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    Friends trip to Manali

    Travel enthusiasts from a young age, Pankaj and his friends decided to take a well-earned break from their college and go on a 2 nights/3 days adventure trip to Manali. Over there, they enjoyed the thrill of river rafting, paragliding, and many more exciting adventure sports.

    My friends and I were planning a vacation after our college exams. We thought of it as the perfect way to de-stress after an energy-sapping college schedule. We had narrowed down our options to Manali and Goa. After considering the weather and the season, we thought of going to the much colder destination- Manali.

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    peaks near manali
    rohtang pass excursion

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    I found the TravelTriangle website while searching for Manali holiday packages on Google. The packages listed on their website were 100% customizable with very competitive prices. On top of that, I could choose from multiple agents depending on what suited us best.

    The booking process went by pretty quickly and was a relatively hassle-free process. It was time to keep the books aside, dust off our leather boots, and shine our aviators as my friends and I were about to embark on an adventure in the Himalayan mountains.

    Trip Duration: 2 nights/3 days
    Agent Name: North India Tours & Travels
    Inclusions: Delhi taxi (to and from Manali), accommodation, sightseeing, meals (excluding lunch), and taxes
    Exclusions: Lunch, train tickets, and adventure activities

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    Day 1: Overnight cab journey from New Delhi to Manali

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    mountains in Manali
    snow capped peaks in Manali

    After taking a train from Bhubaneshwar, we arrived in New Delhi at 11 pm. The cab driver received us at the railway station, and we began our overnight journey to Manali. En route Manali, we stopped in the Kullu Valley to do river-rafting in the Beas river.

    We paid for the full 16 km rafting course possible in Kullu valley. As none of us knew swimming, there was an added level of anxiety before we jumped onto the raft. However, everything went smoothly, and we had a thrilling ride through the intense rapids of the Beas river.

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    rafting in manali
    adventure sports near Kullu

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    Later, we continued on our journey to Manali and reached our hotel at 3 pm. After checking in, all of us were in big need of an afternoon nap. An overnight cab journey and a two-hour river rafting session were enough to slow us down this evening. We woke up at 6 pm and wandered out to explore the mall road in Manali. Our evening ended with us filling ourselves up to the fullest, with a delicious dinner buffet at the hotel.

    Day 2: Freezing adventures at Rohtang Pass

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    mountain valley view in Manali
    snow capped peaks in himachal
    route to rohtang

    The next morning, we woke up fully recharged for a day of sightseeing and adventure. Post breakfast, we proceeded towards Rohtang Pass by taxi. However, due to the heavy snowfall, it wasn’t certain if we would be able to cross Gulaba, and reach Rohtang Pass.

    Luck was on our side, as we were given a clearance to visit Rohtang Pass. We had a great time in Rohtang Pass, which was covered beautifully with a blanket of snow. The first-hand experience of visiting a hill station with sub-zero temperatures was truly blissful. After playing around in the snow for a few hours, the cab took us back towards Manali.

    friends trip to rohtang pass
    activities at rohtang pass
    cloudy weather in manali
    hills near solang

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    Next up, we visited Solang Valley to take part in adventure sports. Over there, all of us tried zorbing and paragliding. At first, going downhill trapped inside a rubber ball looked like a bad idea, but in the end, zorbing was a great adventure. On the other hand, during paragliding, I felt like a majestic eagle, once I jumped off the cliff and soared above the Solang Valley along with my paragliding guide.

    Afterward, we headed back for Manali and asked the driver to drop us off at the Mall Road for some shopping. We bought some shawls and jackets at reasonable prices. A few hours later, we returned to the hotel, had dinner, and called it a night.

    Day 3: Local sightseeing around Manali

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    Buddhist monastery in Manali
    monastery in Manali

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    On the final day of our trip to Manali, we scheduled a half-day sightseeing tour around Manali. First up, we began by taking divine blessing from the Hadimba Temple. After that, we moved to the Vashisht village to visit its temple and hot springs. It was incredible seeing the 4000-year-old hot springs, which is believed to contain healing powers. The tour ended with a visit to the inspiring Buddhist monastery in Manali.

    We returned to the hotel at noon to check out and head back towards New Delhi in our cab. On our way out, we thanked the hotel staff in Manali for their excellent service and great food. Our trip to Manali came to an end as we arrived back in Delhi at 11 pm, a few hours before our train to Bhubaneshwar.

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    valley views near manali
    hotels in manali

    As we arrived back in college, our enthusiasm and vigor had doubled. A short trip to Manali with my closest friends felt like a much-needed boost in between our rigorous academic schedule. Thanks to TravelTriangle, we experienced a completely new place, took part in amazing adventure sports, and witnessed the natural beauty of the Himalayan mountains.

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    fond memories of Manali
    adventure trip to manali

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    High Points:

    • The time spent at Rohtang pass was memorable due to the snow covered landscape.
    • We had a perfect river rafting experience in the Kullu Valley.

    Low Point:

    • We often got stuck in traffic jams, while moving in and out of Manali which wasted a lot of our time.

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