Manali is an important tourist destination located in Himachal Pradesh. Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, this city is known for its natural beauty and adventure activities.
Every year millions of tourists reach Manali and enjoy the natural views.
How to reach Manali
You can come to Manali from any part of the country by bus. You will get Volvo Bus, Semi Volvo Bus, and local bus.
Get a direct bus from Delhi, Chandigarh, Pathankot, and Kalka to Manali. You can also do online reservations for buses, for this, you have to visit the Himachal Pradesh government’s site: www.online.hrtchp.com.
The nearest railway station to Kullu Manali is Chandigarh, Pathankot, and Kalka.
Distance from Chandigarh to Manali: 291 km
Distance from Pathankot to Manali:298 km
Distance from Kalka to Manali :282 km
If you want to go to Manali by train, then you have these three given options, and then from these places, you can go to Manali by bus or taxi.
The Nearest Airport of Manali is Kullu Manali Airport in Bhuntar, the distance of Kullu from the airport is 10 km and the distance of Manali is 50 km.
Stay in Manali
To stay in Manali, you can book hotels online, you can also book offline by reaching there or if you are with your travel agent, then he will get you to book the hotel.
In Manali, there are lots of hotels around Mall Road and there is not much rent in these hotels, here hotel rent starts from ₹ 500.
Places to visit in Manali
Rohtang Pass is situated 61 kilometers from Manali, this mountain pass connects the Kullu district to the Lahaul and Spiti district. Rohtang pass is one of the best tourist places in Manali.
Until Atal Tunnel was not formed, there was only one route, Rohtang Pass was the only way to enter Lahaul and Spiti.
When the whole of India is scorching in the heat, at that time you will get 6 feet of snow in Rohtang Pass.
This is what makes Manali one of the top tourist places. And with this, the drive from Manali to Rohtang pass is included in India’s best car driving route.
Atal Tunnel is around 29 km from Manali. The special feature of the Atal Tunnel is that it is the longest tunnel in the world, which is located 10000 feet above sea level.
The approximate length of the Atal Tunnel is around 9 km. And it collects Kullu District to Lahaul Spiti District.
Where earlier you used to take 5 to 6 hours to go to Lahaul Spiti, now you can complete the same in half an hour. The Atal Tunnel is a sample of great engineering and crossing it is a new experience in itself.
You can enjoy helicopters and boating here.
Anjani Mahadev Temple
This place is one of the top unexploded tourist destinations of Manali because people come to Solang Valley and skip this place.
This is a great destination and has a temple of Lord Shiva. But the most important thing here is the Shivling located here, in which the water keeps falling continuously from the natural waterfall.
Sethan Village it is also known as Iglu Village. Sethan is located about 14 kilometers from Manali and it is the same village where the first Iglus were built, after this, the place got so much fame that today it is in the top destinations of Manali.
Sethan Village receives heavy snowfall every year due to which this place is famous for snow adventure. In Sethan Village, you can do many adventure activities such as snow sliding, skiing, and snow biking.
Old Manali is famous for the cafe here, you will find the best café centers in Old Manali.
Another place that is famous in Old Manali is Manu Temple. Manu Temple is located 3 kilometers from Manali Mall Road and you can easily cover it in one hour by walking distance.
Manali is named after Manu Rishi Ji. And he also did penance at this place for many years.
Solang Valley is located at a distance of about 16 kilometers from Manali.
Solang Valley has its own unique view of every season, where in winter you will see it covered with snow, while in summer it’s green natural beauty is at its place.
Solang Valley You can enjoy a lot of adventure activities such as Zorbing, paragliding, skiing.
Baroad Parsha Waterfall
Baroad Parsha Waterfall named after the two villages around it. This waterfall is located 5 kilometers from Manali.
Baroad parsha Waterfall has been developed by the Himachal government and forest department.
Hidimba Temple is situated in a half-hour walk from Manali Mall Road. This temple was built by King Bahadur Singh of Kullu in 1553.
Hadimba Temple is a temple Mata Hadimba . It is one of the best beautiful temples of Himachal built in Pagoda style.
The Hidimba temple of Mata Hidimba meditated here after the end of the war in Mahabharata and came in its power form.
Since then the goddess is worshiped here as Shakti.