Manali is God's abode and an adventurer's holy grail. The pine rich valley is blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty where landscapes change theatrically. Jaw-dropping views, lush green deep forests, flower carpeted meadows, gushing blue streams, misty air rife with scent of fresh pines, curled-up roads and snow-clad mountains - nature's own music comes alive. Words won't suffice to give you a completely immersive experience but here is an attempt to walk you through the ravines, hand in hand.
On the way, I was driving along the “Beas river”, there was an old iron bridge waiting, this remembered me old days. After a while turning right on the Aleo left driving after few kilometres another old iron bridge with hard wood base was feel like an ancient bridge was full of thrills. A small village was there right after that called Phirni (around 2 KM from Mall road). Finally, I arrived at resort. It was a very warm welcome here & you feel like second home and staff was very cooperative. After a long journey it was time to get rest and gain energy.
In the evening, it’s time to go out and explore. In the northwest of Manali is Old Manali, famous for its Orchards and old guesthouses. Calm and serene surroundings is a very peaceful and blissful experience. Old Manali is a great attraction for those who love to explore food with peaceful environment. Old Manali have lots of cafe & bars crowded mostly of foreigners. I went to a restaurant “The Lazy Dog” and the restaurant has an extensive multi-cuisine menu, featuring an assortment from Korean, Japanese, Thai, Italian, Vietnamese, Continental and Indian Cuisine. The food is excellent, and the ambiance is great. The restaurant sits on a sheer cliff right by the river “Manalsu” and one of the best hang-out place in Old Manali. There are another lots of options available in area and you can explore depending on your taste.
Hadimba Temple is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Devi Hidimbi, who was a character in the Indian epic, Mahabharata. The temple is covered by the beautiful cedar forest (Dhungri Van Vihar) at the foot of the Himalayas. This sanctuary is built over a huge rock. It was really a nice experience to this place and then Sun was going to sleep and now for me too.