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I went to the Shanti Cafe because of its free Wi-Fi and its great location right above the busy promenade of Old Manali. The one good thing i like about the tourist restaurants in Old Manali this year (2012) is that most of them have started offering free Wi-Fi to attract customers, but the food still remains bad and the Shanti cafe is no different.The cafe has a nice relaxed atmosphere. Its great to sit by the railing and watch the colorful characters walking along the promenade of Old Manali. I ordered a lassi and started working on my computer, checking Facebook and updating Kettik. The owner is from Keylong, a Nepali originally but born and bought up here in India. He spoke good English and we chatted for a while.Everything was nice until i ordered my main course. I was in mood for som
Located on Mission Road, just off the main Mall Road in Manali, this quiet little restaurant does not attract many tourists. But dont let that fool you into thinking that the food here is no good. Its great. In my 3 visits to Manali, i must have eaten at the Mayur restaurant some 5 or 6 times and the food has been great each time. The interiors of the restaurant are bright and clean. And very quiet since it was located in a side street of the main Mall road and attracted very little visitors.I especially liked the Chicken Saagwalla (Chicken cooked with green spinach) and their Biryanis. The prices were also reasonable, about 50% less than that of the Sher-E-Punjabji restaurant located on the Mall road (i found that the restaurants on the Mall road all charge exorbitant prices compared to r