FROSTY HIMACHAL PRADESH
Road from Shimla, the capital, to Manali.
It has to be up there as one of the most extreme textured roads in the world. With all the zigzag turns, it made our adrenaline pumping. Manali is a valley nestled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, at an altitude of 2,050 m. The 8-hour road journey was made quick as we were entertained by mother nature beauty along the way.
The ever beautiful Beas River that flows between mountains. So tempted to dive in
The letters in the front of each vehicle’s plate denote the state where it is originated. Like this one, HP stands by Himachal Pradesh
We stopped by the Pandoh Dam
One to two hours from the final destination. The Beas River was drifting faster at this point. Again so tempted to feel the water around our legs. Why we did not try it I still could not figure it out.
The next morning, we were all captivated by the view from our window. It was snowing heavily. I put aside the cold and shivering, and enjoyed watching the snow fall.
One of the things you could do in Manali is enjoying the snow in Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass. While Rohtang Pass had a lot of better perspective than Solang Valley, we were disappointed that Rohtang Pass was closed that day because of heavy snowfall. We opted for Solang instead.
This kid apparently pissed because her parents were walking slowly
HEART OF MANALI
The very first time I set my foot on Mall Road Manali, I thought to myself this is the place to be. Even it was merely just about 100m walk from the first shop to the very last, you could shop almost everything here. Wide range of winter clothes, accessories, budget hotel and decent restaurants you could get lined up between street full of friendly people.
Ice cream in this cold weather. Problem?
when I said bus hub with a view, I meant this one.