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WEEKENDER - Tattapani, Kufri - Cycling & Rafting & Fun

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Eighteen vibrant and aesthetic cottages fusing modern and traditional architecture surrounded by apple trees with all amenities engulfing in them forms the Eco village, Kufri. What gives Eco Village, Kufri its awe-inspiring view of the snowy peaks is the fact that it is located at an elevation of about 2500 meters above sea level facing the Himalayan range.

Tattapani – 35 kms from Naldehra Tattapani on the banks of the river Sutlej is famous for its healing sulphur springs. Also there is an old cave dedicated to lord Shiva, discovered in the 1950’s. 11 kms from Tattapani is Chabba, the put up point for white water rafting on the Sutlej.

Kufri – 14 kms from Shimla main town, Kufri is famous for its ski slopes. Skiing in winter and walks, pony rides, mountain biking in the summer makes Kufri an ideal out door destination east of Shimla. One should also the visit the Himalayan Nature Park, housing black and brown bears, leopards and gorals. The crowded Mahasu peak is also a point of interest.

Craignano – 3kms from Mashobra, Craignano is one more old pre independence era retreat, named after the Italian countess of Craignano. In 1890 Craignano was turned in to the united service club. Craignano’s another claim to fame is the world’s highest water lift (7657 ft) built by the British that still serves Shimla.

Naldehra – 30 km NE of Shimla lies Naldehra perched at 6706ft, it boasts of an 18 hole (played twice over) golf course, developed by Lord Curzon in the pre independence era of the British, making it India’s oldest golf course. When not playing golf, there are numerous walks through the thick woods at Naldehra, rich in flora.

Mashobra is a wooded glade near Shimla. Situated at a height of 2600 m, Mashobra is a retreat with apple orchards, pine and oak woods. It has numerous glades, streams and glens and is ideal for camping, picnics, treks and river rafting. The thickly wooded slopes of Mashobra are part of the Shimla Reserve Forest sanctuary and catchments area. This place is the habitat for jackals, kakkar (barking deer) and leopard, and variety of bird species such as the Himalayan eagle, pheasants, chikor and partridges. The drive from Mashobra to Baikhalty (18kms) is one of the best in the region.
Distance – 14km N of Shimla

THE ITINERARY

June 24th, 2011

Board the evening volvo bus from From Himachal Bhavan, Mandi House, Safdar Hashmi marg, New Delhi at 8 PM and undertake the 8 hour journey to Shimla.

June 25th, 2011

Upon arrival in Shimla, transfer in cabs to Eco village resort in Kufri, a distance of 12 kms. Refresh yourself and enjoy the breakfast spread. Thereafter get familiar with your mountain bikes and ride downhill to Tattapani a riding distance 45 kms. At Chabba get ready for a thrilling session of Rafting on the Sutlej, a run of 45 minutes. For those who don't want to cycle, we take the road trip to Chabba, visiting Mashobra, Naldehra on the way indulging in photography. After the rafting session enjoy a picnic lunch at Tattapani beach and later drive back to the eco village. Enjoy the evening by the bonfire tasting the bar-be-que spread and a delicious dinner.

June 26th, 2011

An early morning breakfast and thereafter we go for a trek into the Seog forest area. after the trek enjoy the lunch and thereafter more activities at the camp like rappelling, bushcraft and burma bridge.Early evening depart for shimla town and enjoy the walk on the mall road. Board the 9 PM volvo bus to delhi. Arrive at Delhi at 5AM on 27th June.

COST

Self Drive Option - INR 3,400/- (Three Thousand Four Hundred per person)

Full Board Option - INR 4,900/- (Four Thousand and nine hundred per person)

INCLUDES

Accommodation in wood cottages for one night, breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water, Rafting session on the sutlej, Cycling, Camp activities, Trek, Bar-be-que, Bonfire

EXCLUDES

Service Tax (@2.58%) on the whole bill
Liquor, soft drinks,
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, etc.
Any services / meals not mentioned above
Insurance

LIST OF ESSENTIALS

1. T-shirts/Shirts
2. Shorts
3. Comfortable fit Jeans/Track Pants
4. Jacket/Sweater
5. Floaters
6. Comfortable walking shoes/sneakers
7. Sunscreen Lotion
8. Cap
9. Flashlight
10. Sunglasses
11. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
12. Camera (optional)

DISCLAIMER

Travel With Dj. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps,Travel with Dj. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in Himachal Pradesh only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

CONTACT TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

Dhananjay
+91-86791-80331
+91-97362-49225

info ! travelwithdj | gmail ! com

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