Manali is a picturesque hill station in Himachal Pradesh, surrounded
by snow-capped mountains and dense forest and the ever flowing River
Beas. It is a favourite destination for honeymooner as well as for
adventure sport lovers. Famously known as the Switzerland of India, it
is definitely a paradise on earth.
The best time to visit Manali is
between March and June, but if you are interested in watching snowfall,
you should visit during October to February. Renowned as the queen of
valleys, this beautiful hill station in the lower Himalayas has a close
link with the legendary law giver of ancient India, Manu. Manali
literally means the abode of Manu.
Manali is the humble abode to many gods and goddesses, so it has a
vast number of temples dedicated to the various dieties. One of the most
famous temple in Manali is the four storey wooden temple, Hadimba or
Dhungiri temple. It has four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and the doorway
is carved with legendary figures and symbols and is located in the midst
of deodar forest. The temple of Manu is also a must-see attraction of
Manali, which is made up of slippery stones paths lead through the old
The Vashishth village is famous for its sulphurous
hot-water springs known as Vashisth Hot Sulphur Springs and you can
enjoy a stress-free evening here, lazing around in the hot water of the
Manali's highest point is the Rohtang Pass, it is located 50 km away
from Manali town. If you are wondering that roaming around watching the
beauty of the mountains is fine, but what about a waterfall? Then,
Rahalla falls is the place that you should definitely see in manali.
is about 16 km from Manali and has become a good picnic spot. Old Manali
is famous for its unending apple orchards, friendly locals, a playful
river Beas and inexpensive lodging.
Manali is completely abuzz with activity in the winter season, where
many come in the hope of watching a snowfall. It is also a great place
for adventure sports.
Solang Valley offers Himachal Pradesh's best ski
slopes and you can also indulge in paragliding during summers. For heli
Skiing (downhill skiing that is accessed by a helicopter), the best
place to go are Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani
Pass near Manali. If you are in the mood of rafting, then the Beas River
is the place where you should definitely go as it has become very
popular among the lovers of river rafting where you can brave the swift
currents with your paddles.
Manali is also a shopper's paradise, you can
find scores of artifacts, wooden items, warm garments etc. in the malls
and other shops of Manali.You really become overwhelm with the
mesmerising view of Manali, it's enthralling beauty impressions you for a
life time and you are bound to come back to be in the midst of the lush
valleys and the snowy surroundings.