If you want to see the other side of Manali and the touristy town, just take a walk across the Manalsu River bridge and cross over into the part of Manali that is also known as ‘Old Manali’. The exotic charm of the village will make you feel like you have walked into a whole other world.
The town has somehow carved out a niche of its own and managed to retain the old world charm, where you have the characteristic world traveller, the hippie vibe in its midst, it also has the traditions of the relics of the older civilizations.
The idyllic village setting will make you feel like you have walked into the happy and hippie 1960s. The pathways are lined with swaying Eucalyptus trees and the small roads pass through valleys that are abundant with greenery. The calmness of the surroundings is broken only by the twittering of birds and the gush of the River Kullu.