How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Business Services
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Highland Manali
Travel Blogs from Manali
... would be great to do some kind of study down there too, to give some inspiration for the next chapter back home. Hopefully we will get a little visit from someone special back home too, which would be awesome! Sometimes we get a little flash of "what the hell are we doing!" albeit in a very positive way, and that feeling is a reminder that this time is something special. It’s exciting and we just don’t know what is going to be around the next corner for us. One thing is ...
Woken at 5.30 with a knock at the tent door and presented with a bucket of hot water for ablutions. Breakfast at 6 and suitcases ready to be loaded. Briefing and on the bikes at 6.30 with a very long day ahead of us. We have 270kms today of some serious stuff and it starts with about 20km of reasonable seal before we starts ascending the Gata Loops, a steep pass with 21 hairpin bends as it zig zags up the mountain. The road is rough and the downside is not ...
... mud and populated with hundreds if road workers toiling in the rain. Now, near the end of the season, the road had tarmac (blacktop) on it and was mostly dry. Within a couple hours I was at the top of the pass and found it to be desolate and devoid of humans. I found a couple locals to take my photo at the pass. It was gorgeous up there!
... disappeared into the jungle. In October Sangat Ram shows up: "very strange this time. Leopard come middle of village. It grab small cow by neck and kill. It dragging cow in jungle but villagers come chase. Too late. Very strange for middle of village come." Some of my dusk toilet calls become a bit nerve wracking.
On one October Thursday visit, while we work out next weeks food delivery, Sangat Ram looks into the orchard to see two unattended ...
... which meant there were only a few travellers about, and most of the hostels & restaurants/cafes etc had closed. Apparently most people head down south to Goa and the coast come October chasing the sun!
I was also informed that if i wanted to get to Ladakh and the big moutains then i'd have to go straight away as the road could get closed any time soon due to snowfalls. Thus i left the following day...