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1. Cheque payments shall be done in favour of “Isha Tours” payable at Mumbai. The tour can be booked with an advance of Rs. 10,000 per head for domestic tour. Balance amount has to be paid 45 days prior to the date of travel.

2. Tour Cost does not include Air/Rail fare. Railway/Air/Bus ticketing is not our business. It is a value added service provided by us to those who travel with us. And we are not charging any amount to provide these services. In case of fluctuations in Bus/Railway/Air fares the same shall be borne by the participants at an additional cost.

3. We are Tour organizers. We do not have any control over Airlines, Railways, Hotels, Transport Providers, or any other facilities which are being provided by a third party or local service provider. We are not responsible for the delay or deficiency in the services provided by other agencies. Also the Company does not have any control on schedule of opening and closing timings of tourist attractions. It is the responsibility of the tour participant to get in writing all facilities as promised to him by ISHA TOURS.

4. It is the responsibility of the tour Participants to collect their Air/Railway tickets & necessary travel documents (itinerary, hotel & transport voucher, Name and contact numbers of coordinators, etc) from the Company office before the departure of the tour and check them properly, against making the full payment. Prior to the travel it is responsibility of guest to check the schedule departure time of the Airline / Rail. The company will not be responsible for any intimation of any change in schedule of any mode of transport.

5. The registration amount paid at the time of booking, is a non –refundable and interest free amount. If guest fail (your list has fall) to pay the final payment we reserve the right to cancel the reservation. In case of billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice with correct pricing. In case of dishonored __ cheques , passengers will have to pay INR .500/- for every such transaction.

6. Because of the Computerization of tickets by the Railways, the berth/seat once reserved cannot be changed. Participants have to travel by the same berth/seat as mentioned in their ticket issued by the Railways.

7. If full payment is not made in time, the company reserves the right to cancel the booking with subsequent loss of deposit and apply the cancellation charges as mentioned herein.

8. All bookings for hotel accommodation/ground transport are blocked well in advance. We are liable to pay penalties to all our suppliers/vendors even though these services are not used as per the respective contract. If the Participant requests to cancel the tour in writing, the money refundable will be as follows:

Cancellation made Amt refundable
60 days or more prior to the date of departure 90% of the tour cost
60 to 45 days prior to the date of departure 80% of the tour cost
44 to 30 days prior to the date of departure 60 % of the tour cost
29 to 15 days prior to the date of departure 40% of the tour cost
Less than 15 days No refund
No money will be refunded If the cancellation is done within the last 15 days before the date of departure, or in case of “no Show’ on the tour.

9. Cancellation charges do not include air ticket cancellation and they will be levied separately. Air tickets issued on special fares are NON REFUNDABLE and Guest shall bear cancellation charges.

10. If any Participant wishes to deviate from the tour itinerary, the necessary changes will be made after mutual discussions. The additional supplementary costs will have to be made in full before the date of departure. In such cases the ‘Tour Cost” will be changed.

11. Isha Tours reserves the right to alter, amend, postpone, or cancel any of the tours advertised in the Brochure , Website without assigning any reason, whatsoever. Under circumstances of cancellation of any tour by the company, money paid by the participant will be fully refunded, but no compensation is payable.

12. No request for transfer, prepone or postponement of the tour date by the Participant will be entertained.

13. All the domestic tour prices attract service tax, which will be charged on the Tour Cost declared in the brochure.

14. All Group Departures will be operated on a customized basis (without tour escort & with MAP meal plan) in case of bookings of less than 15 passengers.

15. Your Tour Escort is your host, friend and guide on the tour. Please follow strictly all his instructions regarding timings and any other tips given by him.

16. For all tours, accommodations in the hotels made are in standard rooms only (as per the tour itinerary). Guest will have to abide by the check in and checkout time of the respective hotels. Laundry , telephone , mini bar, alcohols, beverages and food not on the tour menu, optional excursion excess baggage fees, shopping, paid toilet, are all items of a personal nature. These additional services, if availed by the guest, have to be paid for by the guest themselves.

17. We have taken care to select hotels at convenient locations, which are comfortable for the guest. Accommodation is generally provided on Twin sharing basis. Triple rooms are not larger than the twin rooms and the third bed is often a roll- way mattress put in a twin bedded room.

18. Food will not be provided during the Train/Air journey. Supply of Drinking Water during the Bus/Train journey or tour is not the Company’s responsibility. Expenses towards the same will have to be borne by the participant.

19. Group tours means the services provided are similar to all the guest‘s, special services cannot be given to any specific person in a group tour. The company will make reasonable attempt to accommodate the special needs of disabled travelers / senior citizens if informed at the time of booking, but the company shall not be held responsible in the event of it being unable to do so, nor shall be responsible in case of any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants , or others independent suppliers.

20. In the event that a passenger / joining passenger misses out on any part of the sightseeing due to delay on his part, or on the part of an outside services provider like an airline / rail he will not be entitled to claim refund for the same . No complaints / compensations and /or claiming of refund will be entertained for any sightseeing missed and / or the program being curtailed after commencement of the tour and / or before the due period due to any unavoidable circumstances and any reason beyond our control such as political , natural calamity , monument under renovation, VIP movement & security , heavy rush at sightseeing places road traffic congestion etc. for which there shall be no complaints / compensations and / or claiming of refunds.

21. Company is not liable for any personal injury, sickness, accident, loss, delay, discomfort, consequential loss and/or damage or any damage to baggage or personal effects howsoever caused.

22. If the Participant misbehaves in any manner causing inconvenience or annoyance to any tour Participant or causes damage to the property of the company or its sub agents, he/she will be asked to leave the tour by the tour Escort who has the right to do so. There will not be any compensation whatsoever in such cases.

23. Though shopping is an integral part of all tours, Isha tours neither recommends nor promotes any specific shops. The Company does not take any responsibility in case of any fault in the shopped items.

24. Smoking and drinking Alcohol is strictly prohibited during the Bus Journeys and in the Dinning Halls.

25. It is assumed that the Guests booking the tour are medically fit to travel on tour and also that s/he is aware about the tour program and the different activities that shall be undertaken during the tour. In case of any health related issues on tour, Guests are expected to be equipped to handle it on their own. Tour Manager can give assistance in such cases but it may not be possible to give complete attention.

26. The company may arrange still/video shooting during the tours. The Participants should have no objections to the shot material, which may be used by the company for publicity matter.

27. If due to natural calamities or unavoidable circumstances, the tour has to be cancelled or the route has to be modified then it will be done at the discretion of the Tour Escort and will be binding to all. The additional cost for such alteration will be borne by the participant.

28. If any guest has any complaint in respect of services provided by any of the independent contractors , the guest shall immediately notify the same to the independent contractor in writing and copy thereof shall be handed over to the tour escort , to enable to company to take up the matter with the independent contractor.

29. Any claim or complaint by the guest must be notified to the company in writing within 7 days after the tour completion date. No claim notified to the Company beyond this period will be entertained and the company shall incur no liability in respect thereof.

30. We may be constrained to disclose the information furnished by you, if such disclosure is required by law or by an order by court or the rules, regulations & enquiry by an govt./statutory agency having regulatory authority over the company.

31. Any dispute arising in respect of the tour shall be subject to Mumbai Jurisdiction.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Dharamshala, also known as the Scotland of India, is one of the hill station which was established by the British between 1815 and 1847. This hill station is situated in the northern state of the Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala is the district headquarters of Kangra district. This hill station lies on the spur of the Dhauladhar range about 18 kms. north east of Kangra town. This hill station is wooded with oak and conifer trees and snow capped mountains enfold three sides of the town while the valley stretches in front. The snow line is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than at any other hill resort and it is possible to trek to snow point after an early morning’s start. Dharamshala offers great variations in altitudes, temperature and character, due to which it is a favourite destination among various tourists. In 1905, tragedy struck Dharamshala when an earthquake levelled it completely. After its reconstruction, Dharamshala flourished as a quiet health resort. The city of Dharamshala is divided into two different parts. One of the part is the Lower Dharamshala which consists of the Kotwali Bazaar and areas further down the valley. The other part is the Upper Dharamshala which comprises of the McLeodganj, Forsythe Ganj and surrounding areas. Since 1960, when it became a temporary headquarters of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Dharamshala has risen to international fame as “The Little Lhasa in India”.

  • DAL LAKE
  • Dal Lake is surrounded by deep Deodhar forests and is situated approximately 11 km from Dharamshala. This lake is an ideal base camp for trekkers coming from McLeodganj. During the month of September, an annual fair is organised on the banks of Dal Lake, where tourists take dip in the holy water. It is believed that dip in the holy Dal Lake removes all the miseries and will be blessed by Lord Shiva.

    This lake is located in the Kangra District and is situated at a height of 1,775 m above the sea level. It is a brownish looking lake lying on the main road to Naddi and Strawberry hills.

  • ST. JOHN CHURCH
  • St. John Church in Dharamshala is also known as St. John Church in Wilderness. It is an Anglican Church which is dedicated to Saint John. This church was constructed in the year 1852, situated at Forsyth Ganj. It is built in Neo-Gothic architectural style and features Belgian stained-glass windows that were donated by Lady Elgin (Mary Louisa Lambton), wife of Lord Elgin.

    In 1905 an earthquake destroyed the bell tower of this church. A new bell was built by Stainbank and Mears in 1915, which was brought from England. The Gaggal Airport and Pathankot Railway Station are situated close to this ancient church.

  • TSUGLAG KHANG (DALAI LAMA’S TEMPLE COMPLEX)
  • Tsuglag Khang, The Dalai Lama’s temple complex, is the life-blood of the village. Located a short walk away from the bus station at the center of town, the complex houses the Namgyal Monastery (which trains monks for rituals associated with the temple), the main temple and a smaller shrine that houses a huge gilded statue of the Buddha, along with two smaller, but no less impressive statues of Chenresig and Guru Rinpoche. In addition, the Dalai Lama’s residence and administrative offices are in the complex. The temple complex is always busy. Services are held daily and are attended by lamas, monks, nuns and lay people. Visitors are welcome to observe, but remember to remove your shoes and walk clockwise around the temple and past the chorten (prayer wheels) before sitting down. In the shrine, you might come across a group of monks building an intricate sand mandala, and outside on Thursdays, groups of monks are scattered around the grounds practicing their debating techniques–an entertaining and thought-provoking ritual worth catching. Around the temple complex there is a long meditation trail with small shrines, stupas and a massive chorten. The shrines near the chorten are always covered in thousands of prayer flags placed by pilgrims to the Dalai Lama’s home, which stands above and behind it.

  • TIBET MUSEUM
  • Opposite Tsuglagkhang a small but interesting museum on the history of Tibet and its people.

    BHAGSU NAG TEMPLE
    Bhagsu nag Temple is one of the popular ancient temples, which is located at about 3 km east of the main city of McLeodganj and around 11 km from Dharamshala. It is surrounded by the famous Bhagsu Falls and is considered to be a popular place of Hindu pilgrimage. An annual fair is conducted in the month of September at this temple which attracts tourist from across the globe.

  • BHAGSU WATERFALL
  • Bhagsu Waterfall is situated at Bhagsu . It lies behind the famous Bhagsunath Temple. During monsoons the fall turns into a glorious 30 ft cascade. The mountain side of the fall is decorated with stylish slate graffiti. It is an ideal spot for picnics and recreation.

  • KANGRA FORT
  • The historic fort of Kangra was built by Bhuma Chand. This fort had been the centre of attraction for the rulers of northern India, since a long time. The first attack on the fort was made by the Raja of Kashmir ‘Shreshtha’ in 470 A.D. In 1846 Kangra fort fell into the hands of the British. Kangra fort is located on the bank of the river Banganga at the height of 350 feet. In the foreyard of the fort are the temple of ‘Laxmi Narayan’ and ‘Adinath’ located in the Kangra fort is dedicated to Jainism. Inside the fort are two ponds one of them is called ‘Kapur Sagar’. At present the fort is under the control of ‘Archaeological Survey of India’. It was badly damaged in 1905 earthquake.

  • MASROOR ROCK TEMPLE
  • Counted among the magnificent rock cut temples of India, the beautiful Masroor Temple is situated 40 km from Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is a unique monolithic structure and is also one of the most unexplored temples in Himachal Pradesh.
    Situated at a height of 2535 ft above sea-level, the protected beautiful monument is believed to have been erected between the sixth and the eighth century. There are 15 rock-cut temples richly carved and built in the Indo-Aryan style.
    The temples, partly in ruins, were conceived in the same manner as the great temples of Kailashnath Temple at Ellora in Maharashtra and Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu with which it bears a striking similarity. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Ram, Lakshman and Sita.
    The main shrine of the temple complex contains three stone images of Ram, Lakshman and Sita. The temple complex is located on a hill and also has a large rectangular pond which remains filled with water throughout the year. From the temple premises, you can get an amazing view of the snow-clad Dhauladhar ranges.
    In the centre of the complex stands the principal and most elaborately carved shrine – the Thakurdwara. It enshrines black stone images of Ram, Lakshman and Sita facing east.
    The entire theme of the temple carvings revolve around the festivity and coronation of Lord Shiva who is the centre of the Hindu pantheon. The temple complex is believed to have been built by an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. Locals believe that the Pandavas built the Masroor Rock Temple during their period of exile.

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