Visit the majestic grandeur of Himalayan Kullu Manali located in the realms of Himachal Pradesh. The serene niche enchants its visitors with exceptional picturesque beauty. Its panoramic view of the green flourishing meadows and apple orchards is worth to acknowledge. This hill station has something for everyone; whether you are adventurous by heart or just crave to relish. The location would definitely please your sense of scenic exquisiteness.
Kullu Manali has earned the name as ‘Switzerland of India’. Manali hosts a gamut of activities which can engage you all day long, apart from its snow capped peaks & magnificent mountains.
The best time to visit the place is April, May & June. One of the must visit places over here is Rohtang pass which is the highest peak point, hence offering you a spectacular view of the Manali. It is just approximately 50kms away from the town. So while the kids engross themselves in crafting their snowmen, adults can enjoy skiing.
For the animal lovers Manali sanctuary will definitely prove a place worth going to. Discover the Naggar village- the perfect place for nature lovers, as it is surrounded with a dense forest.
Some of the religious places which Manali boasts about, after Himalayas, are its temples. Hidimba Devi temple is one of the most visited attractions among tourists because of its wooden carvings and intricate architectural work. The week long winter carnival which happens in January makes Manali the most inviting place. Apart from the snow capped peaks, Hidimba is decorated and the festivity is in the air. The carnival has lots of sports and cultural activities held every year, keeping the tourists engaged.
The Manu temple has a slippery stony path, leading from an old village which makes the walking experience different in its own way. Manikaran, another inviting spot, is famous for its hot water springs. The temperature of the water generally ranges from 88 to 94 degree Celsius. Many people, especially come to visit this place as its water has healing powers.
Manali has a wide range of activities to offer such as mountaineering, jeep safari, camping & trekking. The good news for adventurous enthusiast is Yak skiing is also available to kindle their senses. What can be more exciting than to explore the divine location by rafting? This challenging outdoor pursuit takes place only in the month of April to June, thereafter monsoon begins. However, paragliding happens round the year.
So, are you thinking that travelling to Manali be very expensive? Amazingly, it is not! There are various economical packages available. This tranquil place can be reached by road in almost 13 hours from Delhi. If you intend to go by train, then the nearest railway station is Chandigarh. Moreover the quickest way is to travel by taking a flight to Bhuntar. The three flights which operate are Kingfisher, MDLR airlines &Air India. From Bhuntar, it is a 30 minute journey by road, further promising amicable views along with it.