The cheapest Place to visit for every kind of Mountain Lover!

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Photo of The cheapest Place to visit for every kind of Mountain Lover! by Sharayu Bafna

For the longest time I've been wanting to go to Manali not for the snow, or for treks. I wanted to see the place as shown in the movie Yeh Jawani hai Deewani (YJHD). I wanted to be on my own and see Manali not as per as any itinerary or just to tick it off my list. I wanted to breathe, see the sun, the flowing River and the blooming flowers in Manali. So when I found the opportunity to go to Manali, I ran as fast as I could.

Photo of Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna

How to reach Manali-

The most easiest and convenient way to reach Manali is to take an HRTC bus from Kashmere Gate, Delhi. The prices for the bus ranges from 600 to 1200/- , travelling through HRTC buses is safe and also comfortable. The journey will take about 10-11 hrs. I always prefer an overnight journey as it saves a day.

Where to stay-

There are plenty of options to stay in Manali. There are Hostels, Hotels, Home-stays. I prefer to stay in Hostel as it is affordable and also gives me a chance to interact with other travelers and for that matter Zostel, always has my heart. Whenever in doubt or not sure about your stay, just book your bed at Zostel. If you're occupying a bed in one of the dorms, 500 rs/- is what you pay.

Photo of Zostel Manali, Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna
Photo of Zostel Manali, Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna
Photo of Zostel Manali, Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna

Places to eat at-

New Manali is fun with all the hustle and bustle of the streets but I prefer the quaint old Manali. There are dozens of Cafe's in Old Manali and you can go cafe hopping. There are Cafe's offering you a view of the Manalsu River and also live Music. Cafe il Forno, Cafe 1947 and Cafe Kathmandu are some of my favorites. The food surely won't cost you more than 600-700 rs/- per day.

Photo of BON APPETIT cafe, Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna
Photo of IL Forno, Hadimba Temple Road, Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna
Photo of Cafe 1947, Clubhouse Road, Vpo, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna

My favorite place to go to-

There's a long list of places that go you can to like, Solang valley, Manu temple, Rohtang Pass, Jogini falls, Vashisht, Hidimba Temple, Monasteries and Museum but my favorite place in the whole of the Manali is the Nature Park in Old Manali. It is encircled by the grooves of Deodar forest and when here, let your feet down into the freezing flowing River.

Photo of Manali Nature Park, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna
Photo of Manali Nature Park, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna
Photo of Manali Nature Park, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna

You can go all and about in Manali and explore all the places. This is my version of Manali, don't hold back to find yours!

Photo of The cheapest Place to visit for every kind of Mountain Lover! by Sharayu Bafna
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