Weather: Cold throught the Year
Travel Style: Adventure Buffs, Lovebirds, Family Fun
Language: Himachali and Hindi
Altitude: 2,050 metres above sea level
Manali is a hill station nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, at an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) in the Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla. The small town, with a population of 8,096, is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the roadway to other northern hill stations.
Manali derived its name from Manavalaya meaning the abode of Manu or "Home of Manu" and here, the temples are treated as pilgrimages. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, para gliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Manali is quite famous for its lush green forests of deodar and snow capped mountains
Attraction literally means something that draws attention due to a significant appeal. When discussing Manali, the whole city becomes the embodiment of this single word, as portrayed by different integrals that combined to make it. Here are some of them-
Also referred to as Dhoongri temple, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba who was wife of mightiest of the five Pandavas - Bhim. Amidst Indian Cedar Forest, the temple is a must-see.
Manu Maharaj Temple:
It Dedicated to the Rishi Manu after whom the town is named, it attracts people because of being one of its type. There are no temples dedicated to Him except for this.
Himalayan Nyinmapa Buddhist Temple
It Exhibiting two-storey statue of Shakyamuni (the historical Budhha) attracts people from everywhere irrespective of their religious faith.
Lord Ram Temple
It is Located near Vashisht Hot Water Spring, the temple has Lord Ram, the upholder of Dharma as its prime deity. People bath in holy waters and worship Lord and Nature for such gifts.
Shiva Temple, Gayatri Devi Temple and Devi Sarvali:
These are some of the ancient temples where tourists bound in their faith and devotion pay visit.
Krishna temple, Thava:
It is being among very few tourists to this destination is another magic.
Gauri Shankar Temple, Dashal:
It is another treat for religious and spiritual tourists.
Van Vihar Park:
Good place to have an evening break with family and kids, it has a children's park and a small pond for boating experience.
If avifauna interest a tourist to Manali, this is best to enjoy some of the colors in wings and sky. Deodars on the bank of Beas River only add to the ambience for the birds and tourists to stay longer.
The waterfalls like Jogini, Rozy, Zana and Rahala in different place make for excellent clicks, bringing out the photographers hidden in individuals on trip.
Ski lovers know the place very well but so does those who know the best vantage point to get some tremendous views of imposing Himalayas. This valet is also known as Snow Point and has ski lifts.
Hot Water Springs:
Beas Kund, Vashist, Kalath and Nehru Kund are the natural springs with traces of Sulphur known for treating skin ailments.
Great Himalayan National Park, Manali Sanctuary, Rohtang Pass, etc are some other places where Nature lures the petty human senses like casting spell.
The place is well known for holding onto some time away from crowd which is the case of new town. Orchards are of special interests to tourists just as the old guesthouses located in the area.
Somewhere in between Kullu and Manali lies a small village Naggar, which have an old castle of historical importance that is now converted to a hotel.
Some other places of interest are Museum Himachal Culture, Folk Art and Arjun Gufa.
Just 40 Km away, the place more often than not is clubbed with Manali tour packages. The place has its own specialties to see.
Very near to Rohtang Pass, the place has best of the Nature's grandeur.
Manali is adventure freak's heaven and not without reason. Most of the extreme sports that are popular in India could be participated in this hill town. Most of the trekking routes in Himachal start from Manali; some of which lead to Hampta Pass, Deo Tibba base camp, Friendship Peak, etc. Paragliding is another adventure activity for which Manali has gained a reputation. People from everywhere come here to take off and be air-borne. Skiing is the winter fun that is brings professionals and novices from everywhere. When snow melts and water level of River Beas rises, tourists can enjoy rafting spells as well. Manali-Leh road opens another door of adventure on bikes; riders that accept the challenge can tell better.
In addition to these, other highly enjoyed activities are rock climbing, River rafting, zorbing, snow scootering and river crossing. Depending upon the season in which visit to Manali is being made, tour packages could include any of the above packages on demand.
Manali offers accommodation options ranging from luxury Hotels and hill resorts in Manali and medium-priced Economy hotels in Manali, we offer you the right kind of accommodation for you and your family visiting Manali for a summer retreat, honeymoon travel to Manali, a family vacation in Manali.
The climate in Manali is predominantly cold during winters, and moderately cool during summers. The temperatures range from 4 °C (39 °F) to 20 °C (68 °F) over the year. The average temperature during summer is between 04 °C (39 °F) and 15 °C (59 °F), and between −15 °C (5 °F) and 05 °C (41 °F) in the winter.
Monthly precipitation varies between 31 mm (1.2 in) in November to 217 mm (8.5 in) in July. In average, some 45 mm (1.8 in) of precipitation is received during winter and spring months, increasing to some 115 mm (4.5 in) in summer as the monsoon approaches. The average total annual precipitation is 1,363 mm (53.7 in). Snowfall often takes place between November end to early February. The weather in Manali is not stable.
In winters, the temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy woolens are required. Summer temperatures are mild and light woolens/cottons are recommended. In Manali, one can find high mountains shrouded by silent snows and deep boulder strewn gorges. There are thick forests, filled with cool breezes and bird song. Best Time to visit is throughout the year.
The closest narrow-gauge railhead is at Jogindernagar, 135 km away.
It is connected by a motorable roads and regular bus services connect Kullu & Manali to most of the important places in Himachal Pradesh and the neighboring states.
The nearest airport is Bhuntar, 52 km south of Manali.
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