Cost: - On Request
|Day-1||ARRIVE AT NEERALAYA (4750ft)|
Arrive in the Kullu Valley: The drive to Raison is along the gushing river ‘Beas’ that takes us past Apple orchards, teeming bazaars and sleepy Himalayan Villages. Upon arrival in Raison, check-in at your riverside villas. Rest of the day is at leisure to amble around the property, followed by dinner in the “Shack”. Overnight at Neeralaya.
|Day-2||WHITE RIVER RAFTING AND, EXCURSION TO NAGGAR|
After breakfast at leisure, depart for white river rafting for a short stretch not far from your villas and enjoy the rest of the day enjoying and relaxing in peace by the river. Afternoon take a tour to Naggar, the former capital of the Kulu Kingdom. In addition to visiting the 450 year old Naggar castle, we stroll around the village visiting a handful of stone and wood carved temples dating back to the 15th century. Also worth visiting in Naggar is the Roerich Art gallery (closed on Mondays) and an ancient Krishna Temple supposedly built by the Pandavas during their ‘Agyaat Vas’ in one of the most stunning locations in the valley! Return to Raison by the evening to enjoy the peace at your villas and a restful evening by the bonfire. Overnight at Neeralaya.
Today you have one option to go to the ‘Bijli Mahadev’ temple dedicated to lord Shiva. The temple is located on the highest point of the meadows, it is believed that lightening strikes every few years to shatter the stone ‘lingam’ housed in the inner sanctum of the temple. The priest joins together the pieces of the lingam with butter donated by the surrounding villages, only to be shattered when lightning strikes again! You can go by Jeep and it will take 2.5 hrs to go and 2.5 hrs to come back or you have an option you can go by Jeep or return to Neeralaya by 45 minutes trekking and mountain bikes waiting you in the roads and after that by mountain bikes to Neeralaya
PICNIC AT BEASAR:
It's a leisurely round trip drive for 2 1/2 hours on the western ridge of the valley; taking in some the most beautiful views of the valley that only a few visitors to the valley witness. Along the way we also have an opportunity to stop at an ancient temple dedicated to "Bekhali Mata" the guardian deity of Kullu Town that is located directly below the temple. Continue after the temple driving past apple orchards, paddy fields, little rivulets and isolated villages. You also must take the opportunity to visit the Beasar village, the largest isolated village on this track that seldom has an outside visitor and are as eager to meet you as you are to see their simple life style. Anywhere along the drive there are numerous scenic spots where you will like to stop and enjoy your picnic lunch specially prepared by our team! At your own convenience and pace, you will continue on this round trip journey and return to Neeralaya, your genuine home away from home!