Manali for New Year Party, Paragliding, Camping & Traffic Jam

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29th Dec 2017
Photo of Manali for New Year Party, Paragliding, Camping & Traffic Jam by Manish Sharma
Day 1

Hi Guys, this is the first time I am writing about my trip. Hoping you guys like it. So 2 of my friends has started their trip organizing startup & they invited me for their first trip and I was like ya bro sure. I'll also invite few of my office colleague for the trip. So we've got the trip itinerary from them & we are like super excited about spending New Year at Manali this time. We got the message from our organizer that they have changed the departure time from 19:00 o'clock eve to 16:00 - 16:3o eve same day due to weather condition, Jam, upcoming big holidays etc.. & everyone was okay with that. One of organizer was staying in Manali from past 2 days of departure date for the arrangements.

Day 2

So let's start the trip. I've reached the departure destination & found that my friends (Organizers) able to add more than 40 peoples (mainly stags) for the trip. Now when the blunder started to happen the "promised" departure time was 16:00 O'clock (29th Dec) & we've left the location at around 19:00 O'clock (29th Dec) everyone was super frustrated with that goof-up(might be because of gathering all the passengers), nevertheless the wheels were started rolling & we were finally moving towards our trip. Being the Delhi guys we all were like started abusing the organizers for delay departure for around 15-20 mins post that everyone started feeling hungry & asking about our upcoming halt for dinner. Being the organizer's friend & being in touch with them I took a call to check with the organizer for the halt & got to know that will be stopping for dinner in Karnal. Post dinner our co passenger went to the Bus driver & ask what time will it take to reach our destination & got to know that if we'll able to continue the same speed so will be there by 16:00 O'clock (30th Dec) in the evening, after knowing the fact from Driver we all were shocked & went to our organizer & started yelling on him that because of your delay departure our transit time has increased to 20-21 hrs & in a way for us it was 24 hrs as we were waiting for the bus to move from 16:00 o'clock (29th Dec), organizer was in the situation where he can't do more than trying to pacify everyone by saying that the bus will reach by 12:00 O'clock & we are also not in the situation to do anything more than yelling or seating on our seats. Organizer went to the Bus Driver had bit words, Driver started the bus & we were on the roads again. Finally, we all were in a mood of journey everyone started sharing words in their groups & happily moving towards Manali.

We've reached our destination Manali Picnic Spot At 13:30 (30th Dec) & we were happy after seeing the Camp place & activity. Have shown few image check if you guys like it to. We had fun in the camp enjoyed the camp activities like Cultural activity, Zipline, Zorbing, Boating, River Crossing, Bonfire, DJ night etc... After everything we went to our tent for slept at around 23:00 O'clock (30th Dec). The temperature was -11 at around 3:00 O'clock morning (31st Dec) at the place.

Photo of Manali Picnic Spot, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Manish Sharma
Photo of Manali Picnic Spot, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Manish Sharma
Photo of Manali Picnic Spot, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Manish Sharma
Photo of Manali Picnic Spot, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Manish Sharma
Photo of Manali Picnic Spot, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Manish Sharma
Day 3

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We are ready to move towards Solang Valley & Manali Mall Road as per itinerary & the committed time of departure was 9:30 o'clock (31 st Dec) but it couldn't happen. We've left the camp at 10:45 O'clock in TaTa Traveller & reached Solang at 16:00 O'clock thanks to the construction & Jam, had fun at Solang was able to try Paragliding (main reason of choosing Manali for new year trip). Done with Solang in 2 hrs ready to go back By Tata Traveller left Solang at 18:30 O'clock got the offer to stay in Hotel for New Year Eve where we reached at around 23:00 O'clock after 8-10 KM walk because of Jam & not able to visit Mall road. For us Party started at 23:30 (31st Dec) & we were at lawn till 1:30 (1st Jan), celebrated a co-traveller birthday & partied in our hotel room till 7:30 o'clock morning (1st Jan).

Photo of Solang Valley, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh, India by Manish Sharma
Photo of Solang Valley, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh, India by Manish Sharma
Photo of Solang Valley, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh, India by Manish Sharma
Photo of Solang Valley, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh, India by Manish Sharma
Photo of Solang Valley, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh, India by Manish Sharma
Day 4

According to the itinerary we were expecting to visit Kasol - Manikaran & from there back to Delhi, but again thanks to our organizers we've not able to departure according to the plan the expected/Promised departure time was 9:30 O'clock in the morning & we left at around 11:00 O'clock which leads us to a heavy jam, we reached Kasol at 16:30 O'clock in the eve (73 Km Journey took 5:30 hrs). Again jam strikes we had our lunch around 17:00 O'clock & weren't in the were we able to cover Manikaran so skipped Manikaran as well left to Delhi from Kasol, Left Kasol at 20:00 O'clock (1st Jan) to Delhi reached the destination at 16:00 O'clock (2nd Jan).

Sorry no images for Kasol as we've spent almost all the time in travelling due to Traffic Jam.

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