“I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”- R. L. Stevenson. From temples to the monastery; picturesque small villages to romantic walking alleys; trekking trails to river rafting, Manali has so much to do all year round.
Do you know when I travel, I enjoy the road much, the journey much than the destination. The destination reminds me to come back at the end. The journey always memorable because I travel with excitement to reach the destination, to see something new, to explore something unexplored and to cherish the voyage. That’s the reason I took the road trip to Manali to cherish the view
The dreamy path with fairy clouds, pinch of fog and the view of nature, can you tell me something better to explore??
Nestled between the snow-capped Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, with wide range woods and meadows of the Beas Valley carpeted by wild floral, tell me why not to mesmerize about breathtaking Manali which is blessed with a surreal beauty.
Remove your shoes and take a lackadaisical stroll over the garden ways of this magnificent heaven of nature. You could likewise have some good times cruising around in a watercraft that sails in the little lake inside the region of this stop. Set amid wonderful and verdant environs, the recreation center is an ideal reprieve for any individual who visits it and compensates for an awesome place for an unconstrained cookout, or just a long romantic walk!
The recreation centre is an appreciated break from the group and the contamination with its tall and shady forests of Deodar, birch and pine. There are various wooden and cement benches inside the van vihar, so either a long walk or just gallop the fresh air, the choice is yours ..
On the off chance that you are hoping to set out on a trek to a standout among the most remote and untouched spots to visit in Manali, at that point Jana Waterfalls is the best place to be. Situated at a simple separation from Manali, it can become to straightforwardly by a vehicle. When you stop at the base of the falls, you will see the excellent regular view that encompasses the whole falls zone.
Encompassed by deodar trees, pine trees, apple plantations and terrific snow-shrouded mountain crests, this fall is a beguiling excursion spot. The best perspectives of waters spewing from a transcending tallness and striking a bunch of rocks beneath can be seen from an old wooden extension that ignores this fall. For a quiet ordeal, far from the city commotion, a visit to this really dreamlike place is a flat out must.
Let’s talk about Indian Mythology and History, to know India better and to gather some knowledge before travelling to the place :). Hadimba Temple, which was developed in the sixteenth century, is a standout among other spots to visit in Manali and is situated in the midst of delightful deodar woods over a slope in Manali. The sanctuary holds incredible essentialness for local people and furthermore, the vacationers who often visit the pioneer spot to look for endowments from Goddess Hadimba. The sanctuary is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba, who was likewise the spouse of the most grounded of the Pandava siblings, Bhima.
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The wood and stonework are redolent of the Japanese pagodas as well as the Indian style of temple architecture. The most striking facet of this temple is that it is covered by Cedar forests at its foothills and is built on a large rock top that juts out through the ground.
The temple has stunningly carved wooden doors and 24 meters tall Shikhar at its height. The temple also has a menacing past, though, as it is believed that in the past, religious practitioners would tie the hands of sinners by the rope and swing them against the rock. About seventy meters away from the temple, another monument is there, which is built in tribute of the child of Bhima and Hadimba, Ghatotkacha.
Give yourself at least a 3 to 4 hours break from green and enjoy a milky white snow captured valley tour at Solang valley derives its name from two separate words namely, Solang (the village nearby) and Nullah (Water Stream). Lying between Solang Village and Beas Kund, this is a stunning valley situated at a distance of about 13km from Manali, it is best known for its awe-inspiring views and lots of games and adventurous activities like trekking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding and skiing.
From Solang Nullah, one can get a magnificent view of the glaciers, the snowcapped peaks near the Rohtang Pass and vast plains of snow and ice. The altitude of Solang valley is such that it offers a perfect place to engage in recreation in the snow and go skiing on the slope.
Worked by the Tibetans and different adherents of Buddhism, the cloisters are an incredible place to witness the Buddhist culture and a place of immense exquisiteness and magnificent serenity. Prominent religious communities incorporate the Manali Gompa, Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa and the Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa.
Around 3 km from Manali is an excellent regular ponder called Vashisht hot water springs; these are sulfur springs that gush high temp water throughout the entire year and an amazing way to feel relaxed and enchanting the view of the surrounding. You require not to be concerned about security as there are separate showers for the men and ladies. All around beautified, they are fitted with Turkish style showers so you can manage the stream of hot and frosty water and recharge yourself from all the tiredness.
There are additionally various antiquated temples with spectacular wooden architectural effects in the region which make it one of the must-visit in Manali. Enjoying a plunge into the stunning Himalayas on the scenery is unquestionably a remarkable ordeal.
A beautiful place to hop around, look after the history and museum, catch some eye-striking handy craft shops and stroll around the place to know more about Manali. Price ranges are reasonable and you could easily make a cultural connection with locals.
Lip-smacking local food with heart-touchy hospitality can add marvellously to your holiday. Treat your taste buds to some exotic local cuisine to savour upon or take a twig of Chang and Lugdi, two of the most popular local drinks in Manali, which is geared up by fermenting rice and barley. Try “Siddo” a local delicious mouth-watering dish prepared with rice grains and stuffed dry fruits and you can get that with garlic pickle (chutney).
(Siddoo the food)
Try a food walk in old Manali and I am sure no one can’t get enough to explore of café 1947, Lazy Dog, Red House Café, Bob Dylan’s Café and many more…..
The Manali market is a nice place for shopping. I spent a lot of time at Mall Road shopping around the street. Be a bargain master and you can get sweaters. Himachali Kurtis, shawls, stoles, Kesar (saffron) and, yeah, dry fruits. Beautiful place to buy some souvenirs such as key rings or Buddhist items.
Shopping in the Old Manali Market is a distinctive experience. Junk beads, silver, and a wide range of old antiques are sold in the shops of this market. Take a lovely stroll around the narrow, meandering lanes of this market to explore the hidden quaint shops.
Manali is an evergreen destination. Summer has it’s own romantic mood, but winter will reveal another snow-white cozy side of Manali you would love to witness. It really depends on how well you can handle the beauty of natural climate.
Manali is well connected via road from Bhuntar (nearest Airport and railway connections are available) and Bus or self-driving mode is the great option to cherish the beauty of the unplugged mountain range.
Escape wild city life and give yourself a mountain retreat break, enjoy a beer at a Riverside café and admire the view….You feel for yourself.