Manali:The Lush Valley In Himachal Pradesh
Surrounded by high summits in the lovely lush of Beas valley, with mountain activities inviting from all areas, Manali one of the top tourist places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.Travellers visit here trekking, climbing, rafting and skiing; Families visit here for the fresh air & to see the magnificent snowy peaks on the 13051 ft Rohtang pass.The best time to visit- mid-April to mid-July, mid-September to mid-October, and over Christmas–New Year.
How to Reach Manali?
Manali one of the top places to visit in India. The Summer season mostly occupied by travellers throughout the country & outside as well. The mountain is well connected by road to various parts of Himachal Prades. Kalka Railway & Jogindernagar railway Station connects different parts of the country through broad gauge tracks.
The drive from Delhi to Manali via Chandigarh about 620 km, almost takes half a day. Distance from Chandigarh to Manali is approximately 330kms. The best and most cost-effective way to reach Manali is by road.
The nearest airport is Bhuntar located at a distance of 10 km from Manali & is the doorway to this place. Tourists prefer a to fly, to cut down the travel time.
Jogindernagar railway station is the closest railway junction to Manali that connects the hill station with various principal cities of the country. From the railway station, one can get a various mode of transportation including taxi and bus at affordable rates.
Where to Stay?
Holiday Heights Manali is one of the most beautiful properties in this region, built on a mountain face at an excellent location, just three km from Manali main town. Enclosed by high peak peaks, jungle in the backyard, Beas river flowing down in the valley, making it a beautiful hotel for all kind of travellers.A mixture of modern Himachali tradition design.
FogHills Manali Cottages
The cottage design is rich in timber, especially strong and long-lasting is used as building materials. The Finest wood – deodar that lasts for more than 100 years in water has also been used in building the cottages.
Breath-taking views of the Beas River and the stunning snowy peaks greet travellers at The Manali Inn. Situated across the bank of Beas River, away from the noise and the disruption of the Mall Road, they offer traditional hospitality combined with elegantly equipped rooms.One can have a beautiful glimpse of the Beas River Valley – serene mountains, lush meadows, dense deodar and pine forests, gushing Beas River, cultivated step terraces, and fruit orchards.
Best Places To Visit In Manali
Trek to frozen Beas Kund, the source of Beas river is a must visit place in Manali. The trek begins from Solang Valley well known for skiing & paragliding. The trails of Dhundi to BakarThach will make one cross multiple river streams. Surrounded by peaks like Hanuman Tibba, Friendship Peak, Shitidhar, and Seven Sisters. The summer trek is perfect for beginners for its easy trail and short duration. An incomplete Manali visit would be without travelling this place.
Located at the height of 13051 ft and a distance of 51 km from Manali. The pass is a doorway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi & Leh. The perfect season to visit is from May to October. During May, Rohtang Pass becomes a hub of adventure activities. Most of the travellers go for several exciting activities such as snow skiing & mountain biking. Environment lovers enjoy excellent glimpses of glaciers, peak.
Located 15 kilometers from Manali, lies between Solang village and Beas Kund. It offers a stunning glimpse of glaciers and snowy peaks. A perfect place during winter, the valley becomes a hub of skiing. With kids of all ages sliding over the white snow. For snow lovers, the best time to visit Solang Valley from December – February. Summer season observe various activities such as parachuting, zorbing, paragliding and horse riding. The area also has some trekking and camping options making it a favorite amongst adventurers and thrill seekers.
Hidimba Devi Temple
Hidimba Devi Temple also known as Hadimba temple , is a 400 year-old templd. Constructed in 1553 & also among the best places to visit in Manali.The temple’s wooden entrance, under a three-tier pagoda-style roof,beautifully sculpted with figures of gods, animals and dancers.A perfect 20 mins trail from the mall road to the temple.
Located in the east of Kullu Valley & perhaps the most attractive village in the valley. It’s easily accessible from Manali also has breathtaking views. There are some excellent guesthouses and restaurants; it’s a beautiful place for a few days’ relaxing stays.
With vapour continually arising from the Parvati river bank under its massive temple, the dynamic pilgrim city of Manikaran, 81 km from Manali is renowned for its hot water springs and is holy for everyone. The water rising from the ground is scorching enough to boil rice. Locals say it is holy water that cures every disease.
Bhrigu Lake trek is a real gift to travellers & hikers as the lake at a great height.Accessible by trekking from the Vashishth temple or Gulaba village.Serene atmosphere at this lake attracts the tourists.The lake is sacred; Many tourists worship the lake with full devotion.