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Kullu Manali - Scenic and Charming

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A June 2007 trip to Manali by sbmalik

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Quote: Holidays in hills, with clean unpolluted air, panoramic views, and rivers flowing through valleys offer a change from the daily grind in the cities.

Kullu Manali - Scenic and Charming

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View of Marhi from Rohtang  Photo, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Up in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, Kullu, and Manali with clean unpolluted air, panoramic views, and rivers flowing through valleys offer a change from the daily grind in the cities. Manali and Kullu have become the most popular tourists’ destinations in North India. These places are attracting large number of tourists with over 1.8 million visiting in recent years. Kullu and Manali valleys and mountains offer pleasure as well as religious tourism. Kullu Valley is known as Valley of Gods. Many foreign tourists also visit Manali for skiing, mountain biking, rafting in River Beas. An ideal location for 5-6 days tour. Trekkers can plan for a longer stay. Quick Tips: Kullu and Manali offers goo...Read More
Room in Hotel Sun Park Photo, Manali, India
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Hotel Sun Park is located in New Manali area about 2kms from Mall. It is a family stay hotel with good spacious rooms. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian restaurants, Disco is available. Parking ground is also available. Arranges tours, vehicles for sightseeing. Prices are between INR 1600-2000. Service is good and the staff are always available, efficient, and courteous. Recommended for families.

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Kullu & Manali - Holidays in hills

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Manu Temple Photo, Manali, India
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Kullu and Manali valley and hills, with clean unpolluted air, panoramic views, and rivers flowing through valleys offer a change from the daily grind in the cities. Manali and Kullu in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India have become the most popular tourists’ destinations in North India. These places are attracting large number of tourists with over 1.8 million visiting in recent years.The journey to Kullu and Manali refreshes one’s mind and body. The road journey from nearest railhead at Chandigarh is not tiring as you travel right through on National Highway (NH 21). The distance of 310km to Manali can be covered in 10 or 11 hours.We traveled to Chandigarh from Delhi by Shatabdi Express...Read More

Rohtang High Above Manali

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Rohtang Peaks Photo, Manali, India
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Rohtang PassThe visit to Manali is incomplete if you do not go to Rohtang Pass, the highest point in this area at 3900 m above sea level. Rohtang is 51 km from Manali. We started at 8am and like all others stopped over at Marhi, 17 km before Rohtang, for refreshments. Journey to Marhi takes about two hours. Marhi is a barren landscape offering extensive views of the valley and the mountains. On one side you can see Kothi and Gulaba, places en route from Manali, while the Rohtang Peaks stare at you on the other side. Marhi is one of the most picturesque places in Manali region. It is basically a mountain plateau surrounded by a large meadow strewn with myriad wild flowers in season. The...Read More

Kullu and Bijli Mahadev Temple

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Shiva Lingam in Bijli Mahadev Temple Photo, Himachal Pradesh, India
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40 kms before the tourist hill station of Manali lies Kullu, the capital town of the Kullu District, in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is located on the banks of the Beas River about ten kilometres north of the airport at Bhuntar. Kullu valley is charming and beautiful lavishly gifted with superb scenic wealth. The valley runs north to south of Beas River and is 80kms long, up to Manali. Beas, Parvati, and Sarbari Rivers flow through the valley. Rafting, kayaking is very popular during the season. It is also very much enjoyed by the trekkers, religious tourists, and nature lovers to breathe the exhilarating air of the Himalaya and enjoy the spectacle of the variegated mountain scenery.Kul...Read More