If you have a plan to spend winter holidays in North India, just pack your bags and head to these amazing destinations, Kullu and Manali. You will enjoy like anything and return with memories of your life in these picturesque locations. In December 2018, we had gone for a one-week trip covering Shimla, Kullu and Manali. After spending three days in Shimla, we headed for Manali in a cab which traverses through scenic roads and valleys. The road also passes through various tunnels including one in Kullu area which is around 8-9 km long. It took about 7-8 hours to reach the destination. However, throughout the entire journey, we will immerse in the beauty of majestic Himalayan mountains on one side and lush green deep valley on the other side of the road. Embracing Manali Manali is a spectacular hill station located in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, India. This resort town is positioned in the captivating snow-peaked mountains and attract tourists from all over India. The picturesque locations with breathtaking views of snowy mountains, swaying eucalyptus, lovely curved roads and valleys are truly a feast for our eyes. The temperature was as low as 1* C during nights and 14*C – 15*C during the month of December. However, we will simply love the freshness of air and the tranquil environment in Manali. Water is crystal clear and tastes always good since it originates from the glaciers of great Himalayas. At various points along the road, the sight of frozen waterfalls streaming from mountains is a real treat for the eyes. Shop ‘ n ‘ Taste Manali A lot of people from all over India travel to Manali not only to experience the mesmerizing beauty of the location, but also for its famous shopping destination – Mall Road. The Mall Road is renowned for street shopping and a number of shops are lined up with famous items like Kashmiri and Kullu shawls, carpets, woolen items, antiques, artificial jewellery etc. Bustling with activities throughout the day till night, the Mall Road remains the focal point of Manali. Another aspect of Manali is the traditional and delicious mouth-watering Himachal cuisines. A lot of eateries are in Mall Road and around the town with variety of North Indian foods. They provide traditional Himachal foods and other North Indian dishes. The streets bring alive the flavors and aroma of delicious Himachal cuisine in all its authentic and traditional best. We should never miss the taste of Red rice, Khadi Chawal to name a few.