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May 15, 2017 - agra/manali

Holy smokes.  It's been the best couple of weeks!! Right now I'm writing from a bus to Rishikesh.. it's about 9am, and about 6 hr bus ride. I'm sitting beside a cute little girl who's dad took a picture of us together, of course. So when I last wrote I was on the way to Agra I think. We took the train 3rd class and it was hot as balls. I was booked a window seat on the inside of 3 seats facing 3 seats so I was part of a family for about 7 hours. I feel like I already wrote about it but it has stuck in my mind obviously haha. Anyway. Agra is...

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Sep 29, 2016 - Manali, Himalayas - Inde

Le lien à l'album photos en ligne pour Manali: Link to the online photo album for Manali: https://goo.gl/photos/YBH6ibD7AjPswqyB7 Manali, avec son altitude de 7,200 pieds, était une destination qu'on a ajoutée à notre itinéraire suite aux suggestions de notre guide. Quelle belle surprise!!! Passionés de montagnes et de sentiers pédestres, nous avons été bien servis par une superbe météo et des sentiers à nous étourdir. Comme nous étions aux pieds des Himalayas, nous pouvions facilement observer les sommets enneigés tout autour de...

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Jun 15, 2015 - 11 June 2015 - Manali

The storm blew itself out overnight and we awoke to blue skies - the monsoon hasn't reached us yet but is only a few weeks away. We were woken today with coffee and tea brought to our tent, then bowls of hot water for washing, then a huge breakfast was served in the dining tent - porridge, omelets, fruit, toast, pranthas, tea, coffee, ginger tea. Then back on the road, which fortunately had dried out since the rain overnight. The road again was narrow and dirt and many times we came face to face with another bus coming the other way. Then...

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Jun 15, 2015 - 12 June 2015 - Jisper

On the road early to beat the traffic to Rohtang Pass. This is a favourite spot for Indians to come and see the snow and as it is school holidays here the road was very busy. Traffic jams all the way, and as we were advised to drink plenty of water (4 litres a day) as we are at altitude, it was very interesting when the bladder was full and there was nowhere to go! Only a certain number of vehicles are allowed to go to the snowfields at the top of the pass at any one time and we had to wait for a while to get to the top. The traffic was...

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Jul 7, 2012 - Manali

7-7 Wiki Info Manali Link To Manali Photos Slept quite well, Bon had difficulty changing position with her shoulder but otherwise we were glad we paid the extra 500 rupees for accommodations and dinner/breakfast. I took a hot shower which they provided in the hotel which was most welcome. Before we were on the road 3 min we were stopped 10 min or more by an Army convoy of 50+ personnel carriers coming from the direction of Manali. The roads have been 50:50 paved with the rest 'under construction' which mans diversions, potholes, washouts,...

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Sep 26, 2009 - Manali

9:00 p.m. minivan from McLeod Ganj to Manali. Eight seater, with only myself and a shaved-headed Russian lady on the bus, so we could each stretch out over a few seats and try to sleep as we bounced along. Arrived Manali 5:00 a.m., in the dark, stumbled into a hotel and crashed for a few hours. Manali seems to be a vacation town and transport hub. There are lots of Indian tourists here either on holiday or in transit from other locations through Manali back to Delhi. The town is surrounded by hills and can be used as a center for trekking,...

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Jul 25, 2009 - Vashist

If you're not into getting stoned, there isn't really a whole lot to do in Vashist, so you start to get into a routine to wile away your time. For me, this means heading into 'town' to a Tibetan restaurant for breakfast and to read the Times Of India, an hour or two of internet, taking a dip in the hot springs at the temple and then you're already in the afternoon, just in time for a chill out on the balcony with the Maltesers. From here, you can see the small houses that dot the hillside on the other side of the valley and the snow covered...

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Travels of a Kinnie

Jul 20, 2009 - Chilling out in Vashist

Whilst sitting down on the balcony with the other people from the guesthouse, taking in the view (see picture), I suddenly notice that they're speaking in a language and way that is very familiar, and then it dawns on me; they're Maltese! It takes a while for this to sink in, as most of the people I've met couldn't even find Malta on a map, and suddenly here I am in a place, where, if I shut my eyes, could be Gudja town square. There are about nine of them, travelling around India together, taking in all that India, and particular Manali,...

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Travels of a Kinnie

Jul 18, 2009 - Manali

Get the 06.30 bus to Manali on a wet and overcast day and soon were slowly wending our way up to the RohtingLa pass, literally into the clouds, with visibility down to 10 metres at places. Petrol tankers and trucks carrying building supplies emerge from the mist, staggering forward through a road as muddy as a winter rugby pitch as we switch back and forth towards the pass. We cross over without too much trouble and trundle through a yellow-tented town, where Indian daytrippers from Manali clad in garishly coloured furs and jumpsuits hired...

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Jul 13, 2009 - Manali

Manali was one of our most 'relaxing' stops on this trip. There is not much to do in this tourist filled town and so you pretty much have to make your own fun. We originally planned to go rafting but it had rained all night and so the water level was too high. We cried. Pascal and Sameer raced across the river suspended by a rope. PASCAL WON THE RACE. We walked around, met people and just did our thing. Basically, we relaxed for the first time.

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I Love India 2009

Jun 17, 2009 - Driving the Leh-Manali Highway - Day 1 - Mired in Traffic at the Rohtang Pass

Our 485 kilometer road trip to Leh in Ladakh on the Leh-Manali highway, renown as one of the world’s most scenic roadways, got off to a slow start today when traffic came to a standstill on our ascent of the Rohtang Pass after we had been on the road for only about 1½ hours. The Rohtang Pass leads out of the Kullu Valley and to the Chandra Valley, but this windy, narrow and in parts dilapidated stretch of the Leh-Manali highway going up to the Rohtang Pass becomes a real-life nightmare when inclement weather mixes with large numbers of...

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Break From the Law

Jun 16, 2009 - Organizing Our Road Trip to Ladakh

The monsoon allegedly begins in Himachal Pradesh in mid-June, and true to form, today we had a cold intermittent rain for most of the day. It would drizzle, then it would pour, and then it would drizzle again. Today's crummy weather provided an added impetus for us to organize our trip to Ladakh. This afternoon we booked a Toyota jeep and a driver for our multiday jeep trip to Leh, the capital of the Ladakh region, on the storied Leh-Manali highway. The drive from Manali to Leh on the Leh-Manali highway is widely considered to rank among...

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