It’s been months, but I have some nice memories of the town of Manali. I first landed there maybe 2 months ago for a trip and spent a few days in the fresh crisp air of the Himachal.. As a destination, it’s the perfect place. Set amidst a picturesque backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayan range, the only things that should be on your mind are: romance… or adventure! So whether it’s a luxury vacation, a romantic getaway or an adventure filled trip (like it was for me), I would head back to Manali in a jiffy. Families and vacation seekers flock the cooler climes to enjoy the green meadows, rivers and pristine landscapes. For some, it is also a stop on the way to Ladakh. If you want to trek, hike around in the forest, past the Dhoongri temple, a stray path opens into a deodar, horse chestnut, walnut and maple forest that is part of the Manali Sanctuary.