Considered as a gift of the mighty Himalayas, Manali is one of the leading hill stations nestled in the valley of River Beas. The age-old enclave offers a soothing climate and a great location for summer getaways. Snowcapped mountains and green-carpeted hills will take you closest to nature.
How to reach Manali?
Ambala and Chandigarh are the closest railway junctions. The nearest railway station is Jogindernagar. You can also take a bus to reach Manali from Delhi (540 km), Ambala (370km), Dehradun (227 km), and Chandigarh (305 km). Bhuntar Airport (10 km) is the closest airline service point.
Best Places to visit in Manali
- Solang - It is a beautiful valley covered with snow and is famous for glaciers. You can do countless adventurous activities here.
- Rohtang Pass - Rohtang Pass is the ideal place to witness what a snow desert looks like. Lahaul and Spiti offer exceptional panoramic views of the Himalayas.
- Chandratal Baralacha - Located at a height of 4300 m above sea level, Chandratal is a remarkable high-altitude lake. Beautiful landscape amidst the Himalayan ranges surrounding a turquoise lake will sweep your feet.
- The Great Himalayan National Park - This is heaven for wildlife admirers and birdwatchers.
Do’s and Don’ts of traveling to Manali
Pack woolen clothes as the weather changes randomly. Roads are meandering and might cause nausea. Always book a hotel beforehand. Give maximum time at the leading locations even if anyone pursues. Avoid buying Kesar, Kastoori, and Shilajit from locals. Bargain and buy items when you are absolutely sure. Be well-dressed for safety during snow activities.
Major activities to do in Manali
• Paragliding in Solang
• River rafting
• Bhrigu Lake Hiking and trekking
• Gondola or cable car ride
• Skiing in Rohtang
• Mall Road stroll
Suitable time to visit Manali
The best time to visit is between October and February for the snowy season. March - June is the right time for summer visits.