Manali (7000 ft asl)
- It is a major hill station and a preferred destination for Ex-Chandigarh
weekend Getaway, Honeymooners, adventure lovers.
Kullu-Manali as a lot
of old-timers refer to Manali. Kullu and Manali are 40 kms apart. Kullu is where
locals stay and is located at a lower height from 4000 ft to 5000 ft and Manali
is where tourist resorts are located at a height ranging from 6000-7000 ft.
Kullu to Manali is a straight road which runs parallel to the Beas River and a
lot of Apple Orchards for which Kullu Valley is famous for.
Solang Valley (15 kms
ahead of Manali) here is a prime base for adventure activities such as Skiing
(winter), Trekking, Heli skiing, Para Gliding etc. White Water Rafting is also
conducted downstream on River beas and a popular activity in summer,
Manali is base point
for the legendary Manali-Leh Route and considered ultimate driving holiday and
adventurous route which is extremely picturesque and scenic.