Manali
Is India's adventure playground
Introduction
Surrounded by high peaks in the beautiful green Beas Valley, 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, rafting and skiing; Indian families and honeymooners come for the mountain air and a taste of snow on the 3978m Rohtang La pass. 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. Manali is also on the road to Ladakh via the valley of Lahaul & Spiti and the Rohtang Pass which is the main attraction near Manali. ... More
Things you gotta know

The key to staying fit is hydration and breathing techniques that will help you loosen your fears and inhibitions in climbing mountains over 11,000 feet in height,Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatised to high altitudes.

Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.Avoid roaming during the nights.Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.

The tour takes through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.While visiting the temples, do obey proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.

Police Station, Manali: 100, 01902 252326

Police Station, Kullu: 100, 01902 222775

Fire: 101, Emergency Services: 108

District Control Room: 1077

Ambulance: 102, 01982 52014

Blood Bank – Kamla Nehru Hospital: 01902 2625097

IG Hospital: 01902 2883305, 01902 2883315

Tourism Office: The Mall, Manali – 01902 252175

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How To Reach
Manali is very well-connected to important tourist destinations like Leh, Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala and New Delhi by means of a network of government and private buses. The drive up to Manali is simply breathtaking! You can catch scenic glimpses of the adjoining mountains and valleys from almost every turn that the twisty uphill road throws you in. Though a lot of tourists prefer a self-drive up to Manali, it is advisable to hire a taxi in case you are not comfortable with driving in mountainous regions. ... More
Getting Around

You can hire a taxi to take you around the beautiful town of Manali. The taxis are quite convenient, reliable and easily accessible. If you are going to be there for a few days, it would make sense to strike a deal with the same taxi driver for the entire duration of your stay. If you like to drive on the winding hilly roads, driving up into Manali is an excellent option as the uphill drive gives you several added opportunities to catch glimpses of the scenic landscape which lies all around.The best way to explore this gorgeous hill station is on foot. Soak in nature’s bounty surrounding you and trek through the winding roads of Manali.... More