Beautiful Hill Stations In India - Manali

Manali (elevation 1,950 m or 6,398 ft) is an important hill station in the hills of the state of Himachal Pradesh, India, located in the valley of the Beas river near the northern end of the Kullu valley. Manali is officially a part of the Kullu district. , Which has a population of about 30,000. This small town was the beginning of an ancient trade route from Ladakh and thence through Karakoram route to Yarkand and Khotan in Tareem Basin.

Manali and its surrounding areas are very important for Indian culture and heritage as it has been described as the house of Saptarshi or seven sages.

The city of Manali is named after Manu. The word Manali literally means "abode of Manu". Legend has it that after the destruction of the world by the deluge, Sadhu Manu landed on his ship to recreate human life. Manali is known as the "Valley of the Gods". The old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu.

The British Raj introduced apple trees and trout (a type of fish) which were not found at all in Manali trees and plants. It is said that when the apple trees were planted, so many apples started fruiting that their twigs fell due to not bearing the weight.  Even today most of the residents here with plum and pear Along with apples are also their biggest means of income.

Tourism in Manali received a tremendous boost after the rising terrorism in Kashmir in the rest of the 1980s. The village that once used to be deserted has now transformed into a crowded city with many hotels and restaurants.


TOURIST PLACES IN MANALI


ROHTANG PASS

The Rohtang Pass is a center of snowfall for visitors visiting Manali. The snowfall here attracts the visiting tourists. This tourist destination is located at a distance of 51 km from Manali bus stand.


GAYATRI TEMPLE

The Gayatri Temple is located 7 km away from Manali with a statue of Goddess Gayatri made of marble. The architecture style of this temple is quite magnificent. Along with visiting the Gayatri temple, you can also visit temples around it such as Shikara style Shiva temple.


JOGINI WATERFALL

Jogini Waterfall is a waterfall located in the beautiful valley of Manali, about 3 km from the bustling city and about 2 kilometers from the Vashistha temple. Jogini waterfall is a famous tourist destination where water falls from a height of 160 feet. There is a trek through the cedar trees and orchards from the Vashistha temple to visit the Jogini Falls. This waterfall is a great place for nature lovers and people who like adventure.


MANU TEMPLE

The Manu Temple is a major tourist destination located in Manali dedicated to Manu Rishi. The temple offers spectacular views from its location and is built in pagoda style. The temple is located near Beas Nah and is very close to the city market.


GULABA

Gulaba is a beautiful village situated at a distance of 20 km from Manali, which attracts tourists with its beautiful scenery. Tourists can trek in this area. Most tourists go to Bhrigu Lake to explore Gulaba. Let me tell you that some scenes of Bollywood hit film Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani have been shot in Gulaba. Gulaba is an ideal place for nature lovers and those who like peace.


SIYALI MAHADEV 

Siyali Mahadev Temple is one of the oldest temples in Manali dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is quite beautiful and is often completed by devotees of Lord Shiva in this temple. The sight of the temple from astonishment surprises everyone.


ARJUNA CAVE

The Arjuna cave is considered to be a mythological natural construction. This cave is a favorite picnic spot of tourists and locals and is also famous for the thrill of discovering the creation from inside. The Arjun Cave is located on the left side of the Beas River and is very close to the beautiful Princi village. You can enjoy the scenic views here while climbing up to the cave. Arjuna cave is a narrow passage in a hill. It takes you about 45 minutes to explore this entire cave.


RAHALA FALLS

Rahala Falls is located at a distance of about 29 km from Manali bus stand which is a famous picnic spot for locals and tourists en route to Rohtang Pass. The water here is quite cold as it comes out of the melting glacier in the Himalayas. . Surrounding the Rahla Falls is vegetation with cedar and silver birch trees. You can see the snow peaks of the Himalayas from various places around Rahla Falls.


RAZY WATERFALLS

Rozy Waterfalls is located on the Rohtang Road from Manali and is a very popular tourist destination. Rosy Waterfalls is a famous picnic spot, covered in tall cedar trees, dense forest and nature greenery.


VAN VIHAR

Adorned with large cedar trees and furnished with green carpet, Van Vihar in Manali is a haven for nature lovers and avifuna enthusiasts. Van Vihar is also known as Van Vihar National Park. Van Vihar is operated and maintained by the Municipal Corporation of the city. The park is located near the Mall Road.


NEHRU KUND

Nehru Kund derives its name from India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The water of this kund was taken to Delhi for Nehru as he loved the water of this kund. When Jawaharlal Nehru visited Manali, he was enchanted by drinking the water of this pool. Nehru Kund is known for its cool water running here and breathtaking views of mountains and valleys.


SOLANG VALLEY

Solang Valley is famous for adventure sports, parachuting, paragliding and zorbing, ropeways and trekking for visitors in Manali. This tourist place is located 54 km from Kullu bus stand and 14 km from Manali bus stand.


RIVER RAFTING

Seeing the spectacular views of the magnificent waterfalls of the river in Manali and experiencing the beauty of river rafting can prove to be very special for you. If you are sporty and love adventure sports, then you must enjoy this activity. River rafting in Manali, one of the world's best rafting stretches, can prove memorable.


ROHTANG PASS

If you are traveling to Manali then you can enjoy the great experience of skiing at Rohtang Pass. You can take part in adventure activities like skiing to see snow blankets running on the slopes of the mountain. Rohtang Pass offers skiing adventure sports. You can learn the techniques of skiing by slipping on the snow under the guidance of professionals. If you are skiing for the first time, if you are skiing for the first time, you should follow the instructions carefully while joining this game.


HOW TO REACH

BY AIR
If you want to travel to Manali by airplane, then tell that its nearest airport is Bhuntar, which is located at a distance of 50 km from Manali. To get to Manali you can take a taxi from the airport or you can go to Kullu and take a bus which runs on this route.


BY TRAIN
If you are planning to go to Manali by train, then tell that the nearest railway station of Manali is Ambala Cantt or Chandigarh. After reaching Chandigarh or Ambala with the help of a train, you will have to travel by bus to Manali.


BY ROAD
Buses are easily available from Delhi to Manali. Manali is 570 km from Delhi. Bus services are also available to Manali from Shimla, Dharamshala, Leh and Chandigarh. If you do not want to travel by bus then you can hire a taxi to travel to Manali. 

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