An enchanting picturesque hill station enriched with snowy mountains and high dense pinewoods with the oblique Beas River. Manali is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh that is famed for its artistic beauty. It has an altitude of 6260 feet lying in the ever flowing Beas River with conifer gradients and crop orchards.
This overwhelming hill resort is squeezed between the imposing peaks of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar. It is a gorgeous land which is based on spirituality dotting numerous goddesses and gods. Here, all different festivals are puffed up with pretty shrines.
It is well-known the queen of valleys which is close knit with the legendary lawgiver of ancient India, Manu. With Skyscraping Mountains and deep rock spread, Manali presents a renowned holiday spot for all. The place is scattered with cool gentle winds, vast expansion of meadows, small quaint settlements and lovely orchards that gives you a majestic look to the serene ambiance of Manali.
Besides its high hill valleys, it has several malls and shopping centers which offer a delightful shopping experience to tourists. Gifted with breathtaking sceneries, Manali serves as a perfect place for those who want to be in the midst of blossoming greens and valley views.
Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hadimba Temple, Raghunath Temple, Vashisht Baths, Beas Kund (Chandratal Lake), Jagannathi Devi Temple (Bekhli Temple), Chandrakhani Pass, The Great Himalayan National Park, Pandoh Dam are the most famous temples in this city.
The strong history lies in the diverse myths that have been woven spectacularly to wonder any reader or visitor. It is believed that Manali got its name from the term ‘Manu’ who was a sage. A temple dedicated to the sage can be found here. Shepherds from the Kangra Valley were the next inhabitants of this city. The most popular occupant of the city was the ‘nar’, of whom only a few are surviving today.
Travel within city
Manali is a very small in size but has a potential to grab the attention of the visitors. In order to visit around Manali is very easy indeed. There are buses that ply o all the local tourist destinations, and hire taxis and rented cars and bikes.
While travelling in Manali, buses are the most preferred mode of transport which is available easy within short period of time.
Taxis are the best way to reach at any destination in fact, it has reasonable charges rates.
One of the best ways to travel within the city is Auto rickshaw that will be the safe mode of commute in and around the city. The best part of this vehicle is that there are no separate night fares.
You can hire a bike on rent that will make your commute in Manali easier.
Tourists can find numerous restaurants and cafes that offer a huge variety of food ranging from domestic and international cuisine. On mall road, most of the eateries are available from 8 am till 10 pm.
Raj Rasoi on Mall Road is the ultimate place for those who love to eat vegetarian Indian and Chinese cuisines. Shan-e-Punjab on Mall Road is another vegetarian restaurant offering you special Punjabi and Indian cuisines. Chopsticks is the best place for Chinese and Tibetan Food Located on Mall road close to the bus station.
Indulging in shopping in this place for winters offers countless varieties such as types of shawls, Tibet Art Collections for souvenirs, Tibet Emporium for Tibetan knicks-knacks and HimCoop for home-made jams, jellies and dried fruits.