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If you wish to avoid the cold, try not to visit this place during the winter months.
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Trekking and bird watching is organized and one should make use of the opportunity.
A number of pocket-friendly hotel provides reasonable and comfortable lodging within the range of INR 500 to INR 1000.00
Also called the hippie hub, Old Manali is known as a global village where foreigners from many countries come to experience the atmosphere and excitement. The place is extremely charming and it is no wonder that many choose this place as their honeymoon destination. Old Manali is famous for its riverside café by the name of River Music. It is also called Moondance and serves up a hearty menu of soups, momos, pasta, sandwiches and much more that go well with ginger and honey flavoured teas. There are a number of shops that sell drapes here, the most famous being a shop called No Problem International.
Batuta's Gluttony
Arrive in Manali, explore Old ManaliDay Two:
Rohit Manchanda
Day 1 – ManaliFrom Delhi take an overnight Volvo Bus to Manali. Stay overnight in Old Manali area in budget hotels to acclimatize for a day. Prices start from Rs 500 a night to Rs 3000 per night. Old Manali has loads of cool cafes with multiple cuisine options for food and music. The place has a laid back vibe to it, from cool cafes having regular live gigs to serving sushi for lunch. Enjoy a nice cafe hop here with intriguing shopping options.We stayed at Compass Cottage (listed as Bhoomi Holiday Home on http://www.bookings.com)
Anand Michael
Day 16:This day is completely dedicated to wander Old Manali for some shopping and stuff.
Kajal Arora
Chill in Old ManaliThe proverb “Old is Gold” fits here too. Old Manali is a small, idyllic place with scenic beauty. One can walk alone here till late night (11 pm) on the narrow slanting road with shops on both the sides.After resting for some time, I went for a brunch. The restaurants, and cafes are at a walking distance. One can sit in a café alone and no one bothers you.
Pritha Puri
A paradise for hipsters in the 70's, Old Manali was all about vintage cafes and a good atmosphere. Very recently, after a few popular movies were shot in some locations here, Old Manali had an outburst of tourists. It took time even for locals to adjust and develop the necessary infrastructure. Today, Old Manali is nothing but a crowded bazaar street from one of the metropolitan cities in India.
Aishwarya Munjal
Source: https://halfsodahalfwater.wordpress.com/Like we don’t have enough reasons to flock to the hills, now that the heat is cranking up I am going to tell you all that you need to know to plan your trip to Old Manali.About Old Manali:Though only 15 minutes away from Manali, Old Manali caters to an entirely different sect of people. Manali has more domestic tourists with families and there is more hustle bustle around. Whereas, Old Manali is quite the contrast. There are mostly foreigners and backpackers, and trust me you have to be there to feel its unique vibe.How to get to Manali:Well, if you are prepared to take the arduous journey from Delhi by bus, let me tell you that it should easily take you somewhere between 12-15 hours depending on the time of the year.I would say just go somwhere else if you are wanting to take a flight or the train. And if you are one of those people who enjoy being on the road, just find the right people and drive off. (12 hours, 550 kilometeres; don’t say I didn’t warn you that it was arduous).Where to stay in Manali:You would find very conveniently located, affordable guest houses on the main street of Old Manali. Don’t forget to check out Zostel, I think they are pretty cool as well. If you want to go on a more luxurious side, check out Negi’s Mayflower Hotel and Johnsons Lodge.
Sejal Goyal
Three corporate slaves escaped to Old Manali to unwind, make the most out of the long weekend and enjoy the 'high' points of life. The bus reached Manali early morning, giving us the perfect first-view of the sunshine and sun-kissed snow-caped mountains. We quickly hopped in the first cab we got and reached Old Manali, which was 2kms north of the Private bus stand.
Niyomi
We started our day by going up to Jana Falls. It is an amazing fall located at Jana Village from where the falls got the name "Jana". The view of the road journey to falls is really breathtaking. Falls has got nothing special about it but the serenity is just amazing and calm. You can try local food thali especially the rajma with red rice. You can just walk around, trek or sit and enjoy the fresh air of Jana. The best part, try downhill cycling here if you really are willing to try some adventure then this is just the perfct thing for you. Our hotel arranged for cycles and 2 people from the activity team of the hotel accompanied us. We completed halfway till the Naggar Haveli but after that couldn’t continue as it stared drizzling. And now our visit to Old Manali, located 3 kms uphill from the bustling town of Manali. This place is easily approachable from Manali by foot. Old Manali is a lot less crowded and has plenty of foreign backpackers and travellers who stay up there for weeks. The vibe at Old Manali post sun down is something words can’t describe; one has to be there to experience it. This place is surely worth checking out even if you have to make a long uphill walk from New Manali because if you haven’t been to Old Manali then you have surely missed out on the best parts of Manali.
Gunjan Upreti
March is a time when most tourists avoid the snow and cold that Manali has to offer, and this makes this off-season the best time to go here. Old Manali celebrates Holi in a very traditional way in March and this stands as the focal point of a trip in this season. Completely off beat and rugged, you can enjoy chhang with the locals and play Holi with organic colours. The Hadimba Temple will also be open to visitors during this time. If you are adventurous, you can try your hand at skiing or trekking.You can reach Old Manali by an overnight bus from Delhi. The nearest airport is Bhuntar (5 km away).
Pritha Puri
March is a time when most tourists avoid the snow and cold that Manali has to offer, and this makes this off-season the best time to go here. Old Manali celebrates Holi in a very traditional way in March and this stands as the focal point of a trip in this season. Completely off beat and rugged, you can enjoy chhang with the locals and play Holi with organic colours. The Hadimba Temple will also be open to visitors during this time. If you are adventurous, you can try your hand at skiing or trekking.You can reach Old Manali by an overnight bus from Delhi. The nearest airport is Bhuntar (5 km away).
Nidhi Sharma
Gunjan Upreti
Old Manali2. Drifters’ Inn & CafeTucked in the quaint village of Old Manali, Drifter’s Cafe is a cozy place and a home away from home for ‘drifters’. Free WiFi, a library of books, board games, guitar and some really exciting ideas will keep you entertained.
Dharmesh Patel
Stay at the paradise guest house
Siddharth R. Sharma
The many cafes and good vibes - with amazing weather Things to do: 1) Rohtang Pass 2) Solang Valley 3) Bhrigu Lake trek More details here: https://sidrsharma.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/manali-vashist-things-to-do/ (Copy-paste the link in your browser)
Tanya Yadav
This place is my personal favourite, it was my third visit in the last one year. A very chilled out, green, serene place. Beautiful cafes all around, so much to shoppe, you'll find Israelis all around living their best time of life. Do try Spanish Breakfast at Cnaan Cafe, I had it twice ! It's delicious and fulfilling. The evening even gets better strolling down the roads of old manali and the international crowd becomes a total eye candy. :)
Mayank Negi
Old Manali is a beatiful place in Himachal Pradesh, near to the mall road of Manali but far away from hustle bustle of New Manali. The night life in old manali calming and soothing with cafe's serving amazing food and several live performance. The streets are lively even at night with the sound of the Beas flowing along the street of Old Manali.
Karan Kutur
This is one of the Best part about Manali. One need to explore to find out the beauty about this place. Go for it.. Explore!
Nazia Khan
The scenic beauty with snowcapped mountains, the soothing sound of flowing Manalsu river, the best of eating joints and travellers from different countries make Old Manali a different world, not foreign and not entirely Indian. It has an exotic charm with traditional wooden houses in the village. The stay here is very economical.
Gayatri Manu
Vashisht is located in Old Manali and is popular for it’s hot springs and the Vashishta temple. A standard afternoon includes backpackers washing their clothes in the hot water attached via a pipeline, children running their fingers through the intricate woodwork on the Vashista temple, foreigners lounging in cheap cafes and elderly men dressed impeccably with a Kulu hat and a cane, standing on the by lanes. It also faces the Beas river framed by the Dhauladar ranges.