Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It's also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.
Safety: In Manali one can see many foreigners with lousy & dirty outfit & you can be sure that they are drug addicts. Even some locals are also addicts. So beware from these people. Better not to communicate & avoid them.