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Leh Ladakh Tour – My Travel Journey (9)

Next morning we woke up in Manali, we had only a single day for the excursion to the tourist spots in Manali though we knew we wouldn’t be able to cover all the places. We decided to strictly follow the ‘single day itinerary’ designed by my own travel company Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. so that we should cover maximum places in limited timeframe and also doesn’t over exhaust ourselves as next day in the morning we had to leave for Leh Ladakh. We started our journey at 8 AM from our hotel in Manali to Beas Kund which is around 20 Kms from Manali it took us an hour car drive to reach that place. Beas Kund is a famous tourist spot where one can reach by car or jeep or trekking. This holy lake is the place where Rishi Vyas took his daily bath moreover it is the origination point of River Beas. After spending an hour we returned back to Vashisht temple and spring just 6 kms from the main Manali. Vashisht temple is constructed in a conventional style with lot of wood carvings on the outer and inner walls. The hot spring nearby is believed to have therapeutic value.

Hadimba Temple Manali

From there we drove to Hadimba Temple, it is situated in old Manali with 3 kms steep climbing road. This ancient Hindu temple is said to be built in 1553 by Raja Bahadur Singh, the main temple’s chamber is covered by three tiered roof of wooden planks. It was almost 2 PM so we had our lunch in a nearby restaurant and then headed toward Jagatsukh. The Shikhara style built Shiva temple being its main attraction. This ancient temple was built during the 8th century. Then we headed to Naggar Castle in Manali around 4.30 PM, it is located in Naggar Town, in the middle of green forest hills. It was built in 1460 AD with a unique combination of European and Himalayan Architecture, in the year 1978 it was transformed into a heritage hotel. We stayed there till 7.30 PM and returned to our hotel for the night.

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Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Leh Ladakh

 

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Leh Ladakh Tour – My Travel Journey (8)

Leh Ladakh Tour – My Travel Journey (8)

Many fellow travel companies publish on their websites or advertisements that ‘Guaranteed Fun’ or ‘Adventure Guaranteed’ on so and so trip or tour or vacation. We at Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. strictly don’t use the term ‘Guarantee’ in reference to an adventure or fun on the trip. The travellers who are always looking for guarantees, consciously, unconsciously; they are waiting for certain signs that truth should be certified. “Then we can go into any adventure” but one has to understand it is NO more adventure if it is guaranteed. We just went few meters ahead on our path to Leh Ladakh towards Manali a member of the Australian group insisted others to go in for river rafting. The route from Kullu to Manali is full of river rafting clubs on both sides of the roads. Though, it is always suggested to bargain a bit as rates vary too much for the same set of rafting services. There are 2-3 options of river rafting as per the timings varying from 20 minutes to an hour or more downstream rafting in Beas River. The rafting itself is very fascinating experience altogether, the scenic beauty on the both sides of the river is second to none. river rafting Post river rafting soon we entered Manali, it is situated at the height of 2050m and the last major town on the way to Leh Ladakh. Some of the major attraction in Manali are Beas Kund, Hadimba Temple, Maa Sharvari Temple, Kalath Hot Water Springs, Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temple, Jogini Falls, Solang Valley, Jagatsukh, Rahala waterfalls, Buddhist Monasteries, Old Manali, Gauri Shankar Temple at DASHAL village, Naggar, Krishna Temple at Thava and Zana Falls etc. Once you enter Manali you could easily feel the essence of Buddhism with certain monasteries and monks roaming around could easily be spotted. I personally have been following certain books on Buddhism as religion so it augmented my interest. We had plans to stay there for a day visiting few of above said tourist places in Manali before moving further to Leh Ladakh.

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Posted by on March 29, 2014 in Leh Ladakh

 

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Leh Ladakh Tour – My Travel Journey (7)

Next day early morning we started our journey toward Leh Ladakh via Manali. The route between Kullu and Manali is picturesque with river on one side of the road and plush green hills on the other side. Though road was under repair work at certain junctures which slowed us down to a bit but overall it was magnificent experience. Suddenly near Biasar our car’s rear tyre got flat, luckily it was near a riverside cafe. Though it was small but the view from the cafe was mesmerizing in true sense. The cafe owner placed certain tables and chairs just into the water on the riverbed so that tourist can enjoy sipping hot coffee while their feet in the icy cold water of the river. Meanwhile the driver was changing the tyres, I went to see if he requires any help with the same.

Unlike us there were few of other tourists who seem to be taking an intentional break from the journey by parking their respective cars at this cafe to enjoy the view of the river. A cute small child was asking his mother sitting on their car’s bonnet just next to us, “Mom why is that all white colour cars always overtake us, tell dad to buy white colour car instead of red”. His mother replied politely, “Son it is not the ‘colour’ which takes the car faster rather it is the engine that matters”. Same time a thought struck in my mind that this same concept applies on all of us too. As humans it is all about one’s body’s inner energy or soul (as mentioned in certain spiritual books or followings), that is the aspect which takes us to the new heights or speed in life. As I possess no athletic or adventurer body type but still my enthusiasm or self motivation pushes me to explore the most remote destinations in India including some of the highly difficult tracks or places in the Himalayas. Soon the driver changed the tyre and we were back on the track to Manali which was only few hours of drive ahead.

Manali

Meanwhile if you wish you can surf through these links for best travel deals to Northern India, Himachal holidays, Kullu Manali Tour Packages, Car Rental Deals, Discounts and Tour Packages on Leh Ladakh –

www.indiagoldentours.com/north-india-tours/himachal-tour.html
www.indiagoldentours.com/north-india-tours/himalayan-highness.html
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www.northindiatravelservices.com/india-tour-packages/golden-triangle-north-india.html

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2014 in Leh Ladakh

 

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