Manali is located about 250 km (155 mi) north of state capital, Shimla. A staging point for a number of treks (Beas Kund, Chandrakhani Pass) and sports such as white-water rafting, Manali is on the road to Ladakh via the valley of Lahaul and Spiti and rohtang pass which is main attraction near manali.
The Kullu valley has an ancient town in its lap called Manali. It is an excellent place for a holiday, a favorite resort for trekkers to Lahaul, Spiti, Bara Bhangal (Kangra), and Zanskar ranges. From temples to antiquity, to picturesque sight-seeing spots and adventure activities, Manali is a popular option for all seasons and for all travellers.
Minimum temp could be below -5 C from Oct to March. Rest of the year the minimum temperature would be between 15 to 20 C.
Rail: Nearest convenient rail head are at Chandigarh and Pathankot. Manali can be reached from road from these stations.
Road: Manali is well connected by road with Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Chamba/Dalhousie. Regular buses ply between these stations. It is connected with Leh during July to October.