All posts tagged: Manali

Offbeat Destinations Near Manali For A Peaceful Holiday

The town of Manali, in Himachal Pradesh, is one of the top tourist destinations in Indian Himalayas. Its close proximity to New Delhi and Chandigarh is moreover continuously making it easier for the crowds to break away from the usual city-madness and experience the peaceful Himalayas. And with the upcoming 4-way highway, all the way from Chandigarh to Manali (with New Delhi to Chandigarh already having one) it is going to be easier than ever for people to reach Manali — meaning, Manali is going to get more crowded, more smokey and bustling with life in the coming years. Recently while travelling to Manali (long story short: I visit Manali and surrounding a few dozen times a year, while staying for a few dozen weeks. I know the place better than my home New Delhi) I realised that Manali isn’t a place I would want to travel to. And it also isn’t a place I would write a Travel Guide for — Things To See And Do In Manali! Not anymore! The idea of having a …

What To See And Do In Manali

I consider Manali, in Himachal Pradesh, my second home — and I believe it isn’t just me, but everyone who lives in New Delhi. Manali’s close proximity to the capital city of India, and other big towns like Chandigarh, make it your second home and a favourable holiday destination. This particularly happens during summer, when the heat in Indian cities becomes unbearable and people fancy a quick escape. So if you’re planning to visit Manali, and are planning it for the first time, these are the recommended things to do in Manali. Experiences and attractions that make Manali top the charts of tourist destinations in Himachal.  Things To Do In Manali Stroll Along The Mall Road: Though after a few visits the Mall Road (the main shopping street in Manali) seems more like a tourist trap and less like an attraction, for the first timers, it indeed remains a highlight. At Mall Road in Manali, there is something for everyone — good food, bike rentals, adventure tours, local wear, Kashmiri Pashmina, Darjeeling Tea, you name it! Here authentic Nepalese …