Manali, situated at an elevation of 2050 meters at the eastern end of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh. We can say Manali is the “Queen of Snowy Beauty”. Surrounded by pine and deodar trees, Manali is well-endowed with tourist trails, the snow-capped mountains and the waterfalls coming out of the mountains. It is not a beautiful place for outdoor shooting. The shooting of films continues here. Icy games also happen.
Kullu and Manali are two hill stations in the state of Himachal Pradesh that are nestled in the snow-capped ranges of the Himalayas. Both these tourist places top the list of most popular tourist destinations in India. Manali is the best place for young people interested in sking, paragliding and mountaineering. There is also the basis of many trekking routes. The slopes of Solang are counted among the best natural slopes in the world for sking and heli-skiing. There are many scenic spots in Manali.
Manali is known among its tourists for its scenic views, gardens, mountains, and apple orchards. Red and green apples are produced in large quantities in the gardens here. Tourists can visit the Himalayan National Park, Hidimba Temple, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Pandoh Dam, Fifteen Pass, Raghunath Temple and Jagannathi Devi Temple.
It is also known as Jawaharlal Nehru Great Himalayan Park. And this national park is one of the major attractions of Kullu. Along with this, the park spread over 50 square kilometers is a stronghold of many zoos and flora. This national park is particularly known for the protection of extinct birds. With this, you will get to see many beautiful extinct wild animals in this park. Along with this, you can also see a lot of extinct flora in this park.
Located at a height of 3890 meters 53 km from Manali, this pass is considered to be the gateway to the remote Lahaul Spiti road in Himachal Pradesh. It is open only four months of the year. Even in summer, snow-capped mountains can be seen here. Yak and horses are available to see this 2 km long snow-covered pass. Special snow boots and coats are rented to come here. The pass remains closed from November to June 15 due to snowfall. The Beas river originates from the Vyas Kund located here.
This temple was built in 1553 by Kullu Maharaja Bahadur Singh, situated in the dense forests of Deodaru. Hidimba is considered the Kuldevi of Kullu. This is the same Hidimba with whom Bhima married Gandharva during the period of unknown life. Hidimba’s son Ghatotkacha had rescued Kaurava’s sixes in the Mahabharata war. She was a demon, so Kunti was not ready to keep her daughter-in-law at home. He also said that when Hidimba has a son, he and Bhima will be different. This temple was built at the place where Bhima met Hidimba.
Located about 13 km from Manali, this beautiful valley adventure is very famous for sports and skiing. The Solang Valley lies between the Beas River and the Solang Village. It offers a beautiful view of the snow-capped mountains and glaciers. In summer, one can enjoy paragliding, zorbing (cycle), mountain biking (mountain biking) and horse riding. One can also enjoy skiing, snowboarding and sledding during the winter season, especially between January and March. Skiing festival is organized here in winter. Under the Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sport conducts intermediate courses of skiing. For those who want a little adventure, here are several trekking routes.
The typical temple is present in Vashisht village, which is located 6 kilometers from Manali. This temple, built on the banks of the river Kahavi, is more than 4000 years old. There is also a pool of hot water from which sulfur water comes out, and it is believed that bathing in this water removes all skin problems. And with this, separate space for bathing has been provided by the state government for women and men. There is also a Rama temple in nearby India which is dedicated to Lord Shri Ram.
Although you can visit Kullu Manali at any time of the year, but not all the tourist places here can be visited throughout the year, so you can make your planning according to the place you want to see.
December to March
Snowfall starts in Kullu Manali after 15 December. If you want to enjoy it, you can come here from December to March. During this time you can go skiing here, see the Hidimba temple, snow taking on Bhrigu Lake and Beas Kund.
April to june
Being a hill station, a large number of tourists come here during these three months. Since these months heat up in other parts of India and school holidays also occur. That’s why people come to visit Kullu Manali with family. Rohtang Darda opens in the second week of May which you can see. Apart from this, one can see the grandeur of Solang Valley, rafting in Beas river, paragliding and trekking on highways like Hampta and Tibba Pass.
July to November
During the monsoon season, the Kullu Valley is clouded and the Beas River is at its peak. The entire valley looked wrapped under black and white clouds floating in the sky. There is strong lightning in the sky. It also rains a lot in these months. If you want to see the greenery of Kullu Manali then these months can come. However, tourists are less in these months so it is considered off season in Manali.