Manali remains a mystery in the history books but with its incredible natural beauty and landscapes there has been enormous growth in the region’s popularity! Adventure is guaranteed with brilliant peaks, ample opportunity for hiking, mountain biking, paragliding and skiing as well as a refreshing atmosphere that will help you clear your head and immerse yourself in excitement.
While the natural landscape of Manali is undeniably the main tourist attraction there is also an incredible variety of religious and cultural must-see hotspots. So whether you are an adrenalin junkie in search of your next peak or you simply want to enjoy a vacation in the heart of serenity and beauty – you are bound to enjoy an awesome experience in Manali.
The history of Manali
The history of Manali is considered a rather large mystery in the world as the city remained a secret for many years. But while there might not be any history recorded in the books there is certainly a wonderful myth as to how Manali came to be. Legend has it that a lawgiver of the city was accompanied by the Gods who were towed onto dry ground after a terrible flood shook the Earth. A giant fish, which was said to be the seventh avatar of the Hindu God Vishnu towed them to safety and caused the city to be named after Manu.
Tourist attractions in Manali
Adventure is the name of the game in Manali! Amongst the breathtaking peaks there is an endless number of opportunities for thrill and excitement, so choose your paragliding adventure or plan the next big ski trip. Both Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass over the perfect landscapes for extreme sports and thrill seeking activities.
If you want to experience the religious and cultural element of Manali, then make sure you visit the Buddhist monasteries or embrace the Tibetan community while you sample some local delicacies. From the Hidimba Devi to the Bijli Mahadev Temples as well as the lakes and reserves of the region, this is one city that has the tapestry of nature, religion and culture showcased to perfection.
Accommodation in Manali
Manali is perfect for nature lovers! Set in the heart of the wilderness, in the valley overshadowed by spectacular peaks you will be in for the vacation of a lifetime! While the city was one of India’s best kept secrets it is now a tourist destination to be reckoned with! There are between 800 and 1000 hotels and guesthouses in the region so finding the perfect resort is almost effortless!