Nestled between the exotic natural beauty and snow-capped Himalayas, Manali is the most beautiful hill station in the country. Gifted with immense natural beauty, fruits laden orchards, blossoming gardens, snow-capped Himalayas, emerald wooded forest, the beauty of the place is enough to leave any visitor spell bound. Beas River adds more beauty to this river that passes meandering through the heart of the town.
This beautiful hill station offers visitors a bag full of opportunities to enjoy amazing tourism, adventure sports, skiing, trekking and the magical vistas of exotic natural beauty making it the perfect option for spending your Holiday in Manali. It is the perfect place for nature lovers, vacationers, holiday makers and adventure sports lovers. The charming natural beauty and the magical environment grasp the attention of tourist from across the world.
Sightseeing of Manali:
Hidimba Devi Temple
Hadimba Temple is one ancient temple and it is also the most popular attractions of Manali. Located in the middle of the forest Dhungri Van Vihar, Hadimba Temple is dedicated to Hadimba (Goddesses). This temple has a legend story to tell every visitor coming to pray prayers at the shrine. The legend of the temple date backs to age of Mahabharata. It is said that Hadimba fall in live with Bhima, one of the five Pandavas. Visitors and tourists from across the world come here at the shrine to offer prayer at the shrine.
Situated at an altitude of 13400 ft Rohtang Pass is the main attraction of Manali. The pass opens only during the month of from May to the end of October. It is the perfect place to enjoy the natural beauty, where the natural beauty chimes in its melodious tunes. The main attraction of this pass is the scenic beauty of the nature, ice capped Himalayas the mighty view of the roaring Beas River.
Solang Valley is the most beautiful valley with magical views of snow-capped mountains peaks, glaciers and exotic natural beauty. It is also the paradise for Para gliders and trekkers. During the winter time skiing is organized here that attracts tourist and visitors from across the world. The picture perfect Solang valley is also the best picnic spot.
Situated 3kms away from the main town, Manu temple is also the prime attraction of Manali. This exotic temple is dedicated to Manu Rishi the only person to survive during the destruction of the whole world. It is also believed that it is the only temple in India, dedicated to Manu the creator of Human race on the world. Reaching the temple crossing the stone paths chanting the name of Manu Rishi has own magical charm. More of all the scenic beauty that lies around the temple is sure to enchant every visitor coming to offer prayer at the shrine.
Situated just 3 kms away from the main town, Vashisht the picturesque hamlet is known for its scenic natural beauty and hot water spring. This has made this exotic village renowned worldwide. It is believed that the hot water of the spring has medicinal value. Visitors coming to Manali never miss a chance to take a bath and offer prayer at the ancient Vashisht temple.
Arjun Gufa is also the famous tourist place of Manali. This Gufa also has a legend story to tell every visitor coming to visit this Gufa. It is said that Arjuna one of the Pandavas mediated at this Gufa to get Pashupati Ashtra from Lord Indra. Whether the legend relates or not, but the enchanting beauty of the Cave attracts visitors coming to visit this beautiful hill station.
How to Get There:
Manali is easily accessible as it is linked with good network of airways transportation, railways transportation and roadways transportation. The nearest airport is Bhutner and the railways link all the states of India. From the national Highway 55 Manali is well connected with taxis and bus service.
Manali is a popular tourist destination for travelers from North India. It is an ideal location for a quick weekend getaway or if you want to have taste of the crisp Himalayan winter. There is a range of stay options available in Manali which range from expensive hotels, private cottages and resorts offering varied services to numerous budget friendly hotels and lodges. It gives the visitor a complete opportunity to explore this beautiful hamlet while staying in budget friendly accommodations. If you are an adventure freak you will also have the option of staying in camp sites and tents for a more thrilling vacation experience. Home stays are also another option for people who want to have an authentic ethnic experience among the local population.
Being an ideal vacation spot for families and groups of friends Manali offers a plethora of food and cuisines options. You can choose from a range of cuisines like north Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, continental and so much more. Manali is also popular for its delectable street food which includes - samosas, Khatta, Sidu, Babru, Patande, trout and so much more. If you want to indulge in some authentic Pahadi delicacies you will have the option of choosing from various items like - Kadhi Chawal, masala Omlette, dal, Rajma among a whole range of others. You can go on an eating streak at Manali market and various cafes.
Best Time to Visit
This place is famous for possessing a charm of its own which is evident throughout the year. The summer months which falls between the months of March to June Manali experiences a whole throng of visitors and travelers who visit here from numerous major and minor nearby towns to beat the heat of the scorching plains. This is also believed to be the most ideal time to visit this hilly hamlet. The winter months of September to February witnesses a heavy snow fall in this region and the temperature falls below zero. This is the best time if you want to experience some Himalayan winter chill. It is advised for you to avoid visiting hilly regions during the monsoon months of July and August since the entire hill town remains prone to unpredictable landslides.
Things to Do
Festivals in Manali