legendary mountain resort of Himachal Pradesh
is a popular resort on the Himalayas for all seasons that
act as a base camp for various excursions in the vicinity and the inner
Himalayas. Pictresque valleys, imposing forests and fast flowing rivers
add to the charm of this mountain resort. Several site seeing spots and
adventure destinations are in the vicinity though travel may a bit
the nearby places of interest include Hindimba Devi Temple, Manu
Temple, the Vashisht village with its sulphur baths and Arjun Gufa. The
Forest Department offers eco-walks at Van Vihar at Manani and Dhungri.
The town, though small, has a busy market where you can buy a variety
of items including shawls, kullu caps and slippers.
The Himachal Tourism runs a Club House
which is popular with the youth. The State Tourism Corporation provides
moderately priced accommodation and bus services.
Some of the officials
may be influenced by local taxi drivers and tourist guides. So, don't
go by their advice alone in planning your itenerary.
visitors make it a point to visit Rohtang pass (3970 metres) while at
Manali where you can view the Himalayan glaciers. Five kilometres down
the Manali-Rohtang road is the Nehru Kund. It is spring that rises from
the Bhrighu Lake. The Lake lies at a height of 4270 netres below the
It is a favourite trekking trail, accessible from Vashisht.
Kothi and Rahalla Fall and the Dashir Lake are other attractions on the
way to Rohtang pass. You will need vehciles with four wheel drives for
the trip to Rahtang pass. Manali is accessible from Delhi, Shimla
and Mandi by road. The nearest railway station is Jogindernagar.
However, for those starting from Delhi, it bs better to get down at
Roopal, Una or Nangal and proceed further by road.
Manali is worth a single visit for sight seeing and several as a get away