MANALI, Himachal Pradesh

15th Apr 2017
Photo of MANALI, Himachal Pradesh 1/1 by Kiran Copparapu
While traveling our way to the Vashishta temple, we had this beautiful scenic place where people rest by to have some fun with the Beas River, and of course enjoying the hills at the back and the tall Gulmohars. You could also find the stores that rent out Gloves, Overcoats, and Boots for SNOW.

" I USED TO BE SNOW WHITE, BUT I DRIFTED". Himachal, India, was near & Dear to the British and the Maharajas. While the Europeans were reminded of the scenic beauties, Indian Maharajas would treat this as the NEW world. Cold and unpolluted as it was, Manali is still remains one of the most popular Honeymoon and Holiday destinations in India. Dominated by humongous sizes of hills, Manali is like a princess covered with White jewels and drapes of a wedding gown. Our stay was at the White Mist resorts of Sterling Group. Besides being outstanding, the resort was also comfortably near for us to visit most places. Our food, being outright Vegetarian, we chose the Byk Restaurant besides the Mahindra Country Resort, This place had some amazing food and very hospitable staff. The places we visited as a part of the sight seeing, were 1) Rohtang Pass 2) Sonang Valley 3) Vashishta Temple 4) Hidimba Temple 5) Club House 6) Gulaba Snow Point 7) Kulu 8) Naggar 9) Manu Temple 10) Mall Road. We are advised by the taxi drivers that Mall Road is very costly to shop about, and if your requirement is limited to Shawls / Woolen wear, please do visit Kullu for better prices.

Day 1

Sonang Valley, is known for the Shiva Ling, placed under a tall water fall, and also for a rope way to take you up the hill, so you could para glide from the top and other adventure activities.

Photo of Solang Valley, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh, India by Kiran Copparapu

This was on my way back and found this really beautiful to click.

Photo of Solang Valley, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh, India by Kiran Copparapu

Somehow this was a picturesque moment for me, although people were enjoying around me with the snow and their excitement for it.

Photo of Gulaba Viewpoint, Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Kiran Copparapu

Overall, I had spent good amount for a royal treatment at Sterling Resort at Manali. I had paid about 120o to the taxi for a local sight seeing which included the Snow Point, Sonang Valley as Major Attractions. For the Local Sight seeing, I had spent an additional 1400 INR for the above mentioned locations which I thought were reasonable enough as a tourist. What won my heart was the people of Himachal, who were very warm, cordial and most importantly, it was NOT about money.

Hope you have enjoyed every bit. See you with my next tour.

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