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2014 11:31 am Exploring Manali (Source: Apurva Singh) Related News Well. so here I start my much delayed travel diary on the coolest hill station I have ever been to – Manali Yes coolest both literally and rhetorically The trip was as much procrastinated as this travel diary After over five months of planning and researching on where to go we landed up in Manali on a day that was just not right to visit a hill station It was pouring cats and dogs and we had to walk half a kilometre uphill to our Rock Top Cottage SLEEPING BEFORE A ROARING ADVENTURE: Rock Top Cottage (Source: Apurva Singh) We finally defeated all the ‘arrival hurdles’ and Day 1 of the 4 day trip kickstarted Day 1: Sleeping strolling and exploring the ‘old’ world After a fifteen-hour long bus journey we spent first half of the day 1 just sleeping and getting our backs straight Second half went in taking a stroll on the Old Manali Road The word ‘Old’ in the name itself for some reason fascinated me But oh ya The rain did not leave us even then Old Manali street looks like a multicultural area with people of all skin colour saying ‘hello’ to you A very warm gesture Multi-nationals including Israelis Russians Arabs Goans Keralites French Americans and many more live there making the place their own It feels like wandering through the cobblestone pathways of the old-time village To explore its a small shopping area known as Old Manali Market Away from the bustling roads of Mall Road Old Manali is a small quirky little place in its own The area offers you shops of funky T-shirts beads and jewellery tattoo parlours wonderful eating joints ‘Shesh Besh’ being my favourite Yes I will describe that at length Coming back to the lane there are also small markets that sell fruit jams jellies and pickles So that was Day 1 exploring Old Manali Day 2: Flying with the eagles and relishing Trout the fish Day 2 was my favourite of the entire trip It was the Paragliding day When we were being taken to one of the highest hills to paraglide I felt a bit of fright But once I was ready with all the helmet and belts on and was pushed to fly trust me there was no other feeling better than to be high in the air without any fear worry or thought Those 15-20 minutes of my life were one of the best and most relaxed times I could have ever spent The view from up there was magnificent I was flying with the eagles It is definitely an unforgettable experience FLYING LIKE A BIRD: Once I was ready with all the helmet and belts on and was pushed to fly trust me there was no other feeling better than to be high in the air without any fear worry or thought (Source: Apurva Singh) We then came back to our favourite joint in the town an Israeli restaurant Shesh Besh Run by an shlf1314n the restaurant offered cuisines from all the countries be it Iranian Afghan Russian Mexican you name it and you will have it The cosmopolitan culture of the town was well reflected in the cuisine there However my favourite there was the local river fish called Trout The restaurant had a covered veranda with lots of homemade artwork on the walls colourful lamps hanging over tables with checked tablecloths SOMETHING FISHY My favourite dish at Shesh Besh restaurant was the local river fish called Trout (Source: Apurva Singh) Day 3: Hot Maggi chai and a slide down the hill Third day was the Rohtang Pass day Located 51 km north of Manali the icy hill was a typical tourist point You could eat the best Maggi and drink the best Chai amidst the very chilling wind on a very high altitude The mountains at the Rohtang Pass were completely covered in snow It was a treat for skiing lovers as the entire place was covered with snow However my favorite snow activity was sliding down the snow hill Coming back to Old Manali – Sadhus yaks cafes trance music and the sound of the river running through best define the Old Manali The very artistic lively colourful and beautiful Old Manali is a must visit for any ardent traveller E-mail author: apurvasingh@expressshlf1314com For all the latest Lifestyle News download shlf1314n Express App More Related NewsWritten by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Published: February 17 2012 12:59 pm Related News His forthcoming film ‘Tezz’ is yet to release but director Priyadarshan is already ready to start his next venture this month The film in question is ‘Malamaal Weekly 2’sequel to Priyan’s 2006 hit film ‘Malamaal Weekly’ While the original one starred actors like Riteish DeshmukhParesh RawalOm PuriRajpal Yadav and Asranithe sequel will have Nana Patekar and Shreyas Talpade (who replaces Riteish) this time around However like the original onethe sequel too will revolve around a bunch of villagers hoping to become rich overnight by buying a lottery ticket Priyan hopes to complete shooting ‘Malamaal Weekly 2’ in a start to finish schedule in Wai later this month For all the latest Entertainment News download shlf1314n Express App More Related NewsWritten by Apurva Singh sex phrase book? 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