Manali encapsulated between the Dhauladhar Ranges and Pir Panjal Ranges is one of the major destinations of Himachal Pradesh. This honeymoon –adventure destination is famous for valleys carpeted with wild flowers, green meadows, high- altitude forest, blue sparkling streams, small Himalayan mountain villages, little ancient temples, and much more. The mountainous landscape of Manali gives rise to numerous adventure activities like trekking, hiking, camping, paragliding, skiing, jeep safari, zorbing, river rafting, and others.
The traditional town of Manali is famous for cultural beauties too. The region is dotted with structures built in Himalayan style using stone. The scenic land has a thick history related to Manu and his ark. The name Manali comes from Manu. After a gigantic flood that destroyed the world, Manu, a great Sanatan sage reached Manali in his ark. British too played an important role in carving Manali that we know today.
Do you know that apples were introduced to Manali during colonial times? Today, apple, pear, and plum orchards are the main incomes sources. British used Manali to escape for the tropical summers of India. However, the real steep up in the tourism sector started in 1980s. Once a quiet hidden beauty of Himalayas, Manali turned into a famous honeymoon and adventure destination.
Manali’s Himalayan culture and its diversity in religious backgrounds give rise to numerous colorful celebrations. Top festivals gaining more importance from the tourists are winter carnival, Doongri Forest Festival, Lohri, Dussehra, Hadimba Devi Temple Fair, Losar Festival, and others. On the other hand, Manali is also famous for nightlife with traditional bars, pubs, late night cafes, and discotheques. Since vegetation is lush in this region, their cuisine is both abundant and diverse.
Top places to visit in Manali are Solang Valley and its village, Rohtang Pass, Beas Kund Trek, Hadimba Temple, Vashisht Baths, Chandratal Baralacha, Great Himalayan national park, Manikaran, Hampta pass trek, and others. If you love adventure activities with snow, December to February is the best time.
If you are looking for a colorful outdoor time, October to June is the best time. Apart from choosing the right month, your vacation also can vary based on the type of destinations you choose to cover and the activities you prefer. Travelogy India has come up with customized Manali Tour Packages for both long-term and short-term vacationers that would suit your requirements.