What to explore over weekends ? :
Manali is very famous among tourists for the mall road and various cafes/restaurants offering multi-cuisine food. But due to COVID we wanted to avoid any place with crowd. So we decided to skip usual touristy places and cafes in Manali and decided to explore the places which are close to nature, away from crowd and offbeat.
1. Explore around Manali : In addition to local sightseeing places like Hidimba temple, Manu temple etc., there are so many places around which is just couple of hours away from Manali, is a great ride with great views and can transport you to a different landscape altogether ! We went to Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Naggar, Sethan- Igloo village, Atal Tunnel, Lahaul and Jispa, Tirthan Valley, Jibhi and Kasol, Tosh, Grahan like villages in Parvati Valley. All these places can be covered in either 1D or 1N/2D. Getting bike/car on rent is just one call away. And drive is very scenic specially to Lahaul and Jispa via Atal Tunnel.