Manali is located in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh and situated at an altitude of about 1950 m above sea level. It is about 250 km away from state capital of Shimla. You can view surrounding capped mountains, flower gardens and orchards with green, red apples. There are Manali places such as Solang Valley known as winter sports location, Nehru Kund which is a clear spring water and Kothi village offering views of a deep gorge. Apart from being a hill station there are several other attractions in Manali.
Hadimba temple is one of the most important temples in the region and located in middle of the forest called Dhungiri Van Vihar. As Manali is said to be the home of seven sages, its surrounding area is of immense significance to Indian culture and heritage. One of the best attractions is Gauri Shankar temple which is dedicated to Shiva and Parvati. Vashisht village is on the bank of river Beas and is famous for a temple dedicated to Lord Rama. The Roerich art gallery and Uruswati museum located at a distance of 20 km from Manali contain paintings of famous Russian painter Nicholas Roerich. Sharvali Devi temple is believed to be built by Pandavas and situated at Shooru village. You can also visit the sanctity of Manikaran Gurudwara stems from the belief that Guru Nanak Dev once visited this place accompanied by his disciple Bhai Mardana.
Tourists can pass through Beas Kund, Manali Hamta Pass, Pin Parvati Pass and Kinner Kailash Circuit with the trekking trails in the region. Tourists can explore Sar Pass, Chanderkhani Pass, Deo Tibba Base Camp, Chandertal Lake, Baal Taal Lake and Barlachala. Manali is for adventure sports enthusiasts and offers ample opportunities for tourists to participate in activities like skiing, paragliding, trekking, river rafting and fishing. Manali has its own railway station and is easily accessible from Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh and Ambala. The nearest airport is located at Bhunter which is 50 km away from Manali.