Mysterious village Malana, known as the oldest democracy of the world, remained hidden from the world for centuries. But, trekkers explored the village and tourists started reaching the village. Alexander the Great is said to

be the ancestor of the villagers who speak Kanashi language which is spoken nowhere else in the world. So, Malana residents speak a unique language. Now, most of the villagers understand and speak Hindi language as well. Researchers visit Malana to carry out research on the village, its history and culture.

A road has been built towards Malana a few years back. Still, you need to walk for 1 to 2 hours (uphill climb/moderate) to reach the village. A road is being built to the village. It may take one or two more years to connect the village with road. The area has two hydroelectric power projects.

The village (and villagers) follow strict traditions and rules and don’t touch outsiders until unless they get to know everything about him. While visiting Malana, be careful about going everywhere and taking photographs without permission. There are many places which are not even touched by local residents without permission from the local deity. So, you may be in trouble if you touched such sacred places. The old Malana village was gutted in fire in 2008. Now most houses are rebuilt. Jamlu Devta (Jamdagni) is the main deity of the village.

You get two days to explore Malana village, half day for Manikaran and rest of the time for Kasol.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Delhi (or Chandigarh)
DEPARTURE TIME Evening (by Volvo) and Any Time (by private taxi)
RETURN TIME Evening (by Volvo) and Any Time (by private taxi)
WEAR Depends on weather. Carrying warm clothes is advisable. Heavy woollens required from November to March. Sunglasses and sunscreen to avoid sun tanning.
WHAT YOU SEE
Rivers Hydel project
Snow-Capped Peaks Deodar Forests
Himalayan Wildlife Himalayan Herbs/Flora
Glaciers and Gorges Temples
YOU DONT SEE
Sea, Ships, Trains, Beaches, Industries
Polluted Air, Scorching Heat

Brief Itinerary:-

Day 1: Delhi – Bhuntar (Overnight)

Day 2: Kasol Arrival, Hotel check-in

Day 3: Malana Village Tour

Day 4: Malana – Kasol

Day 5: Kasol – Manikaran – Delhi (Overnight).

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Day 1: Delhi-Bhuntar (Kullu)

Today board your overnight luxury AC Volvo bus from Delhi to Bhuntar near Kullu. You will reach Bhuntar early morning. Please note that sleeper buses are not allowed to run in Himachal after a ban was imposed on the same by the hon’ble high court citing the safety of the passengers. The Volvo buses are semi sleeper. You have option to travel in private taxi as well. You can contact us if you want to travel in private taxi. (The cost will vary).
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Day 2: Kasol

After arrival at Bhuntar, 9km from Kullu and 49km from Manali, your taxi driver will pick you up. We shall move to Kasol in Parvati valley. You driver along Parvati river (Parbati river), a major tributary to Beas river. The road is narrow and travel is daunting. After arrival, check-into your hotel. Kasol is heart of Parvati valley. Kasol has emerged as major tourist destination, especially for foreigner tourists, in recent time. The little village has dozens of hotels, guesthouses, homestays and restaurants. Explore Kasol at your own. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
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Day 3: Malana Village

Post breakfast, today we shall visit the magical valley of Malana. Mysterious village Malana, known as the oldest democracy of the world, remained hidden from the world for centuries. But, trekkers explored the village and tourists started reaching the village. Alexander the Great is said to be the ancestor of the villagers who speak Kanashi language which is spoken nowhere else in the world. So, Malana residents speak a unique language. Now, most of the villagers understand and speak Hindi language as well.

A road has been built towards Malana a few years back. Still, you need to walk for 1 to 2 hours (uphill climb/moderate) to reach the village. A road is being built to the village. It may take one or two more years to connect the village with road.

The village (and villagers) follow strict traditions and rules and don’t touch outsiders until unless they get to know everything about him. While visiting Malana, be careful about going everywhere and taking photographs without permission. There are many places which are not even touched by local residents without permission from the local deity. So, you may be in trouble if you touched such sacred places. The old Malana village was gutted in fire in 2008. Now most houses are rebuilt. Jamlu Devta (Jamdagni) is the main deity of the village. Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse/homestay at Malana village.

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Day 4: Malana-Kasol

Today after breakfast, have a walk around the village and later check-out of the guesthouse/homestay and come back to Kasol. Dinner and overnight stay at Kasol.
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Day 5: Kasol - Manikaran - Delhi

Today after breakfast, check-out of the hotel till 10:30AM. Today visit Manikaran, a major pilgrimage of Kullu valley for both Hindus and Sikhs. At Manikaran, see the hot water springs. The natural springs with boiling water oozing out of the earth, is a mystery in itself. Local residents cook rice and flour in the springs and eat them as prasad from deity. Visit Ram Temple, Shiv Temple and Naina Bhagwati Temple of Manikaran. Also visit Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara. Later the taxi will drop you at Bhuntar Volvo pick-up point. Board your overnight Volvo at about 5:30PM. The bus will drop you off in Delhi in the morning next day. Your memorable trip to Parvati valley concludes here.

Included in Package

Delhi-Bhuntar-Delhi Volvo Ticket

Hotel accommodation for 03 nights

Welcome drink on arrival

03 breakfasts and 03 dinners (MAP meal plan)

Morning tea

Private taxi (Santro/Alto) for all sightseeing as per itinerary. You can upgrade to other vehicle.

Volvo stand pick-up and drop-off

24 hours guidance in entire tour

Parking, toll, fuel, driver allowances

An experienced driver would work as a guide

GST

No hidden charges

Not Included in Package

Lunch, beverages and meal other than the meal plan

Flight/rail tickets

Laundry, tip, shopping expenses

Private guide

All that is not included in the “Included in package” column

— Get special cost on request —

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
August 21, 2015

I had a wonderful time during the trip. The guide was informative, friendly and attentive to our entire group! I definitely plan to be a returning customer and recommend this to my friends and family!

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