Kullu and Manali, Himachal

     State : Himachal Pradesh

     Tourist Attractions : The Great Himalayan National      Park, Manali Sanctuary
Kullu and Manali, Himachal

Kullu Valley on the banks of Beas is at an altitude of about 3,900 feet. It is famous for its apple orchards, its beautiful women, its old wooden temples and its folk music and dances. It offers ample scope for trekking, climbing, angling.

Forty Kilometers away from Kullu, Manali is situated in a valley. One sees well defined snow capped peaks, the Beas with its clear water meandering through the valley, on the other side of which is deodar and pine trees, tiny leveled fields and fruit orchards. It is an excellent place for a holiday and favorite starting point for trekkers.

Manali is considered to be the queen of hill resorts as it holds the prospects of a peaceful stay amidst lush green meadows and forests, brooks and waterfalls as well as the joy of hikers, climbs, sunbathing and fishing for the youthful spirits. Manali provides a cool retreat for anyone who exults in just being amidst unspoilt nature. The town has comfortable amenities such as tourist bungalows; log huts, cottages and good eating-places.