Manali Trip Memories.. :-)
Before starting, I would like to congratulate my batchmates from DCE/ECE who recently completed an year at work. Seriously, time flies!! Congratulations guys!! Wish you many more milestones and lots of luck.. Keep going!! :-)
Recently I went to Manali on a family trip. I desperately needed a break from Corporate life. We enjoyed a lot and on the whole it was a great trip!! I would like to share some of my memorable experiences.
It was on the way to Manali. This gurudwara is famous for its natural hot water springs. We actually boiled rice in it. And not just rice, the food served in the gurudwara is cooked using the heat of this steaming water.
It was an amazing experience!! At Solang valley, we had the option of jumping from three heights. Initially I was a bit hesitant, but ultimately chose the highest point. First we went up via trolley. Then we trekked to reach the paragliding point that was a few metres down. I was quite nervous when we reached there. The thought of jumping from a mountain cliff does sound scary, doesn't it??
Yes, this is me accompanied by the paragliding instructor!!
But, the moment I jumped, all the fear vanished in thin air!! I felt like a bird, lost in the beauty beneath. Yes, paragliding has been one of the most exciting experiences of my life!! Ecstatic!!
We also got a chance to experience River Rafting. The river rafting point was a few kilometres from our Hotel. Initially we were supposed to visit Rohtang pass that day. However, the plan got cancelled as it was closed because of Bharat Bandh. So, we decided to go for river rafting.
There were eight of us accompanied by three trainers. Moving amidst swiftly rising and falling water peaks of river Beas was indeed a memorable experience. The water was ice-cold and we were completely drenched. One time was not enough and hence we all went for it once again!! :-)
Cherry and Strawberry Garden
On the second last day of our trip, we visited cherry and strawberry gardens, situated few kilometres before Manali.
The garden owner allowed us to pluck and eat cherries from the tree, and we really enjoyed that. We saw the budding strawberries as well.
On the whole, it was a great trip and all of us enjoyed a lot. I would really love to visit Manali again, especially Rohtang pass, that we missed somehow. For the time being, back to work!!