Manali Beyond Clichés: How Backpackers Can Salvage the Manali Trip

Best offbeat things to do around Kullu and Manali including INR 250 hostels to eclectic hikes such as Lambadug, Bijli Mahadev, Kaisdhar, Lug Valley, & More.

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Nongriat Trek: Double Decker Living Root Bridge & Rainbow Falls

Nongriat trek is a steep descent of 3.5 Kms from Tyrna that involves crossing a couple of suspension bridges too. The famous double-decker living root bridge is located in the village while the Rainbow Falls is a further 3-4 km hike. from Nongriat. To start the trek reach Cherrapunjee (50 KMs from Shillong), then Tyrna Village (18-20 KMs from Cherrapunjee).

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Tirthan Valley: Gushaini Travel & Trekking Guide

Tirthan Valley centred around Gushaini is a part of the Great Himalayan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Many short and long treks can be done through the valley. Angling, ecotourism, and cultural escapades in the villages are other attractions. Jibhi and Jalori Pass are nearby attractions.

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Valley Of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib: Travel Guide Under INR 3000

The usual Valley of Flowers route is Haridwar-Rishikesh-Rudraprayag-Chamoli-Joshimath-Govindghat and then trek to Ghangaria where you stay the night. The next day trek to VoF & come back. Hemkund Sahib is another route from Ghangaria and will take another day. Budget travellers can do it for INR 3000-4000 from Delhi.

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Ukhrul & Shirui Lily Festival Travel Guide

The Shirui Lily festival is organized to celebrate the annual blossoming of Shirui lily (Lilium Mackliniae), that only grows in the hills surrounding Ukhrul, a hill district in Manipur. Ukhrul town is around 80 Kms from Imphal and primarily inhabited by Tangkhul Nagas. It only blooms for a few weeks, generally in the early summer season.

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