Whispering Rocks Resort
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... green valley where Manali is. The valley reminds me of views I have seen in Switzerland. The consequence of the mass exodus is a road that is horribly jammed with traffic, and our 10-hour drive turns into a 14-hour drive. It has all been thrilling, but exhausting. We grab a quick dinner at the hotel and retire to our rooms to enjoy the wireless internet, which we've been missing for about a week ...
... so stopped under the shade of a small tree in a village and had another chocolate bar, water and a 15 minute rest. The last stretch into Leh was pretty dreary, with lots of villages, traffic and very, very hot. The surrounding land was like a desert with craggy outcrops in the distance. Finally arrived at the hotel at 3.30pm. Big day. One guy ran out of fuel and a number didn't follow the verbal directions to the hotel correctly and got lost in Leh. But the beer was ...
... spot where some rocks must have just fallen and blocked the road. As the driver was out moving them, we watched a large rock start sliding down the embankment and onto the road. The afternoon sun was melting the snow and the rocks were now free to slide.
Our driver likes to pass car and trucks, even if there isn’t any room! There were times when I looked out and could not see any road beside the vehicle!!! If we were nudged over just a little more, we would have ...
... and upon our return to Manali, after Leh, we stayed in Babul's
camp. Babul's family have a small camp site by the river with some
hotel rooms also. We ate with both Babul's and Rishi's familes a
number of times. It was very refreshing to see a nice calm family
orientated side of India.
After our second night in Manali we hit the road
for a two day drive to Leh (on the aptly named Leh-Menali highway)
with Babul's cousin (also not a real cousin) ...
... it and look out across the valley and despite signs saying no entry, I couldn't resist (sorry mum)! John got charmed on the streets by cobra snakes. The guys were super chill and even while the cobras were attacking them they just laughed saying 'it is safe', then afterwards wanted more money because their job 'it is very dangerous'. I didn't get near them. Then most nights we would sit for a drink/dinner and watch the 'Bollywood' Yaks come ...