MANALI/KASOL WINTER TRIP- HIMACHAL PRADESH
HOW TO REACH
NEAREST AIRPORT- KULLU/CHANDIGARH/MANALI
NEAREST RAILWAY STATION- CHANDIGARH/MANALI
Our trip started from Chandigarh and we were heading towards Manali.After Landing in Chandigarh from Goa(Hometown)we moved towards Manali.Our driver had already arrived as we had booked him in advance.we were 3 couples 6 in total so we booked a Tempo Traveller.We left from the airport at 11 a.m and reached Manali at 1:30 a.m early morning.
Since our car broke down on the way we got delayed by an hour and a half.Already tired when we reached we noticed cars and road started getting covered in snow.All the tiredness just went away as we saw the snow falling down.But what was looking a beautiful scene was actually going to create more problem for us as our Tempo Traveller that we booked started skidding due to the snowfall and the roads had got slippery. Somehow we reached mall road in Manali where we had booked our hotel,what we noticed was the road to our hotel was too steep and to reach there would be like taking a big risk of life as our car would skid down the slope which had large amount of snow. we decided to call the hotel and ask for help but the owner was so rude that he asked us to manage on our own and walk with our luggage towards the hotel.The temperatures were dipping and it was already -3° C when we reached there.we couldn't bear the cold .Since we had booked the hotel online through a travel site so we decided to cancel the hotel stay and not to risk our lives.. We had booked for 3 Nights so we had to pay for 1 night stay and they refunded us back our 2 Nights stay price.
Later our driver advised us to stay at Prini which is little lower than mall road and through his contact we got a cottage to stay.Since it was too late to find a hotel we decided to stay there.It was a 2 star hotel which I must say was good enough for a stay and they provided us with a small heater too.