Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty. The landscapes changes theatrically where you feel the nature is all way to spread its music. Alongside with jaw-dropping views, lush green deep forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness and curled-up roads. The lush green mountains with a fabric thin layer of snow all around. The mist descends slowly, you find yourself in the serene nature and alongside the Beas river. After a while I felt like no wonder the vacation is a need to stay alive. I was so calm and forgot about my daily routine. You start getting positive thoughts. Now entered the Manali and on the way to “White Meadows, Club Mahindra Resort”.
On the way, I was driving along the “Beas river” and need to cross that. There was an old iron bridge waiting, this remembered me old days. After a while turning right on the Aleo left driving after few kilometres another old iron bridge with hard wood base was feel like an ancient bridge was full of thrills. A small village was there right after that called Phirni (around 2 KM from Mall road). Finally, I arrived at resort. It was a very warm welcome here & you feel like second home and staff was very cooperative. After a long journey it was time to get rest and gain energy.
In the evening, it’s time to go out and explore. In the northwest of Manali is Old Manali, famous for its Orchards and old guesthouses. Calm and serene surroundings is a very peaceful and blissful experience. Old Manali is a great attraction for those who love to explore food with peaceful environment. Old Manali have lots of cafe & bars crowded mostly of foreigners. I went to a restaurant “The Lazy Dog” and the restaurant has an extensive multi-cuisine menu, featuring an assortment from Korean, Japanese, Thai, Italian, Vietnamese, Continental and Indian Cuisine. The food is excellent, and the ambiance is great. The restaurant sits on a sheer cliff right by the river “Manalsu” and one of the best hang-out place in Old Manali. There are another lots of options available in area and you can explore depending on your taste.
Hadimba Temple is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Devi Hidimbi, who was a character in the Indian epic, Mahabharata. The temple is covered by the beautiful cedar forest (Dhungri Van Vihar) at the foot of the Himalayas. This sanctuary is built over a huge rock. It was really a nice experience to this place and then Sun was going to sleep and now for me too.