40 kms. away from Kulu 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 peaksthe Beas river with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine treestiny fields and fruit orchards. It is an excellent place for a holidaya favorite resort for trekkers to LahaulSpitiKinnaurLeh and Zanskar regions in Kashmir valley. It is known as the SWITZERLAND OF INDIA.
Manali is Situated at the northen end of the Kullu Valley Manali has spectacular views of snowcapped peaks and wooded slopes. The Beas rushes along its rocky course amid grassy meadows carpeted with wild flowers and wagtails hop along from stone to stone along the streams edge. There are marvellous walks toothrough dappled orchards and fairy-tale forests of deodar.
The Manali market is crowded with myriads of interesting shops selling Tibetan carpets and crafts and the appetizing aroma of steaming noodles hangs about the little restaurants. Manali with its Mountaineering Institute is a popular base for trekking and mountaineering in summer and skiing in winter. Interesting routes into the surrounding valleysover the high passes are provided with tourist huts and rest houses for trekking enthusiasts.
HOW TO GO
MANALI BY AIR
The nearest airport for Manali is Bhuntar 50 km from Manali
Offical websites of Airlines Fly to Kullu
MANALI BY ROAD
The distance from:
Delhi to Manali is 585 km & Journey duration is 14 Hrs.
Chandigarh to Manali is 350 Kms & Journey duration is 10 Hrs.
Ambala to Manali is 380 Kms& Journey duration is 11 Hrs.
Shimla to Manali is 270 km & Journey duration is 8 Hrs.
Posted By : sima Karmarkar