Being employed in a 5-star beach property in Goa, Minoshka believes that traveling adds a wonderful dimension to one’s life and personality. For her, traveling to a place enriches the experience and broadens the personality along with giving a feel of its history and culture, and that’s exactly what she experience on her trip to Manali with friends.
When it comes to travel, my earliest memories revolve around the family vacations within India. I have enjoyed some of the best moments with my parents in Bangalore, Bombay and Ooty. But within time my holiday preferences settled down to beach or mountains amongst which Manali is the recent add-on to my bucket-list.
Overview Of Our Fun-Packed Trip To Manali
Trip Duration: 4 Nights/5 Days
Trip Type: Fun-packed Trip To Manali With Friends
Trip Cost: INR 50,250
Agent: Holiday Triangle
Inclusions: Breakfast and dinner, airport transfer and cab for sightseeing, accommodation at Hotel Alpine, Govt. taxes/Vat/service charges
Exclusions: Accommodation at camp, airfare, bus and rail tickets, entry fee and personal expenses, anything which is not added in inclusions
After endless days of planning this holiday with my friend, we finally picked Manali over Shimla due to time constraint. While browsing for some affordable Manali packages TravelTriangle was the first name which showed up on Google. Finally after much discussion with the team, we were all set to go and explore the exotic beauty of Manali.
Day 1: The Serene Beauty of Manali Welcomed Us
The first stop-over of our vacation was Delhi where we reached on 9th May by rail. Upon our arrival we saw that our Tempo Traveler was already waiting for us at the station. The complete day went in traveling and later we halted for water rafting which was a moment worth experiencing.
Before reaching the hotel, we visited the ‘Shawl Factory’ which was located 2 hours from our staycation. In the factory, we noticed that the prices are quite higher than the other places but still we ended up buying a lot of stuff. At around 10PM we reached the hotel and upon our request the hotel authorities extended the dinner buffet for half an hour which was quite a sweet gesture.
Day 2: Sightseeing Tour Of Manali
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We kick-started our second day with the local sightseeings in Manali which included Mall road and Hadimba temple.
Just in the vicinity there is a beautiful landscape garden where you can pay and get yourself clicked in the traditional outfit of Himachal.
Day 3: Escape To The Solang Valley
On the third day we spent the entire day in the Solang Valley where we walked our way up to the snow-capped mountains. First we enjoyed a thrilling experience of skiing on the snow for the first time.
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For the rest of the day we spent time playing in the snow and had a playful moment while making snowmans.
As we heading back to our hotel, we halted at a place settled by the riverside to enjoy our lunch. For us it was a beautiful experience of being there amidst the rocks and gushing white water which was worth capturing.
Day 4: Bidding Adieu To The Scenic Valleys
On the last day of our Manali trip we recollected all our memories in this scenic place and checked out of the resort post breakfast. On our way back we stopped at the hot water spring at Manikaran which is a beautiful temple lined with shopping stalls.From there we started our journey towards Delhi International Airport which was the end of our fun-filled vacation.
Overall Experience With TravelTriangle
We had the best experience. This was my first self-coordinated holiday and booking it through Travel Triangle just made planning a vacation so simple and easy. The agents did everything on our behalf. Settlement of payment too was easy. When we posted our query, I received a lot of quotation from various agents which made it easier for me to choose the most feasible quotation
Highlights Of Our Trip To Manali With Friends
- Experiencing skiing and water rafting
- Delicious hotel food
- A complimentary cake on special request for a birthday during our stay
- Upgradation of suite without any extra charge.
- The driver and travel guide Mr. Mahipal was very helpful and generous.
Tip For Future Travelers
One must have a route plan, good time management and more importantly, select a hotel that ensures maximum comfort during your travel. And if it’s Manali, remember to pack good amount of warm clothes (regardless of the month of travel), keep a check on weather forecast of the place before travel, read about the ‘must do’s’ at the destination place and just live in the moment and have fun.
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