Manali, a Queen of Hill stations of India, is the most beautiful hill station of Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh and India. Manali's major asset is its proximity to the snowline. It is a flourishing orchard industry, a popular honeymoon destination, trailhead for numerous treks as well as a great countryside ideal for adventure sport lovers and a destination of thousands of tourists every year. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers.
Manali derived its name from Manavalaya meaning the abode of Manu or "Home of Manu" and here, the temples are treated as pilgrimages. According to Hindu mythology, Manali was the home of the lawgiver Manu (after whom the town is named). Legend has it that when Mahajal Pralay - the great flood - deluged the earth, Manu and the gods were towed to dry ground by a giant fish, which was the seventh `avatar' of the god Vishnu. The area where Manu eventually found refuge was Manali. Manu the divine law-giver, was the only survivor of the and is said to have fathered the human race. He certainly chose enchanting environs.
Manali still maintains its charm and beauty. With the majestic grandeur of the Himalayas on one side, river Beas cutting across the town, verdant valleys with rolling meadows and grazing herds dotting the hillsides, apple orchards and the folk music adding romance to the ambience and presenting a wondrous canvas to the traveller. Experience the local color and beauty in Kullu-Manali's temples, quaint villages and the vibrant and festive mood of the people and their colorful clothes and handicrafts.
Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, para gliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. The landscape here is breath taking. It is an excellent place for a holiday, a favorite resort for trekkers to Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur, Leh and Zanskar regions in Kashmir valley.
Discover for yourself the Kullu Valley, going upto the Rohtang Pass at 13050 feet and encompassing the beautiful Manali in-between, nestled between the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges.
Manali Tour : 6 Nights / 7 Days
Day 01: Delhi / Manali (600 kms)
Travel by surface from Delhi to Manali by non air-conditioned car.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Manali
Morning half day city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Vashisht Village and Tibetan Monastery. Afternoon free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Manali
Full day excursion visiting Kothi Gorge, Gulaba, Marhi, Rohtang Pass (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall) and Sollang Valley. Overnight at hotel
.Day 04: Manali/ Manikaran (85 kms)/ Kullu (45 kms) / Manali
Full day excursion visiting Manikaran. Manikaran has the World’s hottest Suplhur Spring Waters and is a holy place for Hindus & Sikhs alike. Return back to Kullu town enroute visiting the famous Kullu Shawl Industry. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening free to visit Kullu town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Manali/ Kullu/ Shimla (280 kms)
Travel by surface from Kullu to Shimla. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Shimla
Full day excursion visiting Chail, Kufri and Naldehra. Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town – The Mall & The Ridge. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Shimla/ Delhi (380 Kms)
Morning check out from the Hotel to depart for Delhi by surface / transfer to Kalka Railway Station to board train for Delhi. Arrive Delhi & transfer to airport for your onward journey.