A hill station nestled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, Manali in the Beas River Valley it is situated about (270kms) north of Shimla. Other than being a hill station that attracts millions of tourists, Manali is also an adventour junkie’s paradise as it provide incredible options to experience adventure sports like Rock Climbing, Ice Skating, white water river rafting, river crossing, trekking and much more.
Places to Stay
Travellers can find very good and affordable accommodation in Manali. Some places to stay near the bus depot are Sarthak Resorts (Tariff-Rs.1104 onwards), White Mist (Tariff Rs.1883 onwards) and Heritage Village Resort (Tariff-Rs.1323).
The annual Hadimba Devi fair, Doongri Forest festival, Winter Carnival and Spring Festival are celebrated with great zest.
Hindi is the Local Language here. Himachali and English are also spoken here.
Places to Visit
The Hadimba Devi Temple (1km), Manu Temple (2kms), Vashisth (3kms) and Rahalla falls (16kms) are some places of interest near the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Bhuntar town (50kms)
The nearest broad gauge railheads are at Chandigarh (275 kms)
The Manali Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like Kalpana Travels, Royal Travels , Mangalam Holidays & Travels and Laxmi Holidays run regular buses to and from the town.Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.
Nahan is a city in the picturesque North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Chandigarh at a distance of 84 km west. This picturesque place is located on the top of a hill amidst the Shiwalik Hills. Historically, saints and princes have been associated with Nahan. Temple-goers will also find a lot of reasons to visit this place.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of budget hotels in the place. Some of the options which are worth considering are Hill View (Tariff – Rs. 500), Satyam Shivam Sundram (Tariff – Rs. 700), Pontika Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Giri View Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October, Guru Nanak Gurpurab and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
Walks in the midst of scenery are a common occurrence amongst the natives, both youngsters as well as older people. Some of the places famous for these walks are Villa Round, Hospital Round and Mall Round. Apart from these, famous places of religious worship include Rani Tal Shiv Temple, Shiv Ji Temple, Jagannath Temple and Saltevni Kalisthan Temple. The Suketi Fossil Park is another interesting spot.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chandigarh Airport at a distance of 78 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Ambala Cantonment Railway Station in Ambala at a distance of 65 km.
Mostly state transport buses which cater to the needs of passengers in the region. A few smaller private operators are active too. Buses to the area are available from both Ambala as well as Chandigarh. Online bus ticket reservation is the best way to get your tickets without standing in serpentine queues.