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Manali - Worth a visit in December

Review of Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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Anand Desai

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  • Anand Desai
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Manali - Worth a visit in December"

  • Posted Apr 7, 2009
As the title says, a worthy place to visit in December. A picture perfect destination. My visit was in late December (Christmas week). It was none other than heaven. Perfect icy white mountain, -9deg. temperature at night. Perfect for my kind of snap-seeker, nature-lover and solemn like person.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sight-seeings, I was lucky enough to see all, even Rohtang pass also for some extent. Main attractions are Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley. Others are Hidimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vashishth hot-springs, King's Palace, Museum, Thousands years old Shiv Temple and Mall-Road. Actually I was lucky to have had very good local driver who took me to the small-small places which are not actually called attractions but really worth to see.
Do large bargain shopping from Mall-Road. They are very expensive. For, ex. for handgloves, he said Rs.375 first and finally gave me in Rs.100.

Activities & things to do: One obvious activity is skiing at Rohtang Pass usually. They charge heavy for kit and instructor. Other activities are River crossing and other river adventure activities.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best way to reach is, drop yourself in Chandigarh first and then have a personal cab for whole tour. It takes time though (mostly 10 hours for safe driving).
Tips & warnings - 1)have cash in pocket cause very few ATMs that too on Mall-Road only. 2)Beware of road-side guides.Never ever hire them. 3)Have healthy breakfast, cause at sight-seeings, only eatable food you get is Maggi noodles. (its lovely, but, to eat hot Maggi in cool temp) 4)have hotel close to Mall-Road so you can enjoy night life at Manali.
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  • saketace
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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 10 Reviews
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"Beautiful manali"

  • Posted Apr 1, 2009
After a long and tiring journey in a Volvo from Delhi, it was a heavenly experience to reach Manali. Truly one of the best hill stations I have been to. Manali provides activities for all, ranging from skiing, river crossing and rafting to a bath in hot springs in Manikaran, many temples for religious minded, and a relaxing atmosphere for people not looking for any activity.Lots of preserved forest gardens in walking range to sit and relax. Or go to the banks of River Beas, put your feet in the water and experience heaven on earth.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Mall road had lots of restaurants, lot of them run by Tibetan families, offering Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese food at reasonable rates and ambience. Chopsticks was my favorite during the stay. Hidimba Temple, Ghatotkach temple, Vashist hot water springs are in near vicinity. Can plan a day long tour to Manikaran, which includes a break for rafting in Beas, which is very easy grade 1 kind of rapids. Manikaran in itself is a good destination where you see the power of nature tempered with religious beliefs of people. Many hot water springs abound where one can take bath, have langar in gurudwara and revel in the religious spirit. Beware of saffron dealers trying to sell Saffron and shilajit.

Activities & things to do: Rafting, Skiing, River crossing, Bathing in Hot springs at Vashist and Manikaran, you name it and the activity was there. Also has a club house for those who don't want to leave malls in Delhi behind which has video games and badminton etc. etc.....

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Took a volvo from Delhi overnight Journey, but you tend to miss the spectacular scenery on the way, including the Tunnel between Mandi and Kullu, the imposing Pandoh dam and the marvellous Beas Sutlej Link.
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Suresh Arora

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  • Suresh Arora
  • Lives in Delhi
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"crowded n joyful place"

  • Posted Jan 13, 2009
manali still has several mast spots that makes ur visit very grtful in the monsoon and winter months.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: club house bar and resturant is too good and punjabi restaurants in mall road is too good in everything

Activities & things to do: Seeing snowfall n enjoy it shopping and khana pina masti i hv lot of fun in manali

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: carry extra woolen clothes n go by road or air is better instead of train or enjoy yar no warning
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Apurv Chaudhary

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  • Apurv Chaudhary
  • Lives in Faridabad
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  • Posted Jan 4, 2009
ultimate place for mountain lovers

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: every food flavour available , in local sight seeing solang , rohtang pass & hidimba devi mandir are most like...... but some daring tourists like us can cross over to rohtang & go for lahual spiti or ladakh...

Activities & things to do: mountaineering, skiing, snow scootering & para gliding

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: carry winter wear for higher reaches...
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Rahul Sharma

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  • Rahul Sharma
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Manali trip"

  • Posted Jan 2, 2009
Fantastic place to visit both in summer and winter
best place is rohtang pass and for peace hadimba temple

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: endless shopping more and more visit

Activities & things to do: Skiing downward on slopes

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: take a volvo bus from kashmiri gate in Delhi. don't forget to take woolen clothes, mountain shoes, sun creame.
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