Manali is located at the northern end of the Kullu Valley and is the main resort in the area. Manali is named after the Brahmin lawgiver Manu. The word Manali literally 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. The Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu. The town is the center of the flourishing orchard industry, a popular honeymoon destination and the trailhead for numerous treks.