It is a retreat in Himachal Pradesh, well known for its bewitching beauty and numerous adrenaline pumping activities. From Heli-Skiing to the Temples, it has a varied diversity of everything. Manali is also renowned as the “Prime Honeymoon destination”, of India. Last but not the least, it the starting point of the most fascinating and enthralling highways in India – The Leh-Manali Highway.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

In winters, the temperature can drop under the freezing point when heavy woolens are required. Summer temperatures are mild, and light woolens/ cotton are recommended. In Manali, one can find high mountains shrouded by silent snows and deep boulder strewn gorges. There are thick forests, filled with cool breezes and birdsong. Best Time to visit is throughout the year.

Major Tourist Attractions:

  • Hadimba Temple
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Solang Valley
  • Vashist Hot Water Springs
  • Tibetan Monasteries
  • Mall Road
  • Club House
  • Manu Temple
  • Nehru Kund
  • Bhrigu Lake
  • Kothi

PLACES AROUND MANALI

Hidimba Devi Temple – This four-story temple is renowned for its wooden carvings of animals, plants and local deities. Inside the temple is a small brass idol of the statue of goddess Hadimba.

Vashist Spring – These sulfur hot springs are considered as sacred and known for its medicinal and rejuvenating values.

Manali Sanctuary – Located at a distance of 2km from the downtown area, the wildlife sanctuary was first notified in the year 1954. It houses a variety of Himalayan flora and fauna with animal species like lion, snow leopard, ibex etc.

Winter Carnival – The annual five-day winter carnival of Manali is celebrated every year in the month of January. The festival starts from the Hadimba Devi Temple with the worship of goddess Hadimba. Various cultural and winter sports events are organized during this festival which represents the culture and ethnicity of Himachal Pradesh. It attracts a large number of participants and tourists from all parts of the country.

Manu Temple – Manali is called after the sage Manu who was the creator of human race on the earth, and it is supposed that he meditated here. This is supposed to be the only temple of Manu in India.

Facts about Manali

State:  Himachal Pradesh.

District:  Kullu

Famous for/ as:  Hill Station

Languages:  Pahari, Hindi, English

Season:  Sep – June

Religion: Mostly Hindu. Also, Sikh, Muslim and Christian

Altitude:  2050 m

Pincode: 175131

STD code: 01902

Restaurants in Manali

  • Il Forno
  • Cafe 1947
  • Johnson Bar and Restaurant
  • The Corner House
  • Chopsticks

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