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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day275

    Oh no, Manali

    May 31, 2018 in India ⋅

    We enjoyed lots of downhill, green tea plantations, little traffic and went down to Mandi where the heat overwhelmed us again. There was no other option, but from here on it would go only up, up, up.

    We chose a side road, slept in a temple for the first time and found the road flooded by the Beas river the next morning. A guy on the other side of the valley shouted that we should wait... The water level is controlled by a hydro power plant and after an hour we could continue.

    The further we went towards Manali, the more touristy it became, some whole villages seem to live from either whitewater rafting or paragliding.
    The booking counters along the road are all licensed and numbered, ranging to numbers higher than 1000(!). How can they live from that? We could count the rafting boats on the river on the fingers of one hand that day...

    Manali turned out to be our (negative) climax then: In fact, every Indian tourist we met till we got there, told us they would go there - and how beautiful it is... We were shocked when we found ourselves within a massive traffic jam in and around the dusty, dirty city. It was so overcrowded, noisy and just getting on our nerves that staying there was no option - after about an hour we probably had overtaken all cars again which had overtaken us earlier that day. Let’s scram!

    We should be lucky to find a lovely and peaceful place with a great host and great cook later that day and decided to take a rest day there :)
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  • Day68

    Manali (August)

    August 13, 2015 in India ⋅

    A planned one-day stop off in Manali has turned into a three day stay as I wait for the Manali-Leh road to be cleared of landslides, an increasingly common occurrence in late August and September. As evidenced by some of these photos, there are worse places in the world to be stuck. The natural beauty and the tranquility rooted in the town's large Tibetan population make it an ideal resting point. That said, if all goes as hoped, I will grab a bus Saturday around midnight and be in Leh by Sunday evening.Read more

  • Day42

    een busritje naar Manali

    September 11, 2016 in India ⋅

    Na 18 uur in een mini bus ben ik nu in Manali. Het was een rit over passen van ruim 5000 meter en over de slechtste wegen die ook gezien heb. Het was een hele lange nacht met erg weinig slaap maar ook een toffe nieuwe ervaring die ik niet snel ga vergeten

  • Day41

    Chillen in der indischen Schweiz

    September 8, 2017 in India ⋅

    Vashist ist ein kleines, idyllisches Örtchen in der Nähe von Manali und auch ein bisschen eine Reise in die Vergangenheit. Die meisten Familien leben von der Landwirtschaft und arbeiten hart von früh bis spät. Umgeben von grünen Bergen und angenehmen Temperaturen kann man sich tatsächlich ein bisschen wie in der Schweiz fühlen. Aber die Preise hier sind unschlagbar.Read more

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