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Amit Gupta & Friends

Dear Sir,
Manali visit through Visit Himalaya tours n travels was an awesome experience, rather it was an extraordinary and out of the line experience for the group because we saw a completely different side of manali, despite being an excellent tourist place it is a brilliant adventure sports destination, the whole staff and management were very cooperative, they were like family away from home, prices are very reasonable, and this travel agency is best for youngsters, so make your ordinary trip extraordinary through Visit Himalaya tours n travels
Regards
Amit Gupta & Friends 
+91-81092-18304

Manish Khare

Dear Mr. Sanjeev,
I am really thankful for your hospitality and tour management during my package tour for manali-kullu-rohtang pass.
It was a great experience of my life till date.
All necessary arrangements, staff support, time management, tourist care and most important….loyalty….. are your key strength and that make my tour a wonderful experience.
Also I feel too friendly environment during my tour.
Thanks again for all the hospitality……
Looking ahead to visit at your station again…..
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Regards
Manish Khare
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Mr. A. K. Sinha

Dear, Mr. Sanjeev

Thank you very much for providing us the excellent service during the tour package from 24/05/14 to 31/05/14 for Shimla,Kullu and Manali.

The trip was awesome,exciting adventurous.The Tour package was as per our budget.

The most important which i must say that the provided guide cum driver Mr. Subhash behavior was too friendly and  helpful. Due to this excellent service of yours we are planing for revisit  in the coming year.

Great job Mr. Sanjeev Thakur

Thanks

Ajay Sinha

Mob. +91-99394-62074

Jamshedpur (Tata Nagar),Jharkand, India

Mr. Vikas Kumar

Dear Sir,

Thanks for all the support you provided us. I am to happy that my first trip to manali become so wonderful because of Visit Himalaya.
The hotel is very nice the staff were courteous ready to help, the schedule for outing is very flexible and the guide provided us ‘Rishi’is to knowledgeable he alwayz tried to give full comfort while travelling.
Thank you ‘Sanjeev’ ji for providing such nice trip to me you made my honeymoon special.
At the end I will recommend all if you are going for any trip to manali and you really want to enjoy without any obstacles, feel like that you are in friend circle you can take any package from ‘Visit Himalaya‘.

Vikas Singh

+91-9654063739

(Gurgaon)

Mr. Sandeep Nandi

Dear Mr. Sanjeev

 I am thankful to you, for providing us such a pleasant and memorable journey. Before starting my trip I was very much excited and nervous but by your support everything ended happily .It was a homely treatment and abolished my hesitation.

 I was disappointed to see the sightseeing places they are not up to the mark but snow point was something that was next to heaven.

 The cab driver was experienced and well behaved.

 I was sincerely impressed by your dedication & devotion to work,you shall surely achieve great success in life.

 I personally feel that more information about the local Market & local culture,could be helpful to your guest. Do experiment my suggestion with your future clients. 

I shall conclude by saying that the journey was mind-blowing and appreciative. I will refer Visit Himalaya to all my colleagues and friends.

 Note: I hope my snaps (about 60 pic.)Are sent by you as early as possible it’s my kind request I shall appreciate your efforts. Please do the needful.

 Thanking You  

Regards

 
SANDEEP NANDI
PA to Principal
PITTS MODERN SCHOOL, GOMIA

PO:IE Gomia

Dist: Bokaro

Jharkhand-829112

mob.09430374706,08002506634

 

Toy Train Shimla

Famed for 103 tunnels,864 bridges and more than 900 curves with angles as sharp a 48 degrees, the train to Shimla still pricks one’s imagination and leaves us awed with the technical an material effort put to construct the most expensive tracks of the time.
The most spectacular aspects of this railway track are the bridges that resemble Roman Aqueducts showcasing engineering brillance,with the longest of them extending for 2.8 Kilometers. Its beautiful arched galleries, tunnels, and the numerous mellifluous station en route Shimla, lend much character to the railway line.
Historically,the strategic and political importance of importance of Shimla wouldn’t have been seized if not for the establishment of this narrow gauge railway line. The train locomotive would primarily provide quick and efficient transportation to the dignitaries visiting the British Summer Capital,Shimla
Engineers cut through the harsh mountainous topography by laying a 96 km long track from Kalka at sultry height of approx. 640 meters to a far more salubrious Shimla at a height of approx. 2060 meters – giving the Shimla Railway track an emblematic stature.
As a result of the difficult terrain,the course of the line was altered a number of times. In fact,it is believed that the course of the track was determine by a common laborer, named Balkhu. He  would march for long tracks with the engineers and give directions as was communicated to him by the devtas (local deities) through lice in his head.
The planning and proposing of the line had begun as early as 1847. The British in Delhi wanted to escape the excessive summer heat, and found Shimla equivalent to the European temperatures.
And so the first regional survey was conducted in 1884 and another one in 1885. The Delhi-Ambala-Kalka Railway Company commenced work in 1889 and 9th November,1903 made history, for it opened traffic on the kalka Shimla Railway line.
The broad gauge line wound up at Kalka to let small train carriages take a thirty inch narrow gauge. The experience of the little train whistling and perforating through the picturesque countryside stimulated immense excitement,then and now.
Of the 103 tunnels, initially constructed,the longest tunnel,measuring one Kilometer was built at Barog, a significant stop over and the station midway between Shimla and Kalka. The station was named after engineer Barog,who met a tragic end.
He built a tunnel,the two ends of which could not meet . His failure lead to the imposition of a fine Rs. 1,which became so unbearable that Barog shot himself while on a walk with his dog.
Interestingly when the train began operations, passengers went through “plague inspection”, just short of Shimla,to prevent pestilence from reaching the Capital. At Tara Devi,they would register all their details. Authorities were so vigilant that each passenger also underrwent fumigation 
Even today,journey abroad the train is delightful and reminiscent of the old-world charm and magnificence.it does take few hours longer than road (6-7 hours) to cover a distance of 97km,but watching the magnificent mountain ranges as you pass keeps you asking for more.  
 
Train
No
Train Name Dep
Time
Arr.
Time
Type of Seat Remarks
72451 Rail Motor 5.10am 9.50am FC – First Class Temporary Train
52457 KLK SML Pass 4.00am 9.20am FC – First Class Regular Train
52451 Shivalk Dlx Exp 5.30am 10.15am CC – Chair Car Regular Train
52453 KLKA SIMLA Exp 6.00am 11.05am FC – First Class
2S-Second Sitting
Regular Train
52455 HIMALAYAN QUEEN 12.10am 17.20pm CC – Chair Car Regular Train

Mr. Jeganathan

Dear Mr.Sanjeev,

Greetings!

I had been to countries and have taken up pilgrimage trips to many places in Himalayas. I can say for sure the tour you have arranged for me is the best one in all aspects.

Start from day one you contacted me, your were transparent and frank in fact.

Your charges are so reasonable but the experience we as a whole family had was rich. The hospitality was wonderful. We feel at home at sunpark hotel. The first day u were with us. The trek was marvelous and thrilling too. Mr. Prem, the guide for the next day made the day blissful. My kids, particularly my daughter enjoyed to the core.

Mr.Rishi, driver did a good job.

As a whole we had a delighted stay there and left Manali with heavy heart.

Hats off to your service and dedication in the profession. No need to tell, my first option for me and others will be you for any trip to Himalayas.

One thing I got disturbed is, the stay at Delhi. The hotel was not good in ambience as well the services. Hope u understand. Better hotels may be suggested.

The rest, it was pleasure to be at Manali.

Thank you once again Mr.Sanjeev.

Wish you all the best and may the Almighty be with you!

Regards,
Jeganathan

Mob. +91-98430-56283

Bangalore,Karnatka

Rohtang Opens up

 

Rohtang Opens For Vehicular Traffic

Rohtang Pass the gateway to the tribal Lahaul-Spiti valley has opened up on Friday. The BRO has done a tremendous work as they have achieved the target before the deadline. BRO was under pressure of opening up the pass before the General Election Voting, which is on 7th May 2014 for Himachal Pradesh.  On Saturday the HRTC buses plied on the Road between Manali- Keylong on trial basis. However tourist won’t be allowed to move up till Rohtang pass, as the road Clearance has to widen. 

A STEP TOWARDS RESPONSIBLE TOURSIM

Tips during the travel

  • Himachal has an enormous range of weather conditions. Most areas of Bilaspur, Una, Solang ,Sirmaur, Hamirpur and Kangra are lagegly warm to hot in summer and mild to pleasant in winter. The district of Chamba, Kinnaur,Kullu, Shimla and Lahaul-Spiti are mild to pleasant in summer and cold in winter. Do Check The clothing and other equipments you may require for the region you are visiting.
  • Carry your camera, any original ID proof, debit card etc.
  • Avoid buying water in disposable bottles. If you must, please do not throw it away; dispose it in a dust bin. Preferably, carry your own water bottles and refill it from a safe source whenever required.
  • Rohtang Pass is closed till 16th May, hence your snow point is in Gulaba,14 Mod, Rahla Fall or Marhi.
  • Carry Packed Breakfast for Snow Point.
  • Please use dustbins for non-biodegradable things. Help us to keep Himachal beautiful and enjoyable year after year. Do remember to take your litter back to the hotel or drop it into the conveniently placed dustbins. Don’t leave it lying around.
  • It’s prohibited to smoke in the Mall Road and any other public places.
  • To buy shawls in Manali prefer shops under taken by Himachal govt.
  • Please do not scribble on monuments, trees, rock, mountain or anywhere.
  • Any inconvenience during the stay please contact Mr. Bakht Singh (+91-94936- 83129) or Mr. Sanjeev Thakur (+91-98821-83129)or Mr Aditya (+91-78329-99055).
  • Only go with Expert Pilot for Paragliding and Rafting.
  •  Respect the Local Culture.
  •  Maintain Silence: One of our prime attractions is the quiet of mountains that invite you to linger. Please avoid playing loud music.

 General

  • Himachal is peaceful and hospitable state. The people are friendly and helpful. Nevertheless, visitors are advised not to take unnecessary risk that may lead them to danger or allow/provoke anybody else to harm them in any way.
  • Change your money only at authorized foreign exchange outlets/Banks/Hotels. Insist for receipt of money damaged.
  • Keep identity card/passport handy while travelling.
  • Some Building and monuments require permission for photography and filming. Contact the nearest Tourism Office or the concerned District Administration for guidance or assistance.
  • Keep your Valuable in hotel lockers/safe deposit vaults wherever available.
  • For medical assistance contact Government hospitals and dispensaries or accredited nursing homes/clinics/hospitals or call 108 free 24/7 ambulance service
  • Ensure your vehicle is securely locked before you leave it. Don’t leave cash or jewelry in your vehicle.
  • Do not encourage beggars.

Personal Safety

  • While Visiting interior places, please enquire about local authority contact.
  • Do not stand at the edge of a cliff or on any bolder near a river bank for photographs etc. The water current in the rivers of Himachal Pradesh is very strong and highly deceptive.
  • Do not mix drink with Driving.
  • Put on your seat-belts while driving.
  • Hill driving is not as easy as it looks. Always keep to the left to avoid collision with on coming vehicles.
  • Avoid overtaking vehicles on bends. Reduce speeds at bends and corners.
  • Do not eat anything offered by unidentified persons on trains or during road travel. It may contain sedatives or intoxicating substances.
  • In case of exploitation please call the Child line 1098, Women Help Line-1091 and or contact relevant authorities like the police or Executive Manager.
  • There is good coverage of communication network in Himachal. Please keep important number of tourist information offices/ Police station with you.

a)    Police Station: 100 b)    Ambulance : 108

  • Please follow the timing strictly to complete your tour successfully. Also note that there is parking problem, Hence do co-operate with the instructor.

Complaints:

  • Contact or write to:  DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM & CIVIL AVAIATION, Block No. 28,SDA Complex, Kasumpti, Shimla-9,  Tel: 0177-2625864,2623959,292594 Fax: 0177- 2625456, E-mail: tourismmin-hp@nic.in

Last but not least…………….enjoy yourself with responsibility Leave Nothing But Footprints…………..