don't know about hikes, but recently in Nov my sister with family went there, a fifteen days trip. North and South both. costs her for road trip and air tickets, food, accommodation and sightseeing is around 1.75 lacs p.p. they were four people, so there whole trip costs them 6.50 lacs.
Hi, These are some of the best day hikes in New Zealand:
1. Te Whara Track in Northland (Whangarei)
2. Hooker Valley Track in Canterbury (Mt. Cook Village)
3. Cape Kidnappers Walking Track in the Hawke’s Bay (Clifton)
4. Tongariro Alpine Crossing (Central North Island)
5. Roy’s Peak in Otago (Wanaka)
Hey Jayanti, I am studying in Varanasi from last 5 years (BHU). Best location to book hotel is Near Lanka, Assi ghat or Godowlia. And if you are looking for a budget stay, there is a Zostel in Godowlia near PDR cinema (Rs300 for one person,24 hours open, drinks allowed, they play daily one movie for backpackers at night). Search on www.hostelworld.com.
Things to do in Varanasi : 1) Sarnath (Take an auto from BHU main gate or Lanka, Rs 50 per person) 2)Temples like Old Vishwanath temple, Sankat Mochan, Birla Mandir. 3)Evening Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat. After aarti walk from Dashashwamedh to Assi ghat ( it will take 20 minutes. Most of the ghats of Varanasi will be covered.) 4)Wake up at 4:30 AM and go to Assi ghat and see morning aarti and sunrise.After that take a boat ride that will take you across all the ghats (Rs50 in share boat ) 5)You can also go to Devdari or Rajdari waterfalls if you have more days. 6)And for the delicacies try Bhaang Thandai (In godowolia),Non veg at Shah chicken (nayi Sadak in Godowolia), Kerala Cafe (Bhelupur), Paav bhaaji (at Assi ghat), Kullad vali chai (At Kashi cafe at Assi ghat), Lassi from pehelwan lassi (Lanka). Try every dish. Happy travelling!!!!!
Yes, going to Spiti in January means that you will have to go via Shimla and return the same way. Places like Sangla, Chitkul, Losar, Chandratal, Kunzum Pass and Batal would have to be left out of the itinerary.