Manali (2050m) is located at the northern end of the Kullu Valley along the banks of the Beas River. As per legend, Manu, Hinduism's Noah, stepped off a boat in Manali to recreate human life after floods had devastated the world. Manali means 'Home of Manu'.
Set amidst pinewoods with high mountains, Manali presents some magnificent vistas of the Himalayas. It is also the centre of a flourishing orchard industry, a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks.
The nearby country and villages are truly beautiful and not to be missed. It is believed that when the entire world was deluged with rain and all the land was covered with water, arose a place of breathtaking natural beauty - which was only appropriate for, It was at Manali that life began again.