Sunday, December 8, 2013

Manali Popular Skiing Destination in India

Manali is among the most renowned tourist destinations in India, located in beautiful Indian State- Himachal Pradesh. It is located near the Beas River Valley, comes under the Kullu district of the state. In the lap of great Himalaya, Manali is gifted with beauty of nature, as it is surrounded with numerous enchanted objects of the nature like waterfalls, valleys, and mysterious forests, which have their own tale of story. Moreover, Manali is the spot for adventure offering, trekking, trailing, hiking, skiing etc. Manali is approximately 270Km far from the state capital Shimla.
Manali, India

Brief History of Manali
Manali has very rich history behind it, according to local people, in ancient time the place was possessed by hunter, who were called ‘rakshas’, later on shepherd from near by valleys joined this place. They started doing agriculture, and living here. During, the British rule, Manali visited by many high authorities of East India Company. They planted here apple, and trout.

Important Numbers of Manali
Civil Hospital, Manali: +91(1902)-253385
I. G. Hospital: +91(1902)-2883305, 2883315
Lady Willingdon's Misison Hospital, Manali: +91(1902)-253714
Himalayan Bhot Ayurveda Chibasta, Manali: +91(1902)-253276
Police Station of Manali: +91(1902)-252326
Emergency Ambulance: 01982-52014
Emergency Ambulance: 102
Blood Banks KAMLA NEHRU HOSPITAL: +91(1902)-2625097

Tourist Places around the Manali

Hadimba Devi Temple:  Hadimba Devi temple is the ancient temple in the region, dedicated to Hadimba, wife of Bhima, one of the Pandavas. The temple is believed to be built near in 1553. Bhima is the patron deity of Kullu district, especially for royal families of the region. The temple is located in the middle of forest, called Dunagiri Van Vihar. The temple is made of wood, having beautiful carving on it.

Naggar Castle: The castle is one of the greatest historical places in India, built around 1460 A.D. This medieval structure was setup by Raja Sidh Singh, Kullu. It is perfect example of western- Himalayan architecture. It is located on the banks of Beas River, visited by thousands of tourists every year.

Solang Valley: As we all know, Manali is the best skiing destination in India, always brings adventurous and full of fun skiing options which is done is Solang Valley. It is beautiful valley, named after its nearby village Solang. The place is known its winter sports, including skiing, paragliding, skating and zorbing. The place is near to Rohtang Pass, offering Ski Resort that has two slopes for skiing lovers. There are few paragliding schools are also there.

Buddhist Monasteries, Manali

Buddhist Monasteries: There are few beautiful Buddhist Monasteries in Manali, visited by thousands of tourists. These monasteries have colorful structure of Lord Budha.  Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa Monastery is the famous monastery in Manali. Besides this, there is also a large structure of Lord Buddha, having golden face in other monastery called, Nyingamapa Gompa.

Rohtang Pass: It is a beautiful place and also gateway for other districts of Himachal Pradesh. The place is located at the altitude of 3980 m, surrounded by beautiful scenes of hills and mountains.

Chandratal Lake: Chandratal Lake also referred to as Beas Kung, one of the Indian holiest places in India. It is believed that, the great sage Vyas used to bathe here everyday. The lake is built at very originating point of River Beas.

Great Himalyan Park: It is national park, also known as Jawahar Lal Nehru Great Himalayan National Park. The park is abode of numerous wild lives, including endangered animals. The park is spread over an area of 50 square kilometers.

Mall Road Manali: Mall road of Manali is the busiest road, in the city owns taxi and bus stands. The road goes along with the main market of the Manali, including few hotels, shops and restaurant etc.

How to Visit Manali

Air: Nearest airport to the Manali is located in Bhuntar town falls on National Highway 21. It is only 51 Km away from the place. The airport is known as Kullu Manali Airport which is connected with Delhi and Chandigarh Airpot through regular flights of Indian Airlines.

Rail: There is not any railway station near the Manali. The prime nearest railway station for Manali is Chandigarh that is 273 Km on National Highway 21.

Road: It is the best way to reach Manali, as it is on National Highway 1 that makes it well connected with near by cities and towns, including Bilaspur, Sundernagar, Mandi, Kullu and Chandigarh.


  1. Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing this post. The nearest airport to Manali is kulu airport, kullu which is 33 KM away from Manali city centre. Explore and Book - Hotels near kulu airport.Also see - how to go from manali to kullu. Check out nearest airport to manali also.

  2. Nice post on Manali. It is one of the most visited places in India. Manali nearest railway station is opted by visitors who can't travel by bus.


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