Manali is a beautiful hill station situated in Kullu valley at the northern end of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most visited tourist places in India. Manali is located at an altitude of 2050 meters mean sea level. This beautiful hill station is spread along the bank of River Beas. It is located 270 km from the capital Shimla. Kullu-Manali is the captivating twin hill stations of Himachal Pradesh blessed with the divine beauty of lush greenery and divine beauty. The valley is uniquely beautiful in its own way; wherein Kullu is famed as ‘Valley of Gods’ Manali is famous as the ’Queen of Valleys’. Kullu-Manali marks as the gateway to the Great Himalayas. The picturesque surrounding of the hill station offers you with wonderful sightseeing options.
Altogether Kullu-Manali is famous for its temples, pine forests, snow-capped mountains and majestic hills. The prime highlights of this place include Bhekhali Temple, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple and Raghunath Temple. The other attractions include the Great Himalayan National Park, Manali Sanctuary, and Vashisht Spring. You can also attend the famous winter carnival that is celebrated every year in the month of January. Furthermore, Manali is the first love for the adventure lovers. Some of the popular adventure activities you can experience here are trekking, rafting, skiing, and paragliding, etc.
The climate in Manali is temperate and warm. In winter, there is less rainfall in than in summer. The average temperature in Manali is 15.1° centigrade. Rainfall here averages 1972 mm. The driest month is November, with just 30 mm of rain. With an average of 409 mm, the most precipitation falls in August. May is the warmest month of the year. The temperature in June averages 22.6° centigrade. January has the lowest average temperature of only 5.5° centigrade.
Known as the ‘Valley of Gods’, Kullu is a cluster of stunning valleys in the state. Located between the River Beas and the majestic Himalayas, Kullu and Manali are the twin hill stations favorite of tourists and especially honeymooners. Snowcapped mountains and scenic views, towering Deodar forests, lush apple orchards, and rivers have attracted many filmmakers too.