Manali is a beautiful hill station at a height of 2050 m (6398 ft) is located in the northern site of Kullu Valley. This town is situated on the Beas river and it is a popular tourist spot in summer and a magical, snow-covered place in winter. its an ideal romantic destination for honeymooners. It is referred as "the valley of Gods". It derives its name from Manvalaya or Manuwali. The legend goes like that it is the city of Manu, the mythological character who is supposed to have survived when the world was drowned in Flood. He then came to Manali and recreated human life. n. 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, smile and folk dances and song add to the mystic romance that Manali offers.
Manali is also the point to start trekking, learn skiing, go bird watching, do river rafting, go mountaineering and from Manali one can cycle up to the hilly regions of Leh in Ladakh. It is also a shopper's paradise where one can buy ample variety of woolen items and handicraft items made of wood.