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North India Manali Hill Station
Manali is a popular hill station of North India which is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh and is 40 kms away from Kullu.

Manali Hill Station
General Overview
Manali is the famous destination in Himalayas which is situated at an 1915 meters above the bank of river Beas. Manali is quite famous for its lush green forests of deodar and snow capped mountains. The hill resort is visited for its popular tourist place Rohtang Pass, which carries the sobriquet of " Honeymooner Place". The hill resort is an ultimate tourist destination which is known for trekking, mountaineering, rafting, skiing. Manali which lies in the lap of the Kullu valley is one of the most visited tourist spot. The hill resort provide best view and time who want to spend their time amidst natural and tranquil ambience.

Fact File

Area 3 sq km.
Altitude 1926 meters above the sea level.
Population 6,265
Languages Hindi, Himachali, English
Religion Hinduism

Places of Interests
Solang Valley - Solang valley in Manali offers a panoramic view of glaciers, snow capped mountains and peaks. The Mountaineering Institute has installed a ski lift for training purpose. The 12-km hike up the western banks of the Beas to the Solang Valley is quiet spectacular.

Menu Temple Handima Temple - Dating back to 1553, the Hadimba Temple is constructed around a natural cave. Hadimba Temple enshrines the footprints of the goddess Hadimba. Hadimba was the wife of Bhima, one of the five great Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata, and later became the patron goddess of the Kulu royal family.

Manu Temple - A Norther attraction which is near to the Hadimba temple is on Manalsu river which joins the main Beas river. As you cross the Manalsu river, you can view the ancient temple of the sage Manu.

Rohtang Pass - Just 51 kms away from Manali, Rohtang Pass is located at a hieght of 3980 m. The pass served as a crucial trade route and it still remains the gateway to the districts of Lahaul and Spiti. The Beas Kund, the source of the Beas river, a holy site for Hindus, as the sage Vyas is said to have meditated at this spot, is also accessible from the Rohtang Pass.

Things to Do
Adventure and Fishing - The Mountaineering Institute in Manali is one of the famous adventure sports which organizes skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering courses. Some of the common trek routes in Manali are the Bhrigu Lake, Chandratal, and Spiti. For those who love fishing, Katrain, Raison, Kasol, Larji, and Nagar are some of the ideal places for trout .

North India Manali Hill Station

How to Get There
Air - Bhuntar is the nearest airport which is 10 kms from Kullu and 50 kms from Manali. The airport is connected by Vayudoot services with Delhi and Chandigarh. Jagson & Continental Airlines also operates flights from Delhi to Kullu.

Rail - The nearest railhead is at Chandigarh (397 kms from Kullu and 357 kms from Manali). The other nearest narrow gauge railheads are Jogindarnagar (126 kms from Kullu & 166 kms from Manali) with a change at Pathankot and Shimla (240 kms from Kullu & 280 kms Manali) with a change at Kalka.

Road - Kullu and Manali are on the National Highway No. 21. It is connected by a motorable roads and regular bus services connect Kullu & Manali to most of the important places in Himachal Pradesh and the neighboring states.

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