On 18th August, the rains lashed out the beautiful state of Himachal, and more than 500+ roads were damaged due to floods, and I knew I got stuck in Manali for the next one week. To be honest, I would say I was happily stranded there because now I could enjoy and observe more cloud patterns merging into each other and making new ones, it was sheer heaven for me, well hills have their own charm of monsoon right? A bit risky but heavenly. I remember I was buying some apple cider from a local shop and that shopkeeper told me how there has been a cloud burst, only 8 km away from Manali in Palchan, I got really scared as I could see how the flow of the river that was just behind my back has changed from calm to horrific.
I have shortlisted some things you must do in Manali.
• Visit Hadimba Temple: Be a little touristy and do visit the Hadimba temple, locally known as Dhungri temple, dedicated to Hadimba Devi, a figure from Indian mythology Epic Mahābhārata. It's surrounded by. Cedar, deodar, and pine trees, and the forest is also known as Dhungiri Van Vihar. You can stroll for around 2 km from Old Manali and reach here. I saw some locals holding fluffy cute rabbits, offering tourists to take pictures with them at very nominal prices.