Manali Situated in the central parts of the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is at the head of the Kullu valley, 280 km north of the state capital Shimla and 108 km from Mandi. Manali is perched at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level and is spread along the banks of the river Beas. 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. There are fields of wild flowers, small picturesque hamlets and fruit-laden orchards, especially apples.
How To Reach
By Air: The nearest airport to Manali is Bhuntar. It is 52 Km to the south of Manali.
By Rail: The closest narrow gauge railway station is at Jogindernagar, which is 135 km from Manali.
By Road: Manali is connected to well maintained roadways that connect the city to other major cities of India. It connects Chandigarh (310 Km), Ambala (355 Km) and Delhi (585 km) through excellent roadways.
Hadimba Temple: The HadimbaTemple is a four-story wooden temple. It is situated in the middle of the forest popularly called as Dhungiri Van Vihar.
Temple Of Manu: Manu is a fascinating temple where it was believed that sage Manu came in this area for meditation. You have to walk through the slippery stones to reach to this fascinating temple.
Arjuna Gufa: Arjuna Gufa is a cave which is located in the village of Prini, 5 Kms from Manali. It is a major tourist attraction centre, since time immortal.
Rohtang Pass: The RohtangPass is 51 km from Manali. It is located at an altitude of 4112 metres. It offers the best panoramic view of the mountain peaks and rising sun view.