ABOUT MANALI

Manali is a hill station in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, at the northern end of the Kullu valley. It is located at an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft.) in the Beas River Valley. The district Manali is located in is Kullu. And has a population of about 31000. This town is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and a roadway to other northern hill stations.

The town became a popular tourist destination only recently after the British visited it frequently due to the favorable climate and beautiful landscape and the rise of militancy in Kashmir also boosted tourism in Manali in the 1980s. The town is visited by tourists throughout the year, and there are 800 ­ 1000 hotels and guesthouses in the town and outskirts. People come here with families, on honeymoons, or in search of adventure sports. Manali offers a wide range of activities like mountain biking, skiing, trekking, paragliding, cannoning, etc.

The Kullu valley is famous for its picturesque hills and temples. It is one of the topmost tourist destinations and one can visit famous places like the Rohtang Pass, the Hadimba Temple, Vashist Hot Springs, Solang Valley, Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Nehru Kund, Sultanpur Palace, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Ma Sharvari Temple, the Beas Valley, etc. There are many famous trekking routes like the Malana Village Trek, Bara Banghal and Bir Trek, Hamya Herbal Trek, Hampta Pass Trek, Jogini Waterfalls Trek, Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek, Beas Kund Trek, Brighu Lake Trek, Lama Dugh Trek, Chandrakhani Pass Trek, etc.

The climate in Manali is very cold in winters and moderately cool in summers, with winter temperatures ranging from ­15 to 5 degree Celsius and summers with 4 to 15 degree Celsius. If one is looking for snow activities, then one should visit Manali between January ­ Mid-June. For honeymooner, the whole year is favorable, except the monsoon months of July ­ September. For people looking to visit Manali in the off­ season, the best time is January ­ Mid-March, when the crowd is sparse and hotels offer discounts.

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