" 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.