Royal Park Resort
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... for some pictures. When I got out, I asked Kim how her experience was. She told me that she left the women’s area. After getting past the door, all of the women were bathing in the nude. She got out of there without dipping even a toe in the water! I told her I would have traded places with her!!
It was very late by the time we reached Manali. It was already dark. We had seen pictures of the hotel before we came, but we did ...
... 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!
Mid-morning we climbed away from the river into a glacial valley that looked like the surface of the moon, scattered with rocky scree and displaced boulders. Nestled between rock and cloud we found our equivalent of a Welcome Break service station; a collection of accommodation tents and a restaurant hidden beneath a tarpaulin. Most scenic omelette to date, and a very welcome cup of chai. Only at this point did the groaning Unidentified emerge from his ...
... food that the devotees had brought with them. We were anointed by a natural gas vent and received a red oil paint bindi to show our commitment to god.
Anointed by a Lion & God:
We moved onto the next, very crowded shrine. In here we queued for ages to receive blessing from a baba dressed as a lion in front of a Shiva statue seated on a lion.
Anointed by fire & water:
The next shrine proved ...
... Lamp to the Path to Enlightenment. I thought to myself after reading through the English version in a booklet available to everyone that I don't even know where to find the match to light the Lamp to find the Path to Enlightenment yet. After reading through the 60 or more verses of the ancient teaching I wasn't sure that it was actually written in English. No wonder it takes so long to become Enlightened! I don't think it will happen for me ...