Charming Manali

  • Location – Situated 543km away from Delhi
  • Travel period – June 2017 (Summer)
  • Temperature – During the day time it was around 18-°20° and in nights it went down till 6°-7°
  • Number of people – 4
  • Accommodation – Shobla Pine Royale and Shobla International

Manali is a hillside town situated in Himachal Pradesh-India. If you are flying from another country, you should land at Delhi and then go to Manali. Manali is situated about 543km away from India. To reach the destination you can either take a bus or hire a cab. We hired a cab for the entire trip and it costed only around INR 52,000 for 4 people (including accommodation in Delhi). We left Delhi around 7am. However we found this time too late as we got stuck in the usual Delhi traffic. Hence it is recommended to leave as early as possible. It was around 10pm in the night when we reached Manali. However as there was a strike and the roads were blocked we were stuck in the traffic for 5hrs and reached our destination, Shobla Pine Royale at around 2.30 in the morning.

A special thank you should go to Mr.Bhaveek Thakur and Mr. HemRaj of Shobla Pine Royale for all the help they gave us while we were stuck in traffic. If you are visiting Manali you should definitely stay at Shobla Pine Royale.

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First morning in Manali

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Solang Valley is one of the places you can visit in Manali, if you like adventure sports. That place has activities such as paragliding, river crossing, horse rides and Yak rides. However since we visited during summer it was really crowded. And I think we missed the main Solang Valley where they have Zorbing and all the other fun activities.

Solang Valley

Anjani Mahadev is a Hindu Temple situated in the centre of Solang Valley. It is said that during winter, snow forms a “Shiva Lingam” on this place. It believed that Lord Hanuman’s mother “Anjani Devi” meditated in this place.

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Shiva Linga at Anjani Mahadev

Some other places we visited around Manali and Kullu

Rohtang Pass

Old Manali

Hidimba Devi Temple and Ghatotkach Temple

Bijli Mahadev

Naggar Castle

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Snow capped mountains

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Apple trees everywhere

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Beautiful houses in Manali
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More apples

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Joghini Falls

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Sunset

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Full moon
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Let the rays of your heart shine on all who passes by
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Beas River

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Sun rise in Kullu

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View from the terrace
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Isn’t he a cutie pie?

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Hardworking ladies in Kullu

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Happy girls

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Brothers 🙂
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Your smile brightened my day 🙂

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