Manali Travel Guide

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.

An Insight into Manali Tourism

Places to visit in Manali

Hidimba Temple: It is an ancient cave temple located at the foot of the Himalayas and is surrounded by lavish green cedar forest.

Solang Valley: Solang Valley known as Snow Point offers beautiful views of surrounding glaciers and snow-capped mountains. This valley is popular for its 300-meter ski lift.

Rahala waterfalls: Want to enjoy bathing in waterfalls? You need to visit RohtangPass; nearby which you can find a captivating Rahale waterfalls to relax a bit.

Old Manali: If you want to explore the old guesthouses of Manali, you need to visit old Manali. You can also find flower gardens and orchards in old Manali.

How to Reach Manali

How to Reach Manali by Air: The nearest airport is situated at Bhunter, situated 52 km away from Manali.

How to Reach Manali by Road:Private deluxe coaches and state transport coaches offer excellent services to the travellers.

How to Reach Manali by Rail: The nearest railway is at Joginder Nagar, situated 50 kms away from Manali.

Best Time to Visit Manali

Summers(March to June) temperature ranges between 12o Celsius to 25oCelsius and offers pleasant time for the sightseers. The winter (November to February) temperature drops down below 3 degreesCelsius and the entire region receives heavy snowfall. Therefore, its good time for winter sport lovers.

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