Manali, located at an altitude of 2050m at the northern end of the Kullu Valley, is situated along the banks of the Beas River, close to the Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley. Set amidst pinewoods with high mountains, Manali offers a magnificent panorama of the majestic Himalaya. It is also the centre of a flourishing orchard industry, a popular honeymoon destination (with locals) and trailhead for numerous treks. It is the main holiday destination in the entire valley. The countryside of dense forests and orchards, snow clad mountains, lush valleys, exotic flowers and gurgling streams flowing through meadows make for an enchanting and mystical stop on any Northern India itinerary.