Located in the state of Himachal
Pradesh in the northern part of India.
Time to Visit :
Any time of the year.
Pleasant & healthy.
Known For :
The Rich Biological Resource.
Manali is situated at the northern end of the Kullu
Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. Manali has spectacular
vistas of snow laded peaks and wooded slopes. The river Beas gushes along
its rocky treks amid grassy surroundings, layered with wild
and wagtails hop along from stone to
stone along the stream's edge. The lined orchards and fairy-tale forests of
deodar offers marvellous walks.
The Manali market is peopled with mosaic of interesting shops selling
Tibetan carpets and crafts, and the appetizing aroma of steaming noodles
hangs about the little restaurants located around. Manali also has a
Mountaineering Institute, which is a popular base for trekking and
mountaineering in summer and skiing in winter. Interesting routes into the
surrounding valleys, over the high passes, are provided with tourist huts
and rest houses for trekking
Eco-Tourism in Manali
Manali Wildlife Resource
Manali in Himachal Pradesh is the most beautiful destination with
salubrious terrain, climate and heights. This has given a growing scope to
variety of vegetation, wild animals and birds at different places and
levels. The variety of forests like sal
rhododendron, oak, fir, deodar, birch, and pines are the pride of Manali.
These forests shelter for large number of wild animal and birds.
Wildlife among which some rare species like the musk deer, ibex, thar,
Himalayan brown bear and snow leopard are still found here. The river Beas
offers ideal fishing grounds for trout and masheer.
To protect and conserve its ecosystem, Manali has declared a reserved area
- the Manali Wildlife Sanctuary.
Manali Wildlife Sanctuary
Located about 2 km from the Manali town in the picturesque valley of
Manali, the Manali Wildlife Sanctuary is reputed for its variety of flora
and fauna and breathtaking scenic beauty. Alpine lush green pastures and
glaciers beyond gallant thatch beckons the tourists from all around. Spread
in an area of 31.80 sq km, the Manali Wildlife Sanctuary houses - Himalayan
Black Bear, Himalayan Palm Civet, Barking Deer, Flying Fox, Goral, Indian
Hare, Stripped Hyena, Leopard, Himalayan yellow throated Marten, Serow,
Kashmir flying Squirrel and Himalayan Tahr.
The sanctuary has marvelous trekking routes and also have facilities for
camping in the wild. The gushing streams fascinating alpine pasture and high
snow covered peaks provide a celestail pleasure to the tourists.
Bhuntar is the nearest airport from Manali. From
here one can take a bus or taxi to reach Manali.
The nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar.
From here one can take a bus or taxi to reach Manali.
Taxis, cars and other modes of transportation are
available at Manali. Manali is well connected to all the parts of Himachal