One can say that Beautiful Manali is one of the most popular hill station
in India, Located near Beas river, surrounded
by snow clad mountain peaks and forest and apple laden orchards.
Manali is situated in valley of river Beas, Travellers enjoy drive from
Kullu Valley , whole journey is awsome , Lovely hills at one side and
river Beas at otherside give traveler a amazing experiance, There is
good traffic in Chandigarh to Manali road , as it is national highway .
As one enters in Manali town from Rangri area ,many hotels are located
on leftside of road like Hotel Snow Princess ,Hotel Manai Inn, Hotel
Preet, Hotel Jessica , Hotel Sitara International, Kalinga Cottages Etc.
When you move forward towards Mall , famous hotel Piccadilly resort is
situated at leftside, Bus stand of Manali is situated just opposite to
Mall road, One can take a left turn to reach Hidimba devi temple and Log
huts or take a right turn from Mall road to reach Naggar road or Rohtang
Pass. Whole Manali town is located on left & right bank of river Beas.
How to Reach : Manali
By air :
The nearest airport to Manali is at Bhuntar (50 km), Bhunter is 4 kms from
By rail : The nearest narrow gauge railway station is at Jogindernagar
(135 km). The nearest broad gauge railway stations are Chandigarh (310 kms), and Ambala (355
By road : Manali is situated 590 kms from Delhi and from Shimla the distance
is 280 km. From Shimla.
Sight Seeing Places : Manali
Hadimba Temple : Hidimba Devi temple is built with a beautifully wrought four - tiered pagoda roof,
is built around a natural cave, which has holy footprints of
the goddess Hadimba Devi. Hidimba Devi was the wife of Bhima, one of the
five Pandava of the great Mahabharata, and later Hidimba Devi became the patron goddess
of the Kullu royal family.
Manu Temple : Near Hadimba temple Manalsu River flows down and culminates in
the main Beas river. After crossing the Manalsu river is the old village of Manali,
Old Manali Village houses the old temple of the sant Manu.
Manali hill station also has three Tibetan monasteries, that have been built
Arjun Gufa : Arjun Gufa is located five kms from Manali town near the village of Prini ,
Great Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers, is believed to have performed
his penance in this cave.
Vashisht : Vashistha Cave is located three kms away from Manali at village of Vashisht,
Vashistha cave is renowned for hot sulphur springs. The Vashistha
village is also the site of some old temples, dedicated to the great Guru Vashisht, and to Lord Rama. The Himachal
Tourism sulphur baths are situated just beyond these shrines.
The erstwhile capital of Kullu, Jagatsukh has temples dedicated to Lord
Shiva and Sandhya Gayatri.
Solang Valley : Solang Valley is situated near Solang Nallah , It
is 14 Kms away from Manali Town ,Many advantures activities are available
at Solang Valley, like Para Gliding , Skiing etc.
Nehru Kund : Its located six kms from Manali, on the way to Keylong, Nehru Kund
is a beautiful spring named after the late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.
Naggar ( 27 Kms) : Naggar islocated
on the banks of Beas river, It was the capital of Kullu state for over 1400 years.
It was founded by Vishudh Pal and has a 16 th centuary castle, which has
now converted in to a hotel , Naggar has three old shrines dedicated to Lord
Vishnu, Tripura Sundari, and Krishna.
Manaikaran (90 Kms) : Manikaran is pilgrim
centre of Hindus and Sikhs and has Gurudwara and Temples of Lord Ramchandra and Shiva.
Rohtang Pass ( 51 Kms ) : Rohtang
Pass is the getaway Lahul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley, Rohtang is sitauted
at height of 14000 feet. The highway to Keylong/Leh passes over this pass
of about 1 km. Rohtang Pass opens for vehicular traffic from May end to
Adventure sports in Manali
Skiing is a one of major adventure in Manali. Facilities for skiing are available
at Solang Nullah or Solang Valley (January-March) and Rohtang Pass (during summer). The
Mountaineering Institute at Solang Nullah is a good training institute.
Kayaking & White water rafting is possible on the Beas River in
summers, Rafting packages are available at
The temperature at Manali can drop below freezing point when heavy woolens
are required. Summer temperatures are mild and light woolens/cottons are