Experience the Charm of Mountains With Manali Holidays
Sandwiched between snow-clad mountains and dense pinewood forests, Manali is a picturesque hill station in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, flanked by the meandering Beas River. Famed for its aesthetic beauty, the awe-inspiring hill resort of Manali lies at an altitude of over 6,200 feet, with the imposing peaks of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar adding to its mesmerizing beauty and making this queen of valleys a tourist hotspot in north India. Manali holidays promise to be full of fun and frolic, with plenty of adventure activities to unravel. A fabulous tourist resort, Manali is a year-round destination for backpackers, honeymooners, and nature lovers and an enchanting stopover for someone driving up to the snow-clad Ladakh bypassing some of the highest mountain passes in the region.
Getting Into: Manali Vacations
When you plan to explore Manali, you can reach there by rail or road. Chandigarh and Pathankot are the nearest convenient rail stations. Well connected by road, Manali can be reached by bus or private taxi from Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Dehradun, Dharamsala, Haridwar, Chamba, and Dalhousie. The hill town is connected with Leh from July to October.
From temples to antiquity, from picturesque sightseeing to adventurous outdoor activities, the mesmerizing hill town of Manali is a destination for all seasons. Manali holidays promise to take you through some of the unexplored hilly routes and popular treks and ancient hamlets inherited by Tibetans.
ü The ancient Hadimba Temple is a must-see destination during your Manali vacations. Surrounded by towering trees, the holy site of Hadimba Temple is a wooden structure decorated with animal skulls and intricately carved wood, known for its eerie atmosphere. The four-tiered Dhoongri Temple boasts a Pagoda shaped roof, with its façade carved with legendary figures and symbols. Located amid wooden forest of deodar, the temple complex holds a large festival in May.
ü About 51 km from Manali, Rohtang Pass is blessed with spectacular natural beauty that enthralls visitors from June to October. A gateway to the scintillating Lahaul Spiti, Rohtang Pass offers you a majestic view of stunning glaciers, snow-clad mountains, and amazing Rozy Falls.
ü An igloo shaped temple, Beas Kund is widely popular for a spring, known to be the origin of River Beas.
ü A spectacular valley between Beas Kund and Solang village, Solang valley offer a marvelous view of glaciers and snow-clad mountains. A hotspot for skiing, Solang Valley boasts fine ski slopes and hosts a winter skiing festival. Also known as Snow Point, Solang Valley is a picturesque spot for paragliding and skiing.
ü Renowned for its hot springs, Vashist is a must-visit village in Manali, located on the left bank of river Beas. The sacred village boasts pyramidal stone temples and hot springs, with Turkish style showers.
Gauri Shankar Temple, Krishna Temple, and Manali Gompa are some of the most popular temples and monasteries worth visiting during a Manali travel holiday. If you are an adventure enthusiast, holidays to Manali promise to offer you plenty of activities for that ultimate adrenaline rush experience. As an epicenter for adventure in the country, Manali is known for attracting tourists from world over for rock climbing, white-water rafting, mountain biking, bouldering, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, paragliding, and zorbing.
Though a year-round destination, Manali is the coldest during December to February. Once the monsoons have retreated, Manali turns into a haven for tourists, when the temperature hovers around 10 degrees. The onset of winter in October makes Manali a gateway for winter sports, and you can have fun skiing and trekking. During summers from March to June, you won’t want to miss on the adventure of rafting, paragliding, and mountaineering for a memorable Manali holiday.
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