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'' Manali is located at an altitude of 1829 M is one of the popular hill station of Himalayan range in Himachal Pradesh. Experiencing the view of hill stations surrounding Manali is a marvelous experience. Some of the Himalayan peaks which can be seen surrounding Manali are, Hanuman Tibba, 7 sister peak, Friendship peak, Patalsu peak, Ladakhi peak, Manali peak.
Manali literally means the 'Home of Manu'. Manu is the mythological character who is supposed to have survived when the world was drowned in Flood. ''

Blessed with the beauty of nature, this place is among the favorite tourist spots of the Indian citizens, especially during summer season. The picturesque hill stations of this region even include the famous trekking routes of Beas Kund and Chandrakhani Pass. Apart from trekking, the place even provides option for different kinds of adventure sports like paragliding, rock climbing etc.


In winters, the temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy woolens are required. Summer temperatures are mild and light woolens/cottons are recommended. In Manali, one can find high mountains shrouded by silent snows and deep boulder strewn gorges. There are thick forests, filled with cool breezes and bird song. Best Time to visit is throughout the year.


Hidimba Devi Temple - This four story temple is renowned for its wooden carvings of animals, plants and local deities. Inside the temple is a small brass idol of the statue of goddess Hadimba.

Vashist Spring - These sulphur hot springs are considers as sacred and known for its medicinal and rejuvenating values.

Manali Sanctuary - Located at a distance of 2km from the down town area, the wildlife sanctuary was first notified in the year 1954. It houses a variety of Himalayan flora and fauna with animal species like lion, snow leopard, ibex etc.

Winter Carnival - The annual five-day winter carnival of Manali is celebrated every year in the month of January. The festival starts fro the Hadimba Devi Temple with the worship of goddess Hadimba. Various cultural and winter sports events are organised during this festival which represents the culture and ethnicity of Himachal Pradesh. It attracts large number of participants and tourists from all parts of the country.

Manu Temple - Manali is named after the sage Manu who was the creator of human race on the earth and it is believed that he meditated here. This is supposed to be the only temple of Manu in India.


The summer temperatures range between 12° C and 25° C, while the winter temperatures usually remain between 2° C and 15° C.


Air: Kullu Airport, just 50 kms from Manali.

Rail: Chandigarh is the most convenient, suitable and safe railway station for guests and travellers coming from New Delhi and other parts of INDIA.

Road: Accessible throughout the year from all important cities and towns like Chandigarh, Dharamshala or Shimla.

Fast Facts about Manali

State:  Himachal Pradesh.

District:  Kullu

Famous for/as:  Hill Station

Languages:  Pahari, Hindi, English

Season:  Sep - June

Religion: Mostly Hindu. Also Sikh, Muslim and Christian

Altitude:  2050 m

Pincode: 175131

STD code: 01902

Distance Charts to Manali

Shimla to Manali  248 KM

Dalhousie to Manali  343 KM

Jalandhar to Manali  334 KM

Kullu to Manali  40 KM

New Delhi to Manali  552 KM

Chandigarh to Manali  294 KM

Ambala to Manali  341 KM

Amritsar to Manali  398 KM


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