Manali is an important hill station in the Himalayan mountains of Himachal Pradesh India, near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. Manali is known as the "Valley of the Gods". It is well connected by road to Delhi through NH-21 which goes on to Leh and is the world's second highest motorable road. The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, which is about 50 km. from Manali.
Manali's cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. It is famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, para gliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. It also offers hot springs, spectacular religious shrines and temples. It is among the most popular adventure sports destinations in India. Manali also featured in Time Magazine's "Best of Asia" for its "Extreme Yak Sports".