As Himalayan resort towns come, this one has a reputation of being a popular honeymoon getaway and backpacking center. In the northern end of the Kullu valley, this little hill station is nestled in the mountain state of Himachal Pradesh. Manali is predominantly cold during winters and pleasant during summers making it a good idea to spend either a short weekend or long vacation depending on the season.
This small town only recently became a touristy spot whereas in ancient times it was used as a trade route to Ladakh. Originally introduced here by the British, this area is most popular for its apples and trout fish, which consequently are the best source of income for the locals.
Manali is referred to as the “valley of the gods” because even with the bustling town life the tranquility that this place brings puts ones senses in tune once more. It is considered a doorway to so many thrilling activities like skiing in the Solang valley, paragliding and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal Mountains and further moves onto the Rohtang pass.
“The mountains are calling and I must go” John Muir
|Languages spoken||Hindi, Pahari|