Located in Himachal Pradesh, India, Manali is a perfect retreat in the mountains throughout the year. Be it escaping from the heat and crowd of the Indian cities in summer, exploring the more remoter Himalayan tribal regions in the monsoons, chilling out in the autumn or enjoying the snow in the winters. Manali caters for both the domestic and foreign tourists alike. Located at an altitude of around 2000 mtr. above sea level it is a popular destination for many outdoor and adventure activities. Sightseeing tours to Manali, which are handled and taken care by kullu manali tourism are Bijli Mahadev which is situated at an altitude of around 2460m in kullu valley, Shringi Rishi Temple, Beas Kund, Vashishtha plight Springs, Raghunath Temple, Rahala waterfalls, Solang valley where one can undergo the activities like paragliding, rafting and various kinds of mountain spots, Monasteries, Gauri Shankar Temple, Beautiful Log Hut space – Club house, Rozy Falls, Fun park, Zana Falls, the great Himalayan national park which is an shelter to beautiful flora and numerous fauna, pandoh dam which was built for providing hydro electric power to the town, hidimba devi temple where one can be drawn back to the Mahabharata era and can explore the related mythologies after bowing down to the foot imprints of hidimba. Distances : Manali is connected with direct bus services from all cities of Himachal, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The distance from Manali to Shimla is 260 km., Chandigarh 320 km., Delhi 583 km., Pathankot 326 km., Dharamshala 253 km., Udaipur ( in Lahaul-Spiti ) 166 km., Keylong 104 km. and Kaza 244 km.
Best Time to Visit Manali
The atmosphere of Manali stays charming basically during that time however the month from September to June is the best time to visit Manali. Winters (October to February) the temperature can plunge as low as -1 C setting aside a few minutes for skiing and getting a charge out of Snowfall which is basic amid the end of December and the entire of January. Great time for vacation in Manali. Summers (March to June) is perfect for getting a charge out of paragliding, rafting zorbing and mountain brandishes in Solang Valley. Temperature ranges from 10 C to 25 C and the atmosphere stays wonderful amid the day and frosty amid the night. Snow can be discovered just on high heights yet no snowfall.
How to Reach Manali
By Air/flight: You can reach this prominent hill station in Himachal by air. The nearest airport is Bhuntar, around 50 km from Manali. Kingfisher Airlines and Air India have flight services from Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla and Leh to Bhuntar. Indian Airlines is another major operator. There are flight disruptions during monsoons. Kullu lies at a distance of 10 km from the airport. .
By Rail/Train: The comfortable way to reach Manali is to catch the Delhi – Chandigarh- Shatabdi Express. But, the nearest railway station is at Jogindar that is 166 kms from Manali. From there you can hitch a ride on the local bus or hire a taxi available outside the railway station. Also you can travel till Chandigarh by rail and then take a bus/car from there to Manali.
By Road: You can get there by Road. It is well connected to Delhi, Chandigarh. The National highway passes through from Delhi to Manali. You can either take the bus from Delhi or you can take the train to Chandigarh and then a bus from there to Manali. It’s a good 10-12 hour journey so make sure you’re well prepared. You can also take buses from Kullu and travel through the picturesque scenery to reach Manali. You can also reach Manali from Shimla which is 280 kms away by bus. There are many private and government buses that ply the routes to and from Manali to various parts of Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.
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