Free from tourist trappings and the noise and bustle that have come to be an intrinsic part of the more mainstream destinations within the state, Raison is a breath of fresh air - quite literally. The town is microcosmic in its existence as a reminder of the elements that define Himachal - cold rivers that gush right past the winding paths that lead deep into the hills, tiny houses with home-based weavers preparing for the cold winter, shepherds taking their sheep to graze, orchards laden with fruit to add bright colours to the hillside, quiet sunrises and quieter sunsets.
Raison is a few km ahead of Kullu. Quiet and peaceful, this tiny town reminds one of a potentially life-changing book lying unread. A must visit for anyone who isn't in the mood for Manali!