Manali Hill Station

Manali is a beautiful hill station in Kullu District in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It has an average altitude of 6,427 feets above mean sea level. Manali is located on the bank of Beas River about 39 km away from Kullu City hub and 268 km away from Shimla. According to the census of 2011 approximately 8,096 people reside here. Being a hill station of higher elevation it be snow covered in winter and its green meadows and deodar forests attract a number of trekkers, skiers, and rafters throughout the year. Manali is also very favorite place for honeymoon couples.

The average temperature ranges of Manali during summer from the month of April to July is between 13 °C and 21°C and between -6°C and 9°C in the winter from the month November to February. Manali is a place where you can perform lots of activities like water rafting, trekking, and mountaineering, at Beas Kund, Chandrakhani Pass, Lahaul, Spiti, Bara Bhangal and Zanskar ranges. You can also able to find out several picturesque sight-seeing spots from there.

Manali Hill Station, Himachal Prades

(Manali Hill Station, Himachal Prades)

Places to Visit in and around Manali

Hadimba Temple is located just 2 km away from Manali Hill Station. It was built in 1533 AD to the respect of Hidimbi Devi, who was a character in the Hindu Mythology, Mahabharata.

Manu Temple is dedicated to the Rishi Manu. It is situated in the old township of Manali about 3 km away from the chief marketplace in old Manali. Manu sage is believed to the divine creator of the human race by Hindus.

Vashishta Temple is located just 3.5 km away from Manali Bus Stand. The temple is named after Vashishta (Brahma’s mind son ) and guru of Shri Ram. It offers you hot water springs.

Van Vihar is a mini forestry park situated just 2.2 km away from Manali hub, in front of the Tibet market on Mall road behind the Hadimba temple. Boating in the small pond of the park is most attractive here.

Jagatsukh is a hilly village located about 6 km away from Manali Hill Station. Once it was the capital of Kullu state. Major attractions of the village are an ancient Shiva Temple, a small shrine of Gaurishankar and the Sandhya Devi temple.

Solang Valley is on the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, about 14.3 km away from Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass. This Valley is famous for its summer and winter sports like parachuting, paragliding, skating and Zorbing.

Rohtang Pass is a lovely tour spot in Himachal Pradesh located just 50 km away from Manaly. It is the highest point on the Manali-Keylong road with a height of 3,978 meters. Dassaur Lake and the source of Beas River, Beas Kund are another attractions close to Rothang Pass.

Club House is about 1.6 km away from Manali bus stand, just at the foot of old Manali village. It provides you five star comforts with its courteous staff, indoor and outdoor games, Bar and a well maintained Restaurant.

Maa Sharvari Temple is dedicated to goddess Durga. Once, she was conceded as the Kuldevi of Kullu kings. It is situated on the top of above the Shaminallah village, which is about 5.2 Km away from Manali.

Rahala waterfalls are located just 15 km away from Manali at the start of the climb to the Rohtang Pass. It is lovely tourist attraction for tourists maintain an altitude of 2,500 meters.

Naggar is an interesting tourist spot close to Manali Hill Station. You will find here ae Castle, Roerich House and an Art gallery. Moonlight dinner on the balcony of Hotel Castle restaurant is also another attraction here.

Manali Gompa or Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa was constructed in 1960 ad. This is a very sacred place for Buddhists. This monastery is world famous for a large statue of Buddha and for its wall paintings.

Nehru Kund is about 6.1 km away from Manali. It is one of the natural springs of natural water in India and its name came after the late Prime Minister Jawarlal Nehru.

Some other tour spots in and around Manali Hill Station are Old Manali, Gauri Shankar Temple, Kalath Hot Water Springs, Jogini Falls, Rozy Falls, Krishna Temple, Zana Falls, Enfield point, Arjun Gufa, Kothi, Rahala water falls, Buddhist monasteries.

How to reach at Manali

Travel by Airways
Kullu-Manali Domestic Airport is the nearest to Manali hill station located at Bhuntar about 49 km away from Manali. Regular flights of Indian Airlines and Jagson are available here which operate flights between Delhi and Shimla to this airport. During monsoons, flights may get cancelled due to bad weather conditions. Chandigarh airport is the nearest international airport.

Travel by Roadways
Manali is well connected to other metro cities of India by several national highways. NH-1 connects the city to Delhi and Chandigarh, NH-21 connects the city to Bilaspur, Sundernagar, Mandi and Kullu towns. The road distance from Delhi to Manali is 532 km and from Chandigarh to Manali is 273 km. HP Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) and HP Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) provides comfortable journey and good tour packages to this city.

Travel by Railways
There have no railway stations in Manali. The nearer railway stations to the city are situated at Jogindernagar (134 km), Pathankot (324 km), Shimla (275 km), Kalka (311 km) and Chandigarh (274 km). After reaching to the above mentioned stations you have to travel with a bus to reach Manali. Best option is to reach Chandigarh first, as regular bus services from the city are available.

Hotels in Manali Hill Stationt

Hotel Renuka
The Mall Road, Manali, HP
Phone: 01902-253294
Hotel Chandramukhi
N.H. 21, Rangri, Manali, HP
Phone: 01902-253279
Hotel Victoria Palace
N.H.21, Manali, H.P.
Phone: 01902-252646
Snow Valley Resorts
Log Hut Area, Manali, HP
Phone: 01902- 253228
Hotel Kalinga Intercontinental
National Highway, Rangiri, Manali
Phone: 01902-253250
Hotel Yak
The Mall road, Manali, HP
Phone: 01902-251473
Nagesh Hotel
Main National Highway Road, Manali
Phone: 01902- 253299
Hotel Snow Princess
National Highway, Manali
Phone: 01902-252601
Hotel Preet
Kullu Manali National Highway, Manali
Phone: 01902253744
Mahadeb Resorts Private Ltd.
N.H.21, Manali, H.P.
Phone: 01902253150
Hotel Samrat
The Mall Road, Manali, HP
Phone: 01902-250556
Hotel Adarsh
The Mall road, Manali, HP
Phone: 01902-252493
Hotel New Shibalik
The Mall,Manali, H.P.
Phone: 01902-254239
Hotel Cedar
The Mall road, Mnalai, HP
Phone: 01902-252124

General Info of Manali Hill Station

Country India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Kullu
Altitude 6,427 ft (Average)
STD Code 01902
Isd Code +91
Temp. Summer 18°C (Average)
Temp. Winter -5°C to 7°C
Best Seasons to Visit Any time in the year accept monsoon
Languages Hindi
Population 8,096 (according to census of 2011)
Clothing Light woolen in summer and heavy woolen in winter
Main Religion Hinduism (95%)
Currency Indian Rupee (Indian rupee)