Manali
( 1,926 meters ) is 40 kms. from Kullu. It is situated to the north, near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. The landscape is breathtaking as all around it is outlined against the horizons. You can see well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas river with its clear water meandering through between the town on the one side and another side are Deodar and Pine trees, tiny levelled fields and fruit orchards.

Manali with its unspoilt scenic grandeur is extremely popular with the tourists, for a lavish display of natural scenery. It is one of the principal show places of the Kullu region. To its North, South and West are an ostentation of pinnacles and ridges which, in fine weather, stand out in bold relief against skyline. At the lower elevation and in every direction there are vivid green patches of grassland and evergreen valleys ascending in irregular formation present probably the best view in the country.