places to visit in Manali
One of the beautiful hill stations in India. And also known for a perfect honeymoon destination. Its cool atmosphere provides the tourists with a perfect heavenly feeling for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Besides the views, Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Its a valley of gods a “paradise” for those who are in search of both adventure and comfort.
People like Tibetans, Ladakhi, Kashmiri, Kullvi, and Lahuli resides in Manali. These people often came to do business at this place and slowly settled here. Tourism, Farming, Horticulture, handloom industry are the main occupations of the local people. Hindi is an official language but due to its development in tourism, English has also became common. In common language, the locals here use the Kullvi slang also known as Kullu language.
Solang Valley is one of the most visited places in Manali. Winter Solang Valley offers some breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. And in Summer it is the best place for paragliding. A perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts.
Manali is at the head of the Kullu valley. About 280km from Shimla and 108 km from Mandi. 2050 meters above the sea level and spread along with the riverbanks of Beas. The temperature in winter sometimes drops below the freezing point. So if you are planning your winter breaks for Manali then you should probably pack some more warm clothes.
Mountains covered with snow and deep boulder-strewn gorges. And snowy landscape for skiing. Thick forest, with birds singing, the field of wildflowers, and fruits-farm especially apples. Has always been a tourist attraction.
HISTORY OF MANALI
Manali has a history behind its name. According to Hindu mythology Vaivasvata, the seventh incarnation of Manu, found a fish in his water while bathing. The fish told him that if he takes care of the fish then it would do him a great service one day. The seventh Manu took care of the fish until it grew so huge that he had to release it into the sea. Fish warned him about the approaching danger that the entire world would be submerged. And asked him to build an ark. When the flood came the first avatar of Lord Vishnu Matsya(fish) towed his ark to safety. When the water came down the ark rested on a hill and the place named Manali.
BEST TIME TO VISIT MANALI
The summer brings respite from the heated plains of the country, and people enjoy adventure sports like river rafting, paragliding, zip-lining, and zorbing. While the winter covers the place with white sheets making stunning views, where people enjoy the snow falls and skiing.
Skip your trip for the month of July-August because of the rainy season. I am sure you don’t wanna stuck in landslides. From September to February, the temperatures might go down to minus 1 degree Celsius and the weather is amazingly cold. It is time for snow sports like skiing, snow scooter ride, etc. March-June is the summer months. The temperature is pleasant, between 10 degrees C to 25 degrees C. Perfect for sightseeing, adventure activities at Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass.
30 places to visit in manali
- Adventure Activities
- Arjun Gufa
- Bara Bhangal Trek
- Bias Kund Trek
- Chandrakhani Pass
- Chandratala Barachala Trek
- Deo Tibba Trek
- Gadhan Thekchhokling Mompa Monastery
- Gauri Shankar Temple
- Gayatri Temple
- Great Himalayan National Park
- Hampta Pass Trek
- Hidimba Temple
- Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa
- Jagatsukh Manali
- Jana Waterfalls
- Jogini Waterfall
- Kothi Village
- Manali Club House
- Manali Sanctuary
- Manu Temple Manali
- Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art
- Nehru Kund
How to reach Manali
Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot (290 km away from Manali)
The well-maintained national highways, NH 1 and NH 21, lead to Manali from Delhi.
Nearest Airport: Kullu Manali Airport. (50 Km away from Manali town, in Bhuntar)