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Himachal Pradesh is predominantly known for its popular hill station Manali and its snow-covered mountains. This town-cum-hill station, in the heart of Himachal, is one of the extremely crowded tourist destinations in India. Manali has some excellent panoramic views to capture and picturesque locations worth exploring. It is located in the Kullu district and is around 250 km from the capital city of the state, Shimla. 

Manali was named after the great sage Manu who wrote ‘Manu Smriti’ and the old Manali village is home to an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Manu. Manali is often termed as ‘Valley of the Gods’ for being home to many temples. Every year tourists from all parts of the country arrive here to escape from the hustle-bustle of life and relax in the serene ambiance of the valley.    

Places to Visit in Manali

Solang Valley. If you are considering visiting someplace really enchanting then you should definitely consider visiting Solang Valley. It is situated at a distance of around 14 kilometers to the northwest of the main town of Manali. The Solang valley is situated on the way to Rohtang from Manali. And on a yearly basis, you can see a great number of tourists traveling to this place in search of solace in the lap of nature.

Also Read: Buxa National Park, Gorumara National Park and Murti River are the major tourist attractions of this city

Rohtang Pass. This one is responsible for connecting Manali to Himachal. There is no doubt in the fact that Rohtang Pass' beauty will leave you mesmerized and wanting to stay there forever. Owing to its phenomenal beauty, all we can say is that rare is a chance that you will be finding this place unworthy in any sense possible.

Beas Kund Trek. Now, this is simply one of the best weekend getaways. The outstanding views of the Pir Pinjal Mountain range over the Beas River are worth exploring and capturing in your camera. The spectacular meadows will simply take your breath away. 

Things to do in Manali

Hadimba Temple. The Hadimba Temple is situated away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. If you love peace and quiet then this is the kind of place which you would absolutely love to explore. Hidimba was the wife of Bhima who was one of the five Pandavas from the epic Mahabharata. And it was on her name that the name of this temple was kept. Read More

Skiing in Manali. No doubt that Manali is one of the best tourist spots of Northern-India. And when people travel to this place the one thing which they don’t miss out on is skiing. Yes, just too many of the skiing enthusiasts travel to this place for having fun.

Vashist Baths. Vashist Baths are one of a kind place where you must go to if you are looking for someplace enthralling. This is just the right place to visit and take a hot bath which is good for your health.

Partying: If less crowded and more fun parties interests you then Manali is the place to be where the cafes are full of live performances and amazing food. Cafe 1947, Johnson's cafe, Sunshine cafe, Casa Bella Vista, Martins, and Rasta cafe are a few top spots in Manali where one can enjoy crazy New Year Eve celebrations.    

Events and Festivals in and Around Manali

Kullu Dusshera. The Kullu Dussehra is one of the mega festivals which is celebrated with great zeal in the month of October. This festival witnesses more than 4-5 lac people who visit this fair from all across the Globe. If you are planning to visit Manali then you must experience this festival. Read More

Festival of Sair. The Festival of Sair marks the end of crop harvest. This is the kind of festival which you must absolutely experience in all its immensity. The locals also celebrate this festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. Read More

Losar Festival. The Losar Festival is a local new year festival which you must absolutely experience owing to its adorable charm. It is quite a popular festival of Arunachal Pradesh and is celebrated with great fervour by the inhabitants of Arunachal Pradesh. Read More

Best Time to Visit Manali

The months from October to February are considered the best to visit Manali. The overall temperature during this time is quite great and suitable for travel and tourism activities.  

How to Reach Manali

By Air. The nearest airport is Bhuntar which is situated at a distance of around 50 km from Manali and from there you can easily get a taxi or some other means of public transportation to reach the desired destination in the city.

By Road. Manali is very well-connected via road network. People arriving from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru are required to cover nearly 530km, 1,900km, 2,000km and 2,800km respectively. Tourists may also get on inter-state volvo buses that will terminate at Manali Bus Depot. From the bus depot one may take an auto or a taxi to further reach the desired place in Manali.    

By Train. Jogindernagar station is the nearest railway station from Manali. It connects this city with many other major cities. So, if you are planning to visit Manali via train then you must get down here.   

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