Travel to Manali is immensely popular among the tourists as it is considered to be an ideal getaway to escape the heat of summer. Situated on the Beas River, it is renowned for its scenic beauty. The breathtaking beauty of the landscapes can leave you mesmerized here at Manali. You can also see the true beauty of nature here. There was a time when this place was more like a sleepy town, away from the glare of bustling city life. But now, it has undergone a sea change and the place has emerged as a major tourist destination.
Manali is a popular base for several trekking routes and mountaineering expeditions. You can opt for locations like Solang Valley and the way from Rohtang Pass into Lahaul-Spiti for initiating your trekking expeditions. As Manali is situated at the end of the valley, leading to Leh, on the National Highway, the beauty of the surrounding area is at its prime. When the white waters of the Beas rushes through the town and you can watch the snow capped peaks from here, you get the feeling as if you are living in paradise on earth. Lying a little beyond the town proper, are the dense pine and deodar trees, fruit orchards and tiny fields. Manali is great place for planning your holidays and also the starting point for initiating trekking to places like Spiti, Lahaul, Leh, Kinnaur and Zaskar regions in the Kashmir Valley. All these scenic beauty have earned the name of "Switzerland of India" for Manali.
Tourist attractions of Manali Hadimba Devi Temple is one of the tourist destinations of Manali which is famous for its exquisitely carved doorway. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba, a female Hindu deity. You will find a beautiful hot spring at Manikaran, located at an altitude of 1700m. There are three Tibetan monasteries to be found here which too are popular among tourists. Another famous spot here is the Vashisth baths where the hot water sulphur springs are renowned for their medicinal qualities.
Although Manali does not have any of its won airport, but you can get flights from the nearest located airports at Bhuntas. Flights from Delhi, Lucknow, Ludhiana and Shimla can be easily availed from here. The road transport here is also excellent. So you will not have to spare much thought on commutation during your Manali tours.