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Located to the northern end of the Kullu Valley, this city is a hill station with stunning visuals of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. The enchanting views of Alpine settings are completed with stone and wooden buildings perched securely on the hillside. The British colonial groups brought apple saplings along with them to the region. The orchard that they grown into, can still be found here. These are the source to the agricultural industry of this region.
Its proximity to Tibet is responsible for the high Buddhist influence in the culture of this area. There is a Tibetan colony located to the south of the town, Manali. The Buddhist temple of the Himalayan Nyinmapa is a two story statue of Lord Buddha inside a shrine. The old town of Manali has the feel of an Indian highland town with stone and wooden houses located around it. The Manu Maharathi Temple is located in this region is worth a visit. The Hadimba temple, located in the region is also worth a visit. This is a mid-16th century structured with intricate carvings ‘on wood. Exploring the amazing beauty of this temple is well worth a 20 minute’s walk.
The best time to visit Manali is between March and October. During that time, weather is warm in this town. The monsoon is never quite a good time in an Indian town. The chilly weather makes this place a popular summertime tourist destination. There is often a fresh snow between November and February. That time is excellent for skiing.
Manali is located right beside the beautiful Beas River flowing through the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. This hill station can be reached from the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla while on a luxury tour of this part of North India.
Appropriate attire for visiting Manali:
Even during summer it is quite cool in Manali. So it is advisable to take along long sleeved shirts and pants to save yourself from excessive chill. During winter, snow fall is quite common in this region. In order to save yourself from cold bite, you should carry heavy woollens to create protection against cold. You need to pack cold-weather gears depending on your plans for the entire tour.