Manali – the name conjures up images of thickly wooded hill slopes, gurgling streams, a meandering river and lovely apple orchards. The town itself offers the visitor excellent restaurants, posh shops, fascinating handicraft outlets selling shawls, caps, socks, mufflers and a range of other products. Manali has a lot of interesting places to see. There's the 500-year-old Hadimba Temple built in the pagoda style standing within a thick grove of giant Deodars; the Buddhist monastery with its exquisite paintings and gilded images; Further to the north is the lovely Solang Valley with fascinating views of lush green meadows and high snow clad mountain peaks. It is also a ski resort in winter. 51 Kms north is the 13,050 ft high Rohtang Pass the gateway to the district of Lahaul- Spiti and also to the border districts of Ladakh. From here you get fantastic views of the high altitude barren landscape of Lahaul to the north and the fresh green forests and meadows of the upper Kullu valley to the south Manali is both an exciting and laid back town where you can engage in a lot of activity or simply relax in your hotel or in the pleasant woods close by or go for long walks through apple orchards, quaint villages and green fields. We at Hotel The Conifer welcome you to a great holiday in Manali. You can contact us for transportation for short and long distance tours. We also arrange local sightseeing at competitive charges.