Manali is a beautiful valley located in Incredible adorable state Himachal Pradesh, India. Manali, Kullu district is located at a height of around 2000 meters in Beas river valley. Manali valley is like a magnet which keeps attracting tourists here every year. Tourist places to visit in Manali, temple in Manali and Nature is always centre of attraction for tourists from all over the world. Manali is located in July district of Himachal Pradesh and at a distance of around 269 km from state capital shimla.
Manali is famous for for adventures activity like trekking, climbing, mountain biking, rafting skiing and paragliding. Manali is trade route for Laddakh and gateway for Lahaul and spiti district as well as Leh and also for Rohtang Pass But Manali valley is known for its natural beauty and tourist places. Manali have a different places spiritually as several Hindu gods and goddesses temples are located here.
Location of Manali Valley | GeographyManali valley is located at an elevation of around 6500 feet from sea level. Manali is situated at the northern end of Kullu district and is around 42 km from Kullu town.
History of Manali Valley | KulluManali town is named on a lawgiver Hindu named Manu. Manali is derived from word Manu-Alaya which means Adobe of Manu. According to ancient stories and legends says that Manu stepped this place and created human life again after flood. Manali is in Kullu district and known as 'Valley of Gods'.
Apple, plum , pears etc were Main source of income before Tourism in Manali Valley. Britishers introduced Apple trees in Manali Valley. There were no Apple trees in Manali Valley.
Before people know about tourist places in Manali Valley, this was one of most visited and best destination for first PM of India Jawahar Lal Nehru.
During disturbance in Kashmir , tourism in Manali Valley is on its top. This was also seen during 1980. In peak season most of the Hotels, cafe and resorts are full.
Demography of Manali valley | PopulationManali valley is small town with a population of around 8000 according to census 2011. Manali have around 65% of males and 35% of females. Literacy rate of Manali is around 74 %.
Around 10 Percent of the population is less than of six years. Tourism is main occupation of people of Manali , Himachal Pradesh.
Climate of Manali valley |TemperatureTemperature in Manali Valley is almost similar to Temperature inmost of the hill towns. Temperature ranges between 3°C to 27°C.
In Winters climate is cold in Manali whereas in summers Temperature is moderate in valley.
Manali Valley experience snowfall during December to March , during month of January snowfall is maximum.
Manali is one of the top skiing destination in India.
Places to Visit in Manali | Tourist PlacesThere are several tourist places in Manali Valley . Manali is known for Adventures activities like Skiing, trekking, bike riding, maintaining etc, which attracts tourist every year. Beauty of Manali can be known from this , that several film had been shoot in this town. Manali Valley is one of the best destination for stars like Sachin Tendulkar , Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Salman Khan etc.
Some of the must visit tourist destination in Manali are given here.
* Hidimba Devi temple
* Nature Park, Manali
* Museum of Himachal culture and Folk art
* Himalayan Nyinmaapa Buddhist Temple
* Manu maharishi Mandir
* Von Nagari Monastery
* Van Vihar Park
* Sacred Tree
* HPTDC Club House
Temples in Manali | Spiritual PlacesHidimba Devi Mandir
Manu maharishi Temple
Vashishts Spring and Temple
Temple at JagatSukh.
Interesting facts about Manali District
- Manali is ancient trade route for Laddakh and Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan.
- Manali is gateway route for Leh and Lahaul and Spiti.
- Minimum temperature in Manali Valley is around -14°C.
- Salman shoot his last movie 'TubeLight' here in Manali.
- Manali is top skiing destination in India.
How to reach Manali Valley?Road Transport :
Manali is attached via road with Delhi in NH-1 , Chandigarh in NH-22 and Mandi, bilaspur and Kullu on NH-21.
- Distance of Manali from Chandigarh : 309 km
- Distance of Manali from Delhi : 571 km
- Distance of Manali from Shimla : 269 km
Nearest Airport : Bhuntar Airport (50km)
Bhuntar Airport is located on NH -21 and at a distance of 50 km from Manali.
Nearest Railway station : Una (250 km)
- Distance of Manali from kiratpur sahib railway station : 267 km
- Distance of Manali from kalka railway station : 277 km
- Distance of Manali from Chandigarh railway station : 309 km