Manali is Situated at an attitude of  2,050 m above sea level on the banks of the BeasRiver. Manali is named after the Hindu lawgiver Manu. The word Manali is regarded as the changed name of "Manu-Alaya" which means "the abode of Manu". Cold and breezy weather of manali attract tourist from various parts of india. The beauty of manali enhanced during winter, when manali covered with a thick white blanket of snow. Manali is also a famous honeymoon destination. Manali and the surrounding area is of great significance to Indian culture and heritage as it is said to be the home of the Saptarishi, or Seven Sages. The climate in Manali is predominantly cold during winters, and moderately cool during summers. Manali is famous for snow-capped mountain, glaciers,  rivers, temples and Buddhist monasteries.

Manali also offers adventure activities like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, trekking, paragliding, rock climbing, canoeing and white water rafting. 

General Information
State: Himachal Pradesh
Altitude: 2,050 m (6,730 ft)
STD Code: 01902
Language: Hindi, English and Pahari
Clothing: Summer- Light Woollens and Winter- Heavy woollens
Temperature: Summer: 25 - 12 C Winter: 14 - (-2C) 
Best Season: April to Mid-July and September to Nov
Local transport: Taxies and auto-rickshaws are the major modes of local transport in Manali.
How to reach
By Air: The nearest airport  is at Bhuntar, which is 50 Kms away from Manali.
By Rail: The nearest broad gauge railhead is at Chandigarh which is 275 kms from Manali. The narrow gauge railhead is at Jogindar Nagar which is about 166 kms from Manali.
By Road: Manali is well connected with the all important cities of India like chandigarh, delhi, pathankot etc.