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Manali Travel Guide

Manali is the prime holiday destination located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It is green, hilly, snowy and tourist-packed in all seasons. Although the best time to visit this place is between March and July and around Christmas, some might find it overly crowded. 
It is suitable for all honeymooners, families as well as youngster hangouts. Hadimba Temple (built in 1533 A.D.), Vashishst Baths, Manikaran, Manali Gompa are spiritual places while, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Bhrigu Lake, and Beas Kund Trek are perfect for adventure lovers. Skiing, Trekking, Paragliding, Mountain Biking, and Bird watching in the Great Himalayan National Park are other options to spend time. Manali Zoo, Kothi, Indrasan Peak, and Old Manali are other attractions to visit. A number of food joints are located in Manali to fulfill every craving whether it is for Momos or Pizza or any Vietnamese dish.
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How to Reach Manali
Manali is one of the most frequented hill stations in India and during its peak season it is mostly occupied with tourists from different parts of the country. Thus with a flourishing tourism in Manali, the mighty hill station is well connected by road to different parts of the state and Kalka Railway Station that connects different parts of the country through broad gauge tracks is the closest railway station. Whereas encircling Manali one can even hop to the nearby hill stations like Shimla, Dalhousie, Manikaran, Dharamsala and Kasauli. Amongst the unexplored destinations one can even drive up to Keylong that falls on the Manali-Leh highway, which connects one to Ladakh. The distance from Manali to Leh-Ladakh is approximately 453kms.
Nonetheless how to reach Manali is not a matter of fuss. One can drive from Kalka to Manali, which is approximately 285kms and if you are planning your trip from Delhi to Manali, then en route Chandigarh, drive to Manali is approximately 550kms and it takes approximately half a day to cover the distance by road. The State Highway 4 that connects the National Highway 21, en route Ambala and Chandigarh is the most reliable route. The distance from Chandigarh to Manali is approximately 310kms. One who is planning to hit the highway from Dehradun, should catch the National Highway 123 that connects to State Highway 1 followed by State Highway 10. Steer your wheels to National Highway 22, which connects to National Highway 21 en route State Highway 11. The approximate distance from Dehradun to Manali is 440kms. One will surely fall into a chunk of cabs honking to drive to Manali after stepping out from Kalka Railway Station. Daily buses ply from Delhi, Chandigarh and Dehradun for Manali.
One, who is planning to reach Manali by train, may find the narrow gauge track up to Jogindernagar that is the closest railhead to Manali. The approximate drive from Jogindernagar to Manali is 3-4 hours en route Mandi and Bhuntar. Well, the Kalka Railway Station, which is a terminal in the foot of Himachal heights, circuitously connects Manali to New Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bhopal, Indore, Guwahati, Patna, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.
If you are thinking to reach Manali by air, then the closest domestic airport is Chandigarh that runs scheduled flights from Kolkata to Chandigarh and major cities likes New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore and the closest International Airport is at New Delhi. The Bhuntar airport which is actually close to Manali, approximately 50kms, has been shut down.
So far and by any means you map out to reach Manali, our suggested route is to reach Manali by road and one can avail discounts on booking a bus to Manali by just clicking our offers. Happy Journey.

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I'm planning to visit Manali from 1st june to 3rd june so please suggest how is the weather that time and is it the peek season? Also let me know if there is risk of landslide.
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I want a hotel in Manali (proper manali), near Bus stand. Plz suggest.
Dear Sir, Greeting of the day ! You can go with Hotel Snowcrests Manor , Log huts area Manali
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Sharing cab will run for Rohtang Pass?  if yes, how much cost for per person?
Dear sir greeting from acharya cottages manali . sir it is 3500 for alto , 4000 for desire and 5000 for sumo cost are not for sharing it is individual . sir try over cottages in manali . we are located in peacefully located and have hills view and apple tree view from cottages . for best deal check us in goibibo https://www.goibibo.com/hotels/detail/Acharya-Cottage-hotel-in-Manali-1006890777345086591/?hquery=%7B%22ci%22%3A%2220170509%22%2C%22co%22%3A%2220170510%22%7D ....
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We are 8 people and planning to visit shimla and manali can we get package for sight seeing?
Dear Sir.... Greetings from Hotel Snowbird manali.... We do provide sight seeing plans and services, you can try our hotel for comfortable stay and good food services, book us through Goibibo and leave the rest on us for your services
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