Manali, located about 40km from Kullu in Himachal Pradesh, allures tourists with its scenic beauty. Deodar and pine trees along with lovely orchards dot its landscape, even as the River Beas flows happily through the town. Its origins are steeped in antiquity, while its deep association with mythology is evident through the several temples situated in the town. It is as much about spiritualism as about adventure, with paragliding and trekking always being sought after by tourists. Spending a delightful day means enjoying a picnic by the Club House or paying a visit to the Rahala waterfalls. Adventure enthusiasts too, find their calling here, with Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass lying in close proximity to this spectacular town. Surrounded by snowcapped peaks, it is home to an incredible wildlife, Tibetan-styled monasteries and markets selling traditional handicrafts that are such a hit with tourists. Visit Manali once, and you will visit it again!