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The beautiful hill station of Manali can be a perfect destination for tourists who want to enjoy the winter among the enthralling natural beauty and imposing mountains. Besides, there are many things to do in Manali for all types of travellers. While paragliding and river rafting is restricted during the extreme winters, you can enjoy skiing, trekking, or simply taking a stroll on the Mall road. 

Since Manali is a popular tourist destination, there are different ways to reach Manali. Know everything about how to reach Manali to make a proper tour plan.

How to Reach Manali by Flight?

  • Kullu-Manali airport in Bhuntar is situated at a distance of 52 km from Manali. 
  • Domestic airlines operate regular flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to this airport. 
  • International travellers can first arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. 
  • After that, they can take a domestic flight from Delhi to Kullu-Manali airport.
  • Once you reach the airport at Bhuntar, take a private cab to Manali. C
  • onsidering normal traffic and weather conditions, the journey should take about two hours to complete.

How to Reach Manali by Train?

Manali doesn't have any direct railway connectivity. 

  • Joginder Nagar Railway Station is the nearest railway station, offering a narrow gauge line connectivity to Pathankot. 
  • So, you must reach Pathankot first and take another train to Joginder Nagar. 
  • However, the 164 km train journey from Pathankot to Joginder Nagar takes about 9 hours. 
  • After that, it'll take another 5 hours to cover a distance of about 162 km and reach Manali by car.

Alternatively, you can reach Chandigarh railway station, which is well connected to railway stations of many major cities in India. 

From Chandigarh, you can opt for a private cab or a bus to reach Manali in about 8 to 9 hours. 

How to Reach Manali by Road?

Manali is well connected to Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, and many other major cities by road. You can easily find semi-sleeper luxury bus services plying to and from Manali. Besides, the road leading to Manali is full of scenic views. So, a road trip to Manali can be a good option if you are not on a tight schedule. 

Places to Visit in Manali

Whether you like exploring nature, visiting temples, or simply taking a stroll along the neighbourhood, Manali has something to offer for every kind of traveller. 

Some popular places to visit in Manali are Hadimba Temple, Tibetan monasteries, Vashisht hot water springs, Jogini falls, Solang valley, Rohtang pass, Manali wildlife sanctuary, Bhrigu lake, Hapta pass, and many more. 

Where to Stay?

The best time to visit Manali is during the winter season, between October to February. The town receives ample snowfall during this period. The snow-capped distant mountain peaks and the snow-covered landscape provide a surreal experience to the visitors. 

Club Mahindra White Meadows is one of the best resorts in Manali to unwind and enjoy your vacation amidst the picturesque landscape. 

Tourists can visit Manali during both the summer and winter seasons. Both seasons can provide an altogether different experience of the place. All you need is a backpack and a proper travel plan to reach this breathtakingly beautiful place. 

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