In this post, I will take you a journey of Manali in pictures that I have taken from my camera phone. I stayed there for 5 days and experienced sun, rain, snow apart from the bone-cracking cold.
About 500 km from the capital city of Delhi, lies this beautiful place in the lap of the mountains. Tourists flock to Manali mostly for relaxing weekends or honeymoon. White winters are a speciality of this place, especially winter this year has been good in terms of snowfall. During my stay of 5 days, there was snowfall on 3 of those days. But in summers, Manali turns into a base camp for most treks, trips, and bike tours to further north of India like Spiti, Leh etc.
The older part of this hamlet, better known as Old Manali, turns back time and you get to old style traditional Himachal homes. The place is filled with cafe’s that serve delicious bakery as well as exotic dishes.
It was my first visit to this magical place and I have been blown away by the beauty of this place, partly because of heavy snowfall this winters. But that notwithstanding, it’s still quite difficult to describe in words how beautiful it was. But, I am not here to tease your aesthetical senses with just words. As they famously say “Show, don’t tell”, so here we go:
Before and After an overnight snowfall
Sunshine after snowfall
Great Himalayan Nature Park
The right way is between the tress
Murky weather, riverside
Solang Valley- Snow Storm
Hidimba Devi Temple
Manu Rishi Temple- the guardian
The Good Life
I hope that you liked the Manali in pictures journey. I will shortly publish related blogs about my visit to Manali, which will be very helpful in making you plan a worthy-of-time experience.