Manali-The Switzerland of India (2 days Trip)

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8th Mar 2019
Photo of Manali-The Switzerland of India (2 days Trip) by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Day 1

I boarded the train to Delhi from Bhubaneswar. As the train was late by 5 hours , I missed my bus to Manali which I have booked through Red Bus app. I reached Delhi at 10:30 PM. From the Anand Vihar Railway Terminal , I directly went to ISBT Kashmeeri Gate and took a HRTC bus to Manali. I reached Manali on 8th March ( 3 :00 PM ) .

As I am zostel passport member , I have already decided to book my stay at Zostel Manali. I took a cab from Volvo bus stand to zostel. Zostel is located in the Manu temple road under the foothills of the Mighty Himalayas. The setting of the hostel was awesome . Met a lot of solo travellers there. I along with some of the travellers went to visit the Manu Temple which was just half a km and then had our dinner at a cafe named the lazy dog. We can certainly see the snowclad mountains all around the place.  We returned back to our zostel doorms and had a lite activity session there . At night we had some wine just beside the foothills of the mountain and then went back to sleep afterwards .

View from Manu Trmple

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

View from zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

View from zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

View from zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Manu Temple

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

The Lazy Dog

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

The Lazy Dog

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

The Lazy Dog

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Old Monk

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Banana Shake

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Lamb Biryani

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Lamb Biryani

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Momos

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

View from Drifter's cafe

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Stray Dogs in Manali

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Tea @ Zostel Cafe

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Day 2

We booked a cab to visit Kothi village - The last Village of Manali. We had a choice if either going to Kothi or Solang , as we are less interested in snow sports we went to kothi. One thing you would absolutely love about kothi is that it's very less crowded. The best part of travelling to Kothi is the journey itself . The small pathways with snow at both the sides . The view of the mountain valley  . The clouds touching the mountain tops , the icy breeze , the fresh white snow it was all so mesmerizing. We decided to spend some time there , take some photos had a mountain bike ride etc. We went to a cafe named the Apple tree cafe just at the top end of the village. They were only serving limited items but the view is what that matters . That's the highlighting point of my journey.

Kothi Village

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Kothi Village

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Burger & French fries @ The Apple tree cafe

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Maggie

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

View from cafe

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

View from cafe

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Kothi Village

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Kothi Village

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Kothi Village

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Kothi Village

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Kothi Village

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Kothi Village

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Kothi Village

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Kothi Village

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Kothi Village

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Kothi Village

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Kothi Village

Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Kothi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

While returning we went to vashisth village from where we will be  treking to the Jogini Falls. The trek is of 3 KM in total . The trek is tough as there is snow everywhere . So it's better to have some gears with you which will protect you from slipping. But after reaching there you will realize it is worth trekking to Jogini falls . It's better to take friends with you , solo treking is not advisable.

Jogini falls

Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Jogini falls

Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Jogini falls

Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Jogini falls

Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

View from jogini falls

Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta
Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Rainbow

Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Doggy

Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

After that we returned back to zostel. Had some snacks at zostel cafe . Brought some hand made shawls for our friends , packed our backpacks and then went to Volvo bus stand to catch our bus to Delhi .

The trip was very short , but it will certainly be in my memory lane forever . A special thanks to Zostel Manali.

Zostel

Photo of Zostel Manali, Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel

Photo of Zostel Manali, Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Our little companion at zostel

Photo of Zostel Manali, Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Roadside Arts

Photo of Zostel Manali, Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Way to zostel

Photo of Zostel Manali, Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel goodies

Photo of Zostel Manali, Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Zostel goodies

Photo of Zostel Manali, Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ankit Aditya Bhatta

Total Trip Budget : 10k

Travel : 4k
Food : 3K
Stay : 1K
Activities : 1k
Miscellaneous : 1k

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