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
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.
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
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 &
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
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
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.
It is located some 3 kms. on the left river bank of Beas onwards Kulu. The
Institute organises basic & advance training courses, in
, 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.
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This place is about 2 kms. from the town.
Two of the three monasteries are located in the town and the other one at
Aleo on the left bank of Beas river.
Located almost 5 kms. on National Highway to Leh.
This scenic valley is at distance of 13 km, between Solang village and Beas
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.
It is based at 4kms. from Manali towards Naggar, the cave is situated near
Located 6 kms. from Manali, on the left bank of river Beas on the road to
40 kms. away from Kulu to the north, Manali is situated
near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh.
Hindi, garhwali, English is spoken by considerable % of
Pleasant through out the year, but very chilling in the
Best time to visit :
Any time of the year.
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Adventurous, Ice and Water Sports.
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
, Chandigarh, Ambala, Dehradun,
, 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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