Manali is a exceptionally beautiful hill station located near the end of the valley that leads to Leh on the National Highway. It is situated 40 km. away to the north of Kulu. There are no direct trains to Manali, but you can travel to the nearest station and then hire a taxi. Because of the breathtaking sights Manali has been often referred to as the Switzerland of India.
The quixotic land is very well connected to the rest of India making it accessible from the various regions of India. Manali can be reached by traveling to the nearest narrow gauge and broad gauge railway stations and then travel through a cab. Jogindernagar is the closest narrow gauge rail head situated at distance of approximately 135 km from Manali. There are regular trains from Pathankot to Jogindernagar.
One of the most convenient and faster ways to reach Manali is to avail the broad gauge trains. Trains to Manali take you to the nearest station broad gauge railway stations of Kalka, Chandigarh and Pathankot. Some of the trains that run from these stations are:
- Kalka Howrah Mail connecting Kalka and Howrah
- Shatabadi Express Kalka-New Delhi
- Shatabadi Express Chandigarh-New Delhi
- One can reach Manali from these stations reached by road.
Last Updated on 8 June 2011