Manali is the Northern end of the Kullu Valley and is the main resort in the area. It is beautifully situated and there are many pleasant walks around the town. Surrounded by towering peaks at arm length, Manali’s major asset is its proximity to the snowline, never more than few hours drive from the town nestling at comfortable 2050meters. It is the center of the flourishing orchard industry a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks. Area: 5.12 sq. km., Altitude: 1,926 meters, Climate: (deg C)-Summer- Max. 25, Min. 12. Winter- Max. 14.5, Min. 2, Clothing: Summer- Light woollens for both the places, Winter- Heavy woollens for both the places, Best Season: April to Mid-July and Sep. to Nov. for both the places, Languages Spoken: Pahari (Local Dialect), Hindi, English.
Places of Interest: Raghunathji Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple, Jagannath Temple Bijli Mahadev Shrine, Vashisht Bath , Hadimba Devi Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Arjun Gumpha, Nehru Kund, Jagatsukh.
Excursions: Raison- 16 kms, Katrain- 20 kms, Naggar- 28 kms, Bajaura- 15 kms, Kasol - 42 kms, Manikaran- 45 kms, Banjar- 58 kms, Larji- 34 kms, Malana, Pulga & Khirganga- 16 kms & 26 kms, Danawar Wildlife Sanctuary (near Manikaran), Khokhan Wildlife Sanctuary- 20 kms from Bhuntar, Khaiv Sanctuary- 15 kms, Tirthan Sanctuary -10 kms from Bunder Gushanini, Kothi- 12 kms & Rahla Falls- 14 kms, Solang Valley- 13 km, Rohtang Pass- 51 kms, Keylong Pass- 117 kms, Manali Wildlife Sanctuary.
Reach - By Air: Nearest airport is Bhuntar - 50 kms. By Rail: Nearest railhead is Chandigarh- 397 kms. By Road: Jogindarnagar– 166kms, Shimla– 240kms, Delhi– 611kms.