Location : In the
north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh
Tourist Attraction :
Vashisth Hot Sulphur Spring, Rohtang Pass, Hadimba Temple
Best Buys :
Woollen goods Manali's other specialty is Himalayan handicrafts,
mainly assorted Tibetan curios such as prayer wheels,
amulets, dorjees or thunderbolts, masks, musical instruments,
jewellery and thangkas.
Best Activities :
Rafting, Skiing, Paragliding, Mountaineering, Heli Skiing
Tourist Destination :
Rohtang Pass, Arjun Gufa, Beas Kund, Jagatsukh Temple,
Kothi, Old Manali, Rahalla Falls, Solang Nullah, Vashisth
Hot Sulphur Springs
When to Visit :
Any Time of the year.
The Kullu valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh
has an ancient town in its lap called Manali. Surrounded
by sky kissing peaks at an arm length, Manali's major
treasure is its proximity to the snow clad peaks. Manali
is a flourishing orchard industry, a popular honeymoon
destination and trailhead for innumerous treks as well
as a great countryside ideal for adventure sport lovers
and nature seekers.
peaked mountains and trees - ManaliManali 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, Manali is sacred and Hindus treat
the temples over here as pilgrimage.
: The nearest airport to Manali is that of
Bhuntar, which is 52-km from Manali. From Bhuntar one
can take a taxi or a bus to Manali.
Rail : The nearest railhead is that
of Joginder Nagar and this narrow gauze railway station
is 95-km from Kullu. The scenic beauty of Kullu while
going to Manali can best be enjoyed on a bus or a taxi.
It is better to take a taxi, which one can stop and
enjoy the nature at will.
Road : The road to Manali passes through
the picturesque valley of Kullu. The motorable roads
to Manali connect the town with other major tourist
places in Himachal as well as in the nearby states.
At the Manali bus stand there are two booths, which
do computerised reservation for buses. The reservations
can be made one month in advance. Both private and state
government buses are in service over here.
There are dozens of places to stay in Manali, including
Hotel Tourist, Jhon Banon'n Guesthouse, Sunshine Guest
House, Sunshine Guest House, Hotel Highlands, Pinewood
Hotel, Hotel Chetna, Beas Hotel and Hotel Rohtang Manalsu.
HPTDC runs several places and bookings can be made at
the HTPDC Marketing Office on the Mall.