After a surprisingly comfortable night, I woke up with my alarm at 7 am and went to ask for some hot water to wash myself a little bit. When I stepped out, I was disappointed to see that many clouds in the sky but at least it wasn’t raining. After breakfast, we prepared our bags and jumped on our motorbikes. 140 km were in front of us.
The motorbike tour from Manali to Leh was absolutely amazing, and the landscapes are so crazy it’s impossible to describe them in words; therefore, I decided to film the best parts and cut them into a video. I put together a video for every day. The landscapes were changing so many times and from green valleys on day one to dry, and empty landscapes, in the end, is everything there. Just see for yourself. This was the first day.
While I was in India, I couldn’t resist visiting the majestic mountains in the north of the country, and I couldn’t have a better time. Manali is such a charming small village in the middle of the mountains. But what I did then just toped all my expectations and change my image of Indian landscapes forever.
In my last post, I told you about my trip to the Solang Valley by mountain bike, this time I went with a motorbike to the Jana falls and apart from the sportive part it was as amazing. It will take you about 1 and a half hour to reach the Jana falls by motorbike, and there you can hike up to the waterfalls for around 1 hour.
If you like nature, sport, and action, this is the absolute right thing for you. You have to bear in mind that you have to be quiet sportive and fit to do this tour. If you’re not, there are other options too.
Mountains, fresh air, high altitude, and even Hotels made of wood. I immediately fell in love when I came to Manali, and I absolutely love it here. I just feel like I arrived in a kind of Switzerland where you can smell Dosa and chicken masala on every corner.
What happened to me in that Hotel in Delhi is so crazy I can’t believe it myself that this happened, and I continue asking myself how cheeky this guy was. I hope this was a single chase, and it’s not evolving into a trend, but you should be careful while booking your accommodation.
Bangalore or nowadays called Bangaluru is a megacity in the north of India pretty much in the middle between the two seasides. The city is famous for its IT sector; it’s called the Silicon Valley of India and for its pub culture.
Should I visit a country in the rainy season or not? That’s always a hard question, and you can be lucky and have a fantastic time for lower prices, but sometimes it’s a big waste of time. Some countries are worth visiting in Rainy season like Myanmar or even Thailand, but some countries are not advisable, and that’s the case for India.
India really is a country of contradictions – you have to super friendly people who want to rip you off on every possible occasion as well, chaos everywhere but also bureaucracy everywhere, and the fantastic food which can make you sick any moment. It is not easy to travel in India, and it isn’t for sure a destination for a first time Backpacker. But once you get used to some things, pay attention to others and have some travel experience you can have an amazing time here. The following is my impression after two weeks in India.