Manali is a picturesque hill station located in Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The resplendent natural beauty, lofty Himalayas, colorful orchards, stunning high altitude meadows, rich flora and fauna, colonial charm and pleasant cool climatic conditions make Manali an ideal holiday destination in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Manali tours happen along with a trip to Kullu. Kullu is located in the central part of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at an altitude of one thousand and two hundred meters and stand at the confluence of Beas and Sarvari rivers. Kullu valley is most charming and beautiful. It spreads its magic on both sides of river Beas. The town is famous for its temples and annual Dussehra festival. There are also some interesting tourist places nearby.
Manali is situated forty kilometers away from Kullu to the north. Manali tourism lets you savor a breathtaking landscape with real joy and fun as well as adrenaline activities. On one side is snow covered peaks towering in the horizon an on the other hand is the Beas River with its clear water flows sluggishly through the town offering various adventurous activities to carry out. On the other side are deodars and opine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. Honeymooners and holiday seekers frequent it. Adventure tourists who are on trek to Lahaul, Spiti, Kangra and Zanskar ranges treat Manali as a stopover.
There are regular buses plying from Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Dalhousie to Manali. This easy accessibility makes Manali popular among holiday tourists.
The climate of Manali remains pleasant mostly through the year. In winter, that is from October to February the temperature can fall below zero. It is an ideal time for skiing and enjoying snowfall. Summer that is the period from March to June is ideal for various adventure sports. The climate remains pleasant through the day and cold during night.
The city of Manali consists of a mixed population of educated elite. But, there are many indigenous tribes present in and around Manali. Most of the local indigenous inhabitants of Manali belong to aboriginal tribal community of Kinnaur. Gujjars are another indigenous community present. Most of the natives speak Manali language.
Tourism in Manali receives a large impetus from the opportunities on offer for adventure sports like River Rafting, Skiing, Paragliding, Trekking, Hiking, Mountaineering, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, River crossing, Jeep Safari, Motor Cycling, Rock Climbing, Angling etc.
The important tourist places nearby Manali worth a visit are Hadimba Temple, Buddhist Monastery, Vashisth Hot Sulphur Spring, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Club House, Van Vihar, Manu temple, Mall Road, Nehru Kund, Kothai, Gulaba, Rahala Fall, Marhi, Rani Nala and Manikaran Sahib.
So come and enjoy holidays in this picturesque and heavenly Manali also called Switzerland of India and enrich your holidays, treasuring golden memories to cherish for lifetime. Come explore the beauty of Manali tourism and feel the beauty that gives you the quintessence of paradise on Earth.