situated at the northern end of the Kullu Valley, 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 is a
popular Himalayan tourist destination, and is visited by
many trekkers who follow the hashish trail. Manali's charas
is considered to be the best in India. It also offers hot
springs, spectacular religious shrines and temples, Tibetan
Buddhist temples, and trekking in the surrounding mountains.
Manali is also the starting point for the two-day journey
along the spectacular road to Leh in Ladakh.
Location : Manali is a beautiful hill resort
in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is 40 kms away from
Kullu, another popular hill station of North India.
Climate : The temperature drops below freezing
point in winter months when it shows heavily. Summers are
generally mild and light, punctuated by monsoons during July
The closest airport to Manali is at Bhuntar, which is 77km
: The closest narrow-gauge railhead is at
Jogindernagar, 135 km away. The closest broad-gauge
railheads are Chandigarh (310 km) and Ambala (355 km).
road : The distance from Delhi via Mandi is 585
km, and from Shimla the distance is 270 km. We would provide
you all India tourist permit vehicles for the local
transportations and also for the intercity drives too.
time to visit: The best time to visit Manali is
either between April to June or September to October