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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.
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Manali-kullu District
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 | Geography

Manali 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 | Kullu

Manali 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 | Population

Manali 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 |Temperature

Temperature 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 Places

There 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 Places

Hidimba Devi Mandir
Manu maharishi Temple
Vashishts Spring and Temple
Arjun Gufa
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
Air Transport
Nearest Airport : Bhuntar Airport (50km)
Bhuntar Airport is located on NH -21 and at a distance of 50 km from Manali.
Railway Transport
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
Palampur is a beautiful hill station and one of best tourist places in Himachal Pradesh. Palampur is located in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Palampur is a Municipal council in Kangra valley , surrounded by gardens of tea, forest and also Dhauladhar ranges.
Palampur is also known as 'Tea capital of North India'. Palampur is known for many famous personalities.
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Snow covered Dhauladhar ranges from Palampur

History of Palampur, Kangra

Palampur derived from name 'Palum' which means water, combination of water,tea gardens, rice paddies and mountains. Palampur is one of the beautiful and best tourist place in Himachal Pradesh and North India.
Palampur was earlier part of Jalandhar kingdom.
In 1849 Dr. Jameson, Superintendent of Botanical Gardens, introduced tea bush from Almora. In 18th century it was made as tehsil with success of tea gardens. With increase of success of Tea gardens and business , several schools hotels, buildings and other construction work started in Palampur, Kangra.
Before independence first prime minister of India , visited palampur that's why Nehru chawk was built here to remember that event.
After independence military station, PWD office, CSIR , housing board etc were constructed.

Demography of Palampur, Kangra

Palampur is one of the biggest city in Himachal Pradesh, and has population around 3500. Sex Ratio in Palampur city is around 953 female out of 1000 male.
- Literacy rate : around 91 %
- No. of houses : 853
Most of Population in city is of Hindu community , out of total population around 93 ℅ of Population is of Hindus.

Geography of Palampur

Palampur is a hill station located at a height of around 1500 Meters above sea level. Palampur is located in northern India , in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.  Snow covered ranges of Dhauladhar can be seen from palampur city. Palampur is around 30 km from Dharamshala.

Weather of Palampur city

Temperature in Palampur varies with seasons. In winter temperature drops around -4° Celsius , whereas in summers temperature is around 30° to 34° Celsius.
- Average Temperature in Summer : 33° Celsius
- Average Temperature in winters: -3° Celsius

Popular personalities from Palampur

  • Captain Vikram Batra - Army man
  • Shanta Kumar - Politician
  • Ch. Sarvan Kumar - Politician
  • Praveen Sharma - Politician
  • Shiv Kumar - Politician
  • Kunj Behari Lal Butail - Politician
  • Behari Lal Butail - Politician

Market in Palampur| Kangra

There is very famous market in Palampur and are several shopping complex and brands showrooms etc.
Old cooperative such as Bhuttico, is known for woolen dresses.
There are several shops for grocery, vegetables, fruits , stationery, electrical appliances etc.
There are malls like 3D plaza and Grand Plaza shopping malls in Palampur.

Temples in Palampur

* Devi latti Lakhni
* Birni Mata temple
* Vindhyavasini temple
* Bandla devi temple
* Mata Ashapuri Mandir
* Shiva temple baijnath

Tourist places in Palampur

  1. Neugal Cafe
  2. Country's 1st bamboo museum in IHBT
  3. Bir & billing
  4. Sobha Singh Art Gallary
  5. Saurabh Van Vihar
  6. Chamunda Devi temple
  7. Baijnath temple
  8. Neugal khad
  9. Bundla stream and Bundla tea estate

How to reach Palampur ?

Palampur , a beautiful hill station for tourism can be visited by road, railway and air transport.
  • Road Transport 
Palampur is connected with all big cities by road Transportation. Bus , taxi services are available to visit this beautiful destination.
* Distance of Palampur from Delhi : 530 km
* Distance of Palampur from Chandigarh : 253 km
* Distance of Palampur from Shimal : 258 km
  • Railway Transport
Palampur is connected with railway line also. Palampur is connected with Pathankot by rail network.
* Distance of Palampur railway station from bus stand : 4 km
* Distance of Pathankot railway from Palampur - 143 km
  • Air transport
Nearest Airport : Gaggal Airport (41 km )
Chail  is one of the most famous tourist place in Himachal. Chail is exotic place of Himachal Pradesh. Chail is famous for Chail palace, kali ka tiba, Cricket Ground and many more. This place attracts visitors every year with its beauty. Chail is a small village near Shimla with  surrounded lush forest and views of the snow-covered Himalayas.

History

Highest cricket ground Chail
Highest Cricket Ground Chail Himachal Pradesh
In year 1891 during time of Britishers in India,Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala suffers anger of Lord Kitchener which led to restriction of his entry in Shimla (Indian summer capital at that time). So he built place named Chail for himself.
Maharaja Bhupinder Singh donated his most of buildings to Military school(chail) and GOI(govt of India).

Geography

Chail is located in District Solan at an altitude of 2,250 m which is around 7,300 ft. Chail is Located almost at same distance from Solan District and well as shimla district. Chail is located in between boundary of Rajgarh, Pandava and Siddh Tibba hills. The place is surrounded by forest of deodars and chir. Shimla, kasauli and solan can be seen at night time from here.

Weather and Climate Of Chail

Temperature of Chail during summers is around 15°C to 20°C.Which can go maximum upto 25°C during mostly in March to July. This time is best to visit this exotic place of Himachal Pradesh.
Monsoon season in Chail continues June and ends in September and the rain is average during this time.
Minimum temperature during December to February is around -1 or -3 degree Celsius.

Tourist attractions/ Places in Chail

  • Maharaja's Palace in Chail
This palace was built in 1891 by maharaja Bhupinder Singh.This palace is known for its architecture.
This palace was built with huts and cottages, lawns, children park etc.
  • Sidh baba temple(Sidh baba ka mandir)
Maharaja starts building his palace from this place and It is said there that sidh which is a saintly person appeared in his dreams and asked to build a temple.
  • Cricket Ground
This is the highest cricket ground in the world and is at around 2,445 m.It is used by military school chail. This ground was built in year 1893.This is used as polo ground also during vacations time of military academy.
  • Wildlife Sanctury
Wildlife sanctury located at sadhupul chail, covers near about 11000 hectares area.hail sanctuary has ghoral, kakkar, sambhar,red jungle fowl, khalij and cheer etc.
  • Sadhupul
This is also a perfect destination, and famous among students and used as a picnic spot.This is located in between kandaghat and chail village and bridge on the Ashwani stream.
  • Chail Military School
Chail Military School is one of the five Military Schools in India. Around 300 cadets from all over India are groomed to be the future leaders of country.This building was donated by Maharaja to govt of India.
  • Kali ka tibba and lovers point are also center of attraction in Chail.
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Kali ka Tibba Chail Himachal Pradesh
How to reach Chail?

  • Air

Nearest Airport : Shimla and Chandigarh.

  • Road
Chail is connected by road and is at distance of around 42 km from shimla and 60 km from kandaghat
  • Railway
Nearest Railway station- Shimla and Kandaghat

Adventure Activities

Bamboo Bridge Adventure Activities
Rock Rappelling
Burma Bridge
Tyre Bridge
Commando