Magnificent Manali is in the northern end of the Kullu valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Manali is located at a height of 6398 feet in the Himalayas. This lovely place is a very famous tourist destination. Some of its most happening spots include- Hadimba Devi temple, Hot springs, Manikaran, Rohtang pass, Solang valley, Vasisht temple, Mountaineering institute, Arjun gufa, Jagatsukh, Tibetan monasteries, Rahala river valley, Beas valley, Nehru kund, Manu temple to name a few. Travelling to any tourist spot must be easy and affordable.
Manali can be reached by road, rail or plane. Manali is 570 kms from Delhi. It can be reached by booking a ticket in the Inter State Bus Terminus. There are various other options like booking for a private taxi. One must remember to be cautious as to the driver is an expert.
The driver must not be under the influence of intoxication as Manali is a hill station. It is an extremely difficult terrain to drive on. Chandigarh to Manali by a private taxi would be around 9 hours. Manali is well connected by road, Chandigarh is about 280 kms, Shimla is 220 kms.
Manali travel is completely a blissful experience. Rail travel is also a viable option. Kalka, Chandigarh and Pathankot are easily commutable. The nearest broad gauge rail head is Ambala Cantt which is 200 kms or Chandigarh which is 250 kms from Manali.
The nearest airport for Kullu is at Bhuntar which is 10 kms from Kullu and 50 kms from Manali. There are many other means of travelling from airport like hiring a private taxi. Rental cars also are to be paid for every 100metres.
Manali is a lovely place which enables people to live a comfortable holiday in aplomb. There are various taxis available for sight-seeing in Manali. One can hire taxis for a day or so. It would be low on pocket; say 1,800 rupees per day.
Good accommodation is a necessity when you go for an extended tour. There are numerous hotels and resorts in Manali. 5-star, 4-star, 3-star and many luxury hotels in Manali are available for different sections of people. Even resorts are feasible. Now-a-days, hotel/ resort bookings are also a part of holiday packages.
Manali is a celebrated destination, which is known for various exciting things like adventure sports, good food, pilgrim visit, historical importance etc. This vacation, do make a visit to this wonderful destination!