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Thursday, July 23, 2015


Written by Ritesh Gupta

Himachal Pradesh : A Paradise of North India 

Himachal Pradesh is most valuable state of India nation, it is the eighteen state of India which has made in 25-June-1971. Its capital of “Shimla” is the well know beautiful Hill Station on India. Total Area of state is 55,673 SQM. The Mountain kingdom of the Gods. Himachal Pradesh has been referred to as “Dev Bhoomi” (देव भूमि) , The land of the Gods in ancient Scriptures. It is blessed by grant natural beauty, spiritual calm, lush green valleys, lofty snow-clad peaks and rivers roaring thought gorges of flowing gracefully in the valley and dense forest of Deodar, Pine and oak.

Manali to Rohtang - NH 21

Himachal Pradesh rise from the plains to high Himalayas and beyond, moving across   mountain range north to Lahul and Spiti Valley. The three main river valley in the state Kullu, Kangra and Chamba have their magical allure. Nestling in the Kullu Valley is Manali and there is Dharmshala in the Kangra Valley, Which was chosen by his Holiness Dalai Lama as his home. In the Chama Valley is Dalhausi – a quaint charming hill station. And finally, There is Lahul, in a world of its own. Very Buddhist, Very snowbound.

Manali : (मनाली) Popular Hill Station of Himachal Pradesh

The Kullu Valley has an ancient town in its lap called Manali, Surrounded by towering peaks at an arm length, Manali’s major asset is its proximity to the snowline. It is flourishing orchard industry, a popular honeymoon destination and trail head for numerous treks as well as a great countryside ideal for adventure sport lovers.

Manali literally means the “Home of Manu”. Manu is the mythological who is supposed to have survived when the world was drowned in flood. He then come to Manali and recreated human life. Thus, The area of Manali is sacred and Hindus treat the Temple over here as pilgrimage. If any one want to spend some time in the lap of nature then go to Manali. Manali town is Located the left bank of the Beas river.

पर्वतीय नगर मनाली दुनिया की सबसे बड़ी पर्वतमाला हिमालय की गोद में बसा एक बेहद ही रमणीय और लोकप्रिय पर्वतीय स्थल (Hill Station) हैं , जो भारत के उत्तर दिशा मे हिमाचल प्रदेश प्रान्त में कुल्लू जिले के अंतर्गत आता हैं । समुंद्र तल से मनाली की ऊंचाई लगभग 1950 मीटर (6397 फीट) हैं । प्रकृति ने मनाली को अनुपम प्राकृतिक सौंदर्य अपने खुले हाथो लुटाया हैं, सदियों से कुल्लू घाटी में व्यास नदी के किनारे बसा यह खूबसूरत शहर अपनी सुन्दर, हरीभरी घाटियाँ, मधुर संगीत के सुर में गिरते पानी के झरने, ऊँचे-ऊँचे और बर्फ से ढकी पहाड़िया, कल-कल करती तेज गति से बहती नदियाँ, नागिन के तरह बलखाते सुन्दर रास्ते, हवा में लहराते लंबे-लंबे और सुन्दर पेड़, शीतल और स्वच्छ जलवायु, घने जंगल, सर्दी के मौसम में बर्फ से घिरी घाटियाँ आदि से लोगो का ध्यान अपनी ओर आकर्षित कर रहा हैं । मनाली कुल्लू से रोहतांग दर्रा से होते हुए लेह-लद्दाख की ओर जाने वाले राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग 21* पर स्थित हैं । मनाली की देश के कुछ मुख्य शहर से दूरी जैसे कुल्लू से लगभग 40 किमी०, चंडीगढ़ से लगभग 310 किमी० और दिल्ली से लगभग 550 किमी० और आगरा से 750 किमी० हैं ।
How to Reach Manali :

By Air → The nearest airport (about 50kms) Bhuntar is connected  by Jagson Airlines with Delhi.

By Rail → The nearest most convenient rail head is Chandigarh (about 397Kms). The other nearest narrow gauge rail heads are Joginder nagar (About 166kms) with the change at Pathankot and Shimla (About 260kms) with a change at Kalka.

By Road → Manali is on the NH-21 Motorable road sand regular bus services connect Manali to Delhi.

Distance from major cities of India - Delhi (About 550kms), Chandigarh (About 310kms), Agra (About 750kms) and Kullu (About 40kms)

Temperature & Best Season of Travel  → 
Max. 25 C Min. -10 C,
April to June,  September to November

Main attraction of the Beautiful Manali:

Temple of Manu (मनु मंदिर)  Temple of manu is 3kms from the Mall Road in Old Manali lies the temple of Manu Rishi, Believed to be the only temple of Manu in India.

Arjun Gufa (अर्जुन गुफा)→  Tha Gufa or Cave of Arjuna where he practiced austerities to get Pashupata Astra or weapon from Lord India. This Cave is 5 km away from Manali.

Hadimba Temple (हिडिम्बा देवी मंदिर) → Hadima or Dhoongiri temple is dedicated to goddess Hadima, wife of Pandav Bhima of Mahabharta fame. This four-story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhoongiri Van Vihar. Temple is 2 km away from Mall Road of the Manali.

The Sign of Manali - Devi Hiddimba Temple
The Mall (मॉल रोड ) The Mall road is situated in old Manali. It is approx 1km long. Many type of Himachali Handicarfs, Arts, Foods, Restaurant, Shopping Complex, Hotels at Mall Road. Mall Road is the life line of Manali.   

Vashisht Kund (वशिष्ठ कुंड ) → This pyramid shaped temple is dedicated to sage Vashisht. Around this temple there are hot springs and waterfalls. The bath houses here are made in the Turkish style. Vashisht Kund is 3 km away from Manali.

Club House (मनाली क्लब हॉउस) → Club house is vary nice place.  It has indoor and some outdoor adventures game facilities. It is located on the left bank of Manaslsu Nallah. There are some picnic spots near flowing Manaslsu Nallah. This spot is 2 Km away from Manali.

A beautiful Manalsu Nallah at Club House
Tibetan Monasteries (तिब्बतियन मोनेस्ट्री) → There are 3 newly constructed colorful monasteries, where visitor can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicraft. Two are  located in the town and one on the left bank of the Beas river.

Van Vihar (वन विहार) → This is very nice picnic spot surrounded by lush green forest. It has good landscaping and children park. It is located near Mall Road and have to pay the entrance fee to go inside the park.

Kothi (कोठी) → It is 12kms away from Manali. One km away from here, the river Beas flowing out of a 30 miters deep pit, to surrounded by rocks, offer a beautiful sight. On these rock reside innumerable pigeons.

Rahla Water Falls (राहला झरना) → It is 14kms away from Manali. It is a picnic spot with the view of the river Beas falling from height of 50 meters is breath taking.

Solang Valley (सोलंग घाटी) → It is situated 13 km northwest of Manali. It has fine ski slopes. Solang valley, also known as Snow Point is famous for its 300 meters ski lift. Snow-capped peaks and glacier make this majestic valley an ideal place for winter games.  In Summer, can enjoy Paragliding, Parasuiting, zorbing and horse riding.
Beautiful Solang Valley
Nehru Kund (नेहरु कुंड) → This is a beautiful picnic spot surrounded by cold waterfalls, springs and a peaceful atmosphere. It is situated 5 km from Manali.

Rohtang Pass (रोहतांग दर्रा ) → Rohtang Pass is the wonderful place of Himachal Pradesh. Rohtang Pass is the highest point (13050 Ft.) on the Manali kelong (Leh) road NH-21. It provided a wide panoramic view of the Rohtang valley mountains rising for above clouds, which is a sight truly breath-taking & unforgettable . Rohtang Pass is situated 51 km from Manali City.

Rohtang Pass - Unforgettable Sight
Rohtang Pass - Manali - Leh Road
Manikaran (मणिकरण)  →Manikaran is located in Parvati Valley and just near by Parvati River. It is situated About 45km from Kullu & about 83km from Manali. Manikaran is the mainly pilgrimage center for Hindu & Sikhs. There is a Gurudwara & Many Hindus Temple is situated River bank of Parvati. Manikaran is famous for its Holy Hot Spring water & its wonderful Landscaps.

Near By Manikaran Gurudwara
Naina Bhagwati Temple, Manikaran
It was the some information about Manali & Near by. I think, you would love it very much. Please give your view about this post by your valuable comments.


To Know More About Manali Hill Station. Go to my Travel Story Page : Manali
मनाली के बारे में और अधिक जानने के लिए आप मेरे यात्रा ब्लॉग पेज पर जाइए  : मनाली 


  1. Very useful information Ritesh ji. I had gone through your Manali series which consequently tempted me to plan my trip to such a beautiful place. Though due to some unavoidable hindrances we couldn't go to Rohtang but still the sweet memories of the tour are still alive in my soul.


    1. Thanks a Lot Mukesh Ji. I have read your Manali Trip Story. That was also wonderful. Don't Worry Rohrang will see at next trip.

  2. मैंने हिडम्बा मन्दिर ।मोनेस्ट्री रोहतांग नेहरू कुण्ड और विशिष्ठ कुण्ड ही देखे है और मणिकर्ण भी बस।

    1. जी दर्शन बुआ जी .....फिर भी आपने बहुत कुछ देख लिया है

  3. बढ़िया जानकारी रितेश भाई, मैने हिडिंबा टेंपल, वन-विहार और सोलांग घाटी देखा है ! मैं यहाँ फ़रवरी-मार्च 2012 में गया था !

    1. धन्यवाद प्रदीप जी .... ब्लॉग पर कमेन्ट के लिए | सोलंग घाटी बहुत सुन्दर है

  4. सुन्दर....बस शिमला तक गये हैं..शायद कभी जाना हो पाये इतनी सुन्दर जगह!!

    1. धन्यवाद जी .... कोशिश करके एक बार जरुर जाइए...

  5. बढ़िया जानकारी रितेश जी,मनाली तो हम घूम आये,अब सिक्किम के नए भाग के दर्शन कराइये

    1. धन्यवाद हर्षिता जी..... जल्द ही सिक्किम के नये भाग को प्रकाशित करूँगा ...

  6. Hey Ritesh,
    Thank you so much. The blog you have written about Manali is something so informative that the entire journey to this place can be planned by anyone, I am grateful to you for providing this information. My trip to Manali literally called Devghar-the place of the Lords is planned with my family.

  7. Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing this post. The nearest airport to Manali is kulu airport, kullu which is 33 KM away from Manali city centre. Explore and Book - Hotels near kulu airport.Also see - how to go from manali to kullu. Check out nearest airport to manali also.

  8. Thank you Ritesh For providing such an important information. If you have knowledge of Triund in Dharamshala please post it.

  9. Yes, Manali is famous for trekking tours and adventure activites. Lofty mountains with finest of slopes, water streams and splashing rivers make Kullu and Manali in the foothills of Himalayas.
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  10. Himachal is a great place to enjoy. Visit us for Bangalore to Manali honeymoon packages here.

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  12. A trip from Chennai to Manali is increasing exponentially. Either it’s a honeymoon or family trip you will enjoy throughout the trip. Give a chance to to plan your trip.

  13. Wonderful story himachal is such a beautiful place to visit. You describe manali in realy awesome

  14. Very nice… i really like your blog…
    your article is so convincing.
    Impressive!Thanks for the post..
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