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Manali Travel Guide

A stunning hill station surrounded by massive snow clad mountains and thick pinewood forests Manali has the twisty Beas River as its...

A stunning hill station surrounded by massive snow clad mountains and thick pinewood forests, Manali has the twisty Beas River as its magnificent centerpiece. Manali in the state of Himachal Pradesh is popular for its breathtaking Himalayan beauty. Lying at an elevation of 6260 feet, Manali is the top spot in the Kullu Manali valley and is blessed with many attractions. To know more about Manali you can go through the Manali Travel Guide. This eye popping resort is sandwiched between the impressive peaks of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. A scared land, which is the abode of various Gods and Goddesses, this striking hill resort has a full calender of numerous colorful events and festivals.

The Manali Travel Guide offers plenty of details about this majestic hill station and the many tourist places in Manali. The major attractions are the Beas Kund, Chandrakhani Pass, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Parvati Valley and Vashisht village

Popular as the queen of valleys, Manali is named after the law giver of ancient India, Manu. Manali literally means the abode of Manu and hence this place has huge importance from the perspective of the ethnic culture and tradition of India. Manali Travel Guide also speaks about adventure sports. With skyscraping mountains surrounded by deep snow fed streams and profound rocky ravines Manali becomes a different but perfect tourist destination for all. A trendy holiday destination, Manali offers exceptional chances in mountaineering, trekking and skiing.

Manali tourism is fueled by two main seasons. The summer Holiday season when many people and families travel to this place on Manali holiday packages and the second big push to Kullu Manali tourism comes from the wedding season with thousands of honeymoon couples heading to the region.

Manali also turns out to be an enchanting stopover for one who is driving up to the snowclad hues of Ladakh en route some of the highest mountain passes in India. Manali Travel Guide directs you through some of the ancient hamlets inherited by the Tibetans that comes on your way to Leh-Ladakh. In addition, the popular treks from Manali are - Chandrakhani - Malana trail, Beas Kund Trek and Bhrigu Lake Trek.

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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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Will it be best to visit manali in December 2018? Will Rohtag Pass be remain open in December?


Manish Chauhan

It’s best to visit Manali in December but Rohtang Pass will be closed

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is drivers sleeping arrangement there in hotel


Amit Tiwari

sir please tell me abouts the places which are seeable in manali and old manali


raj jakhar

mall road n hadimba temple....some river fun at van vihar...main rohtang pass

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which are the place to visit


Anurag Batra

Rohtang pass if you can bear the traffic jam....Solang valley.....Hadimba temple.....Clubhouse......Mall road.....River side cafe.....van vihar

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is there any hotel in jwalamukhi ji?

We are planning a visit to Manali in first week of June. Which is better and central place from Manali or Kullu?



tell me package for kullu, manali


om paswan

sir i am come manali from 21 to 24 is there snow in rohtang or not in these days?


Atul Mathuria

Little. Not much. There is some rain. So carry rain gear. Not much cold

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we are planning to visit in November end. which hotel shall we look for and in which area?


shweta singh

Hi I recently did manali Rohtang pass.we stayed at whistling pine resorts.the hotel and services are quite good.staff food everything.this hotel is in main manali close to Mall Road and old manali.it has good view from rooms.

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can we self drive from ludhiana to manali?


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