“ Go where you feel most alive.”
For some answer for this line is mountains, and if you are one of them then manali is just the right place for you.
Are you an adventure lover? Are you looking for peaceful place away from all the hustle and bustle? OR are you just looking for just a weekend getaway?
Manali has it all…
HOW TO REACH HERE?
There are two ways through which you can reach here ie. , airways and roadways, but in my opinion coming here through road is the best way as you will get a scenic view from your window seat with snow caped mountains and a rushing river on one side. A volvo bus from chandigarh will cost you around RS 1000 and airplane ticket will cost you around RS6000 from chandigarh to kullu.
Traveling solo or with friends?
What about hostels? manali has a wide range of hostels, from backpackers panda to zostel, they all are in manali at a super affordable price starting from RS299.
I had my best time in this hostel and shared a lot of memories in the common room as sitting in the common room of any hostel is a great way to socialize and meet new and amazing people.
Bonus: if you are traveling with friends, then book a hostel in old manali.
THINGS TO DO
Wondering what’s so special about this place?
Well the answer is in it’s environment….Fresh air, snow caped mountains, sound of flowing river.
So now you have reached here and have a place to sleep, now what next?
1.HIDIMBA DEVI TEMPLE
HIDIMBA DEVI TEMPLE locally known as Dhungari Temple located in old manali near the van vihar surrounded by the tall maple trees.
It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimba Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mahabharata.
2. VAN VIHAR
Van vihar is for you if you want to sit and relax in a forest….. there will be complete silence except the singing birds and river.
If you are here with your family then you can also have a picnic day here.
3. JOGNI FALLS
Jogni falls is a waterfall which is loacted near vashisht temple. It is a 15 to 20 minutes trek from vashisht temple which goes through the beautiful vashisht village. It is in the outskirts of manali and i suggest you to take walk to this beautiful place.
4. SOLANG VALLEY
From worshiping temples to getting lost in the forest….from a himachali village to waterfalls…. now ready to play in snow and be a kid again?
Come to solang valley and take the rope way worth RS 600 and get on the top of the mountains. Just be aware of the scammers you will find there who will convince you to rent fancy snow suits, DON’T FALL FOR IT.