All Information About Kullu - Manali


Explore Kullu's Valleys, Manali's Adventure Activities, and Snowy Deodar Forests in Himachal Pradesh"

Kullu - Manali are two hill stations in the state of Himachal Pradesh that are nestled in the snow-capped ranges of the Himalayas. 
Both these tourist places top the list of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Kullu is famous for its valleys, picturesque sites, and temples.

Whereas Manali is known for rivers, mountains, and adventure activities. Tourists from different parts of the country come here for a holiday and enjoy snowfall, mountaineering, trekking, and skiing.
This hill station is surrounded by huge snow and dense forests of deodar, due to which its beauty is very attractive.

Read: Exploring Manali: A Gateway to the Himalayas

In this article we are going to give you information about the Kullu - Manali Tour which includes places to visit in Kullu Manali, Kullu Manali Scenic Places, Interesting Facts about Kullu - Manali, When should you go to Kullu Manali, Kullu Manali Hotels and Snowfall Time.

1)  Interesting Facts About Kullu Manali

Manali is named after the famous Hindu jurist Manu. Manali was formerly known as Manu Allaya, that is, the residence of Manu. Manali is a collection of three adjacent hills, each containing a village and an old temple.

Old Manali has a Manu temple, Vasistha has a Vasishta temple, and Dhungri has a Hadimba temple.
There are many European cafes in Manali. The reason for this is that European tourists discovered the area, married locals, and started their own cafes.

The Hidimba temple in Manali is made of huge cedarwood. Its pride is 400 years old. Kullu Manali is famous for adventure sports like mountaineering, trekking, and skiing.  

Hidimba Temple

2) Places to visit in Kullu Manali

Being a hill station, there are many places to visit here. If you want to visit Kullu Manali then first make a list of these places.

2.1) Rohtang Pass

The snowfall here is the center of attraction for visitors visiting Kullu Manali. Rohtang Pass is 92 km from Kullu Bus Stand and 51 km from Manali Bus Stand.

2.2) Manikaran Sahib

It is a famous Gurudwara and pilgrimage place for Sikhs. It is related to Guru Nanak. Apart from this, there are hot springs here. It is 19 km from the Kullu bus stand and 24 km from the Manali bus stand.

2.3) Solang Valley

It is famous for adventure sports, parachuting, paragliding and zorbing, ropeways, and trekking for those visiting Kullu Manali. Kullu is 54 km from the bus stand and 14 km from the Manali bus stand.

Solang Valley

2.4) Kasol

It is a small village situated on the banks of Parvati Valley which is famous for adventure, biking, and trekking like Kheerganga, Chail, Tosh Valley, Malana, and Magic Valley. It is 37 km from Kullu and 78 km from Manali.


2.5) Humpta Pass

It is a mountain pass and a small corridor that runs from Kullu Valley to Lahaul Valley. It is famous for its colorful wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers, rocks, lakes, and adventure activities.

2.6) Parvati Valley

This valley is covered with beautiful slopes, and flora, it has many waterfalls. Kullu Manali is famous for trekking and camping for visitors.

2.7) Bhrigu Lake

Kullu Manali sightseeing is located to the east of Rohtang Pass and near Gulaba village in the Pir Panjal mountain range. The famous sage, Maharishi Bhrigu used to meditate on the banks of this lake is famous because of this.

2.8) Old Manali

This place is famous for its many quaint cafes and restaurants. Also, shopping is especially popular for clothes and cherries. The beauty of Old Manali can also be seen.

As we mentioned above, the number of places to visit in Kullu and Manali is very high. You can see and visit various sites here including Hidimba Temple, Vashistha Temple, Great Himalayan National Park, Gulaba, Kothi Village, Jogani Falls, Van Vihar National Park, Raghunath Temple, Sultanpur Palace, Nehru Kund.

3) Best Time To Visit Kullu And Manali

Due to the pleasant climate and picturesque surroundings of Manali, it is considered an ideal place for those wanting to experience mountaineering, trekking, and skiing.

Although you can visit Kullu Manali at any time of the year, not all the tourist places here can be visited throughout the year, so you can make your planning according to the place you want to see.

3.1) December to March

Snowfall starts in Kullu Manali after 15 December. If you want to enjoy it, then you can come here from December to March. During this time you can go skiing here, see the Hidimba temple, snow taking on Bhrigu Lake and Beas Kund.

3.2) April to June

Being a hill station, a large number of tourists come here during these three months. As these months heat up in other parts of India and school holidays also occur.


That's why people come to visit Kullu Manali with family. Rohtang Darda opens in the second week of May which you can see. Apart from this one can see the grandeur of Solang Valley, rafting in the Beas River, paragliding, and trekking on highways like Hampta and Tibba Pass.

3.3) July to November

During the monsoon season, the Kullu Valley is clouded and the Beas River is at its peak. The entire valley looked wrapped under black and white clouds floating in the sky.

There is strong lightning in the sky. It also rains a lot in these months. If you want to see the greenery of Kullu Manali then these months can come. However, tourists are fewer in these months so it is considered off-season in Manali.

4) Accommodation in Kullu Manali

 This tourist place is a very crowded place. People come here for the honeymoon as well as holiday tourists. To welcome its guests, Manali prepares itself with hundreds of hotels, lodges, cottages, and guest houses, which are classified into budget, deluxe, and luxury accommodations.

You can stop at good hotels like Hotel Holiday Inn Manali, Span Resorts Manali, Apple Valley Resort Kullu, Bairagarh Villa Kullu, Daffodil Cottage Manali, Solang Valley Resort Manali, Ambassador Resort Manali, Hotel Honeymoon Inn, etc.

5) The way to Reach Kullu Manali

This hill station is a major tourist destination in India. Therefore, facilities to reach Delhi by train, bus, or plane are available here.

5.1)  How to reach Kullu Manali by plane

You can reach this major hill station of Himachal by air. The nearest airport is Bhuntar, which is about 50 km from Manali.

Kingfisher Airlines and Air India have flight services from Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, and Leh to Bhuntar. Kullu is located at a distance of 10 km from this airport.

5.2)  How to reach Kullu Manali by train

Being a hilly region, there is no railway station in Manali. There are train services from Delhi to Jogindernagar and Pathankot.

The distance from Pathankot to Kullu is about 285 km and from Jogindernagar is about 126 km. There are railway stations in Shimla and Kalka for the convenience of tourists. After reaching here you can go to Kullu Manali.

5.3)  How to reach Kullu Manali by Bus

Most tourists visiting Kullu and Manali holiday prefer to travel by road, especially from Delhi. You can hire Volvo buses or cabs which run daily from New Delhi.

The distance from Delhi here is 522 km. The region has good connectivity with the regular bus services of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation to Ambala, Chandigarh, Shimla, Dalhousie, and other districts.


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