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Manali is a beautiful hill station in the Kulu area of ​​Himachal Pradesh. The average altitude is 6447 feet above sea level. Manali is located on the banks of the Beas River, about 39 km from the city of Kulu and 268 km from Shimla.

Manali was named after the Hindu legislator Sanatan Manu. The name Manali is the name of Manu Alai, which means “Manu Monastery.” According to legend, after the Flood, the world flooded the sages in order to restore human life. Manali is located north of the Kulu Valley. This valley is often called the valley of the gods. In the old city of Manali, there is an ancient temple dedicated to the wise Manu.

How to teach Manali

By air

Drive to Kulu Manali Domestic Airport is the closest to Bali Manali Hill and approximately 49 km from Manali. The airport offers regular flights to Indian Airlines and Jagson, which run between Delhi and Shimla. During the rainy season, you can cancel your flight due to bad weather. Chandigarh Airport is the nearest international airport.

By road

The Manali Expressway is well connected to other Indian cities through several national highways. NH-1 connects the city with Delhi and Chandigarh, and NH-21 connects the city with Villaspur, Shundenagar, Mandi and Kulu. The distance from Delhi to Manali is 532 km, and from Chandigarh to Manali – 273 km. HP Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) and HP Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) offer light travel and great travel packages for the city.

By rail

Traveling by train Manali does not have a train station. The railway stations closest to the city are Yogindegar (134 km), Pathankot (324 km), Shimla (275 km), Kalka (311 km) and Chandigarh (274 km). After arriving at the above station, you need to catch a bus to Manali. The best choice is to go to Chandigarh first, because there are regular buses to the city.

Places to Visit in and around Manali

Hadimba Temple

 is located just 2 km away from Manali Hill Station. It was built in 1533 AD to the respect of Hidimbi Devi, who was a character in the Hindu Mythology, Mahabharata.

Manu Temple

 is dedicated to the Rishi Manu. It is situated in the old township of Manali about 3 km away from the chief marketplace in old Manali. Manu sage is believed to the divine creator of the human race by Hindus.

Vashishta Temple

 is located just 3.5 km away from Manali Bus Stand. The temple is named after Vashishta (Brahma’s mind son ) and guru of Shri Ram. It offers you hot water springs.

Van Vihar

 is a mini forestry park situated just 2.2 km away from Manali hub, in front of the Tibet market on Mall road behind the Hadimba temple. Boating in the small pond of the park is most attractive here.


 is a hilly village located about 6 km away from Manali Hill Station. Once it was the capital of Kullu state. Major attractions of the village are an ancient Shiva Temple, a small shrine of Gaurishankar and the Sandhya Devi temple.

Solang Valley

 is on the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, about 14.3 km away from Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass. This Valley is famous for its summer and winter sports like parachuting, paragliding, skating and Zorbing.

Rohtang Pass

 is a lovely tour spot in Himachal Pradesh located just 50 km away from Manaly. It is the highest point on the Manali-Keylong road with a height of 3,978 meters. Dassaur Lake and the source of Beas River, Beas Kund are another attractions close to Rothang Pass.

Club House

 is about 1.6 km away from Manali bus stand, just at the foot of old Manali village. It provides you five star comforts with its courteous staff, indoor and outdoor games, Bar and a well maintained Restaurant.

Maa Sharvari Temple

 is dedicated to goddess Durga. Once, she was conceded as the Kuldevi of Kullu kings. It is situated on the top of above the Shaminallah village, which is about 5.2 Km away from Manali.

Rahala waterfalls

 are located just 15 km away from Manali at the start of the climb to the Rohtang Pass. It is lovely tourist attraction for tourists maintain an altitude of 2,500 meters.


is an interesting tourist spot close to Manali Hill Station. You will find here ae Castle, Roerich House and an Art gallery. Moonlight dinner on the balcony of Hotel Castle restaurant is also another attraction here.

Manali Gompa or Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa was constructed in 1960 ad. This is a very sacred place for Buddhists. This monastery is world famous for a large statue of Buddha and for its wall paintings.

Nehru Kund 

is about 6.1 km away from Manali. It is one of the natural springs of natural water in India and its name came after the late Prime Minister Jawarlal Nehru.

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