Photo Credit Japan was the first country I truly traveled solo. It was almost ten years ago before I was much of a traveler. I had simply been sent to Tokyo for a work trip and had added the weekend to explore by myself. Tokyo felt equal parts delightful and confusing:
Thick pine forests and a gushing river make it seem like you've stepped into a perfect world that only exists in books and imaginations. Manali is also a starting point for many while going to Spiti and Leh. Having two major seasons of summer and winter, you can take your pick of which season you want to visit in to experience Manali in a different way. Temples, hot springs, monasteries, German bakeries are just some of the places to visit. Getting There - You can either fly to Bhuntar which is 10 kms from Manali or take a bus or train if you want a longer, more scenic path along the rivers.