Walk up the main street in Old Manali and you'll find this restaurant-hotel, the Drifters Inn. The site is beautifully decorated (poshest restaurant I've ever been to in India). The dishes are very elaborate, well-presented and very-very tasty. Good-sized portions and the prices, despite all of the above, are more than acceptable. I loved it, there were 3 of us and we had couscous with ratatouille, broccoli gratin with bechamel and vegetables in red wine with rice (as well as bread and water), we paid 735rps (about €3.50 / person). Although more expensive than the average place and fewer choices, worth a try because the dishes are exquisite and the site is great.
In the center of the main street of Old Manali is this cafe. Down the road we find most shops, restaurants, parlors, travel agencies ... This is a great spot to start for people looking to stroll, it's a great place to grab a coffee or something sweet after a meal. The chocolate pancakes are the best I've had in India (and I have had a few) and the coffee is spectacular (and can be prepared in many ways). Prices are fine. The decor and music artist rolled around, the place is small, but very nice. Inside there is a room where they project movies in English. This is a nice place to spend an afternoon. You will like it.
I had read and heard about the famous Italian pizzas from the Ill Forno restaurant (between Manali and Old Manali), and after 2 hours looking for it (because it is so hidden)we finally found it, closed .... and as we had been craving pizza we returned to try the restaurant Pizza Oliva (Old Manali), but we had no luck there either. So as we had to go without pizza we tried our luck at Shesh Besh and from the wide variety of dishes they offered their menu included pizza. The place is super nice, all exterior, in the path of the river Beas. It is brightly decorated, very colourful, a very appetising. The food is delicious (but it is true that we were famished, so anything would have been glorious) and good sized dishes. In Sesh they also have board games, concerts and movie screenings so at night it also has a good atmosphere. They have good prices (about 3€ per person) and it's certainly worth a visit if you are ever in Manali .
About an hour from Munnar, at an altitude of about 1,500 meters above sea level, it the summer resort of the former British administration in South India, due to its cool climate. Huge extensions of cardamom and tea plantations from which you can see colonial bungalows, most now converted into hotels. It is a very rainy and foggy most of the year, and between the fog you see women picking tea leaves on very steep slopes. Its very hard work, under the constant rain and fog. When suddenly the sun comes out, there are a variety of gorgeous green shades. It is a landscape of rolling hills, completely covered with tea bushes, neatly arranged forming corridors and labyrinths. One must be careful walking in these plantations as there are lots of leeches because of the moisture of the soil.