Confluence of Natural Highs, Wild Cannabis, Bemusing Natural Charms: Kullu Manali, North India
Kullu Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
India is a land of diversities in its rich cultures and travelling vistas, that offers a unique variety of travelling endevours to follow for tourists around the world. With its bemusing geography offering you picture perfect views of snow clad himalayas in north, swhirling sands of Rajasthan in west, sandy dunnes along the crystal clear waters of snarling beaches in south, pristine backwaters of Kerala. All these contributes to a lot of surprises along with pure enthral and adventure. Kullu Manali in North India is unparalleled in its zest for exotic. Its moves on a pulsating vibes of its adventure sports, heart numbing natural beauty and unspoilt valleys scattered in the back drop of snow clad Himalayas.
The unspoilt grandeur of Manali’s natural beauty has to be relished for a soothing and stimulating delight to your drowsy eyes. Beholding views of snow clad mountains, lonely walks through the narrow alleys in dense forests, emerald valleys, exotic flowers, gurgling streams snarling their way through meadows, whole things weaves a sheer magic. Its wanderlust naturals attracts creative movie directors and aesthetics that horde here in millions each year.
Manali can be hailed for a perfect family tour. It has a unique travelling palate that suits every tastebud, with its intrepid of hikes and climbs finely intwined with sun bathing, fishing and plain lonely walkways through its natural beauty. You can feel the chilling winds whistling across the vergant expanse of many apple orchards and fruit gardens nearby. Manali is also a vital transcending point for interesting trek routes to places like Rohtang Pass, Lahaul and Spiti.
Manali seems to be a natural beauty embellished with sophistication of modern world in contrast to Kullu’s laid back naturals. You can avail a rare comfort of venturing without a wallet, just use your plastic money at nearest ATMs, all the leading stores, hotels and luxury resorts accept VISA cards. Everything seems to be so spontaneous and hassle free here, there’s no hiccups or hurdles getting anywhere around the town. Manali is well networked to rest of region through its perennial flow of taxis, buses, and flights. Manali is in the cusp of tourism industry here, offering an exquisite claque of hotels and stays which provides a blend of luxury and affordability. At high end, you can embrace the luxuries of five star hotels, for shallow pockets there’s economical rooms available at a price of just Rs 700 a night. If you’re looking for an unique and adventurous night obsessed with nature, a night talking to stars with piercing scents of deodar trees. There’s forest cottages at your service at prices staggering low Rs 1500 a night.
Adventure and Fishing
After exploring the local naturals you must be craving for something extraordinary, surprising or may be adventurous. Yes, Manali has in it plenty of adventurous sports for you to rejoice. The toughest trekking trails along the rocky terrains of Rohtang valley will surely let you relive the dormant athlete in you. Imagine flying like a bird sprawling your wings over the world’s eyes, this is not a dream, no more, enliven this virtual reality with Paragliding excursions on the breathtaking valley of Solang. Don’t miss the rare chance of gyrating the turbulent waters of river beas on a spunky kyak. For fishing enthusiasts, Katrain, Raison, Kasol, Larji, and Nagar are some of the ideal places for trout.
In the Search for Peace and Solitude
You can search for solitude in its tranquil forest resorts that offers complete seclusion from outer World . Writer’s find a mystic solace in its mesmerizing deodar forests that ignites oodles of literary wonders.The towns nearby embraces an unspoilt elegance in their laid back cultures, these regions looms on a mystery that’s been still unfoiled to modern world’s. Set yourself on a lonely exploration path through an alley that follow up to a quaint village, just feel the people’s warmth and gesture here. They really treat their guests alike gods.
Kullu seems to be a nature’s gift exclusively unpacked for you, with its lush green expanse of valleys overlooking mighty snowy-clad peaks, natural flora and fauna, all seem to be caught in a mystic unspoiled elegance.
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Places to visit
This palace is a hot throb for aesthetics looking to plunge into the vibrant colours of kullu style miniature paintings. This style showcases the simple laid back cultures and untouched natural beauty of the region.
Parvati Valley Manikaran Hot spring baths
After your gruelling battles with the naturals of Kullu Manali, it’s time to satiate your mind body and soul with rejuvenating hot springs in Manikaran. Manikaran is believed to be the hottest in the world. It’s amazing how local people cook their food by the spring and there are separate baths for men and women.
Other places of Sheer Scenic Beauty
The road to Kullu Manali runs along the turbulent waters of river Beas. It’s flanked by lofty mountains and spreading forests. On this road is Katrain, famous for its fruit orchards and its trout hatchery. Near Katrain, across the river, is a small town Naggar, which came into being by the famous Russian painter, Nicholas Roerich, whose artworks can be seen there. Jagatsukh, the biggest village of the district on the Naggar-Manali road, is popular for its annual Chacholi Yatra.
Best Time to Visit
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How to Get There
Kullu Manali is well connected with perennial network of buses, trains and flights that run here throughout the year, thus making these sleepy towns alive in summers, when the roads are busy and markets at smiles with flourishing tourism industry. There are daily flights with Jagson Airways from Delhi to the Kulu Valley’s Bhuntar airport which is 10 km. from Kullu town where taxis/buses are available. The closest narrow ghauge railhead is at Jogindernagar, 95 km. from Kullu. By road, the distance via Mandi is 530 km. and from Shimla this is 240 km. From Delhi and Shimla, luxury buses ply to Kullu.
Rafting trips on the Beas river, treks mountain biking tours, kayaking tours, etc are conducted by Gy Robins and Gerry Meffat, who operate Equator expeditions.
During the high season, bus tours to Rohtang Pass, Manikaran and Naggar castle are conducted.
Kullu Manali’s unspoilt environs have been under threat these days, with soaring tourism industry. Local authorities are trying their level best to maintain the pristine ambience of twinlets, but being a part of civilized cultures it’s our duty to stray away from contaminating, using plastic bags, cluttering the waste. These really effect the natural charms flora and founa.
Naveen Kumar a budding writer from India. He has a unique claque of articles, abstracts and fiction stories on http://www.naveen-xpress.blogspot.com.