Manali is placed at the northern end of Kullu Valley. It is located at an altitude of 1829 meters above the sea level. This is one of the most popular hill station of Himachal Pradesh. It attracts thousands of tourists every year with its breath taking landscapes, lush green valleys, fruit orchards, meadows of wild flowers species and the cool climate. Tourism in Manali is famous of the pleasant walks around the town and adventurous sports like river rafting, kayaking, skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, mountain biking and trekking.

Manali means “Adove of Manu”, this place is named after the famous sage “Manu“stayed here and enrolled the first constitution of India called “Manu Smariti”. Manali is the gateway of famous valley Lahaul and Spiti. This place is blessed by Beas River and almost surrounded by the snow covered mountains.

Manali Tourism and Tourist Places in Manali:

Hidimba Temple: This temple is also named Dhungri Temple, dedicated to goddess Hidimba. Hidimba is supposed to be the wife of Bhima in the epic Mahabharata. This temple was built in 1953. A major annual festival held in May in this temple.

Manu Temple: This temple is dedicated to sage Manu.

Tibetan Monastery: The colourful and pleasant Tibetan Monastery is one of the main attractions of Manali. Tibetan handicrafts and carpets you can buy from there.

Jagatsukh : This place is 6kms far from the main town. There are old temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Sandhya Gayatri.

Solang Nullah Valley: This picturesque place is skiing point of Manali. Being placed 14kms far from Manali have 300 meters ski lift.

Rohtang Pass - Snow Point: Rohtang Pass is located at 52kms north from the main Manali town. This place is known as snow point. One can find snow in summer season also at this place. It is situated at an altitude of 4111 meters. This pass opens for tourist from April to October. Indian army gives the permission and to enter on this highway after checking all safety issues.

Manali General Information

Altitude: 2130 meters

STD Code: 01902

Main Language: Hindi/English/Himanchali

Best Time to Visit: Round of the year, Avoid during Monsoon Season (July to August)

How to Reach

By Air: Bhuntar 52kms south of Manali is the nearest airport.

By Train: Nearest railway station is Chandigarh and Pathankot.

By Road: Manali is well connected by road by Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Pathankot, Dharamsala, Dalhousie, Haridwar and Dehradun.