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Manali - Quick Facts

Area: 5.12 sq. Km.
Population: 8096
Altitude: 1926 m above sea level
Clothing: Summer- Cotton, Winter- Heavy woollen
Season: October to March
Rainfall: 1520 mm average
Languages: Hindi, Pahari & English

40 kms. Away from Kullu to the north, Manali is situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. The landscape here is breath taking. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas River with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. It is an excellent place for a holiday, a favorite resort for trekkers to Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur, Leh and Zanskar regions in Kashmir valley. It is known as the SWITZERLAND OF INDIA.

By Air
The nearest airport Bhuntar (50 kms) is connected by Jagson Airlines with Delhi.

By Rail

The nearest most convenient railhead is Chandigarh (397 kms).The other nearest narrow gauge railheads are Jogindarnagar (166 kms) with a change a Pathankot and Shimla (260 kms) with a change at Kalka.

By Road
Manali is on the NH No. 21. Motorarable roads and regular bus services connects Manali to Delhi 570 kms, Palampur 204 kms, Dalhousie 374 kms.

Hadimba Temple

Manali has many attractions but the chief centre of interest, historically and archeologically, is undoubtedly the DHOONGRI TEMPLE dedicated to goddess Hidimba, the Bhim of Mahabharata fame. It has four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and the doorway is carved with legendary figures and symbols. This temple located amidst wooden forest of deodar is about 2.5 kms. From the tourist office. It is a pleasant experience to stroll in the temple complex which was built in 1533 A.D. A large festival is held here in May.

Tibetan Monasteries

There are 3 newly constructed colorful monasteries, where visitors can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicrafts. Two are located in the town and one at Aleo on the left bank of Beas River.

Mountaineering Institute

Located 3 kms. On the left bank of river Beas towards Kulu. This Institute organises basic & advance training courses, in trekking, mountaineering, and skiing and water sports. Skiing and trekking equipments can be hired from here by booking in advance. Tourists can visit an interesting showroom here.

Vashist Hot water Springs and Temple (3 Km.)

Vashist, a small village located on the left bank of river Beas towards Rohtang pass is worth a visit. It is renowned for its hot springs and temples. Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni. There is another Temple of Lord Ram here. Natural hot sulphur springs with two separate bathing tanks for gents and ladies are always full of tourists. Turkish style showers fitted baths have also been built nearby. Hot water from the nearby spring is provided for bathing.

Solang Valley

13 kms. Is a splendid valley between Solang village and Beas Kund? Solang valley offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks. It has fine ski slopes. The Mountaineering Institute has installed a ski lift for training purpose. The winter skiing festival is organised here. Training in skiing is imparted at this place.


Situated on the road to Rohtang pass, a picturesque spot, Kothi is 12kms. From Manali. Large number of films (movies) has been picturised at this place and is the ideal resting resorts of poets, writers and the lovers of peaceful environs.

Rahala Water Falls

16 kms. On way to Rohtang pass. If one goes to Marhi on foot from Kothi from the old road, the sight of the falls is fascinating. It is a good picnic spot as well.

Rohtang Pass (3979 m)

Rohtang pass is 51kms from Manali on highway to Keylong/Leh. It offers a panorama and spectacular Mountain View. The pass is open from June to October each year although trekkers can cross it earlier. It is a gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley just as Zojila pass is a gatway to Ladakh. There is a beautiful sight of glaciers, peaks and Chandra River flows down in the Lahaul valley. Slightly to the left are the twin peaks of the Geypan. During summer (mid June to October) regular buses ply between Manali-Keylong/Darcha, Udaipur, Spiti and Leh.

Visiting Season

March to June for relaxation and visiting the places of sight seeing and enjoy short and long excursions as well as climbing and river rafting. In winter (from December to February) snow-skiing and heli-skiing is best.

Shawls, Local tweeds, Caps, rugs, footwear, fresh fruits, natural oil (olive and almond), woolen jackets and bamboo products.

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