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ManaliSwitzerland of India
Manali, the paradise on the land is situated at the northern point of the Kullu Valley. Manali is awe-inspiring with spectacular views of snow coated peaks and wooded gorges. With the Beas gushing across the rocky alleys amid grasslands wrapped in layers of wild flowers and bushes. The rich and healthy environment offers marvellous walks too fruit orchards and mesmerizing forest of pines and deodars. Manali is a superb spot for a spending leisure hours, a most preferable resort for trekkers to Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur, Leh and Zanskar regions in Kashmir valley.

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Manali has ample opportunities for adventurous tourists. If you are really interested in adventure tours, be it normal or extreme, Manali is the right place to be. Amidst the snow loaded mountains and lush green surroundings, it is very fascinating to enjoy the adventure sports.

Mountaineering
The large number of virgin peaks, easy access to base camps and the affordability of local expeditions have made Manali a good value for many mountain climbers.

White water rafting
White water rafting in valleys of Manali is done on river Beas from Pirdi (4 kms ahead of Kullu town) down to Jhiri, a stretch of approximately 14 kms. (Period Apr 15th-Jun end). The journey takes nearly one & half hour consisting of rapids from grade II & III.

Paragliding
Paragliding is organized in Kullu valley throughout the year at Solang Valley, located 14 kms from Manali and other locations like Marhi, Fatru, Bijli Mahadev etc

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Hadimba Temple
The main attraction at Manali is historically and archeologically famous the Dhoongri Temple dedicated to goddess Hadimba, the Bhim of the Hindu Epic Mahabharat. The temple has four-tiered Pagoda like roof and the entrance is carved with mythological shapes and symbols. Located about 2.5 km from the tourist office, amidst dense forest of deodar, the temple was built in the 1533 A.D.

Manu Temple
Manu Temple, dedicated to Manu Rishi, is set some 3 kms. from the main bazar in old Manali. It is believed to be the only temple of Manu in India, the creator of human race on the earth.

Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temple
Situated 3 km from Manali is Vashist, a small village situated on the left bank of the river Beas, onwards Rohtang pass. The place is worth a visit for its renowned hot springs and temples. Close to this, is a stone temple in pyramidal shape, dedicated to Vashist Muni. There is another temple dedicated to Lord Ram, based at this place. Natural hot sulphur springs (said to have curative value) with two separate bathing tanks for gents and ladies are always crowded with tourists.

Mountaneering Institute
It is located some 3 kms. on the left river bank of Beas onwards Kulu. The Institute organises basic & advance training courses, in trekking, mountaineering, skiing and water sports. All those who are interested in skiing and trekking, can hire the required equipments from here by booking in advance.

ManaliNot to Overlook - Excursions
Club House
This place is about 2 kms. from the town.

Tibetan Monasteries
Two of the three monasteries are located in the town and the other one at Aleo on the left bank of Beas river.

Nehru Kund
Located almost 5 kms. on National Highway to Leh.

Solang Valley
This scenic valley is at distance of 13 km, between Solang village and Beas Kund.

Kothi
Situated on the road towards Rohtang pass, a picturesque spot, Kothi about 12kms. from Manali.

Rahala Water Falls
Is about 16 kms. onwards Rohtang pass. It is a good picnic spot as well.

Arjun Cave
It is based at 4kms. from Manali towards Naggar, the cave is situated near Prini village.

Jagatsukh
Located 6 kms. from Manali, on the left bank of river Beas on the road to Naggar.

Travellers Factoid
Location : 40 kms. away from Kulu to the north, Manali is situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh.
Language : Hindi, garhwali, English is spoken by considerable % of people.
Climate : Pleasant through out the year, but very chilling in the winter.
Best time to visit : Any time of the year.
Indulge In : Adventurous, Ice and Water Sports.
Getting There
Manali doesn't have it's own Airport or railway Station.
By Rail : Nearest rail heads are Chandigarh and Pathankot. Manali can be reached by road from these bases.
By Road : Manali is well linked by road with Delhi, Chandigarh, Ambala, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Chamba or Dalhousie. There is regular bus services between these stations. Manali is connected with Leh during the months of July to October.

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