Kullu-Manali : Heaven in Dev Bhumi Himachal Pradesh

Tripoto
27th May 2015

Bridge connecting vishist with old manali

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Manali View

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Clear skies of Manali

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White Meadows by Mahindra Holidays

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Indian Flag enriching the beauty of Manali

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Night at Manlai

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Blue

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Hidimba Devi Temple

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Bridge

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Kullu Valley

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Himachali Women

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Hidimba Devi

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Club Mahindra Manali

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Manikaran

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Apple Garden in Kullu

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Kullu Valley Apples

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Mall Road Manali

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Surrounded by high peaks in the beautiful green valley of the Beas River, with mountain adventures beckoning from all directions, Manali is a year-round magnet. Backpackers come to hang out in the hippie villages around the main town; adventurers come for trekking, climbing, mountain biking, canyoning, paragliding, rafting and skiing; and Indian families and honeymooners come for the cool mountain air and a taste of snow on a day trip to the Rohtang La. Manali is also the main jumping-off point (between June and October) for Ladakh and Spiti. It makes sense to unwind and feed up here for a few days while organising your trip into the mountains.

So popular has Manali become among Indian tourists that this once bucolic retreat now has an estimated 800 to 1000 hotels and guesthouses in the town and outskirts, and from mid-April to mid-July, mid-September to mid-October, and over Christmas–New Year it gets pretty well overrun, with dire traffic jams along its narrow lanes and the main roads approaching town. Most travellers stay in the villages of Vashisht or Old Manali, which have a laid-back vibe and plenty of services, but semi-close for winter from about November to April.

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