Blessed with verdant greenery, pristine streams, meadows blooming with flowers, and pleasant climate, the twin towns of Kullu and Manali in Himachal Pradesh are among the most visited hill stations in North India. These towns, which are at a distance of about 40 km, are dotted with waterfalls, trekking trails, apple orchards, religious places, quaint villages, museums, and hip cafes, among others. While Kullu and Manali draw in a large number of couples, they are also a favorite with adventure seekers looking to indulge in trekking, paragliding, camping, river rafting, etc.
Best Time to Visit: March to June. December to February is ideal to experience snow or enjoy winter sports
Key Attractions in Manali: Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Jogini Waterfalls, Manu Temple, The Manali Gompa, Bhrigu Lake, Hampta Pass, Nehru Kund, Arjun Gufa, Vashisht Hot Water Springs and Temple, Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art, Great Himalayan National Park, Naggar Castle, Rahala Falls, Rohtang Pass, and Manali Sanctuary. Learn more about the best places to visit in Manali
Key Attractions in Kullu: Bijli Mahadev Temple, Raghunath Temple, Friendship Peak, Pandoh Dam, Parvati Valley, Chandrakhani Pass, Manikaran, Bhrigu Lake, Hanogi Mata Temple, Naggar, Bhuntar, and Jagannathi Devi Temple
Nearest Airport: Kullu-Manali Airport in Bhuntar
Nearest Railway Station: Joginder Nagar railway station