To embark on an adventure in the lush green valleys of the Himalayan mountains, rent a reliable and affordable car in delhi with a driver. Cuddled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is a divine gift to humanity. Manali is named after the Sanatan Hindu lawgiver Manu. Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali lies in the North of Kullu Valley. The valley is often referred to as the ‘Valley of the Gods’.
Located in the picturesque Beas river valley, it is a rustic enclave known for its cool climate and snow-capped peaks. Rightly called the ‘lover’s Paradise – India’s honeymoon capital’, it attracts the fascination of young couples because of its bewitching and awesome natural beauty.
With jaw-dropping views, rich forestation, sprawling green rich meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness – Manali has been blessed with heavenly scenic beauty. Neat and clean roads, careening eucalyptus trees, endearing little eateries, small kitschy local market places, and cafes which serve delicious local food at unbelievable prices, Old Manali is a serene, tranquil place, whose lingering silence is broken only by the twittering of the birds and the sound of the roaring waters of the Kullu River.
Manali is a little heaven one should visit at least once in a lifetime. This is one such destination that offers religious tourism, adventure tourism, wildlife tourism in just one trip and that is what makes it a clear paradise. The gorgeous snow leopards and brown bears put up great shows together when you go searching for them.
Manali is actually the hub of adventure activities comprising white river rafting, trekking, zorbing, horse-riding, skiing, paragliding, The Beas Kund trek is a perfect weekend getaway trek with outstanding views of Pir Pinjal mountain ranges over the Beas river. Book a comfortable taxi from Delhi to Manali for the best experience.
Solang Valley is the of the most visited places in Manali, with the drive up to Solang being as picturesque as the valley itself. If you’re an adventure enthusiast, Solang Valley has adrenaline-pumping activities such as Zorbing and Horse-riding.
Gulaba is a beautiful little village with an enchanting natural landscape that attracts tourists in large numbers. One can explore the region trekking, set up a camp to soak in its natural beauty.
Rohtang Pass is famous among nature lovers, photographers and adventure seekers alike.
Great Himalayan National Park is another place for lovers of nature and ornithologists would surely lose their hearts to this place due to the vast varieties of birds found here and the loving ambiance.
Hadimba temple, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, is a peaceful place surrounded by towering deodar trees. The temple is dedicated to Hidimba, the wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandava prince from the great Indian epic Mahabharata.
Chandratal Baralacha is a perfect trek destination steeped with all the right elements – nature’s beauty and enough challenges to be thrilling and tranquillity. Perched at an altitude of 4,300 meters, Chandratal is one of the high-altitude lakes in the Himalayan region.
Manikaran is a small town situated between rivers Parvati and Beas, famous for its hot water springs and beautiful landscapes.
Kullu, this sister town to Manali too, is a hill station of dreamy landscapes and sceneries, a hub of adventure activities as well as home to a number of sacred temples and shrines.
Manu temple is said to be the only temple of Manu in India, who is believed to be the creator of human race. This Pagoda style of structure offers quite a glimpse into history, spirituality as well as a fascinating style of architecture. While most temples will leave you spiritually rejuvenated, there are a few where you can take a dip into hot water springs and baths, which leave you refreshed and maybe even healthier.
Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa is a Buddhist Monastery located in Manali and is one of the most famous monasteries situated in north India.
The Manali Winter Carnival is Himachal Pradesh’s way of welcoming the new year. It started in 1977 and had become an annual feature since then.
The mall area and Tibet market here at Manali is home to the beautifully crafted wooden handicrafts and embroidered clothes. The artistic instincts and influence of Tibet culture are much evident from the souvenirs and handcrafts found here. The market has the local “malishwalas” who would give you wonderful massage experience that you’ve ever had in any of those posh and international spas and parlors.
There are various means of transportation to reach Manali. But the best means is to follow roads which makes your journey more enjoyable because of the scenic natural beauty you get to witness on the way. Rent a reliable and affordable car in Delhi with a driver for an amazing journey into the lap of the Himalayan mountains.