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15 Mar. 2017

The main market in Manali is situated along The Mall Road. It gets crowded in the evenings in the summer months. One can buy shawls, Kullu caps, shirts or other stuff in this area. I found that prices here are lower than in Ladakh. There are many eating joints along this road and one can try these places. Many hotels are also on this road. It is the busiest part of the town where one can take a stroll but it will not be leisurely. It could be more enjoyable in the off-season months like February. What you can buy from this place varies from Shawls, Local tweeds, caps, rugs, namadas, footwear, fresh fruit, natural oil, olive and almond, silver jewellery, pullovers, metal craft, woolen jackets and bamboo products!!

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15 Mar. 2017

Manali is a ’must see’ place in this vast country. A quaint little town surrounded by the mighty Himalayas clad in pristine white, Manali offers a very different hill station experience for those who are more used to the Ootty, Kodaikanal, Munnar and Lonavla. We visited this beautiful place in February just after three days of continued snowing. The number of visitors was very few compared to normal seasonal numbers and because of that I experienced the best Manali can offer: a walk through the vehicle less Mall Road, -1 to -3 degree Celsius temperature, a snow filled Solang Valley and town streets with no traffic congestion. This may not be the case during the peak season!!

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15 Mar. 2017

One of the best falls is located at Jana Village from where the fall got the name "Jana". It is around 12km from Naggar you can just drive as trekking would not be a good idea for kids and elderly people. The view of the road journey to falls is really breathtaking. Falls has got nothing special about it but the serenity is just amazing and calm. You can try local organic food as it is the only place which provides the local delicacies and "siddu" is the special dish which is available here. You can just walk around, trek or sit and enjoy the fresh air of Jana. We were lucky to witness the snowfall here which was beautiful. A must visit if you are going to Manali.

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15 Mar. 2017

Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa is one of Manali's popular attractions. This monastery flaunts a majestic façade that is complemented with the pagoda-style yellow roof. Inside the Gompa, you will find a large image of Buddha and exquisite murals that illustrate Buddha's non-violent philosophy. Within the complex, there are several small shops where you can buy unique Tibetan handicrafts and carpets. It is from the sale of these products and donations from Samaritans that the routine activities of the shrine take place. This place is small, but I was amused by the story told about this place by our driver, it was built by refugees!! It is the most amazing monastery I have visited so far.

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15 Mar. 2017

During my maiden visit to Manali I undertook a cycling day tour that shows you the highlights of Manali from your mountain bike including the picturesque village of Vashsiht and the Hadimba and Manu Temples in Old Manali. This sightseeing tour provided a real insight into local Himalayan life and culture as well as being surrounded by magnificent Himalaya vistas, everywhere you look you will see snowy mountain peaks! During the tour the best part was when we will cycled to Goshal village, this village remains untouched from tourism with its stunning local wooden houses preserved. We could see the local women weaving shawls and tending to the animals in their traditional dress. From there we crossed over Beas River and completed a circle back to Vashisht where the tour started.

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15 Mar. 2017

We (me, my wife and two older teenage daughters) joined an organized trek by Trek the Himalayas in late July/early August. On the first day it rained all day so when we were passing through, we could not see anything, as we were in the clouds. So take the threat of rain very seriously, and pack to make sure that you have dry clothes at the end of the day, and dry clothes to start each day. On the second day we did not find the hike that difficult, and we had no issues with altitude sickness, as we had allowed ourselves the first day to acclimatize in Manali, and also took medication for the altitude. Overall it was an excellent adventure for everyone. Highly recommend it if you are looking for something very special.

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15 Mar. 2017

The main market in Manali is situated along The Mall Road. It gets crowded in the evenings in the summer months. One can buy shawls, Kullu caps, shirts or other stuff in this area. I found that prices here are lower than in Ladakh. There are many eating joints along this road and one can try these places. Many hotels are also on this road. It is the busiest part of the town where one can take a stroll but it will not be leisurely. It could be more enjoyable in the off-season months like February. What you can buy from this place varies from Shawls, Local tweeds, caps, rugs, namadas, footwear, fresh fruit, natural oil, olive and almond, silver jewellery, pullovers, metal craft, woolen jackets and bamboo products!!

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15 Mar. 2017

Manali is a ’must see’ place in this vast country. A quaint little town surrounded by the mighty Himalayas clad in pristine white, Manali offers a very different hill station experience for those who are more used to the Ootty, Kodaikanal, Munnar and Lonavla. We visited this beautiful place in February just after three days of continued snowing. The number of visitors was very few compared to normal seasonal numbers and because of that I experienced the best Manali can offer: a walk through the vehicle less Mall Road, -1 to -3 degree Celsius temperature, a snow filled Solang Valley and town streets with no traffic congestion. This may not be the case during the peak season!!

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15 Mar. 2017

One of the best falls is located at Jana Village from where the fall got the name "Jana". It is around 12km from Naggar you can just drive as trekking would not be a good idea for kids and elderly people. The view of the road journey to falls is really breathtaking. Falls has got nothing special about it but the serenity is just amazing and calm. You can try local organic food as it is the only place which provides the local delicacies and "siddu" is the special dish which is available here. You can just walk around, trek or sit and enjoy the fresh air of Jana. We were lucky to witness the snowfall here which was beautiful. A must visit if you are going to Manali.

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15 Mar. 2017

Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa is one of Manali's popular attractions. This monastery flaunts a majestic façade that is complemented with the pagoda-style yellow roof. Inside the Gompa, you will find a large image of Buddha and exquisite murals that illustrate Buddha's non-violent philosophy. Within the complex, there are several small shops where you can buy unique Tibetan handicrafts and carpets. It is from the sale of these products and donations from Samaritans that the routine activities of the shrine take place. This place is small, but I was amused by the story told about this place by our driver, it was built by refugees!! It is the most amazing monastery I have visited so far.

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15 Mar. 2017

During my maiden visit to Manali I undertook a cycling day tour that shows you the highlights of Manali from your mountain bike including the picturesque village of Vashsiht and the Hadimba and Manu Temples in Old Manali. This sightseeing tour provided a real insight into local Himalayan life and culture as well as being surrounded by magnificent Himalaya vistas, everywhere you look you will see snowy mountain peaks! During the tour the best part was when we will cycled to Goshal village, this village remains untouched from tourism with its stunning local wooden houses preserved. We could see the local women weaving shawls and tending to the animals in their traditional dress. From there we crossed over Beas River and completed a circle back to Vashisht where the tour started.

Report for Local Transport Aug 2016
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15 Mar. 2017

We (me, my wife and two older teenage daughters) joined an organized trek by Trek the Himalayas in late July/early August. On the first day it rained all day so when we were passing through, we could not see anything, as we were in the clouds. So take the threat of rain very seriously, and pack to make sure that you have dry clothes at the end of the day, and dry clothes to start each day. On the second day we did not find the hike that difficult, and we had no issues with altitude sickness, as we had allowed ourselves the first day to acclimatize in Manali, and also took medication for the altitude. Overall it was an excellent adventure for everyone. Highly recommend it if you are looking for something very special.

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