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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Manali, the Tourist Destination


  • MANALI is a hill station situated in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at the northern end of KULLU VALLEY.It is surrounded by towering peaks at anarm’s length. It has a population of 8,096. It has become a tourist attraction in recent years.It is a flourishing orchid industry,honeymoon destination and also numerous treks and a great country side for adventure sport lovers.


  • The climate in Manali is cold during winter and moderately cold in the summer,It is a snow bound region therefore it is said to be the best travel holiday destination.Manali gets its first snowfall around mid-December which is transformed into snow-covered peaks and a blanket of pristine white draped all across the hill station.


  • Manali is named after the Hindu lawgiver Manu. The word Manali is regarded as the changed name of "Manu-Alaya" which literally means "the abode of Manu". Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali is also often referred to as the "Valley of the Gods". The Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu.The first apple orchard was set up by the British near Patlikuhl, which were earlier not native to Manali.The plum and pearremain the best source of income for the majority of inhabitants.

There are many modes of transport to reach Manali. That is by road, rail or by air.
  • BY AIR

  • The airport is known as kullumanali. Air India andsome other private airlines have regular flights to the airport. Himalayana Bulls along with Deccan Charters havestarted on kullu Chandīgarh kullu sector thrice aday.Chandigarhairport is the nearest international airport.

  • Manali can also be reached from Delhi up to Chandigarh by national highwaywhich passes through Bilaspur, Sunder Nagar,Mandiand kullu towns. Buses ply heavily on this route and are available from all major bus terminals.

  • It is difficult to go by rail to Manali.


  • Tourism in Manali received a boost after the rise of militancy in Kashmirin the late 1980s. This once quiet village was transformed into a bustling town with many hotels and restaurants.

    There are different types of travel attraction of kullumanali,they arelike heli skiing, hidimba devitemple, mountaineering adventure and many more.Those who wish to take part in adventure activities there are fishing, white water rafting,and paragliding,skiing,mountaineering and hiking in and around Manali.Solang valley is a good option for the kids offering a bunch of fun winter sports.

    The malls in Manali sell many products right from cloth to decorative articles and gift articles. TheNew Shopping Centre Market sells good collection of shawls and woollen goods. We also get many different types of hand woven goods and pillbox Kullu Topis.

    Manali ‘s other speciality is Himalayan Handicrafts and assorted Tibetan curios such as prayer wheel, amulets,dorjees or thunderbolts, musical instruments,jewellery.

There are dozens of places to stay in Manali they are as follows:-
  • Sunshine guest house
  • Hotel Highland
  • Hotel Pine wood

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