Manali Tour Packages
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ManaliManali is known as one of the most beautiful places in North India. This is a beautiful hill station located at the end of the Kullu valley at a height of nearly 7000ft in the Himalayas.
Highlights: Arjun Gufa, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hadimba Temple etc.
Surrounded by towering peaks at an arm length, spending holiday in Manali is awesome for honeymooner. It is also known as a perfect honeymoon destination as well as a great countryside ideal for adventure sport lovers. The name Manali is derived from Manu-Ali i.e. 'Manu's doorway' after the Sage Manu who lived here. In ancient times, the valley was populated by nomadic hunters known as 'rakshas'. The next arrivals were the shepherds who arrived from the kangra Valley and settled to take up agriculture. Some of the early peoples of the region are the 'naur' or 'nar', which is a caste unique to the Kullu valley. Only a few naur families are known to exist now. A naur family in the village Soyal near Haripur on the west bank of Manali was famous for the vast land.
Sightseeing in Manali
To visit is Manali is a great excitement, Apart from this there are some really beautiful Places where we can visit. This is the reason why Manali has become one of the most popular tourist places in India.
Naggar, is a very lovely village set on a hill surrounded by forests. Naggar was the capital of Kullu valley in the 16th century.
It is a spring of clear, cold water, named after the late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and is 6-km from Manali on Keylong road.
Temple Of Manu
Temple of Manu is made up of slippery stones paths lead through the old village houses. Manali is named after the sage Manu.
Tibetans have a base in Manali too. There is a large modern Tibetan temple to the South of the bus stand.
It is famous for the sweeping valley views and sulphurous hot-water springs, the large settlement of Vashisht, formerly known as Bashist, just 3km from Manali
Snow continues to play a major part in February's festivals and Himachal's Winter Carnival is also held this month. Ski slopes of Kufri, Manali and Narkanda come to life with adventure seekers competing their way downhill. For daredevils, Manali, as a base camp, offers best opportunity for Heli-Skiing.
Hidimba Devi Temple
Hadimba or Dhungiri temple in Manali is one of the most important temples in the region. This four story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van Vihar.
Places Near Manali
It is (50Km.) away from Manali town. Rohtang Pass is the highest point, 4,112m, on the Manali-Keylong road.
It is 5km from Manali near the village of Prini, is the 'Arjun Gufa' or the cave of Arjuna..
It is one of the biggest villages in Kullu district. About 6-km from Manali, Jagatsukh is famous for its Shiva temple that is built in "shikhara" style and nearby is the old and interesting Devi Sharvati temple.
It is a pretty little village, 12-km from Manali on the Keylong road at the foot of Rohtang Pass. There are very fine views from Kothi, and the Beas River flows through a very deep and narrow gorge at this point.
The old Manali area is located some 3-km from the present day Manali. The old Manali is covered with guesthouses.
About 16-km from Manali and 4-km away from Kothi, at the start of the climb to the Rohtang Pass.
It is 14-km northwest of Manali in the Solang Valley, this place offers Himachal Pradesh's best ski slopes. The Mountaineering and Allied Sports Institute operates a 300m high ski lift and the month of February is the best month to ski over here.
Vashisth Hot Sulphur Springs
This small village near Manali is famous for its scenic beauty. The village has a temple dedicated to Lord Rama and Vashisth Muni.
Adventure sports in Manali:
For high mountain thrills perhaps nothing can surpass the magic of heli- skiing. The sport is available in the area abound by the Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani Pass near Manali.
Himachal Pradesh has some challenging peaks and each year expeditions are organised by the Mountaineering Institute at Manali.
Paragliding is a combination of hang gliding and parachuting. In parachuting one has to jump from an aircraft whereas in paragliding one has to run down hill. The slopes of Solang Nullah provide just the right kind of slopes for paragliding during summers
The Beas River from the Manaki to Jhiri near Bajaura in Kullu district has become very popular among the lovers of river rafting and many competitions have been organised in the same.
Best Time to Visit Manali
The best time to visit Manali is May and October but one can visit this place during winters too. The summers are cool and the winters prove to be very harsh. During the winters the snow line comes down and there is snowfall in the region and heavy woolen cloths are required.
Near by: Chandigarh
How To Reach: by Train from Chandigarh & bus from Delhi
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