequential loss

10 Travel Documents
It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that passports, visas, vaccination certificates or other necessary travel documents are valid for the entire journey. If we or the carrier are fined as a result of you holding incorrect documents you may be asked to pay this amount.

11 Baggage
Liability for baggage while in the hands of air or sea carriers is governed by international conventions. We have to rely on the limitations of these conventions. Any claims of missing or damaged baggage should be done following the rules and conditions of carriage. These are usually at the back of your flight tickets or provided by the airline in another form. We accept responsibility if your baggage is lost or damaged while it was under our control and our negligence can be proved. We do not accept liability for high value items. We will pay up to a maximum of 15000. Please insure your valuable items separately.

12 Behaviour
We can end your holiday if you or any member of your party behaves or proves likely to behave in a manner to cause danger, damage or distress to other customers, employees, accommodation or any one else. If your holiday is ended for this reason we are not liable to complete your holiday arrangements, make any refunds or compensation or any other costs you have to pay or fines imposed by the authorities of the country you are visiting. We cannot accept liability for the behaviour of others in your accommodation or flight, or if you are not allowed to use certain local facilities due to unsuitable behaviour.

13 Problems Abroad
For all the inclusive holidays taken with our company we want to attend any problems promptly and locally when they happen, so your holiday is not spoilt. While you are on holiday on an inclusive tour, you must report any problems you have immediately to our local representatives who will try to solve most of the problems on the spot, and prevent your holiday being spoilt. Unless there is a valid reason why you failed to report your complaint in the resort, we will not consider ourselves to be liable for those complaints.

If your problem cannot be sorted out by our visiting representative you should record it on a holiday report form, which will be given priority attention in our local office. If we still cannot solve the matter to your satisfaction when you return you should write to our Head office in Mumbai within 28 days of returning home. We cannot accept liability, for claims not raised or reported while on holiday, unless there was a valid reason not to do so.

14 Jurisdiction
This contract is subject and should be interpreted under the Indian Courts.


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