Thoughts come and go, they appear and disappear and I often fall short of words. I have a thought to express the thought, which has made most of us think, ponder, wander and amazed. The thought of diversified India, the thought of panoramic India. I see the culture, the diversified culture which changes at every hundred kilometers. People change, language change, food change but I see the real India.
How to reach Manali:
Reaching Manali is not very difficult. It is connected well with the cities like Chandigarh, Delhi and Shimla. You can reach there either by bus or by plane. The nearest airport is in Bhuntar Distt. Kullu. From there you can take a bus or taxi to reach Manali. Within an hour you would reach Manali.
Where to Stay:
There are many hotels in Manali to cater to all budget categories. Whether you’re willing to splurge on a lavish accommodation, or looking for a cozy homestay. Manali has something for everyone.
Usually the climate in Manali is cold. The summers are pleasant during daytime and nights are chilled. In winters the temperature might go down to minimum -8 to -13 degree Celsius. The snowfall starts from early December and continues up to February end and even sometimes March first week. Therefore the climate in Manali is usually cold.
Place to see in Manali:
Explore the Town on Foot: Manali is best explored on foot. The bus will drop you right at the main Manali market from where you can take a half-an-hour walk up to Old Manali or to famous Hadimba Temple with its lovely roads, sweet little eateries and small kitschy market places.
Biking Across Manali: Bike rentals are available at reasonable rates. You can get a good bargain if you rent for two or more days. It’s the best way to explore the surroundings and the nearby Solang Valley. We rented one and took it all the way to Rohtang Pass and returned by evening.
Adventure Activities: From trekking and paragliding, to mountain biking and rafting. The famous Kheerganga trek is a must for everyone to see the real nature. Manali has plenty in its kitty for adventure junkies. Himalayan Caravan Adventure offers many adventure activities. From backpackers hanging out in the hippy villages to travellers indulging in adventurous activities, Manali has something or the other for all kinds of travellers.
Local Markets: Markets are nearby, here Shiva wallets, jute bags and tassel bags are very famous.
Where to Eat:
Casa Bella Vista: Known for its Italian food, especially wood-fired pizzas, Casa Bella Vista sports a courteous staff and good service.
Cafe 1947: A relaxing and fun place to unwind with a beer and sheesha; and great Italian food too.
Johnson Bar & Restaurant: Great Ambience, awesome music, good service; visit it for the feel and some great chocolate cake. Food is good too.
With several untold stories and hidden mysteries, thrives a state, with culture and tradition where we live, there I see love, I see poetry, and I see nature which is real India.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page."