Manali, situated at an elevation of around 1950 m above sea level, is counted among the most famous tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh. A part of the Kullu district, it is approximately 250 km away from the state capital, Shimla. According to the Hindu mythology, Manali got its name from Manu, the lawgiver of India appointed by Brahma, the God of Creation. It is believed that Manu arrived in the region after 7 cycles of creation and destruction. Manali is also considered to be the holy abode of 7 revered sages belonging to the Hindu religion.
Manali is famous as a Honeymoon destination among Indian tourists. Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, Paragliding, rafting, kayaking, and mountain biking. Paragliding in Manali is an unforgettable experience. Some of the famous tourist places in Manali are Solang valley, Rohtang Pass, Hidimba Temple, Bhrigu Lake, Vashist Temple, Manu temple and Great Himalayan National Park. Manali also has many Buddhist monasteries that are worth visiting. Enfield point, Manali Gompa, Manu Temple, Naggar Castle, Nehru Kund and Zana Waterfalls are the other attractions in Manali. Most of the adventure sports are conducted during June to September period. September to March is the best time to visit Manali.
Manali is a beautiful resort town of Himachal Pradesh. It rests within the glorious laps of the Himalayan Mountains. With a population of just about 8000, it is a center of peace & amp; tranquility. Comes December and a carpet of soft white snow covers the entire town in its huge protective arms. However, what makes Manali different from the other hill stations of its kind is its capacity to hold glaring adventures at its very heart. So while you can take your date out into the lush green lanes of the apple orchards surrounding Manali, you can even, in case your spouse is more of an adventure seeker, take them to trek along the Rohtang Pass or to raft in the river Beas.
Also, Manali is a heaven for all the nature lovers. It is best to move through the old Himalayan villages on a mountain bike. Not only does the bike provide you a closer look into the simple lives of the mountain people, it also lets you dump you cars and breathe in the healing air of the mountains. Manali is a balanced mixture of modernity and customs and to prove the same on one hand we have the mall road and on the other, the ever-present Hidimba devi temple. Built in 1553, it is a living example of India’s glorious architectural history. If you want to get into the heart of the place, you must visit old Manali. This is the place where the old meets the new. Although you won’t be able to access all the modern facilities of comfort here, yet, one step inside the town and you find yourself standing in a whole new world of ancient times. If you are a lover of history, old Manali will serve as a medicine to you