Skiing in Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about skiing or a ski resort? Certainly not Shammi Kapoor screaming Yahoooo!

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Living in a tropical country it makes one wonder that how many of us would have actually thought of learning skiing? Very few. Out of the few people who might be interested, many do not know that there are ski resorts in India. Most of the people are content by going to Shimla, Manali, Kufri where hoards of people are throwing snowballs at each other while horses poop all over the place. Adventure tourism is a growing segment in the country and is steadily gaining ground. Skiing is one of the popular adventure activity that is drawing increasing number of people each year.

Main ski resorts in India are Gulmarg (Kashmir), Narkanda (Himachal Pradesh) and Auli (Uttarakhand). We will be talking about the skiing programs offered by the HPSTDC ski resort at Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh.

Skiing in Narkanda is a major reason for tourists to visit. It is organized in the month of December to March each year as this is the time when the slopes are fully covered with snow. There are different slopes here that are suited for beginners as well as experienced skiers. Narkanda slopes not only attract skiers from all over the country but also from Eastern Europe, South Africa and Australia.

Skiing in Narkanda
Skiing in Narkanda

People are of the opinion that only athletes can do skiing. To break this thought the HPTDC has taken initiative to extend the sport to common man. They have started conducting many courses in skiing at Narkanda. They have qualified instructors trained by the Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports. They impart training to students under a designed seven day program from 10th January to March, every year. The training Gears and equipment too are provided by them.

The package includes lodging at Hotel Hatu on twin sharing basis, full boarding, lodging and free skiing lessons. The package cost of Rs. 5300 per person. A 3 days short course ski package is also offered. The charges are Rs. 3150 per person on twin sharing basis, full boarding, lodging and free skiing lessons.

This year the first skiing courses started from10 January. Currently the third skiing course is in progress and the fourth one will start on 3 March and end on16 March 2013. Due to abundant snow, Narkanda drew a lot of enthusiasts its slopes

Professional Skier enjoying in Narkanda
Professional Skier enjoying in Narkanda

Apart from the thrill of learning a new exquisite sport there can be many reasons for one to take a break. Walking on skis in the mountains, in the forest, on the fields, on a lake or any place where there is snow, gives your a certain calm feeling in your body and soul. It’s like free therapy. People say that once you are a little good at it, skiing is like riding a bike. The feeling of a rush in your body when you set off down a hill with a face cold as a Popsicle is truly worth experiencing!

So next time you think of an adventure holiday, check out For any travel requirements you know Gozocabs can arrange a .
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Why not to take your own car to the 2012 Indian Grand Prix

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Got your tickets for 2012 Indian Grand Prix? Hesitant in booking a cab to Greater Noida because of very high prices? Thinking about taking your own car to the grand prix? Then you need to read this.

We have been to the 2011 Indian Grand Prix. And trust us when we say that taking your own car and parking it 6 kms away from the track in the free “parking” is not an experience you would want to have. The “parking” is a ground full of dirt and dust everywhere, because of the enormous amount of cars trying to “park” themselves. Its like playing holi but with dirt. Its like ten gladiators just had a fight with their respective wild animals! By the time you reach the bus pickup point for the journey to the track, you will have shitloads of dirt on your face and clothes. And the same thing would happen when you return. Infact you wont be able to recognize your car because all of them would be covered by a brown carpet by then!

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And if you intend to go for all three days, make the whole experience six times. Don’t believe us? Read this. If you are still not convinced, well then Robert Vadra refers to YOU when he says banana people! For others*, Book cab for formula one now. The cab will drop you near the track, and pick you up from the track again.

We at Gozocabs make sure that you reach your destination without burning a hole in your pockets. ‘Gozo’ means ‘Joy’ in Spanish, and we are here to delight you. Now book a One-Way cab from Chandigarh/Jaipur to Greater Noida (or anywhere in NCR), at  prices never heard before. By using our One-Way services you only pay for the onward journey and not for the round trip, as normally charged by cab operators. This ensures that your travel costs are reduced by about 40%!

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Jaipur people! Still paying double the fare?

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Book cab from Delhi to Jaipur. Visit Hawa Mahal.Need an airport drop in Delhi? Need an office drop in Gurgaon early in the morning? Need to get back home in jaipur to your loved ones after a hectic business trip? Well now you can do all the above and much more at unbelievable prices. But for that to happen, you must stop paying double the amount for a one way taxi journey, and start using Gozocabs. Yours truly is now live on Delhi – Jaipur route. Booking a Delhi – Jaipur taxi was never so easy. We book confirmed cabs, for one way journey at prices you cant find in all of Jaipur. Pickup/Drop anywhere in Jaipur and Delhi at exactly the same prices. Our rates INCLUDE toll tax, night charges, driver charges for night and of course the fuel charges 😉 so what are you waiting for? Book now!

Zero Cancellations*

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Once we confirm a cab, we try our hardest not to cancel it! Ask Mr Karunanidhi (name changed, It was actually a sweet sounding girl’s name) who got a free upgrade to an Innova because there were not enough Indica in Delhi.

One way cabs is a tricky thing. Eg. Some days there is a lot of demand from Delhi, and almost none in Chandigarh. And on these days we really have to be cautious taking new bookings from Delhi. We know how it would feel If you got a call an hour before journey saying you cab is cancelled. Well that sort of thing doesnt happen here. We make sure that if we have confirmed a booking, the cab will reach its customer. (Commitment diya hai boss!)

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We are live!

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Hello All! After four to five months of hardwork, Gozocabs went live last week. Gozocabs was born out of a simple idea as to why should a user pay for round trip when he only needs a drop at his destination. And we feel proud to say that we have addressed this thought provoking thought (thoughtception) on the Delhi-Chandigarh route! Our beloved Chandigarhians and Delhites (Even NCR) can now book a one way drop online (First time ever on this route) on very affordable prices (Inspite of the recent diesel hike). Be rest assured that you will get the best services, so just go ahead and try the gozocabs experience. Cab booking was never so easy. 🙂