The lovely hill station is perched on the northern edge of the Kullu Valley - just 40 kms away from Kullu, at an altitude of 1,926 meters, and makes a wonderful holiday destination ideal for a family vacation, a honeymoon or on your own group of friends. The mighty River Beas hurtling through Manali adds a dramatic tone and you can spend hours watching the river rush by. The excellent combination of wooded forests, snow covered slopes, lush green valleys and the swirling waters of the mighty Beas make Manali an ideal destination for treks and mountaineering expeditions into the Solang Valley and over the Rohtang Pass into Lauhal-Spiti. The destination Manali gives opportunity to extend holidays for 4-5 days as there are plenty of sightseeing options and adventure possibilities that make stay worth at Manali !
The climate in Manali is predominantly cold during winters, and moderately cool during summers. The temperatures range from 4 °C(39 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F) over the year. The average temperature during summer is between 14 °C (57 °F) and 20 °C (68 °F), and between-7 °C (19 °F) and 10 °C (50 °F) in the winter. Snowfall in the region usually took place in the month of December, has beendelayed over the last fifteen years to January or early February.
If you are visiting Manali and are adventure sports fans looking for action-packed holidays, then get your adrenalines going with many activities around Manali. You can find HELI Skiing, Skiing, Skiing, Paragliding, Small Trekking routes, some fishing points.. here's something available for everyone.
Nearest Airport: Kullu Airport, just 50 kms from Manali.
Railway: Chandigarh is the most convenient, suitable and safe railway station for guests and travellers coming from New Delhi and other parts of INDIA.
By Road: Accessible throughout the year from all important cities and towns like Chandigarh, Dharamshala or Shimla.
Banks and ATMS
Manali has both nationalized and Private banks. Prominent ones are State Bank of INDIA, UCO BANK, Punjab National Bank, bank of Baroda, Central Bank and HDFC Bank. Most of the banks have installed ATMS at major location around mall road.
But banks in Manali no longer offer foreign exchange except State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank. You can find some Western Union authorized forex counters. But many Banks also accommodate, ATM on selected foreign cards. If travellers are moving to Ladakh, Keylong or Spiti regions, then keeping CASH and Indian Currency is advised.
STD Code: 01902
Altitude: 1,928 m
Temperature: Cold Winters, Cool Summers.
Tourist Seasons: Tourists Continue Throughout Except Extreme Monsoons, Late January Till Beginning Of March.
Clothing: Woolens & Seasonal Trends.
Food: Indian, Tibetan, Israeli, Punjabi, South Indian & Continental.
Language: Hindi, Pahari, Lauhal, Tibetan & English.