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Old 24th February 2017, 13:32   #76
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Default Day 14: Manali - Kullu - Kiratpur Sahib - Ambala - Back to Gurgaon

Our hotel in Manali was excellent. We both had a strange feeling after coming back into civilization since our eyes had gotten used to minuscule number of people around us during this entire trip. However, it was awesome to have hot shower, excellent food and basic amenities such as TV and Wifi.

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Our Room in Manali...
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Had excellent Balcony and very nice view, Byas River was flowing nearby and we had an Apple Orchard just outside our balcony.
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Flood news on TV... it had been raining a lot in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Nepal during previous 2 days, resulting in flood like situation in major rivers flowing down in plains...
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We packed up stuff, got ready, had breakfast and checked out. Realized that one of the tire was leaking air, there was no puncture, but the air pressure was surely less.
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Topped it up using my air compressor
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And started our returned journey to Delhi.
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Byas River was also flowing quite furiously at some places...
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A customer pic of the waterfall just before Kullu
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Default Day 14: Manali - Kullu - Kiratpur Sahib - Ambala - Back to Gurgaon - CONTINUED

Like I mentioned in the post above, we did have this strange feeling with so many people and vehicles around us. Damn it was just the first day of our return into populated areas and we were missing our time in Ladakh already!
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Met with a fellow TeamBHPian who had been following us from Manali, we had a good little catch up just after crossing Mandi.
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Road conditions just after you cross Mandi town are disastrous and there was quite a long traffic jam.
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Luckily, we managed to cross it in reasonable time and continued our way back into the plains...
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Had our lunch at Haveli just after Kurali... a typical Punjabi meal.
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And continued towards Ambala...
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Sunset happened just before we entered into Haryana and we decided to click a few more customary pics of the hero of our Journey.
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Back on the road again... NH1 Drive from Ambala to Delhi was uneventful and we covered the distance in about 3 hours...
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Entered into Delhi around 10 PM...
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Reached Gurgaon around 11 PM
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A quick picture of the FE we managed to achieve in this trip...
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and the total Distance covered...
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And this makes the end of the trip. Our apologies for breaking the whole travelogue into bits and pieces since we both have been occupied with other stuff since we completed this amazing trip. It was a memorable journey and plenty of the memories and pictures from this trip will go into our Archives.

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