- the "Queen of hill stations", in Indian Himalayas is full of
amazing sights, blessed with all the natural bounties, surrounded
by towering peaks, trekking and hiking trails, is a popular
honeymoon destination and known for its immense natural beauty
all over the world.
Manali is a beautiful little town in Kullu valley, which
attracts a large number of tourists every year. Adventure Tours
of India offers adventure tour packages to this hill station in
Himachal Pradesh. Manali is at a height of 1,926 meters and is
at a distance of 40 kms from Kullu. It offers many adventure
sports, such as hiking, skiing and trekking and is a perfect
holiday destination for those who seek adventure. Take a tour to
this exciting adventure destination and enjoy an unforgettable
holiday experience with Adventure Tours of India
Hadimba or Dhungiri temple in Manali is one of the most
important temples in the region. This four-story wooden
is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van
Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa:
This Gompa dominates the Tibetan area around the bottom of
the Mall in Manali. The Tibetan refugees built the Gompa in the
late 1960's. The Gompa is covered with brightly coloured
frescoes and a mid size Buddhist statute. It also carries a list
of the martyrs killed in occupation of Tibet of 1987 to 1989.
The old Manali area is located some 3-km from the present
day Manali. The old Manali is covered with guesthouses, which
look ancient now, and orchards where the livestock move at will.
Temple of Manu:
Slippery stones paths lead through the old village houses up
to the temple of Manu. Manali is named after the sage Manu who
meditated when he came in this area.
Rohtang Pass is the highest point, 4,112m, on the Manali-Keylong
road, 51-km from Manali town. It provides a wide panoramic view
of mountains rising far above clouds, which is a sight truly
Tibetans have a base in Manali too. There is a large modern
Tibetan temple to the South of the bus stand and also a small
On the left bank of the Beas, 5-km from Manali near the
village of Prini, is the 'Arjun Gufa' or the cave of Arjuna. In
here Arjuna practiced austerities to get Pashupata Ashtra or
weapon from Lord Indra.
HOW TO GET
Air: The airport at Bhuntar is 10-km from Kullu, where
taxis and buses are available.
Rail: The closest narrow gauge railhead is at
Jogindernagar, 95-km from Kullu.
Road: By road, the distance from Delhi via Mandi is
530-km and from Shimla this is 240-km. From Delhi and Shimla,
luxury buses ply to Kullu. There's a bus and taxi stand on the
opposite side of maidan. The main bus stand is by river in the
northern area of the town.
In winter, the temperature gets quite low when heavy woollens
are required. It is pleasant in summer and cottons are