Situated in the picturesque BeasRiverValley at an altitude of 2,050 meters, Manali is a beautiful hill station in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Breathtaking scenic beauty and a pleasant atmosphere makes Manali tourism a haven for tourists. Thousands of people come to Manali from all parts of the country and abroad for enjoying summer vacations. Snow-capped mountain peaks, green slopes of the valley and the BeasRiver offer great treat for the eyes. There are plenty of things to see and places to explore in Manali. A short trip may not cover all but one must try hard to visit at least the most popular sites. the top names that appear on the list of places to visit in Manali are RohtangPass, RahahaFalls, Beas Kund, Great Himalayan National Park and the Castle.
At a distance of 51 kilometers from Manali, RohtangPass is one of the most picturesque spots in India. One can enjoy an indescribable view of the Himalayan range. RohtangPass offers great scope for adventure sports like skiing, paragliding and adventure biking as well as trekking. Situated at the foot of RohtangPass, RahahaFalls is a natural waterfall. Streams of water come dripping down from rocks and glaciers and the shining peak of the Himalaya creates a perfect background for the fall. Beas Kund or ChandratalLake is another stunning spot as well as a historical site. Locals believe that Sage Vyas used to take his daily bath in the lake. Other than stunning view of the natural surroundings, Beas Kund offers scopes for camping and trekking.
Near BeasRiver stands a large castle which was built way back in 1460 by Rajah Sidh Singh. The castle stands as a symbol of blending of Himalayan and Western architecture. The majestic building attracts with its unique architecture which is again a blend of stone and wood. For wildlife lovers too, Manali has got something to offer. The Great Himalayan National Park offers great opportunity to see activities of diverse rare species of animals.
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