Manali is a delightful and antiquated hill station perched at a height of 1926 m in the state of Himachal Pradesh in north India. It is a popular hill station situated on the Beas River and nearby the northern end of the Kullu valley.The beauty of Manali is further enriched by snow-capped peaks that are all around you wherever you your head. Being a hill station, summers are very pleasant in Manali and nights chilly. Located at an altitude of 2050 m the winters can be quite cold and tourists visiting during this time need to be prepared for snow.
There are several places in Manali to indulge in rock climbing. However, it is important to pick a reliable company since rock climbing can be hazardous without the right safety measures.
Paragliding is one of the popular outdoor activities that attract a large number of tourists. For paragliding, Solang Valley is a best place where you can get even a whole flight if you visit the valley later in the day.
There are a lot of places to enjoy and explore the beauty of Manali while trekking. Some popular places are Hampta Pass, Friendship peak and DeoTibba Base Camp.
History of Manali
Manali's history is quite mesmerizing and can be compared to a fairy tale too. The existence of Manali can actually be traced back in the words and phrases in Mahabharata. The word "Manali" emphasizes the residence of Sage Manu. When the whole world was flooded, Gods and Sage Manu were threatened, then Lord Vishnu's seventh avatar saved them and carried them to the dry lands. It is believed that Manali was the place where Sage Manu took refuge. This place must visit because of its divinity, blessings and of course because its beauty and peace.