The ‘Lover’s Paradise’ and the ‘Honeymoon Capital’ of India, Manali, is a beauty nestled away in the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar Ranges of Himachal Pradesh. The emerald green forests, blooming meadows, fierce streams, stunning views and the misty environment makes Manali, one of the most sought after hill stations in the country.
The alluring crowd-puller, Manali has everything a passionate traveler wants. Located at an elevation of 6398ft. above sea level, in the Himalayas, Manali has a cool and pleasant weather in the summers and chilly-snowy winters, making it a year-round destination.
What All There’s To See:
Rohtang Pass: 13,050 ft. above the sea level, it is the highest point in Manali. The breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan mountains is a crowd magnet. Though it is closed in winters, summer months sees a lot of tourists. The source of Beas River and the Lake Dassaur are the nearby attractions.
Solang Valley: The hub for many recreational activities, the Solang Valley is a scenic little place in Manali. Zorbing, Paragliding, Parachuting, and Skiing can be enjoyed here. During summers, the snow melts and Skiing is replaced by Zorbing. Other than these activities, this place gives a captivating view of the glaciers and the snow-sprinkled mountains. December to February are the best months to visit.
Hadimba Devi Temple: The ancient cave temple of a character from the Mahabharata epic, Hidimba Devi, was constructed in 1553. This wood and stone mandir sees pilgrims from across India. The wooden doorways are carved with figures of gods and animals. The rich history and culture can be revisited at this place.
Some other places to see in Manali include Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art, Manu Maharishi Temple, Himalayan Nyinmapa Buddhist Temple, Von Ngari Monastery, Jogini Falls and the list goes on.
What All There’s To Do:
Solang Valley is a famous spot for Paragliding and similar activities. It’s a fun activity and you’ll get to see an aerial view of the beautiful valley, but keep your safety in mind.
With suitable gear, you can really enjoy the amazing routes and the waterfall, through Rock Climbing. Head to Solang Valley for this.
Head to Manikaran or Vashisht Village for a dip in the hot natural spring water and refresh your mind, senses, and body.
Also, you can enjoy River Rafting, Skiing, Zorbing in Vashisht Village.
Treks to Beas Kund and Chandrakhani Pass are very sought after by adrenaline junkies.
Shop for fruits from the ‘Fruit Basket of India’, take sovereigns home from the Manali Market.
Manali can be reached by roads, passing through the scenic landscapes of Himachal. The nearest railway station is Ambala Cantt. (200 km) and Chandigarh (250 km), from there you can hire a cab/taxi or take a luxury Volvo bus to Manali. The nearest airport is Bhuntar (Kullu), 50 km away from Manali and is about two hours away.
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