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MANALI is the most Popular destination of India. Manali at an altitude 2050 Meters in the river Beas Kullu Valley. The Kullu valley has an ancient town in its lap called Manali, Surrounded by towering peaks at an arm lenght, Manali's major asset is its proximity to the snowline. It is flourishing orchard industry, a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks as well as a great countryside ideal for adventure sport lovers.
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. He then come to Manali and recreated human life. Thus, The area of Manali is sacred and Hundus treat the Temple over here as pilgrimage.
How to Reach Manali :
By Rail → The nearest most convenient railhead is Chandigarh (about 397Kms). The other nearest narrow gauge railheads are Jogindernagar (About 166kms) with the change at Pathankot and Shimla (About 260kms) with a change at Kalka.
By Road → Manali is on the NH-21 Motorable roadsand regular bus services connect Manali to Delhi (About 550kms), Agra (About 750kms) , Chandigarh (About 310kms) and Kullu (About 40kms).
By Air → The nearest airport (about 50kms) Bhuntar is connected by Jagson Airlines with Delhi.
What to See ?
Temple of Manu → Temple of manu is 3kms from the Mall Road in Old Manali lies the temple of Manu Rishi, Believed to be the only temple of Manu in India.
Arjun Gufa ( 5Kms ) → Tha Gufa or Cave of Arjuna where he practiced austerities to get Pashupata Astra or weapon from Lord India.
Vashisht Kund (3 Kms) → This pyramid shaped temple is dedicated to sage Vashisht. Around this temple there are hot springs and waterfalls. The bath houses here are made in the Turkish style.
Club House (2 Kms)→ Club house is vary nice place. It has indoor and some outdoor adventures game facilities. It is located on the left bank of Manaslsu Nallah. There are some picnic spots near flowing Manaslsu Nallah.
Tibetan Monasteries → There are 3 newly constructed colourful monasteries, where visitor can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicraft. Two are located in the town and one on the left bank of the Beas river.
Van Vihar → This is very nice picnic spot surrounded by lush green forest. It has good landscaping and children park. It is located near Mall Road and have to pay the entrance fee to go inside the park.
Kothi (12 kms) → One km away from here, the river Beas flowing out of a 30 miters deep pit, to surrounded by rocks, offer a beautiful sight. On these rock reside innumerable pigeons.
Rahla Water Falls (14 Kms) → It is a picnic spot with the view of the river Beas falling from height of 50 meters is breath taking.
Solang Valley (13 Kms) → It has fine ski slopes. Solang valley, also known as Snow Point is famous for its 300 meters ski lift. Snow-capped peaks and glacier make this majestic valley an ideal place for winter games. In Summer, can enjoy Paragliding, Parasuiting, zorbing and horse riding.
Nehru Kund (5 kms) → This is a beautiful picnic spot surrounded by cold waterfalls, springs and a peaceful atmosphere.
Rohtan Pass (51 Kms) → Rohtang pass is the highest point (13050 Ft.) on the Manali kelong road NH-21. It provided a wide panoramic view of the Rohtang valley mountains rising for above clouds, which is a sight truly breath-taking.