Whether you want to escape from the roasting heat or looking forward to enjoying the snowy landscape, Himachal Pradesh is one destination you can count on. And Manali is one of the most beautiful destinations in the state. Himachal Pradesh is often referred to as “the valley of Gods”.
Your journey towards Manali will allow you to experience a mesmerizing view, amiable streams, an enduring scent of pines and their freshness, fog surrounding the cottages, and of course, the road surrounded by the mountain slopes. Reaching to Manali is easy you can go by air and land to the nearest airport Bhuntar, by bus or you can hire a taxi service from Chandigarh. The drive to Manali is magnificent while catching the scenic sight of the adjoining mountains and valley from the twisty turns the hills throw you with.
The constant arrival of tourists has led the Manali Valley as a tourist destination, but some of the surrounding areas are still untouched. However, there are some destinations you might want to explore while your journey towards Manali from Chandigarh.
While you journey from Chandigarh to Manali, you will visit the Bilaspur district in Himachal Pradesh. If you are a devotee, then you would love to visit Naina Devi temple situated in the district. It has a man-made reservoir called as Govind Sagar Lake on Satluj River. The road bridge constructed on this lake is the 2nd highest bridge in Asia, and water sports like, kayaking, motor boating, and sailing are offered.
This place is the land of devotees, it is also known as “Choti Kashi”, as it has more than 300 temples situated all over the district. When you are going to Manali, stop by and visit the holy places with a breathtaking view that this district offers. Places like Kamrunag, Prashar Lake, Shikari Devi, Bandla valley, Karsog are must be visited if you want to experience the beauty of nature.
This valley is famous for the hills that are covered with deodar and pine trees, and apple orchards. The Kullu Valley is also known as “Dev Bhumi” due to a myriad of deity sites of Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs. It is an open valley of grazing land and scenic view of Himalayan mountain range. The areas of sightseeing in this valley are Bijli Mahadev, Kasol, Naggar.
After a 40 km’s drive from the Kullu Valley, you finally reach your destination – Manali. It is nestled between the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, with pine and deodar forests and serenity of the Beas Valley. From shrines and monasteries to museums, from hippie villages to upscale streets; trekking trails, paragliding, and water adventures, this hill station is a tourist magnet attracting a diverse range of visitors every year.
Whether it’s a bus traveling service or a taxi service from Chandigarh, you can enjoy the beauty of Manali on every turn, owing to its pristine beauty, which can be visited throughout the year. This place has a fascinating diversity in its culture, a clear reflection in its rituals. It is famous for its enchanting folk songs and dances.