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Manali Travel Guide

Manali is a small city situated near the Himalayan Mountains. Its situation makes it a very popular city tourist attraction. Tourists from all over the world travel to this city in order to discover the beauties that are offered by the natural image of Manali.

A travel to city Manali is a very exciting adventure, as the relief of this city, basically alike the relief of mountains, is very interesting for the eyes of the numerous tourists traveling to this place.

As etymology, its name signifies “the abode of Manu”, and this etymological significance dates back in the early history of Manali. This city is considered to be a very important small city in India, regarding culture, travel and the great number of tourists that come here every year.

Vashisth Hot Sulphur Spring, Rohtang Pass, Hadimba Temple .You can also enjoy the adventure sports like rafting, Sking, Paragliding.

There are dozens of places to stay in Manali, including Hotel Tourist, Jhon Banon'n Guesthouse, Sunshine Guest House, Sunshine Guest House, Hotel Highlands, Pinewood Hotel, Hotel Chetna, Beas Hotel and Hotel Rohtang Manalsu. 

The Mall in Manali offers many interesting items to be purchased, from cloths to decorative pieces and gift items. Woollen goods are the towns real forte, particularly the brilliantly patterned shawls for which it are known. 'New Shopping Centre' Market near the bus stand sells a good selection. Another reliable emporium is the government - sponsored Bhutico, which has an outlet on the Mall, just opposite the tourist office. Around the bazaar there are innumerable stalls stacked with hand-woven goods and pillbox Kullu Topis. Manali's other specialty is Himalayan handicrafts, mainly assorted Tibetan curios such as prayer wheels, amulets, dorjees or thunderbolts, masks, musical instruments, and jewellery.
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Getting There

By Air: The nearest airport to Manali is that of Bhuntar, which is 52-km from Manali. From Bhuntar one can take a taxi or a bus to Manali.

By Rail: The nearest railhead is that of Joginder Nagar and this narrow gauze railway station is 95-km from Kullu. The scenic beauty of Kullu while going to Manali can best be enjoyed on a bus or a taxi. It is better to take a taxi, which one can stop and enjoy the nature at will.

By Road: The road to Manali passes through the picturesque valley of Kullu. The motorable roads to Manali connect the town with other major tourist places in Himachal as well as in the nearby states. At the Manali bus stand there are two booths, which do computerized reservation for buses. The reservations can be made one month in advance. Both private and state government buses are in service over here.