This city is a part of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The snow covered peaks of this area attracts people from all over the country as well as abroad. Manali:- literally means the 'Home of Manu'. Manu is the mythological character who is supposed to have survived when the world was drowned in Flood. He then came to Manali and recreated human life. Thus, the area of Manali is sacred and Hindus treat the temples over here as pilgrimage. Blessed with the beauty of nature, this place is among the favorite tourist spots of the Indian citizens, especially during summer season.
It is a flourishing orchard industry, a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks as well as a great countryside ideal for adventure sport lovers. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers.
Just 40 kms away from Kullu to the north, Manali is situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. The landscape here is breath taking. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas River with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. It is an excellent place for a holiday, a favorite resort for trekkers to Lahaul, Spiti, Bara Bhangal (Kangra), and Zanskar ranges. From temples to antiquity, to picturesque sight-seeing spots and adventure activities, Manali is a popular resort for all seasons and for all travellers.
In winters, the temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy woolens are required. Summer temperatures are mild and light woolens/cottons are recommended. In Manali, one can find high mountains shrouded by silent snows and deep boulder strewn gorges. There are thick forests, filled with cool breezes and bird song.
There are number of hotels from luxury to budget class in Manali which suits to every travellers pocket
How to reach Manali:
By Air :The nearest airport is Bhuntar, 52 km south of Manali.
By Rail : The closest narrow-gauge railhead is at Jogindernagar, 135 km away.
By Road : It is connected by a motorable roads and regular bus services connect Kullu & Manali or Book your Individual Car/Cab service Sight Seeing to most of the important places in Himachal Pradesh and the neighboring states.
Languages : Hindi, Himachali, English
Best Time to visit : Throughout the year