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Nestled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness - Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty. From museums to temples, from quaint little hippie villages to bustling upscale streets, river adventures to trekking trails, Manali has every reason to be the tourist magnet it is, all year round.
Clean roads, swaying eucalyptus trees, endearing little eateries, small kitschy local market places, and cafes which serve delicious local food at unbelievable prices, Old Manali is a serene, tranquil place, whose lingering silence is broken only by the twittering of the birds and the sound of the roaring waters of the Kullu river.
Solang Valley is the of the most visited places in Manali, with the drive up to Solang being as picturesque as the valley itself. Not only does Solang Valley offer some breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, but its slopes are also a very popular skiing destination, especially during the winters. In summers, the place turns into a paragliding haven. If you're an adventure enthusiast, Solang Valley has adrenaline-pumping activities such as zorbing and horse-riding available.
With more than 25 lakh visitors every year, Rohtang Pass easily stands out as one of the most popular scenic spots to visit in Manali. Connecting the Lahaul and Kullu valleys, the Rohtang Pass is famous among nature lovers, photographers and adventure seekers alike. Mountain biking or skiing whilst surrounded by the awe-inspiring glaciers and snow-capped peaks on all sides is an exhilarating experience.
Manali is also home to a tiny slice of history, in the form of the Naggar castle. Located among the breathtaking forests in Naggar town, the Naggar Castle is a stunning historical edifice. Once used as the residence of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu, the castle is a fine blend of traditional Himalayan and European architecture. With majestic fireplaces, beautifully built staircases, and meticulous wood and stone works, the Naggar Castle is a must-visit when you're in Manali.
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Thank you for this informative article, These are the many places for a trip in this summer vacations, but Manali is my choice to travel because of many places like Manali Mall Road, Gulaba Marhi, Kothi Gorge, Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass. Last vacations, I went Manali with family and we enjoyed a lot and do so much fun. We book a Tempo Traveller for a journey from the transport agency in Delhi, they provide excellent services and facilities. "Link Hidden"
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Manali, as they call it the honeymoon capital of India, is a beautiful destination in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Be it backpackers, college friends, couples or families, Manali has the right mix for everyone. A 12-hrs bus journey(or self-drive) from New Delhi (the capital city of India) will take you to Manali. You could be spoilt for choices for accommodations-budget hotels, hostels, homestays, luxury resorts. But do remember to book in advance. Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley are the two must-visit attractions in Manali. You can try different activities like paragliding, skiing, ATVs etc at these two places. Also, given that you visit during winters(late Nov-Feb), you certainly experience snowfall.
Awesome place in the lap of the nature. Really a wonderful experience in the snow covered mountain ranges. But expenses are little high. Every where sounds of the bargaining can be heard clearly. This is really an exotic destination
Very beautiful. Snows through most of January and February. Can be visited throughout the year. Snow sports, paragliding and other adventure sports available. Starting point for drives to Spiti valley and Ladakh.
Can be crowded during peak seasons. Slightly difficult to access as it's 8 hours from nearest major airport.
Great for someone looking to experience snow in winters. Perfect for couples, adventure enthusiasts, family holidays. Ideal for people in North India, but Manali sees tourists from all over the country and also for foreigners.