The Himalayas- Unraveling travel enthusiasts with beauty worth your while

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”. ~~~Nelson Mandela

As the quote suggests, you would find reasons one after the other to visit again, if you happen to plan your first trip to the Himalayas. A magnificent and splendid mountain range in Asia, from Kashmir in the west to Myanmar in the east, having India, Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan in the middle, the Himalayas greet visitors with majestic experiences in the name of the world’s highest mountains including Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga and Nanda Devi.




A holiday at such a multi faceted land offers true visual treat. The picturesque landscapes and scenic beauty coupled with religious shrines and ancient monuments calls for a well awaited break from the daily schedule. The Himalayas are a trekker’s paradise offering a few of the most awe-inspiring places and routes on earth. To mention here, the Himalaya is a Sanskrit word for “abode of snow”.

Abundant beauty, rich culture and ancient temples

Being an enthralling and alluring destination, the Himalayas have earned accolades from across the globe as the highest mountain range in the world. They are an epic blend of diversity ranging from pine forests and vibrant rivers to natural hot springs.

Also, bagging the tag of a spiritual ground, the land holds within both, Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the sheer supremacy and splendor that nature can bestow.




My Experience says it ALL!!

These fore-mentioned factors attracted me and four of my friends to take a trip to this wonderland. And guess what!! In the foothills of the Himalayas, I found extreme tranquility in fun-loving Amritsar. It is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion. It boasts of being a home to one of the most stunning and incredible attractions nationwide, the Golden Temple.

Declared as the summer capital of the British Raj, Shimla also absorbs ample of tourists as it gives you a taste of warm climate and Victorian architecture. If you are one of those metro-based visitors who look forward to recreational activities, then Ananda is the place for you in the Himalayas. It offers ultimate rejuvenation of mind, body and soul.

To the eastern part of the much acclaimed Himalayas, Darjeeling is as prominent for its tea as its Heritage miniature steam train.

Adventure that I found most invigorating

However, the most enticing experience I had was in Rishikesh. We had taken the 26 kms. package that covers most of the rapids. I, personally looked forward to doing the Wall, but then it was a wise decision not to do it as it was on the 36 kms stretch and was not recommended since the current was truly strong that day. After taking basic guidelines on safety and norms, we took off. And not to miss to mention, rafting was undoubtedly the most unforgettable part of the trip. The guide we hired was immensely helpful and kind. It was of course an add-on!

After the lifetime experience of rafting, we returned to the camp to find a sumptuous dinner for us. We all had planned to go for a trek after this, but everybody stepped back and wanted to have a good time playing beach volleyball. So, we had a great session of volleyball followed by another session of Bonfire.

Now, being a visitor to Rishikesh, I can suggest a few tips to remember while planning for a trip to the amazing land;

  • Since most of the camps do not offer electricity, keep with you, spare batteries.
  • Since most of the camps have no assured security and can’t be locked, do not carry valuables.
  • To avoid paying too much price or the last minute hassle, reserve your camp early.
  • Also, rest assured of the location of the camp.
  • Carry sunglasses, sun-block, dry fit tshits and shorts. A good pair of sandals is also a must.
  • In Rishikesh, have lunch at Chotiwala, there are two of them at the Laxman Jhula serving delectable food par excellence.
  • The temples at the ghats are also inspiring and give you divine experience. Beware of monkeys!

Come; fall in love with nature…

The overall trip was very rejuvenating and interesting; especially to feel the thrills of rafting in Rishikesh was something unbeatable. There is no doubt to the notion that ‘once you visit this out of the world land, you keep turning back time and again’. Same happened with me! I got such warm hospitality and an array of untouched natural experiences that whenever I get an opportunity for a weekend getaway, I don’t have to think twice to choose my holiday destination. I just browse through the packages to the Himalayas and pick the best one…

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Manali to Leh Biking Tour – Feel the Adrenaline Rush in your Body




If you love to unwind yourself in the mountains and unadulterated air kissing your cheeks, then an enthralling mountain biking tour from Manali to Leh provides you the golden opportunity to discover new place and experience the raw side of nature.

Manali to Leh motor biking tour is certainly one of the most challenging tours for the adventure junkies in the Indian Himalayas. Just zipping past through the world’s highest motorable road is one of a kind experience for the individuals. Every year, many bikers from various corners of the world ride over this road to feel the adrenaline rush in their veins and get drenched into the salubrious environment of the region.

As you drive through the serpentine roads and travel across high passes, then it is a guaranteed fact that you will be simply in awe of the snow-capped mountain landscape, tranquil environment and enchanting natural beauty.

enthralling mountain biking tour from Manali to Leh

Biking In Manali

Manali, an awe-inspiring north Indian state is not only renowned for its stunning beauty, but also provides an excellent network of the captivating mountain trails and highways that are very well connected to the major towns and villages. By driving through the beautiful landscapes and Spectacular Mountain scenery is a great way to experience the different cultures and share their simple lifestyles.

The steep slopes of the Manali provide a perfect chance for the exciting mountain biking trip. This particular hill station serves as a perfect base for driving through the various regions such as the Lahaul, Spiti and Rohtang Pass. The best time to undertake mountain biking in Manali is from June to September.

The tourists can hire bikes from the local agencies by paying an affordable charge. Alternatively, the visitors can also take the customized biking tours from the travel agencies and get set for a remarkable journey.

Biking Tours Remarkable Journey

Biking in Leh

Leh is also a prominent and well known destination for motor biking. In Leh, one can come across many beautiful local villages and majestic mountain passes. It is one of the cool and pleasant desert plains in the Indian Himalayas. For the mountain biking adventure aficionados, biking in the Leh-Manali highway will be excellent while enjoying the serene environment and landscapes. The motor biking expedition generally opens in the month of May and closed in September when the entire area is engulfed by the snow.

What the Bikers can expect during their Manali to Leh Motor biking Expedition?

The 490 kilometer journey provides unparallel experience to the bikers. You will cherish the challenging climbs, pure environment, endless descents and clear-blue sky. The zig-zag roads from Manali to Leh are surely an unforgettable experience and fascinating adventure. You will come across wild flower meadows, rugged terrains, Indus valley, fruit laden orchards, Gya Village, Rohtang Pass, Hemis Monastery and Thiksey Monastery.

zig-zag roads from Manali to Leh




Important Thing to Consider

When planning to take a Manali to Leh mountain tour package, it is imperative that you make sure that the package or cost includes the following things:

  • Driver allowance
  • Fuel charges
  • Inner Line Permit Charges
  • Toll/state tax
  • Camping fees
  • Meals (according to itinerary)
  • Accommodation (according to itinerary)

GET, SET and GO for an Enthralling and Exhilarating Adventure Tour of your Life!!

Therefore, the Manali to Leh biking tour provide such memorable experiences that the bikers feel being transported to an empyrean by witnessing the nature’s breathtaking gifts to the human beings. The trip not only provides a lot of thrills, but also provides a wonderful chance to experience the magnificent green terrains in the Kullu valley to the desert lands replete with rugged mountains rocks near Leh.