Until we returned everybody was ready to have glimpses of Manali market. By 11 am, we all had breakfast and decided to leave for Manikaran Sahib. After riding about 20 kms Ballu's bullets silencer went off his bike as few of the screws got loosen. Within few kms, we found mechanic who fixed it and also get other bikes chain lubricated and tightened. Then we drove till Manikaran Sahib without any stops, reached there by 3 pm and parked our bikes in the multi-level parking ensuring that our bikes and luggage tied on bike remain untouched and safe. The moment we start walking towards the entry gate of Gurudwara sahib with all the gears and jackets, we were looking like a group of Alien who just landed from Mars. Everyone was staring at us but on the other hand they were curious to know about our wearing. We spend more than 2 hrs in the Gurudwara and the Shiv temple next to it. It was getting very humid inside because of crowd and the hot water spring inside and below the surface. Stepping on the marble was also getting difficult near the hot water pool in the Gurudwara Sahib.
It was really an amazing experience to witness all this including standing on the bridge and watching Parvati river flowing in the full force and hot water spring besides river with the cold water.
Left Gurudwara Sahib around 5:30 and decided to ride till Bhunter for night stay. It was completely dark by the time we reached Bhunter, booked a room in Himalayan hotel next to Gurudwara.
Day 9 | Apr 5 | Bhunter to Chandigarh
This was the most boring day of our trip. Temperature constantly getting up since we crossed Manali and we know after crossing Mandi it was going to be like a hell till Chandigarh.
So, decided to leave early morning to get the pleasure of riding before sunrise. Our first stop was at Jot for photographs and breakfast. Near Sundernagar, road construction work was still going on from last year but after that roads are very good.
Then we took some stops for Neembu paani, Shikanji etc to get some relief from the scorching heat. This seems to be a never ending road to me, after coming from Kaza, none of these locations seems to be attractive to be clicked, so we didn't even click a single picture after crossing Jot.