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WOODVILLE ITINERARIES AROUND SHIMLA

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SKIING

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KUFRI

The region around Shimla including Kufri was once a part of the Kingdom of Nepal. This region remained obscure from the rest of the world until the British 'discovered' it in 1819. The British made Shimla their summer capital in 1864 and it remained so until 1939. As Shimla gained importance, Kufri also began to be recognized as an important place to visit near Shimla. Kufri is located 19-kms from Shimla on the National Highway No.22. It has a Himalayan Nature Park and close by is the Indira Tourist Park with HPTDC's Cafe Lalit ranges. Indira Park provides some great views of the nearby places. Here one can enjoy a Pony or a Yak Ride. Skiing season spreads between November to February and the tourist inflow is at its peak during winters with thick woods around, Kufri offers a panoramic view of 2,000 miles of the great Himalayan.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

An annual winter sports festival is organized every year in the month of February in Kufri. Skiing enthusiasts and adventure seekers participate in this festival.

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climate

CLIMATE

The weather in Kufri is alpine. Summers are mild while winters are cold. It experiences southwestern monsoon rains in July-September and heavy snowfall in December-January.

Fagu is just 6-km away from Kufri an interesting picnic spot set amongst forests and orchards. Fagu is another spot from where one can check out very fine views and has a lot of snow in winters for the delight of snow lovers and skiers.

Mahasu Peak: One can hike through thick forest around Kufri to the Mahasu Peak- the highest peak in Kufri. Himalayan Nature Park: The Himalayan Nature Park, which has a collection of animals and birds, found only in Himachal Pradesh. Indira Tourist Park: The Indira Tourist Park is near the Himalayan Nature Park and provides panoramic view of the locations around.

NARKANDA

Situated 64-kms north of Shimla is Narkanda, at an altitude of 2,700m, a ski resort and also a popular spot for viewing the Himalayas particularly from the 3,300m high Hatu Peak. Narkanda is one of the oldest places to be associated with skiing and the slopes are still in use during winter. Comprehensive facilities exist at Narkanda. There is a range of slopes, including a beginner's run, an advanced slope and a slalom run. Your ultimate adventure depends upon the availability of snow during the winter.

The best time for Skiing is from January to March, as during this time you can expect abundant snow on the slopes. It is a one hour drive from the hotel with our trained skiing instructor Narkanda is at an altitude of 2700 metres. We commence with a briefing for the first half an hour about the technical know how of the Skiing and its equipment. The rest of the day is free for practicing how to ski for initial beginners and for experts it is the time to enjoy the sun and snow on the slopes of Hatu peaks.

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rafting

WHITE WATER RAFTING

TATTAPANI

White water rafting at Satluj is one of the most exciting adventure and activities around Shimla. You get and opportunity to enter the rapids of grade II to grade IV in the river. It is a stretch of 12 km from Chaba to Tatta Pani at a distance of 48 km. from Shimla and two hours approximate drive. The starting point is the power station at Chaba and it ends at Tatta Pani, for around two hours you are in the river paddling with the guide and following the instructions of the guide.

Tattapani is famous for the hot water sulphur springs. Unlike the springs in Manikaran and Manali, these springs are not so eye-catching at first, but their setting is very beautiful. The village is very relaxed and peaceful. Chabba is located on the road to Tattapani and is 53-kms away from Shimla. There is the one of the oldest hydroelectric power project, which is nowadays famous for river rafting.

BIRD WATCHING

The Indian climate and topography allows birds of different feathers to flock together in the ecosystem of India. Places in and around Shimla also attract many bird species, few of which are originally from this region and other species can be seen migrating from other places to this region.

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yoga

YOGA

Hindu discipline aimed at achieving a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility. In the west, the term is most commonly understood as the physical exercises that are practiced as part of this discipline. Yoga enhances the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual qualities of our guests utilizing the three branches of Yoga: Hatha, Kriya and Raja. Beginners and experienced participants are encouraged to experience a higher level of personal contentment through individualized practice incorporating devotion, dedication and discipline to one's lifestyle. We have an instructor on call.

ASTANG YOGA - ASANA

Yogic asanas/exercises are referred to as "neuromuscular integration", because they benefit not only the muscular, cardiovascular, and metabolic systems but also serve to integrate mind and body in order to create specific and predictable physiological effects.

ASTANG YOGA - PRANAYAMA

Pranayama practices similarly involve the manipulation of the breathing mechanism along with the increased awareness of the pressure changes inside the cavity of the chest and the abdomen.

Breathing is a bridge between our body and mind. Changes in our body and mind affect our breathing. Breathing can balance our nervous system. When practiced regularly, they produce a profound, calming effect on our mind and body and decrease sympathetic nervous system stimulation.