Manali the most beautiful and significant hill stations in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, India, is the ultimate destination for those who love adventure and trekking. Manali is in the Beas River Valley located at an altitude of 1,950 m or 398 feet. Manali has a population of about 30,000. Manali and its surrounding areas are of great importance to the Indian culture and heritage. Manali is also said to be the home to Saptarshi (Seven Sages).

How to Get to Manali

If you are wondering how to reach Manali, it is not that difficult. Manali is very well connected by air to some of the most important cities in that region. The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport which is located at about 50 km south of the town and there are also many flights to Delhi. You can also reach Manali by bus as it is well connected to many cities by road. So wherever in India you are, you can easily get to Manali. If you stay in south then you have to get to Delhi first and from there you can go to Manali by train or by bus. There are State luxury buses that connect Manali to other cities. Once you are in Manali Rickshaws and buses are the best way to travel around town.

Buses in Delhi Depart at 6 pm from RK Ashram Marg Metro Station, Panchkuiyan Road, Near Gol Market and reach next morning the fare will be between Rs.800 to Rs.900.

In order to get to Manali from south, catch a flight to Kullu(Bhuntus) airport. Once you reach there you can get a bus or a taxi to Manali, which will take you about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Best time to visit Manali

Best time to visit Manali is kind of a debate. Some say you should go in the winter as you will see beautiful views of snow covered mountains. But the Rohatang pass will be closed because of the snow and you will not see any greenery. In the December as it is the peak tourist season, the prices also hike up so I would personally go in sometime between mid Aprils to Mid August.

Manali is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in India as nature is completely untouched by mankind and it is at its best.

The main places of interest in Manali are Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vashisth, Monasteries, Jagatsukh, Solang Valley, Towards the Rohtang Pass, Club House, CafĂ© Junipar, Nagar and Rogtang. They have been explained in detail below: –

Rohtang Pass: Rohtang pass means pile of corpses. This place has been named so due the death of many people in bad weather trying to cross the pass. This place is a high mountain pass 51 km away from Manali. It connects some of the valleys of Himachal Pradesh state. The pass overviews a range of precipitous cliffs, huge glaciers, piled moraine and deep ravines.

Mountaineering Institute: This is an institute that has training courses that teach the basic and advanced courses of mountaineering. This institute also has the facilities for conducting adventurous sports.

Solang Valley: This is an astounding Valley located between Manali and Kothi. There are insanely beautiful views at this place. There table lands here which are used for camping by trekking parties.

Rohla Falls: located on the way to Rohtang Pass, there lies the astonishing Rohla waterfall. This place is quite a great picnic spot too.

Club house: Club house provides their guests with indoor game facilities. This place is situated on the left side of Manalsu Nallah. There are various picnic spots located near this place.

Nehru Kund: Nehru Kund is a natural spring named after the late prime minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru who drank water from this spring when he stayed in Manali. This spring is of clean and cold water. The source of the water in this spring is believed to be from Bhrigu Lake.

Jagatsukh: This is a temple located in Manali. This place is famous for the temple dedicated to lord Shiva. The original name of this temple is Nast and it was the capital of Kullu for nearly 10 generations.





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