Adorned with snow-laden mountains that take your breath away by their utmost grandeur and eternal beauty, there is no doubt why Manali is called the ‘Queen of Hills’. Named after a mythological legend ‘Manu’ who survived in a deadly flood in which not even a single human being survived, Manali is believed to be the place where he started life all over again. Manali is situated at a height of 2050 meters above the sea level and is illuminated by the presence of the River Beas. Sitting in the balcony with a cup of hot cocoa one can view the snow capped mountains which are given a golden colour by the rising sun. It seems as if a golden bride is shying away by the touch of the sunlight. The scenery is incredible and that is the reason Manali is one of the top Honeymoon destinations of India. The way to reach Manali is as exhilarating as the destination itself.
The river Beas accompanies you all through the journey in Himachal Pradesh. It seems that the river is showing you the way to a place you can cherish the recollections of this unforgettable expedition. The apple orchards give you a unique glimpse into the source of this mighty fruit. There is immense delight in plucking the apples from the trees and eating them on the spot. There are several adventure sports which Manali has to offer and therefore Manali is also preferred by the adventurous travelers who travel long distances in search of some thrill and exploration.
Why Visit Manali
The Himalayas display their utmost might and grandeur at this magnificent hill station. There is no dearth of small waterfalls and snow capped peaks which make your journey unforgettable. The weather is awesome all year round and that is why this place forms the summer retreat for people who need an escape from the scorching summers of India.
Flora and Fauna
The Manali Sanctuary and the countless apple orchards create a lustrous harmony of flora and fauna and make the trip a memorable one. In the month of July- August, the orchards are apple laden and the view is awesome with the red apples and green trees.
The River Beas quietly flows in Manali but it is a significant feature of Manali Tourism. The river adds to the natural splendor of this place and provides for amazing picnic spots. Many restaurants have created seating adjoining the river and the tourist can have the privilege of sitting in the middle of the shallow waters. This is something which mesmerizes you and makes you come back time and again.
A giant leap from the mountains in a paraglide will make an unforgettable impression on the mind. This is one of the things Manali is famous for. But this is not all there are other mind-blowing adventure sports like trekking, skiing and river rafting.
The monasteries of Manali and temples like the Hidimba temple accompanied by the natural charisma of Manali make an awesome place for religious exploration.
Places Around Manali
Rohtang Pass is situated at around 3980 meters above the sea level and is round 51 kilometers away from Manali. An adventurous location for various activities like trekking and skiing, Rohtang pass is the most astonishing stopover when you visit Manali. The view of the Himalayas from this mountain pass is just overwhelming and the weather is chilly which adds to the ecstasy.
A hub of activities like paragliding, horse-riding and bungee jumping, Solang valley is another jewel in the natural treasure of Manali. The rope trolley which is the latest addition to this place is one of the most astounding and thrilling experience of a trip to Manali.
Rahala Water Falls
Frolicking water tumbling down in a hush and creating an enchanting view, this is the glory of Rahala Waterfalls which lie enroute to Rohtang pass from Manali. About 16 kilometres away from Manali, this spot is an excellent picnic location.
The club house is situated just about 1.5 kilometers away from the bus stand. This clubhouse is a joint for many activities and interests. There are games like billiards and carom board. There is also a conference room, a card room and a well equipped bar. The clubhouse is an excellent meeting place and an amazing option to spend time.
The sanctuary is located at a distance of about 2 kilometers from Manali. The major attraction of this sanctuary is the wide variety of trees as well as animals and birds. There is abundance of trees like Deodar, Maple, Kail, Walnut and Horse Chestnut etc. There is an equally extensive diversity of animals that find abode in this sanctuary and some of them are very rare like the Musk deer, Leopard, Monal and Brown bear and Snow leopard.
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