Manali is a beautiful little town in Kullu valley, which attracts a large number of tourists every year. Adventure Tours of India offers adventure tour packages to this hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is at a height of 1,926 meters and is at a distance of 40 kms from Kullu. It offers many adventure sports, such as hiking, skiing and trekking and is a perfect holiday destination for those who seek adventure. Take a tour to this exciting adventure destination and enjoy an unforgettable holiday experience with Adventure Tours of India.
Manali-Tourist Places in and around Manali
The tourists to Manali can visit the Hidimba or Dhungri Temple. The temple is dedicated to wife of the Pandava prince, Bhim and was built in 1533. Museum of Traditional Himachal Culture is another tourist spot, close to Hidamba temple. It showcases the local culture and handicrafts of the area.
One can also visit the famous Gompa or Tibetan monastery, Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa. It was built in 1969 and is a 'must-visit'.
Tourists can also take a tour to Vashisht Springs or check out the Nehru Kund and Rahalla Falls.
Manali-Things to do
Those who like Adventure sports love Manali. There are many adventure sports that can be enjoyed at this hill station, such as hiking, skiing, rafting, trekking, paragliding, mountaineering, kayaking, and mountain biking.
Skiing is a major attraction of Manali. Facilities for this sport are available at Solang-Nullah between January and March and Rohtang pass (during summer).
One can take Mountaineering lessons at the Mountaineering Institute at Solang Nullah. Kayaking can be enjoyed at the Beas river. The mountaineering Institute and Allied Sports, which is almost 3 kms from the Mall, offers Mountaineering and Kayaking lessons.
There are many good hikes too, for instance a 12 km hike up the western banks of the Beas to the Solang valley. Lama Dugh meadow is a 6 km hike up to the Manalsu Nala.
If you are visiting Manali in summers, then you can enjoy paragliding on the slopes of the Solang Nullah.
Rafting can be enjoyed at River Beas from May to July or from mid-September to mid-October. The starting point is usually from Pirdi and it continues till Jhiri, which is 16 kms away.
If adventure sports, is not your thing, then you can take nice long walks to various famous temples, monasteries, waterfalls and beautiful hills.
Fishing can also be enjoyed, but one has to obtain a permit from the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. They can be obtained at Patlikhul too. In Kullu valley, fishing can be enjoyed at Katrain, Kasol and Larji.
While you are on a tour of Manali, you can do some great shopping. Kullu cap is a must for those who are looking for gifts for friends back home. Beautiful shawls can also be bought in Manali..
Other things one can buy are, Tibetan prayer wheels, amulets, masks and musical instruments.
Manali-Getting There & Accommodation
Nearest airport is at Bhuntar, which is at a distance of 52 kms.
The nearest narrow-gauge railhead is at Jogindernagar, which is 135 kms away. The closest broad-gauge railhead is Chandigarh (310 kms)
Taxis and buses are easily available to Manali. One can take a bus to this hill station from Shimla, Chandigarh or Delhi.
There are many luxury and budget hotels in Manali. Your stay at Manali would be easier during pea season, if you book rooms prior to your visit to Manali.
Manali-Things to keep in mind
Carry heavy woolens since Manali is quite cold.
If you planning to enjoy adventure sports then consultation with your doctor is advisable.
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