Manali, set at a height of around 1950 m above ocean level, is considered as a part of the most well-known tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. A portion of the Kullu district, it is around 250 km far from the state capital, Shimla. As per the Hindu Purana, Manali got its name from Manu, the scriptures of India delegated by Brahma, the God of Creation. It is trusted that Manu touched base in the realm after 7 cycles of creation and havoc. Manali is additionally thought to be the sacred habitation 7 revered sages related to the Hindu religion.
Manali is famous in tourist for its natural beauty, elegant flora gardens, snow-capped mountains, and plantations of red and green apples. It is also one of the most famous hill stations between the regional and foreign tourists. Manali is also popular as a Honeymoon spot among Indian tourists. Manali is even popular for adventure sports such as skiing, hiking, mountaineering, Paragliding, rafting, kayaking, and mountain biking. Paragliding in Manali is a memorable experience.
Attractions: Raisin – River Rafting – Near Kullu, Manikaran – Near Kullu, Jogini Falls, Hidimba Devi Temple, Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Vashisht Temple & Hot Water Springs, Katrain – Near Kullu, Beas Kund, Rahala waterfalls, Rozyh Falls, Monasteries, Jana Falls etc…
Best Time to visit: September to May.
Peak Season: April to May.
How to Reach
- By Air: Nearest airport is Bhuntar ( Kullu ) airport which is 50 km from Manali, 10 km from Kullu, about two hours away. This airport is well connected with the major cities of India such as New Delhi, Pathankot, Dharamshala, Chandigarh, and Shimla. It is a domestic airport and nearest International airport is in New Delhi which well connected to the countries with regular flights.
- By Rail: Nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar railway station but it doesn’t have many trains. The well connected major railway station is Chandigarh which is 310 km away from Manali.
- By Road: Through state buses, Kullu is well connected to major cities. Tourist also can get Delux buses, taxis, etc.. from New Delhi, Shimla, and Pathankot.
Popular Restaurants: The Corner House, II Farno, Casa Bella Vista, Cafe 1947, Johnson Bar and Restaurant, Drifters’ Cafe, The Lazy Dog, KAMCHATKA Bistro & Grill, Chopsticks, Fat Plate Cafe, Kilta Cafe, etc… Read more