Shimla Kullu Manali 2015 | Day 5 : Manali


    our hotel's Balcony

    Hidimba Devi Temple

    Dhungri Van Vihar Park

    Deodar Tree ( Cedrus deodara )
    a species of cedar native to the western Himalayas
    occurring at 1500–3200m / 4921–10499ft altitude.

    cone of deodar

    Manali is the venue for the Himalayan MTB festival annually
    the Himalayan Bike Bar  , a rider owned bikeshop and cafe.
    came to know about this shop from a facebook friend
    Vinay Menon ( click here ) , a backbone of Indian MTB scene.
    i met Vinay in a BMX contest in Bangalore in 2009 ( click here )

    unfortunately hte shop is closed during my time of visit

    Mall Road Manali

    traditional Kullu cap

    i remember seeing a lot of Rhododendron flowers during
    trekking trip in Uttarakhand last time ( click here )

    Thentuk , a Tibetan dish made of flat noodles and soup.
    very delicious!
    the last time i had this was in Ladakh ( click here )

    delicious Tibetan food here in Mount View Restaurant in Mall Road

    Yak cheese. costs Rs400 per kg.
    tastes creamy , and a bit bitter.

    shop no. 10 / Surayansh Bakery that sells the Yak cheese.

    steamed trout

    The North Face jacket for Rs1500 / RM75 and
    Jack Wolfskin softshell pants for Rs2000 / RM100 at a shop
    near Gurudwara School Road

    Day 5 : places of interest in Manali

    Shimla , Kullu and Manali
    Himachal Pradesh , India
    2nd to 9th February 2015

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