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MANALI


A beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh, nestled in between snowy mountains and thick forests, flanked by the Beas River, Manali is truly a travellers paradise. Situated at an altitude of 1950 meters, Manali offers stunning views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar range of mountains, which are considered to be the dwelling place of Gods and Goddesses.

Legend has it that Manali was founded by an ancient sage Manu whose ark found its resting place here after a great flood. Manali, which literally means "the resting place of Manu" is a popular tourist destination and offers a welcome respite from the heat of the plains during the summer months.

Places of Interests in Manali


Hadimba Devi Temple
One of the primary Manali tourist attractions is the Hadimba Temple that was constructed in the 16th century. The temple is situated at a distance of 2.5 kilometers from the tourists' office in Manali. Surrounded by the wooded deodar forests, the temple attracts a large number of tourists who frequently visit the pilgrim spot in Manali. 

Rohtang Pass
There are various fascinating tourist attractions in and around the Manali town. The great height of the snow capped peaks and the surrounding greenery promises to enchant every visitor to this small hill station. For the more adventurous souls there are options to climb higher to those places where the azure sky caresses the silvery peaks. The Rohtang Pass is one such destination, loved by the visitors mainly for the beauty its altitude promises.

Old Manali Village
The existing town of Manali has come into being on the place of the old village, a couple of km away. While going to the old Manali village, tourists will get to see a very charming bridge well before climbing up to this interesting little village.

Solang Valley
One needs to travel about 10 kilometers from the picturesque hill station of Manali to reach the fascinating Solang Valley. At an altitude of about 8500 feet above the sea level one can enjoy the bliss of nature on the banks of the river Beas.

The Solang Valley is also the place where the Ski school of Manali is located. There are wonderful ski slopes and picnic spots in this beautiful place. There are various ski packages arranged by the HPTDC during the winter months.

Nehru Kund
One of the many exciting Manali Tourist Attractions, the Nehru Kund is only a 6 km journey from the heart of the Manali Town towards Keylong. The Nehru Kund is actually a spring which was named after the first prime minister of India - Late Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru. The serenity of the place will please any mortal on earth. The respected prime minister loved visiting the place and drink the crystal clear water from the spring when he used to stay in Manali.

Manali - How to Get There


Air
Bhuntar, which is located 50 km from Manali is the closest airport to Manali. The Bhuntar airport is well connected by flights to Delhi. There are tasi services available between Bhuntar and Manali.

Rail
One of the most convenient and faster ways to reach Manali is to avail the broad gauge trains. Trains to Manali take you to the nearest station broad gauge railway stations of Kalka, Chandigarh and Pathankot. Some of the trains that run from these stations are:

  • Kalka Howrah Mail connecting Kalka and Howrah
  • Shatabadi Express Kalka-New Delhi
  • Shatabadi Express Chandigarh-New Delhi
  • One can reach Manali from these stations reached by road.
Road
Traveling to Manali by road is one of the easiest ways to reach the beautiful destination. You can plan your trip accordingly by going through the list which provides information on the distance of Manali from major Indian cities:
  • Manali - Mandi 110 km
  • Manali - Delhi - 570 km
  • Manali - Leh 475 km
  • Manali - Manikaran 085 km
  • Manali - Dalhousie 385 km
  • Manali - Rohtang Pass 051 km
  • Manali - Dharamshala 235 km
  • Manali - Kaza 200 km
  • Manali - Palampur 200 km
  • Manali - Pathankot 325 km
  • Manali - Kasauli 275 km
  • Manali - Chamba 402 km
  • Manali - Udaipur 150 km
  • Manali - Chandigarh 320 km
  • Manali - Shimla 260 km
  • Manali - Keylong 115 km
  • Manali - Trilokinath 150 km

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