Friday, September 5, 2014

Explore fascinating natural surroundings in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh, a beautiful state in North India, is visited by many domestic and foreign travellers every year. Most of them are fascinated by the amazing diversity that it possesses. They come across rolling foothills at some places, while there are serene pine forests in other areas. Some honeymoon packages offered by travel companies cover its fabulous hill stations and attractive apple orchards in their itineraries. A host of adventurous activities can also be enjoyed by tourists in the Himalayan ranges that form a part of this state.

Dalhousie

In western part of Himachal Pradesh lies a famous hill station called Dalhousie, which still exudes an old world charm. Named after a nineteenth century British Governor-general known as Lord Dalhousie, this place has an elevation of 2,036 metres above sea-level. One can enjoy panoramic views of the plains while touring this region. Another great place worth visiting is Khajjiar, which is fondly referred to as 'India's Switzerland' by many tourists. Dharamshala, Kangra district's principal township, is the headquarters of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. A large Tibetan community have made this hill town their home, and travellers would witness their unique culture while on a visit to this place. Various hotel deals available on leading travel portals help travellers to explore all these wonderful places while enjoying their Vacation in Himachal Pradesh.

Khajjiar "India's Switzerland"
 A standard holiday package of Himachal Pradesh offered by the travel portals would include sight-seeing tours that cover most of the well-known tourist locations. Accommodation is arranged in some of the best vacation resorts or hotels in the state. They are well-equipped with all the latest facilities that guests expect to have during their stay. Buffet breakfasts and dinners are provided in them as a part of these holiday packages. The sight-seeing trips and transfers are conducted in exclusive air-conditioned vehicles.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Manali – Adrenalin Ride on World's Highest Highway

Manali-Leh Highway
Fascinated with mountains and snow sports? Plan a trip to Manali to put your adrenalin rush on a test, taking it to a whole new level. Manali is a quaint hill station nestled amidst snow-caped mountains and paradisaical greenery in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Manali, situated at Himalayas mountain range, is a famous for honeymooners, holiday touring and a hub for adventure sports lovers.
Leh-Manali Highway

There is something for everyone at Manali, offering a soothing mountain life dipped in ethnic culture and tradition and some of the most picturesque landscapes of Northern India. Called as 'Land of Gods and Godesses' - Manali welcomes tourists by spreading its charm year-round.

It is a quest for some and some simply relate it to themselves. Prominent attractions of Manali include the Great Himalayan National Park, Solang Valley, Hadimba and Raghunath temples, Parvati Valley, Beas Kund lake and the mighty Rohtang Pass, world's highest jeepable road.

Bullet bike ride on Manali-Leh Highway
  A roaring Bullet bike ride with a butterfly-feeling in your stomach, filled with adrenalin rush, heading straight to the 'Rohtang Pass' (Rohtang La) is one thing to do overcome your fears. A visit to the 'Solang Valley', on the way to Rohtang, is an inclination to 300m high altitude immediately capturing eyes of any ski-freak.

In conversation with a local at a small coffee stall, you will get all the needed information which might not be there in a guidebook like the 'Winter Skiing Festival' held every year organised by the state government, attracting numerous skiers all around the globe.

Local 'Chai' offered at every juncture is simply refreshing, readying you for journeys to unfathomable places of Manali.

While reaching Rohtang, a bumpy mountain trail will not bother you as the mesmerizing scenery, glacier mountains, un-spoilt natural beauty and lucid backdrops will keep you enticingly busy. You will be immediately embraced by the mystical energies surrounding you at the world's highest motorable road.


Apart from this, Manali is known as Mecca of adventure sports like paragliding, ice-skiing, mountain biking, mountaineering, river rafting, trekking, zorbing to name a few. There are other attractions such as twisty clear water rivers, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks to plan holidays with special holiday packages, touring and trekking packages. Your wildest dream will come true at United-21 Resort, Chail near Manali that provides accomodation to let you open your bedroom window to unravel the beauty of forested landscapes with deluxe rooms specially designed for you to experience the best sunrises and sunsets.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Useful tips in scoring hotel deals


When it comes to hotel booking, pre-planning is always a better idea. Hotels are available in all sizes and shapes but which one to go for is quite a challenge. This is now easy as we, at www.travelhot.in, discovered during our research on problems faced by people looking for budget hotels that there were several unanswered questions that people were looking for. With some simple universally applicable steps this can be resolved.

Remember, do not rush to lock a deal because hotels want their rooms to be occupied always and with each day ending, they want you as much you do.

Browsing hotel websites directly for accommodationwill provide you with key information on latest deals available from the right party. If you are going through a booking agency, you might end up paying huge commission and though it is not the direct party, it is possible not getting what the agency promised earlier.

It is important to Go look for budget hotels. In today's competitive wave even the not-branded hotels can provide you deals that meet you needs and fit your pocket at the same time. Before booking, look for the services and facilities all-inclusive, customer reviews, rooms, rates, nearby connectivity, bundle discounts that are both convenient and comfortable.
Be careful to check for any hidden costs that might not reflect in an initial promise by the hotel. Don't keep hotel's brochure as the final word of mouth. Be stright forward while making an inquiry and ask as many questions as you want, winning over doubts is relieving.
Do not hesitate while negotiating or asking for discounts for the accommodations or services scheme. As there are so many deals in the market, hotels agree to negotiate and offer seasonal or special discounts.
Rather than going for rating or stars focus on customer reviews. Reviews are direct feedback from people who have had dealt with a particular hotel before and will write about their stay at the hotel and its services. These are more genuine than ratings as they focus on details than outer look.
 
Check room types before booking whether it is a general room or a luxury suite, or a duplex. If you are lucky you can see the hotel gallery section on the hotel website to see room interiors and lobby area that will give you a fair idea about the place.
Compare prices from different hotels for getting the best deal available and reassessing the information with a plan can be helpful.
 
Plan your accommodation clubbing with a tour package. This means you will get to explore a place and your accommodation will be included in the tour package at a much discounted rate. This way you don't have to pay extra cost for stay separately while visiting a place.
By following these simple guidelines, you can master in finding best hotel deals and reach more places than ever to add to your memorable memories. For more please visit www.travelhot.in.