Summers in Delhi/ NCR region are very hot and can be very challenging most of the times. A little break from the hot weather and escape from work is every persons dream these days. A small break from the usual activities and getting involved in unusual one’s are the best according to me.
Biding to what I stated above, I persuaded my friends to plan a trip to Manali. And everyone agreed (my persuasion skills are quite impressive *wink*). So, after much deliberation and discussion the bus tickets, hotel reservations, taxi bookings were finalized and the date of departure was being awaited with enthusiasm and energy.
Manali is a resort town nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti district as well as Leh.
So, after skipping office a bit early than the usual time, we, with our belongings reached the stop where the bus was supposed to pick us.
We boarded the bus at around 7:30 PM. I am not a very big fan of bus journey especially to the hilly regions but with a huge group, this ‘road trip to hills in a bus’ was a total distraction. The journey went well while we watched movie, had food and outburst of laughter sessions while getting funny looks from co-passengers. Soon, we all dozed off only to wake up to the beautiful scene and windy morning of Manali.
Soon after we reached the bus stop, we waited for our taxi with our luggage by our side. We had enough time to have tea to protect ourselves from the cold while we waited for the taxi for pickup. Soon, we reached our hotel to get ready and start our wandering session for the day.