Us taking a HRTC ordinary bus to Manali from Kashmiri Gate were in Kullu by the morning. Unfortunately(or fortunately) due to snowfall in Kullu in past few days the bridge was closed and the only way to reach Manali was to take a bus from other side of the bridge crossing the bridge on foot. We sat in a local bus going towards Manali which started after a half hour wait. But, when the bus was about to leave there comes a girl brown hair, grey eyes and mark covering her face. The first two things that came in my mind was yeah, love at first sight exists and this girl is out of my league. Well, I don't remember how, but we started talking and talked continuously for the whole 1 hour journey between Kullu to Manali. This was the first time in the whole journey I wanted the bus to move slow despite being late in our plan. Oh, I forget to mention about the spectacular views you see when travelling along the beas river that will never leave your side once you enter Himachal. The journey itself is a treat to watch. Well, now we were on the Manali bus stand and I was disappointed that it was time to say goodbye to Neelam but no, Neelam offered us to join her in city sightseeing and how could I disagree to her (also due to bus being late and change at kullu half our day was gone). So we visited Hidimba Devi temple, it is situated in old Manali in a pine forest and you need to do a small but beautiful walk to reach the temple and walking here gets really tricky due to snow all around your feet. Coming to Hidimba Devi temple it was a beautiful temple in the middle of a forest covered with snow all around which will definately give the peace which you won't get living in a suburb. By the time we left from Hidimba Devi temple it was already late so we decided to say goodbye to Neelam with beautiful memories and left for the oyo hotel we had booked. One thing about hills the day ends quite suddenly and you won't realise how quickly it gets dark. Late in the evening, we decided to make a visit to the famous mall road of Manali. Mall road has its own beauty at night and a paradise for shopaholic people but the only supplies that we needed from mall road was rum, a essential supply to deal with negative temperatue of Manali. That was our super exciting day 1 in manali.