Manali – General Information



Manali lies between 32.2396 N and 77.1887 E. It is situated 40 km from north of Kullu. Its altitude increase in Old Manali from 5900 ft to 6600 ft.

Manali – At a look

It is a beautiful hill station. It is situated near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is most visited tourist place. It is located at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level. The Manali is spread along the banks of the Beas river. It is located in the Kullu district. It is located 270 km from the capital Shimla.

The name Manali has been taken from Manavalaya meaning the Home of Manu. It is often referred Valley of the Gods. The Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu. Its cool atmosphere are haven for those who fed up with summer. Manali is famous for its adventure sports like kayaking,skiing hiking,rafting,trekking. Manali is famous for its lush green forests of deodar. Manali is also famous for snow capped mountains.

Manali – Climate

Climate Summer Max. 36°C and Min. 23°C .

Climate Winters Max. 18°C and Min -1°C.

How to Access

Airways: The nearest airport is Bhuntar located on NH 21. It is located 50 km from south Manali and 10 km from south of Kullu town. The airport is also known as Kullu-Manali airport and has more than a kilometre long runway. Air India and some private airlines have regular flights to the airport.

Train: The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Joginder Nagar which is 165 kilometer away. The nearest broad gauge rail heads are chandigarh which is 310 km from Manali.

Roadways:By road the distance from Delhi is 570 km and from Shimla the distance is 280 km. HPTDC runs Luxury coach from Shimla to Manali in tourist season.

Some major road distances

Delhi                  570  km
Shimla               280   km
Dharamshala      249 km
Chandigarh        249 km
Chamba            357  km
Dalhousie          345  Km
Kullu                  42 Km