Manali is set amidst lush green deodar forests along the side of gurgling Beas; it is 570 kms from the India’s capital New Delhi. The natural scenic beauty surrounds all around the small town of Himachal Pradesh, lies at the height of 6730 feet it is the most demanding holiday destination of all demography’s. The newly married couples, family tours, student tours and also adventurous junkies can be seen in Manali all over the year. It is also a top most shooting location for film industry many movies are shot here like Roja, Bang Bang, Barsat, Tube light etc. the predominantly cool weather in winters and moderately cool weather in summer attracts tourists with no choice, the snowy covered mountains left the tourists with no words for their incredible beauty. The valley is well known for their apple orchards and dry fruits, local fruits wine are also very famous in Manali. The serenity in its vein and the thrill in its atmosphere Manali offer many thrilling activities rafting, river crossing and trekking which are the top most attraction of Manali. Manali is the gateway of leh-ladakh, mostly people going to this route stay here to enjoy multi cuisine food and also shop for their needs at The Mall, Manali.
The Mall road in Manali is the main market where you can enjoy Local foods, branded showrooms, shawl emporiums and if you are lucky then you could also enjoy carnivals in Manali.
There are many places to see while in Manali, the most visited destinations are-
Hidimba or Hadimba Temple - it is the ancient cave temple surrounded by the cedar forest of Goddess Hidimba, she belongs to a rakshash family and later became the wife of Pandava Brother Bhima. The kidnapping scene of Roja was shot here.
Naggar Castle- The royal seat of Kullu state which was built by Raja Sidhi Singh in early 16th century, the whole mansion is built with stones and woods and is most mesmerizing place in Manali. Because of its unique and amazing architect Some movies are also shot here.
Vashisht Temple- Vashisht was revered sage of Hinduism and one of the stars in saptrishi mandala. At this place he did meditation for many years and Laxman, brother of lord Rama met here with Guru Vashisht. Here is a hot water pool where one can take bath to get relax.
Rohtang Pass- Rohtang Pass is just 50 kms from Manali and with its snowy landscapes and road side beauty it attracts tourist from all around the nation. Because of extreme snow cover the roads to Rohtang pass generally close from December to February.
Solang Valley- Solang valley is located between Manali and Rohtang Pass and is just 15 kms from Manali. This place has an open landscape with gentle slopes and is very famous for outdoor activities like Parachuting, Paragliding, Skiing, Zorbing and Skating. This place also offer trekking and one can also enjoy ropeways to reach summit.
Kullu- The capital town of Kullu district 40 kms before Manali is famous for its local market and temples. The valley is adorned with tall pine and deodar trees along with the river Beas.
Along with these most popular places there are many more to explore while in Manali.
VanVihar National Park, The roaring Beas River, Raghunath Temple, Buddhist Monastery, Manu Temple in old Manali and Beas Kund.
Manali is well connected via roads and major cities have frequent bus services. Manali is at 570 kms from New Delhi and AC Volvo buses runs overnight from different places of New Delhi, HPTDC and HRTC buses are also runs from Chandigarh to Manali. One can reach up to Chandigarh via railways; Manali is 315 kms from Chandigarh, Buses and private cabs can be hire from Chandigarh. Chandigarh is the nearest airport of Manali; the bhuntar airport near Kullu is not operational in these days.
Explore more while in Manali, the places near Manali have their own identity and tourists visit very often, places which can be seen while you are in Manali ar
Kasol- Kasol is a small village situated along with a Parbati river and is famous for Israeli tourists.
Manikaran- Manikaran Gurudwara is bit far from Kasol and is famous for hot water pool, one can also enjoy langar at that point.
Kullu, Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Dalhousie, Khajjiyar, Amritsar and Chandigarh are also very famous places to wander and worth visit.
Manali is very famous for outdoor activities which give you the thrilling experience and add fun in your adventurous tour. Loads of activities can be enjoyed in Manali and nearby places.