The most visited hill station of Himachal Pradesh is famous for its tourist spots. The name Manali came from the name of Sage Manu There are many places to Visit in Manali like Hadimba Devi Temple, Vashisht Temple, Manikaran etc but the most famous places are Rohtang pass and Sollang Valley which makes Manali an Ideal Tourist Destination…..
Altitude:2,050 mts.above sea level.
Location: In district Kullu, in Himachal Pradesh.
Weather:Summer 23 To 36°C, winter -1 To 18°C
Best Time to Visit: March through to end of June: and beginning of October through to end December.
Adventure Sports: – White Water Rafting/ Kayaking/ Paragliding/Trekking/ Skiing/ Mountain Biking.
Welcome to the “Queen of Valleys”, which has been blessed with abundance of unforgettable natural beauty that is bound to leave you mesmerized. It is all about enjoying your vacation amidst picturesque beauty. You can also enjoy a number of adventure sports like skiing, paragliding, trout fishing river rafting, mountaineering and trekking in the beautiful landscape of this hill station, while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, flower gardens and orchards with green and red apples. Manali has been attracting adventure and nature lovers from all over the world. There are a bundle of surprises in store for kids as well. From river rafting to horse riding, the kids are in for a gala time. You can pack in a big picnic basket and find the perfect picnic spot for a wonderfulevening.
Manali has been named after Brahmas’s appointed lawgiver Manu, who is said to have arrived in this region to begin the seventh cycle of creation and destruction. The region is also said to be the home of the seven great sages of the Hindu religion.
A place where you can find peace within, where you lose yourself in the beauty of nature and if you listen carefully, you can hear your soul. Manali is a heaven for adventure sports enthusiasts. The hill station offers many opportunities for tourists to participate in activities like skiing, paragliding, trekking, river rafting and fishing. We welcome you to Heaven on Earth, place called MANALI, experience natural aesthetic beauty at its best…..
How to reach:-
Access by Air: Nearest airport is Bhuntar (55 kms.). from Manali. Other airports having regular service are: Delhi 540 Kms., Amritsar 210 km. and Chandigarh 260 km.
Access by Rail: The Nearest Railheads: Kalka 280 Kms., Chandigarh 310 Kms., Pathankot 325 Kms., Ambala 355 Kms.
Access by Road:- Manali is well connected by road with Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla and Pathankot. The road network to Manali is well-maintained and it is connected by National Highway 1 (NH1).
Distance: Chandigarh 310 km., Delhi 560 km., and Shimla 260 km.
Attractions:– The Mall Road, Hadimba Devi Temple, Vashisht HotSulphur Springs, Tibetan Temple, Manali Gompa, Manalsu Temple,ManalsuNalla.Excursions From Manali: Rohalla Falls (16 kms.), Solang Nalla(14 kms.), Jagatsukh Temple (6 kms.), Kothi(12 kms.), Rohtang Pass(50 kms.), ArjunGufa ( 5 kms.), Beas Kund(50 kms.), Naggar( 2 2 kms . ) , Ma n i k a r a n ( 8 5 kms . ) .
Places of Interest:-
1 Rohtang pass:-The high mountain pass of Rohtang lies at an altitude of 3,978 meters above sea level and located in the eastern hills of the Pir Panjal Range. The pass lies at a picturesque location with the rivers Beas and Chenab that lies to the southern and northern side of Rohtang Pass. Rohtang Pass is famous for its breath taking views of the valley and various hidden waterfalls. Rohtang Pass is a must visit on your trip Kullu-Manali.
2:- Solang valley:- is also known as the ‘Snow Point’ and is famous for hosting various winter adventure sports like skiing, parachuting and paragliding etc. The Solang Valley is located at an average altitude of 2,560 meters above sea level and is also one of the favorite trekking hotspots in the region. The views from the point are magnificent and give views to snowcapped peaks and glaciers.
3:- Jogini Falls:- A little ahead of Vashisht Hot Springs on the way to Vashist village, the breathtaking Jogini falls is a must visit. The small trek leading upto this clearing is fairly easy and definitely worth the effort. The first sight of the falls is astonishing to say the least. Abruptly flowing through a cluster of small hills, the falls are the perfect backdrop for an afternoon picnic. Take in the beauty, serenity and quiet surrounding the placeand enjoy the warm sun as you dig into some local delicacies. Away from the hustle bustle of tourist spots, you are in amidstnatural beauty surrounding only by the melodious sounds of nature.
4Vashisht Temple:-The place lies at a distance of 4-5 kilometers from Manali and is situated across the Beas River. The village of Vashist is famous for its sulphurous Hot Water Springs and is a popular attraction among tourist and pilgrims. The springs can also be enjoyed in privacy at the Turkish-styles bath houses which are available here. The village is also famous for its stone temples which are dedicated to a local saint Vashishta.
5Hidimba Temple:-Nestled amidst towering pine trees, thispagoda style temple is a sight to behold.Away from the hustle bustle of the mainmarket, the temple is soaked in absolutepeace and serenity. You will be charmed bythe sheer art of amazing stone carvings thatdepict local deities, plants and variousanimals at Hidimba Devi Temple. The stonecarving inside the temple had naturallysprung up from earth and the structure ismade around it. Devoted to Hidimba Devi,Bheema’s wife in the Mahabharata, this oneof its kind temple is flocked by devotees allthrough the year. Tracing back the origin, itwas constructed by Maharaja Bahadur Singhduring 1552. The temple also serves as avenue to local weddings, so if you’re lucky,you might chance upon some happycelebrations! Reached by a small flight ofstairs, there are benches around thepremises where you can relax and treasurea few moments of peace and quiet.
6Sharvari Temple:- Offering a peek into the culture and history of the twin hill stations of Kullu and Manali,the beautiful Sharvari temple is a must visit. At a distance of 5 km from the main market,the temple is above Shaminallah village. The walk to the temple is hassle free and quiet Picturesque. Said to house the idol of the Kullu kings’ Kuldevi, the temple witnesses anumber of devotees all through the year. The idol is said to be a manifestation of Goddess Durga and is fervently worshipped. Bundled in ancient history, the temple isconsidered to be a significant place of worship. During the colourful festival ofDusshera which is celebrated with much enthusiasm and vigour in the hill station, thestatue is taken to Kullu in a colourful procession to meet Lord Raghunathji. After a visit to the temple, you can take a few moments and simply enjoy the peace and beauty of the place. Standing high on a small high, you can catch a breathtaking view of the valley below.
7 Nehru Kund:- refers to a natural cold water spring that originates from the Brighu River. The springs are located 5 Kilometers from Manali on the national highway to Leh towards Keylong. The place is named after Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru who was said to drink from this very spring whenever he visited Manali. The place is a serene and beautiful picnic spot which is sure to refresh your senses.
8 Bijli Mahadev Temple:-Located at an altitude of 2,460 meters above sea level, Bijli Mahadev Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva. The temple is located across the Beas River and can be reached by a moderately easy trek. The name Bijli Mahadev refers to the 60 feet high lighting rod that is situated in the temple and is struck by lightning throughout the year.