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Manali/Manu Reshi

Manali is 600 Kms from Delhi by road and 270 Kms from Shmila, 250 Kms from Dharamsala.Manali is named after Manu Reshi.One day, Varvasvata, the seventh incarnation Manu found a tiny fish in his bathing water. The fish told him to look after with devotion for one day it would do him a great service. The seventh Manu cared for the fish till the day it grew so huge that he released it into the sea. Before departing, the fish warned Manu of an impending deluge when the entire world would be submerged and bade him to build a sea-worthy ark. When the flood came, Varvasvata and seven sages were towed to safety by Matsya, the fish -which is regarded as first avatar of Lord Vishnu. As the water subsided the seventh Manu's ark came to the rest on a hill side and the place was named Manali (2050 m) after him.
As the art slowly dried, here arose a place of breath taking natural beauty which was only appropriate at Manali that life began again. Today this legendary cradle of all human kind is a prime holiday destination. There are high mountains surrounded by silent snows and deep boulder strew gorges. There are thick forests full of cool breezes and bird songs. There are fields of wild flowers, small picturesque hamlets and fruit laden orchards.


Manali is located in the angle between the rivers Manalsu and Beas and between the Kullu, Lahul and Sipti valleys. It is set in the foothills of the Himalayas, amidst spectacular mountains and Cedar Forests. Manali is a destination for all seasons, a lush cool green paradise in summer and a mysterious white cloaked enigma in winter.

Manali offers you

Manali affords diverse opportunities for adventure from hiking, camping, white water rafting, paragliding, ballooning, mountaineering, skiing and angling in the mountain streams.

  • Last visit to Manali: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2009 at 8:48 AM

    The landscape around Manali looks beautiful! Maybe I will visit next year.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2007 at 7:11 AM

    Great page and photos of beautiful Manali and surrounding Himalayan mountains!

  • May 12, 2007 at 1:01 AM

    i never see the snow ? is it possible we find snow on roghtang pass un may 20.

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