Mandi to Chandigarh: Review of Ordinary HRTC Bus

Which type of beverages will I get along HRTC Mandi-Chandigarh bus route?

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The non-AC ordinary bus by HRTC connecting Mandi to Chandigarh is about 43% cheaper than the Himsutra bus. A seat in the ordinary bus costs just INR 293. The pocket friendly convenient bus starts at 06:30 am from Mandi Bus Sand. Online booking service is available for both the buses.…

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Raj Mahal Hotel in Mandi: A Standard Room Review

Which type of bed and entertainment amenities are provided in standard room of Raj Mahal Hotel in Mandi?

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Raj Mahal Hotel, a centrally located mid-end hotel in Mandi, is a neighbor and competitor of The Regent Palms. I paid at the rate of INR 1,606 per person, per night, inclusive of luxury tax (10%) and service tax (8.70%) for a standard room in Raj on March 27, 2017.…

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Why Should You Go on Leh-Manali Self-Driving Trip?

On the 2nd day of Leh-Manali self-driving trip, the road winds through Himachal Pradesh.

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In “Should You Do Leh-Manali Trip by Bus or on Your Bike?” I briefly talked about advantages and disadvantages of the bus and bike trips. Today I add one or two new arguments in the favor of a Leh-Manali self-driving trip. Don’t stare at women’s curves. Don’t waste your energies…

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Should You Do Leh-Manali Trip by Bus or on Your Bike?

Photos of interesting landforms along Leh-Manali bus route

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Being chauffeured has an advantage. You can focus on the neighbors of the road instead of focusing on the road. The roads snaking through the mountains of the Himalayas are challenging but they lend themselves to the beautiful views. If you drive to tame your adrenaline rush, you will miss…

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8 Challenges Await You on Leh-Manali Highway

Potholes and scree create problems for drivers using Leh-Manali highway.

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Before you board the bus or take your bike for Leh-Manali journey, check these pictures to know the problems that you may face while driving on Leh-Manali journey.   July 18, 2014. A bus tries to cross the road section covered with boulders after a landslide.

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Milarepa and the hunter

An incident from the life of Milarepa, a popular Tibetan saint

 

Milarepa is a Tibetan saint from the eleventh century. The multi-talented saint is known for well-written poetry, enlightenment, and asceticism. He attained spiritual bliss with the help of his teacher: Marpa the Translator.

 

Milarepa spent his life in caves and survived on nettles. No one disturbed the saint ever. However, one day a deer entered his cave. The deer was followed by an angry hunter and his dog. Milarepa sang his poetry to calm down the master. This scene has been recreated in the Losel Doll Museum.