Himachal Pradesh is a state in northern part of India. Situated in the Western Himalayas, it is bordered by states of Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west, Haryana on the southwest, Uttarakhand on the southeast, and Tibet on the east. At its southernmost point, it also touches the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Manali is a resort town nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km north of the state capital, Shimla, northeast of Chandigarh and northeast of Delhi, the federal capital. The small town is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti district as well as Leh.
Kullu and Manali are two different places, nestled in the snow clad ranges of the Himalayas. While, the charming Kullu is a valley with scores of picturesque sights and temples, Manali is a stunning hilltop with splashing rivers, water streams, and lofty mountains in the state of Himachal Padesh. Manali is also a perfect place for adventure sports, so people from different parts of the country visit this popular hill station to experience mountaineering, trekking, and skiing. Both Kullu and Manali are easily accessible from Shimla, Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, etc., making it easy for travelers to plan for a pleasurable holidays in Kullu and Manali. The Kullu and Manali tourism hits the highest point in the summer holiday season and also during December to February when the climate is mostly pleasant and nice. Manali is one of the top favorites of honeymoon couples, who head to this region to have an exciting experience amid the magnificent mountains, topped with snow.
There are many tourist attractions in Manali like Hadimba Temple, Buddhist Monasteries, old Manali, Nehru Kund, Club House, Manu Temple, Great Himalayan National Park, Mountaineering Institute, and Vashist Temple that give an exhilarating experience to the tourists. The 'queen of hills' Manali embraces many such attractions in its wing; all you need to do is mark your calendar and pack your bags to explore the unexplored in the two most startling towns-Kullu and Manali.