Mandi to Manali August 9th 2010 Today's ride involved a climb back to 2050m to the picturesque resort town of Manali (as the itinerary put it). This was along some spectacular river gorge scenery and through a very long dimly lit tunnel. The lack of lighting and narrowness of the tunnel did not deter the truck drivers who continued to overtake one another regardless of who was coming the other way.
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Asia » India » Himachal Pradesh » Manali The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more