Popular Destination in Manali,india
Manali with its unspoilt scenic grandeur is extremely popular with the tourists, for a lavish display of natural scenery. It is one of the principal show places of the Kullu region.slides helps you to khnow about Manali or so many things about Manali.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Know about Manali
Location Manali, India
Manali literally means the ‘Home of Manu’, the mythological
character who survived when the world was drowned in a flood.
Spectacular views of snowcapped peaks and wooded slopes, grassy
meadows carpeted with wild flowers make Manali the perfect
retreat for a family holiday.
Manali a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh is located at the
north end of Kullu valley in Kullu district at a height of 2050 m (6398
ft). It is about 40 Kilometers from Kullu. Tourists traveling to Manali
also visit Kullu as it is on the way.
Situated on the Beas river (and near its source) amidst lovely
forests of towering cedars, circled by snowy peaks and the
unending roar of the Beas as a constant companion, Manali also
offers unparalleled opportunities for trekking, rock climbing,
angling, and winter sport.
Solang Nallah / Valley
A Beautiful Valley, 14 km away, surrounded by the
white crested mountains and tall deodar
trees,Solang is known for adventure sports like
ski-slopes or skiing, paragliding, trekking etc.
TheNallah has been developed as a sports
heaven for tourists and also hosts state and
national level winter sports. The surrounding
areas of Manali from 3 to 20 kms are suitable for
rock climbing. The winter skiing festival is
organized here as well as training in skiing is
imparted at this place.
• The climate in Manali is very pleasant all through the year except
during the winter when night temperatures may drop below zero
degree Celsius. Springtime, beginning in March and lasting through
April, brings to the valley blossoms, flowers and butterflies –
offering a completely rejuvenating experience.
• The summer temperatures range between 12° C and 25° C, while
the winter temperatures usually remain between 2° C and 15° C.
• Close to the snowfields of the Solang Nala and the Rohtang pass,
Manali is decidedly cooler than Kullu. During winter there is heavy
snowfall, sometimes throwing transportation out of gear. During
monsoons Manali gets heavy rainfall, and it is advisable to always
travel with sufficient warm clothing.
How to reach Manali, Himachal
• By Air
The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport, situated near
Kullu town, it is about 50 kms from Manali and 10 Kms
from Kullu town. There are limited flights from New
Delhi and Chandigarh.
• By Rail
The nearest broad gauge railhead is Chandigarh (320
Kms). Alternative railheads are Shimla (270 Kms) and
Jogindernagar (narrow gauge)( 90 Kms), connected
with Kalka and Pathankot (broad gauge).
Distance from Manali
• Approximate travel time
• from Delhi to Manali is 14-15
• from Chandigarh to Manali is 9
• from Shimla to Manali is 8 hours
• from Kullu to Manali is 1.5 to 3
• from Pathankot to Manali 12
• Both government and private
deluxe and Volvo buses are
available from Delhi but you
need to book these two to five
days in advance.
Interesting Places in Manali
It is 5-6 Km down the ManaliRohtang road is Nehru Kund a
spring fed by the
the Brighu Lake. It is Named
after the first Prime Minister
of Independent India, Pandit
Jawahar Lal Nehru, who,
when in Manali, was served
the sparkling clear natural
water from the kund. Mr
Nehru liked the Spot
Immensely and used to come
here often while staying at
One of the many exciting
Manali Tourist Attractions,
the Nehru Kund is only a 6 km
journey from the heart of the
Manali Town towards
Keylong. The Nehru Kund is
actually a spring which was
named after the first prime
minister of India. The serenity
of the place will please any
mortal on earth. The
respected prime minister
loved visiting the place and
drink the crystal clear water
from the spring when he used
to stay in Manali.
Situated at a height of 4270 m the lake lies below
the Brighu peak. The lake is a favorite trekking trail
for tourists. It is approachable from village Vashisht
and Gulaba. Considered both sacred and a
sightseeing delight, it is said that Rishi Bhrigu wrote
the Bhrigu Samhita here and also used to meditate
near the lake. Nehru Kund, a natural spring originates
from this pristine lake, while trekking routes go
through this area. On its bank Rishi
Bhrigu practiced penance. So this place has religious
importance too. The path to the lake starts
from Vashishtha village near the hot water sprigs.
The distance from here is 6 km. and all the way there
is steep climb.
3 Km from Manali, enroute to Rohtang pass,
is this scenic village below which
the river Beas flows through a deep gorge.
The PWD rest house located here is ideal for a
picnic. The Rahalla Fall at an altitude of 2500
m, 27 Km from Manali, offers an awe
inspiring spectacle. Kothi is a beautiful and
quiet spot. It commands a thrilling view. This
place is famous for movie picturisation and
resting resort for poets, writers and lovers of
This wonderland does not end at Rohtang. It is infact, the
gateway to the Lahaul and SpitiValleys that offer some
awe inspiring mountain - scapes and numerous Buddhist
Monasteries. If you have time, take a trip to Keylong the
district headquarters or at least to Sisu, 35 Km
fromRohtang. Sisu is a tourist centre with a lake and a
spectacular waterfall surrounded by towering peaks.
Beyond this, one can travel on the Manali-Leh road, the
second highest mountain road in the world which takes
you enoughSurajtal to Sarchu tourist camps and on to Leh,
Ladakh. The Road remains open from early June to mid
December. For those with leisure, a trip to Spiti via
theKunzum Pass would provide some breathtaking views
on its moon-like landscape, including that of Barashigri,
the Longest glacier in Asia.
Naggar in Kullu-Manali
• Naggar, a lovely village set on a hill surrounded by forests,
was the capital of kullu in the 16th century
and the monuments in the region are witness to its
glorious past. The Naggar Castle, a stone and wood
structure built by Raja Sidh Singh over 500 years ago, has
been converted into a heritage hotel. The gracefully built
castle has a temple of the area, such as the grey
sandstone Gauri Shankar templeof Shiva that likes close to
the castle, the Chatar Bhuj temple, Tripura Sundri Devi
temple, the Jagti Patt temple, with its triangular slab of
stone, strewn with rose petals and rupee notes and
the Murlidhar temple, are worth a visit, he paintings and
photographs of the late Nicholas Roerich are Exhibited in
the Nicholas Roerich Gallery.
• The Gadhan The kchokling Gompa built in 1969
and the monasteries at Chadhyari and Aleo are
worth visiting while at Manali.
• There are 3 newly constructed colorful
Monasteries in Manali. The Tibetans living around
these monasteries in Manali offer a wide range
of Tibetan handicrafts andcarpets. Two of these
monasteries are located in the main downtown
of Manali and the third monastery is in Aleo. Aleo
is located in Manali on the Left Bank of River
• Across the Beas river about 3.2 Km away fromManali
bus stand at an altitude of
• 1,982 meters just above the Manali-Keylong roadand
down below the temple are the hot sulphur spring,
named as Vashisht, endowed with great healing
powers. Vashisht is bestowed with natural springs and
fabulous sand stone temples. Nearby is the pyramidal
stone temple dedicated to Vashishta Muni. Turkish
style shower fitted bathrooms, separate for ladies and
gents have been built closeby where the hot and cold
water is separately piped, maintaining the regular
temperature for bathing, charges are nominal.
• 4 km away from Manali towards Naggar is the Cave of
Arjuna, Pandav Arjun mediated here. This is good 1/2
a day excursion with charManali in the Indian
Himalayas is a jewel on the forehead of India and this
hill queen has a number of interesting sites and
the Arjuna Gufa is one of them. Located on the left
bank of the river Beas, the Arjuna Gufa or the Cave of
Arjuna is 4-5 Kilometers away from the town
of Manali. The nearest village to the Arjuna Gufa is
the village of Prini and its is a perfect hilly village with
all its charmming view of the brilliant mountains.
• The Club House with its comprehensive facilities that include
a roller skating rink, an auditorium, billiards rooms, a library,
a bar and restaurantmakes wonderful outing for the day.
• Club house is situated around 1.5 km. from Tourist bureau
(bus stand) or at a distance of 2 kms from the main town on
the left bank of Manalsu Nallah, just at the foot of old Manali
village with all modern amenities required for holidaying
elites. Club house is not less than five star comfort or luxury
and greeted by smiling, courteous staff of Himachal Tourism
Development Corporation at reception.
The club provides
indoor and outdoor games, conference facility with a multi
purpose hall, Billiard, Table Tennis, Card room , Carom Table,
of course with the permission and nominal fee.
• Jagatsukh, the erstwhile capital of Kullu, is one of
the biggest villages in Kullu District in Himachal.
This beautiful hamlet is dotted with numerous
old temples. Jagatsukh is 6 km south of Manali.
Major point of attraction is an ancient Shiva
Temple, built in Shikhara style. Other tourist
interests include the small shrine of
Gaurishankar and the chalet-roofed
temple dedicated to Goddess Sandhya
Devi. Sharvali Devi Temple, in the nearby village
Shooru, is worth visiting.
• Rahalla Falls, The beautiful water fall, at
height of 8,500 ft. About 16 km
from Manali at the start of the climb to
the Rohtang Pass, at an altitude of 2,501 m.
• 16 kms. on way to Rohtang pass. If one goes
to Marhi on foot from Kothi from the old
road, the sight of the falls is fascinating.
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