kathas list


Manas Sarad Ritu

8 October - 16 October 2022

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Katha Location:

Auditorium, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Dates | Time:

8th October – 16th October 2022

  • 8th October – 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  • 9th - 16th October – 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Prasad will be served to all, breakfast, lunch and dinner.


All Shrotas interested in attending the Katha are requested to make their own arrangements for accommodation.


Manali Information:

A gift of the Himalayas to the world, Manali is a beautiful township nestled in the picturesque Beas River Valley. Manali is regarded as the derivative of Manu-Alaya i.e 'the abode of Sage Manu'. In Hinduism, Sage Manu is said to have survived a great flood that destroyed the rest of the world. He then recreated mankind in this Kullu Valley town, Manali. An old village in the town has an ancient temple dedicated to the sage Manu. The Kullu Valley in which Manali is situated is referred to as the "Valley of the Gods". Manali offers the most magnificent views of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges.


By Air:

The nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport, KULLU located approximately 50 kilometres away from Manali. Domestic flights connect Kullu with Delhi and Chandigarh. Once at the airport, you can take a taxi to Manali. However, owing to weather conditions, flights are not the most reliable option for getting to or out of Manali. Most tourists fly to Chandigarh or to Delhi and then drive down to Manali.

By Rail:

Manali has no railway station of its own. One can reach any of the below railway stations and then avail several modes of transportation including taxi and bus at a reasonable cost.

  • Joginder Nagar Railway Station - 150 KM to Manali
  • Kalka Railway Station - 280 KM to Manali
  • Chandigarh Railway Station - 310 KM to Manali
  • Ambala Railway Station - 335 KM to Manali

By Road:

 Manali is well connected to the rest of India with National Highways.

By Bus:

There is an extensive network of state-run and privately owned buses connecting Manali to New Delhi and Chandigarh.  It takes approximately 14-16 Hrs. from Delhi and 8-9 Hrs. from Chandigarh.

This document has details of few buses plying on the following routes: Delhi–Manali, Chandigarh–Manali.

Bus Routes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SqFDEu0dfI9VW4HOr62HfA8TMd6x4_b5mW1nCBaZHWc/edit

Private Taxi:

Hiring a taxi and driving to Manali is a great option. You may hire taxi from authorized counters at airports, railway stations, trusted travel agents or online travel portals. Below are details of few travel agents. Kindly, contact them directly for any bookings.

  • Chandigarh - Amarjeet Singh: 9815959062
  • Delhi - Meenu Purti: 9650537900
  • Rampal: 9816008555 / 9459008555

Transport facilities within Manali town:

  • Private cabs / taxis are available to hire and are the safest mode of transport
  • Rental bikes are available on per day basis
  • Govt. run buses and auto rickshaws are available

As per current forecast weather in Manali during the Katha days is expected to be pleasant during day time (18-22°C) and get colder in the evening (2-8°C). You are requested to carry enough number of woollens along.

Places to visit in and around Manali:


Manali is also famous for wide variety of adventure sports like paragliding, skiing, zorbing, river rafting, river crossing etc. taking place there.

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