Journey of Mythological Tale


Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Sankri - Shimla - Rampur - Barot - Dharamshala

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Journey of Mythological Tale

The culture, rituals and beliefs of this region is often linked with occult and mysticism as the region is underdeveloped which makes it relatively unexplored than other counterparts.

This region has a mythological significance. Its history dates back to the Jours of the Mahabharata. This region is also known as Panchaldesh so named after the Pandavas. According to local village lore, the Pandavas and Kauravas figure in the anthropology of the Tons valley and some families claim to be direct descendents of the two clans. These two cultures usually do not mix, and it is a rare occurrence to see the two cultures mix in terms of marriage or social custom.

Come and experience the pleasures of mountain biking as we take you on an exciting and wondrous journey through the scenic locales of Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh. A awe-inspiring landscapes, to the bubbling rivers; from the majestic mountains to the magnificent meadows of flowers & spectacular views of Cherry & Apple blossoms; every nook and corner of Himachal and Uttarakhand is studded with the best gem of nature’s treasure trove. Moreover, it has various ancient shrine and colonial edifices that mesmerize the travelers with an old-world charm. There are countless wild flowers and medicinal herbs, thick woods of flowering rhododendron, cedar and birch, waterfalls and fast-flowing streams. All this is set against a majestic backdrop of high peaks. The villages and their temples are remarkable examples of local wood work skill and come packed with fascinating legends.

It’s a journey from ancient mythological tale to Apple Valley!!!

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  1. Day 01 Arrive Delhi

    Today you will arrive at Delhi

    Overnight stay at hotel.

  2. Day 02 Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh

    Morning proceed to New Delhi railway station to catch the train (Shatabdi express) for Haridwar. On arrival meet and greet by our representative and Ride to Rishikesh (approx 20 km)

    After the brief about the trip will handover the bike key.

    After we will take you to visit Rishikesh represents the Gateway to the Himalayas in the Tehri-Garhwal region of Uttaranchal. It abounds in natural splendour. The spectacle of the Ganga rushing through the Himalayan foothills is an awesome sight. Several temples dot the banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh. Rishikesh is located at a height of about 1360 feet above sea level. It is believed that several yogis and sages lived and practiced penance here. Rishikesh represents the site where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu.

    Later proceed for the visit of Rishikesh – Visit Ram Jhula & Lakshman Jhula. Evening we will handover the bike key.

    Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel

  3. Day 03 Rishikesh - Mussoorie - Lakha Mandal - Sankri (240 kms / 07 hrs)

    After breakfast at hotel proceed to Sankri via Mussoorie & Lakha Mandal Templel.

    The Ride from Rishikesh to Dehradun is normal lane driving & from Dehradun it would be beautiful uphill Ride towards Mussoorie, we will take a small break while nearing Mussoorie to enjoy the scenic picturesque beauty of mountains and awesome view of Dehradun. Then another stop in Kempty fall viewpoint, after crossing Mussoorie. Once we will reach to Yamuna bridge we will following the route of river Yamuna towards Naugaon village en route we will have do the visit of Lakhamandal Temple and eat tasty Yamuna’s fish with rice in local restaurant at Gangnani dhara.

    River Yamuna from viewpoint

    The Lakha Mandal Temple is located 80 kilometers from Mussoorie-Yamunotri Road and has a strong legendary background. It is believed that the wicked son of blind king Dritarashtra conspired against the Pandavas and wished them to be burnt alive inside the Jatugriha, located here. But fortunately they were saved by the power of the Shakti and therefore a Shakti Temple had been constructed here to commemorate the sacred power of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In the 8th Century, this Lakha Mandal Temple, Dehradun was constructed with numerous stone engraved figures, each with a mythological association. These embellish the decor of the Lakha Mandal Temple and display the richness of Indian Heritage as well.

    Lakhamandal Temple

    From Naugaon we will take left turn on Naugaon-Purola road, travelling beside the river Kamal. The valley of Purola is said to be one of the most fertile as well as widest valleys of the region. Geographically, the valley is the biggest divide between the Yamuna and the Tons Valleys. The street was full of vegetable vendors and kiryana shops selling local red rice produce as well as other traded items.Relatively untouched by the rapid development of the hill stations, the quaint hillside of Purola offers picturesque views and serene salubrious environs making it an ideal destination to rejuvenate the soul. The road meandering along the valley up to the ridge top, Jarmola Dhaar, offers spectacular and awe-inspiring views of the valley. The Jarmola Dhar fringes the southern end of the Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary, which is home to many endangered species of fauna and flora.

    The fertile Kamal valley on Naugaon – Purola road
    The Kamal Valley; geographically, the valley is the biggest divide between the Yamuna and the Tons Valley

    Mori, a sleepy hamlet, amazingly scenic beautiful village, surrounded by greenish and yellowish paddy fields, Mori is located on the banks of renowned Tons River. Mori is a part of the Tons valley, have a unique culture and history. Mori is well known for adventurous water sports activities. Water rafting on the Tons River and trekking on the undulated hilly terrains are the chief activities one can adventure for. Legend tells that the River Tons was born out of the tears of Surpannakha. Sankri is hardly 21 kms from Mori.

    Upon arrival at Sankri, check-in at homestay.

    Majestic view from our homestay

    The Sankri village in Uttarakhand is a route to the Paradise of Himalaya for every trekker. The ethereal natural beauty at Sankri resembles somewhat of a landscape painting painted on a canvas by the Great Masters. Sankri is a village located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. erched at an elevation of 1,900 meters, the hushed hamlet is known among the trekkers as the starting point for Har ki Dun and Kedarkantha treks. However, the village itself is a mesmerizing tourist destination overlooking the majestic snow-covered Himalayan peaks. While it may take 8 hours of tiring Ride through the meandering hill roads (Sankri is located roughly 200 kms from Dehradun), it is absolutely worth it.

    Overnight stay at homestay.

  4. Day 04 Sankri - Hanol - Hatkoti - Shimla (175 kms / 06 hrs)

    After breakfast at Sankri we shall Ride to Shimla en route Tuni, Hanol & Hatkoti.

    We shall Ride back to Mori and from Mori we will take the route towards Tuni and the Ride upto Hanol is no less than a fantasy which en route through virgin forests, exotic wildlife beside Tons river. If you have experience and courage then get ready to raft on India’s one of the wildest river Ton and get on a nerve wrecking ride of your life. A lifetime experience of hard core rafting amid the wilderness of Tons Valley. You will experience nomads of the Himalayas – A temporary shelter of Gujjar community, which is essentially a stick-and- mud huts. Nomad tribes spread out across the ranges of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh in search of rich forests and meadows for their cattle.

    Mahasu devta temple, Hanol

    Mahasu Devta Temple, Hanol - the ancient village of Hanol is primarily famous for the temple of Mahasu Devta who is the prime deity of the entire Jaunpur-Jaunsaar region. Known for his furious justice, Mahasu Devta is one incarnation of Lord Shiva who has come all the way from Kashmir to get people rid of evil spirits that haunted the region. The beautiful temple architecture resembles trans-Himalayan style and is still in good shape. The temple complex, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India, stands next to the Tons River.

    Then proceed to Vashik devta temple Mahindrath, hardly 20 min Ride from Hanol. You will have memorising view of tons river flow through mountain ridge.

    Vashik devta temple, Mahindrath

    Then off to Tyuni - Tyuni is the second prime hub of the Jaunsaartribal block. Sharing its border with the Sirmour district of the Himachal Pradesh, Tyuni is scenically located aloft the TonsRiver finding a gateway to the neighboring Himachal Pradesh. The customs, the attire and even the dialect of the native Jaunsaari people is very similar to that of their neighboring Himachali people. Here in Tyuni, Pabbar river meets tons river. The Pabbar river is a tributary of the Tons River connecting to it from the west.

    From Tyuni we will take right turn off to Ponta-Hatkoti road, now we will be escorted by Pabbar river. In Arakot is the boarder of Uttarakhand-Himachal Pradesh, from here we will enter the Himachal Pradesh and Ride towards Apply valley or Golden belt of Himachal.

    Hateshwari Temple, Hatkoti

    En route visit of Hateshwari Temple, Hatkoti.

    Hatkoti is situated on the banks of the river Pabar, lays the mysterious valley of stone temples Hatkoti. Close by stands a small village by the name of Parhaat. At Hatkoti, two other small mountain streams Bishkulti and Raanvti join the Pabbar. The color of the Bishkulti (vish-khalti) water is somewhat grayish and the local belief says that the stream oozes out poison. With the convergence of the three water streams (sangam), according to the Hindu mythology makes Hatkoti a place fit to be a pilgrimage. Himachal itself, studded though it is with temples, has a very special reverence for Hatkoti, the abode of Goddess Mahishasurmardinian incarnation of Durga.

    Hateshwari Temple, this temple is dedicated to lord shiva and goddess Durga called as maa hateshwari.It is believed that this is spot where the gods fought a Battle.There is also a temple of shiva. Based on the architecture and carvings, archaeologically the temples are placed between the sixth and ninth centuries and many still relate their construction to the revival of Hinduism by Shankaracharya during the same period. Many locals claim that it was constructed by the Pandavas who spent a considerable time at Hatkoti during their exile.

    After visit of temple proceed to Shimla which is hardly 03 min Ride on highway road.

    Shimla - is one of the most eminent tourist destinations in the country (Situated at a height of 2200 m). This beautiful town is one of most elegant planned hill station in India. This town has colonial-style buildings alongside the historic temples and the amalgamation of the worlds leaves everyone visiting this region spellbound

    Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

    Overnight stay at hotel.

  5. Day 05 Shimla visit

    Morning post breakfast proceed to visit the capital of Himachal Pradesh with Vice Regal Lodge (known as Indian advance studies) and Jakho temple

    Jakhu Temple, Hanuman Temple or stop for a while at the beautiful stained – glass – windows of Christ Church, which was built in the 1850 ‘s. Afternoon visit Kufri a 30 Minutes drive from Shimla, well known picniq sport during british raj, this is an exotica of nature as a place surrounded by dense forest and snow capped mountains amidst virgin peaks and natures flora and fauna where one can completely relax and tune oneself for natural beauty.

    Afternoon visit Gaiety Theater & Christ Church is the second oldest church in North India, after St John's Church in Meerut. It is a parish in the Diocese of Amritsar in the Church of North India.

    Evening stroll down on The Ridge & The Mall (shopping place at Shimla) and the bustling Lower Bazaar market.

    Overnight stay at the hotel

  6. Day 06 Shimla / Rampur (175 kms / 06 hrs)

    After breakfast you will Ride to Narkanda – A land of Apple & Cherry Blossoms and A gateway to Apple Country..!!!

    Hatu Peak in Narkanda

    Cherry Blossoms is speculated to be native to the Himalayas. There are some amazing locations in the world where you can experience the beauty of the peak bloom of the blossoms. It is not easy to predict when exactly the buds will open offering the much awaited spectacular panoramic view. Every year, thousands of Cherry and Apple trees burst into colour offering a beautiful display of blossoms. If you want to experience these amazing panoramic views of blossoms, you can experience it in India as well, which is second to none. One such less-explored destination is – Narkanda. It is situated at 2708 meters on NH-22 (Hindustan-Tibet Road), a township in the district of Shimla. It offers mesmerizing scenic views of snow ranges which makes it an ideal retreat for those who love to be secluded between the snow-filled mountains. Narkanda which is famous for skiing and winters sports in winter, is not only a winter destinations, but it also offers spectacular views of Cherry & Apple blossoms in summers. It is a gateway to Apple Country of Himachal Pradesh, which connects Shimla with Rampur and a diversion leading to Thanedar. Thanedar and Kotgarh is the prime apple belt of the state.

    We shall ride to Rampur, the gateway of Hindustan – Tibet road

    Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

    Overnight stay at the hotel

  7. Day 07 Rampur / Jibhi (220 kms / 07 hrs)

    After breakfast proceed to Banjar valley (Jibhi) crossing villages such as Anni and other quaint villages.

    On our way to Jalori Pass, we will undertake an upward ride, lasting over an hour.

    Riding along the river, we move towards Jibhi, a picturesque Himalayan hamlet, located just below the Jalori Pass.

    Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

    Overnight stay at hotel

  8. Day 08 Jibhi/ Palampur (215 kms / 08 hrs approx.)

    After breakfast Ride to Palampur, is a hill station in India’s northern state of Himachal Pradesh. It’s known for its tea gardens. A waterfall drops into a stream at Bundla Chasm.

    On the way visit the famous Shiva temple at Baijnath.

    Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

    Overnight stay at hotel

  9. Day 09 Drive to Dharamshala/Mcleodganj + City Tour

    ToDay we will have plenty of sits to visit during the ride first we take a stop at Kangra Fort (the incredible history of entire Kangra valley), Raja Sansar Chand Museum and Masrur rock cut temples.

    Lunch with local family

    Evening free to stroll down in Tibetans settlement Mcleodganj.

    Overnight stay at hotel

  10. Day 10 Departure from Dharmshala to Delhi

    On time proceed to Dharamshala airport to board the return flight to Delhi, on arrival at Delhi airport connect to international flight to onwards Dayney (time to stay good bye and have a nice flight)

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