Manali  | Tourist Place Himachal Pradesh

Manali, a small town in Himalayas is gifted with nature's charm and scenic beauty. Manali offers a blend of tranquility and adventure that makes it one of India's most popular Tourist destinations.

Manali is situated at a height of 2050 m from sea level, on the Bank of Beas river in Kullu valley. Manali is a magical place surrounded by dense Deodar forests and the ranging Beas River, which give it a special energy.

Manali offers the finest hospitality to the visitors from India as well as foreigners. It is one of the must visit place in India. Manali is also a preferred destination for honeymoon. Manali has variety of options for accommodations for the people of all kind of taste. Economy to five star hotels, resorts and cottages for peace loving guests.

Manali is the centre for all activities to and from Lahaul and Spiti Valley via Rohatang Pass. In summer when all the areas in country suffers massive heat waves, Rohtang become the heaven like place having snow in the month of May and June. In winter region beyond Marhi usually remains closed due to snow. The tourists restricts to Marhi and Solang Nala.

Manali also offers some adventure sports. River rafting in Beas, skiing and paragliding at Solang Nala and Mountaineering experience can fulfil the adventure desire. There are a lot of options for trekking too.

There are many options for sightseeing in Manali that includes Hadimba temple, Solang Nala, Naggar, Vashisht, Gulaba, Marhi and Rohtang Pass. Accommodation: There are hundreds of hotels, resorts and cottages in and around Manali.

Weather and Climate

The climate in Manali remains predominantly cold in winters, and moderately cool in summers.

Places And Activities

HADIMBA TEMPLE (1 km) :Built in 1553 with a superbly crafted four tiered pagoda roof, it is famous for its exquisitely carved doorway.

MANU TEMPLE (2 km) :This is dedicated to the sage Manu situated at old Manali. Manali derived its name from Rishi Manu.

VASHISTH (3 km) :Vashisht is known for its hot water springs. There are old temples dedicated to the sage Vashisth and to Lord Rama.

JAGATSUKH (6 km) :Jagat Sukh was once the capital of Kullu. Here are old temples of Lord Shiva and Sandhya Gayatri. The Arjun caves are just ahead.

SOLANG Nala(14 km) : In a picturesque setting Soalang Nala has good ski slopes and picnic spots. Paragliding take off spot is just little ahead.

ROHTANG PASS(47 km) :Rohtang Pass at a height of 3978 m is the gateway to trans Himalayan Lahaul Valley. On the midway is the Nehru Kund (6km) which is a clear water spring scenic spot. Kothi (12km) is a picturesque village and has a thrilling view of the deep gorge through which the Beas swiftly flows. The beautiful Rahalla fall (16km) is at an altitude of 2500m.

CLUB HOUSE :The Club House with its comprehensive facilities that include a roller skating rink, an auditorium, billiards rooms, a library, a bar and restaurant makes wonderful outing for the day.

How to reach?

The airport at Bhunter is 50 km from Manali where taxis and buses are available. The closest narrow gauge railhead is at Joginder Nagar, 165 km away. The closest broad gauge rail heads are Chandigarh (310 km) and Ambala (355 km). By road the distance from Delhi is 570 km and from Shimla the distance is 280 km. From Delhi, there is a regular HPTDC Luxury and Volvo Coach to Manali. HPTDC runs Luxury coach from Shimla to Manali in tourist season.
In winters here, the temperature can drop to below freezing point when heavy woolens are required. Summer temperature are mild and light woolens / cottons are recommended.

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