Manali

Manali is a popular resort for all seasons and for all travellers. It has temples, sightseeing spots and adventure activites. Situated near the end of Kullu valley on the National Highway leading to Leh, it is a favourite resort for trekkers going to Lahaul, Spiti, Bara Bhangal and Zanzkar Ranges. The Beas river meanders through Manali town while snow capped peaks, deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards make it a picturesque holiday spot.
Manali is popular destination for adventure sports seekers being a staging point for a number of treks to Beas Kund, Chandrakhani Pass and sports such as white-water rafting, skiing in winters. This town also offers sightseeing opportunities like the exquisite Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Buddhist and Tibetan monasteries.
Best time to visit: March to June, October to February
Languages spoken: Hindi, Pahari, English
Climate: Cool summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall
Holy Places: Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vashista Temple, Old temples in Jagatsukh
Adventure Tourism: Trekking, White-water rafting, Skiing
Natural Wonders: Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass

Chandigarh to Mandi – The fast and furious highway ride

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It was a long long hill drive for sure and in such perfect conditions of roads that if I had any longing for hill drive then it should have been satisfied completely by now (Must have been 200 kms in hills in this journey). After having a bump free ride for at least 400-450 kms till now, finally I was to face reality.

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Rohtang Pass And Manali – Rohtang road review

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A plate of Maggi for 50 bucks and a chai at 20 bucks may be a bit steep, but so is the place. Admittedly, the rampant crowd, jostling vehicles, hordes of animals, irrepressible mob of shilajeet sellers and such other elements do rob the place of exclusivity befitting a Himalayan pass at 3900+ mtrs – but that is how it comes,

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नोएडा से चन्द्रताल वाया मनाली – भाग 2

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Tenzin और balli ने मेरा मोबाइल नंबर लिया। मैंने भी उनका नंबर माँगा तो उन्होंने कहा ये नंबर तो हम अब बंद कर देंगे। अब तो सीजन खत्म होने वाला है। हम लोग नवंबर-दिसंबर मे दिल्ली चले जाएँगे। Tenzin दिल्ली ISBT मजनू का टीला के पास Tibet Colony जाने वाला था। balli नोएडा मे सेक्टर-34 मे Tibet market मे दुकान लगाने वाला था। balli ने कहा दिसंबर मे मार्किट आना वहीँ मिल जाऊँगा।

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नोएडा से चन्द्रताल वाया मनाली – भाग 1

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कुल्लू से बस मे भीड़ हो गई। मैंने भी शराफ़त से सीट छोड़ दी और खिड़की वाली सीट पर बैठ गया। वैसे तो कुल्लू से मनाली करीब डेढ़ (1hr 30mins ) घंटे का ही रास्ता है लेकिन भीड़ देख कर मैं समझ गया था कि टाइम ज्यादा लगने वाला है। मेरे आगे वाली सीट पर स्कूल के बच्चे बैठे हुए थे। मैंने उनको कैमरा दिया और मेरी एक फ़ोटो खींचने के लिए बोला। कैमरा देख कर बच्चे खुश हो गए और झट से तैयार हो गए।

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रोहतांग की कठिन राह…..बर्फीले पहाड़ और प्राकृतिक सौन्दर्य से भरपूर सोलांग घाटी.

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दोस्तों, पिछली पोस्ट में आपने हमारी मणिकर्ण यात्रा के बारे में पढा और मुझे उम्मीद है की पोस्ट आप सबको…

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Manali to Delhi in one stretch: Memoir and road review

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We had informed the reception that we would be moving out early morning though still it felt strange leaving hotel without informing anyone in person. I mean what if some guest decides to walk out with blanket or towel or anything else? Did we miss some step there or the reception didn’t got the point when we informed in night that we would be moving tomorrow morning?

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