Manali, popularly known as 'Land of Gods' is surrounded by towering mountains and rich greenery that mesmerizes my heart in the very first glance every time I come back here. Manali has always been my favorite hill station. I have been here numerous times and it never fails to satisfy me. My dad has lived in Kullu for pretty long and also in kheerganga , hence he himself loves being here. I am back in manali after 5 years and a lot has changed.Traffic is way too much as before and the rules changed. There is a bus stand right in the center of the mall road. if you have just arrived at the station , to the left is Hidimba temple and a maintained forest area , to the right are the one way bridges and after crossing them to the left is the way to solang valley , vashisht temple , rohtang pass , keylong , leh etc. and to the right is the busiest roads with all the hotels. As usual we booked our rooms at the adventure lodge in the atal bihari vajpaee mountaineering institute. it is separated from the main city inside a jungle with calm and serenity all around. I have always loved staying at this lodge.Hidimba Temple :It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi for it is believed that she meditated here.The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground believed to be the deity's image.I particularly find this place very calm . One should definitely visit the cedar forest area and try to get one with nature here.