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.
Kullu is one of the hot-spots for adventure sports lovers. Trekking, mountaineering, Paragliding, River rafting, & hiking over the Himalayan glaciers are some of the adventure activities that Kullu offers. Angling is another sports activity enjoyed by tourists as well as locals. Mountaineering beginners can trek around the Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, and Beas Kund region.
Manali is an awe-inspiring hill station of Himachal. This beautiful place is nestled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, a north-Indian state. The dense cover of white snow that covers mountains in white soft quilt offers a captivating picturesque view. Amid the densely snow-capped mountains, the undulating water of the river valley, people feel like coming home to mother nature and its rejuvenating and comforting embrace. The whole aura is immaculate. To witness the blue sky cuddling the silvery peaks is a great scene and feeling so divine.
Manali is named after “Manu” who was the Hindu lawgiver. This place is a combination of Manu + Alay which stands for ‘Home of Manu’. Stories have stated that Manu had landed on the land of Manali to recreate human life right after a huge flood had devastated it. Manali (Old) has a beautiful ancient temple dedicated to the Rishi Manu. This place is thus also called “Valley of Gods”.
The hill towns of Shimla and Manali, are blessed with numerous enchanting places which delight the people from all over the world. Be it temples or museums, you name them and you have them! Himachal Pradesh offers the dreamy trip to Manali, Shimla, and the nearby places.