Continuation of Shimla Manai Trip ( for Part1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4).
It was Local city Tour.
We covered following Places.
- Hadimba Devi Temple - Must see Place and Location is very quiet and great climate.
- Ghatotkacha Temple - just nearby to Hadimba devi temple
- Vashisht Hot Water Springs - Must enjoy place and you can feel power nature
- Club House - real dungeon, No need to go
- Tibetan monastery - Very Beautiful temple with surrounded by "Mantra" bells
- Van Vihar - Tall Trees with broken kid's play arena
- Mall Road Shopping - shopping can be done but " Negotiate" because most of them are not original
We checked out Snow Valley Resorts, Manali and Started towards Manikaran in Toyota Etios. It needs Special driving Skills to go Manikaran right after Rainy day. Because the Road was very pathetic and Land slide is biggest threat. But Our Driver is really great with lots of local information. Manikaran was really great place with Sooper Hot Spring. I was told that Hot Spring has power of Radioactive and Sulphur in it and it cures lot of Skin disease & Joint pains. Snow Valley Resort packed Sandwich as breakfast. Abhinav is not feeling good and he was having vomiting sense.
After Manikaran, we drove to Chandigarh. It was long, tired, unpleasant journey; I wish there should be Air way. Abhinav vomited right after Lunch. He was having indigestion issue. Reached chandigarh around 9pm. Checked in at Hotel Sun Park. We were given Break fast, Dinner Token as advance though we are eligible for break fast only. Hotel Room was not tidy and Toilet was having cockroaches. But Bed was big and comfortable.
Abhinav felt little Better and We checked out Hotel and proceeded towards sightseeing. Hotel has provision to keep Luggages and we utilised the option. we had flight at 1PM to Bangalore and We had 3 hours to roam Around chandigarh. We booked Ola Cab for Drop at Sukhana Lake since Hotel travel desk was charging around Rs 1500 for full day sightseeing. Since the boating was stopped, we spent few minutes at Lake and spoke to Tamil speaking old women. We enjoyed tender coconut. We used Battery operated Public Vehicle for Rock Garden drop. Thanks to Government for promoting Pollution free transportation.
Abhinav enjoyed Rock garden and It was really amazing that " all waste become tourist attractive statues ". Since we had limited time, we skipped Phase 3 and booked Ola cab to pick up our luggages from Hotel and Drop to Airport. Reached Chennai around 7Pm after 8 days Journey into Snow World.
Thanks to Air Asia, GOIBIBO and Himachal Tourism for your Service. We planned next trip to Sri Lanka ( International Trip). It all depends on Budget and Discounts.
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