Manali Town of Kullu: The Beautiful Hill Station Of India

Manali is a town in the Kullu district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, it is a great tourist destination famous for some great attraction sites – rich green vegetative coverings, flowing streams, a smell of freshness and clear air, get to the countryside of Manali and experience unmatched serenity for a perfect vacation and getaway, it also features fun-filled activities. Kullu Manali is snuggled in between the ranges of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar, located to the north of New Delhi.


How To Reach :

The town of Kullu Manali is accessible by air, train and road.

  • By Air: Flights to Manali land mostly on the Bhuntar airport, located at about a distance of 50 km away from the town. This closest Manali airport links to most of the major cities in the country, although flights are disrupted during monsoon periods. Click Here To Book Cheap Flight Ticket

  • By Train: There are no train services going directly to Manali as there are no railway stations in this hilltop region. However, there are near stations at Kalka, Shimla, Jogindernagar and Pathankot.

  • By Road: This is the most preferred alternative by tourists, there are road networks from surrounding towns like Shimla, Ambala, Chandigarh and Dalhousie to Manali.



Where To Stay :

Some convenient Manali hotels, resorts and homestays in this charming hill station for a comfortable stay are:

  • Hotel Central View: Located a few kilometers away from the Hidimba Devi Temple, this hotel gives a good view of the city. Some of the facilities in this hotel are a restaurant, free wifi, free onsite parking, 24-hour room service and front desk etc.

  • Treebo Trend Woodstock Inn: This homestay promises a luxurious experience and a comfortable stay in the city. It features free wifi, free parking, a restaurant, hospitable room service etc.

  • Lonchen Pa: Some few kilometers from the Hidimba Devi Temple, this hotel features comfortable accommodation with a garden, free wifi, a shared lounge, a mountain view from the balcony of the rooms and free onsite parking facility.

  • Kalista Resort: The Kalista Resort offers you a 4-star hotel experience, it features a garden, a terrace, free wifi, 24-hour front desk and room service, it is also approximately close to most tourist attractions such as the Manu Temple, the Circuit House and the Hidimba Devi Temple.

  • Golden Apple Resort Manali: Situated in Himachal Pradesh, the Golden Apple Resort promises a restaurant, free wifi, free parking, balcony view from the rooms. It also boasts a garden

  • Rock Sea: Within reach of the Hidimba Devi Temple, this hotel offers a restaurant, non-smoking rooms, free wifi, a shared lounge, free parking. It also features a free airport shuttle.

Manali Best Time To Visit :

The climate of Manali is temperate highland. It is usually warm and mild from April to October, it is most visited between May and June, just before the monsoon period which usually comes up between July and August. Winter comes in December and lasts through February, it gets really cold and snowy in this time. The major events in Manali include the Manali Winter Carnival in February and the Dussehra Festival which comes up in October.

Don't forget to add Shimla tour package in your Manali trip. If you are honeymooner then must visit Shimla to enjoy the beauty of snow-covered desert. Manali Special Dish Thupka


Places To Visit :

If you ever get the opportunity to take a trip to Manali, here are some places you should make sure to visit for an amazing experience:

  • Rohtang Pass: This is a stretch connecting Manali to the desert landscapes of Himachal. It is a large snow-covered desert landscape. Rohtang has featured a number of film shoots, it is, in fact, a favourite for most film directors. Do not miss the opportunity to view this amazing landscape for anything in this world.

  • Solang Valley: This valley is between the Beas Kund and Solang villages, it has been a favourite site for tourist and even the locals over the years. Activities like horse riding, paragliding, parachuting are common in this valley. In the winter, the valley is all covered with snow, and fun takes a new turn featuring snow skiing activities. When the snow starts to melt, skiing then gives way to zorbing. Solang valley has something to keep that smile on your face all year round.

  • Hidimba Devi Temple: This temple features a serene environment far from the hassle of the urban part of the city. The temple was named after Hidimba, the wife of Bhima, one of the princes of Pandava from the Indian epic Mahabharata.

  • Beas Kund Trek: For a perfect getaway with family and friends, for a picnic or other recreational purposes. Catch a glimpse of nature at her finest, this site combines a view of the Pir Panjal mountains, Beas Kund river, and the Meadows of Dhundi and Bakarthach.

  • Manu temple: Named after Sage Manu, who was believed to be the creator of the human race. I fact, the name of the town Manali was also derived from Sage’s name, and this is the only temple of Manu in India. This temple is located in the Beas River valley, tranquil and green surroundings are a beautiful feature of this temple, tourists wishing to see some of the Indian deities usually come here in search of spiritual enlightenment and peace. The temple's architecture is the traditional pagoda style.

About Visa :

The Indian government introduced an e-Tourist Visa in 2014, it is open to over 115 countries, you have to apply for the visa in an advance of 4 days at least before arrival. The visa is valid for a single entry and allows you a period of 30 days. It can be obtained twice in a year.


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Mukesh Roy
I really enjoyed this post.
All of the points which you mentioned are really helpful. Like how to reach ,where to stay ,about visa , best time to visit etc etc .
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