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Manali Travel Blog

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We got on our overnight bus from Mcloed Ganj to Manali at around 7pm after a rather amusing incident involving a korean girl falling in a huge water filled ditch in the dark that she didnt see.

The bus ride was abit hairy a times but thats India for you, the bus journey was meant to take 12hrs but it was more like 10 and abit hours, very rare that you would get somewhere early in asia. When we arrived in Manali it was absolutely freezing and i had to get out cloths i havent worn since Japan to get warm ie.Gloves.

We went to the hotel we wanted to stay in but it being 5.30am we were told to come back at 10am, so we went to a german bakery and filled ourselves up with tea and cakes until 10am when we went back to Sunshine guesthouse and managed to get our room for 400rp a night.

Which was a belter of a bargain seeing as it was and old raj era cottage converted into 4 huge rooms with Log fires, which in winter you are allowed to use, and it was set amongst beautiful gardens. The only downside was you could only get hot water between 8-10am, so no lie ins for me,as i wouldnt be having a cold shower in this climate. Now we were well and truly in the mountains!

We spent the next few days just relaxing amongst the unbelievable scenery, and walking in and around Manali, one day we had gone up to a small town called Vashist to use the hot springs but the water was disgusting so i gave it a miss. The nature reserve in the centre of Manali really was a beutiful place aswell. Manali was possibly one of my favourite places in the world. Being able to wake up and go outside to see snowcapped mountains is a real treat!

An amusing note was that the whole time i was there i was out of breath, which is very amusing considering we were that high up, and i was suffering from mild altitude sickness.haha. One thing is true that Manali is certainly a place i will be coming back to, there is no doubt about that!

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