Manali, is a small hill station situated at the northern end of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. Manali is situated at a height of 2050m in Western Himalayas. Lush green apple orchards, snow covered mountains and evergreen deodars trees attract millions of tourists every year.

Name Manali is derived from word ‘Manu-Alaya’ which means “the abode of Manu”. Manu was among the family of ancient Hindu sages Saptarishi. Manu recreated human life and nature after the great flood which had washed out the complete world. Every village of manali has its own deities and because of this Manali is also known as “Valley of Gods”. One can get a chance to see these deities during some rituals functions and village fair.

Manali is well connected with roads. It is 250 km from state capital Shimla, 310 km from Chandigarh and 540 km from Delhi. Nearest airport is Bhunter Airport which is 50 km from Manali. Nearest railhead is at Joginder Nagar which is a narrow gauge railhead and about 175 km away from Manali. Other broad gauge railheads is at Chandigarh 310 km, Pathankot 325 km, Una 250 km, Kiratpur Sahib 268 km and Kalka 275 km.

Manali is paradise for adventure lovers. Paragliding, white river rafting and river crossing are some adventure activities in Manali which everyone wants to enjoy while they are in Manali. There are plenty of short and long treks which start from Manali. Trek to Hamta Pass, Beas Kund and Bhrigu Lake are some of the famous treks. In winters when slopes of Solang Valley are covered with snow, tourist enjoys snow activities like skiing and snowboard.

Places to Visit in Manali or Main attractions of Manali

  • Hadimba Devi Temple
  • Manu Rishi Temple
  • Club House
  • Vashisht Hot Springs
  • Jogni Waterfall
  • Nehru Kund
  • Solang Valley
  • Kothi
  • Gulaba
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Van Vihar
  • Mall Road
  • Tibetan Monastery
  • Naggar Castle

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Guide map of Manali.

Important contacts

        Important contact details  Manali- Himachal Pradesh

Contact number of  Police Station Manali ,01902-252326
Fire 101
Hotel Association  Manali ,01902-253059


Himachal Roadways Bus Stand  Manali ,01902-252323
Emergency Ambulance 108
Lady Willingdon Hospital Manali ,01902-252379
Civil Hospital Manali ,01902-253385
Manu Diaganostic Centre Manali 9418083587
Kullu Valley Hospital  Kullu ,01902-226322
Civil Hospital Kullu ,01902-224312
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering  Manali ,01902-252342


Himachal Tourism Manali ,01902-253531
Taxi Union Manali ,01902-252120
Auto Rikshaw Union Manali ,01902253366
Post Offic e Manali ,01902-252568
Life Insurance Corporation Manali ,01902-253052
Bharat Gas Manali ,01902-254222


Indane Gas Manali ,01902-254130
Telephone Exchange Manali ,01902-252404

              PSU and Private Banks Manali – Himachal Pradesh

Punjab National Bank ,01902-252125
State Bank of India ,01902-252405
Central Bank of India ,01902-250146
Punjab and Sindh Bank ,01902-254111
Bank of Baroda ,01902-250052
HDFC Bank 18001804333
Canara Bank ,01902-250033
UCO Bank ,01902-252330
Oriental Bank of Commerce 8894721375
Yes Bank ,01902-252005
J&K Bank ,01902-253779
State Bank of Patiala ,01902-250060