Manali is named after the Sanatan Hindu lawgiver Manu. The word Manali is regarded as the changed name of "Manu-Alaya" which means "the abode of Manu". Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali is also often referred to as the "Valley of the Gods". The Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu.
The landscape of Manali is breathtaking as one can see well defined snow capped peaks and the Beas River with its clear water that meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards.
Manali is a hill station nestled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 6,726 ft in the Beas River Valley.
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