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Manali is a fairytale land for those who love mountains and adventure. Steeped in sheer natural beauty, this destination is ideally located in the fascinating state of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the popular hill stations of India where honeymooners,adventure enthusiasts, backpackers, nature lovers and holiday makers come in great numbers. Its natural beauty and the facilities of adventure sports attract tourists from all over the world. Travel to Manali and enjoy the beauty and charm of its attractions such as picture-perfect landscapes, snow-covered mountains, thick forests, fruit gardens, winding pathways, beautiful waterfalls, wonderful mountain streams, colorful flowers ,enchanting lakes, breathtaking valleys and pleasant climate.
Located in the Kullu district, Manali has an elevation of 2625 m. According to the legend Manali, in the ancient times, was the abode of the Saptarishi or seven sages. It got its name from a sage named Manu Rishi who used to live here in the past. And the term 'Manali' means 'the abode of Manu'. It is also a favored destination of Bollywood film makers for shooting.
Manali is affectionately dubbed as the ' Switzerland of India'. Rohtang Pass which is located only 50 km from Manali is a paradise for adventure and nature lovers. Apart from enjoying the beauty of glaciers and snow-capped mountain peaks you can also indulge in adventure sports such as mountaineering, trekking and heli Skiing.
Some of the must-see places of Manali
Hidimba Devi Temple
It is a beautiful temple located in a picturesque surrounding. It is held in high respect by the Hindus.
Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa
The colorful frescoes is the striking feature of this Gompa which was constructed in the year 1960.
This captivating valley is the best place to see the tribes of Manali.
It is a picturesque place where people come for picnic. It is a great place for photography.
Visit this wildlife sanctuary to see amazing wildlife such as Musk deer, Monal, Brown bear, Leopard and Snow leopard. It covers an area of 3,180 hectares.
It was built in honor of the great sage Manu and is the only temple dedicated to the sage Manu in India.
Located between Solang village and Beas Kund, Solang Valley offers breathtaking views of glaciers and snow capped peaks.
At a distance of 4 km from Manali is the enchanting Arjuna Gufa where the hero, Arjuna, of the epic Mahabharata meditated.
Manali is famous for woolen shawls. The bazaars here also offer hand-woven goods, Kullu topis or caps, various Tibetan handicrafts, amulets, dorjes (thunderbolts), masks, musical instruments and thangkas.
How To Reach Manali
By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport( 10 km from Manali), which is connected to cities like Delhi, Shimla and Chandigarh by regular flights.
By Rail: Nearest rail heads are Chandigarh and Pathankot.
By Road: Manali is well connected by road with Delhi (789 km), Ambala (606 km), Chandigarh (556 km), Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala, Chamba/Dalhousie, Ropar, Bilaspur and Mandi.