This winter you all will be planning for a travel to hill station to enjoy the snow. For those nature lovers Manali is the right place to explore with its winter carnival being the major centre of attaraction.Winter carnival in Manali is one of the two major events of Himachal Pradesh that occur every year, while other being organized in Shimla. Winter carnival in Manali is held in the month of January every year.
Major attraction of winter carnival-
Winter carnival enjoys the status of a state level function declared by the government of Himachal Pradesh few years back. Winter carnival is synonym for the all-round entertainment.
Carnival is started with the worship of Goddess Hadimba, at the Hadimba Devi temple of Dhungri. There after starts the cultural programmes in which contestants from various youth clubs, colleges and universities participate. People wearing various cultural dresses are really a colorful treat to watch.
Events like 'winter queen' and 'Mr. Manali' also draw attention of many tourists. Watching the beauty of Himachal under the snowfall is really wonderful to watch.
Winter carnival is also the right time for honeymoon couples as whole Manali is surrounded with white of snow making the whole atmosphere romantic. This will be great to watch with romance in the air and beautiful winter carnival is going on making your honeymoon memorable.
People who love winter spots can also be a part of some exciting winter sports. The slopes of Solang valley and the snow covered Rohtang range are the most adorable places for winter sports.
How to reach Manali?
1. Manali by Air- Bhumtar is the nearest airport which is about 50 km away from Manali. Bhumtar is connected to Dehli by air and one can easily reach Manali through this route.
2. Manali by train- The nearest railway station to the Manali is Joginder Nagar which is also 50 km from the Manali but it's a narrow gauge railway track so not advisable to plan your trip through this route.
3. Manali by Bus- Manali is well connected to the buses. One can take the bus direct from Chandigarh or Dehli.