Day 7 (Shimla-Manali)
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
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|The route is in black|
Day 7 was the second day we could pay our sleeping debt. Woke up late, had room service for breakfast and enjoy the cool weather. We head higher into the foots of the Himalayas.
Riding in the mountains needs a lot of skills and experience because the roads are winding and the buses might come from the opposite side on the blind side of the hairpin.
I didn't get to take pictures of puke(vomit) stains along the sides of the bus. Check for them if you head to the mountains and the buses are non AC.
|Morning in Shimla seems hazy|
|City of Shimla|
Then we made our ride towards Manali. The best ride I have ever been. Like seriously, the best and the most beautiful.
Then we arrived at Mandi. We had lunch at 3.00 p.m. I think the area is a plateau in between Shimla and Manali because the breeze wasn’t strong and the climate was a bit warm.
After Mandi, the best highway starts. Its 100 kilometers of road beside a glacial river.
|Look Ma no guard rails|
|Can't describe with words|
|I can't brain buildings are erected on sheer cliffs|
|A small waterfall|
|All praises to God all mighty|
|Its already evening but we are hours from Manali.|
We reached Kullu at 6.30. By then it was dark and no pictures were taken. They said it is legal to posses weed in Kullu. I am not promoting smoking weed, but just be careful if anyone offers you one. There was a bad traffic congestion in Kullu which made one of the bikes stranded for an hour.
We rode till Manali, arrived at 8.30 p.m. Met again Shrikanth’s friends, Amit and Akshita. Plus, we got discounts for stay at a motel by the river.
The next few days we spend time in Manali.