This page informs you about Manali situated about 40 km s. north of Kulu Valley on the national highway extending to Leh. Manali is a hot tourist destination of the Himalayas, where one can have a bird eye view of the breath taking landscape of snow capped majestic Himalayan range and river Beas river meandering through the plains.

Manali is primarily visited by courageous trekkers and adventure sports lovers and the town had good arrangements of sports like skiing, para gliding, hiking, kayaking, mountaineering, mountain biking and rafting,. Manali is the hub of many natural hot springs, spectacular religious shrines, temples and Tibetan Buddhist temples. In Manali one can get the view of numerous shiny 'Gompas' or Buddhist monasteries.

The town has numerous deodar as well as pine trees together with fruit orchards. Manali is considered as the 'Switzerland of India'. Charas produced in Manali is said to be the best in India. Manali is linked to major cities of Ambala, Delhi, Dehradun, Shimla, Chandigarh, Haridwar, Dalhousie and Dharamsala by well connected roads through NH-21.

Regular buses connect the town with other cities. But Manali cannot be approached by rail. Both broad gauge and narrow gauge railhead are quite far from the town. The airport at Bhuntar, is the nearest airport about 50 km. from Manali.

Well Known Tourists Spots of Manali are as follows:
  • Club house
  • Naggar Fort
  • Jagatsukh
  • Nehru kund
  • Kothi
  • Solang valley
  • Arjun gufa
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Manikaran
  • Rani Nala
  • Tibetan monasteries
  • Solang Valley
  • Manu temple
  • Hadimba temple
  • Rahala waterfalls
  • Mountaineering institute
  • Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temple
Last Updated on : 25 March 2011

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