Manali is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km north of the state capital, Shimla.It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the roadway to other northern hill stations.Tourism in Manali received a boost after the rise of militancy in Kashmir in the late 1980s.
Here are some Places to Visit in Manali
Hadimba Temple Manali dedicated to goddess Hadimba or Hadimba Devi. Hadimba was the wife of Bhima, one of the five great Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata, and later became the patron goddess of the Kullu royal family. This four story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van Vihar.
Rohtang Pass is Located at a height of 3980 Mtrs, on highway to Keylong/Leh. The Pass is open from mid April to November each year, and provides wonderful views of the entire surroundings.
Solang Valley in Manali is a splendid valley between Solang village and Beas Kund. Solang Valley has fine ski slopes. The winter skiing festival is organised in Solang Valley. Paragliding and Sking are the main attraction of Solang Valley in manali.
Vashisht temple is famous for its hot water springs and temples of Vashisht Rishi and Lord Rama. Natural hot sulphur springs with two separate bathing tanks for gents and ladies are always full of tourists.
By Air :
The nearest airport Bhuntar Airport is at Bhuntar town, situated on NH21 of Kullu town. The airport is also known as Kullu-Manali airport and has more than a kilometre long runway.
Chandigarh Airport is the nearest international airport.
By Road :
Manali can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Ambala and from there NH 22 to Chandigarh and from there by national highway NH21 that passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar, Mandi and Kullu towns.
By Rail :
Manali is not easily approachable by rail.The nearest broad gauge railheads are at Chandigarh