I reached Manali at around 8am by commuting in a Volvo bus that I had gotten into at 6pm the previous day from Delhi. The weather that morning was very pleasant in Manali. The bus dropped me at Manali private bus stand and I had to go to Old Manali as I had booked my stay there in Moustache hostel. So I walked to the main road and took a auto that dropped me to my hostel and charged me INR 150.
After checking in, I freshened up. Plan for the day was that there was no plan. I had reached Manali on the day of Holika dehan (for the the whole of India) but for Manali it was that day of Holi when they played it by smearing colors in each other's faces. So I asked at the hostel reception as to what I could do for the day and I figured the closest spot I could visit was Hidimba Devi Temple which was at a 30 minute hike from the hostel.
I set out on foot to visit the temple and believe me when I say this I am not a big fan of visiting temples but the temple is located in the midst of a forest that has really tall deodar trees and the hence the hike feels just worth it. Around the premises of temple, you can find locals with Yaks and and really fluffy Rabbits. You can choose to get pictures with them by paying some amount. You can also get dressed as locals and get pictures clicked if you wish to. Since it was the day of Holi, I got the chance of witnessing locals singing songs and dance in temple.