Situated at a height of 6260 feet above sea level, Manali is a valley located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Manali overwhelms its visitors by flowering apple trees and adventurous snow covered roads making it one of the most popular and awe-inspiring hill stations in this country.
Surrounded by majestic hills and woody forests, the quaint charm of Manali has captured the world's attention and has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. The pristine River Beas flows right through the town, creating a mesmerising and spellbinding landscape. Nestled at one end of the Kullu Valley, Manali is a popular hill station with attractions such as the Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley nearby.
Rohtang Pass is covered with snow throughout the year and is a good experience in itself. This is the ideal place for tourists looking to unwind and rejuvenate in the lap of nature, for there is no place in the country more vibrant and charming as Manali.
This town also has a multitude of options for tourists looking for adventurous activities like trekking, paragliding, skiing, zorbing, white water rafting etc. Besides adventurous activities, Manali also has a lot of temples which all tourists and devotees love to visit including the Raghunath temple and Jagannathi Devith Temple being one of the important ones. Hadimba Temple, a 14th-century temple is famous for its wooden architecture and for its religious values.
Best season to visit October to February is the winter season and is considered to be the best time to visit Manali if you like the cold and January is best to enjoy the chilly pleasure of fresh snowfall. The temperature drops down below zero degrees Celsius.
Best Buys Wooden Articles, Toys, Kullu and Kinnauri Shawls, Caps, Tibetan Carpets and other handicraft articles.
Temperature Between sub zero in winters and 30 C in summer, through out the year.
Best Activities Trekking, Skiing, Golfing, Fishing
Best season to visit May-July and September- March
Clothing Light Woollens/Heavy Woollens
Location In the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
Altitude 6,260 meters above sea level
Population 8,096 (2011)
STD Code 01902
Languages Hindi, Himachali, Garhwali, English