Manali is a hill station situated at a height of 2050 m in the Himalayas. It is situated on the Beas River and is a best tourist spot for Indians in summer. Manali is a staging point for the number of treks, sports such as white water rafting and Rohtang pass is the main attraction near it.
There are buses connecting the town with Delhi, Shimla, Dharamsala, Leh and Manali is about 550 km from Delhi. Volvo buses are best option in terms of comfort and value for money to reach Manali from Delhi. If you are planning to travel by taxi then ensure that the driver has experience driving in hilly regions, has done the trip at least once before and knows all roads. You can also travel to Manali by train or plane and Indian Airlines as well as Kingfisher airlines operate flights to Kullu from Delhi and Chandigarh.
If you are not traveling with your own vehicle then there are various ways of getting around Manali. Tourists hire a taxi which takes them around to all sightseeing spots in and around Manali. One can hire a bike and is the most common mode of transport for foreigners. Some of the attractions are Hidimba Temple, Maa Sharvari Temple, Vashist Hot Water Springs, Solang Valley, Rahala Waterfalls, Rozy Falls, Monasteries, Old Manali and Gauri Shankar Temple. You can enjoy paddle boating, river rafting, skiing, trekking, paragliding, rock climbing and river crossing at Manali.