An Elysian dream

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Hindi, Mandiali

3 Days

October to February

Chandigarh Airport
4℃ to 14℃

Manali Tourism

Nestled between Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar mountain ranges, the beautiful town of Manali is India’s most popular Hill station. Located at an altitude of 2050 m in the Beas River valley, Manali is situated at distance of 270 kms to North of Shimla, the state capital. 

The lush green terrain with dense deodar – cedar trees and alpine vegetation, the stupendous meadows running up and till the horizon, the fragrance of fresh pine and deodar lingering in the air, with jaw-dropping views and breath-taking views – Manali is a perpetual beauty. Blessed with magnificent snow-capped mountains, glaciers and fierce rivers forming and dividing the valleys, Manali is a scenic beauty that leaves us enchanted throughout the year.

Things to do in Manali

1.Naggar

14 kilometres from city centre

Naggar Situated in the banks of Beas River amidst of magnificent pine forest, at a dis...

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2.Manikaran

28 kilometres from city centre

The scenic beauty is a small town in Parvati valley – a pilgrimage site for both Hindu...

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3.Solang Valley

9 kilometres from city centre

Situated at a distance of 4 kms from Manali town, the Solang Valley is considered as a...

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4.Kullu

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Sandwiched between lower Himalayan and Great Himalayan Ranges, the Kullu valley is a b...

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5.Old Manali

2 kilometres from city centre

Along the banks of Beas River, located at a distance of 3 kms from New Manali, a bridg...

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6.Van Vihar

1 kilometres from city centre

The botanical garden situated near to the mall road in Manali is a perfect spot for ha...

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7.Rohtang Pass

16 kilometres from city centre

Situated at 50 kms to the north of Manali, at an altitude of 13000 ft the Rohtang pass...

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8.Beas Kund Trek

14 kilometres from city centre

Amidst the mountains of Himachal, surrounded by the peaks of Hanuman Tibba, Friendship...

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9.Hadimba Temple

1 kilometres from city centre

Located amidst a dense cedar forest with the snow-capped mountain backdrop, Hadimba De...

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10.Manu Temple

2 kilometres from city centre

A magnificent temple carved completely out of wood dedicated to Sage Manu in the banks...

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11.The Great Himalayan National Park

69 kilometres from city centre

The Great Himalayan National Park is situated in Himachal at a distance of 50 kms from...

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12.Nehru Kund

5 kilometres from city centre

One of the scenic locations en route to Manali - Leh Highway at an altitude of 2050 m,...

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13.Malana

27 kilometres from city centre

Shadowed by the peaks of Chanderkhani and Deo Tibba, lurking in the northeast Kullu ra...

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14.Manali Sanctuary

1 kilometres from city centre

A visit to Manali is nevertheless incomplete without visiting the one of the most exci...

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15.Chandrakhani Pass and the Parvati Valley

3 kilometres from city centre

Nestled into the Parvati Valley, surrounded by lush greenery, with Beas River running ...

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16.Bhunter

41 kilometres from city centre

Located near to Kullu airport at a distance of 10kms from Kullu, Bhuntar is a perfect ...

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17.Gayatri temple

5 kilometres from city centre

Located at a distance of 7kms from Manali, the beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess G...

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18.Adventure Activities

111 kilometres from city centre

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19.Vashisht Baths

3 kilometres from city centre

Surrounded by dense pine trees and luxuriant vegetation accompanied by sandstone templ...

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The unique architectural style of temples and museums, the rustle of pines against dense eucalyptus trees, the sound of the water against the rocks, the little hippie villages to the bustling streets, river rafting against the fierce course, skiing in the snowclad slopes, paragliding along the snow-capped mountains, to trekking along difficult trails and camping under the Milky way, Manali has every reason to attract tourists all year round.

How to reach

Manali is well connected by road to different parts of the state and Kalka Railway Station that connects different parts of the country.

How to Reach by Flight

The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, located approximately 50 kilometres away from Manali. Domestic flights connect Bhuntar with Delhi and Chandigarh. If you are sorting out for cheaper flights, you can take flights to chandigarh and then drive

How to Reach by Train

The approximate drive from Jogindernagar to Manali is 3-4 hours en route Mandi and Bhuntar. Well, the Kalka Railway Station, which is a terminal in the foot of Himachal heights, circuitously connects Manali to New Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu, Jaipur, etc.

How to Reach by Bus

The bus journey from Delhi to Manali is 550 kilometres.

How to Reach by Road

One can drive from Kalka to Manali, which is approximately 285kms and if you are planning your trip from Delhi to Manali, then en route Chandigarh, drive to Manali is approximately 550kms and it takes approximately half a day to cover the distance by road. The State Highway 4 that connects the National Highway 21, en route Ambala and Chandigarh is the most reliable route. The distance from Chandigarh to Manali is approximately 310kms.

How to travel within

1. If you are planning to use the local transport, then make sure you carry cash in small denominations. HRTC buses run locally. 2. If you are planning to hire a taxi to travel, there is a taxi association under which all taxi's ply which has a rate list that is predecided.

 

The must-visit spots in Manali includes the Rohtang Pass - famous for adventure enthusiasts, photographers and nature lovers, Naggar - located amongst the beautiful pine forests against the backdrop of mighty mountains where you witness a perfect blend of Himalayan and European architecture, Solang valley - a place where all your adrenaline rush is put on point and the  Great Himalayan National Park - where you get a gist of varied flora and fauna of beautiful Himachal.

Manali Itinerary

Day 1:

- Reaching Manali - settling in.

- A stroll through the mall road.

- Hadimba Temple.

- Manu Temple.

- Manali Wild life sanctuary

- Old Manali (You could always keep this for next day - if you wish to shop and walk around and spent some time in cafes)

Day 2:

- Rohtang Pass/ Gulaba - either spent the day or

- Solang Valley - Zorbing,  Skiing, Paragliding.

Day 3:

Kullu and Naggar

 

If you have more days in your itienary and you enjoy trekking, you can always go for one the treks mentioned down here.  (Always remember too much of anything can drain you out, so instead of trekking up and finishing up all the destinations mentioned out here, always save something for your next time. Its recommended to do one trek (difficulty: medium to hard) in one trip.)

 

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