When the hills call you with all their freshness and positive vibe, don't you think second time to respond! Just pack your bags and start your journey! Traveling is liberating, it is a breather, it makes you feel alive every time, isn't it? And of course, the hills do attract the ones who love to spend some time amidst the abundant nature and breathtaking scenic beauty! Manali was one such place I had visited and believe me, I really want to go back to that place time and again.
When life's throwling lemons at you, take them positively and make the best out of it. Traveling is something that makes you matured, enriches you with all kinds of situations, managements, and you get to learn of the different language, culture, heritage and local myths of different places of your country. This experience makes us wiser, more composed and make a better human being, at the end of the day! So, if possible, do travel - not only for the sake of traveling, but to unravel the still unexplored sides of your own self, travel to rediscover you and your loved ones from a different and probably more beautiful perspective. Traveling once a month, keeps all kinds of problems away, believe me!
Manali is a beautiful hills station under the state of Himachal Pradesh. An overnight journey from Delhi, this place is nature lover's paradise. the unspeakable charm of Old Manali and the glorious aura of New Manali will make you fall in love with this place. The first thing to do when in Manali is to roam the city around. Explore the city at first. Check out the local cuisines, local people, shopping places, temples. Visit the Hidimba Temple and get mesmerized with the soothing greenery and the towreing trees in the temple premise. You would almost feel the old nature asking you to explore her with the breathtaking view of the surrounding.
Next, check out the nightlife of Manali. It's really amazing. The chill in the air is something you would love to experience. Shop the woolen sweaters, mufflers, dresses, hats- which are local products. Souvenirs are very important, right?
Try to visit the mesmerizing Solang Valley on the Day 2. And if you are daring enough, hop on to the booked car and go for the Rohtang Pass. The pictures here have been taken on our way to Rohtang Pass. Both Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass are mesmerizing, you would experience a vast ocean of snow!! As if the time has stopped, as if you have arrived at a place where everything runs so slowly and perfectly- these two places are like that. We had gone there in the month of November and therefore, the snow-capped fields are what we got to see. But if you choose to visit these two places during summer, you would be able to take resort to various fun activities at here! Do check them out as well!
And rememebr, the path to Rohtang Pass is under the maintanance of Indian Army. and it remains closed from the end of November up till February. You might need to have a special permission to visit these places if you are traveling during winter. The trip to Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass will take you an entire day. And you will be tired physically, so it's better to take rest the next day!
After you have roamed the city and checked out the nooks and crannies of this beautiful hill station, you can always plan to visit the local places that are nearby Manali - Kullu, Bhrigu Lake and the outskirts of Manali. You will be mesmerized to check out the dense forest that surround this hill station. Kullu is another place which is famous for the natural and scenic beauty. A trip to Kullu will make you experience the lish greenery of this area and the abundant natural beauty of this place.
Hop on, pack your bags and leave!! Life's too short to not visit these places!