Situated at the northern end of Kulu Valley, Manali has spectacular views of snow capped peaks and wooded slopes. The Beas rushes along its rocky course amid grassy meadows carpeted with wild flowers which wagtails hop along from stone to stone along the stream’s edge.

Manali offers marvellous walks through dappled orchards and fairy tale forests of deodar. Visit the Vashist sulphur springs and Jagatsukh 6 kms away in the midst of a picturesque village.

Manali is also a good starting point for visits to the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys over the 3978 m high Rohtang Pass. The pass is open for just four months in the year from June to October when the snow melts. The road from Manali climbs out of the meadows of the Beas valley on to the winding road that leads up to the Pass.