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Geeta Sharma
  • Geeta Sharma
  • Lives in Noida
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review

"North Indian Holidays"

  • Posted May 21, 2011
In Himachal Pradesh Poanta Sahib Gurudwara with 24 hours non stop langar. Tea is lovely. seva dals have people booked for many days ahead to serve langar.... heavy waiting list for Seva also.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: None to my knowledge/ 5 items must for Sikh community can be brought here

Activities & things to do: Enjoy the shabad in the Gurudwara

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By road about 1.5 hours from Yamuna nagar/Jagadri going towards Shimla
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Girisha Sewak
  • Girisha Sewak
  • Lives in Thane
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  • 4 Reviews

"Magnificient Manali"

  • Posted Mar 30, 2010
Very scenic,lots of snoe in months between Dec to March, breathtaking rides, valleys, the works

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Shop at manali market fr himachli topis ,chappals & woolllen wear, also dry fruits
go to tibetian market fr mani wheels, & Dorjes

Activities & things to do: Sports - like paragliding, river rafrting,trekking
for lazy ones - horse rides thru valleys, snow ball fights,or just walk.

Very beautiful temples some dating back to 8th century

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: we boarded flight from mumbai to Chandigadh & drove 310 km to Manali - but the drive though scenic is very curvy,so a direct fight to kullu will b fine.

Warnings - at snowpoint bargain - do not buy those snow suits - they slow u down

Instead just take enough thermal, good sneakers, mufflers, caps, woollen socks & gloves - good jeans & u will save on hired stuff later.
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Girisha Sewak
  • Girisha Sewak
  • Lives in Thane
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"Magnificient MANALI"

  • Posted Mar 30, 2010
High voltage drives, snow topped peaks, fresh air, to die for sceneries.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food - if u get chance try Himachali kadhi--regular food available at Sagar rest-(Manali market),Shere-Punjab

Attractions-of course, snow-go to Gulaba & Solang Valley. best snow season Dec-March.
Horse riding on way to Rohtang pass-u must have a strong heart

shopping--great winterwear, himachali topis, chappals & dryfruits.Also Tibetian prayer wheels, Dorjes at Tibetian market .

Activities & things to do: Trekking, horse-riding, river rafting,long walks, local temples & snow fights.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: For snow, carry enough thermal wear woolen wear,socks,gloves-(woolen will do )

Do not buy their snow suits it will slow u down & the gum boots r disastrous.

if buying do not pay more than Rs150.
we took Mumbai - Chandigadh flight & then 9 hr long drive to Hadimba cottage Manali. u have option of fight to Kullu & then 1 hr drive to Manali
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Avik Chakrabarty
  • Avik Chakrabarty
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 1 Review

"Solang Valley - An icy experience"

  • Posted Aug 26, 2009
Solan or Solang Valley is a must see destination from Manali specially if you are in the month of Jan to March.The entire valley gets covered with a thick layer of snow.The partly frozen Beas river which accompanies you to the valley adds beauty on the route.The entire valley becomes a playground of snow and it is a wonderful experience.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There are some eateries & locally crafted item shops have mushroomed in the valley where you can do some shopping. As such, no sight seeing there.

Activities & things to do: You can do lots of activities there like snow biking, sledging, para gliding, skiing or just play around with snow. You can spend the entire day enjoying different activities.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Solang is around 20 km from Manali and easily accessible by car or shared taxi.
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Monica Rajamane
  • Monica Rajamane
  • Forester
  • 3 Reviews

"Hospitable Himachal !!"

  • Posted Jun 25, 2009
We went to Himachal in May-2009 with a view to have a totally Adventurous holiday and what we got was a totally thrilling, adventurous, extremely scenic and THE most memorable holiday !
Every part of Himachal is beautiful, though we visited Manali, Naggar and Dharamshala only.
We enjoyed the snow pt (Marhi) in Manali, did skiing to our hearts content and also experienced snowfall for the first time in our life which we will never forget. Himachal has equally beautiful people, our taxi driver Bittu was such a nice person and we got along as though we were friends from ages. The honesty and innocence runs through all the people of himachal which is not there in the people outside of the state who come there for jobs during the tourist seasons and can get really annoying.
We rented a bike in Manali and drove all the way upto Gulaba, which made me scream at every hair-pin bend, with the roads so narrow and it being a 2-way road. Nevertheless one should try it if the driver has experience and the nerve to take the risk :)
After Manali, we went to Naggar and stayed in the HPTDC Castle which has equally warm people and the place is beautiful with the old architecture preserved and made me feel like a queen staying there. While in Naggar we were told that the Jana waterfall is very beautiful, we rented a bike there too and went to the waterfalls which is approx 10-12 kms from the castle. The roads are beautiful with patches of tall deodhar trees all over and the same thrill of driving on narrow roads with sharp bends. At the base of the waterfall there is a family which has a small dhaba like place which serves authentic Himachali khana and it was very hygienic too. There we ate red rice for the first time and found the meal very tasty. My recommendation to all is to eat there on your visit to Naggar.
Then our last destination was Dharamshala which is a mini-tibet and at times (especially in McLeodGanj) one feels like you are in a different country all together. We thoroughly enjoyed our trek upto Triund and every drop of sweat was worth it after seeing the Dhauladhars from close quarters. I totally recommend this trek to all. They even have a govt rest house where one can spend the night.
Overall, Himachal is extremely beautiful with beautiful people and with loads of adventure.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is good. Had good authentic food at Jana Waterfalls (Naggar) and Dharamshala one can have tibetan food, momos, noodles, gaithuk etc.....

Activities & things to do: Completely Adventurous !! One can do rafting, trekking, river crossing, para-gliding and if one needs more adventure then just rent a bike and go upto Rohtang Pass (road is pretty risky though) !!

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We went upto Delhi and took the HPTDC Volvo upto Manali and there we took taxis for local site-seeing. Drivers there are reliable and good, no problem whatsoever !!
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