Explore Manali - The Switzerland of India

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Manali is one of the most beautiful and scenic hill station which is located in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh State. Due to its amazing beauty and charming atmosphere, Manali is also known as the Switzerland of India. The resplendent natural beauty, lofty Himalayas, colorful orchards, stunning high altitude meadows, rich flora and fauna, colonial charm and pleasant cool climatic conditions make Manali an ideal holiday destination in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Kullu is one of the major hot spots in Manali and is located in the central part of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of 1200 meters, Kullu stands at the confluence of Beas and Sarvari rivers. The Kullu valley is one of the most beautiful and charming hot spot in Himachal Pradesh and spreads its magic on both sides of river Beas. Kullu town is well known for its historic temples and festivals. Apart from these you can also see a good number of travel destinations in and around Kullu.

Manali is actually located 40 kilometres away from Kullu to the north this beautiful help you enjoy and experience a breath-taking landscape. On one side of Manali you can find snow covered peaks towering in the horizon and the Beas River flowing sluggishly through the town. On the other side of Manali, you can view deodars, opine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards which are considered to be one of the best holiday and honeymoon travel spot in Himachal Pradesh.

The climate and atmosphere of Manali is pleasant throughout the year. The temperature falls below zero during the winter season, which is from October to February every year. This time is the best time for doing skiing and also enjoying the snowfall, which will be an awesome and memorable travel experience. The summer season come between the months of March to June and this period is usually considered as the best time for different types of adventure sports and activities. During the summer, the climate in Manali is pleasant through the day and is medium cold during night.

Manali city is home to a mixed population of highly educated people with moderate to modern outlook. There are also various indigenous tribes that are present in and around Manali and majority of them belongs to the aboriginal tribal community of Kinnaur. Another major indigenous tribes that are seen in and around Manali are the Gujjars.

For those thinking about the transportation facilities and methods of reaching Manali, then the best thing is to take the road route. Manali is well connected to the other major north Indian cities by road and there are also a good number of regular buses that ply from Delhi, Ambala, Haridwar, Dehradun, Shimla, Dharamsala, Chandigarh etc to Manali. The easy accessibility of Manali makes it a busy and popular tourist spot during the peak tourism seasons.

Manali tourism mainly revolves around various adventure activities and spots such as River Rafting, Para gliding, Skiing, Hiking, Trekking, River crossing, Mountaineering, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Jeep Safari, Angling, Motor Cycling, Rock Climbing etc. There are also various places worth visiting in Manali and some of the major hot tourist spots in Manali include Hadimba Temple, Vashisth Hot Sulphur Spring, Solang Valley, Buddhist Monastery, Rohtang Pass, Rani Nala, Club House, Van Vihar, Nehru Kund, Kothai, Gulaba, Marhi, Rahala Fall and Manikaran Sahib.

So if you are planning to enjoy the picturesque beauty and atmosphere of Manali and gather a memorable travel experience, then it is the right time to do so. So plan your travel trip to Manali and make sure that your travel package include the major travel and tour destinations in Manali.

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vibesites 3 years ago from United States

Amazing! India is blessed to have a vast variety of beautiful tourist spots from the beaches to the cool mountain ranges. Manali is a really lovely place to visit to. Thanks for sharing. Up, awesome, beautiful, interesting. :)


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georgescifo 3 years ago from India Author

Thanks vibesites. Manali is indeed one of the best and must to visit travel destination in north India.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

I haven't visited Manali as yet. I need to visit it soon. Thanks for this hub.


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georgescifo 3 years ago from India Author

Thanks Rajan, for dropping your comment11


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georgescifo 3 years ago from India Author

Thanks for your comments Rachna!!


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mr-veg 3 years ago from Colorado United States

Nice precise hub but George I was expecting lot more breathtaking pictures, specially when I ready Manali mentioned as switzerland of India... Anyways great hub !!


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georgescifo 3 years ago from India Author

Thanks for your comments mr.veg. Actually I am trying to get some images taken by me, when I visit Manali next time and will post it on Hubpages.


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Sneha Sunny 3 years ago from India

I went there once many years ago but I still remember how beautiful it is. It is one of the must visit places of India.

Thanks for sharing this hub! :)


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georgescifo 3 years ago from India Author

Thanks for your valuable comment Sneha!!


Mary @ Green Global Travel 3 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous! It looks like stunning trekking terrain! Thank you for the fabulous recommendation and review!~


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georgescifo 3 years ago from India Author

Thanks Mary!! It is indeed a beautiful place for trekking..


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida

From the photos and your descriptions it does sound as if this would be a lovely place to visit. I hope one day to travel to India...thank you for sharing this with us.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon georgescifo.


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georgescifo 21 months ago from India Author

Thanks for your comment Patricia and you should indeed visit Shimla atleast once in your lifetime.


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Peggy W 21 months ago from Houston, Texas

It sounds like a gorgeous place to visit and enjoy in both cold seasons as well as warmer ones. Thanks for telling us about it. Up, useful and interesting votes.


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georgescifo 20 months ago from India Author

You are right Peggy. Manali is one such place that you should visit atleast once in your life time. Thanks for your comment and hope that you enjoyed the read.


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Akriti Mattu 19 months ago from Shimla, India

Lovely hub.

Manali is one of the best places to visit in Himachal. The whole state is beautiful.


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georgescifo 18 months ago from India Author

You are right and there is no other better place than Manali in Himchal Pradesh. Really a place worth visiting..


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Akriti Mattu 18 months ago from Shimla, India

Have you been to other places in Himachal ?


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georgescifo 18 months ago from India Author

Yes..I have been to some other places in Himachal, but Manali is something special for me..


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Akriti Mattu 18 months ago from Shimla, India

That's good to know. If you visit again visit Shimla and Kasol.


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georgescifo 18 months ago from India Author

Oh yes..Kasol is something worth visiting, but unfortunately I have not visited this place. Some of my friends have also recommended visiting this place. Thanks for your suggestion Akriti.


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Akriti Mattu 18 months ago from Shimla, India

Anytime :-)

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