Overview

Many people are unaware that Holi in Kinnaur valley is celebrated with just as much vigor as anywhere else. However, the festivities of Holi in Kinnaur commence as a part of the Faguli festival in Sangla Valley.

Fagli or Faguli is a four-day festival and Holi is celebrated on the third day with snow and dry colors. On the first day, a dish made of roasted barley flour and buttermilk called Totu is prepared and distributed as prasad.

The Holi festivities in Sangla valley of Kinnaur consist of music, wine distribution, and a reenactment of a few scenes from the epic Ramayana. The most fascinating part is that the Faguli festival is celebrated by lighting oil lamps as is done during Diwali.

In a way, the Faguli festival is a blend of two of the most popular festivals i.e. Diwali and Holi making Sangla valley a must-visit during Holi in 2023. innaur, the land of demigods, isn’t what you think of when you think of Holi, and yet, it’s an experience you’ll never forget. And so the lands where Himalayas rise from till the mountains, where the sun rises from behind the Kinner Kailash, and sets with the  golden light illuminating the snowclad peaks, where rivers boisterously flow through the dense cedar forests, where prayer flags fluttered in the cold winds,while the smoke emerges from the wooden cottages, Those lands await to welcome the explorer in you, as they open up their secrets to bestow upon you the knowledge and experiences that stay unexplored by many,

Kinnaur Holi is one of the most unique celebrations in India, and something everyone should witness at least once in their lifetime to be able to understand the true diversity of India.

Here Holi is more of a carnival, being celebrated over a course of 3-4 days, with each day offering a multitude of colorful visuals in a land that stays deserted during the long winters. As the Holi comes along with the colors of Spring.

So come along with us, and explore what’s been unseen, and be a part of the journey that’ll open up a new world for you.

TRIP COSTING

Flash sale prices :- 

  • Ex Delhi   2̶5̶0̶0̶0̶ 19,700 /-   PP

INR 3500 is extra per person if you wish to book the same on Double Sharing Occupancy.

Note :- Easy EMI options are available.

7 Nights 8 Days 22 Mar
Highlights
What makes this tour special

It aims to bring like-minded people together to rise and create beautiful memories and experiences and to celebrate the use of collaboration as a catalyst to achieve global standards of quality and responsibility.

 - Like minded travelers

- Amazing Train Journeys

-  Remote and offbeat road trips 

- Handpicked itineraries

-  Sustainable drives

Dates and Rates
date & duration price
Itinerary
22nd March Day 0 - Journey from Mumbai to Delhi 

Train 12216 - 12:00 BDTS DEE GARIBRATH

Meals Not Included

Meet team Bhatakna at the Mumbai Bandra Trm - BDTS station as we start our journey towards Delhi.

12:00 PM train from bandra | 03:11 PM Train From Surat | 04:52 PM Train From vadodara.

The journey is going to be filled with games and interactive session.

overnight Journey in Train Have fun and make New Friends.

23rd March Day 1 - Journey from Delhi to Shimla Overnight journey to enter the queen of hill

semi sleeper volvo bus

Meals Not Included

• The group will assemble at the pick-up point in Delhi around 6:00 pm where a brief introduction by the trip captain will be provided.

• Afterwards, we'll head to Shimla. Overnight journey towards Shimla.

Pick Up Point :- Majnu ka Tila Delhi (Tentative)

24th March Day 2 - Reach Shimla And Head To Sangla A Beautiful Town Encapsulated by Magical Misty Hills

Bus Tempo traveller

Hotel Overnight stay in Sangla hotel / Homestay. (Triple Sharing)

Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

  • Early Morning will reach Shimla & head to sangla vai traveller.
  • Today we visit the main temple of Sangla, where we will watch the Ramayana characters get ready for the procession. 
  • We will join the procession, which will walk through the villages around Sangla, dancing, singing, experiencing the local way of celebrating holi, eating with the locals, and also getting a taste of the local liquor.
  • This will be the day when the Holi energy truly kicks in !
  • Overnight stay in Sangla.
25th March Day 3 - Holi Celebrations at Sangla

Bus Tempo traveller

Hotel Overnight stay in Sangla hotel / Homestay. (Triple Sharing)

Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

  • Today is the big day - we move to the Sangla temple to play holi.

  • Almost the entire town will be slowly becoming part of the procession, which will then move through the rest of the town until dusk. In the evening, there’ll be holika dahan at the temple grounds.

  • Overnight stay in Sangla.

26th March Day 4 - Head to Chitkul From sangla pit stop at Rackham

Bus Tempo traveller

Hotel Overnight stay in Chitkul hotel. (Triple Sharing)

Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

  • On this day, we drive to Rackham, where we can hike and explore the beautiful meadows.

  • After this we will drive to the last inhabited village of India towards Tibet border, Chitkul

  • Chitkul can be described as one of the most scenic settlements in the valley and the last inhabited village before the India-China border.

  • This short drive from Rakcham to Chitkul will be one of the most scenic drives you’ll take with plenty of opportunities to take stunning photographs. Walk around the Baspa river and pay tribute to the Mathi Goddess at the temple in the village.

 

 

27th March Day 5 - Drive from Chitkul - Shimla 

semi sleeper volvo bus

Breakfast (Unlimited Meals)

  • On the last day of this Kinnaur Valley tour, we head back to our homes with a heavy heart but plenty of memories, new friends and such unique experiences that will stay with us for years to come.
  • We shall be back in Shimla after a 7 hour drive by 5-6 PM.
  • Board an overnight Volvo bus. Overnight journey towards Delhi.
28th March - DAY 6 REACH DELHI

Train 12910 - BDTS GARIBRATH

Meals Not Included

  • Reach Delhi in Early Morning 
  • Take your train & flight back to your respective cities.
  • Time to say goodbye but with a promise to meet again.
  • New day, New adventure, Old us ! We’ll reach back home where we conclude this once-in-a-lifetime Yatra. Back to our cityscapes with loads of memories in your heart and a very small hole to your pocket Sadly, all good things gotta come to an end, just like this trip; BUT with a promise to meet and make exciting plans real soon! Give goodbye hugs to the squad, share your social handles and get back to the fast-paced city life with a rejuvenated spirit!
  • Trip Ends ;(
29th March - DAY 7 REACH MUMBAI
  • Reach Mumbai 
  • Until next time Bhatakna!!
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

Tempo Traveller (Chandigarh to Chandigarh) 

5 Night Accommodation in Hotels / Homestay (4 Nights in Sangla and 1 Night in Chitkul / Rakcham)

Meals (5 Breakfast and 5 Dinner)

All Sightseeing as per itinerary 

Trip Captain throughout the trip 

Holi celebration

What is NOT included in the tour

Lunch / Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Beverages / Meals in Manali and those that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

Any transfers or Car / Driver / Coordinator before or after the tour

Guide / Porters

Any activities, permits, services, accommodation or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.

Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.

Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.