Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas and the heart of the mighty Beas river, the quaint little town of Manali was my dream destination since long. So when my husband planned a three day visit to Manali on our first honeymoon, my joy knew no bounds. Accordingly, we booked a two nights- three days tour package from the Royal Regency hotel, a fabulous hotel located in Manali with awesome service and exquisite interiors.
So finally after a night long journey of about 12 hours from Delhi in an AC volvo bus, we reached the beautiful town of Manali. Since we visited in the month of December, we experienced the beauty of the snow- clad mountains and the minimum temperature was -4 to -12 degrees. On reaching the hotel, we found out that they had arranged a private car for our first day sight seeing tour.
So after freshening up at the hotel, we set off for a local sightseeing tour of Manali. We visited the famous Hidimba Devi Temple, an ancient cave temple supposedly believed to be dedicated to Hadimba Devi, wife of Bhima. We also explored the beautiful cedar forest surrounding the temple. After visiting the temple, we went to Mall Road, the main market area of Manali where we walked through the streets exploring varieties of shops and stores. You can look out for certain Govt. Shops in Malk road where varieties of handmade shawls, coats, sweaters, footwear and jewelleries are available at a much cheaper rate.