Manali- Himanchal Pradesh

Overview About Manali:- Besides natural charm and unparalleled beauty, Manali is known for its unlimited adventure opportunities, the famous Hadimba Temple, the scenic Rohtang Pass, the snow-laden Solang Valley and its delightful culinary scene.

Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a backpacking centre and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.

A gift of the Himalayas to the world, Manali is a beautiful township nestled in the picturesque Beas River valley. The open valley with terraced fields dotted with hotels and resorts has tourists converge on this township in summer from April to July and in autumn to early winter from October to December.

Famous About Manali:- Very beautiful. Snows through most of January and February. Can be visited throughout the year. Snowsports, paragliding and other adventure sports available. The starting point for drives to Spiti valley and Ladakh.

With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air

Things To do in Manali:- Besides offering quite a few places for sightseeing, Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking.

The top things to do in Manali are Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Adventure Activities in Manali, Beas Kund Trek, Paragliding in Manali, Hadimba Temple. You can see all the places to visit in Manali here.

Waterfalls: Listen To The Music. Temples: Pay A Visit To The Almighty. Adventure Sports: Indulge In Exciting Activities. Museum Of Himachal Culture & Folk Art: Explore The Past. Shri Hari Yoga Ashram: Practice Some Yoga. Manali Wildlife Sanctuary: Ride A Yak. Kwality Sher-e-Punjab: Taste Some Yummy Food.

here are many interesting things to do in Manali that are entertaining and exciting at the same time. Some of the best things to do in Manali are camping, river rafting, shopping at Manu Market, and paragliding.

What is famous for Manali:- Manali is famous for many things and not just one. As for my per Hindu mythology, the place is said to have a great origin. The place is also known for being home to many Tibetan monasteries. It is also known for the multiple tourist attractions it’s home to.

Activities to Do in Manali

 

 

 

Itinerary for a visit to Kullu Manali:-

 

You can cover all the main attractions of Kullu and Manali in 5 days and 4 nights. Here is a suggested plan for your Kullu Manali trip in 5 days, giving a good mix of leisure and sightseeing:-

 

  1. Day 1: Pick up from Delhi and drive to Kullu valley. Enjoy a drive past Pandoh Dam, Kullu market, Kullu Shawl factories, and Vaishno Mata Temple. Check-in at the hotel in Kullu.
  2. Day 2: In the morning head to Bijli Mahadev and then drive to Manali. Arrive Manali and spend the rest of the day exploring the town.
  3. Day 3: Take a half-day sightseeing tour of Manali. Visit Vashishtha Kund, Hidimba Temple, Club House and Tibetan monasteries.
  4. Day 4: Start your day early morning, and head out to take an excursion to Solang Valley. You can also opt for adventure sports like paragliding, zorbing, and skiing. You could also visit Rohtang Pass on this day.
  5. Day 5: Depart from Manali for your next destination.

 

Rohtang Pass:- Rohtang Pass is one of the most spectacular natural delights in India. It serves as a gateway to the picturesque Spiti valley home to the famous Pin Valley National Park and numerous Buddhist Monasteries.

 

In winters, the pass remains closed but is open from June to October for motor vehicles. This pass is a gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley. The best time to visit the pass is between May/June to October/November. In the month of May, Rohtang becomes a hotspot for adventure enthusiasts.

 

Off-Season:- Offseason in Manali generally starts right after the New year celebrations i.e from 10th Jan to 31st March and from July/August to November. Almost all hotels and resorts in Manali offer great OffSeason Discounts. These rates are anywhere between 20-40% cheaper than peak season rates for hotels and resorts in Manali.

 

Things to Carry while travelling to Shimla, Kullu and Manali:- While on adventure trips, read about the location you are visiting and keep heavy woollen clothing, rubber-soled shoes, gloves, torch, stick, food (energy bars, dry fruits, packaged food etc.), water, mosquito repellent, toilet paper, some instrument to lit fire (matchbox/ lighter etc.).

 

The best things to buy in Manali:-

 

The Best Time to Visit Shimla, Kullu and Manali:- The best time to visit Manali is from October to June. October to February is the winter season for Manali and if you plan to visit the destination in January, you are most likely to experience snowfall. Whereas, March to June is the summer season and the weather is great.

 

How Can I go to Manali:- The fastest way to reach from Shimla to Manali is cab to Kullu, then bus to Manali and takes 3h 50m. The recommended way to reach from Shimla to Manali is a bus to Manali and takes 6h 24m. Buses from Himgiri Adventure Tour, Tanishq Holidays Tours, HRTC etc. Cabs from Gozo, Ryde etc.

 

By Road:- The fastest way to reach from New Delhi to Manali is a flight to Kullu Manali Airport, then cab to Manali and takes 3h 59m. The recommended way to reach from New Delhi to Manali is a bus to Manali and takes 12h 15m. You can easily get and reach to Shimla, Kullu Manali by getting Volvo and Luxury Buses.

 

By Train:- There is no direct train from Delhi to Manali. One has to reach Kalka railway station or Chandigarh railway station and then take a taxi or bus to Manali. The minimum distance covered by rail from Delhi to the town of Manali is 537 km. The fastest train from Delhi to Manali takes around 4 hours of travel time.

Joginder Nagar railway station is the nearest railhead to Manali that connects the hill station with several important cities of the country. Chandigarh and Ambala are other options to reach Manali by train. From the railheads, one can get several modes of transportation including taxi and Volvo bus at reasonable cost.

 

By Air:- The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, located approximately 50 kilometres away from Manali. Domestic flights connect Bhuntar with Delhi and Chandigarh. Once at the airport, you can take a pre-paid taxi to Manali.

 

Solang valley is there for adventure sports and you have shops, hotels etc. overrated there On the other hand Rohtang pass is just a milestone, you are driving on one of the most difficult terrains and you reach on the top i.e Rohtang pass.

 

Rohtang Pass entry fee for a car, truck, or bus is Rs 500, and there is no permit fee for bikes. However, all vehicles must have a valid permit to visit the mountain pass. All vehicles must pay a congestion charge, for crossing Gulaba Bridge, of Rs 50 for bikes and cars and Rs 100 for buses.

 

Manali is one of the top honeymoon destinations in North India. Often frequented by honeymooners during the winter months, it is a great place to visit to enjoy snowfall. The weather during the summer months is pleasant and there are a lot of things and activities in Manali for one to enjoy.

 

Beautiful Places Near Manali That You Must Visit. Rohtang Pass: So Spotless, So Romantic. Kullu Valley: 360-Degree View At Its Best. Gulaba: Perfect Substitute To Rohtang Pass. Naggar: Timeless Beauty. Kothi: A Quaint Corner For You & You’re Beloved. Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara: Seek Blessings For Your New Life.

 

Nearest Other beautiful places need to be visited are:- Shimla, Kullu, Bir Billing, Kasauli, khajjiar, Chittkul, Kasol, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Spiti, Kufri, and many more…

 

 

 

 

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