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Manali Travel Guide

Overview

A backpacker’s delight, Manali in Himachal Pradesh, is a popular tourist destination both during summers as well as winters. Snowcapped mountains greet you as you head towards this quaint little town that is bustling with sunspots, eating joints and local arts and culture. Some of the popular places to visit here are the Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple in Old Manali, Hot water springs (Beas Kund and Vashisht), Tibetian monasteries, Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass. Old Manali, which is just 3 kilometers from Manali, is known for its orchards and various bars and restaurants. Yak cheese and yak dairy products are a must try. Adventure sports like zorbing, snow scootering, river rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, skiing and river crossing are enjoyed by adventurous travelers. For the shopaholics, there are a variety of woolen items like locally weaved shawls, tweeds, socks, caps and rugs; bamboo products and silver jewelry. One can also pick up freshly plucked apples and home-made jams & pickles on India Day Tour toManali.

How to visit:

By road: There are a regular HPTDC Luxury and Volvo Coach to Manali, runs from Delhi which is nearest metro city connected to the major cities by train and international flights.

By rail: Manali do not has its own railway station, the nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Joginder Nagar, at a distance of 165 km, which is connecte to broad gauge rail heads like Chandigarh at 310 km and Ambala at 355 km.

By air: The nearest airport is at Bhuntar which is 50km from Manali. Once can found the taxis or buses running by state govt or private transports.

Fast Facts

Location - Himachal Pradesh, North India

Places of Interest - Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Monasteries , Arjun Gufa, Vashisht , Jagatsukh, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass

Best time to visit - Apr-May (Summer), June-Sep (Monsoon), Oct-Mar (Winter)

Language - Hindi, English, Himachali

Festivals - Kullu Dussehra, Winter Carnival, Spring Festival

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