MANALI: As we were about to reach Manali after bearing with the scorching heat and awful road condition enroute, I just wanted to stretch out on one of the smooth boulders beside the river with my feet in the ice cold water. And we did exactly this as soon as soon as we found the suitable parking with riverside road, along with hot tea and Maggi.
Next three days in Manali were nothing less than a heavenly retreat for us. After living in Delhi where the temperature was 45- 50 degrees, how it feels to open your eyes and find picturestic snowcapped peaks from your room's window and to sleep in warm blankets in the month of May. After living the busy monotonous corporate lives at Delhi this break was like a dream. To have no fixed itinerary, or to-do list. To get up when you wish to and to roam around on Royal Enfield with full swag, to dress up in bright floral colors and breath the cleanest breeze, just me my hubby and our bike. We picked up our bike and headed off to explore Rohtang. We would stop by a roadside, lay on the hill along a river and just absorb the beauty of the place. Our stay was at 100 mt distance from Vashisht kund, which is a hot water spring. There were small separate pools for males and females. After a small trek to Jogni falls, one of the most beautiful waterfall I have ever seen, we plunged into the sulfur spring of Vashist kund for about an hour, and believe me this natural Jacuzzi will beat many salon of Delhi. After this relaxing spa treatment we went to German bakery and other nearby cafes and ordered steam momos and ginger lemon honey tea, chocolate croissant, cheese cake. It was a perfect bliss after the trek and the relaxing hot water swimming session to get a treat like this.