Himachal tourism - Manali a place to visit

This resource contains the overview of India's diversities and brief about Manali. This resource also have information about the famous places to be visit in Manali and also the information how to visit Manali via different means. Information about few HPTDC hotels is also given which are very helpful for booking in Advance.

A Brief about Indian Diversities:

1)India is 5000 old ancient civilization.
2)In India there are 325 languages spoken which further have 1652 dialects.
3)There are 18 official languages spoken in India.
4)There are 29 states and 5 Union territories.
5)Our land area is 3.28 million sq. kilometers.
6)We are having 7,516 kilometers of Coastline.
7)We have 1.3 Billion population.
8)India is Worlds largest democracy
9)India is Worlds 4th largest economy.
10)India is Largest English speaking nation in the world.
11)3rd largest standing army force, over 1.5Million strong.

So with these vast diversities we can not even image how big we are and how much we are rich in natural beauties and locations.

Himachal tourism

Himachal Pradesh is the biggest tourist attractions in India. It has got all the ingredients which can not stop people coming there and enjoy the rich natural collections of snow peaks, green valleys, rivers, mountains, lakes and many more. It is also termed as land of gods. There are many destinations in Himachal Pradesh like Shimla, Manali, Dalhaousie and many more in the list. Shimla is now a days more crowded as it is near to many plain areas like Chandigarh and Delhi. So it is always full of tourists and now turning into concrete jungle too. Out of above mentioned places Manali is best to visit.

Manali overview

Manali is one of the favourite hill stations which a person would love to go at least once to admire the scenic beauty of the place and keep in the heart forever. Manali is also a way to another famous destination Leh. While going on the way river Beas will follow throughout the journey. It has numerous places to visit and one also can enjoy the adventurous sports.

Historical Importance

Long time back Manu found a tiny fish in his bathing water. The fish told Manu to serve her for one day it would be great for him. Manu cared for the fish till the day it grew so huge that he has to release it into the sea. Fish warned Manu of catastrophe that the entire world would be submerged. Manu and seven sages were towed safety by the fish which actually is first avatar of Lord Vishnu. Finally Manu's ark came to a hill side and the place was named Manali after his name.

How to reach by road

Chandigarh to Manali – Chandigarh to Manali is well connected with the road though there is no train route on this way.

Delhi to Manali – Nearest railway station is Chandigarh from Delhi and from Chandigarh bus can be hired. There are direct buses from Delhi to Manali and back.

Bus Schedule:

Boarding Departure time Departing to Fare Bus type

Chandigarh 5.10 Hrs Manali 220.0 Ordinary

Chandigarh 7.40 Hrs Manali 220.0 Ordinary

Chandigarh 11.40 Hrs Manali 220.0 Ordinary

Chandigarh 13.50 Hrs Manali 220.0 Ordinary

Delhi 17:30 Hrs Manali 600.0 Ordinary

Delhi 18:00 Hrs Manali 900.0 AC

How to reach by Air:
There is an airport 50 km away in a place called Bhunter.

Places to visit in Manali

1)Club House: Club house is 2 km away from the main city. It consists of many indoor games facilities like table tennis, badminton, roller skating rink, an auditorium, billiards rooms, a library, a bar and restaurant and adventure park for children.

2)Arjun Gufa: It is 4km away from the town heading towards Naggar. It is a cave above the road where Arjun has meditated.

3) Jagat Sukh: It is about 6 km from the main city towards Naggar where there are many temples of Lord Shiva and Arjun Gufa is also closely located to the place.

4)Hadimba Devi temple: It is the only temple of Devi Hadimba. It has Pagoda shaped roof structure and also the doorway is carved with historical symbols and sketches. It is surrounded by wooden forest of deodar trees. It was built in 1533 A.D.

5)Solang valley: Solang valley is about 12 km from Manali. It is a favourite place for the people who want to learn skiing and paragliding. In summers only paragliding is done here and during winters skiing is the one which dominates.

6)Nehru Kund: It is named after Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru who use to drink water from this kund during his visit to Manali. It is about 5 km from the city.

7)Vashishta Hot water Springs: It is a village on the way to Rohtang pass. It is famous for its hot water springs. Facilities have been added here to take bath also.

8)Kothi: Kothi is near 13 km from Manali. It is favourite destination for Bollywood people for film making.

9)Rohtang pass: Rohtang is 51 km away from Manali and is on way to Leh. It gives a breathtaking view of many snow clouded mountains. It is only open in June to October.
Tourists can take information for visit on these numbers:
Ph: 01902-252175, 253531

10)Manikaran Sahab: Manikaran Sahab is also a holy place which is famous for its hot springs. Here the food prepared for Gurudwara is via these hot springs only.

Places to stay in Manali

1)The Log huts:

Himachal Pradesh tourism development corporation has beautiful destination to stay i.e. Log huts. It gives a great view of mountains and is 2 km from Manali.

Contact details: Tel: (01902) - 253225, 253226
Email - manali@hptdc.in

2)The Kunzum:
It is located in the middle of the town. It has got good facilities for the tourists.

Contact details : Tel: (01902) - 253197, 253198. E-mail: manali@hptdc.in

3) The Beas
Himachal Tourism runs an economy Hotel Beas which is on the bank of river Beas.

Contact details : Tel: (01902) - 252832 E-mail: manali@hptdc.in

Closing remarks

Manali is great place where we can enjoy our holidays. After reading the details above no body can resist visiting the place.

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