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Q.1: How To Reach?

- Himachal Pradesh is very well connected Air, Rail and Road. There are three main airports in Himachal at 'Jabbarhatti' near Shimla, 'Gaggal' near Kangra and 'Bhunter' near Kullu. Being a hilly state and having difficult terrain railway is not possible. Still there are two narrow gauge line between Kalka to Shimla and Pathankot to Jogindernagar.

Q.2: What is the accommodation in himachal?

- Himachal accommodation features hotels with online reservations in himachal. When you check for availability we always display our Special Internet Value Rates first to give you the best deal. Find your himachal accommodation by choosing from the city list below. Our secure instant reservations are powered by Travel Now, a market leader in Hotel, Car and Air reservations.

Q.3: What is the special tour package in himachal?

- Now that you are fully a breast of a wide range of adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh. You can even tailor make your choice stay. The choice of activities: Treks, Safari routes, Rivercrossing, Group competitions etc. The environment of Himachal Pradesh is calm and peaceful. Such close encounters with nature help in developing a better understanding of the need to conserve the ecological balance to preserve our envoirnment. Go right ahead, Rush in your query for Himachal Pradesh travel & we shall be more than pleased to furnish the same.

Q.4: Well what's life without some adventure?

- Living as a unit is one of the most interesting and challenging aspects of the Service Adventure program. All of the program participants (usually 4 or 5) and the unit leaders live together in the same house. In the course of the 10 month program everyone gets to know each other quite well. You will see the good and the bad parts of of each person and really learn what building relationships is all about. You will also have the opportunity to take on responsibilities for keeping the house running.

Q.5: What are the photography restrictions I will have to follow?

- Photography is prohibited in places of military importance, railway stations, bridges, airports and other military installations. Specifically for older caves in monasteries, Still Photograph cameras, with Flash are strictly prohibited, as these damage the old paintings and sculptures. Video cameras are allowed, but again without any light focus. Please help us to preserve these rich heritage and natural environment.

Q.6: What are Booking and Cancellation procedures?

- For Hotels - During peak seasons, most hotels need to be booked at least one month in advance and expect to receive deposits at least 21 days prior to check-in. Cancellations 15 days out usually allows full refund. In certain cases, star hotels may charge you 10-20% as cancellation charges. Less than 7 days notice will result in a day's charge retention.

For Travel - Domestic Air Travel- Since there are limited flights operating between many locations, such as Mumbai to Aurangabad and Delhi to Aurangabad, the flights always go full throughout the year. It is recommended to book your Air Tickets at least 30 days in advance. Cancellations till one hour prior to your travel fetch you the full refund. In case of no-show, 50% will be refunded to you. Some standard cancellation charges have to be borne by you at the time of cancellation.

Train Travel - Again, since there are very limited trains operating on some of the routes and Indian's mainly prefer to travel by trains, all the trains are extremely packed all the time. That is why Indian Railway has given the booking period of 90 days, so that you can very well plan your journey in advance. You are requested to book your rail tickets at least 45 days in advance. For Air-conditioned coaches, you may have to book your tickets at least 60 days in advance. Cancellations between 4 hours to 24 hours before the departure of the train from the place of origin will fetch you 75 % refund. Less than 4 hours will cut 50% from the fare. There are standard cancellation charges depending on the class of journey which are also deducted at the time of any cancellation.

Road Travel- There are many private Bus operators throughout the India. So, you need not to worry about bus bookings. You have to book it at least 24 hours prior to your journey. Only during some major festival periods such as Dussera, Diwali and Summer Holidays in April, May, it could be more crowded. Cancellations, one hour prior to the departure are considered for refund, which varies from 50% to 100%.

IMPORTANT: OUR CANCELLATION CHARGES: Please note that in case of cancellation of a packaged tour provided by us i.e. "Classic Travel Related Services", we will deduct -
A. The Actual charges levied by hotels/ airlines/trains/bus agents for such cancellations
B. Our actual communication costs incurred for making arrangements such as Fax, Mobile, etc, and
C. Our Standard Cancellation charges against Administrative costs.

Q.7: What are the health-care I need to take while traveling to India?

- Medical Facilities: It is advisable to bring specific medicines. There are state operated facilities in all towns and cities and private consultants and specialists in urban areas.

- Drinking water: Bottled water is available and usually provided in flasks in hotel rooms. For people with delicate digestive systems, it is advisable to use bottled mineral water, which is also widely available. We recommend you to use either "Bisleri" or "Bailey" brands of mineral waters in Himachal which are considered to be most pure & safe.

Q.7: Which are the Public Festivals of India worth attending, for this year?

- The Himachal calendar is a long procession of festivals. If you can find yourself in the right place at the right time, it is possible to go through your visit with a festival each day. Halda, Lahaul, Phagli, Dechhang, Lahaul-Spiti, kinnaur, Shivaratri Fair at baijnath, Shivratri Fair at Mandi, Nalwari Cattel Fair at Biaspur, Chesu Fair at Rewlsar, Holy fair at Sujanpur Tira, Rohru festival at Rorhu, Summer Festival at Dharamasala, Summer Festival at Shimla, Salloni Fair at Solan, Dushera Festival at Kullu, Renuka Fair at Renuka, Ice Skating Carnival are the main festivals in Himachal Pradesh. You may enquire at local Himachal Government Tourist Offices or many Private Travel agents for details.

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