Hotel Ankit Palace
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... within a deep valley surrounded by mountains and alpine forests. The Beas river roars through its landscape and is more like a scene you'd expect to see in the Swiss Alps, than in India. The clouds would come rolling over the hill tops as a sea of mist, hiding the tops of the mountains, making them look deceptively smaller than they actually are. I had planned on doing more during my stay here, but due to a combination of Manali's geographical location and the fact it's the monsoon ...
... worshiped Lord Muruga under the Padiri tree and secured his lost kingdom. The king worshiped Muruga, Valli and Devasena in Vallakottai. It is believed that this temple was built by the king.
There is another interesting story about the temple. Since a demon called Vallan ruled this place, called Kottai (fort), it is called Vallakottai. The demon tortured the Devas who complained to Muruga. The Lord killed ...
... We did all this again and more this morning on our official tour. This time we heard the history which put more meaning around the trip.
The tuk tuk trip was a bit of a blast - nudging here,sneaking through there. We finally arrived home in one piece.
This afternoon after the morning tour, we hit the streets to do some Chennai street photography. The kids are cute and busting to have their photos taken, we saw up to 5! on a scooter, ...
We went to bed rather early and slept pretty well. When we woke we ate
french toast for breakfast and drank many more cups of tea. We took our
driver up to see some temples around Manali while it continued to rain
more. That evening he dropped us at the top of the hill in old Manali
and we walked down through the village looking at the village life.
Women cutting grass from the roadside and carrying on their ...
... a small fire while a shop owner brews them a cup of Chai for them to sip with sweets being fried in a wok. It is more of a social event reminiscent of Floyds barber shop (for those of you that can recall that one).
The pounding of a deep base drum penetrates the stillness from time to time as a Shaman-type ritual is conducted in a small temple higher up in the village. Many of the villages in the Kullu-Manali ...